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Tariq Ramadan: Even Now, Muslims Must Have Faith In America

September 12, 2010

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/10/AR2010091005366.html

Just a short time ago, Europe seemed to be the part of the West where fears of Islam were most evident, with its bitter controversies over headscarf bans or the construction of mosques in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Yet in recent weeks, America's relationship...

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Celebrating Id al-Fitr Under Watchful Eyes Of China

September 12, 2010

Author: Edward Wong

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/world/asia/13kashgar.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Barbershop floors were littered with the remains of men’s haircuts and beard-trims. Women in head scarves walked the dusty streets carrying plastic bags stuffed with food from the bazaars: melons, grapes, fried sweets, Frisbee-shaped bread, chunks of freshly butchered...

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Muslim Duo Visits 30 Mosques In 30 States

September 11, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100911/NEWS05/100911017/Muslim-duo-visits-30-mosques-in-30-states

Two young Muslims who traveled across America during Ramadan to visit 30 mosques in 30 days ended their religious journey Friday in metro Detroit, where they celebrated the end of the Islamic holy month with local residents.

 

It was a...

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Western Massachusetts Muslims Say Hostilities Against Them Flaring Up

September 10, 2010

Author: Sandra Constantine

Source: The Republican

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/western_massachusetts_muslims_1.html

Local Muslims say hostilities against them and their religion have flared up in recent weeks in the wake of the heated controversies about a proposed mosque near Ground Zero, the threatened burning of the Quran and the 9/11 anniversary.

 

Hostilities include graffiti...

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Pa. Mosque Opens Peacefully Near Synagogue, Church

September 10, 2010

Author: Kathy Matheson

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hbRVaR3Zb_4XPI02qnpnFK97SovgD9I4VSI00

A new mosque recently opened in this well-to-do suburb of Philadelphia, but not many people noticed.

That was fine with leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge. Amid a tense national climate for U.S. Muslims, they...

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Quran Burning Suspended For Now, But Red-Hot Story Remains

September 9, 2010

Author: Liz Halloran

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129758571

The Rev. Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla., had gotten the world's attention with his vow to burn Islam's holy book on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

And despite Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's musings (accompanied by a rueful laugh) that a patriotic media could choose to pay no...

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Imam Says Moving Center Could Spur Radicals

September 8, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/nyregion/09mosque.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said on Wednesday night that if he had known how much strife would arise over his plan for a Muslim community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site, he would not have proposed it.

“If I knew that this would happen, that...

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New College Teaches Young American Muslims

September 8, 2010

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129607436

I don't know what I expected to find when I arrived at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif., the country's brand new Muslim liberal arts college. Women in headscarves? Yes, for the most part. Men with heavy beards? No. A lot of prayer and fasting, since it's Ramadan? Absolutely.

What I didn't expect was 24-...

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Halal Foods Expand Reach In France

September 8, 2010

Author: Maia de la Baume

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/world/europe/09france.html?emc=eta1

For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

But on a recent afternoon, Ms. Benchamacha stood in quiet wonderment before the tidy rows of packaged cold cuts in Hal’Shop...

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Mosque Under Construction In Phoenix Vandalized

September 7, 2010

Author: Frank Camacho

Source: Azfamily.com

http://www.azfamily.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/Mosque-under-construction-in-Phoenix-vandalized-102395344.html

Staff at a Phoenix mosque is cleaning up broken glass and graffiti after vandals break in.

The mosque has been under construction near Interstate 17 and Glendale for a while now but recently vandals doused floor with paint after...

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