Islam

Muslim and Jewish Student Organizations Collaborate at Syracuse University

March 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2005/03/04/News/Religious.Groups.Close.Cultural.Gap-885539.shtml

On March 4, 2005 The Daily Orange reported, "accepting differences and celebrating diversity is the idea behind a joint program by Syracuse University's Hillel and Muslim Student Association starting next week. The program, 'Search for Understanding,' will include events ranging from discussions to...

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Author Explores Muslim Girls' Experiences in American Public Schools

March 4, 2005

Source: Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/04/4227f5ef608cb

On March 4, 2005 the Daily Nebraskan reported, "Loukia Sarroub, an assistant professor of education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln read selected sections from her new book 'All American Yemeni Girls: Being Muslim in a Public School.' More than 40 people filled the chairs set up in the middle of University Bookstore while more stood in the back...

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Interfaith Youth Drama Draws Crowds

March 3, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/abraham3e_20050303.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Detroit Free Press reported, "'The Children of Abraham,' casts Christian, Jewish and Muslim young people as characters who wrestle with the world's most explosive issue: religious bigotry. On stage, there's singing and dancing -- but the players also argue, call each other names and pour out heartfelt stories of pain and anger. And in the end, they remember...

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Police Acknowledge Muslims More Likely to be Targeted for Searches

March 3, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16192_1.html

On March 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Britain's top police officer said Thursday the country's Muslim population was more likely to be targeted for police searches. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said police 'stop and searches,' carried out under government anti-terrorism regulations, did not require individual suspicion...

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Muslims Invited to Use Catholic Community Center for Friday Prayer

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4310645.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Jersey's Catholic Church has come to the aid of the Muslim community. When the planning authorities ruled that the room in a restaurant they were using to pray was a fire hazard, they had to find another place. They temporarily decamped to a living room of someone's home where evening prayers were held every day during the holy month of...

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Muslims Counter Government Program to Train Imams

March 2, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-03/02/article01.shtml

On March 2, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Dutch Muslims have urged the government to adopt their own version of qualifying and training imams with some help from experts and specialists across Dutch universities. 'The Muslim Council of the Netherlands, which liaise with the government on behalf of the Muslim minority, held talks on February 18, 19 with Dutch...

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Muslim Schoolgirl Wins Landmark Dress Code Case

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4310545.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A girl was unlawfully excluded from school for wearing a traditional Muslim gown, Appeal Court judges have ruled. Lord Justice Brooke said Denbigh High School in Luton, Beds, denied Shabina Begum, 16 - now at another school - the right to manifest her religion. He called for more guidance for schools on complying with the Human...

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Muslim Coalition Pressing for Islam in Public Schools

March 2, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/719395FB-338E-4C18-8B03-2B70789FDBA3.htm

On March 2, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Six Islamic groups, accounting for 70% of Germany's Muslims, plan to unite under one umbrella to push for having Islam taught in public schools. The groups want to ensure that Islam can be taught in German in public schools to better integrate...

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Muslims Gather to Discuss Election Concerns

March 1, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4305099.stm

On March 1, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Issues that Muslims should be considering before voting in the next general election are to be debated by UK community representatives. The event is being held by the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), which believes Muslim voters could influence the result in up to 50 constituencies. Last year MAB, which opposed the war in Iraq, urged Muslims not to vote for Labour in the...

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Hanover to be Home of Germany’s First Traditional Mosque

March 1, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-03/01/article02.shtml#top

On March 1, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "As part of a plan to renovate mosques in the German city, construction works get underway this month to build a dome and two minarets in the Aya Sofia mosque in Hanover, making the worship place the first with the traditional shape of mosques in the city. The height of the mosque’s two minarets will be...

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Religious Demographics Shift, According to Report

March 1, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=225032005

On March 1, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Scotland has a weaker sense of religious identity than the rest of the UK, according to a new report that shows the changing face of religion in modern Scotland. Despite a strong Christian past, just 67 per cent of Scots identified with a religion in 2001, compared to 86 per cent in Northern Ireland and 77 per cent in England and Wales. The breakdown of...

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Islamic Awareness Week at Harvard Draws Connections to African Americans

March 1, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=506089

On March 1, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "about 40 students turned out last night for the kickoff event of Islamic Awareness Week—a structured discourse called 'Islam, Hip-Hop and Black America,' featuring two speakers who discussed the relationship between modern Islam and the African-American community. The event was co-sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, the Harvard Foundation,...

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