Islam

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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In Turkey, Fear About Religious Lifestyle

April 30, 2007

Author: Sabrina Tavernise

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/world/europe/30turkey.html?ref=world

ISTANBUL, April 29 — When hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Istanbul on Sunday, it may have looked like a protest of government policy.

It was not.

Behind the slogans and signs of marchers in Istanbul on Sunday and in Ankara two weeks ago was something much...

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For Muslim Students, a Drive to Deem Holy Days as Holidays

April 29, 2007

Author: Emily Brady

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/nyregion/thecity/29holi.html

THE movement began last year when statewide tests for elementary school children were administered on Jan. 10, coinciding with Id al-Adha, a holiday that commemorates the story of Abraham and is a time of prayer and feast for the city’s Muslim community.

Muslim parents were dismayed that they were forced to choose...

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Muslim Woman Runs for Danish Parliament

April 27, 2007

Author: KARL RITTER

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/432/story/86795.html

A Muslim woman denounced and ridiculed by nationalists for wearing an Islamic head scarf announced Friday she was running for Parliament - a move bound to rekindle heated debate about Islam in Denmark.

The next election is not expected until 2009, but the mere thought of Asama Abdol-Hamid entering the...

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