Islam

Hindu Americans Welcome Obama's Speech to Muslims, Wonder Why Hindus Ignored

June 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/292

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed President Obama's much heralded speech in Cairo, Egypt, that was billed by the White House as an address to the global Muslim community. In a nearly hour long speech, President Obama condemned Islamic extremism while also calling for increased tolerance and pluralism in many officially Muslim countries...

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Mohan Died a Muslim, Says Court

June 5, 2009

Author: Lisa Goh and Rashita A. Hamid

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/5/courts/4055243&sec=courts

The Syariah High Court has ruled that deceased art director Mohan Singh was a Muslim at the time of his death on May 25 and should be buried according to Muslim rites.

Syariah High Court judge Justice Mohamad Khalid Shaee @ Shaii ruled that Mohan Singh’s conversion was valid...

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Festival for New York, That Muslim City

June 4, 2009

Author: Felicia R. Lee

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/arts/05musl.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The hookahs looked like exotic animals lurking in Hookahnuts, a shop for gifts and food in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In various shades of red, blue and green, these water pipes, used to smoke flavored tobacco, were the most vivid sign of the shop’s Middle Eastern culture, presented among an eye-catching...

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Obama, Once Fearful Of Muslim Ties, Now Embraces Them

June 4, 2009

Author: Tiffany Stanley

Source: Religion News Service

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

Dogged by persistent but untrue rumors that he was a closet Muslim, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign carefully sidestepped questions about his Muslim ancestry and asked two Muslim women in headscarves to take seats away from the cameras....

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O.C. Mosque Vandalized With Spray Painted Threats

June 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KTLA News

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-mosque-vandals,0,194500.story

A Southern California mosque has been vandalized with racial slurs and spray painted threats.

Police Sgt. Tom Bruce said an officer spotted the slurs and expletives painted on the Islamic Center of Cypress on the 5000 block of Ball Road,at 4 a.m. Thursday and the graffiti was still wet to the touch.

The...

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Sikh Council Wants Govt to Issue Directives On Conversion Issues

June 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/3/nation/4034729&sec=nation

The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council is appealing to the Government to issue proper directives to the Islamic religious authorities to prevent any controversy involving a person’s final rites.

The council was referring to the case of Mohan Singh, who died of a heart attack on May 25 but his remains...

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'Real Islam' Just a Phone Call Away

June 2, 2009

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8078344.stm

A telephone and internet helpline offering advice about the true teaching of Islam is being launched in the UK today.

Callers to the Islamic Hotline will get answers to their questions within 48 hours, from scholars trained at one of the world's principal Islamic universities. Users are also able to email their enquiries through the service's website.
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Cops: Religion Fueled Army Office Slay

June 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/02/national/main5056232.shtml

A Muslim convert who already was under federal investigation pleaded not guilty Tuesday in what police called a likely "political and religious" attack that killed a young soldier at a military recruiting center.

Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, was charged in Monday's death of Pvt. William Long, 23, of Conway...

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Russia’s Knotty Policies On Islam, Mirrored In Trial

June 2, 2009

Author: Michael Schwirtz

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/world/europe/03kazan.html?_r=1&ref=world

Almaz Khasanov stood up to a microphone in the green-painted cage where he and his co-defendants sit and made a statement that sent a wave of anxiety through the cramped courtroom here.

“I am a member of the political party, Hizbut Tahrir,” he said in prepared testimony. “The...

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