Feature: American Muslims Denouncing Terrorism

June 21, 2007

Author: Dilshad D. Ali

Source: Beliefnet

Every few months another story hits the news: Terrorist plot uncovered, Muslims implicated. Since the tragedy of 9/11, Muslims have remained under intense scrutiny, and more than a few Americans have called the religion "evil." People still wonder: Why aren't Muslims saying--or doing--enough to condemn terrorism and violence? Is Islam really a religion of violence?...

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Rome Hosts Conference on Islam, Europe

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online


ROME - Historians, scholars of religion, political scientists, philosophers, senior officials and commentators from Europe and the Mediterranean will on Tuesday and Wednesday gather in the Italian capital, Rome, to examine the current state of dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim countries in the region at a time of upheaval in the Middle East.

'The Mediterranean. Alliance or Clash of...

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Four Killed in Thailand's Rebellious Muslim South

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters


BANGKOK, June 19 (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim separatist rebels killed four people, including a district chief and an army colonel, in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, police said on Tuesday.

One soldier was killed and two wounded late on Monday as they clashed with militants who set fire to a school in Pattani, one of three southernmost Thai provinces where more than 2,300 people have been...

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Sarkozy Picks Diverse Cabinet

June 19, 2007

Author: Jenny Barchfield

Source: TIME

Wire Service: AP


(PARIS) — President Nicolas Sarkozy sent a strong signal to France's disaffected minorities Tuesday by appointing an outspoken advocate of Muslim women and a woman of Senegalese origin Tuesday to his government — among the country's most diverse ever.

As junior minister for city policy, feminist activist Fadela Amara will oversee the renovation of...

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Convention Aims To Offer 'Window' On Muslim Life

June 19, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America


Hartford — Muslim leaders hope next month to inform members of other faiths about theirs, and to dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by what the Islamic Circle of North America's secretary general called the “irresponsible media.”

“Islam remains the most misunderstood religion in America,” Naeem Baig said.

At a press...

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Islamic Group Wants No-Fly List Grounded

June 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Globe and Mail


Ottawa should scrap the “no-fly” list, which came into effect Monday, until it fixes fundamental flaws in the program, said the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“For a list that so severely impacts the civil liberties and mobility rights of the people — that should be debated in Parliament,” said group spokesman Sameer Zuberi.

“That's why...

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Hindus 'Guilty of Muslim Deaths'

June 18, 2007

Author: Amarnath Tewary, Patna

Source: BBC News

A court in India has convicted 14 Hindus of mass killings of Muslims during some of the country's bloodiest religious rioting nearly 20 years ago.

The men were found guilty of killing and burying 116 Muslims in Bhagalpur in the northern state of Bihar in 1989.

More than 1,000 people died in the riots, which came after Hindus marched at...

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Ohio Governor Speaks at CAIR Banquet

June 18, 2007

Source: CAIR Press Release


(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. We gather under CAIR-Ohio's theme this year, ‘American Muslims: Connecting and...

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Muslims Won't Fund Footbaths

June 18, 2007

Author: Karen Bouffard

Source: The Detroit News


DEARBORN -- Muslim leaders in Metro Detroit have decided not to raise private money to pay for two footbaths at a local college campus now that the American Civil Liberties Union has said the plan doesn't pose constitutional problems.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn's plan to spend $25,000 on the footbaths was criticized on conservative blogs and radio shows...

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Foundation Stone for Islamic School Laid

June 18, 2007

Author: Sheriff Barry



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 its inception in 1963.

For his part, Husainou...

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