Islam

'Young Imam' Is the Reality Show Creating All the Buzz In Malaysia

June 24, 2010

Author: James Hookway

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704911704575326623895421154.html

The U.S. has "American Idol." Britain has "The X Factor." Malaysia, one of the world's more progressive Muslim nations, has something rather different—a televised search for the country's most eligible young religious leader.

"Young Imam" might look familiar at first glance. Ten...

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Candidate Denounces Murfreesboro Mosque Proposal

June 24, 2010

Author: Travis Loller

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100625/ap_on_el_ho/us_candidate_mosque_tenn_2

A Tennessee Republican candidate for Congress says plans to build a mosque in a Nashville suburb pose a threat to her state's moral and political foundation.

In a Thursday evening statement, 6th District candidate Lou Ann Zelenik said she stands...

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Sign Vandalized At Future Mosque Site

June 24, 2010

Author: Mark Bell

Source: The Daily News Journal

http://www.dnj.com/article/20100624/NEWS01/100624015/Sign+vandalized+at+future+mosque+site+

A sign marking the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was found vandalized for the second time in less than six months Wednesday, according to an Islamic Center spokesperson.

“At this time we’re going to release one statement and that is...

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D.C. Police Won't Intervene to Remove Women From Mosques

June 21, 2010

Author: Bill Myers

Source: Washington Examiner

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/D_C_-police-won_t-intervene-to-remove-women-from-mosques-96758814.html

The D.C. police department will no longer intervene in an ongoing protest by Islamic women over their place in area mosques, The Washington Examiner has learned.

A group of Muslim women has provoked confrontations in...

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Planned Mosque Near NY's Ground Zero Sparks Debate

June 21, 2010

Author: Karina Ioffee

Source: The Washington Post/Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/21/AR2010062103654.html

Plans to build a mosque near the site of the September 11 attacks have touched off a firestorm among New Yorkers nearly a decade after Muslim extremists linked to al Qaeda slammed planes into the World Trade Center.

The Cordoba House mosque, part of a Muslim...

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Islamic Center Divides County Opinion

June 20, 2010

Author: Scott Broden and Doug Davis

Source: Tennessean/Daily News Journal

http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20100620/NEWS01/100619008

Inflammatory comments over a new Islamic center south of Murfreesboro have residents and professionals arguing their points while many more are calling it one of the ugliest displays of religious intolerance in the county’s history.

Questions of whether the public was given adequate...

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A Marine, a Mosque, a Question

June 18, 2010

Author: Jim Dwyer

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/nyregion/20about.html?ref=religion_and_belief

A few hours after the town hall meeting began, deep into the question-and-answer portion, Bill Finnegan lined up for a turn at the microphone. He had not come with any intention to speak, but as the evening dragged on, he changed his mind.

A Muslim group had made a deal to buy an empty convent...

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Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

June 17, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/NEWS06/100617097/Minorities-tell-Congress-of-racial-profiling

The stories of minorities being racially profiled in Michigan and other states were heard today at a Congressional hearing held by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing featured testimony...

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