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Alexandria native is imam chaplain taking care of U.S. soldiers in Europe
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HEIDELBERG, Germany — Chaplain (Maj.) Khallid Shabazz, one of the only five imam chaplains in the Army, is an Alexandria native who wasn’t always a chaplain, a Muslim or even named Khallid Shabazz.




Lawsuit accuses Best Buy of discrimination
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The latest suit, a week after the company settled a class action, involves a company antifraud policy. A week after reaching a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by women and minority workers, Best Buy Co. Inc. is facing another round of accusations over discriminatory practices in the workplace.




Al-Azhar: Protest suicides not allowed in Islam
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In a statement issued late Tuesday, the university said that Islam strictly prohibits suicide for any reason, and those who recently attempted suicide by setting themselves on fire might be suffering from a mental or psychological disorder that compelled them to do so.




Grand Mufti condemns church attack
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JEDDAH: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, issued a statement Sunday condemning the attack on the church in Alexandria, Egypt, describing it as a “criminal act” and has no relation to Islam.




How Christians, Muslims can find peace
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Speaking hours after a terrorist attack killed 21 people in a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would hold an interreligious meeting in October in Assisi, Italy, to discuss with other religious leaders how religion can promote world peace.