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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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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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