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Islamic Center Near Ground Zero Has New Imam

January 14, 2011

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/nyregion/15mosque.html?ref=religionandbelief

Long-simmering tensions between co-founders of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero led to a parting of the ways on Friday that sharply reduced the role of one: the imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, long the project’s public face.

 

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will...

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Opponent Seeks to Block Construction Of Downtown Mosque

January 11, 2011

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/nyregion/12mosque.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief

Lawyers representing a firefighter who is suing to block the development of a Muslim community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan filed a motion on Tuesday seeking to block the developers from doing any construction on the site.

 

The motion, filed in State Supreme...

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Angst About Islamist Groups Goes Mainstream In Germany

January 9, 2011

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010800335.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...

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Vandals Desecrate Place of Worship

January 8, 2011

Author: Kevin Schwaller

Source: Ozarks First

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=383566

Vandals spread messages of intolerance at one of the only places for Muslims to worship in the immediate Springfield area.

 

Members of the Islamic Center of Springfield say they attended evening prayer Friday. When they returned on Saturday morning, they found graffiti on three of the four walls of the structure.

Islam En Español: In Conversion, a New Identity

January 7, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/nyregion/09muslims.html?ref=religionandbelief

At the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center in Union City, N.J., there are Spanish-language classes on the Koran and an annual Latino Muslim Day. About 35 percent of the center’s congregation is Hispanic, and there are frequent conversions in which Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans,...

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Egypt's Muslims Attend Coptic Christmas Mass, Serving As 'Human Shields'

January 7, 2011

Author: Yasmine El-Rashidi

Source: Ahram Online

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/95/3365/Egypt/Attack-on-Egypt-Copts/Egypts-Muslims-attend-Christian-Coptic-mass,-servi.aspx

Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had a been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims...

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The Islamification Of Britain: Record Numbers Embrace Muslim Faith

January 4, 2011

Author: Jerome Taylor and Sarah Morrison

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-islamification-of-britain-record-numbers-embrace-muslim-faith-2175178.html

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam...

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Violence Shows Christian, Muslim Split In Nigeria

January 3, 2011

Author: Jon Gambrell

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010300809.html

Multiple explosions rocked a central Nigerian city, another bomb killed at least four at an army barracks in the capital and a radical Muslim sect burned churches in the northeast.

 

The new violence over the past two...

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Church Pushes for Tolerance, Understanding Among Muslims and Christians

January 3, 2011

Author: Sarah Dopson

Source: The Montgomery Village Patch

http://montgomeryvillage.patch.com/articles/church-pushes-for-tolerance-understanding-among-muslims-and-christians

With religious differences at the root of so many worldly conflicts, members of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church are promoting tolerance at home and trying to bridge the gap in interfaith understanding.

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Jacksonville Imam’s Interfaith Work Hooks Gov.-Elect Rick Scott

January 2, 2011

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2011-01-02/story/jacksonville-imam%E2%80%99s-interfaith-work-hooks-gov-elect-rick-scott

Jacksonville Imam Enrique Rasheed sees no spiritual or political contradictions in praying for and with conservative Christians and Republicans, many of whom are openly distrustful of Muslims these...

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Working to Boost Social Activism Among Muslims

January 1, 2011

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-community-20110101,0,6014477.story

For the first 15 years of his working life, Naim Shah Jr. was the personal assistant to the imam at Masjid Ibadallah, a mosque in Los Angeles. He helped with Friday sermons and religious classes and dealt primarily with his Muslim congregants.

 

But for the last six...

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