Islam

Arsonists Threaten Reprisals If Baha'is Befriend Muslims

January 16, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bahai World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/805

A recent wave of arson attacks on Baha'i-owned businesses in Rafsanjan, Iran, appears to be part of a campaign to fracture relationships between Baha'is and Muslims in the city.

 

After around a dozen attacks on shops - carried out since 25 October 2010 - some 20 Baha'i homes and businesses have been sent a warning letter addressed to "members of the misguided...

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Cleric: Muslims Have Role In Relationship Building

January 16, 2011

Author: Corey Williams

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/16/AR2011011600143.html

The cleric who became the public face of efforts to build an Islamic center near ground zero in New York began a national speaking tour Saturday night by urging Muslims to help "depoliticize" their faith and play a role in shaping...

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Islamic Center Near Ground Zero Has New Imam

January 14, 2011

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/nyregion/15mosque.html?ref=religionandbelief

Long-simmering tensions between co-founders of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero led to a parting of the ways on Friday that sharply reduced the role of one: the imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, long the project’s public face.

 

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will...

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KC’s Faith Leaders Expect Challenges to Continue In 2011

January 14, 2011

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/14/2584481/kcs-faith-leaders-expect-challenges.html

The Rev. Canon Susan Sommer of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral recalls arriving in downtown Chicago on a commuter train on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Police turned the train back, fearing the Sears Tower would be next after the New York tragedy earlier that day...

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Opponent Seeks to Block Construction Of Downtown Mosque

January 11, 2011

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/nyregion/12mosque.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief

Lawyers representing a firefighter who is suing to block the development of a Muslim community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan filed a motion on Tuesday seeking to block the developers from doing any construction on the site.

 

The motion, filed in State Supreme...

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Angst About Islamist Groups Goes Mainstream In Germany

January 9, 2011

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010800335.html

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

 

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and...

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Vandals Desecrate Place of Worship

January 8, 2011

Author: Kevin Schwaller

Source: Ozarks First

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=383566

Vandals spread messages of intolerance at one of the only places for Muslims to worship in the immediate Springfield area.

 

Members of the Islamic Center of Springfield say they attended evening prayer Friday. When they returned on Saturday morning, they found graffiti on three of the four walls of the structure.

Islam En Español: In Conversion, a New Identity

January 7, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/nyregion/09muslims.html?ref=religionandbelief

At the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center in Union City, N.J., there are Spanish-language classes on the Koran and an annual Latino Muslim Day. About 35 percent of the center’s congregation is Hispanic, and there are frequent conversions in which Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans,...

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Egypt's Muslims Attend Coptic Christmas Mass, Serving As 'Human Shields'

January 7, 2011

Author: Yasmine El-Rashidi

Source: Ahram Online

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/95/3365/Egypt/Attack-on-Egypt-Copts/Egypts-Muslims-attend-Christian-Coptic-mass,-servi.aspx

Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had a been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims...

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The Islamification Of Britain: Record Numbers Embrace Muslim Faith

January 4, 2011

Author: Jerome Taylor and Sarah Morrison

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-islamification-of-britain-record-numbers-embrace-muslim-faith-2175178.html

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam...

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Violence Shows Christian, Muslim Split In Nigeria

January 3, 2011

Author: Jon Gambrell

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010300809.html

Multiple explosions rocked a central Nigerian city, another bomb killed at least four at an army barracks in the capital and a radical Muslim sect burned churches in the northeast.

 

The new violence over the past two...

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