AMU signs MoU with Dutch varsity for academic exchange

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Submitted by admin4 on 10 November 2009 - 6:08pm. Indian Muslim By TwoCircles.net News Desk, New Delhi: Aligarh Muslim University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the INHolland University of Amsterdam for the exchange of students and academic staff between the two Universities along with joint activities in the area of course development, student internships and higher research. The MoU was signed when a high power delegation of INHolland University visited AMU to explore the prospects of joint activities in the field of educational and cultural research and training. The visiting delegation comprised of Mr. Cor de Raadt, Dean Faculty of Education, Mrs. Rimke van der Veer, Assistant of Dean, Faculty of Theology, Mr. Rasit Bal, Head of the Department of Islamic Studies, Maulana Mohammed Taheer Wagid Hosain, Imam…
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Islamic monotheism is not under threat

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A Faizur RahmanFirst Published : 11 Nov 2009 11:41:00 PM ISTLast Updated : 11 Nov 2009 02:05:10 PM ISTIn his article How did it turn unsafe? (TNIE, November 9) S Gurumurthy wants to know “what is so special about Islamic monotheism that singing Vande Mataram minimises the importance of only the Islamic God and not the gods of other monotheistic faiths?” He wonders why Muslims should feel threatened when Christians and Sikhs are not opposed to the song.Before we proceed further, a glance at the recent history of this controversy would be in order. It started in 2006 when the then HRD minister Arjun Singh called for the singing of Vande Mataram in schools across India on September 7 that year to mark its centenary. Although he later clarified that…
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Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist

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Clinic Apologizes for Telling Muslim Doctor She Can't Wear Headscarf

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Monday, November 02, 2009 Print ShareThis  AP Oct. 30: Dr. Hena Zaki applied for a job at a North Texas medical clinic and says officials told her she couldn't wear her traditional headscarf. DALLAS  —  A suburban Dallas medical clinic has apologized to a Muslim doctor for telling her during a job interview that she would not be allowed to wear her headscarf while at work. Dr. Hena Zaki of Plano said Friday that she was shocked when officials at CareNow, which operates 22 clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, told her in person and later by e-mail that a no-hat policy extended to her hijab. Zaki had been on a tour of a CareNow clinic in Allen, Texas, two weeks ago when she said the regional medical director told…
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US clinic denies Muslim doctor right to wear hijab

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Sun, 01 Nov 2009 03:12:22 GMT Font size : Dr. Hena Zaki Amedical clinic in Dallas, Texas has sparked controversy after saying aMuslim doctor applying for a job cannot wear her headscarf if hired.Dr. Hena Zaki of Plano, Texas said Friday that she was shocked tofind a no-hat policy at the CareNow clinic extended to her hijab."He interrupted the interview and said he didn't want me 'to take this the wrong way,'" Zaki said. "Like an FYI."The 29-year-old doctor has called for an apology and a change in CareNow's policy.The Council on American-Islamic Relations has criticized the no-hijab policy, calling it "a blatant violation" of federal law."It's obvious it's a blatant violation," said the council's civilrights manager, Khadija Athman. "It's a very straightforward case ofreligious accommodation. I cannot see any…
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