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Defusing the Clash of Civilizations

October 7, 2006

Author: John Colson

Source: Aspen Times Weekly

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20061007/ASPENWEEKLY/110080065

As tensions rise between the Islamic and non-Islamic countries of the world, fed largely by an ever-growing fear and hatred of the United States among some international Muslims, a past mayor of Aspen continues to do what he can to defuse the situation.

Former Mayor John Bennett admitted this week that a recent high-...

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Group Opposed to Roxbury Mosque Sues BRA for Documents

October 6, 2006

Author: Charles A. Radin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/10/06/group_opposed_to_roxbury_mosque_sues_bra_for_documents/

The David Project, a non profit Jewish advocacy organization, yesterday charged in Suffolk Superior Court that the Boston Redevelopment Authority is withholding public records related to the authority's sale of land to the Islamic Society...

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In US, Ramadan Gets an American Twist

October 6, 2006

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1006/p03s01-ussc.html

Aaliyah Turner used to light up the scoreboards for the Emmanuel College women's basketball team - even while observing the Islamic month of Ramadan. She would go all day without food and water until half time, when the sun set. So during this year's observance, playing a pickup game of basketball with a youth team organized through her...

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Seven Muslims Are Granted Citizenship After Years of Waiting

October 6, 2006

Author: H.G. Reza

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-aclu6oct06,1,5190346.story

Seven Muslims who have been waiting years to become U.S. citizens were notified Thursday that their applications had been approved, two months after they joined a lawsuit accusing immigration officials of illegally delaying background checks and allowing applications to linger indefinitely....

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Muslim Piety Collides with Prison Work Rules

October 6, 2006

Author: MICHELE MORGAN BOLTON

Source: Times Union

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=523147

For nine years, Abdus Samad N. Haqq wore a kufi, a traditional Islamic religious head covering, along with his uniform as a state correction officer in Harlem.

On May 8, 2005, his supervisor ordered him to remove it.

Haqq, 53, who was born in Brooklyn and converted to Islam in the 1980s, complied with the request...

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A Turning Point for Victims: Group Helps Abused Muslim Women

October 6, 2006

Author: Clem Richardson

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/458835p-386074c.html

Robina Niaz, founder of the Turning Point for Women and Families, a Jamaica, Queens group dedicated to empowering Muslim women and children, says a single statistic shows one thing women of all faiths have in common.

Every nine seconds, a woman is the victim of domestic violence in this country.

"When...

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Ford Motor Hosts Iftar Dinner

October 5, 2006

Source: The Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=6495

Ford Motor Company hosted its 6th annual Ramadan fast breaking Wednesday, an event attended by around 150 Muslim and non-Muslim guests.

The evening program took place in the Ford Credit building's cafeteria and was themed, "Ramadan: The Month of Forgiveness and Reconciliation."

Speakers included Mike Bannister, CEO of Ford Credit; Paul Nussbaum,...

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Faith, Hope and Charity at Free Clinic

October 4, 2006

Author: Sarah Arnquist

Source: The Tribune

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispotribune/15674444.htm

Two San Luis Obispo doctors hope the 10th anniversary celebration of a free clinic they helped found while in medical school will shed light on the positive things Muslim-Americans do for their country.

Since their medical school days, Rushdi and Nishi Abdul Cader have put their faith into action, serving in war zones...

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Ancient Religions Clash in Modern Iran

October 4, 2006

Author: Robert Tait

Source: The Guardian

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/111052.html

The boisterous scenes of wine, unveiled women and song confounded the popular stereotype of religious worship in contemporary Iran. In an isolated and awe-inspiring mountain setting, followers of an ancient faith were communing with God in festive and time-honoured fashion.

But when the government VIPs arrived, normal order - as defined by the country's stringent...

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Faiths Meet to End Fast

October 3, 2006

Author: ANDREW OKUYIGA

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514641

Over 100 members of Harvard's Jewish and Muslim communities packed Ticknor Lounge last night to break their religious fasts together.

In an event organized by the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) and Harvard Hillel, Muslim and Jewish students feasted on falafel and hummus after sundown to break the fasting observed during Yom Kippur and Ramadan....

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Ramadan Fasting Teaches Muslims Many American Virtues

October 3, 2006

Author: Etin Anwar

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061003/OPINION02/610030337/1039/OPINION

The Muslim celebration of Ramadan, a season of penance and purification, started on the weekend of Sept. 23-24. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for the month of Ramadan. At the conclusion of their fasting season comes Idul Fitr, one of the two...

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Manhattan College Investigates after Quran Found in Toilet

October 3, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--vandalism-quran1003oct03,0,4709559.story

A lower Manhattan college is investigating how a paperback copy of the Quran from the campus library ended up in a public toilet, school officials said Tuesday.

The discovery at Pace University was among three separate incidents in the past two weeks involving...

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Detroit Judge Allows Patriot Act Lawsuit to Go Forward

October 3, 2006

Author: Paul Egan

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061003/UPDATE/610030453

A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that a lawsuit by the Michigan ACLU aimed at striking down the U.S. Patriot Act may proceed.

The 2003 lawsuit brought on behalf of Muslim and Arab groups alleges the anti-terrorist law passed following the September 11 terror attacks is unconstitutional because it...

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