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Imams to Hold Special Meeting on Vandalism Incidents

January 9, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070109/UPDATE/701090438

DETROIT -- Imams from across Metro Detroit will meet Wednesday in Dearborn Heights to discuss a spate of vandalism in the Warrendale area. Many local Muslims who are originally from Iraq believe they may have been targeted.

While community leaders stress that until the perpetrators of the damage...

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3 Men Cleared In Port Scare 'Treated Like Animals'

January 9, 2007

Source: local10.com

http://www.local10.com/news/10703815/detail.html

MIAMI -- Three Middle Eastern men who were arrested and later had charges against them dropped over a brief terrorism scare at the Port of Miami on Sunday said they were unfairly targeted because of their ethnicity and creed.

Amar Al-Hadad said he was "humiliated, disrespected (and) treated real badly just because my name is an Arabic name and I'm a Muslim."

The Iraqi-born Al-Hadad cried...

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"Rites and Rights: the Mosque Movement From Mecca to Main Street," a Commentary by Margot Badran

January 9, 2007

Author: Margot Badran

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rites_and_rights_the_mosque_movement_from_mecca_to_main_street/0012597

Women are flocking to mosques around the world. Now, during Ramadan, they are packing mosques nightly in many countries for tarawwih or the recitation of the Qur’an. It has not always been easy, or...

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Muslims Protest Shift by the School Board

January 9, 2007

Author: Gina Davis

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.co.board09jan09,0,6308888.story

Area Muslim leaders are protesting a change in the Baltimore County school board's policy on public comments at board meetings, saying that using a lottery system to determine who can address the panel stifles their criticism of education policies.

Leaders of the Baltimore-based...

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Israel Arrests Muslim Cleric Deported by U.S.

January 9, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/209/story_20919_1.html

JERUSALEM, Jan. 9 - Israel arrested the former imam of Ohio's largest mosque after he was deported from the United States last week, the Shin Bet internal security service said Tuesday, ending a four-day mystery about his whereabouts.

Fawaz Damra, 46, was arrested because of his ties to Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian group classified by Israel and the U.S. as a terror organization, the Shin Bet...

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Damage to Businesses and Mosques in Detroit Raises Wider Fears

January 9, 2007

Author: Cecil Angel

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070109/NEWS01/701090400/1003/NEWS01

As they repaired the broken windows of at least a dozen businesses and mosques along Warren Avenue in Detroit, many Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims wondered Monday if the vandalism was retaliation by local supporters of Saddam Hussein who resented that they celebrated the hanging of the Iraqi...

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Morocco Reporters Defend Article

January 8, 2007

Author: Richard Hamilton

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6239825.stm

A Moroccan magazine editor accused of defaming Islam and damaging morality by printing articles about religious jokes has defended his position in court.

Nichane magazine's Driss Ksikes, who is on trial in Casablanca with magazine journalist Sanaa al-Aji, denied the articles were intended be offensive.

The prosecutor urged sentences of three to five...

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Metro Area Muslims give Homeless a Hearty Donation

January 5, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070105/LIFESTYLE04/701050358/1005/LIFESTYLE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- Over the next several days, the hungry in Metro Detroit will be eating a meat not often available at homeless shelters and soup kitchens -- ample servings of lamb.

The donation of 14,000 pounds of mostly lamb comes from Muslims throughout Metro...

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U.S. Deports Imam for Supporting Terrorist Group

January 5, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/209/story_20905_1.html

DETROIT, Jan. 5 - A Muslim religious leader convicted of lying about his ties to a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government has been deported, immigration authorities said Friday.

Fawaz Damra, who served as imam at Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland in Parma, was convicted in June 2004 of concealing...

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Italy to Monitor Mosque Funding

January 5, 2007

Author: Christian Fraser

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6235451.stm

The Italian government plans to introduce strict checks on the sources of foreign money used to build mosques in the country.

Italy's interior minister is considering setting up a foundation which would monitor foreign funding for religious buildings and mosques.

A similar system already exists in France.

Italy now has 1.2 million Muslims...

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India Awakens to its Other Pariahs: Muslims

January 4, 2007

Author: Mark Sappenfield

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0104/p01s04-wosc.html

DELHI AND HYDERABAD, INDIA – By almost any measure, Salam Mohsin has set himself up well to succeed in India. He has completed his primary education, he speaks a little English, and he is now attending business college. Yet every time he has looked to a future beyond the rickshaws and repair shops of Hyderabad's Old City, he has...

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Airport Hesitant to Grant Muslim Prayer Room

January 3, 2007

Author: EMILY GURNON

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/16370149.htm

Somali immigrants passing through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport want a private place to say Muslim prayers. The airport suggests they share a room with people of other religions.

Like a new couple learning to dance, immigrants and their adopted countries often trip each other up, and the prayer-room issue is...

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