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US Holocaust Museum Urged to Drop Islam-Basher

December 4, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=12099

WASHINGTON, D.C., CAIR: A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called for the removal of a presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council because of his intolerant views toward Islam in American society.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged that talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager be removed from the...

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Islamic Group Awards Rabbi for Bridging Faiths

December 4, 2006

Author: Jennifer Barrios

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-limusl045002044dec04,0,7252702.story

A Long Island Islamic group gave its community-service award to a Great Neck rabbi who was vocal this election season against a congressman who denounced the group as "radical Islam."

Rabbi Jerome Davidson of Temple Beth El received the third annual award from the Islamic Center of...

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Finding My Religion: A Silicon Valley Imam is on His Way to the Hajj, the Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca

December 4, 2006

Author: David Ian Miller

Source: San Francisco Gate

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2006/12/04/findrelig.DTL

Imagine standing in a crowd of 2 million people whose most cherished dream has just come true. For many Muslims, participating in the hajj -- the annual journey to the physical and spiritual heart of Islam -- is the most central spiritual experience of their lives.

All Muslims are expected to make...

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With no Mosque in Salem, Muslims Find a Place to Pray

December 4, 2006

Author: Ruth Liao

Source: Statesman Journal

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061204/NEWS/612040324/1001

Marwan Albustami of Salem unrolled a child-sized prayer mat fringed in red and blue and explained how he teaches his children how to pray.

Young children learn the importance of prayer after witnessing the devotion of their parents' prayers five times per day, he said.
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Behavior, not religion, led to Imams’ removal

December 2, 2006

Author: Don Mallicoat

Source: Citizen-Times

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200661201036

The AC-T editorial page of Nov. 26 quoted Omar Shahin, one of six Muslim Imams recently removed from a U.S. Air-ways flight in Minnesota: “In American we have no freedom to practice our faith, to do our faith.”

As I understand the news reports, these six men observed their daily prayers in the boarding...

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Dutch Muslims Convicted of Planning Terror Attacks

December 1, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/205/story_20548_1.html

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 1 - Four Dutch Muslims were convicted and sentenced Friday of plotting terrorist attacks - a victory for prosecutors who had failed several times in the past to convict would-be attackers before they act.

The heaviest sentence - eight years - was reserved for Samir Azzouz, 20, who judges said played a "central role"...

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Lawmaker to take Oath on Koran, Faces Flak

December 1, 2006

Author: Eric Pfeiffer

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061130-105645-4387r.htm

Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, will take his oath of office on the Koran, not the Bible.

Although some have criticized the Minnesota Democrat's decision, his campaign manager cites historical precedent in describing it as a nonissue.

"Well, he will be the first to do...

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Hindu Temple Razed in Malaysia

December 1, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today/Times of India

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/12/1.shtml#2

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1, 2006: A 100-year-old Hindu temple in Southern Malaysia, the Sri Muthu Mariamman temple at Skudia in Johor, has been demolished following a court order. The deities will move to a new site provided by the authorities. The temple was situated at the Uniroyal Linden Estate, a rubber plantation that was home to around 1,000 families. UTM, a public university with its main...

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Vandals Paint Crosses at Vienna's Muslim Cemetery

December 1, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20061201-0714-austria-muslims-vandalism.html

VIENNA – Vandals painted 23 large black crosses on a wall inside Vienna's first Muslim cemetery, officials said on Friday.

The desecration was discovered by a state television crew filming construction work at the cemetery, due to be opened in mid-2007...

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ISLAMIC FEMINISM: OXYMORON OR REALITY? BARCELONA CONFERENCE 2006.

November 30, 2006

Author: Naila Tiwana

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/11/islamic_feminis_1.php

In early November of 2006, the present day modern, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, with its parallel Andalusian character, exuding undeniable cross-culture vibrancy, buzzed with the intellectual powwow of “Islamic Feminism”.

The Congress of Islamic Feminism was founded as a movement by the...

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Pope Shifts Focus to Christian Rights

November 30, 2006

Author: Scott Rank and Stacy Meichtry

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/205/story_20503.html

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Pope Benedict XVI joined an Islamic cleric in prayers under the towering dome of Istanbul's most famous mosque Thursday in a powerful gesture seeking to transform his image among Muslims from adversary to peacemaker.

The pope's minute of prayer was carried out in...

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Muslims Embrace their Freed Leader

November 30, 2006

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/11/30/muslims_embrace_their_freed_leader/

A crayon-drawn banner reading "Welcome Back Imam Masood" hangs above the entrance of the Islamic Academy of New England, a private elementary school in Sharon situated in the shadows of the adjacent Islamic Center of New England mosque. The banner represents the celebration that...

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