Islam

Islamic Leaders in Houston Disavow Allegations of Extremism

February 15, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3039915

On February 15, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "local Islamic leaders say Houston's Muslim community does not practice the radical, anti-democratic theology preached in some books and pamphlets that a human rights group said were found in two local mosques... In a recent report, Washington, D.C.-based Freedom House said the Saudi government has distributed in U.S....

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"Friendly" Troops Deployed to Predominately Muslim South

February 15, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-02/15/article06.shtml

On February 15, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Thailand's cabinet approved Tuesday, February 15, the creation of a 12,000 soldier-strong infantry division to be permanently based in the predominantly Muslim southern provinces to foster what it termed better relations between the military and Muslim residents.

'This regiment is not to combat but to...

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Sikhs in France Calling Upon India to Aid in Religious Symbol Ban

February 15, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1243404,00430005.htm

On February 15, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "Sikhs in France are still waiting for the Indian government to intervene urgently and effectively so that their children can attend schools with their turbans. A total of 256 students have been affected since the French government legislated to ban all religious headgears in government schools. Initially, the ban was directed...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims in Chico to Gather for Abraham Celebration

February 15, 2005

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/Stories/0,1413,135~25088~2712227,00.html

On February 15, 2005 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "anyone with an interest is welcome to share a meal and learn about three religions Sunday at Chico's Celebration of Abraham. The event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Participants will hear brief talks on Judaism, Christianity and Islam along with selections from sacred music and...

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Islamic Parties Fare Well in Iraqi, Saudi Elections

February 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/43/story_4301_1.html

On February 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "For years, opponents of free elections in the Arab world have whispered warnings that if democracy ever came to this region, Islamic fundamentalists would sweep to power. Now, with votes counted in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it's clear there's truth to the idea that strongly conservative, Islam-...

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CA Delegation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Makes Pilgrimage to Middle East

February 12, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs12feb12,1,1586672.story

On February 12, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[W]hen his partners at the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council proposed a joint pilgrimage to Israel, [Mahmoud] Abdel-Baset, [director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles,] gulped. How, he wondered, could he sell this trip to the Muslim community at the...

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Changes Underway for Muslims; Shi'ites, Women Organizing

February 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4235999.stm

On February 9, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The are signs of churning among Muslims in India, home to the religion's second largest population. For one, Indian Shias recently broke away from the country's most important Muslim organisation, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). And a group of women is also organising to get stronger representation for themselves. Under the Indian...

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City Refuses to Honor Muslim Burial Rites

February 9, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-02/09/article01.shtml

On February 9, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Despite legislative amendments adopted to allow the Muslim community in Nordrehin Westfallen province to bury their dead in shroud, the German city of Koeln insists the German Muslims be buried in coffins according to Christian burial rituals, casting doubts on efforts to integrate the Muslim community in the...

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St. Andrews Center to Study Religion and Politics, Examine Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Presence

February 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4246559.stm

On February 8, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The link between religion and politics is to be examined by a new research centre at St Andrews University. One of the key projects at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP) will examine Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist communities in Scotland. The centre will be launched on Thursday with a lecture by Dr Mario Aguilar, the dean of...

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Quad Cities Anti-Hate Coalition Speaks Out Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry

February 8, 2005

Source: Quad City Times

http://www.qctimes.com/internal.php?t=Search&doc=/2005/02/09/stories/letters/1045187.txt

On February 8, 2005 the Quad City Times reported, "last month the Quad-Cities Anti-Hate Coalition reviewed a transcript from Don Imus’ radio show broadcast by MSNBC. During his program, his guest referred to Palestinians as 'filthy animals' and made several derogatory and inflammatory comments about Muslims and...

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Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center Dedicated in GA

February 8, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/hp/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/gwinnett_2480165ba2b120dd10c0.html

On February 8, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "Dozens of Bosnians are expected to squeeze into a converted two-story house in Snellville on Saturday for the dedication of an Islamic cultural center. The yet-to-be-named center is nestled behind a woodsy flank of Centerville Highway...

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