Islam

In Hartford, Thousands Gather To Celebrate Islam

July 6, 2008

Author: Matt Burgard

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/community/news/hfd/hc-ctislam0706.artjul06,0,890224.story

A woman wearing a burqa sat on a bench Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, the fabric across her face revealing only her eyes.

Next to her, a group of children chatted on cellphones and shrieked merrily over the sound of chanting music calling the assembled...

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Sniffer Dogs to Wear ‘Muslim’ Bootees

July 6, 2008

Author: Stuart MacDonald

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4276489.ece

Police sniffer dogs will have to wear bootees when searching the homes of Muslims so as not to cause offence.

Guidelines being drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) urge awareness of religious sensitivities when using dogs to search for drugs and explosives. The guidelines, to be published this year, were...

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Halal ... and Locally Grown

July 6, 2008

Author: Tara Tuckwiller

Source: The Charleston Gazette

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/200807050258

When Ruby Abdulla moved to Charleston 32 years ago, she and her husband started looking around the grocery stores for halal foods - the only foods that are lawful for Muslims to eat.

"I have to tell you - when we first came here, we couldn't even buy bread," said Abdulla, a realty agent with Old Colony. "Sunbeam bread was the only one that had vegetable...

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Muslims Feel Ignored by McCain, Obama

July 5, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080705/POLITICS01/807050354/1041/LIFESTYLE04

Dr. Abdul Raheman Nakadar, a retired cardiologist and political activist, says he finds a particular aspect of the 2008 campaign for the U.S. presidency curious.

Why, Nakadar asks, are the campaigns of Senators Barack Obama and John McCain not reaching out...

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Shootings Kill Seven in Restive Thai South

July 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Free Press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hd_otaqnZQpWUHWdH-axlbbgvt6w

Seven people have been killed in four separate shooting incidents in Thailand's troubled southern states, police said Saturday.

In a drive-by shooting early Saturday, witnesses said at least five militants in a pick-up truck opened fire on a tea shop in Yala province's Raman district, killing four villagers and...

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Muslim Leaders Say Faith Gaining Ground in U.S.

July 5, 2008

Author: Richard Vara

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5873419.html

Despite the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, acceptance of Islam politically and socially is on the increase in the U.S., [n]ational Muslim leaders gathered in Houston said Saturday.

"American Muslims have become an important global force," said Sayyid M. Syeed, director of the Islamic Society of North America's...

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Schoolboys Punished with Detention for Refusing to Kneel in Class and Pray to Allah

July 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily Mail Reporter

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1031784/Schoolboys-punished-detention-refusing-kneel-pray-Allah.html

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting...

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Art Exhibit Making US Debut Aims to Shatter Stereotypes of Muslim Women

July 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IHT/The Associated Press

https://www.arabnews.com/node/313511

In the months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi and her friend Aliki Moschis-Gauguet noticed that the only depictions they saw of Muslim women showed figures behind veils, oppressed by their cultures.

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Muslim-Hating Iranian gets 4 Years for Attack on Edm. Dentist

July 3, 2008

Author: Karen Kleiss

Source: Canwest News Service/Edmonton Journal

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=b5b045bc-3f70-47a3-8bd1-1afdfb2a7d5c

A Muslim-hating Iranian refugee who nearly killed a dentist in a "brutal" and "shocking" attack was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

Provincial Court Judge Mike Allen said Mohammadreza Gholamrezazadehshirazi, 46, and others like him...

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Faith Leaders Give Mosque Blessing

July 2, 2008

Author: Roger Dickson

Source: The Cairns Post

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2008/07/02/5108_local-news.html

Spiritual leaders from across the religious spectrum have thrown their support behind a controversial mosque set to be built in suburban Cairns.

Catholic, Anglican, Jewish and Buddhist leaders are all behind the push saying that all faiths have the right to a place of worship.

Plans to expand the mosque,...

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Muslims in the Military

July 2, 2008

Author: Gordon Corera

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7484334.stm

A country house in Hampshire was the rarefied setting for the second conference hosting Muslims serving in Britain's armed forces.

Those who gathered at Amport House - the home to military chaplains from all faiths - came for a mix of practical advice and spiritual support, talking of how the military had done much to accommodate them but arguing that there was...

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9,574 Delegates Attend Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Convention

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3175/

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community US held its 60th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Harrisburg from June 20-22. This year Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community graced the event with his presence.

As a consequence more than 9,500 delegates from all over the US traveled to...

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