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Protesters Denounce Oregonian's Decision to Include Controversial DVD in Sunday Paper

September 29, 2008

Author: Noelle Crombie

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/noelle_crombie_the_oregoniando.html

Dozens of people gathered in front of The Oregonian building this morning to protest the inclusion of an hourlong DVD that some consider anti-Islam propaganda in the Sunday paper.

Dozens of protestors gathered in front of The Oregonian building Monday morning to denounce the...

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Letter: Local Muslims Criticize Paper's Inclusion of 'Obsession' DVD

September 28, 2008

Author: M. Saeed Dar

Source: The Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letter-local-muslims-criticize-papers-inclusion-of-obsession-dvd-156172.html

I am writing to you on behalf of the Eastern North Carolina Muslim Community to express our deep displeasure with your decision to distribute several thousand DVDs titled, “Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West,” on...

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Events Showcase Muslim Culture, History

September 28, 2008

Author: Lawn Griffiths

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/126910

When Hafez Turk moved to the Valley in 1965, there was only a scattering of Muslims. At times, only two or three gathered for Friday prayers in space provided at First Congregational Church of Phoenix.

"I hoped some more would show up," said the Tempe real estate agent and native of Palestine. "It was lonesome, but I felt if I stopped holding them,...

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Attack May Be Tied to Book About Muhammad

September 28, 2008

Author: Sarah Lyall

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/world/europe/29jewel.html?ref=books

Early this month, Gibson Square publishers here announced that it would publish “The Jewel of Medina,” a novel about the early life of A’isha, one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was a bold decision: the book’s United States publisher, Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, had...

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FBI Investigating Burning of Mosque Sign

September 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fort Mill Times

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/305136.html

The FBI is investigating the burning of a mosque's sign in Joplin as a potential hate crime.

The sign for the Islamic Society of Joplin was set aflame early Thursday morning. Fire investigators say there's no doubt the fire was deliberately set.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department initially investigated the arson but the FBI has...

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Constructing a Dream in Times of Tumult

September 25, 2008

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/nyregion/25towns.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Back then they would meet at one another’s houses to pray, one evening at Mohammad Ziaullah’s, another at Khaja Fasihuddin’s or Jamal Kibria’s or Dr. Fayyaz Sheikh’s.

It was long ago. Ronald Reagan was president. Billy Martin was manager of the Yankees. Billy...

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NCC Governing Board Responds to 'A Common Word,' and Calls for Immigration Reform and an End to Trafficking

September 24, 2008

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/080924gbwrap.html

The National Council of Churches Governing Board approved an ecumenical response to the Muslim message, "A Common Word Between Us and You," declaring Christianity and Islam share a love of God and "are compelled to find common ground."

The Governing Board also passed resolutions calling for action in reforming U.S. immigration and...

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Muslim Group Reports Jump in Workplace Bias Complaints

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25496&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

A report released today by a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group shows an increase in American Muslim complaints of workplace bias in 2007.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) report, called “Without Fear of Discrimination,” outlines 2...

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Ruling Allows Guide Dog in Mosque

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/7633623.stm

In Islam dogs are regarded as unclean and are not allowed in mosques.

However, the Muslim Law (Shari'ah) Council UK has now issued a fatwa which allows guide dogs inside mosques but not into prayer rooms.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the Muslim Council of Britain worked together to support...

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London's Olympic Park Toilets to Turn Away from Mecca Out of Respect for Islamic law

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1061051/Londons-Olympic-Park-toilets-turn-away-Mecca-respect-Islamic-law.html

Toilet facilities are being built at London's Olympic Park so Muslims will not have to face Mecca while sitting on the loo.

The Olympic Delivery Authority has said it wants to produce an ideal venue for people of all...

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CAIR Welcomes House Resolution Supporting Interfaith Dialogue

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25497&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a non-binding resolution “supporting Christian, Jewish, and Muslim interfaith dialogue that promotes peace, understanding, unity, and religious freedom.”

The resolution...

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