Islam

Muslim Women Participate in Family Planning Panel

October 26, 2005

Source: The Eureka Reporter

http://www.eurekareporter.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=5292

On October 26, 2005 The Eureka Reporter reported, "More than 100 community residents gathered in the Ingomar Club Tuesday evening to hear three Muslim women discuss their perceptions of how birth control and family planning are seen by their fellow Muslims. The event, hosted by Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, included a reception, dinner, a moderated panel...

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Tariq Ramadan Considered Islam’s Modern Reformer

October 26, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/49511.html

On October 26, 2005 The Herald reported, "It is the lot of the prophet to be simultaneously vilified and acclaimed, and so it is with Tariq Ramadan, who is both the subject of visa refusals and the recipient of eager invitations from the West to explain the heart of darkness in the Muslim East. As for Ramadan himself, he acknowledges the very mention of his name is divisive: those trapped in religious or right...

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Hillsborough School Board Votes to Remove All Religious Holidays from Calendar

October 26, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/26/Hillsborough/School_calendar_will_.shtml

On October 26, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Nearly a year after local Muslims first asked that an Islamic holiday be recognized by the school district - just like Yom Kippur for Jews and Good Friday for Christians - board members voted to end vacation days for all religious holidays. The board approved a 2006-07 calendar that...

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Texas Interfaith Disaster Response Helps Resettle Katrina Evacuees

October 25, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2927

On October 25, 2005 the Disaster News Network reported, "'Resettlement is a long process,' said Amy Elder, co-coordinator of the newly-formed Texas Interfaith Disaster Response (TIDR) in Austin. 'I really believe the hardest work is yet to come.' Elder volunteered to help lead the interfaith group at a recent meeting of the central Texas chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active...

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Russia Harbors its Own Breed of Islamophobia

October 25, 2005

Source: World Peace Herald

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20051025-110558-7419r

On October 25, 2005 United Press International reported, "The beatings of Muslims in Sergiyev Posad, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church, suggestions by Patriarchate officials that the Muslims should not be there in the first place, and the efforts of the militia and prosecutors to downplay this event...

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Police Trained to Respect Religious Differences in Domestic Violence Cases, Raising Concern

October 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17026063%255E2862,00.html

On October 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Police are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing...

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Rice Hosts Muslims at State Department Iftar

October 25, 2005

Source: USINFO.org

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Oct/25-764884.html?chanlid=mena

On October 25, 2005 USINFO.org ran an article on the Iftar dinner hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on October 25. In her address to the Muslim community, Rice thanks Muslims for their contributions to American society. "In recent months, Muslims around the world have demonstrated the qualities of generosity and benevolence that are at the...

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New Gurdwara Inaugurated in Rockville

October 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B60340F73C893B4D872570A600617B6F!OpenDocument

On October 24, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[This past Sunday], Sikhs of the Washington area thronged the newly built gurdwara in the outskirts of nation’s capital in the city of Rockville, Maryland. [An audience of] 1000... Sikh men, women and children participated very proudly in the...

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Muslims in Sacramento Area Unite to Provide Pakistani Earthquake Relief

October 24, 2005

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=3ecaf9e03801ce6f15f4496f5309bdf1

On October 24, 2005 New California Media reported, "In an unprecedented display of unity and caring, the greater Muslim and Pakistani community of the Sacramento region took advantage of Friday/Juma prayers plus the breaking of the fast Iftar gatherings and raised just over $100,000 for the victims of the biggest natural...

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Interfaith Icebreakers Bring Together Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Teens

October 24, 2005

Source: Daily Breeze

http://www.dailybreeze.com/today/articles/1821616.html

On October 24, 2005 the Daily Breeze reported, "[Over 50] teenage Jews, Christians and Muslims [began an interfaith gathering in the community room of Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach by playing games such as] Mingle-Mingle-Mingle, the object being to shake hands with as many people as possible. The occasion was the Interfaith Youth Icebreaker sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council,...

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