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Muslims Celebrate Mosque Opening

October 1, 2007

Author: PATRICK D. KUHN and HEE KWON SEO

Source: The Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=519770

A delegation of students from the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) joined more than 2,000 congregants in Roxbury, Mass., on Friday night to attend the first-ever prayer session at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) Cultural Center, which finally opened its doors after two decades of controversy and delays.

“I feel very...

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Muslim Leader Quits Panel over 'Jihad'

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/104422.html

A Muslim activist resigned from a Virginia state board because of remarks he made about Israel.

Esam Omeish, a surgeon and the president of the Muslim American Society, last week quit a governor-appointed commission set up to examine immigration issues.

Republicans in the state Legislature pressed Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, to oust Omeish...

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Muslim Group Touts Local Political Clout

October 1, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20071001/NATION/110010052&SearchID=73295133037511

How much political power does the Muslim American Society wield? Depends on whom you ask — and when.

"Ask Jim Webb what kind of impact we have. Ask the governor of Virginia what kind of impact we have," Mahdi Bray, the Muslim American Society's executive...

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Ramadan - Beggars Besiege Kano

October 1, 2007

Author: Alu Kingsley

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200710010218.html

Beggars have increased in Kano since the beginning of Ramadan two weeks ago, investigation has revealed.

The beggars, mostly women and under-age children are found in major public places, begging for alms.

Many of them also throng the homes of public servants and the rich, waiting for the occupants to come out and give them money.

The...

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American Farm Town Rocked by Plans for Muslim Retreat

September 30, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/01/america/NA-FEA-GEN-US-Muslim-Retreat.php

WALKERSVILLE, Maryland: The corn fields and church steeples proudly displayed on Walkersville's municipal seal reflect traditions that some residents say are threatened by plans for a Muslim mosque and convention site in the rural town of 5,600.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim...

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Police: 2 Islamic Rebels Killed in Mosque Siege in Indian Kashmir

September 30, 2007

Author: AIJAZ HUSSAIN

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/police-2-islamic-rebels-killed-in-mosque/n20070930053209990035

Soldiers stormed a mosque in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, killing two suspected rebels who were hiding inside during a 20-hour siege, officials said Sunday.

The alleged militants were killed after they opened...

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Muslims Provide Food, Clothing and Health Screenings at Annual Humanitarian Day

September 30, 2007

Author: Bradley Olson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim30sep30,0,618611.story

Mallory Terry, who lives on a Northwest Baltimore block in Upton where half the rowhouses are vacant, wasn't expecting to see a throng of people collecting food and clothing outside the Ul-Haqq mosque when she took her two sons for a walk yesterday.

After pausing briefly to ask if the bonanza was...

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Muslims Help Needy Seattleites on Ramadan

September 29, 2007

Author: LINDA BRILL

Source: King5.com

http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_092907WAB_muslim_humanitarian_KS.121b42a16.html

SEATTLE - Local Muslims surprised homeless men and women on the streets of Seattle with gifts Saturday.

The act of charity was part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and part of Muslim Humanitarian Day, which is celebrated in many other cities.

In the Muslim...

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Imam Killed in Southern Russia after Speaking out against Islamic Militants

September 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/imam-killed-in-southern-russia-after/n20070929121509990006

Gunmen killed an imam on his way to morning prayers in a restive southern region Saturday, a day after [he] spoke out against Islamic extremists, police said.

Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov was shot by attackers in a car while walking...

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Chaplain's Calling Helps Muslims

September 29, 2007

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/29/chaplains_calling_helps_muslims/

After three decades in the military, the ivory tower is a new deployment for Shareda Hosein, Tufts University's first female Muslim chaplain. Yet the campus culture wars, while nonlethal, can be nasty.

Interning as an adviser to the university's Muslim Student Association before...

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Imam Talal Eid - The World is His Mosque

September 29, 2007

Author: LANE LAMBERT

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/09/25/news/news01.txt

There he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at a lavish reception marking the nation’s 50th anniversary of independence. Britain’s Prince Andrew was seated to his right, Australia’s ambassador to his left, and Brunei’s foreign minister across the table.

‘‘And they were asking me...

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Feds Sue Prison Over Head Scarf Ban

September 28, 2007

Source: CNN

Wire Service: AP

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/D8RUHDT80.htm

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Prison officials violated workplace discrimination laws when they fired a Muslim nurse who insisted on wearing a head scarf on the job, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged Thursday.

The agency charged in a lawsuit that The Geo Group Inc., a private company that operates the Delaware...

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Peace Diplomacy and Interfaith Dialog Highlight Worldwide Iftar

September 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Manilla Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/sept/28/yehey/moro/20070928moro1.html

World leaders are celebrating Ramadan with the Muslim ummah by tendering iftar—the evening meal for breaking the daily fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Several are also pursuing interfaith dialog and peace diplomacy as they break bread. The United Nations, through its secretary general...

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