Islam

Imam Says Moving Center Could Spur Radicals

September 8, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/nyregion/09mosque.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said on Wednesday night that if he had known how much strife would arise over his plan for a Muslim community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site, he would not have proposed it.

“If I knew that this would happen, that...

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New College Teaches Young American Muslims

September 8, 2010

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129607436

I don't know what I expected to find when I arrived at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif., the country's brand new Muslim liberal arts college. Women in headscarves? Yes, for the most part. Men with heavy beards? No. A lot of prayer and fasting, since it's Ramadan? Absolutely.

What I didn't expect was 24-...

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Halal Foods Expand Reach In France

September 8, 2010

Author: Maia de la Baume

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/world/europe/09france.html?emc=eta1

For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

But on a recent afternoon, Ms. Benchamacha stood in quiet wonderment before the tidy rows of packaged cold cuts in Hal’Shop...

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Imam Says Moving Center Could Spur Radicals

September 8, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/nyregion/09mosque.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said on Wednesday night that if he had known how much strife would arise over his plan for a Muslim community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site, he would not have proposed it.

“If I knew that this would happen, that...

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New College Teaches Young American Muslims

September 8, 2010

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129607436

I don't know what I expected to find when I arrived at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif., the country's brand new Muslim liberal arts college. Women in headscarves? Yes, for the most part. Men with heavy beards? No. A lot of prayer and fasting, since it's Ramadan? Absolutely.

What I didn't expect was 24-...

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Halal Foods Expand Reach In France

September 8, 2010

Author: Maia de la Baume

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/world/europe/09france.html?emc=eta1

For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

But on a recent afternoon, Ms. Benchamacha stood in quiet wonderment before the tidy rows of packaged cold cuts in Hal’Shop...

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Muslim Clerics Urged to Include Environment In Sermons

September 7, 2010

Author: Kristine L. Alave

Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20100907-291038/Muslim-clerics-urged-to-include-environment-in-sermons

The country's ulamas have been urged to take on a new task: preach about the environment.

The local branch of the Muslim Associations for Climate Change Action has asked the country...

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Thailand: Marching 1,100 Kilometres for Peace Between Buddhists And Muslims In the South

September 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,9508,0,0,1,0

More than 70 people, including Buddhist monks, took part in a peace march that began on 11 July and ended on 1 September. Participants walked some 1,100 kilometres, from Mahidol University in Salaya District to the central mosque in Pattani province. Their goal was to tell everyone that peace and coexistence are possible in...

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Mosque Under Construction In Phoenix Vandalized

September 7, 2010

Author: Frank Camacho

Source: Azfamily.com

http://www.azfamily.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/Mosque-under-construction-in-Phoenix-vandalized-102395344.html

Staff at a Phoenix mosque is cleaning up broken glass and graffiti after vandals break in.

The mosque has been under construction near Interstate 17 and Glendale for a while now but recently vandals doused floor with paint after...

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