Islam

Catholic Bishops of Malaysia Express Concerns Over Shari'ah

September 22, 2006

Source: AsiaNews.it

http ://w ww.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=4169

On September 22, 2006 AsiaNews.it reported, "The bishops of Malaysia have voiced concern about the increased islamisation of Malaysian society... Despite the efforts of the current premier Badawi, which are oriented towards inter-faith dialogue, a good 13 states in the country have approved Shari'ah, the Islamic law, practically reducing minorities to the status of dhimmi - non-Muslim religious groups protected by Islam - discriminating against them in...

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US Muslims Meet with Vatican's US Ambassador

September 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.religionandspirituality.com/view.php?StoryID=20060922-012644-8086r

On September 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "U.S. Muslims met with the Vatican's U.S. ambassador to discuss the controversy surrounding recent comments on Islam by Pope Benedict XVI. Corey Saylor Arsalan Iftikhar of the Council on American-Islamic Relations delivered a letter Thursday to Papal Nuncio...

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The First Year of Benedict's Papacy Regarding Islam

September 22, 2006

Source: Q News

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/benedict_xvi_and_islam_the_first_year/0011048

On September 22, 2006 Q News published a commentary by Abdal Hakim Murad, "In the immediate aftermath of the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the Papacy, Muslim reactions to the new pontiff were diverse and confused. Turks were dismayed by his very public opposition to their membership of the European Union,...

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Documentary Explores American Muslims Observing Ramadan

September 21, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-ramadan_0921gl.ART.State.Edition1.3ef7061.html

On September 21, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Consider the images conjured by the phrase 'Muslims on television.' That phrase has one meaning in today's media marketplace: angry crowds, burning American flags, guns being fired, bombs going off. For obvious reasons, it'...

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Cardinal Mahoney Meets with Southland Muslims

September 21, 2006

Source: CBS

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_264223036.html

On September 21, 2006 CBS reported, "Cardinal Roger Mahony met Thursday with representatives from the Southland's Muslim community to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks about Islam. The meeting took place Thursday morning at Mahony's office, and included representatives from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Islamic Educational Center of Orange County, Muslim Public Affairs...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed by prayers from the Native American, Buddhist, Muslim, Baha'i, Shinto, Taoist, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, African Traditional Religions,...

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CAIR Launches Fundraising Campaign for Repairing Churches Damaged in Reaction to Pope's Comments

September 21, 2006

Source: Brandenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/15574754.htm

On September 21, 2006 the Brandenton Herald reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations presented a check for $5,000 this afternoon to the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg as seed money for a campaign to fund the repair of churches damaged by violence in reaction to Pope Benedict's comments. Organizers of the American-Muslim grassroots campaign hope to take the effort worldwide....

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Interfaith Service in Western New York Attended by Over 6,000

September 21, 2006

Source: University of Buffalo Reporter

http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol38/vol38n4/articles/HHDL_Interfaith.html

On September 21, 2006 University of Buffalo Reporter reported, "In the first appearance of his three-day visit to [the University of Buffalo], His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama participated in an interfaith service on Monday in Alumni Arena that showcased the religious diversity of Western New York, featuring spiritual...

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Muslim Soldiers Begin to Observe Ramadan

September 21, 2006

Source: Fort Jackson Leader/Army News Service

http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/read.php?story_id_key=9604

On September 21, 2006 the Army News Service reported, "Muslim believers around the world will begin observing the month of Ramadan on Saturday, and many Muslim Soldiers will join them. Ramadan is named after the ninth month on the Islamic Lunar calendar when the Qu’ran commands Muslims to abstain from food, drink and other physical comforts and pleasures, from dawn...

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Op/ed: "Now For the Real Debate" by Tariq Ramadan

September 21, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://kabobfest.blogspot.com/2006/09/weekend-reading-real-debate.html

On September 21, 2006 The Globe and Mail published a commentary by Tariq Ramadan, "A few sentences by the Pope were sufficient to touch off a firestorm. Throughout the Muslim world, religious leaders, politicians and intellectuals joined their voices to masses angered by a perceived 'insult' to their faith. Most did not read the speech; others reliedon a...

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Egyptian Court Postpones Baha'i Case Again

September 21, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=480

On September 21, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Supreme Administrative Court here has again postponed its hearing on the government appeal of a lower court's ruling upholding the right of a Baha'i couple to have their religion properly identified on government documents. In a brief hearing on Saturday, 16 September 2006, the Court continued the case until 20 November in...

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