Islam

Aga Khan Pours Wealth into Islamic Sites in Syria

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=27910

The majestic citadel atop Syria's ancient city of Aleppo, the Masyaf fortress of the sinister order of the Assassins and the castle of Saladdin have all been given a new lease on life as part of a project by the Aga Khan to promote Islamic sites.

"We don't do enough to illustrate to the peoples of our world the greatness of...

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Muslims Criticize Film Advertisement in U.S. Newspapers

September 16, 2008

Author: David Harris

Source: Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2008/09/muslims-criticize-film-adverti.php

A movie being distributed as an advertising insert in more than 70 newspapers nationwide is drawing protests from Muslim groups who call it an attempt to stir up hate.

The movie, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War on the West," argues that radical Islam is the greatest threat to American society and...

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Muslims Turn to Bus Ads in Seattle to Create Awareness About Islam

September 15, 2008

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008180020_islam15m0.html

Running on the sides of several Metro buses, they merely say: "Q: Islam. A: You deserve to know," with a phone number and Web site.

For Bilal Aijazi, a Bellevue software developer, the ads are meant to stir conversation and steer people toward information on Islam.

As a Muslim, Aijazi...

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Making Peace, and Prayers: Mosque Opens its Doors as Controversy Fades

September 15, 2008

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/09/15/making_peace_and_prayers/

Sixteen years after 2 acres near Roxbury Crossing were designated for use as a mosque, the area's growing Muslim community has quietly begun using the building for regular worship.

Every night since the start of Ramadan this month, hundreds of Muslims have been...

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New Muslim, Hindu Advisers Seek to Mentor

September 15, 2008

Author: Janet Tambasco

Source: The Daily Princetonian

[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 departure of the first Muslim chaplain, Khalid Latif, two summers ago. Chander’s...

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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

[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 and complete the form, and mail it to your state...

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Boston University Hosts Interfaith Gathering Organized by American Islamic Congress

September 11, 2008

Author: Vittorio Hernandez

Source: All Headline News

[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 the fast after sunset during Ramadan, a major Islamic event...

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Muslims Taking Stock of their Faith Amid Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 11, 2008

Author: Antonio Olivo

Source: The Chicago Tribune

[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 meditate on the period when the first verses of the Quran are believed to have been revealed....

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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

[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 oral arguments in the case on Tuesday (Sept. 9).

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Islamic Center of Rockland Opens Mosque

September 8, 2008

Author: Ben Rubin

Source: The Journal News

[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."

Moments later, the organization's president, Ezz Hamza, spoke before...

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BBC Favours Muslims, Complain Hindus and Sikhs

September 8, 2008

Author: Ben Farmer

Source: BBC News

[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 Islam, at the expense of programmes on their own faiths.

An analysis of programmes from the BBC's Religion and...

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