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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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Pope Begins Turkish Mosque Visit

November 30, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6158811.stm

Pope Benedict XVI has visited one of Turkey's most famous mosques in what is being seen as an attempt to mend relations with the Muslim community.

During his tour of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the pontiff paused in silent prayer alongside senior Muslim clerics.

It marks only the second papal visit in history to a Muslim place of worship.

Earlier, the Pope visited the nearby Hagia Sophia...

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Service not Religion; to Minnesota Taxi Passengers

November 30, 2006

Author: Mike Ghouse

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/service_not_religion_to_minnesota_taxi_passengers/0012111

The passengers traveling to St.Paul/Minneapolis International airport are in for a rude awakening, when they haul for a cab.

On September 28th, John Reinan of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota’s Startribune reported...

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More Muslims Gaining Political Ground

November 30, 2006

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112901576.html

Since Gaithersburg software engineer Saqib Ali was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates this month, he has been flooded with calls and e-mails from across the country asking: How'd you do it?

The calls come from American Muslims like Ali, who, longtime political...

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Marshals Decry Imams' Charges

November 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061129-121812-1240r.htm

Air marshals, pilots and security officials yesterday expressed concern that airline passengers and crews will be reluctant to report suspicious behavior aboard for fear of being called "racists," after several Muslim imams made that charge in a press conference Monday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Six imams, or Muslim holy men, accused a US...

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Mayfield Settles Case Against Feds for $2 Million

November 29, 2006

Author: Ryan Geddes

Source: Beaverton Valley Times

http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=116482687291016800

The Washington County lawyer wrongly arrested by the FBI in connection with the 2004 terrorist bombings of passenger trains in Madrid has settled his lawsuit against the federal government for $2 million.

Brandon Mayfield, a muslim who lives in Aloha and practices law in Beaverton, sued...

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Southeast Asian Muslim Leaders Plan Task Force to Promote Moderation

November 29, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=4786

MAKATI CITY, Philippines (UCAN) -- Government officials and leaders of Muslim groups at the second international conference of Southeast Asian Muslim leaders here agreed to form a task force to promote "the moderate teachings of Islam."

The proposed body was provisionally named the International Islamic Da'wah Task Force, according to Taha Basman, president of the Philippine branch of...

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Muslim Students in Rome see Learning as a Two-way Street

November 28, 2006

Author: Tracy Wilkinson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-students28nov28,1,6960986.story?coll=la-headlines-world

ROME - When Zeinep Ozbek told her parents how she planned to pursue her education, they were shocked.

Not only was the young Muslim woman about to leave her native Turkey, she was venturing into a strict traditional bastion of...

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Cedar Rapids Residents Work To Restore Oldest Mosque

November 28, 2006

Source: KCCI

http://www.kcci.com/news/10415116/detail.html

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The first mosque built by Muslims in the U.S. is located in Iowa.

It's called the Mother Mosque of America and was built in 1934 in Cedar Rapids.

Residents are working to restore the mosque that is used as a cultural center, a library and a place of worship.

In the late 1800s, Cedar Rapids had its first influx of immigrants from a region that is now Lebanon. A small but...

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Allure of Islam Signals a Shift Within Turkey

November 28, 2006

Author: SABRINA TAVERNISE

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/world/europe/28turkey.html

ANKARA, Turkey — A short 24 hours before a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to this Muslim country, its prime minister finally agreed to meet him publicly. The venue: the airport, on the Turkish leader’s way out of town.

A pedestrian street in Istanbul, where women in miniskirts and head scarves mingle. Turkey...

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US Works to Bridge its Muslim Trust Gap

November 27, 2006

Author: Alexandra Marks

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1127/p01s03-ussc.html

NEW YORK – It was an awkward moment for Martin Ficke, the special agent in charge of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York.

He was seated next to a member of the British Parliament for a panel on the "War on Terror and the Clash of Civilizations." Why, the moderator asked Mr. Ficke, was this prominent British...

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Blending Muslim Tradition with American Reality

November 27, 2006

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003449310_muslim27m.html

Uzma Siddiqi has visited many mosques, both locally and in other cities where she's lived.

But none felt quite right for her.

Some, for instance, devoted 90 percent of their space to men's prayers and activities, setting aside only 10 percent for women and children.

But when she...

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Lampson to Build on the Support of Muslims

November 27, 2006

Author: Armando Villafranca

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3909

The Muslim-American community in Houston should know that there will be someone who will listen in the offices of the 22nd Congressional District, U.S. Rep.-elect Nick Lampson said Saturday.

Lampson, who will take over Tom DeLay's former seat in January, said he has never had as large an electoral base in any previous election as he had...

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