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Muslim News in Brief for Feb. 8

Published: 08/02/2013 05:18:32 PM GMT
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CAIRO - Many important events are happening around the world that have a lot to do with tries to bring to the audience some of these (more)

CAIRO - Many important events are happening around the world that have a lot to do with Muslims. tries to bring to the audience some of these news, just in brief, to have a glimpse on these global events.

Netherlands to stop imam training

The Inholland college group in the Netherlands is to stop offering professional training to become an Islamic religious leader or imam. The course is being stopped as part of budget cuts

Welsh Muslim Named 2012 Young Achiever

A young Swansea Muslim solicitor has won the prestigious award young achiever of the year at the British Muslim Awards in recognition for her efforts to maintain her British and Muslim values throughout her educational and professional life in the legal field.

Anti-Shari`ah Bill Passes in Florida Subcommittee

The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee has passed a bill to ban the use of Islamic Shari`ah in courts. The bill prohibits the enforcement by Florida courts of contracts, mediation agreements, or other voluntary settlements if those agreements are based "on any foreign law, legal code, or system that does not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed by the state Constitution or the United States Constitution."

Oklahoma University Hosts Women in Islam

An event on women in Islam was hosted by Oakland University Student Congress on Thursday, February 7. The event featured several guest speakers and a presentation of some Islamic history.

Bearded Shooting Target Angers Michigan Muslims

The Muslim community in Michigan has expressed fury over a shop offering a target that depicts a bearded skeleton clothed in traditional Muslim garb and holding a rifle.

Anti-Muslim Racists Burn Israeli Football Club

An Israeli football club was set to fire on Friday, February 8, over signing two Muslim footballers from Chechnya.

Oregon University to Discuss Islamophobia

An event on Islam, Islamophobia and developments in the Middle East will be held next week at the Southern Oregon University's United Nations club. The event, co-sponsored by Amnesty International, will be held on February 13-14.

Indian court rejects convert's petition for backward class status The Madras high court has rejected a petition by an Indian convert to get a backward class status for a government job.

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