Islam

Defiance Grows As Iran’s Leader Sets Vote Review

June 15, 2009

Author: Robert F. Worth and Nazila Fathi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/world/middleeast/16iran.html

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in silence through central Tehran on Monday to protest Iran’s disputed presidential election in an extraordinary show of defiance from a broad cross section of society, even as the nation’s supreme leader called for a formal review of results he had endorsed...

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A.C.L.U. Report Says Antiterror Fight Undercuts Liberty Of Muslim Donors

June 15, 2009

Author: Stephanie Strom

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/us/16charity.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The fight against terrorism has dealt a harsh blow to Muslim charities and interfered with their donors’ religious freedom, a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union concludes.

The report says statutes that it describes as overly broad and enforced in a discriminatory manner...

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Formal Opening Of Roxbury Mosque, Two Days Of Events Set for This Month

June 14, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/06/14/roxbury_mosque_to_open_formally_this_month/

The long-awaited, much-debated new mosque in Roxbury Crossing is scheduled formally to open at the end of this month.

The Muslim American Society, which is operating the new Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, or ISBCC...

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Demonstrators Support Area Muslim Group

June 14, 2009

Author: David Chanen

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/48005352.html

Representatives from more than a dozen Somali civil, religious and political organizations gathered Saturday to rebut allegations that a Muslim civil rights group is blocking an FBI inquiry into the disappearances of dozens of Twin Cities Somali men.

Last week, relatives of a Minneapolis teenager who said he was recently killed in Somalia and a Somali...

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Assault On Muslim Under Investigation

June 13, 2009

Author: Christina Lane

Source: Longview News-Journal

http://www.news-journal.com/news/content/news/stories/2009/06/13/06132009_gilmer_muslim.html

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a Gilmer man who claims he was attacked because he is Muslim, officials said Friday.

Sheriff's investigator Mark Moore said law enforcement officers took a report from James Berry, 34, who...

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Muslim Charities, Mosques Get Lessons On Fundraising

June 12, 2009

Author: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-muslim-charity-12-jun12,0,3690922.story

In an auditorium at Elmhurst College, more than 100 leaders of area mosques and Muslim non-profits looked to an unusual mix of sources for help with one of their primary dilemmas since Sept. 11 -- how to fulfill the Islamic obligation to do charitable works, especially abroad,...

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Gasoline Found At Mosque Site In Arlington Spurs Fears

June 12, 2009

Author: Jim Douglas

Source: WFAA-TV

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090611_mo_gasoline.7081b6f6.html

Vandalism at construction sites is fairly common; but when a crescent moon sits atop the site, any incident can be viewed through the prism of fear.

Mouffa Nahhas is president of the mosque being built at Cooper Street and the Road to Six Flags in north...

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Top Sunni Lawmaker Killed Outside Baghdad Mosque

June 12, 2009

Author: Kim Gamel

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6476262.html

The moderate leader of the largest Sunni bloc in parliament was assassinated Friday after delivering a sermon at a Baghdad mosque, a killing that could set back efforts to reconcile differences between the two Muslim sects before national elections.

Harith al-Obeidi, 47,...

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Observant Muslims Find More Options for Dining Out

June 11, 2009

Author: Purva Patel

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6470251.html

Aleena Charania can choose from traditional shwarmas and kebabs when she visits Busy Boy Sandwiches, a 4-year-old cafe on Hillcroft.

But Charania, an observant Houston Muslim who eats only halal, the Islamic version of kosher, usually opts for the hamburger or Philly cheesesteak.

“Definitely, when...

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Buddhist Monk Killed In South Thai Violence

June 11, 2009

Author: Martin Petty

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP361306

A Buddhist monk was killed and another seriously injured when they were gunned down while collecting alms as more violence erupted in Thailand's restive south, police said on Friday.

The attack was the latest in a recent flare-up of bloody violence in the Muslim-majority region near the Malaysian border, where nearly 3,500 people have been...

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Sikhs Continue to Face Conflict At the Hands Of the Taliban

June 10, 2009

Author: Aftab Mughal

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=5554

Sikhs and other non-Muslims living in Pakistan are facing huge challenges at the hands of the Taliban,

The Bara-based Lashkar-e-Islam (LI, an Islamic militant group) has imposed jizya, an Islamic tax, on the non-Muslim communities, including Sikhs, Hindus and Christians living in the Khyber Agency, a tribal region of North West Frontier Post (NWFP) near...

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Debate Erupts Over Muslim School In Virginia

June 10, 2009

Author: Theo Emery

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/us/11fairfax.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

For years, children’s voices rang out from the playground at the Islamic Saudi Academy in this heavily wooded community about 20 miles west of Washington. But for the last year the campus has been silent as academy officials seek county permission to erect a new classroom building and move hundreds...

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Documentary Explores Women’s Role In Islamic World

June 9, 2009

Author: Cecelia Mason

Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting

http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=9946

When Morgantown native Asra Nomani walked through the front door of the local mosque - something women were not allowed to do - she created tension in the community. Her story is now a PBS documentary premiering Wednesday.

Journalist and Morgantown native Asra Nomani saw Islamic extremism up close when her friend and former Wall...

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