Islam

University Opens High-Tech Mosque

February 21, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/norfolk/6382955.stm

A new mosque to accommodate 250 people plus a separate area for women has opened on a university campus.

President of the Islamic Society at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, Kaleen Ullah, welcomed the opening.

He said the university's mosque had everything Muslims might need. "The sound system reaches every part of the building with a pure sound," he said....

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First Muslim Cemetery Opens in Alaska

February 20, 2007

Author: JULIA O'MALLEY

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/8656236p-8548061c.html

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 1998 newspaper story about two Muslim children mistakenly buried on top of each other in Palmer left Ake Dobrova weak with outrage.

One of the children had to be exhumed and reburied, a violation of Muslim beliefs. The cemetery mix-up caused anguish all around.

"I...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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Islam Gaining Ground in Eastern Connecticut

February 20, 2007

Author: JULIE A. VARUGHESE

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070220/NEWS01/702200302

NORWICH -- Sami Ahmed, who left Pakistan for the United States in 1983, began a Friday night Muslim prayer meeting at his house in Greeneville five years ago. At the time, three or four people attended the meetings. Now, between 30 and 40 Muslims meet weekly at his house.

"It...

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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Parents Speak out on Teacher's Remarks

February 17, 2007

Author: Eric Paul Zamora

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/30377.html

Parents of a sixth-grade student at Riverview Elementary School say their son was treated differently by his classmates and distracted from his schoolwork because of comments his teacher made about Muslims and Iranians.

The parents, Mashalah Boroujerdi and Rezvan Jamshidy, spoke publicly for the first time Friday, elaborating about incidents that have...

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Arab-American Soldiers Stress Loyalty, Patriotism

February 16, 2007

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2007-02-15-voa46.cfm

As American troops battle Islamic extremists in Iraq and Afghanistan and try to bring stability to the region, here at home the Pentagon is reaching out to Arab and Muslim Americans, trying to interest them in joining the U.S. military. At least 15,000 Muslims, including about 3,500 Arab-Americans, are already in uniform. In fact,...

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"What the West Can Learn From Islam," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

February 16, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/errors.dir/noauthorization.php3?page=/weekly/v53/i24/24b00601.htm

In late September, I finally received a response to the question I had been asking the Bush administration for more than two years: Why was my work visa revoked in late July 2004, just days before I was to take up a position as a professor of Islamic studies and the...

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Iraq War Tests Unity Among U.S. Muslims

February 15, 2007

Author: Tim Gaynor

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/inDepthNews/idUSN0924297820070215

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Islamic community are fearful that sectarian slaughter tearing Shi'ite and Sunni communities apart in Iraq is testing unity among Muslim immigrants in the United States.

Imams, analysts and community leaders say the daily round of truck bombings, kidnappings and slaughter pitching former...

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"Native American Courts: Precedent for an Islamic Arbitral System," a Commentary by Issa Smith

February 14, 2007

Author: Issa Smith

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/native_american_courts_precedent_for_an_islamic_arbitral_system/0013143

In the United States today, there is a system of courts which is just outside of the federal and state court systems, known as the American Indian Tribal Courts. The Tribal Courts deal with criminal, civil...

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