Islam

Muslim Women's Group Characterized by Youthful Energy, Leadership

July 24, 2006

Source: The Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=20747

On July 24, 2006 The Missourian reported, "Despite the heat of the summer day, Fatouma Ibrahima poured herself a cup of steaming coffee before sitting down to take notes at a lecture at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Saturday. She’d already had a busy weekend with work and school. 'I haven’t slept in 48 hours, but I need this,' she said of the lecture — not the coffee...

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Update: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Condemns Hate Crime Against Lewiston Mosque

July 23, 2006

Source: Kennebec Journal

http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/view/letters/2923791.shtml

On July 23, 2006 the Kennebec Journal published the following letter by Sharon Nichols, Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, "Unlike much of the rest of the world, the United States has long been safe from major religious-based conflict. Sept. 11, 2001 has changed all that. Since then, and with the widening of the conflicts in the...

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Muslim Musicians to Perform Charity Concert

July 23, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060723/COMMUNITIES/607230350/1203/NEWS01

On July 23, 2006 Daily Record reported, "Sami Yusuf and Native Deen are not household names in American homes that don't have prayer rugs pointing to Mecca, but these musicians are the soundtrack for many Muslim homes, cars and iPods. The artists, with notable Muslim comedians and lesser-known acts, will lend...

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In Boston, Young Muslims and Jews Gather in Service-Based Dialogue

July 23, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society/The Boston Globe

http://www.masnet.org/masnews.asp?id=3527

On July 23, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Images of missile strikes had been splayed across newspapers, Internet pages, and television at nearly any given hour for the previous three weeks, ever since the capture of an Israeli soldier by the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah in June. So organizers planning the discussion Sunday at the Moishe/Kavod Jewish social house in Brookline knew...

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Muslim Comedian Finds Humor in American Muslim Life

July 22, 2006

Source: Telegram and Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20060722&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=607220358&SectionCat=&Template=printart

On July 22, 2006 Telegram and Gazette reported, "A devout Muslim, Azhar M. Usman relates easily to Jewish audiences. 'I’ve got a long beard, I went to law school and I keep strictly kosher,' the stand-up comedian says. Mr. Usman is appearing tonight...

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Government Leader Says Religions Can Play a Role in Creating a Harmonious Society

July 22, 2006

Source: China Daily

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/home/2006-07/22/content_646970.htm

On July 22, 2006 the China Daily reported, "China's religions, as an important part of the social force, may play an active role in helping build a harmonious society if they are properly guided, a top official who is in charge of the country's religious affairs said on Friday in Beijing. Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, made the remarks...

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In Cities Around the World, Thousands March in Opposition to Israeli Strikes

July 22, 2006

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N22266919.htm

On July 22, 2006 Reuters reported, "Thousands of demonstrators marched through London and hundreds more gathered in Amsterdam and Chicago on Saturday to protest against Israeli attacks in Lebanon and the refusal of the U.S. and British governments to condemn them. Police said around 7,000 people joined the London protest as it snaked from the banks of the Thames to Hyde Park, first in brilliant...

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Boston Muslims and Christians Protest Attacks on Lebanon

July 22, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society/The Boston Globe

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3522

On July 22, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Hundreds of people, including Muslims and Christians, turned out for a rally yesterday afternoon at Boston City Hall Plaza to protest Israel's bombing of Lebanon and the treatment of Palestinians. Participants carried signs such as 'Free All Palestinian and Lebanese Political Prisoners,' 'End the Israeli Occupation,' and 'Stop Aid and Weapons.' At...

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Muslim Council of Britain to Tour U.K. to Gather Views of Local Muslims

July 22, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0607220008181017.htm

On July 22, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is embarking on a nationwide tour of England next week to listen to the views of local communities among the country's 1.8 million Muslim population. The five-week tour, starting on July 25, is being led by the recently elected Secretary General of the MCB Muhammad...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit to Proceed

July 21, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/21/judge_rules_islamic_society_suit_can_proceed/?p1=email_to_a_friend

On July 21, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that a defamation suit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston against media and Jewish rights organizations can go forward. The suit alleges that...

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Update: Maine's Attorney General Goes to Court Over Pig Head Incident

July 21, 2006

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060721lewiston.shtml

On July 21, 2006 Portland Press Herald reported, "A second legal complaint filed against the man accused of rolling a frozen pig's head into a Lewiston mosque is raising the question: Will there be a third?

Thursday's decision by the Maine Attorney General's Office to prosecute Brent Matthews of Lewiston on civil rights violations has mosque members...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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