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Target Stores Offer Muslim Employees Acceptable Alternatives

March 20, 2007

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Steve Karnowski, Associated Press, 3/19/07 Muslim cashiers at some Minneapolis Target stores who object to ringing up products that contain pork are being shifted to other positions where they don’t need to, the discount retailer said Saturday. The Star Tribune reported last week that some Muslim cashiers at local Targets had declined to scan pork […]

Muslims Look To Athletes As Faith Ambassadors

March 19, 2007

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By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service […] “It can be a struggle growing up Muslim in America,” said Saleem, whose family emigrated from Pakistan shortly before he was born. “So when you see other Muslims doing and succeeding at the sports you love, that can’t help but give you a lift.” In their primes, Ali […]

Contradicting Islam, Some Muslims Are Violating The Laws of the Country They Reside In

March 15, 2007

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Source: ABC Premium News (Australia) Australia: Federal Assistant Treasurer Peter Dutton has asked the Tax Commissioner to investigate reports that some hardline Muslim clerics are encouraging people to cheat the tax system. A newspaper report today suggests some extremist clerics are advocating tax avoidance because they say paying tax is contrary to Islamic law. Mr […]

Investing in Islamic Mutual Funds Based on Iman (Faith)

March 13, 2007

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Morningstar.com Putting Faith in Religious Mutual Funds Tuesday March 13, 7:00 am ET By David Kathman, CFA Socially responsible investing has become increasingly popular in recent years, with lots of mutual funds available for investors who want to keep their portfolios in line with their ethical beliefs. Most such funds avoid alcohol and tobacco stocks, […]

For Muslim Women, Education and Economic Empowerment Are Keys to a Better Life

March 11, 2007

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By Margaret Besheer, VOA Washington 05 March 2007 International Women’s Day Thursday highlights women’s struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. For many it is a day to celebrate progress. For others, it is a reminder of just how far they still must travel. (Note from Rafik Beekun: As an example of how far our […]

Report: FBI Has Repeatedly Misused the Patriot Act

March 9, 2007

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By Declan McCullagh Staff Writer, CNET News.com The FBI has repeatedly misused the Patriot Act’s extraordinary surveillance powers by obtaining information on Americans unlawfully, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Friday in a report that already has drawn promises of a congressional investigation. The 199-page report, which found “serious misuse” of the surveillance power (please […]

The Cost of ‘Progress’: Commercialization of Islam’s Holiest Site in Makkah

March 8, 2007

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Source: The New York Times by Hassan M. Fattah Five times a day across the globe devout Muslims face this city in prayer, focused on a site where they believe Abraham built a temple to God. The spot is also the place Muslims are expected to visit at least once in their lives. Now as […]