Islam

Utah Islamic Center Raises $100,000 for New Mosque, School

May 3, 2010

Author: Lesley Mitchell

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_15003928

The Utah Islamic Center moved one step closer Sunday to raising money needed to build a new mosque and school in south Salt Lake Valley.

A fundraising dinner and auction Sunday evening netted about $100,000, bringing the total raised to more than $300,000, said Nadeem Ahmed, chairman of the board of Utah Islamic Center in Salt Lake City. While the group...

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Malaysia Top Court Hears Landmark Religious Dispute

May 3, 2010

Author: Razak Ahmad

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-48177820100503

Malaysia's highest court began proceedings on Monday on a landmark inter-religious child custody dispute whose outcome could further raise political tension in this mainly Muslim country.

The Federal Court heard objections by lawyers representing an ethnic Indian couple fighting each other for custody of their two children and...

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Belgium's Muslims Lash Out At Ban On Islamic Veil

May 1, 2010

Author: Yann Ollivier

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5habSJFhPLUnJZ6W7N8AUep6w-wJA

Muslims in Belgium hit out at a looming public ban on the full-face Islamic veil, saying claims it was being introduced for security reasons were simply an excuse to crack down.

"I think they're trying to wind us up," Souad Barlabi, a young...

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Belgium's Muslims Lash Out At Ban On Islamic Veil

May 1, 2010

Author: Yann Ollivier

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5habSJFhPLUnJZ6W7N8AUep6w-wJA

Muslims in Belgium hit out at a looming public ban on the full-face Islamic veil, saying claims it was being introduced for security reasons were simply an excuse to crack down.

"I think they're trying to wind us up," Souad Barlabi, a young...

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Local Muslim Group Hopes to Form a United Front

April 30, 2010

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/30/1914932/local-muslim-group-hopes-to-form.html

Whenever there has been a crisis in the world, from 9/11 to events in the Middle East, no one group in the metro area has been able to speak for the local Muslim community.

The newly formed Midland Islamic Council wants to change that. And it also has other ambitious goals, such...

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Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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Mosque Plan Inches Forward

April 30, 2010

Author: Scott Merzbach

Source: Amherst Bulletin

http://www.amherstbulletin.com/story/id/170891/

A smaller parking lot and stricter limits on the number of people allowed in the building at one time appear to be making neighbors in Amherst and Pelham more comfortable with the conversion of a former school on Harkness Road into the Hampshire Mosque.

Planning Board members asked mosque officials to provide a better management plan for parking,...

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Local Muslim Group Hopes to Form a United Front

April 30, 2010

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/30/1914932/local-muslim-group-hopes-to-form.html

Whenever there has been a crisis in the world, from 9/11 to events in the Middle East, no one group in the metro area has been able to speak for the local Muslim community.

The newly formed Midland Islamic Council wants to change that. And it also has other ambitious goals, such...

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2010 Apr 14

Pluralism Project at the “Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World” CIRCLE Conference

Wed Apr 14 (All day) to Fri Apr 16 (All day)

Location: 

160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
From April 14-16, 2010, the Pluralism Project participated in a conference organized by the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership (CIRCLE) at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College entitled “Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World: The American Seminary Conference.” Organized by Andover Newton Theological School, Hebrew College, and the Boston... Read more about Pluralism Project at the “Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World” CIRCLE Conference

Birmingham Could See Britain's First Female Muslim MP

April 30, 2010

Author: Caroline Gall

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8647214.stm

Next week's election promises a swathe of new faces in the House of Commons.

Not only are we witnessing the largest number of MPs to retire in 60 years but, with a record number of Asian women also standing, Britain could have its first female Muslim MP.

This breakthrough moment in politics has...

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Belgian Lawmakers Pass Burka Ban

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.

The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay...

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