Islam

Michigan State University Professor Apologizes for Derogatory Email to Muslim Students

April 28, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060428/NEWS01/604280355/1001/news

On April 28, 2006 Lansing State Journal reported, "The Michigan State University professor who came under fire for calling a Muslim student group 'dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems' in an e-mail has issued a partial apology. In a letter, published today in the State News, MSU's student...

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Leeds to Host "Faith Walk" Tour of Places of Worship

April 28, 2006

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/society/leeds.religious.communities.to.unite.in.faith.walk./858.htm

On April 28, 2006 Christian Today reported, "Members of Leeds’ religious communities will join together in the first faith walk around the city with the hope of fostering stronger interfaith relations. The walk in the Hyde Park area of the city will promote greater respect as...

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Interreligious Gathering Celebrates Muhammad's Birthday

April 27, 2006

Source: UCA News

On April 27, 2006 UCA News reported, "Speakers from various religions commented recently on the role of Prophet Mohammad in promoting peace, justice and dialogue. They spoke at an April 20 interreligious gathering organized by Tamaddun Majlish, one of the country's oldest Islamic organizations, at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The event was held in honor of Prophet Mohammad's birth, which Muslims around the world commemorated on April 10. Ten speakers addressed an audience of 200 people on the theme: 'The present...

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FBI to Investigate Vandalism at Muslim Home in Atlanta

April 27, 2006

Source: AccessNorthGa.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=74556

On April 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A national Islamic civil rights group is asking the FBI to investigate vandalism at a Muslim home in suburban Atlanta as a hate crime.

The Douglas County family's van was burned and the words 'Killers go home' spray-painted on the side of their house on April 8....

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Shots Fired into Salisbury Islamic Center

April 27, 2006

Source: WBOC

http://www.wboc.com/Global/story.asp?S=4828885

On April 27, 2006 WBOC reported, "The police say nobody was hurt after shots were fired Thursday into the Islamic Center of Delmarva located in Salisbury. According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the Islamic Center located at 7843 Jersey Rd., to investigate a shooting incident. Upon arrival, deputies discovered shots were fired into the building. The police say one person was inside...

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Update: After Pressure from Muslim Women, Fitness USA Agrees to Segregate Genders

April 26, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060426/NEWS11/60426012

On April 26, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "After pressure from Muslim and non-Muslim women, Fitness USA has agreed to place a divider and frosted glass in its Lincoln Park gym to ensure gender separation, a company official said Wednesday... The move comes after the Free Press reported last week that almost 200 Muslim women who are members...

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Government Backs Away from Claim that Ramadan Endorsed Terrorism

April 25, 2006

Source: ACLU Press Release

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/25336prs20060425.html

On April 25, 2006 an ACLU Press Release reported, "In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of academic organizations, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have backed away from a claim that noted Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan is being denied entry to the United States because he endorsed...

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First Muslim Student Organization Created at Radford University

April 25, 2006

Source: The Tartan

http://www.thetartan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/04/25/444ff6f7a0fa0

On April 25, 2006 The Tartan reported, "Radford University has over 200 clubs, including 18 religious organizations. Sixteen are affiliated with Christianity, one with Judaism and one with alternative religions. Until recently, there had not been any Islamic groups that have lasted at RU. The Islamic Cultural Association (ICA) will make its debut in the fall...

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