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Md. faith groups to protest anti-Muslim Metro bus ads
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Md. faith groups to protest anti-Muslim Metro bus ads ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) – Members of Montgomery County faith groups plan to protest anti-Islamic Metro bus ads Monday in Rockville. The Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) – which includes […]

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Man with sword stopped by stun gun outside Islamic centre
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Police arrested a 47-year-old man early Tuesday morning who was caught trying to vandalizing a Rosemont Islamic community centre. It’s the fifth time since April that same mosque has been targeted.




Saudi Muslims Fine Bikini-Clad Italians $3500? Nope: It’s a Hoax
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by Nathan Lean, NathanLean.com

One week ago, the Internet was abuzz over reports that Saudi Arabia fined three Italian tourists $3500 for wearing bikinis in the presence of Muslims.




State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs’ legal fees over Sharia law case
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by Rick Green

Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs’ attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure.




Knowledge as Politics by Other Means: An Interview with Wael Hallaq (Part One)
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An important interview series at Jadaliyya with one of the leading scholars in Islamic studies, Wael Hallaq. Discussions on the inability or lack of interest of Western and Islamic scholars to confront one another in dialogue and the uncritical adoption of hegemonic Western liberalist discourse.




The New Face of India
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In A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth writes with affection of a placid India‘s first general election in 1951, and the egalitarian spirit it momentarily bestowed on an electorate deeply riven by class and caste: “the great washed and unwashed public, sceptical and gullible”, but all “endowed with universal adult suffrage”.




‘Stop the Islamization of America’ is disparaging and can’t be trademarked, Federal Circuit says
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By Debra Cassens Weiss

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused a trademark for the phrase “Stop the Islamization of America” because it is disparaging to Muslims.




Muslim mayor of Paris, Texas, calls it quits — for now
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Paris is about to lose its first Muslim mayor. Dr. Arjumand Hashmi, a prominent cardiologist selected by his Paris City Council peers to be mayor in 2011, confirmed Wednesday that he won’t seek the mayor’s post next Monday.




Jewish, Muslim schools bridge faiths through learning
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When she lived near Israel, in the predominantly Muslim country of Jordan, Katie Al-Akhras observed that much of the conflict between people of Islamic and Jewish faiths resulted from divisions “bred” into children of both faiths.




5 Myths About Sharia Law
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The problem with discussing Sharia law in the U.S is that very few people seem to know what they are talking about, as Dr. Sherman Jackson, one of the foremost experts on Islamic law in the U.S., points out. Myths about “creeping Sharia” and the take-over of Islamic law abound.