Islam

Op/Ed: "Standing Up to Prejudice" by H.D.S. Greenway

August 1, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/08/01/standing_up_to_prejudice/

On August 1, 2006 The Boston Globe published a piece by its columnist, H.D.S. Greenway, "After his arrest, Brent Matthews, a 33-year-old trouble maker, said that rolling a pig's head into a mosque full of worshipers here last month was meant as a joke. However, this old mill town's 2,000 Somali...

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Employers Increasingly Accommodate Religion in the Workplace

July 31, 2006

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060731/BUSINESS/607310319/1003

On July 31, 2006 The News Journal reported, "Lunchtime Bible study groups, flexible hours that allow Jewish employees to leave early Friday in time to light Sabbath candles and Muslim employees to leave work for Friday afternoon prayers and on-site meditation rooms: These days more employers are accommodating religious...

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New Zealand Mosques Struggling with Cultural Factions

July 31, 2006

Source: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3748636a11,00.html

On July 31, 2006 The Press reported, "Factions are developing within New Zealand mosques as new immigrants clinging to traditional ethnic ways increasingly dominate leadership positions, a Muslim commentator says. Abdullah Drury, a former Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC) board member who has also worked with the national Islam organisation, said conflicts were developing because of the...

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Colorado Mosque Becomes Increasingly Diverse

July 31, 2006

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.masnet.org/articleinterest.asp?id=3556

On July 31, 2006 Rocky Mountain News reported, "A local landscaper, a Denver-born consultant, and a kid from Kansas - if you hung around Denver's largest mosque... it's likely you'd bump into them all. They reflect Islam's changing profile from foreign-born faith to American presence. On Sunday, I found myself in the company of the three - Mohammad Noorzai, Malik Taylor and Ammar Amonette -...

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Study Group Finds Aceh's Women and Poor Suffering Under Enforcement of Shari'ah Law

July 31, 2006

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2006/July/theworld_July918.xml&section=theworld&col=

On July 31, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A rising moral vigilantism which has flared with the gradual implementation of Islamic law in Indonesia’s Aceh province has victimised women and the poor...

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Op-ed: "India's Conversion Laws"

July 30, 2006

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_29561.shtml

On July 30, 2006 The New Nation reported, "An alliance of Indian groups representing various faiths and castes has raised alarm over 'anti-conversion laws' and condemned the move of banning religious conversions in several Hindu nationalists' government-run states of India. Last week a statement from the alliance of groups that included over 100 Muslim, Buddhist and Christian...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Myriad Religious Holidays

July 29, 2006

Source: The Free Lance-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/072006/07292006/208825

On July 29, 2006 The Free Lance-Star reported, "Growing religious diversity has public schools around the country re-examining how they accommodate the holy days of different faiths. The Virginia Department of Education allows each locality to determine its own academic calendar, said Julie Grimes, a department...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Condemns Murder in Seattle Synagogue

July 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=387

On July 29, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council unequivocally condemns the murder of one person and the wounding of five others at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle yesterday afternoon. In addition, MPAC expresses its deep condolences to the Jewish Federation and the families of the victims and prays for the speedy recovery of those injured by this crime...

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Lawsuit Claims Marriott Discriminated Against Muslim Women Seeking Employment

July 29, 2006

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060729/NEWS01/607290394/1008

On July 29, 2006 The Courier-Journal reported, "Shortly after the Marriott Louisville Downtown opened to great fanfare last year, four women claimed they were denied jobs as housekeepers because each wore a hajib, a traditional Muslim hair covering.

A lawsuit filed this week accuses the hotel's owners of...

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Gulf Stream Council Launches Muslim Scout Troop

July 28, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-bc28troopjul28,0,7633613.story?coll=sfl-news-palmcomm

On July 28, 2006 South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Hassene Chaabane has been a Boy Scout all his life, so he jumped at the recent opportunity to introduce scouting to a new group of youths. Chaabane, 31, who attends religious services at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton,...

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Tom's of Maine Announces Halal Toothpaste for Muslim Customers

July 28, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2006/07/toms_courts_mus.html

On July 28, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Tom's of Maine, a company that makes personal hygiene products free of additives such as sweeteners and artificial flavoring, plans on targeting the growing market among U.S. Muslims by having its products certified as 'halal.'

An Arabic term, halal means simply lawful or accepted. Much like kosher products...

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