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Islam Week to Build Understanding

January 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7821842.stm

Non-Muslims in Gloucester are being invited to find out more about the Islamic faith during a week of events.

Discover Islam Week has been organised by the city and county council and the police in partnership with the Friendship Cafe in Barton Street.

Organisers say the idea is for visitors to taste,...

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'The Hijabi Monologues' Speaks to Muslims And Others Too

January 9, 2009

Author: Margaret Ramirez

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-hijabi-09-jan09,0,796922.story

As she takes the stage and picks up the microphone, Sahar Ullah becomes the voice of Muslim-American women who wear the hijab, better known as hijabis.

At times, she is hilarious when ranting about Muslim men and their pick-up lines. Other moments, she is chilling when she...

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Muslim Cleric From Edison Works for Peace In Middle East

January 8, 2009

Author: Lalita Aloor Amuthan

Source: Courier News

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20090108/NEWS/901080327/-1/newsfront

Township resident Dawud Ahmad Assad has made his life's goal the possibility of achieving peace in the Middle East.

The 77-year-old Islamic cleric, who emigrated to the United States from Palestine when he was 20 years old, has made nine trips to Jerusalem in the past two and a half years as a...

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Faith-Based Communities Gather for ‘Prayer for Peace’ Service

January 8, 2009

Author: Julia Torres-Barden

Source: Midlothian Exchange

http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/faith-based-communities-gather-for-prayer-for-peace-service/18167/

President of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs Imad Damaj, called his faith brothers, Rev. R. Charles Grant at Bon Air Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Ben Romer of Congregation Or Ami, to...

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Tight Security Across Iraq On a Holy Day for Shiites

January 7, 2009

Author: Sam Dagher

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/world/middleeast/08iraq.html?ref=middleeast

Millions of Iraqi Shiites celebrated one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar Wednesday, accompanied by stringent security measures that included a ban on women entering the area around one of Baghdad’s holiest shrines for fear of suicide bombings.

They also heard...

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Swimming In Modesty: Muslim Women Head to Secluded Pool

January 7, 2009

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/587069.html

Salman Sheikh was organizing a swim class for his two sons last summer when fellow Muslim parents approached him about starting a class for girls.

Sheikh told them he would ask the Curran Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C., whether it could accommodate a group of Muslims who preferred a women-only pool.
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Muslims, Jews Gather In S. Fla to Condemn Middle East Violence

January 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28541319/

Muslims and Jews gathered in South Florida to set aside their differences and call for an end to the violence in the Middle East.

On Tuesday night members of both faiths came together in North Miami Beach to condemn the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.

They also condemned recent demonstrations in South Florida where supporters of Israel squared off against...

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Islamic Group Removes Sign

January 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/PressCenter/AmericanMuslimNews.aspx

The leader of an Islamic group apologized Monday for a sign that showed a swastika inside the Star of David during a demonstration outside the state Capitol. The man carrying the sign, identified only as a college student from Oklahoma City, has been banned from future protests or demonstrations sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the Council on...

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Afghan Shiites Embrace New Acceptance

January 4, 2009

Author: Pamela Constable

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/03/AR2009010301995.html

For the past week, caravans of cars have raced triumphantly around the Afghan capital, trailing huge green and red banners. Overpasses are draped with black cloth, and loudspeakers blare hypnotic religious chants punctuated with the slow rhythm of clanking chains.

This is...

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