Islam

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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4 Militants Held In Fatal Attack On Christians In Pakistani Town

September 9, 2009

Author: Salman Masood and Waqar Gillani

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/world/asia/10pstan.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Police officials said Wednesday that four militants belonging to two banned groups had been arrested and accused of involvement in the killings of Christians and riots in a Punjabi town on Aug. 1.

At least seven people were killed when armed mobs of...

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(Islamic) High School U.S.A.

September 6, 2009

Author: Dalia Desouky

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/04/AR2009090402255.html

Last month, the Islamic Saudi Academy won approval to expand its 34-acre Popes Head Road campus in Fairfax County. The project generated familiar concerns regarding traffic and other development issues, but it also rekindled debate about the school's curriculum. In 2007, a...

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Muslim Youth Wrestle With Post-9-11 Suspicion

September 6, 2009

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090906/EXTRAS06/90904015/-1/Category=FEATURES05

Kareem El-Refai says he'd never heard of Osama bin Laden before the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center towers in New York collapsed in a burning heap of rubble.

He and his brother, Mostafa, sons of Egyptian immigrants who came to America and built an...

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Swiss Christian, Jewish, Muslim Groups Reject Call to Ban Minarets

September 4, 2009

Author: Stephen Brown

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3338

The Swiss Council of Religions, which groups Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, has issued a statement rejecting a call for the country to ban the construction of minarets at mosques. 

"For the members of a religious community, religious buildings are not only places to gather but also a symbol of their faith and...

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Delays In Muslims’ Cases Spur Interfaith Call to Action

September 4, 2009

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/us/05religion.html

Early one morning last June, fully two hours before his appointment, Mustafa Salih arrived at a federal office here in the Washington suburbs. He wore the new suit he had bought for the occasion. A friend, accompanying him, carried a camera to record the event. Mr. Salih had not slept the previous night.

High emotion was not supposed...

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