Islam

A Cleric’s Journey Leads to a Suburban Frontier

January 28, 2007

Author: Andrea Elliott

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/nyregion/28imam.html

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — Sheik Reda Shata pushed into Costco behind an empty cart. He wore a black leather jacket over his long, rustling robe, a pocket Koran tucked inside.

“The Prophet said, ‘Whoever is frugal will never suffer financially,’ ” said the imam, who shops weekly at the local store and admits to...

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UK City Council Bans Holocaust Memorial Under Muslim Pressure

January 27, 2007

Source: Jewish Telegraph/Judeoscope

http://www.judeoscope.ca/breve.php3?id_breve=3122

In a move widely seen to be bowing to Muslim pressure, Bolton Council has scrapped its Holocaust Memorial Day event.

The council is to replace it with a Genocide Memorial Day in June. This is in line with the policy of the Muslim Council of Britain, which continues to boycott HMD and is asking for a Genocide Day, which will also mark "the ongoing genocide and human rights abuses of...

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Thailand PM Backs Islam in State Schools

January 27, 2007

Source: Garowe Online

http://www.garoweonline.com/stories/publish/article_7297.shtml

Prime minister Surayud Chulanont on Saturday called for Islamic religious instruction at all public schools in the majority-Muslim South.

The measure is a bid to restore peace to a region where some 2,000 people have died over the past three years.

Gen Surayud, on his third visit to Narathitwat, Pattani and Yala since becoming premier, suggested seeking...

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Christians, Jews Join Muslims

January 26, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007701260382

DETROIT -- In a striking display of determination to stand against hatred and bigotry, about 30 leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Metro Detroit gathered Thursday to say that vandalism and other incidents at four mosques in the past month are attacks not only against Islam, but against all faiths.

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Mosques Enlisted to Battle Taboo

January 26, 2007

Author: BETTYE WELLS MILLER

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_cancer27.23e2b83.html

Inland mosques and public health researchers in Los Angeles hope to improve breast cancer awareness among Muslim women through local educational programs and a broader study of attitudes about the disease.

Muslim women get breast cancer less frequently than the general...

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Human Rights Awards Celebrate Beaverton’s Diversity

January 25, 2007

Author: Christina Lent

Source: The Beaverton Valley Times

http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=116975895287893400

Beaverton’s four diversity awards presented Monday night honored citizens working to encourage cultural understanding, diversity awareness, tolerance and acceptance.

The Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission presented its annual Individual Achievement Award to former...

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"Muslims on Television," a Commentary by Amir Hussain

January 25, 2007

Author: Amir Hussain

Source: Martin Marty Center/University of Chicago

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2007/0125.shtml

Last November, over 10,000 scholars of religion from across North America and around the world gathered in Washington, D.C., for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. A keynote speaker was to have been European Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan, but...

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Liaison Strives to Bridge Police, Muslim Cultures

January 24, 2007

Author: Robin Shulman

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/23/AR2007012301330.html

At the headquarters of the New York Police Department, in a high-ceilinged, wood-floored room, Erhan Yildirim is speaking to a group of officers. As he lists facts about Islam, they crack their gum and tap their feet. Yildirim is slighter, shorter and snazzier -- in a sleek Turkish-made...

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