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New Muslim, Hindu Advisers Seek to Mentor

September 15, 2008

Author: Janet Tambasco

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/09/15/21356/

Following announcements made last year and over the summer, three religious leaders on campus — Coordinator for Muslim Life Sohaib Sultan, Coordinator for Hindu Life Vineet Chander and Chabad chaplain Eitan Webb — have begun their first weeks in their University-appointed positions.

Sultan’s appointment follows the...

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In Philippines, Abandoned Deal Reignites Rebel War

September 14, 2008

Author: Blaine Harden

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302274.html

After years of calm, the oldest insurgency in Asia has flared into a brutish war, with burned villages, slain families, artillery bombardments, vigilante death squads and hundreds of thousands of displaced people.

The match was lit last month when the Philippine government...

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Voter Registration Deadlines Near

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=695

With voter registration deadlines approaching, it is our civic duty as Muslim Americans to ensure that all eligible members of our families will be able to vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 4.

Registering is now easier than ever before. With the National Mail Voter Registration Form, the registration process has been made easy. Simply print...

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Boston University Hosts Interfaith Gathering Organized by American Islamic Congress

September 11, 2008

Author: Vittorio Hernandez

Source: All Headline News

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012258197

While the nation marked the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attack Thursday, the American Islamic Congress held an interfaith gathering at Boston University to find ways to dispel Islamic stereotypes reinforced by the Sept. 11 incident.

The gathering drew 75 Christians, Jews and Muslims to hold an interfaith iftar, which is the breaking of...

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Muslims Taking Stock of their Faith Amid Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 11, 2008

Author: Antonio Olivo

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-911-muslim-11-sep11,0,291983.story

Like many of his faith, Yousif Marei has been feeling particularly emotional about being a Muslim these days.

For one thing, the holy month of Ramadan is in full swing. It's a time when Muslims worldwide take stock of their spiritual selves, fasting from sunrise to sunset as they...

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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=694

On this seventh anniversary of 9/11, the Muslim Public Affairs Council pauses to solemnly remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the ghastly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Each year, Americans turn their eyes to Ground Zero, where our nation's leaders join the survivors and families of those killed in the...

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Op-Ed: "American Muslims Seven Years After 9/11" By: Abdus Sattar Ghazali

September 11, 2008

Author: Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Source: OEN

http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-Muslims-seven-yea-by-Abdus-Sattar-Ghaza-080911-29.html

Seven years after 9/11, Muslims in America remained at the receiving end with assault on their civil rights and their faith in the name of “war on terror.” Muslims are the prime targets of the post 9/11 reconfiguration of American laws, policies, and...

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On the Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2008

Author: Khalid Saeed

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/index.html

We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to those who have been affected by 9/11. Tomorrow will mark the 7th anniversary of that senseless act of violence. It has been a difficult time for all of us. We stand divided as a nation and that tragedy has created a culture of fear, anger and hatred. We need to replace it with a culture of hope, love and peace. We need to come...

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Muslim Cop Argues for Right to Wear Head Scarf

September 10, 2008

Author: Jeff Diamant

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16455

Just weeks after joining the Philadelphia Police Department in 1995, Kimberlie Webb converted to Islam and sought permission to wear a head scarf on the job.

Her supervisors continually rejected her request over the years. Last year, a federal district court backed their decision. Webb appealed, and the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard...

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Islamic Center of Rockland Opens Mosque

September 8, 2008

Author: Ben Rubin

Source: The Journal News

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008809080340

After taking part in afternoon prayers, Mohsin Ahmed stood outside the Islamic Center of Rockland's new mosque yesterday as a crowd gathered at the front of the building.

"It's like breathtaking, because we've been talking about a mosque and we finally have one," said Mohsin, a 16-year-old from Nanuet. "So it's amazing."
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BBC Favours Muslims, Complain Hindus and Sikhs

September 8, 2008

Author: Ben Farmer

Source: BBC News

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/2703863/BBC-favours-Muslims-complain-Hindus-and-Sikhs.html

Sikh and Hindu leaders complained the BBC made a disproportionate number of programmes about Islam at the expense of other faiths.

Sikh and Hindu leaders have complained that a disproportionate number of programmes have been made about...

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Hindus Helping Fasting Muslims in Bihar Camps

September 8, 2008

Author: Imran Kha

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=113994&d=8&m=9&y=2008&pix=world.jpg&category=World

Setting an example of communal harmony in relief camps in flood-hit Bihar, Hindus are helping Muslims keep Ramadan fast by sharing their meager resources. “What is interesting to note that Hindus are helping Muslims to keep fast by providing whatever possible in relief...

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Anger Over 'Ramadan' Trial Delay

September 7, 2008

Author: Hugh Schofield

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7602540.stm

A row has broken out in France after a court postponed a trial, apparently because it was to take place during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

Critics say the decision is a breach of France's strict separation of religion and state.

The trial of seven men for armed robbery was due to start on 16 September in Rennes.

But last week the...

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Muslims Weigh Health Woes, Desire to Fast

September 6, 2008

Author: Robert Mitchum

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.kentucky.com/211/story/515058.html

For Muslims like Nadia Aslam, the tradition of fasting from dawn to dusk during the lunar month of Ramadan is a treasured experience of sacrifice and spiritual resolve.

"There's a different feeling in Ramadan. I just feel closer to God," Aslam said.

But when she entered Ramadan seven months pregnant in 2006, she faced the difficult decision...

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