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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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Non-Muslims Wear Scarves in Solidarity

March 23, 2007

Author: Christi Parker

Source: Columbia Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=24869

Danielle Campbell, her electric blue hair peeking out from under the scarf wrapped around her head, was happy not to get noticed as much for one day.

“I usually have these punk boys who hang out where I work and every time I walk by they have something to say,” said Campbell, a senior at MU who works at Brady Food Court....

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Anger at German Koran Divorce Ban

March 22, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6480503.stm

The woman, a German citizen of Moroccan descent, had asked for an immediate divorce, saying her husband beat her.

But the female judge ruled that, under the law of the Koran, the woman had not been subject to unacceptable behaviour, the court in Frankfurt said.

The judge had now been removed from the divorce proceedings, it said.

She had argued that the couple's Moroccan cultural...

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Announcing Unitedmuslims.org--Promoting Active Citizenship within the Muslim Community

March 22, 2007

Source: The American Muslim Press Release

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/unitedmuslimsorg_promoting_active_citizenship_within_the_muslim_community/0013485

ANNOUNCING UNITEDMUSLIMS.ORG - PROMOTING ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP WITHIN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY

An interesting new site has just gone online at http://www.unitedmuslims.org

This site is designed to...

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Finances Set Back Mosque Completion

March 21, 2007

Author: Edythe Jensen

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0321evmosque0321.html

CHANDLER - Construction on Chandler's first mosque has been languishing for years, and some neighbors say they're tired of the dust, debris and the skeleton of a building.

When models of the Islamic Center of the East Valley showing a tower, a dome and gardens were made public in 2002, planners said they expected it to be...

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Islamic Coalition Seeking Investigation

March 21, 2007

Author: Julie Wernau

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=51d32184-d6d0-4576-87fb-402795ed34cb

Four groups are seeking an investigation into policies and attitudes directed toward Muslims and other minorities in the state's prison system.

The groups have drafted a letter to Commissioner of Correction Theresa Lantz and said they are looking for more organizations, Muslim and non-Muslim, to sign on before they...

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Muslims Offer to Help 'John Does' Sued by Imams

March 21, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070321-120653-3610r.htm

Lawyers and a Muslim group say they will defend at no cost airline passengers caught up in a lawsuit between a group of imams and U.S. Airways if the passengers are named as "John Does" and sued for reporting suspicious behavior that got the Muslim clerics booted from a November flight.

The six imams are suing...

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Schools Allowed to Ban Face Veils

March 20, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6466221.stm

Schools will be able to ban pupils from wearing full-face veils on security, safety or learning grounds under new uniforms guidance issued by ministers.

It says efforts must be made to accommodate religious clothing, but stresses the importance of teachers and pupils being able to make eye contact.

It comes after a girl failed in a legal bid to overturn her school's niqab ban....

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British Muslims Extend a Friendly Hand to Jews

March 18, 2007

Author: Jamie Doward

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2036665,00.html

Britain's leading Muslim organisation will tomorrow signal a radical shift in its position when one of its senior members addresses a Jewish audience for the first time.

The decision by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to attend a high-profile debate entitled 'Does more unite Muslims and Jews than divides them?' is being...

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