Islam

Hindus Help Rebuild Mosque In Karnataka Village

September 28, 2010

Author: Vincent D'Souza

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6639377.cms?frm=mailtofriend

As the nation anxiously awaits one mosque verdict, villagers in Karnataka's Gadag district have made their judgment clear as far as their local mosque is concerned. The spirited folk of Purtageri, a village around 500km from Bangalore, dissolved religious lines to come together and rebuild a mosque...

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Disneyland OKs Headscarf for Muslim Employee

September 27, 2010

Author: Laura Bly

Source: USA Today

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2010/09/disney-oks-headscarf-for-muslim-employee/125413/1

A Muslim woman who said Disneyland wouldn't let her wear a religious headscarf on her job as a vacation planner or ticket seller - the second such complaint in recent weeks - has reached an agreement with the Southern California theme park...

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With Islam In the Spotlight, Prejudice Felt On Campus

September 27, 2010

Author: Yara Elmjouie

Source: Washington Square News

http://nyunews.com/news/2010/09/26/27islam/

The proposed construction of Park51, the Islamic Center near Ground Zero, has been making headlines all summer; for some students at NYU, the heightened sentiment of "Islamaphobia" has hit close to home.

 

WSN recently conducted an unscientific poll and asked "What do you think about the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero?" While 54...

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New Muslim Comic Book Superhero On the Way

September 26, 2010

Author: Edith M. Lederer

Source: MSNBC.com/Today

Wire Service: AP

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39367509/ns/us_news-life/

Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers.

 

The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in...

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Resolution Intends to Limit 'Pro-Islamic' Bias

September 25, 2010

Author: Terrence Stutz

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-sboe_25tex.ART.State.Edition1.33b8be8.html

The State Board of Education on Friday instructed textbook publishers to make sure their new world history texts are more favorable to Christianity and less positive toward Islam if they want to sell their books in Texas.

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A Backdrop On Islam In America

September 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/09/a-backdrop-on-islam-in-america/

American leaders who criticize the proposed Islamic community center in lower Manhattan are not only shamelessly exploiting American fears about Islam for political gain, but are fruitlessly flailing against a new demographic reality, said Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion...

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Controversies Over Mosques And Islamic Centers Across the U.S.

September 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

http://features.pewforum.org/muslim/controversies-over-mosque-and-islamic-centers-across-the-us.html

This map shows the locations of 35 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last two years. Click on a location for a brief overview of the project based on news reports. In many cases...

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In Old Istanbul Quarter, Islamic And Secular Turks Grope Toward Coexistence

September 23, 2010

Author: Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/23/world/la-fg-turkey-fatih-20100924

The two sisters wear Islamic head scarves and say they have no problem with their secular friends and classmates, who don't. Yet on the streets, in classrooms and along the hallways of apartment buildings in the cramped Fatih district of Istanbul, Deniz and Daria Ker remind them every now and then...

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2010 Sep 21

Pluralism Project Participates In a Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Controversy in Manhattan

(All day)

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 21, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck participated in a public teach-in entitled, "Making Sense of the Controversy: Campus Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Issue in Manhattan." Other panelists included Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program; and Professor Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Panelists offered their reflections on the current controversy’s ramifications for... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates In a Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Controversy in Manhattan

Religious Diversity, Pluralism Redefine "Christian" America

September 22, 2010

Author: Banan F. Malkawi

Source: Ammon News

http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=9651

A discussion of Islam and Muslims in America and America’s relation with the Muslim world may be best understood and explained when viewed from within the context of the history, development, and status of religious pluralism and diversity in the United States. 

In a conversation via video-conferencing on Tuesday held at Princess...

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