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Judge in Detroit is Not First Muslim Woman Judge in U.S.

April 18, 2006

Source: The Arab American

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=4961

On April 18, 2006 The Arab American ran a letter to the editor by Zakiyyah Muhammad, a doctor from Anaheim, California, "Your statement/article that Charlene Mekled Elder is "the first Muslim woman judge in the country" is incorrect. She may be the first Arab American judge, but she is not the first Muslim woman judge as stated. Nevertheless, we congratulate her on this...

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Arrests Made Over Riots Sparked by Christian-Muslim Tensions

April 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4919122.stm

On April 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "Fifty-two people have been detained in Egypt over their alleged involvement in three days of religious violence in the city of Alexandria. The authorities say the detainees will be held for 15 days for questioning.

Another 50 people are also under investigation.

At least two people died in fighting between Muslims and Coptic...

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Four Cities to Launch Muslim Newspaper

April 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/04/17/muslim-paper060517.html

On April 17, 2006 CBC News reported, "The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada plans to publish a new national newspaper in four cities on Tuesday, spurred in part by the controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslim Free Press was officially launched in a ceremony in Toronto on Saturday. It will be distributed in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary...

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Fashion Designer Creates "Hip Hijab" to Counter Prejudices

April 17, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0417/p07s02-woeu.html

On April 17, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In 1999, while seeking a graduate project idea at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Cindy van den Bremen found a problem-solving opportunity. The Dutch Commission of Equal Treatment had recently ruled that high schools could prohibit Muslim girls from wearing head coverings in gym class. Girls were advised to wear...

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Muslim Convention in Minnesota Takes on Politics

April 16, 2006

Source: wcco.com

http://wcco.com/local/local_story_106135130.html

On April 16, 2006 wcco.com reported, "Muslims who gathered in Minneapolis for the third annual convention of the Muslim-American Society of Minnesota got a dose of politics. The society considers itself to be a religious, social, cultural, educational and charitable organization. But Saturday the focus was on politics as several hundred people attended two political sessions. Democratic candidates spoke at...

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Moderate Muslim Voices Muffled by Conservative Christians

April 16, 2006

Source: Media Monitors Network

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/29235

On April 16, 2006 the Media Monitors Network reported, "Many moderate Muslim organizations, scholars, and influential opinion leaders in the U.S. and throughout the West have loudly condemned terrorism and extremism in all their forms... Currently, all these efforts are effectively muffled by a special interest coalition, a particular trilogy of influence that finds it in their...

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Dalai Lama Meets with US Muslim Leaders

April 16, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/17/int6.htm

On April 16, 2006 Dawn reported, "In an effort to quell the anti-Islam tide and to improve its declining image in the West, prominent Muslim leaders on Saturday met for the first time most influential Buddhist, the Dalai Lama, in San Francisco (California) enlisting his help to correct Islam’s negative image. 'Some people have an impression that Islam is militant,' Dalai Lama said. 'I think that is totally wrong. Islam is...

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Muslim Educators Meet for Islamic Society of North America Sponsored Conference

April 15, 2006

Source: Islam-Online.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-04/15/article05.shtml

On April 15, 2006 Islam-Online reported, "With the Muslim population growing steadily in North America and [the] issue of education gaining increasing importance, Muslim educators are meeting in Chicago, Illinois, to share experience and compare notes... The three-day meeting, which kicked off on Friday, April 14, is bringing together Muslims educators and...

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Film Festival in New York to Showcase Films from Muslim World

April 15, 2006

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: Reuters

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CA7B828F-1B98-4AA3-BA48-80E1FB2CC06C.htm

On April 15, 2006 Reuters reported, "More than 30 films from the Arab and Muslim world will be playing at a week-long New York film festival. The Alwan Film Festival, created by a nonprofit group in Lower Manhattan, features several well-known Middle Eastern directors. The films tackle...

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Court to Tackle Conversion Case

April 14, 2006

Source: The Columbian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP04142006news20179.cfm

On April 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Malaysia's highest court has agreed to take up the question whether Muslims who renounce their faith must still answer to the country's Islamic courts. The Federal Court ruling, expected in months, will be a rare step into the highly sensitive area of conversions - and will...

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Gang Violence Emerging in Some Parts of the South Asian Diaspora

April 13, 2006

Source: INDOLink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041306085913

On April 13, 2006 INDOLink reported, "A new gangster culture is emerging in certain enclaves of the South Asian diaspora. Increasingly, the violence of guns, drugs, and honor killings involving South Asians are being reported from the United States, Canada, Britain, Malaysia, and Thailand. And it’s a culture of violence that appears to be the Desi community’s worst kept...

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Muslim Scholar Says Muslim Women Can Lead Prayers, Marry Christians or Jews

April 13, 2006

Source: Sudan Tribune

http://www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=15021

On April 13, 2006 the Sudan Tribune reported, "In a lecture entitled "The Role of Women in Just Governance" which was delivered by the leader of the opposition Popular Congress Party, Hassen Al Turabi, at the headquarters of Umma — Party Mubarak al Fadil faction — in Khartoum, Turabi said a Muslim women can marry a Christian or Jew. Turabi described the teachings that a Muslim woman...

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