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Churches Read From Quran In Face of Proposed Quran Burning

September 13, 2010

Author: Amy Zerba

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/13/churches-read-from-quran-in-face-of-proposed-quran-burning/

Rev. Larry Reimer’s says there's a simple message at the core of his faith: people have more in common than they have in conflict.

It's one reason he chose to have a passage from the Quran read at the United Church of Gainesville, part of the United Church of...

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Students’ New Campaign Fights Islamophobia

September 13, 2010

Author: Mary E. O'Leary

Source: The New Haven Register

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/09/13/news/new_haven/doc4c8d99ae18b9f677991290.txt

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker who has fought racism for the past nine years, and still she found herself overwhelmed and paralyzed by the anti-Muslim sentiment flowing from controversy over the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York.

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Imam Talks Compromise on Islamic Center

September 13, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/nyregion/14imam.html

The imam working on the planned Muslim community center near ground zero said Monday he was open to all options to resolve the fierce dispute surrounding it, while possibly provoking the project’s opponents by declaring that the site, two blocks from the former World Trade Center, was not “hallowed ground.”

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Tariq Ramadan: Even Now, Muslims Must Have Faith In America

September 12, 2010

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/10/AR2010091005366.html

Just a short time ago, Europe seemed to be the part of the West where fears of Islam were most evident, with its bitter controversies over headscarf bans or the construction of mosques in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Yet in recent weeks, America's relationship...

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Celebrating Id al-Fitr Under Watchful Eyes Of China

September 12, 2010

Author: Edward Wong

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/world/asia/13kashgar.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Barbershop floors were littered with the remains of men’s haircuts and beard-trims. Women in head scarves walked the dusty streets carrying plastic bags stuffed with food from the bazaars: melons, grapes, fried sweets, Frisbee-shaped bread, chunks of freshly butchered...

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Tariq Ramadan: Even Now, Muslims Must Have Faith In America

September 12, 2010

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/10/AR2010091005366.html

Just a short time ago, Europe seemed to be the part of the West where fears of Islam were most evident, with its bitter controversies over headscarf bans or the construction of mosques in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Yet in recent weeks, America's relationship...

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Celebrating Id al-Fitr Under Watchful Eyes Of China

September 12, 2010

Author: Edward Wong

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/world/asia/13kashgar.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Barbershop floors were littered with the remains of men’s haircuts and beard-trims. Women in head scarves walked the dusty streets carrying plastic bags stuffed with food from the bazaars: melons, grapes, fried sweets, Frisbee-shaped bread, chunks of freshly butchered...

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Muslim Duo Visits 30 Mosques In 30 States

September 11, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100911/NEWS05/100911017/Muslim-duo-visits-30-mosques-in-30-states

Two young Muslims who traveled across America during Ramadan to visit 30 mosques in 30 days ended their religious journey Friday in metro Detroit, where they celebrated the end of the Islamic holy month with local residents.

 

It was a...

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Muslim Duo Visits 30 Mosques In 30 States

September 11, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100911/NEWS05/100911017/Muslim-duo-visits-30-mosques-in-30-states

Two young Muslims who traveled across America during Ramadan to visit 30 mosques in 30 days ended their religious journey Friday in metro Detroit, where they celebrated the end of the Islamic holy month with local residents.

 

It was a...

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Western Massachusetts Muslims Say Hostilities Against Them Flaring Up

September 10, 2010

Author: Sandra Constantine

Source: The Republican

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/western_massachusetts_muslims_1.html

Local Muslims say hostilities against them and their religion have flared up in recent weeks in the wake of the heated controversies about a proposed mosque near Ground Zero, the threatened burning of the Quran and the 9/11 anniversary.

 

Hostilities include graffiti...

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Pa. Mosque Opens Peacefully Near Synagogue, Church

September 10, 2010

Author: Kathy Matheson

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hbRVaR3Zb_4XPI02qnpnFK97SovgD9I4VSI00

A new mosque recently opened in this well-to-do suburb of Philadelphia, but not many people noticed.

That was fine with leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge. Amid a tense national climate for U.S. Muslims, they...

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