Islam

Country's First Woman-Led Islamic Prayers Held at United Muslim Association Mosque

July 2, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/170/story_17031_1.html

On July 2, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "An American convert to Islam made history when she became the first woman to lead Friday prayers in a Canadian mosque.

About 100 people attended the service at the United Muslim Association mosque here Friday (July 1) -- Canada Day -- as Pamela Taylor, co-chair of the New York-based...

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In Wake of Three Incidents of Vandalism, Muslim Community of Adelanto Hopes For Healing

June 30, 2005

Source: Daily Press

http://www.vvdailypress.com/2005/112013682018434.html

On June 30, 2005 the Daily Press reported, "On June 3 the [United Islamic Youth Organization's mosque in north Adelanto] was burned to the ground � arson is suspected. On June 19 two teenagers, 18 and 16 years old, were arrested for suspicion of shooting at buildings on the grounds and re-igniting the remnants of the leveled mosque. Local authorities, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol,...

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British Medical Association Backs Use of Sterile Hijabs and Turbans by Doctors in Surgery

June 30, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,1517680,00.html

On June 30, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Hospitals should provide a new range of sterile headwear to allow doctors to observe religious traditions without risking the spread of MRSA and other infections, the BMA decided yesterday. They should include 'theatre hijabs' made from material that could be easily sterilised, allowing Muslim women doctors to cover their faces...

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Nashville Police Chief Admits Mishandling of Qur�an Desecration Case

June 30, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050630/NEWS03/506300404/1017/NEWS

On June 30, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Officers and dispatchers should have done a better job responding to complaints last week about the defacing of a Muslim holy book, Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas said yesterday.

An Emergency Communication Center employee has already been disciplined for the incident...

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Muslim and Christian Women Participate in Dialogue Group in South Bend

June 30, 2005

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/06/30/faith.20050630-sbt-MICH-D1-Fruitful.sto

On June 30, 2005 the South Bend Tribune reported, "They call themselves the Muslim/Christian Women's Dialogue Group and take turns meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at either the Islamic Society of Michiana, 3310 Hepler St., or Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Road. About 30 women from the...

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Opinion: Women in Islamic Countries Seem to be Rising Up

June 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0629/p09s01-cojh.htm

On June 29, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by John Hughes, editor and chief operating officer of the Deseret Morning News, on women in Islamic countries. Hughes writes, "It may at present be only a whisper. But it could get louder and louder. It is the voice of Islamic women in the Middle East protesting their longtime political and economic second-...

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Coalition of Communities to Review Patriot Act

June 28, 2005

Source: Common Dreams News Center Press Release

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0628-25.htm

On June 28, 2005 a Common Dreams News Center Press Release stated: "Before Congress votes to reauthorize or amend controversial sections of the USA PATRIOT Act set to expire this year, a coalition of grassroots groups and national organizations plans to make sure Congress members hear their constituents’ concerns. From July 2 through 8, they will be holding educational...

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Study Launched on Improving Care for Muslim and Sikh Terminal Patients

June 27, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4627509.stm

On June 27, 2005 BBC News reported, "A study has been launched to improve the care of terminally ill Sikh and Muslim patients. With funding from the Chief Scientist Office, Professor Aziz Sheikh of Edinburgh University will ask patients and carers about end of life needs. He says palliative care services are focused on the elderly dying from cancer - yet migrants to Britain often die younger and from other...

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