Islam

Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=P1718_0_24_0

On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja....

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Latter-Day Saints and Muslims Team Up to Aid Indonesian Earthquake Victims

May 30, 2006

Source: ABC 4

http://www.abc4.com/local_news/local_headlines/story.aspx?content_id=C0444678-5B34-42D9-8F3E-724B6E5A6134

On May 30, 2006 ABC 4 reported, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaming up with Muslims to get the much-needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with Islamic Relief Worldwide, one of the leading...

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Dalai Lama to Represent Buddhism at European Commission Interfaith Meeting in Brussels

May 29, 2006

Source: Phayul.com

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=12708

On May 29, 2006 Phayul.com reported, "The Dalai Lama will represent Buddhism at an interfaith discussion in Brussels tomorrow. Representatives from various faiths will meet in Brussels to participate in a discussion on 'fundamental rights and mutual respect.' Federal Chancellor Schussel, the President in office of the European Council, and Commission President Barroso will interact with leading...

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Non-Christian Schools Face Obstacles in Joining Texas Association for Private Schools

May 29, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/highschools/topstories/stories/053006dnspotappssider.122c6391.html

On May 29, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "TAPPS is open to schools of all faiths, though most of its members are Christian schools. But Jewish and Islamic schools have faced barriers to belonging. When an Islamic school in Houston applied for membership...

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European Churches Offer Hospitality to Many Muslim Immigrants

May 27, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601750.html

On May 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "They came politely to St. Hippolyte Catholic Church one Wednesday afternoon: the middle-aged mason from Algeria; the one-time farmer from Mali; the two young Mauritanians who had fled drought and despair stalking their desolate...

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Interfaith Gathering in Flint to Focus on Hunger

May 26, 2006

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-36/114865510484350.xml&coll=5

On May 26, 2006 The Flint Journal reported, "The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan says fighting hunger is often a matter of faith. So at the food bank's prompting, representatives of several faiths will gather next month in Flint at First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St., for an interfaith service of...

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Muslim Comedians Know Their Audience

May 25, 2006

Source: Orange County Weekly

http://www.ocweekly.com/culture/comedy/looking-for-muslims-in-the-comedy-world/25186/

On May 25, 2006 Orange County Weekly reported, "You had to wait almost two hours at the Second Annual Entertainment Night for Civil Rights before the funny men of the Muslim comedy group Allah Made Me Funny stopped skewering their own and started sticking it to the United States. Then it got good. 'Looking for Comedy in...

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Chechnya Becomes Home to Sufi Revival

May 24, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/24/world/europe/24grozny.html

On May 24, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Three circles of barefoot men, one ring inside another, sway to the cadence of chant. The men stamp in time as they sway, and grunt from the abdomen and throat, filling the room with a primal sound. One voice rises over the rest, singing variants of the names of God. The men stop, face right and walk counterclockwise, slowly at...

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Minnesota Democrat May Become First Muslim in Congress

May 24, 2006

Source: The Hill

http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Campaign/052406.html

On May 24, 2006 The Hill reported, "With a fast-growing U.S. population estimated around 5 million, Muslims are increasing their voice in local and national politics every year. But thus far they haven’t had one of their own in a national position of power in Congress, the Cabinet or the Supreme Court. He didn’t know it at the time, but Keith Ellison...

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London Conference to Explore Islam in the West

May 24, 2006

Source: IBN.net/Islamonline.net

http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=lconf

On May 24, 2006 Islamonline.net reported, "London will play host to a three-day conference to be attended by 140 Muslim academics and community leaders from 25 European countries to develop a moderate image of Islam in the West and improve integration of Muslim minorities. 'We believe that Islam can contribute in a very positive way to European society to the benefit of both Muslims and non-Muslims,'...

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Despite Years of Curriculum Overhaul, Saudi Textbooks Still Preach Intolerance

May 24, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/24/world/24saudi.html

On May 24, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Despite years of work aimed at changing Saudi Arabia's public school curriculum, the country's latest textbooks continue to promote intolerance of other religions, a new study said Tuesday. A first-grade student is taught that 'Every religion other than Islam is false'; the teacher instructed to 'Give examples of false religions, like Judaism,...

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Bosnian Muslims in Atlanta Build on their Dreams

May 24, 2006

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/yesterday/atlanta_world_44372b8f730bc06e003e.html

On May 24, 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "As the sun beats down through the trees, the adhan, or Muslim call to prayer, wafts through the nondescript house on Centerville Highway in Snellville. Upstairs, about 18 men and women, Bosnians who resettled in...

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