News and Analysis (9/29/10)

In a 7-6 vote, a Texas body that influences the choice of textbooks around the nation “managed to undermine Christian-Muslim relations, hamper religious literacy and impose ignorance on our kids at a time when they need knowledge to live and work in a competitive and integrated world”:

A conservative Muslim finds Americans can be very accommodating in the workplace if you are respectfully open about your religion:

“When asked what law prohibited the Muslims from having a burial site on their own land, [the mayor’s] response was: “I don’t know what the exact law is'”:

“We have as Americans a right to be here, and we also have a responsibility to build bridges of reconciliation with the families of those who died on 11 September” — Sharif El-Gamal, developer of Park51:

A clash between the West and the Muslim world serves “no one except extremists and those who hold perverted ideas on both sides” — Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit:

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