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Muslim Donation Delivers Half-ton of Food to Crossroads Center

October 31, 2006

Author: Deborah Bulkeley

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650203138,00.html

More than half a ton of food was delivered to Crossroads Urban Center on Monday, the result of a monthlong drive by Utah's Muslim community during the holy month of Ramadan.

Charity is an integral part of Ramadan, during which adherents to Islam fast from sunrise to sunset, said Imam Shuaib-ud Din of the Khadeeja mosque in West...

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U.S. Muslims Mobilize In 2006 Elections with Eye on 2008

October 31, 2006

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=11751

Congressional elections haven't meant much to Saadia Chaudhry, who, at 30, has never cast a midterm ballot. But this year Chaudhry is excited about voting in her suburban Maryland district, even though she admits -- with a slightly embarrassed laugh -- that she's not even sure who's running.

"I just know I'm voting for...

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Bridging Gap Requires Both Islam, iPods

October 30, 2006

Author: SARAH VIREN

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4293945.html

Late this summer, when British police announced they had foiled a terrorist plot aimed at U.S.-bound airplanes, governments heightened security, airlines delayed flights, and stock markets faltered.

In Houston the news meant 20 cancellations to Shariq Abdul Ghani's Muslim summer camp, set to start the next day at a state park near New...

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Mourning over Slain Woman Brings Internal Culture Clash

October 30, 2006

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: Oakland Tribune, the/MediaNews

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_4573574

The outpouring of support for the family of a Fremont mother gunned down earlier this month has fueled a clash of hurt feelings and misunderstandings: A group of elders from the Afghan community say the family should reject outsiders' help.

On Thursday, the men sent a delegation to the home of Alia...

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Riots in Bangladesh May Benefit Islamists

October 30, 2006

Author: David Montero

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1030/p06s02-wosc.html

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A hail of bullets and rocks swept over Bangladesh's cities this past weekend, spawning a deadly political crisis that threatens upcoming elections in January. Although averted for now, as of Sunday night, there are still pitfalls that may prove a boon for the country's Islamist parties, observers say.

On...

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King Abdullah Addresses Netherland's Parliament

October 30, 2006

Source: Jordan News Agency

http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Oct/30/28000.htm

The Hague, 30 October (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday said that track towards tolerance and respect is not restricted to Moslems only. All countries and peoples should play their role in this regard, His Majesty said in a speech addressing the Netherland’s parliament. He urged representatives of the Dutch people to raise their voice high against the stereotype images and...

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Calif. Church Hosts Interfaith Service for Slain Muslim Mother

October 29, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20061029/25642.htm

An Afghan-born mother of six who was gunned down while wearing traditional Muslim dress was mourned Saturday during an interfaith service meant to unite a diverse city rattled by fears of a possible hate crime.

Women in Islamic head coverings called "hijabs" sat near Christians and Jewish men in yarmulkes during the memorial to...

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Voorhees Mosque Celebrates Milestone

October 29, 2006

Author: Edward Colimore

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/new_jersey/15877794.htm

When Zia Rahman and other Voorhees-area Muslims began looking for a site to build a mosque five years ago, they anticipated some community opposition, especially after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

They didn't anticipate the level or depth of resistance - or the attention it would...

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A Diverse Community of Muslims Mixes Traditions from Around the World to Celebrate Ramadan

October 29, 2006

Author: JULIA KUMARI DRAPKIN

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/10/29/news_pf/Pasco/Embracing_their_faith.shtml

During the holy month of Ramadan, which ended a week ago today, that was the best way to find Pasco's least known place to pray. It's off State Road 54 in an ordinary strip center containing doctor's offices; and it's where, as the evening blue crept into the sky, shoes would pile up in front of...

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Muslim Ousted from City Group

October 28, 2006

Author: Monica Alonzo-Dunsmoor

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/30382.php

Tensions in the Middle East are manifesting themselves on a Phoenix commission that is supposed to foster unity among people. Phoenix City Council members last week removed Marwan Ahmad, a Palestinian and Muslim, from the Human Relations Commission after more than five years of service, saying he was promoting messages of intolerance against...

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Detroit Church to be Reborn as a Mosque

October 27, 2006

Author: Kim Kozlowski

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061027/LIFESTYLE04/610270380/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The Islamic Center of North Detroit has a purchase agreement with the Archdiocese of Detroit for Our Lady Help of Christians' five buildings, which tentatively are planned to be used for an Islamic community center, larger worship space and possibly a school....

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Muslim Staff in Paris Airport Row

October 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6070744.stm

Four Muslim baggage handlers are appealing against a decision to bar them from working at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. They say that the local government's decision to revoke their security passes is evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination.

A local government spokesman says the decision was based on an assessment of the terrorist risk. He denied the move was linked to the men's religion.

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Cabdrivers' Protest Hurts Perceptions of Muslim Community

October 27, 2006

Author: Nazir Alimohammad

Source: USA Today

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2006/10/cabdrivers_prot.html

Muslim cabdrivers in Minnesota who are refusing passengers carrying alcohol is the second controversial issue brought up by the Muslim population and featured in USA TODAY; the first was the demand for separate fitness areas for Muslim women. Both touch on the conflict between American freedoms and Muslims' religion ("Cabbies, culture clash...

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