Islam

Ohio Governor Speaks at CAIR Banquet

June 18, 2007

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2785&theType=NR

(COLUMBUS, OH, 6/18/2007) - Ohio Governor Ted Strickland spoke last night at the tenth annual banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter in that state (CAIR-OH).

Governor Strickland addressed the crowd of 350 people, saying: “On behalf of all Ohioans, [my wife and I] appreciate your vision to promote justice and mutual understanding...

Read more about Ohio Governor Speaks at CAIR Banquet

Foundation Stone for Islamic School Laid

June 18, 2007

Author: Sheriff Barry

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200706181715.html

The foundation stone for a new Islamic school was laid at Kerewan village in Kombo North recently. The school is being funded by the Tallinding Islamic Institute under The Gambia Islamic Union.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice President of The Gambia Islamic Union, Alhagie Musa Njie, said the union has built 136 Islamic schools across the country since...

Read more about Foundation Stone for Islamic School Laid

Somalis Yearn for Islamic Rulers to Return and Tame the Warlords

June 15, 2007

Author: Steve Bloomfield

Source: Belfast Telegraph

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article2660588.ece

The ruins of the old sugar factory in Marere, in the southern interior of Somalia, tower over the wooden shacks and brick huts which shelter the 2,000 or so people still living here.

This used to be the second-largest sugar factory in the world, employing more than 20,000 people. Now, its rusting steel...

Read more about Somalis Yearn for Islamic Rulers to Return and Tame the Warlords

Judge: Police Can Ban Religious Muslim Garb

June 14, 2007

Author: Joseph A. Gambardello

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070614_Judge__Police_can_ban_religious_Muslim_garb.html

A Philadelphia police officer has no right to wear a head covering as required by her Muslim faith when she is in uniform, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

The Police Department's uniform code "has a compelling public purpose," Judge Harvey...

Read more about Judge: Police Can Ban Religious Muslim Garb

US Muslim Group Denies Decrease in Membership

June 14, 2007

Author: Khalid Hasan

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C06%5C14%5Cstory_14-6-2007_pg7_59

WASHINGTON: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has rejected a press report which said its membership has declined by more than 90 percent since the 2001 attacks.

The report published by the right-wing Washington Times said, “The number of reported members...

Read more about US Muslim Group Denies Decrease in Membership

Reprisals Hit Iraq Sunni Mosques

June 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6751909.stm

Suspected Shia Muslim militants have destroyed three Sunni mosques near the Iraqi capital, a day after a repeat attack on a major Shia pilgrimage site.

The overnight attacks bring to six the number of Sunni mosques targeted since suspected Sunni militants toppled the two minarets of the Samarra shrine.

Curfews appear to have prevented the same...

Read more about Reprisals Hit Iraq Sunni Mosques

Pages