Islam

FBI to Assign Agents to South Florida Mosques

October 3, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cfbi03oct03,0,1273141.story

On October 3, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "The FBI has promised to assign agents to mosques as liaisons to build better relations between law enforcement and Muslims.

South Florida Muslim leaders said they welcome cooperation with the FBI, hoping the newly forged relationship will prevent Muslims from being harassed and...

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Southland Muslims Open Mosque 22 Years in the Making

October 2, 2005

Source: The Star

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/02-sp6.htm

On October 2, 2005 The Star reported, "For 22 years, a group of [Chicago] Southland Muslims have worshipped in a converted airplane hangar [in Frankfort, Illinois] they dubbed 'The Shed.' After years of sacrifice from its roughly 300 members, the Sunni Muslim congregation will open a $2 million white-brick mosque next door. Construction on the mosque took two years to complete. The group...

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Muslims in Rochester Struggle with Assimilation, Identity

October 1, 2005

Source: The Rake

http://www.rakemag.com/stories/section_detail.aspx?itemID=11438&catID=146&SelectCatID=146

On October 1, 2005 The Rake reported, "Islam is America’s fastest growing religion, and it seems especially apparent in Rochester, [Minnesota]. In the early 1990s there were fewer than fifty observant Muslims living in the city, most of whom were South Asian; organized prayers were held only on Fridays, in makeshift...

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Government Hosts "Meeting of Civilizations," Interfaith Dialogue Among Christians, Muslims and Jews

October 1, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/europe/turkey.holds.meeting.of.civilisations.for.religious.tolerance.amid.eubid.threat/542.htm

On October 1, 2005 Christian Today reported, "According to the Associated Press (AP), around 2,000 Jewish, Christian and Muslim delegates attended the 'Meeting of Civilisations' conference in the religiously and ethnically diverse southern...

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FDNY’s New Muslim Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Comments

September 30, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/176/story_17616_1.html

On September 30, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The fire department's new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that he believes something other than al-Qaida hijackers brought down the World Trade Center... Habib told Newsday in an interview published Friday that he was skeptical of the official...

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Boeing, Bell Apologize for Ad Depicting Mosque Raid

September 30, 2005

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1174074

On September 30, 2005 Reuters reported, "Boeing Co. apologized on Friday for a mistakenly published advertisement for its V-22 Osprey aircraft showing troops dropping onto the roof of a mosque in what appears to be a simulated battle scene. The ad, coming amid rising concern among Muslims over U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, prompted immediate...

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Hispanic Converts to Islam to Celebrate First Ramadan

September 30, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-nw30ramadansep30,0,2961024.story

On September 30, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "This year's Ramadan celebration will be extra special for members of a Margate, [Florida] mosque [Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen] who will observe the holiday in a brand new building... Melissa Matos is among some area Muslims who will be celebrating the season for the first time...

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Romney’s Remarks Continue to Reverberate

September 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/09/29/romney_remarks_alarm_muslims/

On September 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported on the reactions of Massachusetts Muslims to Governor Romney's recent statement advocating the wiretapping of some mosques. "Romney made the remarks -- which triggered a barrage of criticism from local Islamic associations, civil liberties groups, and religious organizations -- in a...

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Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

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Burlington Muslims Reflect on the Plight of Disaster Victims as Ramadan Approaches

September 29, 2005

Source: Burlington Union

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On September 29, 2005 the Burlington Union reported, "Muslims are getting ready for the start of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, commemorating the time Muslims believe the truth of the Koran - the holy book of Islam - and other sacred texts were revealed to them through the prophet Mohammed... This year, Ramadan will be a time for many to remember losses sustained by victims of disaster, including the...

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Lawrence Librarian Creates “Green Pages” Directory of Muslim Businesses in New England

September 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/09/29/librarian_seeing_void_creates_business_directory_for_muslims/

On September 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Moving to Lawrence, [Massachusetts] from Turkey seven years ago, Kemal Bozkurt felt more at home than he ever imagined. In northern Massachusetts, he found mosques, Islamic centers, and Muslim doctors. He located grocery...

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Feds Ordered to Testify in Muslim Discrimination Suit

September 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/176/story_17607_1.html

On September 29, 2005 United Press International reported, "A New York judge has ruled top government officials such as former Attorney General John Ashcroft must testify in a Muslim discrimination lawsuit. Judge John Gleeson, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Ashcroft, the director of the FBI and other senior...

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Islamic School in Pasadena Receives Nation’s Top Award for Academic Excellence

September 28, 2005

Source: Whittier Daily News

http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3070399

On September 28, 2005 the Whittier Daily News reported, "New Horizon, a private Islamic school [in Pasadena, California] has been awarded the Blue Ribbon, the highest award the U.S. Department of Education bestows to recognize academic excellence. Interim school head Amira Al-Sarraf believes that New Horizon is the first Islamic school to earn this award. The distinction means the school's...

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NYPD Meets with Muslim Leaders About Ramadan Security

September 28, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--ramadan-police0928sep28,0,5435043.story

On September 28, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Police officials met with several hundred clerics, activists and community leaders to discuss their plans to provide added security to mosques during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on either Oct. 4 or 5...

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