Islam

Livingstone Gets Muslim Backing

January 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7169303.stm

A Muslim group is backing Ken Livingstone to be re-elected as mayor of London.

The British Muslim Initiative said it was in the best interest of Muslims to vote for him in the 1 May elections.

It praised the mayor for his continued support of a multicultural society and for protecting Muslim communities against racism and...

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Muslim Leader Affirms Religious Unity

January 2, 2008

Author: KASS STONE

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2008/01/02/news/top_news/doc541b4b60b478d58a862573c40010777d.txt

GARY | Iman W.D. Mohammed, a leader in the African-American Muslim community, offered a message of unity among Christians, Jews and Muslims at the 47th annual Emancipation Proclamation Program of Freedom on Tuesday at Western Christian...

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Bridging Cultures, and Taking Arabic to Iowa

January 2, 2008

Author: SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02/education/02education.html

Zahra Al-Attar drove down the two-lane highway from Iowa City to her morning classes here. As she entered Kalona, population 2,200 and change, she rolled past the harness shop and the veterinary clinic, those reminders of her dislocation. She noticed, too, a horse-drawn buggy on the shoulder, an unexpected cue for memory.
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Gay Muslims Pack a Dance Floor of Their Own

January 1, 2008

Author: NICHOLAS KULISH

Source: The New York Times/Berlin Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/world/europe/01berlin.html

Six men whirled faster and faster in the center of the nightclub, arms slung over one another’s shoulders, performing a traditional circle dance popular in Turkey and the Middle East. Nothing unusual given the German capital’s large Muslim population.

But most of the people filling the dance...

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Muslim Group Irked by Columnist's Book

December 31, 2007

Author: Barry Brown

Source: The Washington Times

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A Muslim group is suing Canada's leading national newsweekly for the right of rebuttal because it published excerpts warning of high Muslim birthrates in the book "America Alone," by syndicated columnist Mark Steyn.

The Canadian Islamic Congress filed complaints earlier this month against Maclean's magazine with Canada's national human rights commission and...

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Protest by Stranded Gaza Pilgrims

December 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7166042.stm

More than 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims stranded in Egypt have held protests after they were blocked from travelling through a border crossing to Gaza. The pilgrims broke windows and started fires to protest against the decision to move them to a temporary camp.

Israel has insisted that the pilgrims must return to the Gaza Strip through a crossing that it...

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Malaysia Renews Catholic Newspaper's Permit: Media

December 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

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Malaysia has renewed the publishing permit of a Catholic newspaper, reversing an earlier ban forbidding non-Muslims from using the word Allah after the move stoked fears of a rise in hardline Islam.

The government had earlier ruled that the term Allah -- long used by Christians in Malaysia to refer to God -- could no...

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Charities Enjoy Muslim Holy Day Tradition of Sacrifice

December 29, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071229/LIFESTYLE04/712290334/1041/LIFESTYLE04

At a time of acute need, local food banks and soup kitchens say the tradition of Muslims donating meat from sheep or lambs sacrificed for the holy day Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is particularly welcome this year.

Muslims in Metro Detroit...

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A New, Younger Jihadi Threat Emerges

December 28, 2007

Author: Marc Perelman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1228/p06s02-wome.html

With a greeting that was as telling as it was macabre, Imane Laghriss dropped her satchel on the table of a trendy coffee shop here recently.

"It's stuffed with explosives, watch out!" snapped the young woman, echoing the grim humor commonly heard among Moroccan teenagers. But Ms. Laghriss's remark carried with it a degree of...

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Indian Forces Kill 3 Islamic Militants

December 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

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Indian forces killed three suspected Islamic militants holed up in a mosque in Indian-controlled Kashmir, ending a two-day hostage standoff and sparking angry protests that injured dozens of people, police said Tuesday.

"The siege is over. We have killed the three militants and rescued all the five civilians," said Hemant Lohia, a senior...

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Muslims Warm to Christmas Spirit

December 24, 2007

Author: Catherine Jun

Source: The Detroit News

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NORTHVILLE -- For years, Malik Ankouny's parents took great pains to make it look as if Santa had descended on their house on Christmas Eve. They took bites out of carrots set out for Santa's reindeer and drew sleigh tracks in the snow with a hockey stick. In this, the Ankounys are not very different from other American families trying to make Christmas a magical...

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"Treating Christmas with Respect," a Commentary by Abdul Malik Mujahid

December 24, 2007

Author: Abdul Malik Mujahid

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/treating_christmas_with_respect1/0015318

Christmas is an annual Christian religious holiday commemorating the birth of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him. For many Muslims who even do not celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, it becomes an issue of what stand they...

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Mutual Funds' Founder Pays Heed to Islamic Tenets

December 23, 2007

Author: Mark Schwanhausser

Source: The Mercury News

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Nicholas Kaiser founded Saturna Capital in 1984 after being approached by Muslim investors looking to invest without violating Islamic teachings.

It's probably hard for most Americans to imagine a financial world without interest. We earn it in our savings accounts. We pay it when we shop with credit cards. In Silicon Valley, we...

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