Islam

Jersey Muslims Make Plans for Vineland Islamic Center

April 10, 2006

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/cumberland/story/6118242p-6117052c.html

On April 10, 2006 The Press of Atlantic City reported, "Muslims living in Cumberland County have always had to travel far to find services that follow their religious requirements.

They travel to Philadelphia for schools and events, to Cherry Hill for meat that is butchered in a particular way and to...

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Jordan to Host Iraqi Islamic Reconciliation Meeting

April 10, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18892_1.html

On April 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In a bid to end sectarian violence in Iraq, religious leaders from the country's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish communities will gather for talks in Jordan later this month, said a statement issued Wednesday by a Jordanian Islamic group. The one-day conference, to be held April 22, is 'an important and...

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Sham Marriage Law Breaches Religious, Human Rights

April 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4894544.stm

On April 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tough government rules to prevent sham marriages discriminate against immigrants, the High Court has ruled. In a significant defeat for the government, Mr Justice Silber said the rules were unreasonable and breached human rights... The rules, introduced in February 2005, mean people born outside the EU and some bordering European nations who have only six months' permission to be in...

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First Muslim Woman Takes the Bench in Detroit

April 10, 2006

Source: The Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=4910

On April 10, 2006 The Arab American News reported, "As the first Arab American to sit on the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County, Charlene Mekled Elder knows she plays an important role. Not only does she carry the weight of serious decision making, but she serves as a role model for Middle Eastern women around the globe. Appointed to the Wayne County 3rd Circuit...

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"Citizenship Test" Seen as Anti-Muslim By Many

April 9, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-fg-test9apr09,1,7945159.story?coll=la-news-a_section

On April 9, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Brahms, beer and Beethoven are German, but can a Muslim head scarf be German too? Islamic communities throughout this country are beginning to wonder. What it means to be German is an excruciating riddle, not something casually broached...

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Muslim Woman First to Lead Prayers for Illinois Legislature

April 9, 2006

Source: State Journal Register

http://www.sj-r.com/sections/news/stories/83172.asp

On April 9, 2006 the State Journal Register reported, "Maryam Mostoufi, chaplain to the Islamic Community of Greater Springfield, prayed for state legislators before they began legislative business on a recent day in the Illinois Senate. 'We ask that you (God) open our hearts and minds that we may rededicate our work in the Senate to you,' she invoked. 'That we might see each act, each...

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Muslim Sorority Hoping to Expand its Chapters

April 9, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-04-09-muslim-sorority_x.htm

On April 9, 2006 USA Today reported, "Less than a year after she graduated from MIT, [Christine Ortiz], 23, has returned to campus on a chilly night to help introduce them to a new concept in Muslim sisterhood: the first Muslim-oriented sorority, Gamma Gamma Chi. The sorority, which was formed last year, has no campus chapters but is trying to drum up interest with...

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Muslims Granted First Muslim Burying Ground

April 9, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C09%5Cstory_9-4-2006_pg4_3

On April 9, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "Danish Muslim leaders praised on Saturday a government decision to allow Denmark’s first Muslim cemetery after seven years of struggle, saying it signalled tolerance following the cartoon row. 'We are pleased, happy. It is an expression that Islam and Muslims are a part of Danish...

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Crisis Center Helps Muslim Women Seek Refuge from Domestic Violence

April 6, 2006

Source: North Jersey Herald

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY5MTIwNjQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On April 6, 2006 the North Jersey Herald reported, "Founded in fall 2004, WAFA House (Women Against Family Abuse) is a privately run domestic violence crisis center based in Paterson that caters primarily to the needs of women of South...

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Opinion: "A Muslim Visits the Vatican" by Iftekhar Hai

April 6, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_3678870

On April 6, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Hai writes, "As a Muslim, I never dreamed of attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, but last week, I joined a group of 60 Bay Area clergy at the ceremony elevating Archbishop William Levada to the role of...

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