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  • U.S. top court rules for Muslim inmate over prison beard ban

    January 20, 2015 | 4:06 pm

    An Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the religious rights of a prisoner who had wanted to grow one in accordance with his Muslim beliefs, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

    The justices, on a 9-0 vote in a closely watched case involving...

  • A shul grows in Dixie—Insha’Allah

    By James Freedman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With Wal-Mart attracting a huge number of minority religious groups to Arkansas, it is not surprising that Fayetteville is becoming increasingly diverse. And while this ongoing change is felt in many ways, the most distinct may be the recent push by Temple Shalom to build the first...