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Pak's Hindu CJ Took Oath with a Quranic Prayer

March 26, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Paks_Hindu_CJ_took_oath_with_a_Quranic_prayer/RssArticleShow/articleshow/1811380.cms

ISLAMABAD: Justice Rana Bhagwan Das might be the first Hindu judge to take over as the Acting Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, but took oath with a Quranic prayer as stipulated by a rule introduced by late military...

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"An Ally in the Struggle Against Radical Islam," a Commentary by Jeff Jacoby

March 25, 2007

Author: Jeff Jacoby

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/03/25/defeating_radical_islam/

INTIMIDATING critics through trumped-up litigation and claims of "discrimination" is something of the house specialty at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. No surprise, then, that CAIR is involved in the lawsuit filed against US Airways by six imams...

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"Too Guilty to Fly, Too Innocent to Charge?" a Commentary by Faisal Kutty

March 25, 2007

Author: Faisal Kutty

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2007/03/as_the_canadian.php#more

As the Canadian government forges ahead with its cleverly named Passenger Protect Program, the timing could not be better to seriously reconsider what is for all intents and purposes a no-fly list.

The attention to the issue of watch lists generated by the struggles of Maher Arar (the Canadian...

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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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Centre Emerges From Temple Ashes

March 23, 2007

Author: Kevin Werner

Source: Dundas Star News

http://www.dundasstarnews.com/dsn/news/news_748433.html

A new community-based anti-racism group has emerged from the fire of the Hindu Samaj Temple. Hamilton's political, social and business community came out in force this week to welcome the creation of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. The centre is the merging of two community groups Strengthening of Hamilton's Community Initiative and the...

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Hindu Woman Honored with Achievement Award

March 22, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/4/5.shtml#2

COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM, March 22, 2007: International Women's Day celebrated in Coventry was of special significance to Hindu Women this year as Muna Chauhan was honored with the "Women of Achievement Awards 2007." The news release explained Muna Chauhan's background and her numerous contributions to her community and abroad, "Although in full-time employment, as a Senior Personal Bank Manager with Lloyds...

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Jewish Women Exploring Options

March 22, 2007

Author: Kelsey Volkmann

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-632581~Jewish_women_exploring_options.html

BALTIMORE (Map, News) - Rabbis should convene and post-nuptial agreements explore in the wake of a failed bill designed to free women from Jewish marriages, a victim advocate said.

“We can pursue rabbis convening to think of some remedies to alleviate the concerns of these women, and we can explore other...

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"The Case for Teaching The Bible," a Commentary by David Van Biema

March 22, 2007

Author: DAVID VAN BIEMA

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1601845,00.html

Miss Kendrick came ready, with props. The day's topic was the Gospel of Matthew. "You can divide all the Beatitudes into two parts," Jennifer Kendrick explained to her teenage audience. "The 'Blessed are the whatevers,' like 'the meek,' and then the reward they will get. So I've made some puzzle pieces here." She passed out...

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Nation’s Baha’i Community Gets Religious Recognition

March 22, 2007

Source: Vietnam News

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01REL220307

HCM CITY — Cong Dong Ton Giao Baha’i Viet Nam (Baha’i Community of Viet Nam) held a ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the awarding of its certificate of operation from the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs last month.

The objectives and orientation of the Baha’i religion, which was founded in late 1844 in Iran, were in line...

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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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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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"A Mayor Should be Open to All," a Commentary by Vern Barnet

March 21, 2007

Author: VERN BARNET

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/religion/16940389.htm

Religion should bring people together, but it often generates conflict. A strong community celebrates both shared humanity and distinctive spiritual labels.

Both Kansas City mayoral candidates support interfaith understanding.

Mark Funkhouser says although he has not been involved in interfaith...

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