Islam

U.S. Muslims Debate Over Holding Services In English

February 19, 2010

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Deseret News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010652/US-Muslims-debate-over-holding-services-in-English.html

Sana Rahim was born in the cowboy country of southeastern Wyoming, to Pakistani parents who had emigrated so her father could earn a doctorate.

She speaks Urdu with her family but can't read or write the...

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Halal Meals Come to Homebound Muslims In Mich.

February 19, 2010

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100220/ap_on_re_us/us_halal_house_call

Mariam Wehbe learned about a program offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law at a good time — poor health made cooking impossible and a grandson who helps her had to cut back to devote more time to school.

Plus, as a Muslim, she could keep halal...

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Racist Graffiti On French Mosque for 6th Time

February 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Charleston Gazette

Wire Service: AP

http://wvgazette.com/ap/ApInternational/201002180125

France's main Muslim group says a mosque has been defaced with racist graffiti in the sixth such incident this year.

The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith says racist words were painted over the weekend on the walls of the mosque in Sorgues, in the picturesque Vaucluse region...

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Under Indonesia’s Surface, An Intricate Quilt Of Faiths

February 17, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/world/asia/18indo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

As if on cue, the two Buddhist monks in saffron robes appeared one late afternoon recently, seemingly out of nowhere, to complete the picture of Indonesia’s religious past and present.

The visitors stood at the edge of a large fenced-off pit where a ninth-century Hindu temple had...

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Berlin Film Follows Muslims Struggling With Crises

February 17, 2010

Author: Geir Moulson

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021701275.html?nav=hcmoduletmv

A first-time German director's film about Muslims struggling to come to terms with unwanted pregnancy, homosexuality and other challenges to their beliefs debuted Wednesday at the Berlin film festival....

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Cinemas Fight Islam Stereotypes

February 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/cinemas-fight-islam-stereotypes

The stereotypical media cliches about Islam, cultural identity, fundamentalism and honor killing are taking the central stage in this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

"It has taken nearly 10 years after 9/11, but these issues are finally going from the headlines into the cinemas," German director...

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Vandalism At Nashville Mosque Pulls Faiths Together

February 14, 2010

Author: Natalia Mielczarek

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100214/NEWS06/2140356/Vandalism+at+Nashville+mosque+pulls+faiths+together

At least 150 people, including spiritual leaders from several faiths, spent Saturday morning at the Islamic Center of Nashville learning about the world's second-largest religion and pledging their support for local Muslims...

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U.S. Envoy Is to Be Link to Muslims

February 13, 2010

Author: Helene Cooper

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/us/politics/14muslim.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

President Obama has appointed Rashad Hussain, a deputy White House counsel, to be his representative to the Muslim world, White House officials said Saturday.

Mr. Hussain will become the special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, an intergovernmental group with 57 member states that calls itself the collective voice...

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President Obama Addresses the U.S.-Islamic World Forum

February 13, 2010

Author: Rashad Hussain

Source: The White House Blog

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/02/13/president-obama-addresses-us-islamic-world-forum

 

Today, the President addressed by video the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar.  He outlined the actions the United States has taken since his speech in Cairo, Egypt last June, in which he called for a new beginning...

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Muslim Woman's Veil Case Represents Clash Of Values In Spain

February 13, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/12/AR2010021205010_pf.html

This sunny little resort on the Mediterranean shore has long been a favorite for weekenders seeking to escape the congestion of nearby Barcelona for a dose of sandy beaches and sea breezes.

But Cunit has gained a new distinction: It is famous in Spain as the town where a...

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Algerian Inter-Faith Leaders Call for More Religious Freedom

February 12, 2010

Author: Walid Ramzi

Source: Magharebia

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/features/2010/02/12/feature-01

Algeria is a religiously tolerant nation that will never encroach on the rights of non-Muslims to worship, Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdellah Ghlamallah told participants at an Algiers seminar on Wednesday (February 10th).

Under the banner of "Religious Worship: A...

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