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Islamic Center Planned

May 8, 2007

Author: Serdar Tumgoren

Source: Gilroy Dispatch

http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=213604

Gilroy - A growing Islamic organization hopes to build a mosque, school and interfaith community center on a hilltop just south of Morgan Hill.

Silicon Valley Islamic Center, now based in Morgan Hill, is in the earliest stages of planning its future Cordoba Center for Muslim Community and Religious Affairs. After five years of...

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"Years after 9-11, American Muslims Increasingly Targets of Hate," a Commentary by Ralph De La Cruz

May 8, 2007

Author: Ralph De La Cruz

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/columnists/sfl-ralph08may08,0,6015881.column

Sometimes it takes a real yahoo to wake up a village.

So, just wanted to say thanks to the person who sent Altaf Ali, executive director of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a death threat last week.

It carried the usual "Death to Islam"...

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Thai Halal Food Lab Signs Tech Deal with Malaysian Firm

May 8, 2007

Author: ANCHALEE KONGRUT

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/08May2007_news08.php

Kuala Lumpur _ Chulalongkorn University's Halal Science Centre (HASCI), the world's first laboratory for halal food research, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical cooperation with Malaysia's giant Halal Industry Development Corp. The signing was welcomed by Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who said it would...

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U.S. Muslims Tackle Sectarian Divisions

May 7, 2007

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4780943.html

Muslim leaders are trying to strengthen Sunni-Shiite ties in the United States, hoping to head off conflicts between the faith's two major sects and get American Muslims to focus on common problems.

With sectarian divisions fueling violence in Iraq, Sunnis and Shiites in the U.S....

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A Show of Islamic Faith and Goodwill

May 6, 2007

Author: Beth Feinstein-Bartl

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/478/story/95818.html

Members from mosques throughout South Florida came together on April 21 for a celebration that affirmed their pride in being American Muslims and their participation in a nonprofit organization that assists people of all faiths.

About 400 people turned out for the dinner, marking the 10th anniversary of the American Muslim Association of North...

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Meeting Challenges, Challenging Stereotypes

May 6, 2007

Author: Stephen A. Norris

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/04/AR2007050402431.html

Playing tennis makes no sense to most of Raheela Fazal's Muslim friends. Is it for grades, they ask? No. Does the Potomac senior do it because of a punishment? No.

"I tell them it makes me happy, and it's fun," Fazal said. "It's not just standing around. It makes me feel...

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First Islamic Games Will Be Held

May 4, 2007

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070426/FRONT01/70426002

On May 26, more than 600 Muslim athletes will assemble to compete in the Annual Islamic Games presented by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)at Crossroads South, South Brunswick.

The annual Islamic Games under the theme “Strong Inside ... Strong Outside” will feature action in track and field, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cricket...

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Row Erupts Over BNP Mosque Letter

May 2, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lincolnshire/6614917.stm

A row has broken out in Lincoln over a letter sent by a British National Party representative to the council leader criticising a new mosque in the city.

Richard Foster, the BNP's regional representative in Lincoln, wrote claiming the mosque, on the site of a former church, could "teach terrorism".

Council leader Ric Metcalfe said the letter was being...

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Man Files Lawsuit to Try and Halt Mosque Construction

May 1, 2007

Author: Matt Sedensky

Source: Jacksonville.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.jacksonville.com/apnews/stories/050107/D8ORR2CO2.shtml

MIAMI - A man fighting the opening of a mosque in his suburban neighborhood filed a lawsuit Tuesday to try and halt construction, a move derided by Arab leaders as anti-Muslim.

Rodney Wright claims the relocation of the Islamic Center of South Florida to a new, larger...

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Armed Forces Imam 'Doing Duty'

May 1, 2007

Author: Karen Rollins

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6592031.stm

Imam Asim Hafiz was appointed Muslim chaplain to the British armed forces in November 2005. In his first full interview since taking up the role, he speaks to the BBC about his work.

Since his appointment, Imam Hafiz has kept a low profile as he provides "spiritual and pastoral" support to 340 serving British Muslims.

And he says that while the...

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Malaysian Religious Row Over Chinese Mosques

May 1, 2007

Source: Khaleej Times

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2007/May/theworld_May14.xml&section=theworld&col=

KUALA LUMPUR - A top religious official dismissed a request from Malaysia’s Chinese community to build its own mosques fearing segregation of the country’s Muslims, a report said Tuesday.

Abdul Hamid Othman, the religious adviser to Prime Minister...

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"Untying Turkey's Head-Scarf Knot," a Commentary by the Christian Science Monitor

May 1, 2007

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0501/p08s02-comv.html

That strategic ally so vital to NATO; that bridge between Europe and the Middle East; that symbol of a relatively stable, secular democracy in a Muslim nation: Could Turkey now rupture over Islam's role in public life?

On Sunday, at least 700,000 protesters marched in Istanbul, insisting that Turkey maintain its secular laws and demanding the resignation of the government,...

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BRA Official Asked Help From Mosque Backer

May 1, 2007

Author: Donovan Slack

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/05/01/bra_official_asked_help_from_mosque_backer/

A Boston Redevelopment Authority official involved with the city's decision to reduce the price of land it sold to the Islamic Society of Boston for a Roxbury mosque asked a Saudi Arabian supporter of the project to help plan a trip to...

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