Islam

Controversial New Mosque in Pompano Beach May be Years Away

June 30, 2007

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbmosque0630nbjun30,0,4725797.story

Pompano Beach Abdesslan Jerrardi regularly stops at the Islamic Center of South Florida for Friday prayers.

But Jerrardi, of Margate, longs for the day when Muslims are not packed into the men's worship room, elbow to elbow.

"A lot people want to come here, but where's the room?" he said.

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Thai Charter Drafters Reject Buddhism as National Religion

June 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070630/wl_asia_afp/thailandpoliticsconstitutionreligion

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's constitution writers have rejected a plea to name Buddhism as the national religion, a drafter said Saturday, despite protests and hunger strikes by campaigning monks. ADVERTISEMENT

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In Roxbury, a Call for Religious Tolerance

June 28, 2007

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/28/in_roxbury_a_call_for_religious_tolerance/

Rabbis came in yarmulkes, priests wore their Roman collars, and imams dressed in knitted caps and the loose-fitting gowns called thobes.

About 300 people, from Jews in sandals to suited Christians to Muslims in sequined veils, gathered beneath the arched brick...

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Georgia Muslim Barred From Court Over Islamic Scarf

June 28, 2007

Source: PRNewswire

http://fe31.news.sp1.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070628/pl_usnw/georgia_muslim_barred_from_court_over_islamic_scarf

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reported today that a Georgia Muslim seeking to contest a speeding ticket was allegedly barred from a courtroom in that state because she wears an Islamic headscarf, or hijab.

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First Big Wave of Iraqi Refugees Heads for the US

June 26, 2007

Author: Dan Murphy

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0626/p01s07-woiq.html?page=1

Amman, Jordan - Adnan Abbas – with his poor English, four young daughters, and little money to speak of – shrugs when told that making a new life in the US will be hard.

"I know that a new country, new language, is difficult and that America isn't going to say, 'Welcome, Adnan, here's a million dollars,' "...

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Muslim Gains Under Blair Overshadowed

June 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Britain-Muslims.html

DEWSBURY, England (AP) -- Under the shadow of a towering minaret in a Muslim enclave, veiled women stroll, shiny new cars line the streets and houses are being expanded.

It's an image of prosperity among British Muslims that didn't exist here before Prime Minister Tony Blair...

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Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond”

June 25, 2007

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/press-releases/thousands-expected-at-the-icna-mas-convention-muhammad-mercy-to-humanity-and-be.html

National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
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