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"Class Survey Reveals Ignorance of Basic Islam," a Commentary by Shirien Elmasraya

January 30, 2007

Author: Shirien Elmasraya

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/01/30/Opinion/Class.Survey.Reveals.Ignorance.Of.Basic.Islam-2685275.shtml

I named my column "You think you know" not to be condescending but to convey a message that everything you thought you knew about Islam and the Middle East is probably wrong...

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Israeli Parliament Set to Approve Appointment of First Muslim Minister

January 29, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/210/story_21070_1.html

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 - Israel on Monday installed the first Muslim Cabinet minister in its 58-year history Monday, with parliament approving his appointment by a wide margin.

Raleb Majadele's appointment to the Cabinet, which the government billed as a step toward equality for Muslim Arabs, Israel's largest minority, passed by a vote of 59 to 23....

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Women In Islam Present Important International Forum on Crisis in Darfur, Sudan

January 29, 2007

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3998

WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 29, 2007 (MASNET) How is the world responding to a crisis which has, to date, killed some 400,000 people, made 300,000 more homeless, and resulted in countless incidents of rape and other horrendous human rights violations? An important forum on January 25th in Harlem, New York offered some important insights on this question from three individuals with first-hand expertise on this...

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Muslim Pc Refused to Shake Hands

January 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6284347.stm

A Muslim woman police officer refused to shake hands with the head of the Metropolitan Police on faith grounds.

The officer, who has not been named, was granted the exemption at a passing-out ceremony where new recruits met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.

The woman's refusal was based on her view that her faith prevented her touching a man other than her husband or a...

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"Mosques in U.S. That Have Experienced Violent or Racist Incidents," a Commentary by Sheila Musaji

January 28, 2007

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mosques_in_us_that_have_experienced_violent_or_racist_incidents1/0012120

Mosques in the U.S. are becoming dangerous places. Type MOSQUE in The American Muslim site search engine and you will turn up 234 entries. I can’t help but think that the violent rhetoric of conservative and religious commentators in America...

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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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