Islam

U.S. State Department Sending Imam Of Proposed New York Mosque to Middle East

August 12, 2010

Author: Matthew Lee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/11/AR2010081106254.html

The imam behind controversial plans for a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks is being sent by the State Department on a religious outreach trip to the Middle East, officials said Tuesday, in a move that drew criticism from...

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Ramadan Or Not, Hunger Hits Pakistan Flood Victims

August 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38671015/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

Pakistani flood survivors already short on food and water began the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday, a normally festive, social time marked this year by misery and fears of an uncertain future.

Damage to crops, roads and bridges have caused food prices to...

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Mayor’s Stance on Muslim Center Has Deep Roots

August 12, 2010

Author: Michael Barbaro

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/nyregion/13bloomberg.html?hp

Michael R. Bloomberg is a former Wall Street mogul with a passion for the rights of a private property owner. He is a Jew whose parents asked their Christian lawyer to buy a house and then sell it back to them to hide their identity in an unwelcoming Massachusetts suburb. And he is a politician who regards his...

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Mayor’s Stance on Muslim Center Has Deep Roots

August 12, 2010

Author: Michael Barbaro

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/nyregion/13bloomberg.html?hp

Michael R. Bloomberg is a former Wall Street mogul with a passion for the rights of a private property owner. He is a Jew whose parents asked their Christian lawyer to buy a house and then sell it back to them to hide their identity in an unwelcoming Massachusetts suburb. And he is a politician who regards his...

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U.S. State Department Sending Imam Of Proposed New York Mosque to Middle East

August 12, 2010

Author: Matthew Lee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/11/AR2010081106254.html

The imam behind controversial plans for a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks is being sent by the State Department on a religious outreach trip to the Middle East, officials said Tuesday, in a move that drew criticism from...

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Top Religious Leaders Denounce Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment; Express Support for NY Mosque, Community Center

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Faith in Public Life

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2010/08/top_religious_leaders_denounce.html

More than 40 prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and religion scholars issued a statement today condemning the "xenophobia and religious bigotry" fueling the increasingly strident opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. These leaders from...

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Top Religious Leaders Denounce Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment; Express Support for NY Mosque, Community Center

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Faith in Public Life

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2010/08/top_religious_leaders_denounce.html

More than 40 prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and religion scholars issued a statement today condemning the "xenophobia and religious bigotry" fueling the increasingly strident opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. These leaders from...

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As the Observance Of Ramadan Begins, a Call for Respect for Muslim Neighbors

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100811ramadanrespect.html

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, its Interfaith Relations Commission and the Christian participants in the National Muslim-Christian initiative, have issued the following statement:

As our Muslim neighbors begin their observance of Ramadan with fasting, re-dedicating themselves to God and God's...

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As the Observance Of Ramadan Begins, a Call for Respect for Muslim Neighbors

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100811ramadanrespect.html

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, its Interfaith Relations Commission and the Christian participants in the National Muslim-Christian initiative, have issued the following statement:

As our Muslim neighbors begin their observance of Ramadan with fasting, re-dedicating themselves to God and God's...

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Observing Ramadan? There's an App for That

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129126076

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.

Cell phone applications such as "iPray" or "iQuran" offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the "Find Mecca"...

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Observing Ramadan? There's an App for That

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129126076

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.

Cell phone applications such as "iPray" or "iQuran" offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the "Find Mecca"...

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