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Palestinians, Israelis Broke Bread to Commemorate 9/11 Together

September 17, 2009

Author: Judith Sudilovsky

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3369

Indicating a loaf of sweet braided bread on the table, the Muslim man, asked a group of Jews sharing the meal with him: "Why do you eat only this type of bread at the Sabbath meal?" 

Haysam Pakir, a 30-year-old Muslim from Nablus, a Palestinian city in the northern part of the West Bank, was speaking at a dinner...

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During Ramadan, 30 Mosques In 30 Days

September 16, 2009

Author: Solange De Santis

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/during_ramadan_30_mosques_in_30_days/

How many spiritual pilgrimages also include food reviews?

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, New Yorkers Aman Ali, 24, and Bassam Tariq, 22, are breaking the 12-hour daily fasts at iftar dinners and prayer services at a different mosque each evening.

Their...

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Pakistan Rights Groups Seek Answers On Christian’s Death

September 16, 2009

Author: Waqar Gillani and Sabrina Tavernise

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/world/asia/17pstan.html

A Christian man detained on blasphemy charges was found dead in his jail cell on Tuesday in eastern Pakistan. Human rights groups here said he appeared to have been killed, perhaps in collusion with the authorities.

The death of the Christian, Robert Fanish, 20, is part of a rising trend of violence against...

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KC's Muslim Community Breaks Ramadan Fast With a Feast to Remember

September 15, 2009

Author: Anne Brockhoff

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1446081.html

Shortly after 7 p.m. one recent Thursday evening, guests filtered into the warehouse-like Yummy’s Choice kitchen on 39th Street. A grinning Yahia Kamal, chef and owner of the Mediterranean foods company, is still cooking, so he bumps elbows with arriving friends, family and Facebook fans instead of shaking hands.

Kamal already has set out...

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Muslims Press for School Holidays In New York City

September 15, 2009

Author: Suzanne Sataline

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125297372149610431.html

Muslims groups here are pressing city officials to close public schools on two of the faith's holiest days, just as schools do for major Jewish and Christian holidays. But the groups have yet to persuade the man in charge of New York City schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Muslim groups have asked the city to cancel classes on...

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Giving Ramadan a Drumroll In Brooklyn At 4 A.M.

September 12, 2009

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/nyregion/13drummer.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A few hours before dawn, when most New Yorkers are fast asleep, a middle-aged man rolls out of bed in Brooklyn, dons a billowy red outfit and matching turban, climbs into his Lincoln Town Car, drives 15 minutes, pulls out a big drum and — there on the sidewalk of a residential...

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Post-9/11 Discrimination Plagues Detroit Area Sikhs

September 11, 2009

Author: Shawn D. Lewis

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090911/METRO02/909110344/1041/lifestyle04/Post-9/11-discrimination-plagues-Detroit-area-Sikhs

Metro Detroit Sikhs say they have cause for concern today as they, too, reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.

Sikhs, who wear turbans as part of their religion, say they are frequently assumed to be...

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Muslims Hold 9/11 Vigil At White House

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/index.html

To pay homage to the 9/11 terrorist attack victims, the American Muslim Voice Foundation along with Multifaith groups and community organizations held a candle light vigil, on Sept. 11, at Lafayette Park, SE Quadrant (in front of the White House) in Washington DC.

The event included an Iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast) as the...

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Area's Muslims Reach Out to Somali Bantu Immigrants

September 11, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/59089632.html

When the local Somali Bantu community began arriving in Milwaukee in 2003, people came with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Largely illiterate, few spoke English. And little in their decade in the refugee camps of Kenya, where they'd fled Somalia's civil war, prepared them for life in the United States.

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Belgian Schools Ban Muslim Headscarf: Tribunal

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jOauREYO-pnsKGlhSblF0ys0679A

Dutch-language public schools in Belgium will ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves in classes, school officials in the Flanders region announced Friday.

The ban affects 700 schools in the northern region of Flanders, including some in Brussels...

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MPAC Co-Sponsors 2nd Annual Manhattan Borough President Iftar

September 10, 2009

Author: Dalia Mahmoud

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=897

It was perhaps the best microcosm of what both Islam and New York City represent: a kaleidoscope of ethnic backgrounds. MPAC-NYC was the proud sponsor - for the 2nd consecutive year - of last week's annual Ramadan Iftar with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer attended by 350 people at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational center in...

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Man Gets 3 Years for Vandalizing Islamic Center

September 10, 2009

Source: Examiner.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-2210059~Man_gets_3_years_for_vandalizing_Islamic_Center.html

A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for vandalizing the Islamic Center in Cape Girardeau. 

Thirty-two-year-old Nicholas T. Proffit of Cape Girardeau was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of property damage under Missouri's hate crimes law, a...

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