Islam

Hindus And Muslims Join Hands to Renovate a Temple In Kashmir

October 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_hindus-and-muslims-join-hands-to-renovate-a-temple-in-kashmir_1299907

A group of Kashmiri Hindus and local Muslims have set an example of brotherhood and communal harmony by coming together to renovate an abandoned temple in Srinagar city. 

Shiv Ji Temple Welfare Committee (STWC) has taken the initiative to...

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Muslims Lack Allies In Concerns About FBI Undercover Program

October 16, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/is_spying_on_a_house_of_worship_a_good_idea1/

After all, Warpehoski said, his group, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, had once been the target of FBI surveillance during the Vietnam War.

So Warpehoski, a Quaker, wrote a letter earlier this year to Attorney General Eric...

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8 Mosques to Host 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbor' Open House

October 15, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091015/LIFESTYLE04/910150403/1041/8-mosques-to-host--Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor--open-house

Eight metro Detroit mosques are encouraging non-Muslims to visit their houses of worship Saturday as part of a coordinated open house to promote better understanding of the Quran holy book and Islam...

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Lilburn Residents Mad Over Mosque

October 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Wire Service: AP

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Plans to build a mosque to house an expanding Muslim community are causing outcry in Lilburn by residents who argue the large facility will disturb their small-town way of life.

A founder of the 11-year-old local congregation of Dar-E Abbas says the 10,000-square-foot mosque will be a national...

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Latest Fla. Court Battle Centers Around Teenage Convert

October 13, 2009

Author: Amy Green

Source: Religion News Service

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

First there was Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy torn between two nations. Then there was Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman torn between two families. Now comes Rifqa Bary, the teenage runaway torn between two faiths.

If you’re...

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Geert Wilders Wins Appeal Against Ban On Travelling to UK

October 13, 2009

Author: Alan Travis

Source: Times Online

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/13/geert-wilders-wins-appeal-ban-uk

The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders intends to travel to London next week after an immigration tribunal ruling overturned a ban on visiting Britain.

The Home Office said it was disappointed after the tribunal rejected its claim that his presence could "inflame community tensions and lead to...

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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

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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 Muslim communities.

"It's not...

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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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Muslim Group Calls for Burka Ban In Canada

October 7, 2009

Author: Ron Nurwisah

Source: National Post

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A Canadian Muslim group is calling on Ottawa to ban the wearing of the burka in public, saying the argument that the right to wear it is protected by the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of religion is false.

“The burka has absolutely no place in Canada,” said Farzana Hassan, of the Muslim Canadian Congress. “In Canada...

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