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Interfaith Group Visits Mosque In Chino

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_N_ncenter22.13b66512.html

About 130 members of the Women's Interfaith Committee of Southern California, came to the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino for a tour and meeting with Imam Shamshad on Thursday

Organizers said Imam Shamshad took the guests inside the San Bernardino County-based mosque prayer hall and gave them an...

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Spanish Town to Debate Islamic Veil Ban

May 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/morocco/?id=39064

A Spanish town is to debate calls for a ban on wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public amid growing cross-party opposition to the burqa in the country, a local party said Tuesday.

 

The council debate in Lerida, a town of some 140,000 inhabitants in north east Catalonia, will take place on May 28.

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Ritual At Hindu Temple In Shawnee Pleads for World Peace

May 16, 2010

Author: Christine Vendel

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/16/1950093/ritual-at-hindu-temple-in-shawnee.html

Worshippers fed offerings of grain, fruit and milk into 108 fire pits while praying for world peace Sunday during a rare event at the Hindu temple in Shawnee.

Hindu temples in India regularly stage Maha Yagna rituals for peace, but Sunday’s marked the first for the...

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Anti-Islamic Sentiments Surface In Wake Of Restrictions On Veils

May 15, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/14/AR2010051405282.html

Since she started wearing a full Islamic veil six weeks ago, Selma said, she has been stared at, frowned at, muttered to, mocked as a "ghost" and forced by a policeman to lift her veil to show her face.

"In Belgium, it is forbidden to carry your religious convictions to their...

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Redding Mayor Pushes Prayer Diversity

May 15, 2010

Author: Scott Mobley

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/mayor-pushes-prayer-diversity/

Redding Mayor Patrick Jones wants to diversify City Council invocations.

Police chaplains currently deliver these prayers, which essentially are entreaties to some higher power for guidance at the beginning of a council meeting.

The council on Tuesday will consider Jones’ proposal to open...

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Boise Council Breaks Ground With Hindu Invocation

May 13, 2010

Author: Mike Butts

Source: Idaho Press-Tribune

http://www.idahopress.com/news/article_5dfc8c68-5e53-11df-bff7-001cc4c002e0.html

Nampa’s mayor says the city has no plans to duplicate the Boise City Council move to begin a meeting with what is probably the first Hindu prayer to ever open official business for the city’s government.

The Boise City Council meeting on June 8 will begin with a prayer by...

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Why Arizona's Immigration Law Should Concern All Minorities

May 12, 2010

Author: Dawinder S. Sidhu

Source: Salon.com

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/05/12/minority_solidarity_arizona_immigration_law/index.html

Who counts as "us" and who counts as "them" has shifted throughout modern American history. For decades, African-Americans were "them," judged to be members of an inferior race and denied basic rights. In the aftermath of 9/11, "us" and "them" were reshuffled...

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Hindu Temple Expansion Allowed—Within Limits

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Contra Costa Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_15071313

Livermore officials have approved the expansion of a Hindu temple but with restrictions that the city attorney warns could be viewed as discriminatory.

After hundreds of residents turned up for a five-hour debate, the city council on Monday approved the request by the Shiva-Vishnu Hindu Temple to expand a 31,...

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Local Community Leaders Hope the Attack On Southside Mosque Is Isolated

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: First Coast News

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=155902

A local Muslim leader believes the attack on the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida was meant to intimidate thousands of area Muslims after tensions boiled over in the city.

Akif Aydin, director of the Amity Turkish Cultural Center, said tensions over Parvez Ahmed's recent nomination to the...

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Hindu Temple Expansion Allowed—Within Limits

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Contra Costa Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_15071313

Livermore officials have approved the expansion of a Hindu temple but with restrictions that the city attorney warns could be viewed as discriminatory.

After hundreds of residents turned up for a five-hour debate, the city council on Monday approved the request by the Shiva-Vishnu Hindu Temple to expand a 31,...

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Local Community Leaders Hope the Attack On Southside Mosque Is Isolated

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: First Coast News

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=155902

A local Muslim leader believes the attack on the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida was meant to intimidate thousands of area Muslims after tensions boiled over in the city.

Akif Aydin, director of the Amity Turkish Cultural Center, said tensions over Parvez Ahmed's recent nomination to the...

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Why Arizona's Immigration Law Should Concern All Minorities

May 12, 2010

Author: Dawinder S. Sidhu

Source: Salon.com

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/05/12/minority_solidarity_arizona_immigration_law/index.html

Who counts as "us" and who counts as "them" has shifted throughout modern American history. For decades, African-Americans were "them," judged to be members of an inferior race and denied basic rights. In the aftermath of 9/11, "us" and "them" were reshuffled...

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