Islam

Dalai Lama Meets with US Muslim Leaders

April 16, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/17/int6.htm

On April 16, 2006 Dawn reported, "In an effort to quell the anti-Islam tide and to improve its declining image in the West, prominent Muslim leaders on Saturday met for the first time most influential Buddhist, the Dalai Lama, in San Francisco (California) enlisting his help to correct Islam’s negative image. 'Some people have an impression that Islam is militant,' Dalai Lama said. 'I think that is totally wrong. Islam is...

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Muslim Convention in Minnesota Takes on Politics

April 16, 2006

Source: wcco.com

http://wcco.com/local/local_story_106135130.html

On April 16, 2006 wcco.com reported, "Muslims who gathered in Minneapolis for the third annual convention of the Muslim-American Society of Minnesota got a dose of politics. The society considers itself to be a religious, social, cultural, educational and charitable organization. But Saturday the focus was on politics as several hundred people attended two political sessions. Democratic candidates spoke at...

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Muslim Educators Meet for Islamic Society of North America Sponsored Conference

April 15, 2006

Source: Islam-Online.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-04/15/article05.shtml

On April 15, 2006 Islam-Online reported, "With the Muslim population growing steadily in North America and [the] issue of education gaining increasing importance, Muslim educators are meeting in Chicago, Illinois, to share experience and compare notes... The three-day meeting, which kicked off on Friday, April 14, is bringing together Muslims educators and...

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Film Festival in New York to Showcase Films from Muslim World

April 15, 2006

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: Reuters

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CA7B828F-1B98-4AA3-BA48-80E1FB2CC06C.htm

On April 15, 2006 Reuters reported, "More than 30 films from the Arab and Muslim world will be playing at a week-long New York film festival. The Alwan Film Festival, created by a nonprofit group in Lower Manhattan, features several well-known Middle Eastern directors. The films tackle...

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Court to Tackle Conversion Case

April 14, 2006

Source: The Columbian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP04142006news20179.cfm

On April 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Malaysia's highest court has agreed to take up the question whether Muslims who renounce their faith must still answer to the country's Islamic courts. The Federal Court ruling, expected in months, will be a rare step into the highly sensitive area of conversions - and will...

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Gang Violence Emerging in Some Parts of the South Asian Diaspora

April 13, 2006

Source: INDOLink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041306085913

On April 13, 2006 INDOLink reported, "A new gangster culture is emerging in certain enclaves of the South Asian diaspora. Increasingly, the violence of guns, drugs, and honor killings involving South Asians are being reported from the United States, Canada, Britain, Malaysia, and Thailand. And it’s a culture of violence that appears to be the Desi community’s worst kept...

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Muslim Scholar Says Muslim Women Can Lead Prayers, Marry Christians or Jews

April 13, 2006

Source: Sudan Tribune

http://www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=15021

On April 13, 2006 the Sudan Tribune reported, "In a lecture entitled "The Role of Women in Just Governance" which was delivered by the leader of the opposition Popular Congress Party, Hassen Al Turabi, at the headquarters of Umma — Party Mubarak al Fadil faction — in Khartoum, Turabi said a Muslim women can marry a Christian or Jew. Turabi described the teachings that a Muslim woman...

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FBI Hosts Town Hall with Arabs and Muslims on Muslim TV Network

April 12, 2006

Source: MSNBC.com

Wire Service: Reuters

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12292799/

On April 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "The FBI will hold its first nationally televised 'town hall' meeting for Muslim and Arab-Americans Thursday in a effort to improve relations and enlist their help in fighting terrorism, an FBI official said. Paul Moskal, chief division counsel for the FBI in Buffalo, N.Y., who will lead the meeting and field questions, said the agency and the...

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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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Warren Board Approves Plan to Build City’s First Mosque

April 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060411/NEWS04/604110408/1006

On April 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The Warren Planning Commission voted 5-3 Monday night to approve the Islamic Organization of North America's plan to build the first mosque in the city. The vote came minutes after an initial 4-4 vote that would have led to an automatic tabling for two weeks until the next commission...

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