Islam

Dearborn Muslims Call Upon Businesses to Shut Down in Protest of Israeli Strikes

July 17, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060717/NEWS06/607170401

On July 17, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslims attending a memorial service at a Dearborn mosque Sunday evening called upon businesses along Warren Avenue in Dearborn to shut down at 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest Israeli action in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. About 1,500 people attended the service at the Islamic Center of America in memory...

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Government Announces $26 Million (USD) Plan to Counter Muslim Extremism

July 17, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060716-111221-3777r

On July 17, 2006 United Press International reported, "Australia will spend A$35 million (about US$26 million) over the next four years in a bid to block extremism in the country's Muslim communities. Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Robb said the National Action Plan for social cohesion would include programs such as...

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Latino Muslims Gather in Hayward to Support Each Other

July 17, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_4061508

On July 17, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "On a sunny afternoon, a dozen people file into the teaching room at Zaytuna Institute, a Muslim teaching center in downtown Hayward. But they have not showed up to learn about the Prophet Muhammad, Islam or the Arabic language. They are gathered to enjoy fellowship with one another and discuss what it means to be a Latino Muslim in the Bay Area....

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Hindu-Muslim Animosity in Mumbai Has Economic Roots

July 17, 2006

Source: TIME Asia Magazine

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On July 17, 2006 TIME Asia Magazine reported, "After the train attacks, police rounded up hundreds of the city's young Muslim men for questioning, though most were soon released. That did nothing to soothe some Muslims. 'We are always the first to be blamed,' fumes Majid Khan, a student from a Muslim slum in Bandra, not far from the site of one of the attacks. 'We are tired of this police harassment'... India is...

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Opinion: "Foreign Policy and Faith" by William McKenzie

July 17, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/columnists/all/stories/DN-mckenzie_04edi.ART.State.Edition1.245e760.html

On July 17, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by columnist William McKenzie on the connections between foreign policy and faith. He writes, "What do Muslims in the Middle East, evangelicals in Texas and Pentecostals in...

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U.S. Embassy Asked to Hold Dialogues With Muslim Officials

July 17, 2006

Source: Antara News

http://www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=16435

On July 17, 2006 Antara News reported, "In relation with Israeli military ag[g]ressions against Palestine and Lebanon, the United States embassy here was expected to hold constructive dialogs with Muslim figures from various organizations to avoid religious sentiment in the country, Intelligent observer Wawan Purwanto said here on Monday. 'The US embassy should actively compose Indonesian Muslim's mass...

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Islamic Authorities to Remove Sexist Hadith

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/14/AR2006071401381.html?nav=rss_opinions

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "'Women are imperfect in intellect and religion.' 'The best of women are those who are like sheep.' 'If a woman doesn't satisfy her husband's desires, she should choose herself a place in hell.' 'If a husband's body is covered with pus and...

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Muslim Women Earning Leadership Roles in Mosques and Islamic Organizations

July 16, 2006

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060716/LIFESTYLE04/607160328

On July 16, 2006 The Sacramento Bee reported, "The mosque -- or masjid in Davis, Calif., had become too small for the city's growing Muslim population, and a thorny debate arose over how to rectify the problem. The all-male mosque board was riven with politics, and when her husband quit, Dr. Shereen Zakauddin Vera volunteered to take...

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Outspoken Feminist Critic of Islam Frustrates Some, Fascinates Others

July 16, 2006

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2816/context/archive

On July 16, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "While [Wafa] Sultan's focus on women's issues has received less attention in the West, she considers it one of her top priorities. Sultan argues that women in the Middle East are hostages to their religion and culture and believe they are less than men. The most bothersome thing, she says, is that 'they are slaves, but they...

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Chaplain Serves Growing Number of Muslim Converts in Texas Prisons

July 16, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071706.1A.MuslimInmates.16e4f6d.html

On July 16, 2006 Express-News reported, "Imam Omar Shakir walks into a white cinderblock room and greets a group of women wearing matching white jumpsuits... The women are glad to see him and are eager to talk to him about their faith. Shakir, 47, is one of four chaplains who oversee the Islamic faith program for the 110...

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Opinion: "Why No Child of Mine Will Go to a Faith School" by Sarfraz Manzoor

July 16, 2006

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1821496,00.html

On July 16, 2006 The Observer ran an opinion piece by Sarfraz Manzoor on the subject of faith school. Manzoor writes, "I recently completed a BBC Radio 4 documentary which asked whether faith schools might exacerbate existing tensions between communities. I visited an Islamic school in Birmingham. The school is popular and produces excellent exam results. Walking along the...

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Conference Crafts Charter of Women's Rights in Islamic Societies

July 16, 2006

Source: Tehran Times

http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/16/2006&Cat=10&Num=3

On July 16, 2006 the Tehran Times reported, "The chairman of the World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, announced here on Saturday that an international charter of women’s rights in Islamic society is to be prepared. In an address to the First International Conference on Women’s Rights and...

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Weinstein Marches On in Battle Against Armed Forces Proselytizing

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/15/AR2006071501032.html?msource=MR_001

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Porcelain figurines are perched on the mantelpiece behind Mikey Weinstein. Guests are seated on chintz couches in front of him. It's a nice crowd at a polite fundraising party.

But Mikey -- his friends, his enemies, even complete strangers...

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