Islam

Congresswoman to Honor Muslim Free Clinic in Los Angeles for Ten Years of Service

July 25, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=385

On July 25, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "On Wednesday, July 26, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will recognize the historic contribution of a Muslim-run community health clinic in Los Angeles on the floor of the House of Representatives. UMMA Community Clinic will be saluted for its exceptional, decade-long contribution to the health of South Los Angeles residents, Yasser Aman, UMMA's...

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Stoke-on-Trent Welcomes New Mosque

July 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/5215024.stm

On July 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "The city's elected mayor Mark Meredith told BBC Staffordshire TV he was happy to be handing over land on Regent Street, Hanley, to Muslim charities. They will lease it for just a peppercorn rent and work is set to start later this year. The land was said to be worth £400,000 on the open market and the British National Party...

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Muslim Inmate Ordered to Handle Pork May Sue Prison Staff

July 25, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/15119889.htm

On July 25, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Prison staff who punished a Muslim inmate for refusing to handle pork do not have immunity from his religious-freedom suit, a federal appeals court ruled.

Henry Williams sued on First Amendment grounds, saying he lost his cook's job and was restricted to his cell for 30 days after refusing to...

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Muslim Scouting Serves as a Cultural Bridge

July 25, 2006

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-07-25-voa48.cfm

On July 25, 2006 VOA News reported, "The girls recite the Scout Oath: 'I will try to serve God and my country, to help people all the time, and to live by the Girl Scout law.' Every Friday evening, Amina, her friend Thuraya, and several other girls gather in this classroom at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society or ADAMS in Sterling, Virginia. They belong to a Brownie troop, a Girl Scout group for six...

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Muslim Film Festival Held in Fremont

July 25, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

Wire Service: AP

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4085549

On July 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The U.S. debut of the popular but controversial Turkish action movie 'Valley of Wolves: Iraq,' starring Billy Zane and Gary Busey, will be among the screenings during the Muslim Film Festival at the Naz 8 Cinema on Saturday. Critics say the film — at $10 million the most expensive ever...

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Muslim Council of Britain Embarks on Tour of U.K.

July 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5212616.stm

On July 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Muslim Council of Britain is seeking to widen its appeal by embarking on a tour of the U.K. The MCB's recently-elected head, Muhammad Abdul Bari, said he was looking forward to meeting a 'diverse range' of Muslims. The MCB is the largest Muslim body in the UK, but has faced criticism that it does not represent all the community. Over the last 18 months two major...

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Indiana Race Relations Council Organizes Vigil at Vandalized Mosque

July 24, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2006/07/24/news/top_news/4a2f767c2b0be05f862571b4007ddde3.txt

On July 24, 2006 Northwest Indiana News reported, "The Northwest Indiana Race Relations Council is urging the public to attend an ecumenical gathering at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Islamic Center of Michigan City, the mosque that recently sustained nearly $9,000 in damage from vandalism.
...

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New Brunswick Facility Provides Pool Time for Muslim Women and Children

July 24, 2006

Source: Home News Tribune

http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060724/NEWS/607240409/1001

On July 24, 2006 the Home News Tribune reported, "Behind paper-covered windows, Muslim girls and women in stretch pants and T-shirts shed their headscarves one recent Sunday morning for two hours of splashing, swimming and socializing in the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center pool. Muslim women from across the state — lugging gym bags and directing...

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Former Army Chaplain Yee Held at Border for Two Hours

July 24, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Yee_Border_Stop.html

On July 24, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Former Army Capt. James Yee, whose work as a Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo ended when he was arrested and accused of spying, says he believes he was unfairly detained at the Canadian border over the weekend on his way back from a day trip. Yee, who spent 76 days in solitary confinement before being cleared of...

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Naperville Islamic Center Burglarized by Four Teens

July 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-mosque24.html

On July 24, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "It was burglary, not a hate crime, officials of a Naperville Islamic center said Sunday after four 18-year-olds appeared in court charged with a break-in at the building.

'We are convinced there was no racial or religious motivation' behind the burglary of the Islamic Center of Naperville late Friday, spokesman Kareem...

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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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