Islam

Australian Muslims Need Leadership

January 23, 2007

Author: Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Source: Online Opinion

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=5400

In Australia, 1.5 per cent of total population is Muslim and Islam is the third most common religion after Christianity and Buddhism. Australian Muslims are a mixture of people from different ethnic backgrounds but are dominated by the Lebanese and Turkish.

In the last 30 years the religious leaders and imams have demonstrated a great...

Read more about Australian Muslims Need Leadership

Detroit Mosque Vandalized

January 23, 2007

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070123/NEWS01/70123002

A Detroit mosque was vandalized this week with anti-Muslim graffiti that reads in large capital letters: "Go Home 911 Murderers."

The original Islamic Center of America, on the corner of Joy and Greenfield roads, was struck sometime early Monday or late Sunday, said local Muslims. The mosque moved in...

Read more about Detroit Mosque Vandalized

BRA Seeks to Block Mosque Questions

January 23, 2007

Author: Charles A. Radin and Matt Viser

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/23/bra_seeks_to_block_mosque_questions/

The Boston Redevelopment Authority went to court yesterday to prevent four of its key officials from having to answer questions under oath about a deal in which a city-owned parcel of land was transferred to an Islamic group for construction of a mosque.
...

Read more about BRA Seeks to Block Mosque Questions

Islamic Center Target of Vandals

January 21, 2007

Author: Pratik Joshi

Source: Tri-City Herald

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/tch/local/story/8579343p-8472380c.html

Mohammed Ahmed of Kennewick was shocked to find a broken window at the Islamic Center of the Tri-Cities when he went there for prayers.

On the ground, below the shattered window, was a rock. And Ahmed, a former president of the center, said this wasn't the first time the center has been targeted by vandals....

Read more about Islamic Center Target of Vandals

Critics Interrupt Speaker's Talk on Islam

January 21, 2007

Author: Jeff Hood

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070121/A_NEWS/701210322

STOCKTON - A talk on the basic tenets of Islam was repeatedly interrupted Saturday by a few anti-Muslim members of a crowd at the Cesar Chavez Central Library.

One woman was forced to leave early in the two-hour program after she accused guest speaker Tarek Mourad of lying, yelling that Islam's holy...

Read more about Critics Interrupt Speaker's Talk on Islam

Northwest Apologizes, Vows to Reimburse Muslims Barred from Flight

January 19, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070117/UPDATE/701170462

DEARBORN -- Reacting swiftly to allegations of discrimination, Northwest Airlines apologized to a group of 40 Muslims today for barring them from a plane in Germany on their return trip from the Hajj. The airline said it will reimburse the pilgrims for the other flights they were forced to take on their...

Read more about Northwest Apologizes, Vows to Reimburse Muslims Barred from Flight

Dutch Imams 'Leaving in Droves'

January 19, 2007

Author: Sam Wilson

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6279785.stm

Moderate Muslim preachers are leaving the Netherlands and being replaced by more extreme clerics, senior Dutch Muslim officials have warned.

Nasr Joemann of the Netherlands' Muslim Contact Group (CMO) said imams felt discriminated against and were leaving for France and Spain.

Of 450 Dutch mosques, 180 had no imam, leaving a vacuum that uncertified...

Read more about Dutch Imams 'Leaving in Droves'

Imam May be Forced Out of Home: Asked to Leave Mosque Grounds While He Awaits Visa Hearing

January 19, 2007

Author: Lane Lambert

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/01/19/news/news03.txt

With his visa status already in question, the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of New England’s mosque in Sharon may soon be a man without a home.

The directors of the Islamic Center have given the Imam Muhammed Masood and his family notice to leave their residence on the grounds of the Sharon...

Read more about Imam May be Forced Out of Home: Asked to Leave Mosque Grounds While He Awaits Visa Hearing

Feds Defend Partnership With Islamic Group Under Scrutiny

January 19, 2007

Author: Fred Lucas

Source: Crosswalk

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1463700.html

(CNSNews.com) - Federal government agencies are defending their continuing cooperation with the nation's most high-profile Islamic organization at a time its alleged ties to terrorists have come under renewed scrutiny.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has historic links to a U.S.-based group charged with terrorist funding, and several individuals...

Read more about Feds Defend Partnership With Islamic Group Under Scrutiny

"It’s Time to Stop ‘Hatin’ On Muslims in Washington," a Commentary by Askia Muhammad

January 18, 2007

Author: Askia Muhammad

Source: Washington Informer/New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=b15af77e979558c02bf66b39421abc68

I really thought things were going to be materially better for people with “funny” names like mine when Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) came to Washington. And they have been.

Since he’s been here I have noticed an...

Read more about "It’s Time to Stop ‘Hatin’ On Muslims in Washington," a Commentary by Askia Muhammad

Northwest Plans to Pay Muslims Kept Off Flight

January 18, 2007

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070118/BUSINESS05/701180327/1018

Northwest Airlines apologized Wednesday to an Islamic group representing about 40 Muslims who were denied entry to a plane, and said it would reimburse the passengers.

But Northwest maintains that it did nothing improper Jan. 7 when it prevented the group from boarding a...

Read more about Northwest Plans to Pay Muslims Kept Off Flight

Resolution Affirming Rights of Utah Muslims Introduced

January 17, 2007

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650223581,00.html

Sen. Peter Knudson, R-Brigham City, is asking the state Senate to send a message of support to Utah's Muslim community.

That's why he's sponsoring SR2, a "Resolution Affirming Fundamental Rights of the Muslim Community of Utah," to recognize the rights of Muslims to freely practice their religion and to enjoy the same freedoms as other ethnic and religious groups. The resolution...

Read more about Resolution Affirming Rights of Utah Muslims Introduced

Lawsuit Over Quran Oath in Courtrooms Can Go Forward

January 16, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/209/story_20962.html

RALEIGH, North Carolina, Jan. 16 - A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and a Muslim woman over the use of the Quran and other non-Christian texts for state courtroom oaths should be allowed to go forward, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

A three-judge panel voted unanimously to reverse a trial court decision that had...

Read more about Lawsuit Over Quran Oath in Courtrooms Can Go Forward

Pages