Islam

A San Diego School Adjusts its Schedule to Accommodate Muslim Worship

July 12, 2007

Author: Randy Dotinga

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0712/p01s03-ussc.html

San Diego - When afternoon recess comes at an elementary school on the outskirts of San Diego, some students rush out for a quick game of hopscotch, while others gather in a room for Muslim worship. Like a growing number of school districts around the country, San Diego's is changing its ways to meet the needs of its Islamic students. Here,...

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Boston Mosque Rises Above the Fray

July 12, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0712/p13s03-lire.html

More than 2,000 people gathered in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood last month for a highly symbolic moment – the capping of the minaret on a new mosque. A joyous occasion, the event sparked greater emotion than usual because construction of the Islamic Society of Boston's Mosque and Cultural Center had been stalled for more than two...

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Homeland Security Chief Tells NAACP to Fight for Muslims, Too

July 11, 2007

Author: Melissa Domsic

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070711/METRO/707110413/1003

DETROIT -- While the NAACP has been fighting for the rights of African-Americans for nearly a century, it's important to fight for Muslim Americans in a post-9/11 world, the nation's Homeland Security chief told guests at the 98th NAACP national convention Tuesday evening.

"(We've)...

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Rebels Behead Philippine Troops

July 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6290302.stm

Islamic militants in the southern Philippines have killed 14 marines, beheading 10 of them, a military spokesman has said.

Nine other marines were wounded and at least four rebels were killed during the incident on Basilan island.

The clash took place as the marines were searching for an Italian priest.

The priest was seized in...

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CSUS Student Sues, Claims Head Scarf Cost Her a Job

July 11, 2007

Author: Susan Ferriss

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/266855.html

A Muslim woman has filed a discrimination suit against a national chain of jewelry stores, alleging that she was "enthusiastically" recruited to return to work at a Fairfield shop in 2006 but then turned away after managers saw she had begun to wear a head scarf.

Shereen Attia, who studies nutrition at California State University, Sacramento, had previously...

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Somali Mosque Raided After Blast

July 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6287996.stm

omali police have arrested an unknown number of people from a mosque in the capital, Mogadishu, while searching for insurgents following a grenade attack.

A BBC correspondent in the city says the mosque raid occurred in a southern suburb during evening prayers.

Mogadishu is suffering from recurring violence, blamed on Islamist insurgents and Hawiye clan...

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Muslim Dunkin' Donuts Owner Can Sue Over Pork, Appeals Court Says

July 10, 2007

Source: FOX News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288845,00.html

LOS ANGELES — A discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim Dunkin' Donuts franchisee who was not allowed to renew his contract with the chain because of a refusal to sell pork products can proceed, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The decision reversed an Illinois federal court judge's 2004 ruling that rejected Walid Elkhatib's argument that Dunkin' Donuts discriminated against him based on...

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New Forum for Bristol's Muslims

July 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/6288320.stm

A new Muslim group in Bristol aimed at tackling Islamophobia and extremism has held its inaugural meeting.

The Muslim Forum aims to be "...the most diverse and representative forum the Muslim community in Bristol and the South West has ever seen".

It brings together independently constituted Muslim...

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Muslim Victim of 'Racist Attack'

July 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/6285176.stm

An attack on a Muslim man in Cheltenham was racially motivated, police have said.

The 38-year-old man was walking along the Honeybourne Line in the Gloucestershire town on 5 July when he was approached by several white youths.

The youths shouted racial abuse at the man before forcing him to the side of...

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Protesters Target Islamic Convention In Hartford

July 9, 2007

Author: Lynn Doan

Source: The Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hr/hc-protest0709.artjul09,0,2525077.story?coll=hc_news_local_mr_cromwell_util

HARTFORD - Anti-terrorism protesters rallied in Hartford Sunday outside the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America, despite the organization's recent efforts to fight the characterization of Muslims as terrorists.

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Charlottesville Mosque to Facilitate Unity

July 9, 2007

Author: Seth Rosen

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-07-09-0082.html

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Inside an aging white house on 10½ Street, Khalid Mohammad chants a mellifluous incantation of the salat al-jumu'ah, the Friday afternoon prayer.

Behind him, more than 70 men and boys, kneeling on the green carpet, bow their heads to the ground in unison...

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Kazakh Uighurs Feel Threat from China

July 9, 2007

Author: Natalia Antelava

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6284734.stm

On a rainy afternoon, in a village near the Kazakh-Chinese border, an engagement party brought two families together.

Women in colourful traditional dresses brought out dishes of meat and rice.

As the feast went on, guests toasted the new family and the future, but the songs they sang were about the past, and the land their ancestors had...

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