Islam

Quran is Suitable for Taking Oath, Judge Says

May 25, 2007

Author: STEVE HARTSOE

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007705250439

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Witnesses and jurors being sworn in at state courthouses can take their oath using any religious text, not just the Bible, a judge ruled Thursday.

The ruling came after the American Civil Liberties Union argued that limiting that text to the Bible was...

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Rejected by PBS, Film on Islam Revived by CPB

May 25, 2007

Author: Paul Farhi

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/24/AR2007052402571.html

In an uprecedented move, the agency that oversees public broadcasting has stepped in to arrange distribution for a TV documentary on Islam that PBS had rejected as unworthy.

The federally funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting helped find a new distributor for "Islam vs....

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Muslim Minister Leads Prayer in Alabama House

May 24, 2007

Source: The Birmingham News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-29/1180028970141200.xml&storylist=alabamanews

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Muslim minister gave the opening prayer Thursday in the Alabama House.

Kareem Abdullah, imam of the Birmingham Islamic Center, prayed for Alabama to prosper as the House was coming into session. Ministers...

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"Media Coverage of Muslims Bombs," a Commentary by Lorraine Ali

May 24, 2007

Author: Lorraine Ali

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18853924/site/newsweek/

May 24, 2007 - According to a Pew Research Center poll released earlier this week, Muslim-Americans are “largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.” The poll showed the majority surveyed have close non-Muslim friends, believe in a strong...

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Most U.S. Muslims Hold Moderate Political Views, Survey Finds

May 23, 2007

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20070524084932leon.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

Muslims living in the United States tend to be happy with their lives and moderate in their political views, according to a new, independent survey.

American Muslims largely are assimilated into society, and income and education levels among Muslims mirror those of the general U.S. population, according to a nationwide poll...

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Women on Frontline of Religious Divide, says Amnesty

May 23, 2007

Source: Middle East /times

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070523-081419-7328r

LONDON -- Women have become key victims of growing religious intolerance fueled by a growing clash between the West and the Muslim world, human rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday.

"In an environment of fear and religious fundamentalism, governments have backtracked on their promise to promote gender equality," said Amnesty chief Irene Khan in...

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Most U.S. Muslims Reject Suicide Bombings

May 22, 2007

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Poll-Muslim-Americans.html

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida.

The survey by the Pew Research Center, one of the most exhaustive ever of the country's...

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A Market Edge for Muslims

May 21, 2007

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0521/p13s01-wmgn.htm

The strategy is almost heresy on Wall Street: Find a top-performing investment by seeking out a mutual fund with some of the industry's strictest ethical screening requirements.

Yet that approach, if adopted, would work in at least one case. The Amana Income Fund, which avoids not only alcohol, tobacco, and gambling stocks...

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