Islam

After Mayoral Race, Muslim Woman Turns to Comedy

October 14, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5670262.html

On October 14, 2005 the Star Tribune ran an opinion piece by Doug Grow, a writer for the Star Tribune. He reports on his conversation with the recent Minneapolis mayoral candidate, Farheen Hakeem, who is also a comedian. "Hakeem, who has been doing comedy for six years, was the Green Party's candidate for mayor of Minneapolis in last month's primary election. She finished third, behind Hennepin...

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Irish Society Seen as Welcoming by Immigrant Muslims

October 14, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-fals14.html

On October 14, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "The Muslim community, according to 2002 Irish census figures, numbers about 20,000 in the south of Ireland and, according to Irish Muslim leaders, is more like 25,000 in the south with another few thousand in Northern Ireland... Much of the dramatic increase came in a wave of refugees and asylum seekers from Eastern Europe and...

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Hindu Holy Days Coincide with Muslim, Jewish Holidays

October 13, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.dcexaminer.com/articles/2005/10/12/features/faith/71faith13hindus.txt

On October 13, 2005 The Examiner reported, "October this year brings together not only the Jewish High Holidays and the Muslim month of fasting but also a season of Hindu religious festivities, starting at the beginning of this month with Navaratri, or 'nine nights,' and stretching until Diwali, or the 'festival of lights,' on Nov. 1....

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European Parliament Hosts First Iftar

October 13, 2005

Source: Turkish Weekly/Zaman.com

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=20694

On October 13, 2005 Zaman.com reported, "The European Parliament (EP) hosted an iftar dinner for the first time in its history. The 'fast-breaking dinner for Ramadan' took place one week after the EU launched accession talks with Turkey; it was organized by the Belgian-Turkish Businessmen Association (BETIAD), the Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) and the EP. The iftar dinner hosted by EP...

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Boulder Jews and Muslims Celebrate Convergence of Holy Days, Common Ties

October 13, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3110123

On October 13, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "For a service celebrating the second day of the Jewish New Year, it was an unusual choice of music: a Sufi Muslim chant with lyrics in Hebrew and Arabic: 'Allah Hu Allah la illah ha il Allah Elohim Echad Elohim Gadol.' Roughly translated, Jews and Muslims could agree on this one critical point: There is one God, and he is great. This scene last week at Boulder's...

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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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Staten Island Mosque Among Those Sending Direct Aid

October 13, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/13/nyregion/13relief.html

On October 13, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A pair of trucks rumbled along the broken roads of Kashmir on Tuesday, carrying yet another load of food, clothes and makeshift tents into the earthquake zone. But unlike so many of the anonymous donors thousands of miles away, the source of this aid, a mosque, was boldly advertised on the trucks' red-lettered banners: 'Masjid Al-...

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Columbia Students Discuss Role of Islam in Latino Culture, Break Fast with Tex-Mex

October 12, 2005

Source: The Columbia Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/10/12/434ccd7e69d50?in_archive=1

On October 12, 2005 The Columbia Spectator reported, "Students came together [at Columbia University] to break their Ramadan fast over an iftar dinner and stayed for halal tex-mex... The mix of the two unlikely meals represented the blend of cultures at Tuesday night’s 'Latinos in Islam: Rediscovering our...

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North African City to Create "Route of Temples"

October 12, 2005

Source: Vocento/VMT

On October 12, 2005 Vocento/VMT reported, "The Vice Advisor of Tourism, Javier Mateo, announced that a 'Route of Temples' will be created in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa of just 20 square kilometers and 69,000 people. It will connect the temples of the four traditional cultures of the city, the mosques, synagogues, churches and the Hindu temple, to promote a new element of cultural tourism. Projects already exist to rehabilitate the holy places of the four religions. Thus, when Ramadan is finalized, the rehabilitation of...

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Annual Ramadan Fast-Breaking Held on Capitol Hill

October 12, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News / U.S. Newswire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20051012/pl_usnw/ramadan_iftar_held_on_capitol_hill211_xml

On October 12, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "Almost 100 congressional staffers, American Muslim community leaders and diplomats from Islamic-majority nations turned out last night for the third annual Ramadan 'iftar,' or fast-breaking meal, on Capitol Hill. The iftar, held in the Rayburn House Office Building,...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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Hawaiian Muslims Raise Funds for South Asian Earthquake Victims

October 11, 2005

Source: The Hawaii Channel

http://www.thehawaiichannel.com/news/5085674/detail.html

On October 11, 2005 The Hawaii Channel reported, "Muslims in Hawaii have launched a fundraising drive for the victims of the South Asia earthquake that left more than 30,000 people dead. KITV accepted an invitation to be present at a special gathering of the Muslim Association of Hawaii at the Muslim mosque in Manoa. Muslims gathered in Manoa to pray in the sacred month of Ramadan....

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