Islam

Minority Groups Concerned Over Iraqi Constitution's Lack of Protection for Religious Freedom

July 14, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050713-102505-4411r.htm

On July 14, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A month before the debuting of a new Iraqi constitution, the country's religious minorities are worried the document may leave out any meaningful provisions for religious freedom. A panel representing three of those minorities called on the United States to ensure the constitution, to be revealed Aug. 15, benefits them as...

Read more about Minority Groups Concerned Over Iraqi Constitution's Lack of Protection for Religious Freedom

Italian Debate Raging Over Freedom of Speech Versus Respect for Religious Belief

July 13, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1527136,00.html

On July 13, 2005 The Guardian reported, "One of Italy's best-known authors faces renewed legal action in a dispute that has raised fundamental questions about respect for religion and the right to free speech. A radical Muslim leader, Adel Smith, told the Guardian he was bringing a civil action for damages against the writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci. He has already...

Read more about Italian Debate Raging Over Freedom of Speech Versus Respect for Religious Belief

Ownership of Taj Mahal Disputed

July 13, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050713/ap_on_re_as/india_taj_mahal

On July 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic trust claimed ownership Wednesday of the Taj Mahal and demanded a slice of tourist revenue from the 17th-century monument to love, but the government-run group charged with its upkeep vowed to challenge that claim in court. The white-marble monument — built by...

Read more about Ownership of Taj Mahal Disputed

Number of Latino Muslims Increases Significantly in the US

July 13, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://author.voanews.com/english/2005-07-13-voa49.cfm

On July 13, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States and Latinos represent one of the fastest-growing minorities. Increasingly, the two trends are meeting in the form of Hispanic converts to Islam... San Antonio native Juan Galvan says the transition to Islam is made easy for many Hispanics because of historic and cultural...

Read more about Number of Latino Muslims Increases Significantly in the US

At Lutheran Hospital, the Masjid is a Few Doors Down from the Chapel

July 13, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/327457p-279920c.html

On July 13, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "To meet the needs of Muslim patients and staff, Lutheran [Medical Center in Sunset Park] has just opened the masjed, or small mosque, in the main hospital building, a few doors from a Christian chapel... Lutheran has had two small rooms for Muslims to pray, but neither was big enough, said hospital officials. 'When...

Read more about At Lutheran Hospital, the Masjid is a Few Doors Down from the Chapel

Accused Killer of Van Gogh Refuses to Participate in Court Case

July 12, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1526396,00.html

On July 12, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The man accused of killing the Dutch film producer Theo van Gogh quoted prayers in Arabic at judges yesterday and walked out of court holding a Qur'an above his head. Mohammed Bouyeri, the only suspect on trial for Mr van Gogh's killing, refused to answer questions about his possible motivation and said he had no plans to...

Read more about Accused Killer of Van Gogh Refuses to Participate in Court Case

California National Guard Office Displays Anti-Muslim Poster

July 12, 2005

Source: SFGate.com

Wire Service: AP

http ://w ww.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/12/state/n173942D83.DTL

On July 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Islamic leaders and peace groups are criticizing the California National Guard for a flier posted in its headquarters suggesting the United States should execute Islamic terrorists with bullets dipped in pig's blood to deny them entry to heaven. The poster attributes the practice to World War I General John J. Pershing. '...

Read more about California National Guard Office Displays Anti-Muslim Poster

At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

The service has been held on the 11th of every month since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Followers of any and every faith are invited to come together as a community to '...

Read more about At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

After Failed Ayodhya Attack, Signs That Hindu Radicals Have Declining Influence

July 11, 2005

Source: TIME Asia Magazine

htt p://w ww.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501050718-1081445,00.html

On July 11, 2005 TIME Asia Magazine reported, "Despite the [attempted] attack [on a contested religious site in Ayodhya] and ensuing protests—far from the worst India has seen—the mood on both sides of the border finally seems to be moving beyond a half-century of confrontation. Today, Indians and Pakistanis meet as friends in business, on movie screens and on the cricket pitch. And in contrast to the murderous...

Read more about After Failed Ayodhya Attack, Signs That Hindu Radicals Have Declining Influence

Arson Attacks on Mosques Follow Bombings

July 11, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4670457.stm

On July 11, 2005 BBC News reported, "Police chiefs say community relations in the UK are 'reassuringly calm' in the wake of the London bombings, although several forces have reported attacks on mosques. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is encouraging people to report any incidents of abuse.

The Muslim community is feeling increasingly vulnerable and concerned, a monitoring team from the...

Read more about Arson Attacks on Mosques Follow Bombings

Hamtramck Citizens Hold Remembrance Service for Muslims Killed at Srebrenica

July 11, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0507/11/B01-243159.htm

On July 11, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "With a backdrop of national flags, white carnations and a haunting poster of a grieving war victim, several hundred people gathered at City Hall on Sunday, marking the 10th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Serbs in Srebrenica during the Bosnian war... Camo, of the Bosnian American Islamic Center of...

Read more about Hamtramck Citizens Hold Remembrance Service for Muslims Killed at Srebrenica

Pages