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Arden Hills Manufacturer Struggles with “Reasonable Accommodation” of Employees’ Beliefs

November 23, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/168/5744860.html

On November 23, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "It was a modern manipulation of time -- the end of daylight savings this fall -- that created a problem with ancient Muslim prayers at an Arden Hills electronics manufacturer. For Ibrahim Roble and his Muslim co-workers at Celestica, the clocks' 'falling back' Oct. 30 brought darkness an hour earlier and pulled their sunset prayer -- the fourth of...

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Space to Be Set Aside for Muslim Prayers at Jersey Sports Facilities

November 22, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--giantsstadium-mus1122nov22,0,3421834.story?coll=ny-region-apnewjersey

On November 22, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority says it will provide a special area for anyone who wants a place to pray while at [the] Giants Stadium...

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Boston Judge Allows Suit Over Land Sale for Mosque

November 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/11/22/judge_allows_suit_challenging_bras_sale_of_land_for_mosque/

On November 22, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "A state judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to invalidate the city's sale of Roxbury land at deep discount to a Muslim society that is building a mosque on the property. Mission Hill resident James C. Policastro...

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Muslim Youth Take Up Scouting Traditions

November 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/20/AR2005112001310.html

On November 21, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Last week, five Girl Scout troops from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling hosted an Eid party for five Herndon area troops, their mothers and troop leaders, to share a meal and help demystify Muslim cultural and religious traditions. The annual event, in its...

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Ambassador Says "Religion Played No Role" in Riots

November 21, 2005

Source: The Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/13225644.htm

On November 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The violence that swept predominantly Muslim communities in some 300 cities and towns in France for three weeks has abated and 'we are back to normal,' French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte said Monday. He said mostly teenagers had acted out of social and...

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Diverse Group of Young British Muslims Gathers to Discuss Life After 7/7 Bombings

November 21, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/islam/story/0,15568,1647171,00.html

On November 21, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Last week the Guardian brought together a diverse group of young Muslims to debate life after the London bombs. Two moods emerged: a desire to address extremism in their midst, and disaffection with British foreign policy... There is not always defensiveness and denial in the Muslim response to the bombs detonated in London, which...

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Court Rules that School Lesson on Islam Didn’t Violate Student Rights

November 19, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald/The Sacramento Bee

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_3233873

On November 19, 2005 the The Sacramento Bee reported, "Christian students and parents cannot sue a school district where some seventh-graders pretended to be Muslims for three weeks during a course in world history, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday... Thursday's decision came down in an unpublished memorandum, indicating the judges...

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Governor’s Council Backs Excused Holidays for Muslim Students

November 19, 2005

Source: The Oklahoman

http://www.newsok.com/article/1682319/

On November 19, 2005 The Oklahoman reported, "The Governor's Advisory Council on Ethnic American Affairs wants to make it easier for Muslim children to get excused from school on their faith's two most important holidays. Council members voted unanimously Friday to send a letter to every Oklahoma school district providing the dates for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, explaining their importance to the Islamic faith and...

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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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Cincinnati Mosque Marks 10th Anniversary with Public Events

November 18, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051118/NEWS01/511180441/1077

On November 18, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "When the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati opened in November 1995, 700 to 800 people attended services. Today, holiday prayers at the mosque draw nearly 3,000 people, reflecting the growth in the region's Islamic population, which is estimated to have increased to 25,000 people from 10,...

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Sikhs Pilot Anti-Bias Bill in New York City

November 18, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/18sikh.htm

On November 18, 2005 Rediff reported, "Sikhs in New York [City], along with several other community organizations, have played a role in piloting an anti-bias bill in the City Council. The first hearing of the Int. 577, as the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill is known, was held on Thursday. A news conference was also held on the occasion and David I. Weprin, a Democratic party city council member, was...

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Chicago Civil Rights Activists Urge �Middle Eastern� Category for Police Tracking

November 18, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0511180249nov18,1,6230592.story

On November 18, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Citing examples of racial profiling, Muslim and civil rights activists told a legislative committee Thursday that police in Illinois should be required to add a category of 'Middle Eastern' to those they use to track who is stopped by officers.

That...

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Minority Muslim Group Cast Out of Russia, Heads to US

November 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111702014.html

On November 18, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Thousands of Muslims from a small ethnic group known as the Meskhetian Turks are fleeing this Black Sea region for the United States. The exodus is caused by what human rights groups call a campaign of persecution sanctioned by local authorities and spearheaded by the...

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