Islam

Interfaith Peacemaking Project Launched in Pasadena

June 10, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs10jun10,1,533523.story

On June 10, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The buttoned-down Episcopalian minister was the first to stand up and introduce himself. Then came a Jew wearing a yarmulke. Then a Palestinian Christian attired in black clericals. Next, a Muslim cloaked in an aqua hijab.

On and on they went, 50 people representing three faiths, their clothing a...

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Muslim Woman Helps Launch First Museum of Muslim Cultures

June 10, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Legder

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060610/FEAT04/606100317/1022

On June 10, 2006 The Clarion-Legder reported, "In a new book about Muslim women in America, Okolo Rashid's story is featured in a chapter called 'The Changers.' It's a fitting title for a woman who helped launch the first museum in America dedicated to Muslim cultures - in Mississippi. 'To come from where I came from does...

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Global Banks Move Toward Islamic Financing Options

June 9, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5064058.stm

On June 9, 2006 BBC News reported, "The dramatic growth of Islamic banking and finance appeared to have been confirmed during the recent World Economic Forum in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt. One of Germany's biggest banks, Deutsche Bank, announced a joint venture with Ithmaar Bank of Bahrain and Abraaj Capital of Dubai to launch a $2bn (£1bn) Sharia-compliant financial fund. The banks say the...

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Muslim Mothers Against Violence Group to Host Peace Concerts in Cincinnati

June 8, 2006

Source: The Post

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060608/LIFE/606080384/100

On June 8, 2006 The Post reported, "When Mason resident Shakila Ahmad and her Muslim friends heard about the deadly bombings on London's public transport system last July, they knew they wanted to do something. 'A number of us mothers felt like we needed to get out of this helpless stage and take a pro-active role in terms of having our voices...

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Muslim from Mississippi Writes Play Highlighting Life in an American Muslim Family

June 8, 2006

Source: Forbes

Wire Service: AP

http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2006/06/08/ap2803791.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "As the college-age daughter of Egyptian immigrants living in Starkville, Miss., Suehyla El-Attar felt isolated. 'The only idea I had was, "I just need to get out of here,"' said El-Attar, who turned those feelings of isolation and culture clash into a play, 'The Perfect Prayer,'...

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Canadian Muslims Call for Dialogue on Terrorism

June 8, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060608/wl_canada_afp/canadaattacksreligion_060608184543

On June 8, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Muslim groups in Canada reached out for help Thursday to calm angry young men within their community, to starve extremism and begin dialogue to bridge gaps in Canada's multicultural mosaic.

'Muslim leaders from across Canada...

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Gallup Poll Looks at Views of Muslim Women in Eight Countries

June 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/world/middleeast/08women.html?pagewanted=print

On June 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Muslim women do not think they are conditioned to accept second-class status or view themselves as oppressed, according to a survey released Tuesday by The Gallup Organization. According to the poll, conducted in 2005, a strong majority of Muslim women believe they should have the right to...

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Diverse Group of Religious Leaders and Organizations Protests Torture

June 8, 2006

Source: Click On Detroit

Wire Service: AP

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9340398/detail.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "American evangelical, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders are calling for an end to U.S. policies that allow torture of prisoners. Clergy signing the statement of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture include the Rev. Rick Warren, Cardinal Theodore...

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Canadian Muslim Organizations Call for Summit on Extremism

June 8, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

On June 8, 2006 a CAIR-CAN Press Release reported, "For all of us, Canada is more than our home; it is our family and our 'vivre ensemble'; a common commitment to build a better world based on shared values. Canadian Muslims care deeply about the safety of our country and stand behind our security forces, the Canadian government and all Canadians in their desire to protect Canada.

Terrorism is antithetical to Muslim belief and is a perversion of its teachings. Terrorism is a global issue, not a Muslim problem. And...

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