Islam

Young Imam Serves as Islam's Face to Community

August 6, 2007

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12532168

All Things Considered, August 6, 2007 · The day is sunny and hot, the hamburgers are on the grill, the kids are jumping on the moon bounce and about 400 people are milling around the brand new Dar Al Noor mosque in Manassas, Va.

Neighbors and members of the congregation are here — even Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine is coming...

Read more about Young Imam Serves as Islam's Face to Community

Tancredo Stands Ground on Mecca - GOP Candidates Go on Attack Over Bombing Remark

August 6, 2007

Author: M.E. Sprengelmeyer

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5660547,00.html

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fellow Republicans repudiated Rep. Tom Tancredo on Sunday over his controversial comments threatening to target Muslim holy sites as a deterrent to Islamic terrorism.

During a Republican presidential debate from Drake University in Des Moines, Tancredo, R-...

Read more about Tancredo Stands Ground on Mecca - GOP Candidates Go on Attack Over Bombing Remark

London Gathering Defends Vision of Radical Islam

August 6, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/europe/06hizb.html?ex=1344052800&en=4721683df293cdef&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

LONDON, Aug. 4 — An international radical Islamic party that has been the focus of increasing concern in Britain launched a frontal attack on its critics at a carefully stage-managed conference in London this...

Read more about London Gathering Defends Vision of Radical Islam

Reports: Muslim Malaysia is not a Secular or an Islamic State, PM Says

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/05/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Islamic-State.php

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Muslim-dominated Malaysia is neither a secular nor a theocratic state, the prime minister said in an apparent bid to make amends after his deputy upset minorities by describing the country as Islamic.

...

Read more about Reports: Muslim Malaysia is not a Secular or an Islamic State, PM Says

European Mosque Plans Face Protests

August 5, 2007

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL3145702520070806?pageNumber=1

Petitions in London, protests in Cologne, a court case in Marseille and a violent clash in Berlin -- Muslims in Europe are meeting resistance to plans for mosques that befit Islam's status as the continent's second religion.

Across Europe, Muslims who have long prayed in garages and old factories now face...

Read more about European Mosque Plans Face Protests

Guard Your Utterances, Maccido Urges Muslim Clerics

August 5, 2007

Author: Mohammed Aminu

Source: allAfrica.com/ This Day

http://allafrica.com/stories/200708060756.html

Son of late Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muham-madu Maccido and Senator representing Sokoto Central Senatorial District , Alhaji Ahmed Muhammadu Maccido, has called on religious clerics in the state to shun unguarded statements capable of inciting violence and threatening the peaceful co-existence among members of various sects in the state....

Read more about Guard Your Utterances, Maccido Urges Muslim Clerics

Britons Released After Saudi Row

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6932127.stm

A group of British Muslims who were held after an incident at the Great Mosque in Mecca have been released by Saudi religious police.

A British Islamic group says seven Britons and one American were detained.

A spokesman for Islamic group SAVEIT said the arrests were made after police became involved in a debate over religious practice.

The UK...

Read more about Britons Released After Saudi Row

In Search of Islam in America: Students Visit Metro Detroit to Learn More

August 4, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070804/COL15/708040317/1081

Often, the best way to learn about the mystery of faith is to hit the road and go see for yourself. That's a timeless spiritual truth and it's precisely what nine young Midwestern journalists, ages 12 to 18, did last week in their quest to explore Islam in the United States.

Five were from...

Read more about In Search of Islam in America: Students Visit Metro Detroit to Learn More

Cleric 'Not Preaching' to Inmates

August 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6931175.stm

The lawyer for a Muslim preacher fighting extradition from the UK has denied her client has been preaching hate to fellow inmates.

Abu Qatada, who once preached at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, is being held at a specialist unit at Long Lartin jail in Worcestershire.

A prison union has said he could be radicalising other...

Read more about Cleric 'Not Preaching' to Inmates

Muslim Clerics Angered by Religious Edict

August 3, 2007

Author: Ramadan Al Sherbini

Source: Gulfnews

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/03/10143839.html

Cairo: Egypt's top Muslim cleric has recently angered fellow clerics for allegedly permitting a Muslim to choose his own faith without fear of worldly punishment.

Ali Juma, the country's Grand Mufti, was quoted as saying in a posting on a Washington-Post-Newsweek forum that Muslims are free to change their religion without being...

Read more about Muslim Clerics Angered by Religious Edict

Pages