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Interfaith Gathering Outside Hamden Mosque to Protest Vandalism

February 25, 2011

Author: Brian Burnell

Source: NECN

http://www.necn.com/02/25/11/Interfaith-gathering-outside-Hamden-mosq/landing_newengland.html?blockID=427941&feedID=4206

A mosque in Connecticut has been targeted by vandals for the third time. So, people from all faiths gathered outside an Islamic center in Hamden on Friday to protest the repeated acts of vandalism.

 

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Suit Claims FBI Violates Muslims' Rights At Mosque

February 23, 2011

Author: Thomas Watkins

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022300767.html

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the FBI said Wednesday that the agency's use of a paid informant to infiltrate California mosques has left them and others Muslims with an enduring fear that their phones and e-mails are being screened...

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Demonstrations Held Outside King’s Office Ahead Of Hearings On Radical Islam

February 22, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News New York

Wire Service: AP

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/22/demonstrations-held-outside-kings-office-ahead-of-hearings-on-radical-islam/

New York Congressman Peter King wants to investigate why Muslims are becoming more radical here in the United States.

 

But as CBS 2’s Demetra Ganias...

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Famed Islamic School Riven By Battle for Control

February 21, 2011

Author: Ravi Nessman

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022101822.html

One of the world's most revered schools of Islamic learning, whose strict interpretations of the Quran inspired the Taliban, is facing a revolt against its newly appointed reformist leader - an MBA with a Facebook fan page.

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Cancel Bigoted Hearings Targeting U.S. Muslims

February 21, 2011

Author: Stephen Prothero

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/21/my-take-cancel-bigoted-hearings-targeting-u-s-muslims/?hpt=T2

According to a new poll, a slim majority - 56 percent - of Americans support upcoming congressional hearings into alleged extremism in the U.S. Muslim community. However, nearly three-quarters - 72 percent - think Congress should not look for...

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British Gay Muslims Seek Islamic Weddings

February 20, 2011

Author: Adrian Goldberg

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12486003

British gay Muslims are joining the global fight for equality and seeking gay Islamic marriage. The BBC's 5 live Investigates speaks to one couple about their 'nikah' - a Muslim matrimonial contract - and asks how they balance their sexuality with the Islamic faith.

 

"We met about three years ago, at an iftar - a breaking of fast during Ramadan.

UK's Muslim Soldiers 'Fighting Extremists Not Muslims'

February 20, 2011

Author: Poonam Taneja

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12504162

With more than 600 Muslims in the British Armed Forces, do those that are deployed on the front line in Afghanistan have to reconcile their beliefs in order to fight hardline Islamic Taliban militants?

 

"My home is the UK. As a Muslim, that's the place I'd happily die for and kill for. That's the same way it's going to remain until my dying day.

Interfaith Fellowship Day Speakers Build Bridges and Embrace Diversity

February 18, 2011

Author: Faith Hampton

Source: The Sun News

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/02/interfaith_fellowship_day_spea.html

Building bridges and embracing diversity was an easy topic for the speakers at the Interfaith Fellowship Day on Feb. 7.

 

The event was at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven.

 

Illene Rosewater, planning committee co-Chair, said this was the event’s...

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Scrutiny Of a Saintly Life Finds a Home Here

February 18, 2011

Author: Edward Eveld

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/18/2665852/scrutiny-of-a-saintly-life-finds.html

Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey ministered to the poor and the sick in France and Turkey for decades. She died 95 years ago, but her work at the site of ruins in Ephesus brings Christians and Muslims together today, which seems miraculous in these times.

 

Clearly she...

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Theologians Discuss Reconciliation

February 17, 2011

Author: Isha Flores

Source: The Dartmouth

http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/17/news/religion

To bring about peace between Christians and Muslims, the followers of both religions should realize that they worship the same God and that their greatest enemies are not each other, according to Miroslav Volf, a theology professor at Yale University Divinity School, and Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford...

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France Plans Nation-Wide Islam and Secularism Debate

February 17, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/17/france-plans-nation-wide-islam-and-secularism-debate/

France’s governing party plans to launch a national debate on the role of Islam and respect for French secularism among Muslims here, two issues emerging as major themes for the presidential election due next year. Jean-François Copé, secretary...

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Opponents to Mosque In Murfreesboro, TN, Say They'll Continue to Fight

February 16, 2011

Author: Scott Broden

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110216/FEATURES10/302160115/1087/FEATURES10/Opponents-Mosque-Murfreesboro-Tenn-say-they-ll-continue-fight

Plaintiffs said they will continue their fight against the right of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to build a mosque here.

 

And county...

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