Islam

Government Launches Controversial "Immigration Quiz"

March 12, 2006

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2763-2081496,00.html

On March 12, 2006 The Sunday Times reported, "Two men kissing in a park and a topless woman bather are featured in a film that will be shown to would-be immigrants to the Netherlands. The reactions of applicants — including Muslims — will be examined to see whether they are able to accept the country’s liberal attitudes. From this Wednesday, the DVD — which also...

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"The Crime of Being a Muslim Charity" by Laila Al-Marayati and Basil Abdelkarim

March 12, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/10/AR2006031001859.html

On March 12, 2006 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Laila al-Marayati and Basil Abdelkarim, both physicians and board members of KinderUSA, a Muslim American nonprofit humanitarian organization. Al-Marayati and Abdelkarim write, "The Treasury Department is playing target practice with American Muslim charities. On...

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Museum Exhibition in Manchester Highlights Islamic Inventions

March 10, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,1728032,00.html

On March 10, 2006 The Guardian reported, "The Islamic civilisation, according to the curators of a national exhibition that opened this week, has made an enormous but largely neglected contribution to the way we live in the west. The project, 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage of Our World, supported by the Home Office and the Department for Trade and Industry...

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School to be Converted into an Islamic Center in South Park Township

March 10, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06069/668129.stm

On March 10, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "South Park Township officials last night heard from opponents and supporters of a plan to turn the vacant Broughton Elementary School into an Islamic center. Resident Brian Murray, who was among about 40 people who attended a hearing on the plans, told township supervisors he was against the plan... He said he believes that the Western...

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Penn State to Host Islam and Bioethics Conference

March 10, 2006

Source: Penn State Live

http://live.psu.edu/story/16691

On March 10, 2006 Penn State Live reported, "Penn State is hosting an international conference on 'Islam and Bioethics: Concerns, Challenges and Responses' March 27-28 at The Nittany Lion Inn, on Penn State’s University Park Campus. All events are free and open to the public... The conference is attracting scholars, researchers and physicians from 10 different countries, including the United States, Germany and Pakistan......

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New York Prison Chaplain Overseer Suspended for Remarks

March 10, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/187/story_18731_1.html

On March 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The head chaplain for the city's jails has been suspended while authorities investigate incendiary statements the Harlem imam allegedly made last year, including a comment that the 'greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House.' The New York Post reported Thursday that the remarks...

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Copenhagen Conference Seeks to Foster Dialogue Between Islam and the West

March 9, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-03/09/article03.shtml#t

On March 9, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "A cohort of Muslim scholars, intellectuals and youths are meeting on Thursday, March 9, with Danish peers to bridge the widening gaps since the publication of cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). 'We hope our dialogue will result in practical solutions,' Khaled Barakat, the head of a...

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Survey Reveals that Americans Hold Increasingly Negative Perceptions of Islam

March 9, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/08/AR2006030802221.html

On March 9, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "As the war in Iraq grinds into its fourth year, a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The poll found that nearly...

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Bombs Rock Varanasi, Suspected as Sectarian Violence

March 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/international/asia/08india.html

On March 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "In what the police called a terrorist attack, apparently coordinated explosions in Varanasi, the Hindu holy city, killed at least 15 people on Tuesday evening and injured dozens more, raising the familiar specter of sectarian violence. The first blast came as devotees gathered for evening prayer at a 16th-century...

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Islamophobia Found Lurking in Harvard’s Halls

March 8, 2006

Source: The Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=511925

On March 8, 2006 The Crimson reported, "Recent attacks against Muslims on the Harvard campus have not been directly perpetrated by students, [but] Islamophobia exists in less overt forms at Harvard. Many Muslim students have experienced moments when they said they have felt surprised or offended by others’ assumptions about followers of Islam... [In 2005], The Harvard Salient published the...

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Increasing Tensions, Divisions Amongst Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in the US

March 8, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/186/story_18671_1.html

On March 8, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Sensitive to U.S. pluralistic traditions and forced to work together as fellow Islamic minorities, American Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims have avoided the violent strife that has plagued Iraq and other parts of the Muslim world... Divisions have widened worldwide since the golden dome of the Al-...

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Buddhist "Dharma Army" Demands PM Thaksin�s Resignation

March 7, 2006

Source: The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Wire Service: AP

http://ap.lubbockonline.com/pstories/world/asia/20060313/3708602.shtml

On March 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In the morning, they pray and collect alms. At night, they march and shout for Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to resign.

Clearly these aren't your ordinary tranquil Thai Buddhists.

In fact, they are members of the...

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