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NYC Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Center

August 31, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNLTahM5QJw8Ts0SpTgWLjXwN7gAD9HU80TO0

The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel built at the Pentagon as part...

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Vigil In Support of Mosque Near Murfreesboro Draws 150 People

August 31, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100831/NEWS01/8310344/Vigil-in-support-of-mosque-near-Murfreesboro-draws-150-people

Mark West believes in freedom of religion.

That belief brought West out Monday night to a candle light vigil in support of local Muslims in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

It also inspired the...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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Ramadan 2010: The Big Picture

August 30, 2010

Author: Alan Taylor

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/ramadan_2010.html?p1=News_links

Muslim men and women across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint. During Ramadan, the Muslim community fast, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset. Muslims break their fast after sunset with an evening meal called...

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Syrian Soap Operas Confront Taboos and Spark Debate

August 29, 2010

Author: Lina Sinjab

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11102416

Ramadan is a time for prayer and reflection but it is also the most popular season to unveil new TV dramas in the Middle East.

 

Syrian soaps have become popular across the region in recent years due to their realistic plots which have also caused controversy.

 

Religious leaders in Syria have already called for one soap...

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Waite Park Man Won't Pay Fines Over Posting Anti-Islamic Fliers

August 28, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: The St. Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/article/20100828/NEWS01/108270039/1009/Waite-Park-man-won-t-pay-fines-over-posting-anti-Islamic-fliers

Sidney Elyea of Waite Park will be getting a letter next week from the city telling him to stop hanging things on the city’s utility poles. He won’t be paying a fine, though.

An...

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Borough Hall's First-Ever Iftar Dinner

August 27, 2010

Author: Tom Wrobleski

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2010/08/borough_halls_first-ever_iftar.html

The borough's Muslim community and Borough President James P. Molinaro disagree on some critical issues, but the two set aside their differences at Borough Hall's first-ever Iftar dinner.

Iftar is the evening meal during which Muslims break their daily fast during the month...

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Muslims And Jews Gather In Cambridge to Break a Fast, And Raise Money for Pakistan Flood Victims

August 26, 2010

Author: Masha Rifkin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/cambridge/2010/08/muslims_and_jews_gather_in_cam.html

Two hundred Muslims and Jews gathered in Cambridge Monday evening to share an iftar: the evening meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan.

The dinner was organized jointly by the American Jewish Committee Boston chapter (AJC) and the American Islamic Congress (AIC) in...

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Warren Muslims Shaken After Teen Throws Bottle During Prayers

August 26, 2010

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://detnews.com/article/20100826/METRO/8260472/1014/

An imam says he is beefing up security at his mosque after a teenager hurled a glass bottle into its parking lot during nightly Ramadan prayers Tuesday.

 

Imam Steve Mustapha Elturk says the no one was hurt, but the incident has shaken the congregation of the Islamic Organization of North America on Ryan Road near...

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Rider Asks If Cabby Is Muslim, Then Stabs Him

August 25, 2010

Author: N.R. Kleinfield

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/nyregion/26cabby.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

It was the first fare of the cabdriver’s shift. A young man hailed him at the corner of Second Avenue and East 24th Street, wanting to go to 42nd and Second. It was 6 p.m. on Tuesday; the traffic was dense.

Once the fare, Michael Enright, a 21-...

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