Islam

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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First Muslim in U.S. Congress to Use Historic Koran

January 3, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/03/AR2007010300790.html

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress, attacked for planning to use the Koran at his swearing-in instead of a Bible, will use a copy of the Muslim holy book once owned by Thomas Jefferson, an official said on Wednesday.

Representative-elect...

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Touting the Muslim Culture in the Bible Belt

January 2, 2007

Author: KATHY HANRAHAN

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20070102/1005965.asp

JACKSON, Miss. - This mid-sized Southern city with its thriving Baptist, Methodist and Catholic churches may seem an unlikely home for one of the only museums in the United States devoted entirely to Muslim culture.

Still, the International Museum of Muslim Culture opened in April...

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Muslim Family Claims Discrimination by Racial Profiling at Airport

January 1, 2007

Author: Brynn Galindo

Source: KGET

http://www.kget.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=4153898d-6402-4f85-bb73-68088f320f9c

BAKERSFIELD - It was supposed to be a fun family reunion, but instead a Bakersfield family claims their Muslim father had a hard time getting to Bakersfield from Germany because of airport security.

This is familiar territory to the Islamic community where someone is allegedly...

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