Islam

Germany's Angst About Islamists Goes Mainstream

December 5, 2010

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120500060.html

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

 

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and the group that calls itself "Invitation to Paradise...

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Muslims Integral to American Seminaries

December 2, 2010

Author: Joshua Stanton

Source: State of Formation/ Common Ground News Service

https://stateofformation.org/2010/12/muslims-integral-to-american-seminaries/

Seminaries, higher education institutions where professors of religion and religious leaders train students to become clergy, have been present in the United States for centuries. Because seminary students are generally being trained as religious leaders who will oversee...

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Reflections of Religious Understanding

December 2, 2010

Author: Alicia M. Moulton

Source: Bringham Young University Alumni News

http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=2701

Andrew J. Kosorok (BFA ’04) leans over a panel of glass, on which he etched an intricate floral motif. This piece is called Al-Mu’mim, Inspirer of Faith. It represents the growth of God’s creations as they react to trials and blessings.

 

The Harold B. Lee Library recently displayed eight of Kosorok’s...

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Mosque Gains Commission's Approval

December 2, 2010

Author: Jeff Horseman

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_mosque02.48a1845.html

The Temecula Planning Commission voted unanimously late Wednesday to approve a plan to build a mosque on the city's outskirts.

The 5-0 vote followed a 5 ½-hour public hearing in which more than 80 speakers testified for and against the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley mosque...

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Muslims Worldwide Say Respect Is Key to Better Relations With U.S., West

December 1, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.cleveland.com/world/index.ssf/2010/12/muslims_worldwide_say_respect.html

About half of Muslims surveyed worldwide believe the West does not respect them, according to a new Gallup report, and many say not desecrating the Quran and portraying more “accurate” Muslim movie characters could...

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Residents Show Support for Oregon Mosque After Fire

December 1, 2010

Author: Jeff Barnard

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/30/AR2010113000743.html

Steady rain Tuesday didn't stop people from attending a candlelight vigil in support of an Islamic center targeted by an apparent hate crime after a teen who occasionally worshipped there was accused of planning mass killings in...

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Federal Judge Keeps Sharia Law Restriction Out Of Oklahoma Constitution

November 30, 2010

Author: Nolan Clay and Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://newsok.com/article/3519080

An Oklahoma City federal judge Monday ruled against a voter-approved restriction on Islamic law.

 

In a 15-page order, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange continued to keep the restriction out of the Oklahoma Constitution. Her ruling was a victory for an Oklahoma City Muslim leader who had complained his constitutional religious rights were in jeopardy...

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Dances of Joy, Words of Love At Rumi Festival

November 30, 2010

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/11/30/2482724/dances-of-joy-words-of-love-at.html

Every December, Kansas City Sufis celebrate the 13th-century mystic who is among the best-selling poets in America today.

 

Jelaluddin Rumi was a highly respected scholar in Konya in modern Turkey when he met Shams of Tabriz. Their scandalously intense friendship ended four...

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Portland's Somali Community Unites to Condemn Alleged Pioneer Courthouse Square Bomb Plot

November 27, 2010

Author: Molly Hottle

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/portlands_somali_community_uni.html

After an attempted terrorist attack was foiled Friday in Portland, Ahmed Ali wants only one thing: to tell the world that the portrait alleged attacker Mohamed Osman Mohamud painted of the Somali community is far from the truth.

 

"He ruined it for everybody,"...

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Uganda Rabbi Hopes to Be First Jew In Parliament

November 26, 2010

Author: Jennifer Lipman

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/41836/uganda-rabbi-hopes-be-first-jew-parliament

A Ugandan Jew who grew up under Idi Amin is aiming to become the first member of his community to be elected to the country's parliament.

When Ugandans go to the polls in February Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, 41, hopes to be chosen to represent the mostly Muslim area of...

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