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Article Archive for July 2012

French summer camp workers sacked over Ramadan fast
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PARIS — Tensions between French authorities and the country’s Islamic community resurfaced on Tuesday after it emerged that four summer camp instructors had been sacked for fasting during Ramadan.

Mosque opponents file federal motion to stop Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
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Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro filed a motion in federal court Monday claiming that U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell accepted “false allegations” in affirming that the controversial mosque can continue its opening process.

Olympics: International Judo Federation lifts ban on Saudi competitor wearing hijab
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Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani is one of only two Saudi women to travel to London after the International Olympic Committee lobbied the conservative Islamic kingdom to end its refusal to send women to the Games.

Zelenik: “15% Of Islam Is A Religion, 85% Political.”
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The question of religion is playing a major role in one of the most heated congressional primary races in the country.

Why a Dallas UM pastor is observing the Muslim fast of Ramadan
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United Methodist Rev. Wess Magruder has not only decided to observe the Ramadan fast this year with his Muslim friends, blog about his experience, but break his fast with Muslims as well.

TYT: Did A Tea Party Leader Say ‘Jews Shouldn’t Be In Government’?
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by TheYoungTurks

Did Wes Harris, founder and chairman of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, say that that there is ‘no such thing as a moderate Jew’ along with other outrageous anti-Jewish statements?

Michele Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood Claims Condemned By Catholic Bishops, 41 Other Groups
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Forty-two religious and secular organizations united on Thursday in condemning conservative lawmakers’ allegations that Muslim-American individuals connected to the U.S. government may be trying to spread the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Florida law enforcement comes under scrutiny for repeatedly using anti-Islam trainer
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Sam Kharoba fancies himself an “expert” on terrorism. The Jordanian-born Kharoba, a Christian, believes the founder of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, is a “pedophile, a serial killer, a rapist.”

Half of Americans Do Not Know the President’s Religion; 17% of Americans Believe He’s Muslim
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Nearly one-third of respondents said they did not know the president’s religion, according to the poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Faith Matters: Church, Mosque Plan to Build Park Together
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The park they are planning to build together is just a concept now. An artist’s rendering of a wish list. Hope on paper.

But both Cordova congregations have started before with less.