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Muslim’s scarf leads to arrest at courthouse

17 Dec – Atlanta, USA:

A Douglasville woman was jailed Tuesday after a judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to remove her hijab, the head covering worn by Muslim women.

Lisa Valentine, also known by her Islamic name, Miedah, 40, was arrested at the Douglasville Municipal Court for violating a court policy of no headgear, said Chris Womack, deputy chief of operations for the Douglasville Police Department.

She was taken before Judge Keith Rollins, who ordered her held in jail for 10 days. However, her husband said she was released Tuesday evening. The reason for her release wasn’t immediately clear.

Last week, the same judge apparently threw out another Muslim woman from his courtroom.

Sabreen Abdul Rahman, 55, said she had gone to court with her son when she was asked to take off her scarf. “I can’t. I’m Muslim,” she mouthed silently to the bailiff, who then removed her from the courtroom, Rahman said.

“This is a religious right,” she said. “This is unconstitutional. And humiliating.”

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Muslim barrister wins £75,000 over ‘Mother Teresa’ and ‘tent head’ jibes

03 Dec – UK:

Saleca Faisal-Parkar, 31, was harassed, overlooked for jobs and training and was even branded “lazy” after she became seriously ill while pregnant.

The abuse was led by Stephen Jones, then head of litigation at the leading law firm Shakespeares, who also referred to her as a “flipping nun”.

He was also a deputy district judge and a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Panel, but has resigned both positions in the light of the scandal.

Mrs Faisal-Parkar, who has a young daughter, joined Shakespeares in 2002 as a legal assistant.
Not long after she started, she found out from a fellow worker that she had been nicknamed “Mother Teresa” because she wore a hijab, which covers her head.

Over the course of the following months, she said Mr Jones – who made the derogatory comments in emails – harassed her, refused her training requests and potentially reduced her annual salary increase by the type of work he gave her.

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Victims Claim They Got Criminal Treatment

05 Dec – Houston, TX, USA:

A northwest Harris County family said they were treated like criminals after their home was burglarized, KPRC Local 2 reported Thursday.

On the night before Thanksgiving, Raman Deep Sinth said thieves broke into his family’s bathroom window and ransacked his home. He said about $15,000 worth of stuff was stolen.

Sinth said he called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for help.
“That night we were actually robbed twice,” Sinth said. “Once by the actual burglars, who we don’t know who they were, and secondly by the sheriff’s department, who we knew who they were.”

He said he believes the deputies were troubled by his turban. He wears it as a member of the Sikh faith. He said he also believes the deputies were also afraid of his sister’s kirpan, another religious symbol.

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Sinth said soon, he, his sister, mother and another relative were in handcuffs. He said he was locked up in the back of a sheriff’s cruiser.

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Copenhagen or Bust – Newsweek


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Copenhagen or Bust
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In just 11 weeks, the world will convene in Copenhagen, under the auspices of the United Nations, to forge a new international agreement on climate change. It is a historic moment: the ultimate test of global cooperation.
UK's Brown ready to attend Copenhagen climate talksReuters
Blair touts 10 million jobs from climate actionThe Associated Press
Are you getting involved in Climate Week?guardian.co.uk
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Report: More troops needed for Afghan war success – The Associated Press


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Report: More troops needed for Afghan war success
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WASHINGTON — The situation in Afghanistan is growing worse, and without more boots on the ground the US risks failure in a war it's been waging since September 2001, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan says in a confidential report.
US general warns of Afghan failureAljazeera.net
Analysis: the flaws in General mcchrystal's strategyTimes Online
Afghan prisons sanctuary for militants – US commanderReuters India
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Special Ramzan prayers on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr – Press Trust of India


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Special Ramzan prayers on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
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New Delhi, Sept 21 (PTI) Marking the end of month-long Ramzan fasting, devout Muslims today congregated at various mosques across the country to offer special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Lakhs of Muslims dressed in their festive best
Muslim Brethrens Celebrate Eid-il-FitrDaijiworld.com
Eid Mubarak: Id celebration fills people with joySamayLive
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on the first day of ShawwalTimes of India
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6.3 magnitude quake rocks Assam; no reports of casualties – Hindustan Times


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6.3 magnitude quake rocks Assam; no reports of casualties
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An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Assam and other northeastern states of India on Monday afternoon. The tremors were felt at 2.26 pm. No casualties were reported immediately. The epicentre was plotted along the
5 dead as strong quake rocks BhutanCNN
6.3 magnitude quake shakes Assam; no reports of casualtiesIndian Express
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Obama to focus on innovation in New York speech – Reuters


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Obama to focus on innovation in New York speech
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama travels to New York on Monday to promote his strategy to improve the US economy by spending on education and innovation, as he shifts his focus from healthcare reform to a week of diplomacy and
Obama starts big week with innovation speech in NYThe Associated Press
President Obama to talk economy in upstate NYNewsday
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Report: US general calls for more troops in Afghanistan – CNN


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Report: US general calls for more troops in Afghanistan
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WASHINGTON (CNN) — America's top commander in Afghanistan warns that more troops are needed there within the next year or the nearly 8-year-old war "will likely result in failure," according to a copy of a 66-page document obtained by The Washington
US general warns of Afghan failureAljazeera.net
Report: More troops needed for Afghan war successThe Associated Press
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Muslim’s scarf leads to arrest at courthouse

17 Dec – Atlanta, USA:A Douglasville woman was jailed Tuesday after a judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to remove her hijab, the head covering worn by Muslim women.Lisa Valentine, also known by her Islamic name, Miedah, 40, was arrested at the Douglasville Municipal Court for violating a court policy of no […]

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Muslim barrister wins £75,000 over ‘Mother Teresa’ and ‘tent head’ jibes

03 Dec – UK:Saleca Faisal-Parkar, 31, was harassed, overlooked for jobs and training and was even branded “lazy” after she became seriously ill while pregnant.The abuse was led by Stephen Jones, then head of litigation at the leading law firm Shakespeares, who also referred to her as a “flipping nun”.He was also a deputy district […]

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Victims Claim They Got Criminal Treatment

05 Dec – Houston, TX, USA:A northwest Harris County family said they were treated like criminals after their home was burglarized, KPRC Local 2 reported Thursday.On the night before Thanksgiving, Raman Deep Sinth said thieves broke into his family’s bathroom window and ransacked his home. He said about $15,000 worth of stuff was stolen.Sinth said […]

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Copenhagen or Bust – Newsweek

Telegraph.co.ukCopenhagen or BustNewsweekIn just 11 weeks, the world will convene in Copenhagen, under the auspices of the United Nations, to forge a new international agreement on climate change. It is a historic moment: the ultimate test of global cooperation. …UK’s Brown ready to attend Copenhagen climate talksReutersBlair touts 10 million jobs from climate actionThe Associated […]

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Report: More troops needed for Afghan war success – The Associated Press

Times OnlineReport: More troops needed for Afghan war successThe Associated PressWASHINGTON — The situation in Afghanistan is growing worse, and without more boots on the ground the US risks failure in a war it’s been waging since September 2001, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan says in a confidential report. …US general warns […]

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Special Ramzan prayers on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr – Press Trust of India

GulfNewsSpecial Ramzan prayers on occasion of Eid-ul-FitrPress Trust of IndiaNew Delhi, Sept 21 (PTI) Marking the end of month-long Ramzan fasting, devout Muslims today congregated at various mosques across the country to offer special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Lakhs of Muslims dressed in their festive best …Muslim Brethrens Celebrate Eid-il-FitrDaijiworld.comEid Mubarak: Id celebration […]

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6.3 magnitude quake rocks Assam; no reports of casualties – Hindustan Times

MSN Malaysia News6.3 magnitude quake rocks Assam; no reports of casualtiesHindustan TimesAn earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Assam and other northeastern states of India on Monday afternoon. The tremors were felt at 2.26 pm. No casualties were reported immediately. The epicentre was plotted along the …5 dead as strong quake […]

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Obama to focus on innovation in New York speech – Reuters

Washington PostObama to focus on innovation in New York speechReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama travels to New York on Monday to promote his strategy to improve the US economy by spending on education and innovation, as he shifts his focus from healthcare reform to a week of diplomacy and …Obama starts big week with […]

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Report: US general calls for more troops in Afghanistan – CNN

Times OnlineReport: US general calls for more troops in AfghanistanCNNWASHINGTON (CNN) — America’s top commander in Afghanistan warns that more troops are needed there within the next year or the nearly 8-year-old war “will likely result in failure,” according to a copy of a 66-page document obtained by The Washington …US general warns of Afghan […]

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