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Congress' Muslim Staff Bridge Faith And Politics

May 11, 2010

Author: Kimberlee Hauss

Source: The Huffington Post/Religion News Service

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/11/congress-muslim-staff-bri_n_572357.html

It's a long way from the Syrian refugee camp where Mouaz Moustafa started his life to the Capitol Hill office building where he spends his days handling reams of correspondence for a U.S. senator.

Within the span of just 10 years, Moustafa says he's now living...

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Controversial Mojave Cross Stolen In California

May 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hx2uUxa56iyk7iw2kAjbmF2cHljA

A controversial cross erected to honor American war dead in the Mojave National Preserve has been stolen after the US Supreme Court rejected calls for it to be removed, officials said Tuesday.

The National Park Service confirmed that the seven-...

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Congress' Muslim Staff Bridge Faith And Politics

May 11, 2010

Author: Kimberlee Hauss

Source: The Huffington Post/Religion News Service

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/11/congress-muslim-staff-bri_n_572357.html

It's a long way from the Syrian refugee camp where Mouaz Moustafa started his life to the Capitol Hill office building where he spends his days handling reams of correspondence for a U.S. senator.

Within the span of just 10 years, Moustafa says he's now living...

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Islamic Center Hopes to Educate All About Their Religion

May 10, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/religion/x1773730383/Islamic-Center-hopes-to-educate-all-about-their-religion

"As-Salamu Alaykum," said Dr. Malik Khan, welcoming a visitor to the Islamic Center of Boston. "Peace be unto you."

As president of the ICB, he'll join fellow Muslims on Saturday offering a...

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Islamic Center Hopes to Educate All About Their Religion

May 10, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/religion/x1773730383/Islamic-Center-hopes-to-educate-all-about-their-religion

"As-Salamu Alaykum," said Dr. Malik Khan, welcoming a visitor to the Islamic Center of Boston. "Peace be unto you."

As president of the ICB, he'll join fellow Muslims on Saturday offering a...

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Muslim Group Decries Minnesota Woman’s Repentance Prayer About Ellison’s Election

May 7, 2010

Author: Paul Schmelzer

Source: The Minnesota Independent

http://minnesotaindependent.com/58561/muslim-group-decries-minnesota-womans-repentance-prayer-over-ellisons-election

As the Minnesota Day of Prayer was being held at the State Capitol Thursday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to repudiate a statement made by a...

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Opponents Of Religion In Inaugurations Lose Fight

May 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/opponents-of-religion-in-inaug.php

Atheists who oppose prayer and other religious elements in presidential inaugurations have lost a case in a federal appeals court.

A three-judge panel on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to stop Barack Obama from using the words "so help me...

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Muslim Group Decries Minnesota Woman’s Repentance Prayer About Ellison’s Election

May 7, 2010

Author: Paul Schmelzer

Source: The Minnesota Independent

http://minnesotaindependent.com/58561/muslim-group-decries-minnesota-womans-repentance-prayer-over-ellisons-election

As the Minnesota Day of Prayer was being held at the State Capitol Thursday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to repudiate a statement made by a...

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Opponents Of Religion In Inaugurations Lose Fight

May 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/opponents-of-religion-in-inaug.php

Atheists who oppose prayer and other religious elements in presidential inaugurations have lost a case in a federal appeals court.

A three-judge panel on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to stop Barack Obama from using the words "so help me...

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Muslim Health Clinic Goes Beyond Muslim Identity

May 6, 2010

Author: Natalie Moore

Source: Chicago Public Radio

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41813

There’s a growing number of Muslim-run free health clinics in the United States. And this includes at least two in Chicago. For the doctors, providing health services is not just about a Muslim identity or only helping Muslim patients. Yet the tenets of Islam do guide the physicians. 

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network runs a free...

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Muslim Health Clinic Goes Beyond Muslim Identity

May 6, 2010

Author: Natalie Moore

Source: Chicago Public Radio

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=41813

There’s a growing number of Muslim-run free health clinics in the United States. And this includes at least two in Chicago. For the doctors, providing health services is not just about a Muslim identity or only helping Muslim patients. Yet the tenets of Islam do guide the physicians. 

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network runs a free...

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Catholics And Buddhists Join In Quake Aid Effort

May 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews Asia

http://www.cathnewsasia.com/2010/05/05/catholics-and-buddhists-join-in-quake-aid-effort/

Catholic relief workers are cooperating with Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring relief aid to the earthquake victims in Qinghai province.

By the end of April, the joint operations had delivered five electricity generators and 30 tons of fresh vegetables to Yushu county, the...

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Catholics And Buddhists Join In Quake Aid Effort

May 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews Asia

http://www.cathnewsasia.com/2010/05/05/catholics-and-buddhists-join-in-quake-aid-effort/

Catholic relief workers are cooperating with Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring relief aid to the earthquake victims in Qinghai province.

By the end of April, the joint operations had delivered five electricity generators and 30 tons of fresh vegetables to Yushu county, the...

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Swiss Canton Considers Burqa Ban

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321920,swiss-canton-considers-burqa-ban.html

A Swiss canton on Tuesday passed legislation preparing the groundwork for a possible ban on the Islamic burqa.

The local council in Aargau, a canton (state) in the north of Switzerland along the German border, voted overwhelmingly to work on a state initiative to make wearing the burqa...

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