Islam

Study Dispels Myths On Muslim Population

October 17, 2009

Author: Olivia Ward

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/711744--study-dispels-myths-on-muslim-population

A typical Muslim speaks Arabic and lives in the Middle East.

Most of Europe's Muslims are migrants clustered in the Netherlands and France.

Wrong on both counts.

According to a three-year mapping project on the global Muslim population, by the Washington-...

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Grand Mufti Of Bosnia Addresses St. Louis Interfaith Gathering

October 17, 2009

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Today

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/keepthefaith/story/A552CB1EC9435D638625765200010C34?OpenDocument

Each year, a different faith group is assigned the chairmanship of the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls annual dinner. This year, the dinner was hosted by the St. Louis Muslim community, and the largest...

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Hindus And Muslims Join Hands to Renovate a Temple In Kashmir

October 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_hindus-and-muslims-join-hands-to-renovate-a-temple-in-kashmir_1299907

A group of Kashmiri Hindus and local Muslims have set an example of brotherhood and communal harmony by coming together to renovate an abandoned temple in Srinagar city. 

Shiv Ji Temple Welfare Committee (STWC) has taken the initiative to...

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Muslims Lack Allies In Concerns About FBI Undercover Program

October 16, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/is_spying_on_a_house_of_worship_a_good_idea1/

After all, Warpehoski said, his group, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, had once been the target of FBI surveillance during the Vietnam War.

So Warpehoski, a Quaker, wrote a letter earlier this year to Attorney General Eric...

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Course Set to Help Muslim Integration

October 16, 2009

Author: Chris Havergal

Source: Cambridge News

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news_home/displayarticle.asp?id=456510

A new college in Cambridge has launched a course designed to help Muslims integrate with British society.

The Cambridge Muslim College is running a year-long programme which has just taken on its first six students, all of whom have received an Islamic education and want to be imams or community...

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New Hindu Leader Aims to Shine a Light On a Rich Culture

October 16, 2009

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6878351.ece

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, an annual five-day celebration of the triumph of good over evil, starts today, and festivities in the UK are being led by Bharti Tailor. She is the new secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and thus a key figure in the UK Hindu community, which is now thought to number far more...

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2009 Oct 10

New Muslim Cool Screening, Q and A with Hamsa Pérez

(All day)

Location: 

485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
On October 10, 2009, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a screening of New Muslim Cool at the Sackler Museum at Harvard University.  Directed by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, this film tells the true life story of Hamza Pérez, a Puerto Rican American hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21. Before the screening, the Sackler Museum offered extended hours for the special exhibit, Sacred Spaces: The World of Dervishes, Fakirs and Sufis. After the film, Hamza Pérez answered questions from the nearly 300 students, faculty, staff,... Read more about New Muslim Cool Screening, Q and A with Hamsa Pérez

8 Mosques to Host 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbor' Open House

October 15, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091015/LIFESTYLE04/910150403/1041/8-mosques-to-host--Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor--open-house

Eight metro Detroit mosques are encouraging non-Muslims to visit their houses of worship Saturday as part of a coordinated open house to promote better understanding of the Quran holy book and Islam...

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Latest Fla. Court Battle Centers Around Teenage Convert

October 13, 2009

Author: Amy Green

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/latest_fla_court_battle_centers_around_teenage_convert/

First there was Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy torn between two nations. Then there was Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman torn between two families. Now comes Rifqa Bary, the teenage runaway torn between two faiths.

If you’re...

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Geert Wilders Wins Appeal Against Ban On Travelling to UK

October 13, 2009

Author: Alan Travis

Source: Times Online

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/13/geert-wilders-wins-appeal-ban-uk

The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders intends to travel to London next week after an immigration tribunal ruling overturned a ban on visiting Britain.

The Home Office said it was disappointed after the tribunal rejected its claim that his presence could "inflame community tensions and lead to...

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In a Chino Mosque, Ahmadis Can Worship Freely

October 12, 2009

Author: David Kelly

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/12/local/me-beliefs12?pg=2

During the last days of Ramadan, Ahmad Chaudhry Nuruddin shut himself inside a small cubicle at the Bait ul Hameed Mosque with only a mattress, a chair and a few religious books.

The slightly stooped 79-year-old strung a white sheet over the entrance to perfect his isolation.

For the next few days, Nuruddin...

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As War On Terror Continues, Muslims In U.S. Feel Unfairly Implicated

October 11, 2009

Author: Lelia Fadel

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/437/story/1502000.html

As the FBI pursues one alleged terrorist plot after another, Muslim Americans are grappling with a widespread sense that the government thinks they all could be terrorists.

In dozens of interviews across the country, McClatchy Newspapers has found that the government's search for the enemy within is threatening to divide and destroy America's...

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