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Interfaith Response to Ft. Hood Incident

November 14, 2009

Author: J. Samia Mair

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-9968-Baltimore-Muslim-Examiner~y2009m11d14-Interfaith-response-to-Ft-Hood-incident

Below is an interfaith response to the Ft. Hood incident:

With other Americans across the country we have heard with heavy hearts the news reports of the tragic shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this past Thursday. Our hearts and prayers...

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Praying for a Return to Normal

November 14, 2009

Author: Moises Mendoza and Mary Flood

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6720092.html

The last two days have been trying ones for the membership of the Islamic Education Center in west Houston.

Late Thursday, news broke that the federal government was moving to seek the forfeiture of the Voss Road building and other properties around the country owned by the Alavi Foundation, an...

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Muslims Decry Move to Seize Houston Mosque

November 13, 2009

Author: Moises Mendoza, Mary Flood and Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6717563.html

The U.S. government on Thursday moved to seize more than $500 million in assets from a New York-based foundation accused of being a front for the Iranian government, including a building that houses the Islamic Education Center of Houston.

The news provoked confusion and anger among...

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Copts Between the Rock Of Islamism And a Hard Place

November 13, 2009

Author: Michael Binyon

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6916192.ece

The first two months of the Coptic new year have been a sombre time for Egypt’s ancient Christian community. The new year fell on the inauspicious date of September 11. And a spate of attacks on this large and downtrodden community by Islamist extremists or villagers giving a religious pretext to petty quarrels have...

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Fort Hood Attack Unrelated to Islam, Local Muslim Leaders Say

November 13, 2009

Author: Jennifer Chambers

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091113/METRO/911130432/1041/lifestyle04/Fort-Hood-attack-unrelated-to-Isla

Leaders of Metro Detroit's Muslim community gathered this morning to urge all Americans to view the Fort Hood shooting as a criminal act and unrelated to the faith of Islam.

"Islam opposes such actions as...

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Police Chief Apologizes to Windsor's Islamic Community

November 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2009/11/12/windsor-police-apology-091112.html

Windsor, Ont.'s chief of police has publicly apologized to the city's Islamic community after officers who arrested two Muslim men suspected of involvement in a radical Islamist group offended and embarrassed the men's families in the process.

"We're looking at what we can do differently...

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Malaysia Catholic Paper Loses Permit Amid 'Allah' Row

November 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: mysinchew.com

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/31412

Malaysia's weekly Catholic newspaper has lost its publishing permit for next year amid a long-running dispute over its use of the word "Allah", the editor said Thursday.

The loss of The Herald's permit comes as it prepares for a High Court hearing on December 14 in a legal battle between the Catholic Church and the authorities over the use of the world "Allah" in the paper's...

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Push to Build Mosques Is Met With Resistance

November 11, 2009

Author: John Tagliabue

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/world/europe/12copenhagen.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Paris has its grand mosque, on the Left Bank. So does Rome, the city of the pope. Yet despite a sizable Muslim population, this Danish city has nothing but the occasional tiny storefront Muslim place of worship.

The city, Denmark’s capital, is now inching...

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Bloomberg Reaches Out to Muslim Community In Wake Of Fort Hood

November 11, 2009

Author: Jeremy Tanner

Source: WPIX-TV

http://www.wpix.com/news/local/wpix-bloomberg-meets-muslims,0,4136113.story

Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with the police chief and ten Muslim community leaders Wednesday in an attempt to assuage growing unease following the recent massacre at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas and avoid any potential backlash against Muslim New Yorkers.

"[W]e have no tolerance whatsoever for hate...

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Non-Christians Focus On Secular Side Of Christmas

November 10, 2009

Author: Nick Hytrek

Source: Sioux City Journal

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/leisure/article_9914761e-ce50-11de-98cf-001cc4c03286.html

Many of us have undoubtedly heard someone urging folks to tone down the commercialism of the holiday season and "keep Christ in Christmas."

But what if you're not among those who follow Jesus Christ? What if you believe in another god or no god at...

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Muslim Population In the Military Raises Difficult Issues

November 9, 2009

Author: Yochi J. Dreazen

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125755853525335343.html

The deadly rampage at Fort Hood is forcing Pentagon officials to confront difficult questions about the military's growing Muslim population.

The military has worked hard to recruit more Muslims since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the number of Muslim troops, while still small, has been increasing. There...

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'Inside Islam' Puts a Face On Poll Data

November 7, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091107/NEWS10/911070336

Who are Muslims, and what role does religion play in their lives?

Gallup Poll researchers decided to ask those questions as a starting point following 9/11, and wound up conducting six years of polling and tens of thousands of extensive interviews with Muslims in 35 nations, including the United...

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High Court Orders Protection to Runaway Hindu-Muslim Couple

November 7, 2009

Author: Shibu Thomas

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/High-court-orders-protection-to-runaway-Hindu-Muslim-couple/articleshow/5204888.cms

A Pune-based Kashmiri, Sabeena Langoo (22), had moved the high court seeking protection against alleged threats from her kin following her marriage to Ravi Tiwari from Bihar, prompting a...

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Swiss Muslims Open Mosque Doors

November 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8348279.stm

Muslims in many parts of Switzerland have invited the public into mosques - three weeks before a vote on whether to ban the construction of minarets.

Muslim organisations say they hope their open day will counter what they say are fears and prejudices.

The conservative group that initiated the vote - the largest party in the Swiss parliament - says minarets...

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