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Moroccan Girl Sparks Debate in Spain over Muslim Headscarf

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1126000

A Moroccan girl was allowed to return to school in Spain last week after briefly being expelled for wearing the Muslim headscarf, but the incident has sparked a national debate over the traditional head cover in the mainly Roman Catholic country.

Two weeks ago a public school in the town of Gerona in the...

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Nigerian Islamic Court Bans Satirical Play on Sharia Law

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gfMI94-7KHEf-SUGBKzXnih9V-og

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has banned a play written by a civil rights activist which satirises the implementation of Sharia law in 12 mainly Muslim states, court papers show.

The upper Sharia court in the Tudun Wada neighbourhood of the northern city of Kaduna issued an order restraining Shehu Sani from selling or...

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Magazines Put Muslim Culture on Display

October 6, 2007

Author: Azam Ahmed

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-muslimmags_06oct06,1,3792099.story

They critique foreign policy, discuss teen fashion and deal with women's empowerment, just like so many other magazines fanned across the shelves of American newsstands.

These, however, have names like Islamica, Muslim Girl and Azizah. High-quality, with glossy covers, modern layouts and...

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Faith Meets Reality TV in Contest to Find the Best Mosque in Britain

October 6, 2007

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,2185063,00.html

There are no nasty judges, booing crowds, tearful auditions or backstabbing. But the competition is just as tough. Eight mosques are vying to become Britain's Model Mosque 2007 in a televised competition which marries halal principles with the knock-out rules of reality TV.

The series, shown tonight on the Islam Channel, is not a...

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Rizwan's Killing Sparks Fresh Row in Kolkata

October 6, 2007

Author: Sukarno Sen

Source: IBN/CNN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/rizwans-killing-sparks-hindumuslim-row-in-kolkata/50039-3.html

A strong civil society movement in Kolkata is spurring up against the killing of 30-year old Rizwan-Ur Rahman, a Muslim youth killed allegedly for marrying a Hindu girl. Two senior IPS officers, who are accused in this case, were summoned to the CID headquarters in Kolkata for...

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Islamic Militants Eyed in Philippine Bombings

October 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071006/wl_asia_afp/philippinesattacksbomb

Philippines police said Saturday they believe the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network was behind a bomb attack in the south in which at least one child died.

Police chief Avelino Razon said Friday's attacks bore the "signature" of the Jemaah Islamiyah, which has...

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Grave Issues Delay Muslim Burial

October 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7030789.stm

The first Islamic funeral has been held in Dorset but mourners faced a delay because the grave was dug incorrectly.

Located at Poundbury Cemetery, on land owned by Prince Charles, it was 90 degrees out of alignment.

It meant that the body of Mustafa Cafer, 62 could not be buried to face east towards the holy city of Mecca, according to...

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Muslim Moms Join Forces, Open Law Firm

October 5, 2007

Author: Shenequa A. Golding

Source: Daily Southtown

http://dailysouthtown.com/news/589781,100507Amal.article

When asked what kind of attorney she is, Janaan Hashim has a sharp reply.

"A good one," Hashim said with a laugh.

She is one of six attorneys in a new, all-female, all-Muslim, all-working-mother law firm in Palos Heights. The women named their venture Amal Law Group.

"Amal," which is Arabic for "hope," is...

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Muslims of Nepal: Becoming An Assertive Minority

October 4, 2007

Author: R. Upadhyay

Source: Madhesi

http://madhesi.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/muslims-of-nepal-becoming-an-assertive-minority/

Hindu Monarchy with Hinduism as State religion ruled Nepal for centuries. The system of governance was also based on Hindu scriptures. As Buddhism was accepted as a part of Hindu society, the followers of this religion had no problem in the kingdom. But Muslims, the third religious group in...

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Florida Group to Protest Muslim Day at Six Flags

October 4, 2007

Author: SCOTT FARWELL

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/100507dnmetmuslimgroups.2c039fc.html

A Florida-based group called Americans Against Hate plans to protest a Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Over Texas later this month because it says the Islamic organization sponsoring the event supports terrorism.

Local Muslims called the...

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Muslim Student Association Concludes Fast-A-Thon, Donates Check

October 4, 2007

Author: Sarah Neff

Source: University Daily Kansan

http://www.kansan.com/stories/2007/oct/04/Fast_A_Thon/

The Muslim Student Association concluded their fourth annual Fast-A-Thon last night by presenting a check for $1,580 to the Lawrence Community Shelter.

The association raised the money by asking local businesses to sponsor over 500 non-Muslim students who pledged to fast for one day. Loring Henderson, director of the Lawrence...

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Pakistan's Red Mosque Open Again

October 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7025477.stm

The controversial Red Mosque in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, has re-opened following a Supreme Court ruling issued on Tuesday.

The order came three months after the mosque was stormed by Pakistani troops to evict militants who had taken sanctuary within its complex.

More than 100 people were killed in the fighting in July.
...

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Muslim Group Condemns Bin Laden

October 2, 2007

Author: STAFF WRITER

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/7023869.stm

A Muslim group has published an open letter to Osama Bin Laden, read out on US television, condemning violence and the attacks of 11 September 2001.

The Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS) said it wanted to challenge misconceptions about Islam and the route to radicalisation.

The BMCS's Farooq Siddique said: "This has not been said...

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