Islam

Interfaith Gathering Outside Hamden Mosque to Protest Vandalism

February 25, 2011

Author: Brian Burnell

Source: NECN

http://www.necn.com/02/25/11/Interfaith-gathering-outside-Hamden-mosq/landing_newengland.html?blockID=427941&feedID=4206

A mosque in Connecticut has been targeted by vandals for the third time. So, people from all faiths gathered outside an Islamic center in Hamden on Friday to protest the repeated acts of vandalism.

 

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2010 Nov 01

Pluralism Project Case Study Taught at Mosques in America Event at Fordham Law School

(All day)

Location: 

New York, NY, USA
In response to mosque controversies across the US, and in New York City in particular, the Institute on Religion, Law, & Lawyer’s Work at Fordham University School of Law sponsored an event titled, “Mosques in America: an Exercise in Dialogue” in November 2011. Rabbi Justus Baird, director of the Center for Multifaith Education from the Auburn Theological Seminary, a longtime collaborator on our Case Study Initiative, co-led a case discussion of, “A Mosque... Read more about Pluralism Project Case Study Taught at Mosques in America Event at Fordham Law School

Suit Claims FBI Violates Muslims' Rights At Mosque

February 23, 2011

Author: Thomas Watkins

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022300767.html

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the FBI said Wednesday that the agency's use of a paid informant to infiltrate California mosques has left them and others Muslims with an enduring fear that their phones and e-mails are being screened...

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Demonstrations Held Outside King’s Office Ahead Of Hearings On Radical Islam

February 22, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News New York

Wire Service: AP

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/22/demonstrations-held-outside-kings-office-ahead-of-hearings-on-radical-islam/

New York Congressman Peter King wants to investigate why Muslims are becoming more radical here in the United States.

 

But as CBS 2’s Demetra Ganias...

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Cancel Bigoted Hearings Targeting U.S. Muslims

February 21, 2011

Author: Stephen Prothero

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/21/my-take-cancel-bigoted-hearings-targeting-u-s-muslims/?hpt=T2

According to a new poll, a slim majority - 56 percent - of Americans support upcoming congressional hearings into alleged extremism in the U.S. Muslim community. However, nearly three-quarters - 72 percent - think Congress should not look for...

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Famed Islamic School Riven By Battle for Control

February 21, 2011

Author: Ravi Nessman

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022101822.html

One of the world's most revered schools of Islamic learning, whose strict interpretations of the Quran inspired the Taliban, is facing a revolt against its newly appointed reformist leader - an MBA with a Facebook fan page.

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UK's Muslim Soldiers 'Fighting Extremists Not Muslims'

February 20, 2011

Author: Poonam Taneja

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12504162

With more than 600 Muslims in the British Armed Forces, do those that are deployed on the front line in Afghanistan have to reconcile their beliefs in order to fight hardline Islamic Taliban militants?

 

"My home is the UK. As a Muslim, that's the place I'd happily die for and kill for. That's the same way it's going to remain until my dying day.

British Gay Muslims Seek Islamic Weddings

February 20, 2011

Author: Adrian Goldberg

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12486003

British gay Muslims are joining the global fight for equality and seeking gay Islamic marriage. The BBC's 5 live Investigates speaks to one couple about their 'nikah' - a Muslim matrimonial contract - and asks how they balance their sexuality with the Islamic faith.

 

"We met about three years ago, at an iftar - a breaking of fast during Ramadan.

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