Islam

Muslims Work to Connect, Educate

September 9, 2007

Author: Liz F. Kay

Source: Balitmore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim09sep09,0,2977919.story

The first time the Howard County Muslim Council held its food drive, the response was limited.

But last year, "I put up fliers in my neighborhood and people bring the food to my doorstep," said Anwer Hasan, a Clarksville resident and president of the Maryland Muslim Council. And as they handed out...

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American Muslim Coalition Raises $10,000 for Backstoppers in Saint Louis

September 9, 2007

Author: Sheila Musaji

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american_muslim_coalition_raises_10000_for_backstoppers_in_saint_louis/0014585

The American Muslim Coalition of Saint Louis is a recently formed group to expand on the local Muslim communities’ civic and interfaith activities through networking,...

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Zambo Folk to Mark Ramadan with Fear, Rights Group Avers

September 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: GMA News

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/59629/Zambo-folk-to-mark-Ramadan-with-fear-rights-group-avers

No thanks to ongoing military operations there, the Muslim community will observe “with fear" the holy month of Ramadan starting Sept. 13.

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) said this Friday as it lamented the holy Islam month there will be met with...

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Religious Extremism: 'The Billion-Dollar Question'

September 8, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=1a2ba608-32d1-4d5c-8f84-6691e7d07984

SHAREDA HOSEIN HAS BEEN afraid to wear both of her uniforms.

“Within my Muslim community,” she said, “I get more grief than I do in my military community.”

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hosein has experienced rude treatment at restaurants and shopping malls,...

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act

September 7, 2007

Author: Richard B. Schmitt

Source: Balitmore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/bal-te.patriot07sep07,0,5600606.story

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration suffered another legal setback yesterday when a federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ruled that investigators eventually must obtain a court's approval when ordering Internet providers and...

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Mosque on the Move

September 7, 2007

Author: Richard Irwin

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_6751123?source=most_emailed

Twenty-five years ago, a small group of local families began meeting in a San Dimas garage for prayers. Today the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley serves more than 500 families from its sprawling complex in Rowland Heights.

And the local mosque is looking forward to an exciting future as it raises money for a new $3...

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Terrorism Watch List Is Faulted For Errors

September 7, 2007

Author: Ellen Nakashima

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/06/AR2007090601386.html

The government's master watch list of known or suspected terrorists continues to be marred by errors and inconsistencies that can obstruct the capture of terrorists or cause innocent people to be detained by U.S. authorities, the Justice Department's inspector general said yesterday....

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Moderates Attack ‘Fundamentally Wrong’ Approach to Teaching Islam

September 7, 2007

Author: Andrew Norfolk

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article2403001.ece

Riyadh ul Haq, who has preached of the “evil influence” of the West, may be a faithful representative of the Deobandi school of Sunni Islam but he does not speak for all Islamic scholars, let alone all Muslims. No one knows that better than Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra.

Mr Mogra, the chairman of the Muslim Council of...

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Migrants 'Seek Jobs not Conquest'

September 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC / The Financial Times

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20644145/

On the cobblestones outside the great 8th century mosque in Córdoba, once the largest mosque in the western world, Mansur Escudero, a Spanish convert to Islam, unfolds his prayer mat and kneels down to pray.

Muslims are not allowed to pray inside. The Roman Catholic Church, custodian of the building since the 13th century, says it would "confuse" Christians to...

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A Mosque in America's Heartland

September 6, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0906/p13s01-lire.html

Perrysburg, Ohio - From Interstate 75, the sight is striking: A gleaming white mosque with twin minarets in the classical Islamic style rises out of the Ohio countryside.

A visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo during Friday prayers offers another remarkable scene. Inside the mosque's domed prayer hall, as light streams...

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Germany Foils 'Massive' Bomb Plot

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6979295.stm

Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a "massive" attack on US facilities in the country, officials have said.

Federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three had trained at camps in Pakistan and procured some 700kg (1,500lbs) of chemicals for explosives.

She said the accused had sought to target facilities visited by Americans...

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Muslim Sues O.C. Over Right to Wear Head Scarf

September 5, 2007

Author: Genaro Molina

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hijab5sep05,0,7687235.story?coll=la-home-center

A Muslim whose religious practice requires that she cover her head in public sued the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, alleging her rights were violated when jail officials forced her to remove a head scarf while locked up for about eight hours.

Souhair...

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