Islam

Spain’s Many Muslims Face Dearth of Mosques

March 16, 2008

Author: VICTORIA BURNETT

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/world/europe/16spain.html

As prayer time approached on a chilly Friday afternoon and men drifted toward the mosque on North Street, Hocine Kouitene hauled open its huge steel doors.

As places of worship go, the crudely converted garage leaves much to be desired, said Mr. Kouitene, vice president of the Islamic Association for Union and Cooperation...

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Vandals Break Windows at Islamic Center Here

March 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/laworder/story/70B7B1E997D142808625740F000696A0?OpenDocument

Seven windows were broken during the weekend at an Islamic religious center in an apparent act of vandalism, police said. They said it was the third act of vandalism in less than a year at the Imam Hussin Foundation building in the...

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Are Muslim Enclaves No-Go Areas, Forcing Other People Out, asks Historian John Cornwell

March 16, 2008

Author: John Cornwell

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3537594.ece

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar (Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest). Ash-hadu alla ilaha illa-llah (I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah).

The call to prayer resounds across the rooftops before dawn, bringing echoes of the Levant to provincial Luton and its 30,000 Muslims. But for...

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Qatar Hosts its First Christian Church

March 14, 2008

Author: Sonia Verma

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3549158.ece

The first Christian church in Qatar has no cross, no bell and no steeple. And when five thousand faithful descend on Our Lady of the Rosary this morning to celebrate its historic consecration they pray that no one will notice. “The idea is to be discreet because we don’t want to inflame any sensitivities. There isn’t...

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Islamic Leaders Voice Anger at Islamophobia in West

March 13, 2008

Author: Lamine Ghanmi and Diadie Ba

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL1342165120080313

The head of the world's biggest Muslim body, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called on Thursday for Israelis to be tried by an international war crimes court for "heinous" attacks against Palestinians.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the 57-nation body told an OIC summit in Senegal that...

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Students Get a First-Hand Look at Life as Muslim

March 13, 2008

Author: PATRICIA ALEX

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/education/educationnews/A_two-day_glimpse_of_Muslim_life.html

Eve Awari took the "hijabi challenge," wearing the head scarf donned by observant Muslim women.

"For the two days that I wore the hijab I felt respect for myself," said Awari, a Muslim and a student at Wayne Valley High School. She is now considering adopting the hijab and the...

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Ohio ACLU Warns CH-UH Library About Alleged Censoring of its Programs

March 12, 2008

Author: Kim Wendel

Source: WKYC

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=84972

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio warned the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library that recent censorship of public educational programs could stifle free speech.

Recently, the CH-UH library [canceled] the first program in a series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, amid complaints that the presentation would be biased....

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