Islam

Op/Ed: "So Where are Muslims on 'CSI?'" by Diane Winston

May 7, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-winston7may07,0,6865662.story

On May 7, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an Op-Ed by Knight chair in media and religion at University of Southern California Diane Winston: "Sumaya Abubaker doesn't go to movies much anymore. Nor does she watch television. It's too painful for her to see Muslims stereotyped as terrorists, fanatics and fools. 'You see a scary-...

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'Divided We Fall' Screened at Harvard Film Archive

May 7, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2006/05/07/kaurs_divided_we_fall_documents_post_911_hate/

On May 7, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "With all the young filmmakers in town this week holding court after screenings of their work, you could get a free education on what it takes to carve an independent path in this competitive industry. Tonight at 7 at the Harvard Film Archive, 25-year-old...

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Course Teaches Muslims Business Ethics in Accordance with the Qur'an

May 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/06/AR2006050600747.html

On May 7, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The business class had just finished its evening prayer break, and everyone's shoes were back on.

'Okay, now let's talk about program development,' Iqbal Unus told the 12 Muslim students taking his spring Non-Profit Management course at the Islam-oriented Fairfax...

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Book Explores the Experiences of 'Four Women, Three Faiths'

May 6, 2006

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/14512545.htm

On May 6, 2006 The Wichita Eagle reported, "Cecile Holmes calls her new book, 'Four Women, Three Faiths: Inspiring Spiritual Journeys,' 'a hymn to diversity and interfaith acceptance.' 'I worry about the increasing polarization in the world, ever since Sept. 11, 2001,' says Holmes, 51, longtime religion editor for the Houston Chronicle, now teaching journalism at the...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Class Action Suit Filed by Muslim Men Over Naturalization Delay

May 5, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-discrim05.html

On May 5, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Ten Chicago area Muslim men filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government Thursday alleging their quest to become U.S. citizens is being delayed because of their Islamic faith and male gender.

The Syrian, Moroccan, Jordanian, Pakistani and Egyptian natives have no criminal records, but they have been waiting...

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Police Investigating Vandalism at San Antonio Mosque as a Hate Crime

May 5, 2006

Source: KENS 5 Eyewitness News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA050506.mosquevandals.KENS.132bb8bc.html

On May 5, 2006 KENS 5 Eyewitness News reported, "A Friday morning attack on a San Antonio Muslim center is being investigated as a hate crime.

The vandalism happened in the 1700 block of Hayes Street on the East Side.

Worshippers say vandals who broke into the mosque took some cash and...

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Muslim Imams and Christian Priests to Play Interfaith Soccer Game

May 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-05/04/article03.shtml

On May 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Muslim imams and Christian priests will play on Saturday, May 6, in an unprecedented friendly officiated by three Jewish referees to help promote inter-faith understanding. The 60-minute march will bring together eight players from each side and will be played in a Berlin high school. The friendly is organized by the...

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MuslimSpace.com Provides Online Networking Forum

May 4, 2006

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://www.lsureveille.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/05/04/44597acc48c32

On May 4, 2006 The Daily Reveille reported, "In the wake of the success of sites like Facebook.com and MySpace.com, followers of one religion have taken their own piece of the Internet social networking pie. Mohamed El-Fatatry, a Muslim who studied computer science at the American University of Sharjah, created MuslimSpace.com, a social network for...

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Prince Charles Opens Bedouin Tent as Site for Interfaith Dialogue in London

May 4, 2006

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/content/news/viewNews.php?navID=7&newsID=5423

On May 4, 2006 24dash.com reported, "The Prince of Wales has unveiled one of London's most unlikely landmarks - a Bedouin tent in the shadow of City skyscrapers. The goat-hair structure stands in the garden of the former St Ethelburga's Church which was destroyed by the IRA Bishopsgate bomb in 1993 and is now a centre for peace and reconciliation....

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Trois Rivieres Mosque Defaced

May 4, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/montreal/story.html?id=3dc1a777-6f3c-491a-abf1-b07bd73b2c7a

On May 4, 2006 The Gazette reported, "The Muslim community in Trois Rivieres is shaken after three racist posters were taped to the front door of a mosque last weekend. One of the signs read in French: 'Arab terrorists, get out.' Another showed one of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published...

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Bush Leads White House National Day of Prayer

May 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073_1.html

On May 4, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "Calling the United States 'a nation of prayer,' President Bush marked the annual National Day of Prayer with an interfaith ceremony at the White House on Thursday (May 4). 'On this special day, we give thanks for the many ways that America has been blessed, and we acknowledge the Almighty, who is the source of these blessings,' the president told a crowd of...

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Report Submitted to Dutch Government Claims Islam is Not Contrary to Human Rights, Dutch Values

May 3, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4930518.stm

On May 3, 2006 BBC News reported, "A new report submitted to the Dutch government has sparked controversy by arguing that Islam does not conflict with either human rights or Dutch values. Islam has been a hot topic in the Netherlands since the killing of a controversial film-maker, Theo van Gogh, by a young Muslim in 2004.

In a country traditionally seen as one of the most liberal and...

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