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US Muslims Prep for Islamic Holiday — Around 9/11

August 13, 2010

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100813/ap_on_re/us_rel_ramadan_sept11_5

The lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays is creating a potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques.

Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday...

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U.S. State Department Sending Imam Of Proposed New York Mosque to Middle East

August 12, 2010

Author: Matthew Lee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/11/AR2010081106254.html

The imam behind controversial plans for a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks is being sent by the State Department on a religious outreach trip to the Middle East, officials said Tuesday, in a move that drew criticism from...

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Mayor’s Stance on Muslim Center Has Deep Roots

August 12, 2010

Author: Michael Barbaro

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/nyregion/13bloomberg.html?hp

Michael R. Bloomberg is a former Wall Street mogul with a passion for the rights of a private property owner. He is a Jew whose parents asked their Christian lawyer to buy a house and then sell it back to them to hide their identity in an unwelcoming Massachusetts suburb. And he is a politician who regards his...

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Ramadan Or Not, Hunger Hits Pakistan Flood Victims

August 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38671015/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

Pakistani flood survivors already short on food and water began the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday, a normally festive, social time marked this year by misery and fears of an uncertain future.

Damage to crops, roads and bridges have caused food prices to...

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As the Observance Of Ramadan Begins, a Call for Respect for Muslim Neighbors

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100811ramadanrespect.html

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, its Interfaith Relations Commission and the Christian participants in the National Muslim-Christian initiative, have issued the following statement:

As our Muslim neighbors begin their observance of Ramadan with fasting, re-dedicating themselves to God and God's...

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Observing Ramadan? There's an App for That

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129126076

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.

Cell phone applications such as "iPray" or "iQuran" offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the "Find Mecca"...

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Top Religious Leaders Denounce Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment; Express Support for NY Mosque, Community Center

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Faith in Public Life

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2010/08/top_religious_leaders_denounce.html

More than 40 prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and religion scholars issued a statement today condemning the "xenophobia and religious bigotry" fueling the increasingly strident opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. These leaders from...

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Islamophobia: A Threat to American Values?

August 10, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/islamophobia-a-threat-to_b_676765.html

We are passing through difficult and dangerous times. The impact of staggering economic crisis and fears of a continued terrorist threat have spawned a culture of hate that threatens the future of our American way of life and values.

The legacy of the 9/11 and post 9/11...

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Islamophobia: A Threat to American Values?

August 10, 2010

Author: John Esposito

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/islamophobia-a-threat-to_b_676765.html

We are passing through difficult and dangerous times. The impact of staggering economic crisis and fears of a continued terrorist threat have spawned a culture of hate that threatens the future of our American way of life and values.

 

The legacy of the 9/11 and...

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Far From Ground Zero, Opponents Fight New Mosques

August 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jru2qo91uO-7sLpy1Zr0aoZRAn6wD9HFGVP80

Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation's heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near ground zero, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.

Foes of proposed...

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Muslim Youth Gather for Networking Program

August 9, 2010

Author: William O'Brien

Source: The Edmond Sun

http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/x1388783941/Muslim-youth-gather-for-networking-program

The Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium of Oklahoma recently had its networking dinner program at the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. The event was sponsored by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Council on American Islamic Relations that is known by the...

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