Islam

‘South Park’ Episode Altered After Muslim Group’s Warning

April 22, 2010

Author: Dave Itzkoff

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/arts/television/23park.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

“South Park,” the Comedy Central series, is an animated show that tries its best to push buttons and the boundaries of free speech by mocking every high-profile target in sight, from Hollywood celebrities to religious figures. But its creators may have gotten more than they...

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Suburban Muslims Join In Today's Rally In Springfield

April 22, 2010

Author: Madhu Krishnamurthy

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=375283

Mir Hashmi wants to give children attending Illinois public schools the option of learning the Arabic language to better understand the Muslim community around them.

Arabic is the unifying language of people belonging to the Islamic faith, said the Des Plaines resident this morning before embarking on a journey to Springfield for the second Muslim Action Day...

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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/army-disinvites-franklin-graham-from-national-day-of-prayer-event.html

The Army has disinvited Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service on May 6 because of his past controversial comments about Islam. In 2001, the son of the...

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Young Muslim Activists Look At Politics Post-9/11

April 21, 2010

Author: Sophia Tareen

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042103306.html

Dana Jabri believes the only way for young Muslim Americans to move forward is by jumping into politics.

The 16-year-old child of Syrian immigrants has phone banked for political candidates, served as a primary election judge...

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Planned Miami Bus Ads Called Offensive to Islam

April 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Miami Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/16/1582565/planned-miami-bus-ads-called-offensive.html

Miami-Dade Transit is pulling advertisements that Muslims said were offensive to Islam.

The ads were set to run on 10 buses Friday. They said, "Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you?" and directed...

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Rejected Muslim Center Plan Still Alive In Courts

April 20, 2010

Author: Susan Frick Carlman

Source: Naperville Sun

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/2175806,6_1_NA20_MUSLIM_S1-100420.article

DuPage County officials remain largely mum about the complaint filed April 8 on behalf of a Muslim group denied clearance to open a school and worship site on 75th Street, just beyond Naperville's eastern border.

But the issue is not dead, nor are its...

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Arrests After Pig's Head Thrown At Crawley Mosque

April 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/sussex/8629992.stm

Three men have been arrested after a pig's head was thrown into the car park of a mosque in West Sussex.

Police were alerted by people attending Langley Green mosque, in Crawley, on Saturday after a white car drove by.

A 21-year-old man from Horley was arrested nearby on suspicion of a racially or religiously-aggravated public...

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U.S. Muslim Groups Walk Fine Line In Efforts to Confront Extremism

April 19, 2010

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-radical19-2010apr19,0,1895886.story

For the last decade, U.S. Muslim organizations have faced criticism that they don't do enough to condemn -- or prevent -- extremism and terrorism.

But now that many of the groups are speaking publicly about the radicalization of Muslim youths and even developing scared-straight-type...

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White House Quietly Courts Muslims In U.S.

April 18, 2010

Author: Andrea Elliot

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/us/politics/19muslim.html?ref=us

When President Obama took the stage in Cairo last June, promising a new relationship with the Islamic world, Muslims in America wondered only half-jokingly whether the overture included them. After all, Mr. Obama had kept his distance during the campaign, never visiting an American mosque and describing the...

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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/20010

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic...

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Muslim Woman Files Complaint Against McDonald's Over Head Covering

April 17, 2010

Author: Jerry Wolffe

Source: Daily Tribune

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/04/17/news/doc4bc7e803465dd375965969.txt

An Oakland County woman has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging she was discriminated against in hiring by McDonald’s restaurants because she refused to not wear a hijab, the head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women.

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Using An Islamic View to Forge Connections

April 16, 2010

Author: James Warren

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/us/18cncwarren.html?tntemail0=y&emc=tnt&pagewanted=print

When Rami Nashashibi and a top aide ambled toward the entrance of Taft High School in a bright morning sun last week, I assumed the outside loudspeakers would break into the theme from “Ghostbusters.”

For sure, Mr. Nashashibi is a community organizer, not...

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