Islam

Growing Number of Latinos Converting to Islam in the US

January 25, 2005

Source: My San Antonio.com

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA012505.1A.latino.muslims.3f873650.html

On January 25, 2005 My San Antonio.com reported, "thousands of Latinos across the country — both U.S.-born and immigrants — have been converting to Islam since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks sparked massive U.S. societal interest in the religion and its billion followers worldwide. No definitive research exists on the...

Read more about Growing Number of Latinos Converting to Islam in the US

U.S. Indian Immigrants Unite to Aid Tsunami Relief

January 25, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0125/p03s01-ussc.html

On January 25, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Here [gathered in a Sunnyvale, CA Hindu temple] are Punjabis and Gujaratis, Tamils and Bengalis, and the only sound is the high waver of traditional Indian singing nearby. So often divided by ties to two dozen states, more than 10 languages, and a kaleidoscope of faiths, Indian immigrants are finding unity in a time of...

Read more about U.S. Indian Immigrants Unite to Aid Tsunami Relief

Study Suggests American Muslim Voting Bloc Signifies New Era

January 25, 2005

Source: The Daily Californian

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=17364

On January 25, 2005 The Daily Californian reported, "in the 2004 presidential election, 93 percent of American Muslims voted as a bloc for Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry in an effort to help restore civil liberties and human rights for all. It was the largest turnout of American Muslim voters in U.S. history, and represented a 20 percent voter registration increase over the previous presidential...

Read more about Study Suggests American Muslim Voting Bloc Signifies New Era

Multi-Religious Settlement Proposal Met with Controversy

January 24, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=603965

On January 24, 2005 The Independent reported, "The town is meant to offer a blueprint for the new Sri Lanka; a shining example of how the one million people left homeless by the tsunami will live out the rest of their days. But the beleaguered Muslims of the southern coastal town of Hambantota are furious at what their government has in store for them... According to...

Read more about Multi-Religious Settlement Proposal Met with Controversy

Two More Buddhists Killed in South

January 23, 2005

Source: Khaleej Times

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2005/January/theworld_January532.xml&section=theworld

On January 23, 2005 the Khaleej Times reported, "Two Buddhist men have been shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand’s restive south, police said on Sunday, in the latest episode in violence that has claimed more than 570 lives since it flared...

Read more about Two More Buddhists Killed in South

Govt to Expel Hundreds of Muslims Under New Immigration Laws

January 23, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: Reuters

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BCA8E011-783C-4F64-910E-9BB8E4C65E0C.htm

On January 23, 2005 Reuters reported, "German officials are drawing up lists of hundreds of Muslims to be deported from the country under a new law making expulsions easier, the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel said on Saturday. Der Spiegel said authorities were already using their powers...

Read more about Govt to Expel Hundreds of Muslims Under New Immigration Laws

US Christian Aid Groups Raising Concern Amid Claims of Proselytizing

January 22, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/international/worldspecial4/22preach.html?pagewanted=1

On January 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A dozen Americans walked into a relief camp here, showering bereft parents and traumatized children with gifts, attention and affection. They also quietly offered camp residents something else: Jesus... The attempts at proselytizing are angering local Christian leaders...

Read more about US Christian Aid Groups Raising Concern Amid Claims of Proselytizing

School Changes Dress Code After Muslim Student Complains

January 21, 2005

Source: Associated Press

http://www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2808100

On January 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "a Hamilton County high school has changed its dress code to allow religious headscarves after a national civil rights group for Muslims complained to the principal. A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said East Ridge High School senior Emily Smith wore her religiously mandated headscarf for the first time today......

Read more about School Changes Dress Code After Muslim Student Complains

Hamilton County School Board Backs Decision to Allow Headscarf

January 20, 2005

Source: Chattanoogan

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_61358.asp

On January 20, 2005 Chattanoogan reported, "county School board members on Thursday backed the administration on allowing a female Muslim student at East Ridge High School to wear a head scarf. Scott Bennett, an attorney for the board, said the East Ridge High principal acted correctly in allowing the scarf. Board member Rhonda Thurman had said she disagreed, saying the school system should...

Read more about Hamilton County School Board Backs Decision to Allow Headscarf

Hajj Tours Booming New Industry in US

January 20, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com/The Chicago Tribune

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15969_1.html

On January 20, 2005 The Chicago Tribune reported, "Zubair and Aisha Khan wanted to make the spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca, to circle the black stone shrine in the glistening Saudi desert and become 'hajjis,' a title bestowed on Muslims who make the sacred journey to Islam's holiest city. So the Chicago couple slapped down roughly $7,000 last year to Barakah Hajj...

Read more about Hajj Tours Booming New Industry in US

Christians Upset Over Muslim Prayer Room in Manila Mall

January 19, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0119/p07s01-woap.html

On January 19, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As the midday call to prayer echoes along the dingy alley, Manny Macarambon hangs back, waiting his turn... 'During rainy season we can't pray outside, so what we do is we pray first batch, second batch, third batch. At one time, we can't pray all together,' Mr. Macarambon explains, nodding at the damp concrete floor....

Read more about Christians Upset Over Muslim Prayer Room in Manila Mall

New Developments for Orland Park Mosque

January 19, 2005

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/165syt1.htm

On January 19, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "Orland Park's controversial mosque is rising out of the dark mud of its site along 104th Avenue. More than three months after the developer broke ground, the foundation has been placed and steel bars are being installed for the walls of the Orland Park Prayer Center... Mosque officials still expect it to be open by the...

Read more about New Developments for Orland Park Mosque

School Board Member Disagrees with Decision to Allow Headscarf

January 18, 2005

Source: Chattanoogan

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_61195.asp

On January 18, 2005 the Chattanoogan reported, "county School Board member Rhonda Thurman said it was the wrong decision to allow a Muslim student at East Ridge High School to wear her Islamic head scarf, or hijab, in school. Ms. Thurman said Board Chairman Chip Baker has agreed that the board can discuss the issue at its meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Tyner Academy. Ms. Thurman said, 'This...

Read more about School Board Member Disagrees with Decision to Allow Headscarf

Pages