Courts

Jury Duty in the United States of America

This week I served on a jury for the first time.

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July 7, 2011

Girl Sues to Wear Hijab at Abercrombie

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Muslim woman alleged in a lawsuit filed this week that U.S. retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forbade her from wearing her head scarf while working at a northern California clothing store owned by the company.

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June 30, 2011

Saudi- Indonesia Attempts to Save 28 on Death Row

(MENAFN – Arab News) Indonesia has called home its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultation following the execution of an Indonesian maid in Makkah on Saturday.

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June 30, 2011

Australia Muslims Push for Rights

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the government’s new multiculturalism policy, argues that Muslims should enjoy “legal pluralism”.

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May 26, 2011

Taking the Wheel

This past week the issue was once again brought into the limelight as a female Saudi Arabian citizen took to the wheel and later posted the video on the popular social-networking site YouTube.

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May 26, 2011

Every 15 minutes, a Muslim Couple Gets Divorced in Malaysia

Datuk Fatimah Hamat was the first to raise eyebrows across the senate hall when revealing that in every 15 minutes a Muslim couple gets divorced in the country. “These statistics are shocking,” said Fatimah.

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May 5, 2011

Guantánamo Leaks Lift Lid on Most Controversial Prison

Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts

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April 28, 2011

What Shari’ah Law Actually Means

The right wants to ban it in America, but do they even know what it is?

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April 14, 2011

Calif. Muslim to Sue FBI for Secret GPS Surveillance FBI planted tracking device on plaintiff’s car without warrant

CAIR sues FBI

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March 3, 2011

Community News (V12-I51)

Study finds benefits to Muslim leaders, hospital partnerships / Lilburn council rejects mosque plan / Muslim woman sues city over headscarf arrest

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December 16, 2010

Three Men Accused of Sharia-Law Ponzi Scheme

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Three men defrauded 300 Muslim investors and three banks out of $44 million in a real estate Ponzi scheme that promised profits, not interest, to adhere with sharia law, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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November 18, 2010

Hearing Over Tennessee Mosque Puts Islam on Trial

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)–Islam is suddenly on trial in a booming Nashville suburb, where opponents of a new mosque have spent six days in court trying to link it to what they claim is a conspiracy to take over America by imposing restrictive religious rule.

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November 18, 2010

A New Strategy for Safeguarding Muslim Civil Rights in America

By Karin Friedemann and Joachim Martillo TMO Editor’s note:  The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors only. How we messed up Since 9/11 hundreds if not thousands of Muslims have faced so-called “preemptive prosecution.” Officially, a preemptive prosecution is defined as a case in which Muslims who are deemed “dangerous” are prosecuted before […]

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November 11, 2010

Swiss Muslim Basketball Player Gets Headache over Scarf, from Swiss Rules

By Jessica Dacey Sura Al-Shawk is a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin (Boris Bürgisser/Neue LZ) A year after putting her competitive basketball career on hold over a headscarf ban, a Muslim player is considering taking her case to Switzerland’s top court. Sura Al-Shawk, a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin, appealed her regional league’s ban in […]

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November 11, 2010

Caterpillar Has Stopped Selling Bulldozers to Israel… For Now

The Israeli press is reporting that Caterpillar is withholding the delivery of tens of D9 bulldozers—valued at $50 million—to the Israeli military.

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November 4, 2010

Imams’ Conference Held in Houston

AMJA just had, in Houston, its seventh annual American conference of imams, and two local Michigan imams attended, namely Imam Musa of Bloomfield’s Muslim Unity Center, and Imam Ali of MCWS.

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October 21, 2010

Muslim Community Welcomes Ruling from Ontario Court of Appeal Granting Right to Wear Niqab

Montreal, Quebec, October 14th, 2010- The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) welcomes yesterday’s decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of R. vs, N.S., safeguarding the right of a sexual assault complainant to testify in court wearing her niqab.

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October 21, 2010

Poet Kazim Ali to Read at Park U.

PARKVILLE,MO–Poet, editor and prose writer Kazim Ali will be the featured speaker at the next installment of Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series. Ali will read excerpts from his poetry on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus.

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October 14, 2010

Saudi King Limits Authorized Fatwas to Single Council After Abuses

CAIRO — The ideology that reigns in Saudi Arabia comes into plain view on the website of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, where boys and girls sharing a swimming pool causes “mischief and evil” and bringing flowers to a hospital patient is to be discouraged because it’s a foreign custom that “imitates Allah’s adversaries.”

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October 14, 2010

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