Opinion piece calls into question visit of Tariq Ramadan to Montreal

    Tarek Fatah claims that Montrealers will be treated to “a spectacle of Islamist double-speak that will leave them dazzled.” Fatah claims that Ramadan’s position on Shari’a law in particular has been especially changing depending on his audience. Ramadan spoke at the University of Montreal and will participate in the American Academy of Religion meetings.

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    Muslim couple dies in arson attack in North England

    A Muslim cleric and his wife have been killed in their own house in an arson attack, with two of their children injured, in Blackburn near Manchester. Abdullah Mohammed, 41, was killed in the fire in October. His wife, Ayesha, 39, died a week later. The 14-year old daughter is still hospitalized. Her 9-year old…

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      Muslim Council of Britain publishes report on history of Muslims in British Armed Forces

      Ahead of Remembrance Sunday on November 8, commemorating the end of the First World War, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) published a special report highlighting the long-standing and continued support for the Armed Forces. “Remembering the Brave: The Muslim Contribution to Britain’s Armed Forces” outlines how Muslims have made a historic contribution to the…

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      French businesses respond to a growing number of Muslim employees

      According to a new study on the workforce and Muslims in France published by anthropologist Dounia Bouzar, Allah a-t-il sa place dans l’entreprise? (Albin Michel, 2009), there are growing tensions related to requests for absenteeism on religious holidays. One third of French businesses, largely in the Parisian region, feel concerned about the matter. Bouzar also…

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      French military personnel unable to perform Hajj

      An H1N1 outbreak among 200 French military personnel and their families has meant they are unable to perform the Hajj. The spokesperson, Abdelkader Arbi noted that, “The pilgrimage reflects demand among Muslims military personnel and that the number of Muslims within the army.”

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