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Cultures Clash in US Mosques

May 17, 2007

Author: Tom Peter

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0517/p13s02-lire.html

New York - Like any good Muslim, Ali Karjoo-Ravary went to mosque on Friday seeking spiritual inspiration. What the 19-year-old Iranian-American found, however, was something completely different.

At the head of a mosque in upstate New York, a foreign imam was leading the Friday service. Sitting on the floor with the other congregants...

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Imams to Give Citizenship Lessons

May 17, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6665317.stm

Mosques are being urged to provide citizenship lessons for the thousands of youngsters they see daily.

About 100,000 UK youngsters attend Islamic religious schools attached to mosques - madrasas - every day.

A new curriculum aims to tackle extremism and counter messages about perceived clashes between Islam and British culture.

It was drawn up by a group of mosques in Bradford and...

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3 Firms Pull Ads on KOA Program

May 17, 2007

Author: Will Shanley

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_5913310

At least three metro-area businesses have asked radio station KOA-850 AM to pull their advertisements from the "Gunny Bob" Newman show following remarks about Muslims made last week by the conservative talk-show host.

The companies, Excel Roofing, Ralph Schomp Automotive and Three Tomatoes Catering, asked that the ads run in different time slots on KOA after being petitioned...

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Dearborn Islamic Center Hit by Vandals -- Again

May 17, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa and Joe Menard

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070517/UPDATE/705170458/1006/METRO01

DEARBORN -- The words "Center of the party of satan" were painted in Arabic on the front wall and back door of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center on Warren on Wednesday in the fourth episode of vandalism in the mosque where mostly Shi'a Muslims from Iraq worship....

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Islamic Headscarf's Comeback Reveals Bosnian Divisions

May 17, 2007

Source: Turkish Press

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=176488

SARAJEVO - After being banned for decades by Yugoslav communist rulers, the Islamic headscarf is making a comeback to the streets of post-war Bosnia, exposing deep ethnic divisions.

Although still a minority in Bosnian society, women choosing to don the headscarf have become a common sight on the streets of the capital Sarajevo, unlike before the 1992-1995 war when it was a rarity.

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Quincy Imam Makes History: First Muslim Cleric Named to U.S. Commission

May 15, 2007

Author: Lane Lambert

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://www.patriotledger.com/articles/2007/05/15/news/news02.txt

Imam Talal Eid of Quincy will soon take on a wider national role: He’s the first Muslim cleric to be appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The 54-year-old Lebanon native has been picked for a two-year term on the independent, bipartisan agency, which monitors overseas conditions...

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Sultan - I'll Partner Christian Association of Nigeria to End Religious Crisis

May 15, 2007

Author: Okon Bassey

Source: This Day (Lagos)

http://allafrica.com/stories/200705150098.html

Sultan: I'll Partner CAN to End Religious CrisisThe Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar lll has expressed willingness and determination to work with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other religious groups to end incessant religious crisis in the country.

The Sultan who spoke yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital during a...

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Canadian Muslims Seeking Common Ground

May 14, 2007

Author: LAURA CZEKAJ

Source: CNEWS

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/05/14/4178652-sun.html

Imam Zijad Delic arrived in Canada to find he had three choices on how to adapt to his new surroundings.

He could set aside his religious beliefs and traditions in exchange for acceptance by the general population.

Or he could isolate himself out of fear of becoming assimilated.

The route Delic chose, the route...

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'Hindu-Muslim Marriages Illegal'

May 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic authorities in Malaysia insist they were right in detaining a Muslim woman who was living with her Hindu husband as their marriage was illegal under the country's laws.

Officials of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raided the home of a truck driver Magendran Sababathy on April 28 and took away his wife...

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New Islamic Mosque Planned For Spring Hill

May 13, 2007

Author: Michael D. Bates

Source: TBO.com

http://news.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB947K9O1F.html

BROOKSVILLE - Planning and zoning commissioners will consider a request today from the North American Islamic organization to build a 6,677-square-foot mosque off Barclay Avenue, south of Irving Street near The Oaks subdivision.

The proposed facility would replace a mosque at the site and be located on the same piece of property.

The new building...

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"An Interfaith View: Flying While Muslim," a Commentary by Lawrence Swaim

May 11, 2007

Author: Lawrence Swaim

Source: Infocus News

http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/14705/286/

When Omar Mohammedi filed a lawsuit in defense of six Imams who were unceremoniously kicked off a US Airways flight, he thought he was engaging in straightforward civil rights litigation. Then Kevin J. Hasson, President of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, offered free legal services to John Does cited in the lawsuit. In an open letter to Nihad Awad,...

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"Green Islam," a Commentary by Derek Wall

May 10, 2007

Source: The Guardian

http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/derek_wall/2007/05/politics_can_get_you_down.html

Politics can get you down: banal arguments ... shallow Machivellianism ... the ruthless use of rhetoric to advance the careers of those whose psychological weaknesses make them long to be leaders.

This is especially hard to take when you are involved in ecological politics, which is based on the premise that without some pretty...

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Anger at Somali Face Veil Burning

May 9, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6638841.stm

Two hand grenades have gone off in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, where government soldiers were confiscating and burning face veils worn by women.

A BBC correspondent says one woman was injured in the explosions at a junction near the city's main Bakara market.

Eyewitnesses say soldiers were ordering women in burkas to remove their face veils on Tuesday, but the operation was later stopped by their...

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