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Sikh Coalition Appoints Seasoned Non-Profit Leader Sapreet Kaur As Executive Director

September 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/NewED.htm

Sapreet Kaur has been named as the new Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition.  Ms. Kaur was most recently the managing director of human assets strategy for Teach for America (www.teachforamerica.org), a national non-profit which focuses on eliminating educational inequity.  

Sapreet Kaur served on the Sikh Coalition's Board...

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Muslim Teen Alleges Discrimination By Abercrombie & Fitch

September 18, 2009

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6625271.html

A Muslim teenager claims in a federal lawsuit that she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store at a Tulsa mall because she wore a head scarf.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 17-year-old...

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Belgian Schools Ban Muslim Headscarf: Tribunal

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jOauREYO-pnsKGlhSblF0ys0679A

Dutch-language public schools in Belgium will ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves in classes, school officials in the Flanders region announced Friday.

The ban affects 700 schools in the northern region of Flanders, including some in Brussels...

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Feds Monitoring Apparent Bias Case Involving Muslims

August 28, 2009

Author: Zachary R. Dowdy and Sumathi Reddy

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/feds-monitoring-apparent-bias-case-involving-muslims-1.1404546

Federal authorities confirmed Friday they are monitoring the case of an Islandia man who police said harassed two Muslim women at a Smithtown gas station.

"We're aware of it and we're going to monitor this," said Robert...

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Woman Suing Over Judge's Order to Remove Hijab In Court

August 27, 2009

Author: Paul Egan

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090827/METRO01/908270405/1041/LIFESTYLE04/Woman-suing-over-judge-s-order-to-remove-hijab-in-court

A Dearborn Heights woman said Wednesday she was terrified and humiliated when a judge told her to remove her Islamic head scarf.

But Wayne County Circuit Judge J. William Callahan, who was...

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Catholic Sisters Under Vatican Review Want Answers

August 18, 2009

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSTgCugNoam_XAJxjVUwnFMBz6XQD9A4RB7G3

An association of U.S. Roman Catholic sisters raised questions Monday about why they are the target of, and who is paying for, a Vatican investigation that is shaping up to be a tough review of whether sisters have strayed from church...

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French Minister Urges Burka Ban

August 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8203290.stm

A ban on the wearing of the burka in France would help stem the spread of the "cancer" of radical Islam, one of its female Muslim ministers has said.

Urban Regeneration Minister Fadela Amara told the Financial Times that a veil covering everything but the eyes represented "the oppression of women".

Ms Amara said she was "in favour of the burka...

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French Muslims' Veils Ignite Debate On Values

August 9, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/08/AR2009080802609.html

It was market day on Place Leon Sublet, the main square in this little working-class town southeast of Lyon. In the shadow of an old Catholic church, unhurried shoppers wandered the food stalls.

It could have been a portrait of France at its most traditional, except that many of...

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Muslims Welcome Police Scarf Move

July 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/8171151.stm

Avon and Somerset Police is issuing head coverings to its female officers so they can enter mosques.

The force says the move will help its officers respect Muslim religious customs while carrying out their job.

The garments, designed to match the force's uniform, were designed in consultation with Muslim groups.

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Georgia Courts to Allow Religious Head Coverings

July 24, 2009

Author: Greg Bluestein

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hV06rZEk-p1KyWypLPvzMCzwOuTAD99L318O0

Georgia courtrooms will allow religious headgear after last year's arrest of a Muslim woman who refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse.

The Judicial Council of Georgia voted unanimously this week to allow...

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