Islam

Visiting Scholars Get a Taste of Muslim Life in the US

June 3, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-6-2005_pg7_34

On June 3, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "A group of Muslim religious scholars, teachers and religious figures has just completed a four and a half-week visit to the United States as part of a State Department programme called ‘Islamic life in the United States.’ The programme has been run for the last two years by eminent Islamic scholar Dr. Riffat...

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US Muslims Have Ongoing Concerns After Pentagon Report on Disrespect of Qur’an

June 3, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://beliefnet.com/story/167/story_16796_1.html

On June 3, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The Pentagon on Friday (June 3) called the intentional mishandling of the Qur'an a 'rare occurrence' at the Guantanamo Bay prison, but it did little to placate many U.S. Muslims' concerns about the integrity of the facility and U.S. policy towards Muslim prisoners. In the wake of the report, and the ever...

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Christian Mother, Muslim Daughter Create Another Kind of Interfaith Family

June 3, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/3210512

On June 3, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "the history of disagreement between mothers and daughters can be chronicled in volumes covering topics such as nose rings, career choices and the proper method for potty training a toddler. For Patricia and Alana Raybon, their central disagreement is about nothing less than eternal salvation... Alana Raybon, a 24-year-old elementary...

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No Votes Against EU Constitution Signal Resistance to Underlying Issues

June 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/02/international/europe/02europe.html?

On June 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "[T]he French 'non' on Sunday and the Dutch 'nee' on Wednesday have clearly left the European Union's proposed constitution a dead letter for now, frustrating the efforts of Europe's leaders to move to the next stage of integration... But there is something at stake here far broader than the constitution itself...

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19 Dead in Afghan Mosque Suicide Bombing

June 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/02/international/asia/02afghanistan.html

On June 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A suicide bomber detonated a powerful bomb during a mourning ceremony in a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar on Wednesday, killing 19 people, among them the Kabul police chief, and wounding 52 others, the Interior Ministry said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the three and a half years since...

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Young Muslim Woman Finds a Voice in the Republican Party

June 2, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-abeer060205jun02,0,6326132.story?coll=orl-home-entlife

On June 2, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "Abdalla was always president, and her friends served as her Cabinet. They sat in an oval shape -- their 'oval office' -- and discussed pressing issues, such as whether to have ice cream on Fridays. And, like fellow Republican Ronald...

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Islam and State Collide in Moderate Country

June 2, 2005

Source: The Economist

Wire Service: AP

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4033968

On June 2, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "[R]eligion remains an awkward subject in Malaysia. Malay Muslims have lived in the area and practised Islam for centuries. During the colonial period, however, large numbers of Chinese and Indians, non-Muslims for the most part, settled in the country. The authors of...

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Court Orders Muslim Boy to Participate in Swimming Class

June 1, 2005

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1602805,00.html

On June 1, 2005 Deutsche Welle reported, "The administrative court of Düsseldorf dismissed a complaint brought by two Muslim parents from Wuppertal who wanted to keep their son out of a co-ed school swimming class in a landmark case. The deeply religious Muslim parents of the 11-year-old student were trying to prevent their son from attending swimming classes, where he would mix with...

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4,000 Americans Request Free Qur�an in First Days of CAIR Campaign

June 1, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2005-06-01-koran_x.htm

On June 1, 2005 USA Today reported, "Almost 4,000 people have jumped at an offer from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to send a free copy of Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation of the Koran (also spelled Qur'an) to whoever wants one. Publisher Amana Publications stands ready to ship as many as 25,000 starting this week.

The campaign comes intentionally on the...

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Anti-Muslim Bias Colors Arrest of Two Men Linked to Al-Qaeda

June 1, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/01/nyregion/01terror.html

On June 1, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Tarik Shah, one of two men charged last weekend with conspiring to aid Al Qaeda, was ordered held without bond yesterday in Manhattan federal court, as one of his lawyers said the government had singled him out for being a Muslim. The other defendant, Dr. Rafiq Sabir, had not yet hired a lawyer when he appeared briefly yesterday in a...

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Seven Muslim Women Part of Iranian Everest Team

May 31, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=593912005

On May 31, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Two Iranians yesterday became the first Muslim women to conquer Mount Everest as the early season expedition took advantage of a rare weather window to reach the world's highest summit. Farkhondeh Sadegh, 36, a graphic designer, and Loleh Keshavarz, 26, a dentist, hoisted their country's tricoloured flag on the summit together with six Iranian men at...

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BJP Leader to Tour Sacred Ruins in Pakistan to Heal Religious Scars

May 31, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4597113.stm

On May 31, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pakistan's ruling party hopes a planned temple trip by India's visiting opposition leader will help heal religious scars from more than 10 years ago. India's Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani will tour the ancient temple ruins at Ketas, 100km (65 miles) south of the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday. The event is part of a landmark visit to Pakistan...

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11 Dead in Aftermath of Mosque Bombing

May 31, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20050531/ca_pr_on_wo/pakistan_mosque_bombing

On May 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A mob angered by an al-Qaida-linked suicide bombing in a Shiite mosque set a KFC restaurant afire in overnight rioting, killing six employees and bringing the day's overall death toll to 11, police said Tuesday. Security in Karachi shifted into 'high alert...

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CAIR Begins its Qur�an Giveaway in Aftermath of Desecration Report

May 28, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/living/religion/11750420.htm

On May 28, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "An American Muslim organization, reacting to controversy generated by the retracted story about the desecration of the Quran, has offered to give a free copy of the holy book to any American.

The giveaway, which, depending on demand, could go as high as 100,000 copies, comes after a recent...

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Pentagon Admits to Five Instances of Qur’an Mishandling

May 27, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1493672,00.html

On May 27, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The Pentagon admitted last night that it had uncovered five instances of mishandling of the Qur'an at Guantánamo Bay, but it claimed that there was 'no credible evidence' that a copy had ever been flushed down the toilet. Brigadier General Jay Hood, commander of the US prison in Cuba, said an investigation had uncovered 13...

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