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MAS Launches Service Corp To Assist America's Needy

October 17, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=3844

The Muslim American Society (MAS) is pleased to announce the nationwide launch of its new charity and service division - MAS Service Corps (MSC).

According to Iyad Hindi, a North Carolina MAS leader and organizer who serves as coordinator for the initiative, MSC will function as the national, social and community arm of the Muslim American Society, and work for the...

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Granada's New Mosque Revives Memories Of The Moors

October 16, 2006

Author: Habeeb Salloum

Source: Mathaba

http://mathaba.net/news/?x=544512

"There is no more beautiful city in the world than Granada. Not even Cairo, Baghdad or Damascus with their wealth and splendour can compare with Granada."

These words inscribed on the emblem of one of the last Arab royal families in Granada well describes this Moorish city at the end of the 15th century, just before its occupation by the armies of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and...

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The Environment as a Muslim Issue

October 16, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/views.asp?id=3840

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 16, 2006 (MASNET) On the weekend of October 14th-15th, more than 5,000 people attended the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. This conference and expo, one of several major events scheduled over the next six months connected social activists, environmentally-friendly “green” businesses, policy advocates, and consumers concerned with a spectrum of issues ranging from...

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Pope to Visit Turkey Despite Row

October 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6054958.stm

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Turkey in November, his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country.

The Pontiff will visit Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul and ancient Ephesus during the trip, which will begin on 28 November.

The trip has been overshadowed by a row over remarks he made about Islam.

The visit, which will run until 1 December, is the result of an...

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Debate about Veils is 'Healthy'

October 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6055340.stm

MPs and Muslim leaders have said the debate surrounding women wearing the veil is "healthy".

They said honest debate helped to break down barriers between Muslims and other sections of British society.

Government ministers were also right to give their views on British Muslims, they said.

Their comments came after the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said recent pronouncements by...

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Celebrating Ramadan in the Deep South

October 16, 2006

Author: Maggie Lee

Source: World Politics Watch

http://worldpoliticswatch.com/article.aspx?id=259

Somewhere in the world, the sun is setting and its time to break fast. The world's Muslims are in the middle of Ramadan, a month of daytime fasting, followed by evening communal meals and prayer. It will end with the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a morning of prayer capped by days of celebration, eating and visiting.

Three hundred nightly regulars...

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MAS Leads Muslim Involvement on World Food Day

October 16, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3842

On the weekend of October 14-15, 2006 more than 5,000 people attended the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. This conference and expo, one of several major events scheduled over the next six months, connected social activists, environmentally-friendly "green" businesses, policy advocates, and consumers concerned with a spectrum of issues ranging from organic farming to addressing the global...

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Quran Contest Gives Muslims Spotlight

October 13, 2006

Author: Hassan M. Fattah

Source: The New York Times

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061013/LIFESTYLE04/610130367/1041/LIFESTYLE04

With its big-budget sets, promise of large cash prizes and surly judges who grimace at the slightest slip-up, the contest might seem like yet another made-for-TV talent show.

But the competition being beamed by satellite across the Muslim world...

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Across Europe, Worries on Islam Spread to Center

October 11, 2006

Author: DAN BILEFSKY and IAN FISHER

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/11/world/europe/11muslims.html?ref=world

Europe appears to be crossing an invisible line regarding its Muslim minorities: more people in the political mainstream are arguing that Islam cannot be reconciled with European values.

“You saw what happened with the pope,” said Patrick Gonman, 43, the owner of Raga, a funky...

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