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Waite Park Man Won't Pay Fines Over Posting Anti-Islamic Fliers

August 28, 2010

Author: Dave Aeikens

Source: The St. Cloud Times

http://www.sctimes.com/article/20100828/NEWS01/108270039/1009/Waite-Park-man-won-t-pay-fines-over-posting-anti-Islamic-fliers

Sidney Elyea of Waite Park will be getting a letter next week from the city telling him to stop hanging things on the city’s utility poles. He won’t be paying a fine, though.

An...

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Borough Hall's First-Ever Iftar Dinner

August 27, 2010

Author: Tom Wrobleski

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2010/08/borough_halls_first-ever_iftar.html

The borough's Muslim community and Borough President James P. Molinaro disagree on some critical issues, but the two set aside their differences at Borough Hall's first-ever Iftar dinner.

Iftar is the evening meal during which Muslims break their daily fast during the month...

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Warren Muslims Shaken After Teen Throws Bottle During Prayers

August 26, 2010

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://detnews.com/article/20100826/METRO/8260472/1014/

An imam says he is beefing up security at his mosque after a teenager hurled a glass bottle into its parking lot during nightly Ramadan prayers Tuesday.

 

Imam Steve Mustapha Elturk says the no one was hurt, but the incident has shaken the congregation of the Islamic Organization of North America on Ryan Road near...

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Muslims And Jews Gather In Cambridge to Break a Fast, And Raise Money for Pakistan Flood Victims

August 26, 2010

Author: Masha Rifkin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/cambridge/2010/08/muslims_and_jews_gather_in_cam.html

Two hundred Muslims and Jews gathered in Cambridge Monday evening to share an iftar: the evening meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan.

The dinner was organized jointly by the American Jewish Committee Boston chapter (AJC) and the American Islamic Congress (AIC) in...

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Looking At Islamic Center Debate, World Sees U.S.

August 25, 2010

Author: Thanassis Cambanis

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/26islamic.html?ref=religion_and_belief

For more than two decades, Abdelhamid Shaari has been lobbying a succession of governments in Milan for permission to build a mosque for his congregants — any mosque at all, in any location.

For now, he leads Friday Prayer in a stadium normally used for rock concerts. When sites...

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Vandalism At Madera Mosque Called Hate Crime

August 25, 2010

Author: John Ellis and Jim Guy

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/08/25/2053382/vandalism-at-madera-islamic-center.html

Imam Abdullah Salem arrived at the Madera Islamic Center on Tuesday to find a pair of menacing signs, including one that read "Wake up America, the enemy is here."

It was the latest in a series of incidents that the Madera County Sheriff's Department is investigating as hate...

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In Pakistan, Muslims And Hindus Pray Together Against Floods

August 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Deccan Herald

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/91298/in-pakistan-muslims-hindus-pray.html

In times of adversity, religious differences are forgotten. In a rare demonstration of communal harmony, Muslims recited the Quran while the minority Hindus gathered for special prayers on the banks of river Indus near Shahdad Kot town of Pakistan'...

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Rider Asks If Cabby Is Muslim, Then Stabs Him

August 25, 2010

Author: N.R. Kleinfield

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/nyregion/26cabby.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

It was the first fare of the cabdriver’s shift. A young man hailed him at the corner of Second Avenue and East 24th Street, wanting to go to 42nd and Second. It was 6 p.m. on Tuesday; the traffic was dense.

Once the fare, Michael Enright, a 21-...

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Triangle Muslims Devote Efforts to Disaster Relief

August 24, 2010

Author: Mark Hensch

Source: The News Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/08/24/644394/triangle-muslims-devote-efforts.html

For Pakistani Muslims in the Triangle, this year's observance of Ramadan is especially poignant, as they watch their homeland try to recover from massive floods that have killed 1,500 and left 6 million homeless.

During the monthlong Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink...

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Muslim College In Berkeley Starts Down Ambitious Road

August 24, 2010

Author: Matt Krupnick

Source: The Contra Costa Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_15847351

The Quran is the primary textbook at this city's newest institution of higher learning.

Zaytuna College will open today to its first class of 15 students, who will strive to become the first graduates of a Muslim four-year, liberal-arts college in the United States. The school, which hopes to enroll 2,000 students a decade from now, is...

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