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Mosque Calls the Faithful And the Curious

May 30, 2010

Author: Laura Elder

Source: The Daily News

http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=4a7ba47a268078d8

This blue-collar town in the Bible Belt isn’t a place most people would expect to find a mosque under construction. 

But Friday, crews wielding shrieking power saws and pneumatic hammers were working to complete the small, unassuming building at 2611 FM 1765, near Union Street, on the edge of a working-class...

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Religious Leaders Unite to Blast Cahill

May 29, 2010

Author: Michael Levenson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/29/religious_leaders_unite_to_blast_cahill/

Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim leaders, adorned in the vestments of their respective faiths, stood shoulder to shoulder on the steps of a Roxbury mosque yesterday and strongly condemned state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill for...

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Heeding the Call: Here Come the Muslim 'Imamahs'

May 29, 2010

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7139818.ece

Women imams could be leading prayers in British mosques within 15 years, according to a leading Muslim.

However, resistance from traditionalists means that although women may lead other women, it could be decades before they lead mixed congregations.

The number of female Islamic scholars, or alimahs, is...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Plants An Interfaith Tree At Masjid Al Husseini

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=4664

Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Dawoodi Bohra community at their mosque, Masjid Al Hussein, in Northolt, Middlesex, on May 6. 

The Archbishop met with Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the 52nd Dai Al Mutlaq and spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community. Amongst other topics, the two leaders...

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Muslim Leader Spreads Message Of Peace

May 28, 2010

Author: Josh Dulaney

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_15184640?nclick_check=1

In the face of Islamic extremism, Imam Shamshad Nasir is a tireless champion for the religion and the cause of peace.

The spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Chino drives out to the Carousel Mall each Tuesday to host "Understanding Islam with Imam Shamshad," a 15-minute radio segment...

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Attackers Hit Mosques Of Islamic Sect In Pakistan

May 28, 2010

Author: Waqar Gillani and Jane Perlez

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/world/asia/29pstan.html

Hafeez Malik heard the gunfire outside the mosque, then shots inside the prayer hall.

“People were dying one after the other,” said Mr. Malik, a 55-year-old architect. “I could count more than 20 people dead around me.”

From inside another mosque several miles away near the central...

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Cahill Draws Flak for Comments On Muslim Community

May 28, 2010

Author: Martin Finucane and Michael Levenson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/05/cahills_comment.html

Governor Deval Patrick's campaign said today that gubernatorial challenger Tim Cahill was engaging in "fear-mongering" when he criticized Patrick's attendance last weekend at a forum with the Muslim community.

Patrick "has been and will remain committed to meeting with all...

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Muslim Beauty Queen Looks to Challenge Stereotypes

May 27, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/7025671.html

Rima Fakih's path from Lebanon to Las Vegas, where she was crowned Miss USA on May 16, is not unlike other immigrant success stories, but she stands out because of one notable first: She is very likely the first Miss USA who is Muslim.

At a time when many Americans view Muslims with...

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Muslim Community Leaders Meet With New FBI Assistant Director In Charge

May 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1141

Last week, a number of leaders in Southern California met with the new Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Steven M. Martinez in Los Angeles. Organized by the FBI, the two and a half hour meeting consisted of a forum with a number of community leaders in Los Angeles. Different groups represented included MPAC, the Omar...

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US Envoy to Muslim World Touts Respect And Tolerance

May 27, 2010

Author: Brittany Knotts

Source: Southern California Public Radio

http://www.scpr.org/news/2010/05/27/us-representative-to-the-muslim-world-talks-respec/

In an effort to improve relations between Islam and the West, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named Farah Anwar Pandith as the first ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities.

Pandith spoke to Alex Cohen on the Patt...

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NYC Bus Ads Asking 'Leaving Islam?' Cause a Stir

May 27, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iBg-1E2kjeQkuLZtQMsa4Qtvrw6gD9FUSTLG0

The questions on the ads aren't subtle: Leaving Islam? Fatwa on your head? Is your family threatening you?

A conservative activist and the organizations she leads have paid several thousand dollars for the ads to run on at least...

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