Islam

First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center

October 2, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/nyregion/03muslim.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Visitors to the upper floors of the Muslim community center planned for near ground zero would walk through lofty spaces — for art exhibitions, for contemplation and prayer, for programs on interreligious dialogue, for a 9/11 memorial — as sunlight streams through...

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India Less Tense After Court Verdict On Holy Site

October 1, 2010

Author: Biswajeet Banerjee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/30/AR2010093000523.html

Schools, shops and businesses reopened Friday as fears of violence ebbed in northern India following a court order to divide a disputed holy site between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Thousands of government forces...

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Hindus Help Rebuild Mosque In Karnataka Village

September 28, 2010

Author: Vincent D'Souza

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6639377.cms?frm=mailtofriend

As the nation anxiously awaits one mosque verdict, villagers in Karnataka's Gadag district have made their judgment clear as far as their local mosque is concerned. The spirited folk of Purtageri, a village around 500km from Bangalore, dissolved religious lines to come together and rebuild a mosque...

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With Islam In the Spotlight, Prejudice Felt On Campus

September 27, 2010

Author: Yara Elmjouie

Source: Washington Square News

http://nyunews.com/news/2010/09/26/27islam/

The proposed construction of Park51, the Islamic Center near Ground Zero, has been making headlines all summer; for some students at NYU, the heightened sentiment of "Islamaphobia" has hit close to home.

 

WSN recently conducted an unscientific poll and asked "What do you think about the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero?" While 54...

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Disneyland OKs Headscarf for Muslim Employee

September 27, 2010

Author: Laura Bly

Source: USA Today

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2010/09/disney-oks-headscarf-for-muslim-employee/125413/1

A Muslim woman who said Disneyland wouldn't let her wear a religious headscarf on her job as a vacation planner or ticket seller - the second such complaint in recent weeks - has reached an agreement with the Southern California theme park...

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Resolution Intends to Limit 'Pro-Islamic' Bias

September 25, 2010

Author: Terrence Stutz

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-sboe_25tex.ART.State.Edition1.33b8be8.html

The State Board of Education on Friday instructed textbook publishers to make sure their new world history texts are more favorable to Christianity and less positive toward Islam if they want to sell their books in Texas.

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A Backdrop On Islam In America

September 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/09/a-backdrop-on-islam-in-america/

American leaders who criticize the proposed Islamic community center in lower Manhattan are not only shamelessly exploiting American fears about Islam for political gain, but are fruitlessly flailing against a new demographic reality, said Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion...

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