Islam

In a Chino Mosque, Ahmadis Can Worship Freely

October 12, 2009

Author: David Kelly

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/12/local/me-beliefs12?pg=2

During the last days of Ramadan, Ahmad Chaudhry Nuruddin shut himself inside a small cubicle at the Bait ul Hameed Mosque with only a mattress, a chair and a few religious books.

The slightly stooped 79-year-old strung a white sheet over the entrance to perfect his isolation.

For the next few days, Nuruddin...

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As War On Terror Continues, Muslims In U.S. Feel Unfairly Implicated

October 11, 2009

Author: Lelia Fadel

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/437/story/1502000.html

As the FBI pursues one alleged terrorist plot after another, Muslim Americans are grappling with a widespread sense that the government thinks they all could be terrorists.

In dozens of interviews across the country, McClatchy Newspapers has found that the government's search for the enemy within is threatening to divide and destroy America's...

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One In Four People Is Muslim, Says Study

October 8, 2009

Author: Peter Beaumont

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/08/muslim-population-islam-survey

Islam may be most closely associated with the Middle East, where it emerged in Arabia in the seventh century, but today the region is home to only one in five of the world's Muslims, according to a study of thereligion's global distribution.

The world's Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion,...

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NY Officials Investigate Blast At Islamic School

October 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Post-Standard

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-2258552~NY_officials_investigate_blast_at_Islamic_school.html

Syracuse fire officials are investigating the cause of a basement explosion that forced the evacuation of a private Islamic school.

Authorities said it's too early to say whether the explosion at 3:30 p.m. Thursday was...

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HPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime At Mosque

October 8, 2009

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6658660.html

The FBI and Houston police are investigating a possible hate crime after someone scrawled anti-Islamic remarks on the wall of a southwest Houston mosque.

About 4 p.m. Wednesday, an unidentified man entered the Turkish Center Mosque at 9301 W. Bellfort and wrote hateful phrases about Islam and Muslims on the...

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Feds May Look Into Attack On Ann Arbor Muslims

October 7, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091007/METRO/910070368/1041/lifestyle04/Feds-may-look-into-attack-on-Ann-Arbor-Muslims

The attorney for two Muslim teens attacked last month aboard a school bus is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to step in after Washtenaw County prosecutors decided not to file ethnic intimidation...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Revellers-flock-to-Diwali-celebration.5702424.jp

A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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Probes Test Trust That Authorities Strove to Win From U.S. Muslims

October 5, 2009

Author: Carrie Johnson and Robin Shulman

Source: The Washington Post

Investigators seeking to uncover terrorist plots for years have walked a fine line between keeping tabs on the Muslim community and alienating the same people who could serve as an early warning signal.

That tenuous balance has been tested again in what law enforcement authorities say is one of the most worrisome terrorism investigations in decades, the unfolding case against Denver shuttle bus driver Najibullah Zazi, who has been charged with conspiracy to...

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Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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Muslim Playwrights Focus On Universal Themes

October 1, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslim_playwrights_focus_on_universal_themes3/

Let’s start with a disclaimer: the Islamic prayers, Urdu expressions and youth-culture slang (like FOB, as in “Fresh Off Boat") which pepper the new play, “The Domestic Crusaders,” may not be familiar to all American audiences.

But...

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