Islam

Police Destroy Suspicious Backpack at Austin Mosque

October 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6041413.html

Police safely exploded a suspicious backpack left in the parking lot of an Austin mosque.

Austin police Lt. Cedric Hudson said Azzam Baytie, 46, had made threats to the mosque, the North Austin Muslim Community Center. Baytie, described by authorities as "emotionally disturbed," claimed he had a bomb in his backpack,...

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Hindu-Muslim Family’s Choice of Cremation Arouses Anger

October 4, 2008

Author: Annie Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/nyregion/04cremate.html?em

Friends and family remember Shafayet Reja as an affectionate young man who stayed up late to write poetry, danced exuberantly at weddings and explored the faiths of his father and mother with an openheartedness that led him to declare on his Facebook page, “I never get tired of learning the new things that life has to offer....

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Muslims End Holy Month With Call to Spread Love

October 2, 2008

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081002/NEWS10/810010234

Azeeze Abdoley arrived at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo long before dawn yesterday, joining other kitchen volunteers at 5:30 a.m. to prepare meals for more than 1,000 guests.

The community meal was part of the Muslim observance of Eid ul-Fitr, or Feast of Fast-Breaking, the holiday...

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Inland Muslims Sign on to Nationwide Voter Registration Push

October 1, 2008

Author: David Olson

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_muslimvote02.ceed6a.html

Hanna Shafik has been a U.S. citizen for 13 years. The Egyptian-born woman always meant to register to vote but didn't do so until Wednesday, when she spotted a voter-registration table at the Ontario Convention Center after leaving prayers for Eid ul-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the...

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"The Quran Tells Us to Serve"

September 30, 2008

Author: Michael Riley

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/NEWS02/809300338/1070

This evening, Nasser Ahmed will be on the roof of the mosque at the Islamic Center of Ocean County in Toms River. He'll be looking heavenward, searching for the moon. He won't be alone; other members of the congregation will be with him. The search for the moon is a communal experience, requiring...

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Muslim Graves Damaged at Cemetery

September 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7641259.stm

Nearly 40 Muslim graves have been vandalised at a west London cemetery.

Several headstones were damaged or pushed over, and flower pots and ornamental fencing were broken at the cemetery in Bridge Road, Southall.

Most of the vandalism is in the Muslim area of the cemetery, but there is also damage to the Christian area, a...

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Film on 9/11 Aftermath Moves Audience

September 29, 2008

Author: Luz Lazo

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-29-0134.html

Some shed tears yesterday while watching "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a film that evoked differing emotions and memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

The documentary, shown to a diverse group of about 100 people at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, ignited a conversation about a...

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Devout Muslim Sues Tesco for Making Him Carry Alcohol

September 29, 2008

Author: David Wilkes

Source: Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1063590/Devout-Muslim-sues-Tesco-making-carry-alcohol.html

A Muslim who claims he did not know Tesco sold alcohol is suing the store for religious discrimination after having to carry crates of drink as part of his job.

Forklift truck driver Mohammed Ahmed, 32, worked in a distribution depot for eight months before...

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