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Md. school’s Islam lesson was constitutional, 4th Circuit says (access required)

La Plata High School did not violate a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by providing lessons in Islam as part of a required world history class, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. In ...

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Baltimore Co. schools won’t be closing for Muslim holidays (access required)

TOWSON — Baltimore County officials narrowly voted to keep schools open on Muslim holidays, prompting shouts of “Injustice!” from some members of the public. The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for the two ...

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Baltimore city employee sues after Islamic-law marriage not recognized (access required)

A Baltimore city employee and observant Muslim has filed suit against his employer for not recognizing his Islamic-law marriage, which he says has left his pregnant wife without health insurance. Idris Abdus-Shahid and Baiyina Jones were married 17 years ago in a religious ceremony but never obtained a civil marriage license before they were married, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

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Deal approved in Muslims’ suit against McDonald’s

DETROIT — A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald’s Corp. and members of Michigan’s Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law. Ahmed Ahmed, the Dearborn Heights ...

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Man given 25 years for Catonsville recruiting center bomb plot

A Maryland man who once said he wanted to wage jihad against the United States renounced terrorism Friday as he was sentenced to 25 years for plotting to bomb a military recruiting center near Baltimore. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Manuelian ...

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Citizen recalls ‘humiliating’ post-9/11 arrest

LOS ANGELES — Handcuffed and marched through Washington’s Dulles International Airport in his Muslim clothing, the man with the long, dark beard could only imagine what people were thinking. That scene unfolded in March 2003, a year and a half ...

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