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Veil Row Assistant Loses Appeal

March 30, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bradford/6511393.stm

A Muslim classroom assistant sacked for refusing to remove her veil in lessons has lost an appeal against a ruling that she was not discriminated against.

Aishah Azmi, 24, was asked to remove the veil after Headfield Church of England School in Dewsbury, West Yorks, said pupils could not understand her.

Mrs Azmi refused and was sacked after an employment tribunal...

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One Muslim's Decision to Join the US Army

March 28, 2007

Author: Alexandra Marks

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0328/p01s02-usmi.html

NEW YORK - As soon as Abdel Salam Abdel Salam heard about the attack on the World Trade Center, he went to the supermarket in his Brooklyn neighborhood and bought enough cases of water to fill up his van. He then headed to ground zero and gave it out to anyone who needed it.

This week, the Egyptian-born Muslim-American is...

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U.S. Muslims Increasing Their Political Involvement

March 27, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Kelleher

Source: USINFO

http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2007&m=March&x=20070307175643berehellek0.4109156

Washington – Houston City Councilman M.J. Khan, a Muslim American originally from Pakistan, answered questions sent from journalists and students in Morocco, India, Sri Lanka and Liberia about his political career and about...

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Pak's Hindu CJ Took Oath with a Quranic Prayer

March 26, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Paks_Hindu_CJ_took_oath_with_a_Quranic_prayer/RssArticleShow/articleshow/1811380.cms

ISLAMABAD: Justice Rana Bhagwan Das might be the first Hindu judge to take over as the Acting Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, but took oath with a Quranic prayer as stipulated by a rule introduced by late military...

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French Scientists Rebut U.S., Muslim Creationism

March 26, 2007

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSL2652676520070326

ORSAY, France (Reuters) - With creationism now coming in Christian and Muslim versions, scientists, teachers and theologians in France are debating ways to counteract what they see as growing religious attacks on science.

Bible-based criticism of evolution, once limited to Protestant fundamentalists in the United States, has...

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Boston Mosque Project Chills Dialogue

March 26, 2007

Author: Penny Schwartz

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20060326InBostonmosquepr.html

BOSTON, March 26 (JTA) — What began more than three years ago as a momentous groundbreaking on a $22 million mosque and Islamic cultural center has turned into a bitter public controversy that has chilled relations between leaders of Boston’s Jewish and Muslim communities.

The most recent...

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"Too Guilty to Fly, Too Innocent to Charge?" a Commentary by Faisal Kutty

March 25, 2007

Author: Faisal Kutty

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2007/03/as_the_canadian.php#more

As the Canadian government forges ahead with its cleverly named Passenger Protect Program, the timing could not be better to seriously reconsider what is for all intents and purposes a no-fly list.

The attention to the issue of watch lists generated by the struggles of Maher Arar (the Canadian...

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"An Ally in the Struggle Against Radical Islam," a Commentary by Jeff Jacoby

March 25, 2007

Author: Jeff Jacoby

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/03/25/defeating_radical_islam/

INTIMIDATING critics through trumped-up litigation and claims of "discrimination" is something of the house specialty at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. No surprise, then, that CAIR is involved in the lawsuit filed against US Airways by six imams...

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"Proud Graduate of Muslim School," a Commentary by Sumayya Qadri

March 24, 2007

Author: Sumayya Qadri

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-newvoices24a07mar24,0,4571640.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

In recent times, madrassas, or schools, have been given a negative image and are stereotyped for preparing anti-Western Muslim minds. I am happy to know that another Muslim school is in the making, a school that is working to combat these...

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"New Zealand Still has to Master the Ways of Religious Tolerance," a Commentary by The Press

March 24, 2007

Author: The Press

Source: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/thepress/4003201a6528.html

The chance holding in Canterbury of two unusual religious gatherings, within days of each other, has focused attention on the limits of religious tolerance, writes The Press in an editorial.

The Exclusive Brethren welcomed their world leader amid tight security and an amorphous band of Christians huddled to discuss what they proclaimed as the...

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Cartoons Did Not Incite Hatred, French Court Rules

March 23, 2007

Author: Angelique Chrisafis

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoonprotests/story/0,,2040965,00.html

A French court yesterday ruled in favour of a satirical weekly that printed cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, rejecting accusations by Islamic groups that the newspaper incited hatred against Muslims.

The Paris-based Charlie-Hebdo and its director, Philippe Val, had been accused of "publicly abusing a group of...

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