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Holy Month, Hot Days Mean Football Nights In Mich.

August 16, 2010

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g3dWyGGfL0aTD-JwGhvQkHZgUcDAD9HKEBUG0

Illuminated by the night lights on the football field, Adnan Restum joined a scrum of teammates at the end-zone water fountain, taking a break from a grueling preseason football workout to guzzle a drink.

In just a few hours, he...

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Religious Minorities In Indonesia Push Back

August 16, 2010

Author: Irwan Firdaus

Source: Google News

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gsC9iYzKsPiBLkLIoRDH1N55Zk4gD9HKBG380

Tired of government inaction, Christians and other religious minorities in Indonesia are pushing back against rising violence by Islamic hard-liners.

For months, Christians in the industrial city of Bekasi have been warned against worshipping on a field that houses their...

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Obama Says Mosque Upholds Principle Of Equal Treatment

August 14, 2010

Author: Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/us/politics/15islamcenter.html?pagewanted=1

President Obama said on Saturday that in defending the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque near Ground Zero he “was not commenting” on “the wisdom” of that particular project, but rather trying to uphold the broader principle that government should...

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Oklahoma Muslims Planning to Educate And Give Back to Others During Ramadan

August 14, 2010

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://newsok.com/muslims-planning-to-educate-and-give-back-to-others-during-ramadan/article/3485122

Muslims who gather today for prayer at an Oklahoma City mosque will bring food donations to be given to the needy in the community.

The food drive is part of a statewide initiative spearheaded by the Islamic Council of Oklahoma during Ramadan, the holy...

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US Muslims Prep for Islamic Holiday — Around 9/11

August 13, 2010

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100813/ap_on_re/us_rel_ramadan_sept11_5

The lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays is creating a potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques.

Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday...

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Halal Holidays In the Sun

August 13, 2010

Author: Shaimaa Khalil

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/8901976.stm

If you see a veiled Muslim woman sitting on a beach watching her husband and children splashing in the waves, don't assume it's her religion that keeps her from joining in the fun.

Muslim women can often be seen swimming while veiled - though they may not want to on beaches where most women are wearing bikinis.

The problem...

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Mid-Hudson's Muslims Reaching Out to Neighbors

August 13, 2010

Author: Heather Yakin

Source: The Times Herald-Record

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20100813%2FNEWS%2F8130386

As anti-Islam sentiment has exploded across the country, some local Muslims say the way to defuse distrust is to reach out across religious lines and to become a part of the community.

"The general public has an inaccurate idea of what Islam is," said Samuel Encarnacion,...

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In Lower Manhattan, 2 Mosques Have Firm Roots

August 13, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/nyregion/14mosque.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The Masjid Manhattan occupies a narrow basement with bare pipes snaking along the ceiling. The congregants who filled up the mosque near City Hall on Thursday night were mainly men, from South Asia, West Africa and the United States, and a few women — who prayed behind a partition. The...

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Mosques In America: Faith and Anger

August 13, 2010

Author: David A. Graham

Source: Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/photo/2010/08/08/us-mosque-protests.html

The latest front in America's culture wars: a planned Islamic culture center and mosque in lower Manhattan, a couple of blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. The ado over the center--dubbed the "Ground Zero mosque"--has been particularly loud, drawing protests from Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and others. But the New York...

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