Islam

Company Markets to Young Muslims With Clothes and Spoof Humor

October 3, 2003

Source: MSNBC News

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_email.asp?/news/972579.asp

On October 3, 2003 MSNBC News reported on a group of Muslim entrepreneurs latching on to the "Muslim niche" in the American market: "Chicago-area computer professionals Mirza Baig, Azher Ahmed and Afeef Majeed — all 26 — run one of the busiest Muslim Web sites in North America, driven in part by their spoof Internet publication Islamica News — a...

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Controversy Surrounds Opening of Mosque in London Area

October 3, 2003

Source: The Daily Telegraph (Online)

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&xml=/news/2003/10/03/nmosq03.xml

On October 3, 2003 The Daily Telegraph (Online) reported, "Members of the Ahmadi community will today inaugurate what they describe as the largest mosque complex in western Europe, able to accommodate more than 10,000 worshippers. The Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, Surrey, which features...

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Imams Asked to Speak in Dutch, Teach Dutch Values and Customs

October 3, 2003

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2002-12/03/article45.shtml

On October 3, 2003 IslamOnline.net reported that "Dutch Immigration and Integration Minister Hilbrand Nawijn asked Imams and preachers in mosques across the country to use the Dutch language in their sermons. He also pressed them to convince members of the Islamic minority to comply with the values and customs of the Dutch society. Imams play a major role in...

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Iowans Get to Know Islam Through Public Television

October 3, 2003

Source: The Daily Iowan

http://www.dailyiowan.com/news/510819.html?mkey=1014078

On October 3, 2003 The Daily Iowan reported that "Getting to Know Islam," a taped educational program on Public Access Television, is celebrating its fifth year of educating the Iowa community on stereotypes against Islam. "The show provides an outlet for people who want to find out about the faith of Islam," said Aman Aminzay, the president of the University of Iowa Muslim Student...

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Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

October 2, 2003

Source: RedandBlack.com

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On October 2, 2003, Red and Black.com, the website of the student newspaper of the University of Georgia, ran an article on a fund-raiser held by the university's Pakistani Student Association (PSA) to help members of the Islamic Center of Savannah after a fire destroyed their mosque: "Approximately 250 people of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds showed their solidarity as they came together to help a religious group in...

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Muslim Employees Sue Plaza Hotel in NYC for "Severe and Pervasive Harassment"

October 1, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/01/nyregion/01SUIT.html?ex=1067317200&en=de9b5667aa062775&ei=5070

On October 1, 2003 The New York Times reported that "10 Muslim men...filed a lawsuit yesterday against their employer, the Plaza Hotel, with the help of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The suit, filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, says the workers...

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Arab-American Muslims and Christians Grill San Francisco Candidates on Civil Rights

October 1, 2003

Source: An-Nahar

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e622f4bef4e1

On October 1, 2003 An-Nahar reported that mayoral candidates in San Francisco held the first ever candidate forum to focus on the concerns of Arab Americans at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Local Arab Muslim and Christian participants on the Arab American Leadership Council grilled mayoral candidates on civil rights, the Patriot Act, and their commitment to...

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Muslim Leads Opening Prayer for 108th U.S. Congress

October 1, 2003

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations

On October 1, 2003 Council on American-Islamic Relations released the text of the prayer offered that morning at the opening of the 108th Congress by Imam Qazwini, which read in part: "Glory be to Allah, the Lord of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. As we commence our legislative day in this 108th Congress, we ask You to bestow Your blessings upon us and help our legislators enact that which pleases you and ensures the interest of our people. Lend Your infinite wisdom to this congress, and allow them to embrace what...

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Jewish Father Supports His Muslim Daughters' Rights to Wear Hijab

October 1, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3149588.stm

On October 1, 2003 the BBC News reported, "A row over women's rights to wear headscarves has broken out again in France - but this time supporters of the right of Muslim girls to cover their head in school have a new and unusual champion. Laurent Levy is the father of two teenagers - Lila, 18, and Alma, 16 - who last week were barred from the Henri Wallon lycee in the northern Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. He is...

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Islam Meets Tex-Mex in Abiquiu, NM

September 29, 2003

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_email.asp?/news/969706.asp

On September 29, 2003 Newsweek correspondent Carla Power reported on her visit to Dar al Islam, a mosque and madrasa outside the town of Abiquiu, New Mexico which was founded by American Muslims 20 years ago. She writes, "it’s at lunch, when a bunch of us go into the tiny town of El Rito for Tex-Mex food at the El Farolito cantina, that I realize how fully the...

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Muslim Activist Arrested On Charges of Illegal Dealings With Libya

September 29, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/133/story_13336_1.html

On September 29, 2003 Beliefnet.com posted a story by the Associated Press that reported, "A Muslim activist whose Virginia home was searched as part of a federal investigation of terrorist financing has been arrested on charges of having illegal dealings with Libya. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday alleges Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi violated U.S. law by accepting, either personally or...

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