Islam

Indian Muslims to Meet on Bangladesh Author Row

December 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Foreign press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hmd9YrmySJ0idV1WmZeF9fzpCZJg

Hardline Indian Muslim groups said they would meet on Sunday to decide whether to keep up demands for the expulsion of Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen, hounded into hiding by protests against her.

The Milli Ittehad Parishad, an umbrella alliance of 12 Muslim groups, on Saturday announced the meeting, a day...

Read more about Indian Muslims to Meet on Bangladesh Author Row

Sudan Jail Teacher 'In Good Spirits'

November 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sky News

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1295080,00.html

The British teacher jailed in Sudan for insulting Islam by allowing her class to name a teddy bear Mohammed is in good spirits and not too distressed, her son has said.

John Gibbons was able to chat to his mother Gillian for a "reasonable length of time".

"She said she doesn't want anyone using her as something to stoke up...

Read more about Sudan Jail Teacher 'In Good Spirits'

WSU Panel to Present Findings on Muslim-American Experience

November 30, 2007

Author: MANDY BURTON

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/NEWS02/71130013/1048/SPORTS01

A panel discussion on Wayne State University's campus this evening will share the findings of a task force on Muslim involvement in American political and civic life.

The study, called "Strengthening America: The Civic and Political Integration of Muslim Americans," was...

Read more about WSU Panel to Present Findings on Muslim-American Experience

Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him

November 29, 2007

Author: Perry Bacon Jr.

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/28/AR2007112802757.html?hpid=topnews

In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.

Since declaring his candidacy for president in February, Obama, a member of a...

Read more about Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him

Figures Show Islam Third-Largest Religion

November 29, 2007

Author: Patrick Logue

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/1129/breaking44.htm

Muslims are now the third-largest religious group in the State behind Catholic and members of the Church of Ireland, according to Census figures released by the Central Statistics Office today.

There number of people who said their religion was Islam was 32,500 in April 2006, when the Census was conducted across...

Read more about Figures Show Islam Third-Largest Religion

The Battle over Mosque Reform

November 29, 2007

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7118503.stm

British Muslim leaders are to tell mosques to reform - but do young Muslims even care?

This week began as just another for Britain's mosques. But by the end of it, things could be very different.

The four largest Islamic organisations in the UK have, against expectations, agreed professional standards for mosques. It may sound...

Read more about The Battle over Mosque Reform

Report: 'Islamofascism' Blinds U.S.

November 28, 2007

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/International_Security/Emerging_Threats/Briefing/2007/11/28/report_islamofascism_blinds_us/6439/

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The term "Islamofascism" dangerously obscures important distinctions and differences between groups of Islamic extremists, says a counter-terror think tank.

"Since Sept. 11 conservatives have continually lumped various groups...

Read more about Report: 'Islamofascism' Blinds U.S.

UW-Milwaukee Students Object to Security Fee for Anti-Islamic Speaker

November 28, 2007

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1578213.html

MILWAUKEE — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student group that's invited a speaker who's raised the ire of some Muslim organizations elsewhere because of his anti-Islamic message is objecting to a school demand that it post extra security fees for the appearance.

UWM's Conservative Union said the university is trying to kill the Dec. 4...

Read more about UW-Milwaukee Students Object to Security Fee for Anti-Islamic Speaker

To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

November 28, 2007

Author: NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/us/28girlscout.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

MINNEAPOLIS — Sometimes when Asma Haidara, a 12-year-old Somali immigrant, wants to shop at Target or ride the Minneapolis light-rail system, she puts her Girl Scout sash over her everyday clothes, which usually include a long skirt worn over pants as well as a swirling head scarf.

Girls from...

Read more about To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

Pages