Islam

Local Media Cannot Keep Ignoring the Muslim Vote

February 11, 2007

Author: Syeda Abbas

Source: The Student Operated Press

http://www.thesop.org/index.php?id=4297

The word was out in mosques, community parties and Islamic schools, Ramadan feasts all over Pittsburgh: get the vote out. Why would a normally sleepy Muslim community thrust itself into the forefront of the most crucial election in recent history? Would it matter? Apparently it did.

The Muslim community of Pittsburgh, estimated at about 10,000, worships...

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Identity Search: to be Muslim in America

February 11, 2007

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_5203373

The food pantry occupies a storefront between a beauty salon and auto shop, a nondescript location off East Colfax Avenue that gives no indication the people volunteering inside symbolize a faith community in transition.

Shirley Anderson doesn't know who is helping her, doesn't notice the framed Arabic calligraphy or the headscarf worn by one woman. She...

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"Olive Tree Seeks to Inform Public of Muslims, Islam," a Commentary by Dr. Awadh Binhazim

February 9, 2007

Author: Dr. Awadh Binhazim

Source: Tenessean

http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070203/NEWS06/702030329/1023/NEWS

Olive Tree Education is a non-profit group that has been formed in Nashville to address the issue of Islamic education and outreach.

The importance of education of society has become a vital part of our lives as, indeed, education removes one from a state for being unaware and...

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More Hispanic Americans are Converting to Islam

February 9, 2007

Author: Steve Mort

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-02-09-voa33.cfm

The number of Hispanic Americans converting to Islam is growing rapidly -- particularly in New York, California, Texas and Florida, which have the greatest concentration of Hispanic residents. Muslim leaders say interest in Islam has increased in the past few years, and they also note that Muslims and Hispanics, many of whom are immigrants, share a number of...

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Engineer is First Muslim to be Named President of a Canadian University

February 8, 2007

Source: The Gazette/Canadian Press

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=4aba85e5-7b2a-477f-8ff3-d4240d438505&k=96365

TORONTO – When Mamdouh Shoukri takes over as president of York University in the summer, he will become the first Muslim to head a Canadian university.

The 59-year-old Egyptian-born engineer was named the seventh president of Canada’s third-largest university earlier...

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Growth Push for Muslims in India

February 8, 2007

Author: Sunil Raman

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6341125.stm

The Indian government has identified 700 towns with substantial Muslim populations to launch focused programmes to improve their lot.

A recent government report shows that Muslims in India are even more disadvantaged than low-caste Hindus.

It says a high rate of unemployment and lack of education has led to a decline in their socio-economic...

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Islam and the 70th Police Pct. - Liaison Helps Foster Understanding Between Cops and the Community

February 8, 2007

Author: Stephen Witt

Source: Kings Courier

http://www.kingscourier.net/site/tab2.cfm?newsid=17829789&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=552848&rfi=6

Call him the middle man between the city’s growing Islamic community and the NYPD.

Last week, Erhan Yildirim, the city’s top community coordinator between cops and the Muslim community, came to the 70th Precinct Community Council meeting to explain...

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Artist Hopes to Dispel Muslim Stereotypes

February 8, 2007

Author: Christine Morente

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/ci_5182914

Youssef Ismail's photographs of vibrant and sometimes ethereal landscapes hold a deeper meaning. He says he uses his camera's shutter to reflect his spirituality as a Muslim.

"I have hope that people will understand the spiritual side of the religion of Islam," he said. "It has a deep, rich and spiritual connection....

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Residents Up in Arms Over Imam's Political Views

February 6, 2007

Author: Leslie Ferenc

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/Unassigned/article/178522

Long-time Newmarket residents mingled with their new Muslim neighbours but there was no Welcome Wagon waiting in the wings.

They were on opposite sides of a simmering debate over a proposed mosque lead by a controversial imam and they squeezed into the town's council chamber yesterday to be seen and heard.

Dozens of supporters attended...

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