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Holy Land Deliberations Start Over after Juror Dismissed

September 26, 2007

Author: JASON TRAHAN

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/richardson/stories/092707dnmetholyland.111a29099.html

U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish on Wednesday instructed jurors in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial to restart deliberations after he dismissed one of them and replaced him with an alternate.

The judge did not...

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Breaking Fast at Statehouse

September 26, 2007

Author: Robert King

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070926/LOCAL18/709260468/1195/LOCAL18

Muslims from across Indiana broke their daily Ramadan fast under the Statehouse rotunda Tuesday evening in an event that Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has come to look forward to each year. On an evening when recitations of the Quran echoed through the halls of power, Daniels...

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Critics Blast Norwegian Aid to 'Koran Schools' in Pakistan

September 25, 2007

Author: Nina Berglund

Source: Aftenposten

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article2013769.ece

Norway's Foreign Ministry has been sending financial aid to controversial religious schools in Pakistan. Researchers and local Pakistani experts want it to stop, as does a conservative politician.

As much as NOK 6 million (more than USD 1 million) has gone to 118 so-called "Koran schools" in northwest Pakistan. Some local experts,...

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Tension Between Sunnis, Shiites Emerging in USA

September 24, 2007

Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-09-24-muslim-tension_N.htm

When Muslim journalist S. Hussain Zaidi toured the USA recently, he was stunned by what he saw: Shiite and Sunni Muslims, whose conflicts have fueled the war in Iraq and tension in the Middle East and beyond, were praying together in U.S. mosques.

"It is something we never see at home," says Zaidi, of India...

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Jews and Muslims Break Fast Together

September 24, 2007

Author: ADITI BALAKRISHNA

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=519637

Members of Harvard’s Jewish and Muslim communities broke fasts together Saturday night to celebrate two of the holiest holidays in each religion and to highlight the commonalities between the two faiths.

Saturday was the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, and Muslims are observing Ramadan, a month which...

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Practicing Islam can be Difficult at Armed Forces Installations

September 24, 2007

Author: Gene Rector

Source: The Houston Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/197/story/144011.html

Talib M. Shareef and Rashad Abdul-Azeem see no disconnect between their Islamic faith and their jobs at Robins Air Force Base.

Certainly no mixed loyalties. No lack of purpose or focus. No argument with the mission.

Chief Master Sgt. Shareef - a 28-year veteran of the Air Force - is chief of personnel service delivery and field operations for Air...

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Giuliani Adviser Under Fire for 'Too Many Mosques' Comment

September 24, 2007

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religious News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=14242

Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is rejecting calls to fire one his top homeland security advisers, Rep. Peter King, after the Long Island Republican said there are "too many mosques" in the United States.

"I've known Pete for 41 years, so I'm not about to do that," Giuliani told reporters in Northern Virginia on Thursday (Sept. 20)....

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Foot-Washing Sink Proposal Causes Stir

September 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indy Channel

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/14185308/detail.html

A proposal to install a foot-washing sink at Indianapolis International Airport is prompting debate over ethnicity, religion and the U.S. constitution.

Muslims use the sinks to wash their feet before praying but some say that allowing the sinks on public property violates the separation of church and state, 6News' Cheryl Jackson...

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At State Dept., Blog Team Joins Muslim Debate

September 22, 2007

Author: NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/22/washington/22bloggers.html

Walid Jawad was tired of all the chatter on Middle Eastern blogs and Internet forums in praise of gory attacks carried out by the “noble resistance” in Iraq.

So Mr. Jawad, one of two Arabic-speaking members of what the State Department called its Digital Outreach Team, posted his own question: Why was it that...

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Man Files Complaint Against Officers Who Stunned Him

September 21, 2007

Author: AUSTIN L. MILLER

Source: Star-Banner

http://www.ocala.com/article/20070921/NEWS/209210364/1001/NEWS01

The Ocala Police Department has launched an internal affairs investigation involving four officers accused of roughing up and stunning a man with a Taser when he refused to drop his Quran or even take his hand off the bulky book, which was tucked into his waistband.

Deputy Chief Greg Graham said the...

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US Companies Aim Advertising at Muslim Americans

September 19, 2007

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-09-19-voa31.cfm

A recent study by the nation's largest advertising firm shows that the Muslim American community has an estimated purchasing power of about $170 billion. JWT Advertising conducted the study, and it is now working with a wide variety of companies to develop strategies to attract Muslim American customers. VOA's Mohamed Elshinnawi examined the new trend in...

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Temporary Mosque Causes Concerns

September 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/7000192.stm

Muslims in Leicester who use a temporary mosque say they will not have anywhere to pray if city councillors close it down.

The Northfields Education Centre on Essex Road was given permission to operate as a mosque for 12 months.

Some local residents have complained about the effect on parking and noise in the area.
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