Islam

Empire State Building Tower Lit for Islamic Holy Days

October 10, 2007

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--empirestate-light1010oct10,0,3417226.story

NEW YORK - The Empire State Building will be illuminated green this weekend to mark the Islamic holy days of Eid-al-Fitr (EED-ALL-FEET-er).

The joyous "Festival of Fast-breaking" marks the end of Ramadan, a month of intense spiritual renewal.

This year is the first time the famous...

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Bosniaks Coming Together Under One Roof

October 9, 2007

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003935087_bosniak09m.html

On Friday afternoons, the imam leads prayers for some 20 people in the family room of his Shoreline house. But it is in the cavernous hole in his backyard that he sees the future of his scattered community.

Here, Imam Abdulah Polovina and other Muslims from Bosnia plan to build a roughly 4,500-...

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Ban Teachers from Religious Dress, Quebec Group Says

October 9, 2007

Author: Zosia Bielski

Source: The National Post

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e34f88e3-8254-46ed-908c-a1339f350c22

The group that 12 years ago fought vehemently for the rights of students who wore a hijab in Quebec's public schools is now trying to ban their teachers from wearing the Islamic headscarf and other "ostentatious" religious symbols while at work.

The Quebec Council...

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Ellis Helps Sponsor Ramadan Forum, Feast

October 9, 2007

Author: Matt Barnwell

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/198/story/155848.html

Macon Mayor Jack Ellis has reserved the City Council chambers today to mark the end of Ramadan, an Islamic holiday that observes the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which God is said to have revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad.

Ramadan encourages abstinence from earthly pleasures and requires fasting during daylight hours. This year, the holiday...

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Muslim Medical Students get Picky

October 7, 2007

Author: Daniel Foggo and Abul Taher

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2603966.ece

Some Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases because they claim it offends their religious beliefs.

Some trainee doctors say learning to treat the diseases conflicts with their faith, which states that Muslims...

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Scholars Dig into Muslim Culture

October 7, 2007

Author: ROSE COX

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/9362370p-9276024c.html

A new Alaska Pacific University project is giving Alaskans an opportunity to study and discuss Muslim culture.

"Engaging Muslims: Religion, Cultures, Politics" is the work of Regina Boisclair, Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at APU -- along with UAA, Wayland Baptist University, the Islamic Community Center of...

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Moroccan Girl Sparks Debate in Spain over Muslim Headscarf

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1126000

A Moroccan girl was allowed to return to school in Spain last week after briefly being expelled for wearing the Muslim headscarf, but the incident has sparked a national debate over the traditional head cover in the mainly Roman Catholic country.

Two weeks ago a public school in the town of Gerona in the...

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Nigerian Islamic Court Bans Satirical Play on Sharia Law

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gfMI94-7KHEf-SUGBKzXnih9V-og

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has banned a play written by a civil rights activist which satirises the implementation of Sharia law in 12 mainly Muslim states, court papers show.

The upper Sharia court in the Tudun Wada neighbourhood of the northern city of Kaduna issued an order restraining Shehu Sani from selling or...

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Islamic Militants Eyed in Philippine Bombings

October 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071006/wl_asia_afp/philippinesattacksbomb

Philippines police said Saturday they believe the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network was behind a bomb attack in the south in which at least one child died.

Police chief Avelino Razon said Friday's attacks bore the "signature" of the Jemaah Islamiyah, which has...

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Rizwan's Killing Sparks Fresh Row in Kolkata

October 6, 2007

Author: Sukarno Sen

Source: IBN/CNN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/rizwans-killing-sparks-hindumuslim-row-in-kolkata/50039-3.html

A strong civil society movement in Kolkata is spurring up against the killing of 30-year old Rizwan-Ur Rahman, a Muslim youth killed allegedly for marrying a Hindu girl. Two senior IPS officers, who are accused in this case, were summoned to the CID headquarters in Kolkata for...

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