Islam

Muslims Will Meet in KC for Eid al-Adha

December 5, 2008

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: KansasCity.com

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/923863.html

Several thousand Muslims from the Kansas City area and surrounding cities are expected to gather for prayer Monday in observance of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

Prayer will start at 9 a.m. at the Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology School, 1775 Universal Ave.

The festival is held each year in connection...

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Nigeria: Religious Leaders Meet in Abuja

December 4, 2008

Author: Ise-Oluwa Ige

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200812040459.html

Religious leaders across the nation yesterday met in Abuja behind closed doors in search of peace for the crisis-ridden Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

The leaders who gathered under the name and style of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council of Nigeria, (NIREC) said the latest Jos mayhem which claimed hundreds of lives and property worth several millions of...

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Muslim School Plan Provokes Anger in Australia

December 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200812/200812040003.html

Hundreds of demonstrators have protested against plans to build a Muslim school on Australia's Gold Coast. Residents waving placards bearing slogans like "Muslim school - Hell no!" have gathered outside council offices to vent their frustrations. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.

Muslim schools have operated in the...

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The Muslims and Christians of Jos

December 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/mideast-africa/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12724903

The Katako market was still smouldering five days after it was razed to the ground by a mob of Christian youths. The bodies of ten people trapped in the fires that destroyed it had already been taken away and buried. Muslim men kicked up plumes of dust as they shuffled through the ashes of their...

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When Town Halls Turn to Mecca

December 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12724966

In cities all over Europe, mayors are fretting about the coming religious festivities. No, not just Christmas lights. They want to ensure hygiene and order in the slaughter of sheep for the feast of Eid al-Adha on December 8th. This remembers the readiness of Abraham—the patriarch revered by all...

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Jews, Muslims Plan Joint Memorial Tribute to Mumbai Victims

December 3, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.ffeu.org/press_room/120308rns.htm

In an effort to continue interfaith cooperation and prevent backlash against Muslims, Jews and Muslims are coming together here to memorialize the Jewish victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

Imam Mohammed Shamsi Ali and Rabbi Marc Schneier, who recently appeared together in Manhattan during November's national Jewish-Muslim "...

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As Sectarian Tensions Spread, Cairo Muslims Riot Against a Christian Church

December 3, 2008

Author: Maggie Michael

Source: The Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/35472899.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EPaL_V_9E7ODiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Early in the morning two Sundays ago, hundreds of Christian Egyptians quietly slipped into a former underwear factory where they had discreetly set up a church and held their first service. Bells...

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Islamic Cemeteries Urged Not to Accept Bodies of Terrorists

December 2, 2008

Author: Pamela Raghunath

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulfnews.com/world/India/10264188.html

An Islamic organisation has urged Islamic cemeteries across the city not to allow the burial of the nine suspected terrorists killed in last week's anti-terror operations.

With the bodies of terrorists being kept at the mortuaries in South Mumbai hospitals, the most likely cemetery to be used for burial would be the Marines Lines Bada Qabrastan....

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Local FBI Chief Rebuilds Trust With Muslim Leaders

December 1, 2008

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/1438316.html

For months, Sacramento's top FBI agent kept a Muslim prayer rug in his office.

It was for Imam Mohamed Abdul Azeez, religious leader of the SALAM Islamic Center in Sacramento, who attended a citizens' academy with Drew Parenti at the FBI office.

Parenti hasn't converted to Islam. He's been trying to convert Muslim leaders who might be...

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Muslim Students Protest Baha’i Expelled From Iranian University

December 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i Faith

http://iran.bahai.us/2008/12/01/muslim-students-protest-baha’i-expelled-from-iranian-university/

Twenty-six Muslim students at Goldshat College in Kelardasht, Mazandaran, refused to take their first-term final examinations in protest of the expulsion of a fellow classmate because he is a Baha’i.

The following is an account which...

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