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EEOC claims on rise as Americans view Islam more and more negatively

April 29, 2011

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Eve Tahmincioglu, MSNBC… [Read more…] A poll released l[in September 2010] by the Pew Research Center that shows that the public’s view of Islam has deteriorated, with only 30 percent of Americans expressing a favorable opinion of Islam, compared with 41 percent in 2005. “One can easily conclude that since the general situation is so unfavorable […]

Sexual Harassment: A Muslim Problem

April 25, 2011

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By Hena Zuberi… [Read more…] Most of us have heard the the reports out of Egypt, but this is not just an Egyptian problem. It is experienced in many Muslim countries. Many women in Muslim countries don’t even know that this is a crime. Lets look at the stats coming from Egypt more closely.  In 2008, […]

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States: Views as Americans

April 18, 2011

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United States Institute of Peace Summary There are approximately 6 to 7.5 million Muslims in the United States who identify themselves as Americans. The community consists of a combination of immigrants and second- and third-generation Arab, Latino, Asian, European, African, and African-American Muslims. The growth of the American Muslim community has fostered the development of […]

Areas of Workplace Sensitivity for Muslims

April 18, 2011

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BY MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON TH STAFF WRITER Telegraph Herald On line Although Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the U.S., it and its adherents often are misunderstood by the majority culture, said a Muslim woman working to dispel misconceptions about her adopted faith. Lisa Zaynab Killinger, vice president of the Iowa chapter of the Council on […]

Online Islamic Management Course now being offered at Islamicity.com

January 13, 2011

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Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim – In the name  of God the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful Announcing Good News Jan 7, 2011 – Anaheim: Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is pleased to launch an online leadership and management course tailored for the current and future leadership of Masajid and non-profit organizations. “Masajid ought […]

Maid Abused in Saudi Arabia: Beatings, Rape and Murder Alledged

January 10, 2011

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BBC News A court in the Saudi city of Medina has sentenced a woman to three years in jail for the severe physical abuse of her Indonesian maid. Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, was admitted to hospital in November with broken bones and burns to her face and body. The case received worldwide attention, and […]

Rape and Sexual Assault Rampant in U.S. Military

January 1, 2011

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english.aljazeera.net Sexual assault within the ranks of the military is not a new problem. It is a systemic problem that has necessitated that the military conduct its own annual reporting on the crisis. A 2003 Air Force Academy sexual assault scandal prompted the department of defense to include a provision in the 2004 National Defense […]

Defining Academic Freedom in the USA

December 22, 2010

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December 21, 2010 By Cary Nelson, Insidehighered.com Over the course of decades, a great many books, essays, and policies have been written and published about academic freedom. We have learned how to apply it to pedagogical, technological, cultural, and political realities that did not exist when the concept was first defined. Not only faculty members, […]

Employers in Europe discriminate against Muslims, study finds

November 23, 2010

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By Steve Connor, Science Editor, independent.co.uk Muslims face “massive discrimination” when applying for jobs, according to the first scientifically validated study of anti-Muslim bias among employers in France. Researchers now want to study whether there is a similar bias in Britain, where unemployment among Muslims is higher than in any other religious group. The French […]

Why ARE so many modern British career women converting to Islam?

October 28, 2010

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Daily Mail Reporter,  October 28, 2010 Eve Ahmed Much of my childhood was spent trying to escape ­Islam. Born in London to an English mother and a ­Pakistani Muslim father, I was brought up to follow my father’s faith without question. But, privately, I hated it. The minute I left home for university at the […]

Muslims Say They Face More Discrimination at Work

September 23, 2010

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By STEVEN GREENHOUSE, New York TImes At a time of growing tensions involving Muslims in the United States, a record number of Muslim workers are complaining of employment discrimination, from co-workers calling them “terrorist” or “Osama” to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks. Such complaints were increasing even before frictions […]

Egypt tries to “unify” the Adhan by abolishing individual muezzins’ call in Cairo

August 12, 2010

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Al Jazeera

Workplace Exploitation in Kuwait: Foreign Maids Are Abused More in Ramadan

August 2, 2010

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Kareem Fahim, New York Times KUWAIT — With nowhere else to go, dozens of Nepalese maids who fled from their employers now sleep on the floor in the lobby of their embassy here, next to the visitors’ chairs. In the Philippines Embassy, more than 200 women are packed in a sweltering room, where they sleep […]

One gigantic technological step backward in the UAE: Banning Blackberry functions

August 1, 2010

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Commentary from Rafik: Strategic myopia and one gigantic step backward: UAE acts to muzzle Blackberry. While the remainder of the world moves forward, Middle Eastern Arab countries are especially good at find unimaginable ways at shackling their own people and slowing any kind of progress. Here we go again. In the past, they would have […]

More U.S. Muslims facing problems in return from travel abroad

May 14, 2010

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By Tara Bahrampour Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, April 2, 2010; A06 Muslim advocacy groups say an increasing number of Muslim and Arab U.S. citizens and permanent residents who travel abroad are facing new complications in returning to the United States because of heightened security. An attempted Christmas day bombing on a Detroit-bound airplane caused […]

Discrimination Against Black Iraqis

April 23, 2010

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Rafik Beekun Islam opposes all forms of discrimination, and in Islam the only thing that distinguishes one person from another is supposed to be his/her level of taqwa (piety). However, Iraqis of African ancestry seem to be bearing the brunt of discrimination in Iraq both in the workplace and other walks of life. Al Jazeera […]

Governor signs repeal on teachers’ religious dress; ban will lift in July 2011

April 2, 2010

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By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian April 01, 2010, 1:08PM With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon’s ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. The ban won’t lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the delay is to […]

Travelers with Muslim names find themselves fighting for U.S. visas

March 31, 2010

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By Edward Cody, washington post foreign service Thursday, April 1, 2010  LYON, FRANCE — The clean-cut young Frenchman seemed to have everything going for him. Graduate of an elite French engineering school, he had interned at the upper-crust Rothschild bank in Paris, handled wealth management for a while on Wall Street and was accepted for […]

Female Muslim doctors allowed to wear disposable sleeves for modesty: official guidance

March 30, 2010

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By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor, Telegraph.co.uk All staff involved in caring for patients should be ‘bare below the elbows’ to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent infections passed around the ward. However female Muslim staff had been concerned about the rule as exposure of their forearms is […]

Loan caters to Minneapolis Muslim business owners

March 25, 2010

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The Alternative Finance Program respects Islamic law by offering fixed-rate loans. Published: 03/24/2010 Katherine Lymn klymn@mndaily.com An Islamic law enacted centuries ago was an obstacle for modern Minneapolis businesses until Minneapolis partnered with an African business resource group to allow Muslim business owners a way to both comply with their beliefs and invest in their […]

Muslim American Soldier Fights Islamophobia On His U.S. Army Base

March 24, 2010

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By William Wan Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March 24, 2010; A08 At 2 o’clock on a Monday morning, the sound of angry pounding sent Army Spec. Zachari Klawonn bolting out of bed. THUD. THUD. THUD. Someone was mule-kicking the door of his barracks room, leaving marks that weeks later — long after Army investigators […]

Possible Anti-Islam Bias in Military Training?

March 23, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR Seeks Probe of Anti-Islam Bias in Military Training Training film features Islamophobes, Islam compared to Nazism, ‘Hajji’ used as pejorative (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/23/2010) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said it has asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to investigate a report of anti-Islam bias […]

Federal Panel Finds Bias in Ouster of Principal, Debbie Almontaser

March 15, 2010

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March 12, 2010 By ANDREA ELLIOTT, New York Times A federal commission has determined that New York City’s Department of Education discriminated against the founding principal of an Arabic-language public school by forcing her to resign in 2007 following a storm of controversy driven by opponents of the school. Acting on a complaint filed last […]

Business Owners Get Burned by Sticky Fingers

March 4, 2010

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By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Entrepreneur Barbara Wein Allen used to have so much faith in her employees that she would loan them company funds to buy homes, cars and other big expenses. But that changed in 2007 when she determined one had stolen an estimated $250,000 from her firm, Multi-Point Communications Inc., a provider of […]

Does the U.S. Produce Too Many Scientists?

February 24, 2010

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Beryl Lieff Benderly, Scientific American For years, Americans have heard blue-ribbon commissions and major industrialists bemoan a shortage of scientists caused by an inadequate education system. A lack of high-tech talent, these critics warn, so threatens the nation’s continued competitiveness that the U.S. must drastically upgrade its K-12 science and math education and import large […]

In U.S., Religious Prejudice Strongest Against Muslims than Against Christians, Jews or Buddhists

January 22, 2010

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43% of Americans admit to feeling some prejudice toward followers of Islam Analysis by the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 4 in 10 Americans (43%) admit to feeling at least “a little” prejudice toward Muslims — more than twice the number who say the same about Christians (18%), Jews (15%) […]

Muslim Cab Drivers Return Thousands of Dollars Left in Taxi

January 13, 2010

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BBC News Mukul Asadujjaman returns $21,000 A Bangladeshi taxi driver in New York City has gone out of his way to track down the person who left thousands of dollars in cash in the back of his cab. Mukul Asadujjaman, a medical student, drove nearly 80km (50 miles) to an address he found with the […]

Mideast Water Crisis Brings Misery, Uncertainty

January 7, 2010

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NPR The Middle East is facing its worst water crisis in decades. For three summers, the annual rains have failed to come. Farmland has dried up across the region in Iraq, Syria, southeast Turkey and Lebanon. While oil was the resource that defined the last century, water and its scarcity may define this one. Experts […]

Obama’s TSA Rules Amount to Profiling

January 4, 2010

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 CAIR (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/4/2010) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said new security measures announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amount to profiling of Muslims. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required […]

War Against Poverty: Cash in Hand Program

December 29, 2009

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BBC NewsCash in Hand A two part series that explores a simple but controversial idea that cash hand-outs can lift people out of poverty. The idea is to encourage certain patterns of behaviour by giving poor families money in exchange for sending their children to school. The series begins with a Report on the example […]

ABC Primetime: Is there Discrimination Against American Muslims?

December 16, 2009

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Rafik Beekun While some may discriminate against Muslims, many day-to-day Americans are just and decent folks, and will also stand up for and defend Muslims’ rights to practice their faith. This sense of balance and fairness among my American countrymen is what makes America such a great and welcoming country.

Guide to Religious Beliefs in the Workplace

December 16, 2009

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PersonnelToday.com, edited by the Islamic Workplace… [Read more…] Christianity There are a wide variety of Christian churches and organisations. Festivals: - Christmas Day December 25th – Easter Sunday March/April (date set by lunar calendar) – A festival starting on Maundy Thursday and finishing on Easter Sunday In addition there are a number of ‘holy days of […]

Shari’ah Law: A Matter of Belief

December 16, 2009

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Georgina Fuller, PersonnelToday.com With increasing numbers of Muslims employed in the UK is it time for employers to pay more than lip service to Islamic law? Georgina Fuller reports. The furore after Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, suggested earlier this year that integrating some aspects of Shariah law into the UK legal system might […]

Christian Registrar Loses Religious Discrimination Appeal

December 16, 2009

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Kat Baker, PersonelToday.com Lillian Ladele, a Christian registrar who claimed she faced religious discrimination after she refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies, has lost her appeal. Ladele, a registrar of births, deaths and marriages for the London Borough of Islington, refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies when they were introduced in 2005, as she believed […]

Modern day child slaves–The lost children of Pakistan

December 10, 2009

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CNN.com Thousands of Pakistani brick kilns use what human rights groups call child slaves. Please click here to watch the video clip from CNN. The Silent Scream — Child Labor Pakistan — Part 1 The Silent Scream — Child Labor Pakistan — Part 2 Street Children of Karachi–The Lost Souls– Part 1 All facts and […]

Muslim Customer Allegedly Harassed at CitiBank for Wearing Hijab

December 9, 2009

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CAIR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR-Chicago Asks Citibank to Apologize for Hijab Incident Muslim customer allegedly harassed by bank guard because of Islamic scarf (CHICAGO, IL, 12/8/09) — The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called on Citibank to apologize to a Muslim woman who was allegedly verbally abused by a security […]

20 Air Travel Tips from Insiders

December 8, 2009

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Before you snuggle up with an airplane blanket or tie a red ribbon on your suitcase, read these tips from frequent fliers 1. Planning Know the difference between “direct” and “nonstop” flights, and always opt for the latter. Unlike nonstops, direct flights can touch down at other airports on the way to their ultimate destinations, […]

Rape within the U.S. Military: 1 in 3 women service members sexually assaulted at least once

November 29, 2009

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By Ann Wright, New York Times OpEd News Journalists Pascale Bourgaux and Mercedes Gallego in their trips to Iraq as war correspondents were stunned to hear from military women in Iraq that they should be very careful working in military units due to sexual assault and rape. When they left Iraq they decided to investigate […]

Filling A Gap in Pakistan’s School System

November 24, 2009

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Amna Nawaz, NBC News KARACHI, Pakistan – No one is exactly sure how old Taimur Muslim is. A soft-spoken, lanky lad with a chipped front tooth and eyes undecided between green and gray, Taimur told me that school is his favorite part of the day, that he hates having to watch over his younger siblings […]

Transparency International 2009: Muslim-majority Countries Among the Most Corrupt on Earth

November 17, 2009

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Thansparency International 2009 The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) table shows a country’s ranking and score, the number of surveys used to determine the score, and the confidence range of the scoring. The rank shows how one country compares to others included in the index. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public-sector corruption in […]

Corruption and Bribery in Bangladesh: Bribing for Healthcare

November 17, 2009

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According to Transparency International, Bangladesh rates as the one of the most corrupt country on earth The Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh treats more than two million patients a year. It claims to offer free medical treatment to the poor, but using a hidden camera, Al Jazeera has discovered that some patients have to […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 34–“Going Muslim” vs. “Going Postal”

November 14, 2009

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Tunku Varadarajan, a clinical professor (akin to a lecturer hired because of professional, not academic experience) at NYU’s Stern Business School and a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, is executive editor for opinions at Forbes. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree. He writes a weekly column for Forbes Forbes.com Tunku Varadarajan, 11.09.09, 12:00 AM ET  “Going […]

Islamophobia on the Rise After the Massacre at Fort Hood

November 14, 2009

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Robert Spencer on the Savage Nation Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Says The Problem Is Islam Source: CAIR “It is the proper role of national religious and political leaders to challenge those who promote hatred and intolerance,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Extremists who seek to exploit the Fort Hood tragedy are doing a […]

NSA Supercenters to Store Americans’ Private Data Permanently

November 13, 2009

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By Thomas R. Eddlem http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23838.htm October 29, 2009 “New American” — The National Security Agency is building huge new storage facilities to store the unconstitutionally gained data on the American people’s telephone calls and Internet traffic permanently, including new buildings in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Antonio, Texas. The NSA has been keeping […]

Army Muslim Chaplain: No Hostility Since Fort Hood

November 12, 2009

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NPR Please click here to listen to the interview of a U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain after the tragic events at Fort Hood.

Walter Reed Officials Asked: Was Nidal Hassan Psychotic?

November 12, 2009

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NPR News Nov 11, 2009 Deeply Troubling, Schizoid Behavior When a group of key officials gathered in the spring of 2008 for their monthly meeting in a Bethesda, Md., office, one of the leading — and most perplexing — items on their agenda was: What should we do about Hasan? Hasan had been a trouble […]

Videos: U.S. Muslims Condemn Cowardly Fort Hood Attack

November 9, 2009

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Oklahoma Muslims Condemn Unequivocally Fort Hood Attack Fort Hood (Texas) Muslims Condemn The Deadly Rampage Rachel Maddow says Right-Wing Wrong on Fort Hood Attack Muslims Condemn Shootings, Urge Calm and Unity Cair Rep Discusses Fort Hood Attack on PBS ‘Newshour’ South Florida Muslims Pray Fr Peace Muslims Worry About Backlash N. Texas Muslims Fear Fort […]

Pakistani Police Work On Despite Taliban Threat

November 6, 2009

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CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Assistant Sub Inspector Anwar Ali starts his day with a prayer. He needs all the help he can get. Anwar is a police officer — part of Pakistan’s increasingly vulnerable “thin blue line.” Pakistan’s men in blue are a police force under siege. When he sets out for work on […]

Duke University News Tip: Muslim-American Values Not Reflected in Fort Hood Shooting

November 6, 2009

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——————————————- DUKE UNIVERSITY NEWS Duke University Office of News & Communications http://www.dukenews.duke.edu ——————————————- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 CONTACT: Camille Jackson (919) 681-8052 camille.jackson@duke.edu NEWS TIP: MUSLIM-AMERICAN VALUES NOT REFLECTED IN FORT HOOD SHOOTING, DUKE EXPERT SAYS Note to editors: Jen’nan Read can be reached for additional comment until 7 p.m. Friday at […]

Islamophobia: Muslim Interns Infiltrating Congress?

October 28, 2009

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The above video is referring to the attack by four Republican Congressional Representatives on Muslim interns in Congress and on CAIR. Please click here to read about the unjustified attack by these lawmakers. Rep. Ellison Speaks Out Against Muslim ‘Intern Spy’ Hunt [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STSqmcs-Y_U]

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