Islam

Indiana Race Relations Council Organizes Vigil at Vandalized Mosque

July 24, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana News

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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

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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

[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 all charges in March 2004, said in a telephone interview Sunday with The...

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Naperville Islamic Center Burglarized by Four Teens

July 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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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 Irfan said.

'People were concerned, given the tense situation in the...

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Muslim Women's Group Characterized by Youthful Energy, Leadership

July 24, 2006

Source: The Missourian

[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. Ibrahima was one of more than 20 women who came to the summer seminar...

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

July 23, 2006

Source: Kennebec Journal

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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 Middle East, ignorance, fear and hostility have become part of the American...

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Muslim Musicians to Perform Charity Concert

July 23, 2006

Source: Daily Record

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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 their celebrity to support orphans in a concert tour that stops at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on...

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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

[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 there was plenty of potential for tension. But as...

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Muslim Comedian Finds Humor in American Muslim Life

July 22, 2006

Source: Telegram and Gazette

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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

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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 sunshine and then in torrential rain. Many carried red and white...

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Boston Muslims and Christians Protest Attacks on Lebanon

July 22, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society/The Boston Globe

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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 times during the nearly three-hour rally, which...

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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

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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 Abdul Bari, Deputy Secretary General Dr Daud Abdullah, and Bari's...

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