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Muslims Want Tangible Change On Mideast From Obama

May 31, 2009

Author: Hadeel Al-Shalchi and Karin Laub

Source: Kentucky.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/814022.html

Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq - that's what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia say they want to hear from President Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.

His speech Thursday from...

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Hawaii's Islam Day Resolution Stirs Passions Here, On Mainland

May 31, 2009

Author: Christie Wilson

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090531/NEWS23/905310377/1001

Debate over a legislative resolution designating Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day is testing Hawai'i's reputation as a cultural melting pot.

House Concurrent Resolution 100, establishing a single day this year to acknowledge "the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contributions" of...

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Muslim Sage Recites Hindu Scriptures In Uttar Pradesh

May 29, 2009

Author: Pawan Kumar Shah

Source: Silver Scorpio/ANI

http://silverscorpio.com/muslim-sage-recites-hindu-scriptures-in-uttar-pradesh/

A Muslim sage in Uttar Pradesh has been reciting holy Hindu scriptures at religious functions.

Yasin Bharti, the Muslim sage, resides in the Khoonipur block of Pipraich area.

Yasin not only has complete knowledge about the Quran, but has equal knowledge about Ramayan and...

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Islamic Charity Leaders Get 65-Year Jail Terms

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSN27227774

A U.S. judge on Wednesday handed down 65-year prison sentences to two founders of a U.S. Islamic charity convicted of illegally funneling $12.4 million to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The sentences came some six months after a grand jury convicted the Holy Land Foundation and five of its leaders for conspiracy to support a...

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iPhone Helps American Muslims Eat Halal On-the-Go

May 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Watan

http://www.watan.com/en/the-community/544-watan.html

Finding a halal restaurant just became significantly easier for American Muslims, thanks to a new smart phone application launched this month that makes dietary religious observance a piece of cake.

Ask dietary-cautious Muslims in the west what their major challenge is when it comes to eating religiously-permitted foods and they'll say finding a halal...

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Thai Insurgency Takes Toll On Both Buddhists, Muslims

May 24, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-05-23-buddhist-muslim_N.htm

The young Muslim man says he watched helplessly as soldiers broke his father's bones and punctured his lungs with vicious kicks. After seven hours of relentless torture the Muslim religious leader died cradled in his lap.

In a nearby village, a 7-year-old Buddhist...

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Muslims Hope Mosque ‘Sheds Light On Islam’

May 23, 2009

Author: Erin Wisdom

Source: St. Joseph News-Press

http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2009/may/23/muslims-hope-mosque-sheds-light-islam/?local

Shamsuddin Rager had never been a Muslim in a city without a mosque until he moved to St. Joseph two years ago.

Mr. Rager, who is originally from Boston, came here from Florida and before that lived in a city in Germany not much larger than St. Joseph — one with...

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Bomb Case Raises Issue Of Islam In Jails

May 23, 2009

Author: Gary Fields and Suzanne Sataline

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124303841574048865.html

The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment.

Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some...

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Muslim Chef Loses Tribunal Case

May 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8064474.stm

A Muslim chef who accused the Metropolitan Police of religious discrimination when told he must handle pork has lost his tribunal case.

Hasanali Khoja was told he would be expected to handle pork products at his new job at the Empress State Building in Earls Court, west London.

The 60-year-old from Edgware, north-west...

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N.Y. Synagogue Hosts Diverse Meeting After Bomb Threat

May 22, 2009

Author: Shawn Cohen

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-22-bomb-plot-diverse-meeting_N.htm

Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders this morning gathered to denounce religious hatred and express solidarity two days after a Riverdale terrorist plot was foiled.

They spoke in a joint news conference at the Riverdale Jewish Center, one of two sites targeted by four men who had allegedly planned...

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