Islam

Muslims' Scarves OK in License Pics

July 14, 2007

Author: SHARON COOLIDGE

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070714/NEWS01/707140395/1077/COL02

Two suburban Cincinnati Muslim women were wrongly asked to remove head scarves before their driver's license photos were taken.

When made aware of the gaffe in late May, the Ohio Department of Public Safety sent an e-mail to the state's 216 registrar offices reminding them...

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Jihadis Tap Anti-Musharraf Feeling

July 14, 2007

Author: Barbara Plett

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6897601.stm

President Pervez Musharraf's decision to storm the Red Mosque in Islamabad and his words about the elimination of terrorism and extremism are a challenge to the home-grown Pakistani Taleban and its attempts to mobilise religious opposition to military rule.

It was easy to dismiss the burka-clad...

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Islamic Activists Want FBI to Look into Arson and Vandalism of Sarasota County Home

July 14, 2007

Author: LATISHA R. GRAY

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20070714/NEWS/707140330/1230/NEWS08

SARASOTA COUNTY -- Islamic activists are calling on the FBI to investigate a hate crime in which a Bosnian family's home was burned and spray painted with anti-Muslim slurs.

Hasib Sejfovic, 43, walked through what was left of his Avila Avenue home Friday afternoon. He looked at the charred remains...

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Imams' Lawyer Receives Second Death Threat

July 13, 2007

Author: Abdi Aynte

Source: The Minnesota Monitor

http://www.minnesotamonitor.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2062

For the second time in a few months, the attorney for the six Muslim imams who were removed from a plane last year at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport has received a death threat sent from Minnesota.

Among other threats, the party responsible for the letter warns the attorney that they "can use [rocket propelled grenade] rounds...

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Boston Mosque Rises Above the Fray

July 12, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0712/p13s03-lire.html

More than 2,000 people gathered in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood last month for a highly symbolic moment – the capping of the minaret on a new mosque. A joyous occasion, the event sparked greater emotion than usual because construction of the Islamic Society of Boston's Mosque and Cultural Center had been stalled for more than two...

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A San Diego School Adjusts its Schedule to Accommodate Muslim Worship

July 12, 2007

Author: Randy Dotinga

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0712/p01s03-ussc.html

San Diego - When afternoon recess comes at an elementary school on the outskirts of San Diego, some students rush out for a quick game of hopscotch, while others gather in a room for Muslim worship. Like a growing number of school districts around the country, San Diego's is changing its ways to meet the needs of its Islamic students. Here,...

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Diverse Groups Review Valdosta's Court Ban

July 12, 2007

Author: CAROLE HAWKINS

Source: Florida Times-Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/071207/geo_183883789.shtml

Valdosta has examined a rule that prevents people from wearing headgear in courtrooms Wednesday, but has not decided how to update it.

City and court officials met Wednesday with representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, or...

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CSUS Student Sues, Claims Head Scarf Cost Her a Job

July 11, 2007

Author: Susan Ferriss

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/266855.html

A Muslim woman has filed a discrimination suit against a national chain of jewelry stores, alleging that she was "enthusiastically" recruited to return to work at a Fairfield shop in 2006 but then turned away after managers saw she had begun to wear a head scarf.

Shereen Attia, who studies nutrition at California State University, Sacramento, had previously...

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Rebels Behead Philippine Troops

July 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6290302.stm

Islamic militants in the southern Philippines have killed 14 marines, beheading 10 of them, a military spokesman has said.

Nine other marines were wounded and at least four rebels were killed during the incident on Basilan island.

The clash took place as the marines were searching for an Italian priest.

The priest was seized in...

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Homeland Security Chief Tells NAACP to Fight for Muslims, Too

July 11, 2007

Author: Melissa Domsic

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070711/METRO/707110413/1003

DETROIT -- While the NAACP has been fighting for the rights of African-Americans for nearly a century, it's important to fight for Muslim Americans in a post-9/11 world, the nation's Homeland Security chief told guests at the 98th NAACP national convention Tuesday evening.

"(We've)...

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Somali Mosque Raided After Blast

July 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6287996.stm

omali police have arrested an unknown number of people from a mosque in the capital, Mogadishu, while searching for insurgents following a grenade attack.

A BBC correspondent in the city says the mosque raid occurred in a southern suburb during evening prayers.

Mogadishu is suffering from recurring violence, blamed on Islamist insurgents and Hawiye clan...

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New Forum for Bristol's Muslims

July 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/6288320.stm

A new Muslim group in Bristol aimed at tackling Islamophobia and extremism has held its inaugural meeting.

The Muslim Forum aims to be "...the most diverse and representative forum the Muslim community in Bristol and the South West has ever seen".

It brings together independently constituted Muslim...

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Muslim Dunkin' Donuts Owner Can Sue Over Pork, Appeals Court Says

July 10, 2007

Source: FOX News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288845,00.html

LOS ANGELES — A discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim Dunkin' Donuts franchisee who was not allowed to renew his contract with the chain because of a refusal to sell pork products can proceed, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The decision reversed an Illinois federal court judge's 2004 ruling that rejected Walid Elkhatib's argument that Dunkin' Donuts discriminated against him based on...

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