Islam

Muslim American Society Encourages Muslims to Participate in Immigrant Rights Rally

May 15, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3327

On May 15, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "[The] Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation is encouraging area Muslims to join the mobilization rally for Immigrant rights on Wednesday, May 17 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The rally will start at 4 p.m. MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director Bray is asking all Muslims to attend the lobbying...

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Muslim Mom Competes in National Comedy Contest

May 14, 2006

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=3818144

On May 14, 2006 The Denver Post reported, "Rubi Nicholas works long hours as an assistant vice president at a health care insurance carrier in Denver. At 36, she has two young daughters, a husband, a house in Castle Rock and dreams of becoming a comedian. She's a Muslim of Pakistani descent who married a Greek...

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University of Hawaii Holds Interfaith Forum on Religious Diversity and Scripture

May 13, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/13/features/story01.html

On May 13, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported, "A panel representing five major religions will explore ways their teachings respond to current global issues and diversity in modern society at a symposium Wednesday. The 7 p.m. interfaith dialogue will be at the University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics auditorium. It is free and open to the public, presented...

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Muslims in London Seek to Dispel Myths Nearly One Year After Bombings

May 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4768547.stm

On May 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "The London bombings created the perception that mosques require 'close attention in the war on terrorism', says the Muslim Council of Britain. A report on how attitudes towards Muslims have changed said the impression was these places of worship offer extremists a sympathetic ear. General Secretary Sir Iqbal Sacranie said it was a big challenge to change this unjustified reputation....

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San Diego Muslim Girl Scout Troop Is Part of Growing Trend

May 11, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060511-9999-7m11scouts.html

On May 11, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "A devout Muslim, Lallia Allali was drawn to the Girl Scouts because it shares many of the values of her religion, such as an emphasis on moral character, service and charity. That's why about two years ago, Allali founded three Muslim Girl Scout troops at the...

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New Jersey Subway Successfully Goes Halal

May 9, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19060_1.html

On May 9, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "There's just one place in North America where an observant Muslim can follow Jared's diet -- the two-sandwich-a-day plan that helped Subway pitchman Jared Fogel lose 245 pounds.

The Subway restaurant that adheres to Islamic restrictions is off Route 27 here, and it is indiscernible from other Subways, except for a neon green sign in the window...

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African Muslims on State Department Tour Distinguish Between Americans and Foreign Policy

May 9, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060509/NEWS05/605090415/1007

On May 9, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "On a visit sponsored by the U.S. State Department, about a dozen Muslim leaders from Africa were in Michigan on Monday to learn about Islam in America. While they praised the U.S. government's treatment of Muslims inside the country, they were less enthusiastic about how it treats Muslims...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what...

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