Islam

Bridgeview Mosque Hosts Visit with Freshman Congressman

August 26, 2005

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/263nd1.htm

On August 26, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "Nearly nine months after he was sworn in as a congressman to replace his father in the 3rd District, Dan Lipinski paid his first visit to the Bridgeview home of the Mosque Foundation. His hosts were pleased he came so soon. William Lipinski waited more than 10 years before paying a visit, the foundation's president, Mohammed Sahloul...

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Government to Keep Close Watch on Islamic Schools, Mosques

August 25, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/closer-watch-on-schools-mosques/2005/08/24/1124562924785.html?oneclick=true

On August 25, 2005 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "Intelligence agencies will monitor mosques, prayer halls and Islamic schools 'to the extent necessary' as part of the Federal Government's counter-terrorism policy, the Prime Minister said yesterday. John Howard...

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Third Annual Muslim Festival to be Held in Salt Lake

August 25, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_2971367?rss

On August 25, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "In hopes of educating people about Islam and the religion's followers, [Ghulam Hasnain, 59, of Salt Lake City] is organizing the third annual Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival, which includes a public forum with journalists Saturday and ends with an outdoor event Sunday. Hasnain, who moved to the United States to attend college almost 40 years ago, says...

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Government Unveils Plan to Deport Supporters of Terrorism

August 25, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe/Washington Post

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/08/25/under_new_guidelines_britain_will_deport_terror_supporters/

On August 25, 2005 the Washington Post reported, "People who 'foment, justify, or glorify terrorist violence' will be deported and banned from Britain under guidelines released yesterday by the country's top law enforcement official. Home...

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Islamic Society of North America Seeks President Bush’s Presence at Annual Meeting

August 24, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-muslims-bush,0,6555195.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

On August 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A leading U.S. Muslim group called on President Bush Wednesday to show his support for mainstream Islam in this country and worldwide by meeting with the group next week in Chicago. Bush...

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Muslims Seek School Holidays, Accommodations

August 24, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Cox Washington Bureau

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/wednesday/atlanta_world_34b02d2c043f105f0099.html

On August 24, 2005 the Cox Washington Bureau reported, "Muslim parents around the nation are lobbying school districts to add Islamic holidays to the school year, or at least persuade schools not to penalize students for missing school to observe...

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Huntingdonshire District Council Releases Guide to Area Religions

August 24, 2005

Source: The Evening Telegraph

On August 24, 2005 The Evening Telegraph reported, "Council staff have been taught about world religions to help them deal with people from different faiths. Huntingdonshire District Council has produced a handbook which contains information on everything from dress codes to dietary requirements of various religions. It includes information such as the fact that in many Orthodox Christian churches, the congregation will stand throughout the service, that Hindus observe a 13-day mourning period for their...

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Muslim Boy Scouts Find Their Place in the Troop

August 23, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

On August 23, 2005 the TIME Magazine reported, "Most people probably think of the Boy Scouts of America as a Christian group--and not a particularly inclusive one, a reputation earned in part through its efforts to keep out gays, atheists and agnostics. But the Scouts insists it is open and diverse, especially in matters of faith... There are Jewish, Hindu, Mormon and Baha'i scouts. There are Muslim scouts too, and for at least 20 years there have been all-Muslim troops in the U.S... There are now all-Muslim scout packs and...

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Muslim Council of Britain Faces Extremism Charges

August 23, 2005

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-8-2005_pg4_4

On August 23, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "The most respected voice of Britain’s 1.6 million Muslims is under fire for pandering to radicalism, just as it is being called upon to play a bridge-building role in the wake of the London bombings. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is a coalition of some 400...

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Construction of Fremont Mosque Progresses Slowly but Surely

August 23, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_2965175

On August 23, 2005 The Argus reported, "Though the prayer room [of the Islamic Society of the East Bay] meets Islamic requirements for modesty, faces Mecca and is devoid of pictures, the crowds of people sitting wall to wall during Friday prayers are an indication that its 1,000 or so members gradually are outgrowing their facilities. Sometime in the future, society officials plan to...

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Islamic School in Canton Doubles its Capacity

August 22, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/schools/0508/22/B02-287845.htm

On August 22, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Crescent Academy, a 355-student Islamic school, is a month away from completing an expansion that will increase its capacity to about 600 students. The school, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is expanding because of the growing Muslim community in the western suburbs, said school director David Tauhidi......

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