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Students Tour Muslim World

April 19, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0419/p13s02-lire.html

What do ordinary people in the Muslim world think about relations with the West? Where do they stand in the struggle within Islam? Who are the role models for young Muslims? How are their religious identities being shaped, and by whom?

With the future of the United States and the Muslim world linked more closely (and painfully)...

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On Faith: What Does it Mean to be Muslim in America?

April 18, 2007

Author: Sally Quinn and Hadia Mubarak

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/04/17/DI2007041700627.html

On Faith Live explores What Does it Mean to be Muslim in America during a 90-minute symposium Thursday at Georgetown University. On Faith's first live event inaugurates Georgetown/On Faith -- "a new partnership aimed at providing On Faith readers a deeper and more...

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New York School of Arab Culture Draws Flak

April 18, 2007

Source: Electric News

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,127899,00.html

THE new school has yet to enrol a single student. But its very existence is at the heart of a controversy in New York.

The Khalil Gibran International Academy was set up to teach students about Arab language and culture.

The school is only expected to open in September, but has already been called 'Jihadi' and 'segregationist'.

One opponent, 72-year-...

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Painting Helps Break Down Barriers Between Police and Young Muslims

April 17, 2007

Author: Mark Hilditch

Source: This is Cheshire

http://www.thisischeshire.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1323519.mostviewed.painting_helps_break_down_barriers_between_police_and_young_muslims.php

A DRAMATIC spray-painted picture is helping to break down barriers between young Muslims and Police Officers in Crewe.

The picture is the work of a team of the youngsters...

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Muslim Woman Wears Her Hijab and a Black Belt with Pride

April 17, 2007

Author: Tu Thanh Ha

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070417.wxhijab17/BNStory/National/home

MONTREAL — When news came that young Muslim girls had been turned away from a tae kwon do competition in Quebec because they wore Islamic head scarves, one of the people upset was the former dean of engineering of the University of Ottawa.

Aside from being an...

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Minnesota's Muslim Cab Drivers Face Crackdown

April 16, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/16/AR2007041601563.html

Muslim cab drivers at Minnesota's biggest airport will face new penalties including a two-year revocation of their taxi permits if they refuse to give rides to travelers carrying liquor or accompanied by dogs, the board overseeing operations ruled Monday.

The...

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Racial Tension Could Flare in Wake of New Hijab Ban

April 16, 2007

Source: The Province

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=25816b08-f5a0-4d8a-91d2-ee5e73d1cc13

LONGUEUIL, Que. -- A taekwondo team of Muslim girls withdrew from a tournament yesterday after they were barred from taking part with their hijabs, threatening to re-ignite Quebec's contentious debate about accommodating religious minorities.

"I feel very sad because we practised so hard," said 11-year-old Bissan...

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"Where Are Malaysia’s Religious Authorities Heading?" a Commentary by Dr. Farish A. Noor

April 15, 2007

Author: Farish A. Noor

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/where_are_malaysias_religious_authorities_heading/0013689

Since 2006 Malaysia has been rocked by a number of hugely controversial cases involving the fundamental right of belief and freedom of religion. Between 2005 to 2006 the country was a virtual battleground with opposing factions...

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Secular Rally Targets Turkish PM

April 14, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6554851.stm

Some 300,000 people have demonstrated in Turkey's capital, Ankara, to demand that religion and politics should be kept separate in their country.

Protesters carried banners of Kemal Ataturk, the revered founder of the Turkish republic as a secular state.

The rally comes two days before the presidential election process begins and is intended to pressure current PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to stand...

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Islamic Center Set Afire

April 13, 2007

Author: KEITH MORELLI

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB2T611G0F.html

TOWN - 'N COUNTRY - Local, state and federal investigators sifted through the ashes of a deliberately set fire at the Islamic Education Center of Florida on Thursday morning and tried to allay fears the arson was a crime of hate. They couldn't say for sure, however.

Initial reports said there was an explosion, but responding firefighters said were...

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Senator Balks at Imam-Led Prayer

April 13, 2007

Author: JOHN MORITZ

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/226/story/58691.html

AUSTIN -- When the leader of the Islamic Association of North Texas stepped into the well of the Texas Senate to deliver the morning invocation Wednesday, Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston left his place on the chamber floor because he did not want it to appear that he endorsed the Dallas-area imam's message.

"It's important that we are tolerant as a people...

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Muslims Ask City to Use Leverage with Hotel Firm

April 13, 2007

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070413/BUSINESS/704130480/-1/LOCAL17

A developer planning to build a Convention Center hotel in Downtown Indianapolis has come under fire from local Islamic advocates concerned that the company will discriminate against Muslim women here.

White Lodging Services Corp., one of the two...

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