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Artist Who Set Off Muslim Fury Visits City

September 29, 2009

Author: James Barron

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/nyregion/30cartoon.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A Danish caricaturist is making his first tour of the United States since the 2005 publication of his cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked fury across the Muslim world, according to a Danish press freedom group that is promoting the trip.

The International...

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Forum At Islamic Center Of Irving Gives Attendees a Chance to 'Address the Stereotypes'

September 26, 2009

Author: Lori Stahl

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/092709dnmetislamforum.3d2da17.html

On Saturday, the Islamic Center of Irving hosted a forum on the faith's contributions to world history. Next month it will have an open house called "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor."

After a week of alarming headlines, it's easy to see why such outreach...

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AMV Hosts Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner for San Francisco Bay Area’s Diverse Community

September 26, 2009

Author: Adeel Iqbal

Source: American Muslim Voice

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

Old friends and new friends from all around the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse communities came together for an Eid-ul-Fitr dinner celebration with American Muslim Voice this weekend.

"As always, you have fed my spirit even as you have fed (overfed?) my body," wrote Derrick Kikuchi of Daly City s Reach and Teach in the guestbook that floated around the room...

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Lomita, CA Mosque Gets Mosque Expansion Plans Approved

September 25, 2009

Author: Saadia Khan

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=912

Members of the Islamic Center of the South Bay (ICSB) located in Lomita, CA have exemplified leadership through their persistence and direct engagement with the Planning Commission of Lomita regarding renovations they are planning to make for their center.

Recently, certain members of the broader Lomita community expressed concern with renovations ICSB wanted...

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The Steady Rise Of Islamic Finance

September 23, 2009

Author: Emily Buchanan and Bhasker Solanki

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8270490.stm

London has become one of the biggest centres for Islamic finance in the world, with five Islamic banks, and many others in the high street offering Islamic financial products, or "windows" as they are known.

The growth of Islamic finance has been an unexpected outcome of the attacks on the World Trade Center of 11 September 2001.

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Terror Investigation Underscores Difficult Role for Police In Developing Muslim Sources

September 23, 2009

Author: Ann Rodgers

Source: Daily Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailypress.com/news/world/sns-ap-us-muslims-law-enforcement,0,2645034,print.story

The arrest of a Queens imam who investigators had considered a trusted partner was a blow in more ways than one for law enforcement.

No matter the outcome, the case is bound to complicate the already fraught relations...

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30+ Prominent Religious Leaders Send Letter Of Support to Obama for Comprehensive Middle East Peace

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=910

MPAC leaders joined more than 30 of the nation's most prominent and diverse religious leaders in signing onto a public letter in support of "strong U.S. leadership to achieve a negotiated sustainable resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In the letter, which was coordinated by Churches for Middle East Peace, the leaders said that the opportunity for a two...

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Young Muslims Use Punk to Loosen Their Religion

September 20, 2009

Author: Kate Shellnutt

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/1778313,muslim-islam-punk-rock-kominas-092009.article

The notion of Muslims playing punk rock may seem like incongruous cultures -- profanity-laden lyrics following the religion's traditional greeting ("Salaam aleikum"), melodic Middle Eastern strumming punctuates noisy guitar feedback, purple and red mohawks...

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Eid Mubarak From MPAC & President Obama

September 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=909

The Muslim Public Affairs Council today welcomed President Barack Obama's Eid message to Muslims worldwide, and extended its own wishes for a blessed Eid marked by faith, prosperity and joy. 

During this month, over 1.3 billion Muslims worldwide have practiced restraint and generosity as a reflection of their commitment to God and in fulfillment of...

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Muslim Teen Alleges Discrimination By Abercrombie & Fitch

September 18, 2009

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6625271.html

A Muslim teenager claims in a federal lawsuit that she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store at a Tulsa mall because she wore a head scarf.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 17-year-old...

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