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Views on the News 7/8/09

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A football anthem and a court room killing-Is Germany turning into a fortress of Islamaphobia? An anthem sung by fans of the German football club FC Schalke 04 has drawn protests from Muslims because of its reference to the Messenger (saw) of Allah. The club has received hundreds of e-mails from angry Muslims recently, since Turkish media carried reports about the song. Police in Gelsenkirchen , in the industrial Ruhr…
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Views on the News 31/7/09

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British police promotes head scarves to improve community relations British police in Somerset is issuing head coverings to its female officers so they can enter mosques. The head coverings have so far been given to 15 officers, including Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Roberts. She said: "The scheme recognizes and respects the cultural and religious practices of our communities." If the British establishments is really sincere about building good relations with…
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Views on the News 17/7/09

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US State to outlaw hijab at the workplace According to the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act the wearing of head scarf by Muslim women is to be outlawed. The Act states:"No teacher in any public school shall wear any religious dress while engaged in the performance of duties as a teacher." The bill also says education officials and schools would not be breaking the law if they "prohibit a teacher…
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Views on the News 9/7/09

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American Church posts derogatory sign against IslamThe sign reads "Islam is of the Devil" and was placed Sunday in the church's front lawn reports The Independent Florida Alligator. It was vandalized and torn down that evening but was re-erected on Monday, said Terry Jones, the pastor at the church. Jones said that the church, located at 5805 NW 37th St., does not plan on taking down the sign, and that…
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Rise Of Islamist Group Stokes Unease In West Bank

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Rise Of Islamist Group Stokes Unease In West Bank by Peter Kenyon/NPR All Things Considered, July 7, 2009 · Residents of the West Bank city of Ramallah say life these days is relatively good for a city surrounded by Israeli troops. With Israeli checkpoints relaxed, the drive from Jerusalem can take as little as 15 minutes, as opposed to the hours it often took just a few years ago. But…
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Views on the News 25/6/09

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UN call to reform IMF and WB will fall on deaf ears "The world institutions created generations ago must be made more accountable, more representative and more effective," UN Secretary General Ban said at the opening of a three-day meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on the global financial crisis and its impact on the developing world. "I regret that financial institutional reform has divided (U.N.) member states," he said.…
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Views on the News 19/6/09

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Britain: Dramatic increase in the number of Muslim youth drinking alcohol There has also been a huge rise in the number of young girls and Muslims drinking alcohol, the borough-by-borough study of alcohol abuse in the London found. James Cleverly, chairman of the London Assembly health and public services committee, which published the report, said: "The rise in young girls and Muslims drinking are the most concerning aspects of the…
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