Islam

Key Jewish Group Rejects Ground Zero Mosque

July 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128882354

The nation's leading Jewish civil rights group has come out against the planned mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero, saying more information is needed about funding for the project and the location is "counterproductive to the healing process."

The Anti-Defamation League...

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Islamic Feminists Storm Some Barricades

July 30, 2010

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704682604575369472168848914.html

Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray. In Islam, prayer is required five times a day and Muslims often pray in congregation at mosques. During these prayers, women usually are partitioned off in a separate room...

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Islamic Feminists Storm Some Barricades

July 30, 2010

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704682604575369472168848914.html

Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray. In Islam, prayer is required five times a day and Muslims often pray in congregation at mosques. During these prayers, women usually are partitioned off in a separate room...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear In Major Cities

July 28, 2010

Author: Stephanie Rice

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0728/Anti-Islamic-bus-ads-appear-in-major-cities

The growing debate over Islam's place in America, which is escalating in light of plans to build a mosque near ground zero, is increasingly playing out on city streets across the country. On the sides of buses, to be precise.

Several groups are...

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Tennessee Politician's Remarks On Islam Raise Uproar

July 28, 2010

Author: Michael Cass

Source: USA Today/The Tennessean

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-07-28-islam-remarks-furor_N.htm

Comments by Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron 
Ramsey suggesting that Islam might be a cult and 
that Muslims might not qualify for constitutionally 
guaranteed religious freedoms drew criticism from 
Islamic groups Tuesday and an eruption of national...

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'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear In Major Cities

July 28, 2010

Author: Stephanie Rice

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0728/Anti-Islamic-bus-ads-appear-in-major-cities

The growing debate over Islam's place in America, which is escalating in light of plans to build a mosque near ground zero, is increasingly playing out on city streets across the country. On the sides of buses, to be precise.

Several groups are...

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Islamic Group Denounces Planned Temecula Mosque Protest

July 28, 2010

Author: Phil Willon

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mosque-protest-20100728,0,2461694.story

A loosely organized protest planned this week over a proposed new mosque in Temecula whose organizers urged demonstrators to bring their dogs was sharply denounced by a Southern California Islamic organization Tuesday.

Organizers of the rally, to be held outside the Islamic Center...

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