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Memories Of Attacks Shadow Mumbai's New Jewish Center

September 30, 2009

Author: Emily Wax

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/29/AR2009092903586.html

This is Mumbai's new Chabad House, a Jewish center that keeps its whereabouts private after attacks here in November that left more than 170 people dead, including a rabbi and his wife. The center's address is given out only to Jews looking for a place to observe Friday night Sabbaths,...

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MPAC-NYC Holds Interfaith Eid Celebration

September 30, 2009

Author: Zeba Iqbal

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=918

Last week, MPAC-NYC held an interfaith dinner to celebrate Eid at Ravagh in Manhattan. Attended by more than 60 people, the event was a unique opportunity for religious leaders and community activists to share opportunities for local interfaith activities.

New friendships were established and existing friendships deepened among the diverse group as MPAC-NYC...

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Islamic Pupil Wins Case to Pray At German School

September 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Europe News

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1503845.php/Islamic-pupil-wins-case-to-pray-at-German-school

A Berlin pupil has been awarded the right to perform Islamic prayer rituals at school, in a court ruling passed on Tuesday.

Berlin's administrative court agreed with the complaint brought by the 16-year-old...

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Supreme Court to Weigh Fate Of Mojave Cross

September 29, 2009

Author: Adelle Banks

Source: Religion News Service

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

Does an offended observer who drives by a cross-shaped war memorial in the middle of the desert have a right to call for its removal?

And can that 7-foot cross stand without violating the constitution’s prohibition of government establishment of...

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Artist Who Set Off Muslim Fury Visits City

September 29, 2009

Author: James Barron

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/nyregion/30cartoon.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A Danish caricaturist is making his first tour of the United States since the 2005 publication of his cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked fury across the Muslim world, according to a Danish press freedom group that is promoting the trip.

The International...

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AMV Hosts Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner for San Francisco Bay Area’s Diverse Community

September 26, 2009

Author: Adeel Iqbal

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/index.html

Old friends and new friends from all around the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse communities came together for an Eid-ul-Fitr dinner celebration with American Muslim Voice this weekend.

"As always, you have fed my spirit even as you have fed (overfed?) my body," wrote Derrick Kikuchi of Daly City s Reach and Teach in the guestbook that floated around the room...

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Forum At Islamic Center Of Irving Gives Attendees a Chance to 'Address the Stereotypes'

September 26, 2009

Author: Lori Stahl

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/092709dnmetislamforum.3d2da17.html

On Saturday, the Islamic Center of Irving hosted a forum on the faith's contributions to world history. Next month it will have an open house called "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor."

After a week of alarming headlines, it's easy to see why such outreach...

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Lomita, CA Mosque Gets Mosque Expansion Plans Approved

September 25, 2009

Author: Saadia Khan

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=912

Members of the Islamic Center of the South Bay (ICSB) located in Lomita, CA have exemplified leadership through their persistence and direct engagement with the Planning Commission of Lomita regarding renovations they are planning to make for their center.

Recently, certain members of the broader Lomita community expressed concern with renovations ICSB wanted...

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The Steady Rise Of Islamic Finance

September 23, 2009

Author: Emily Buchanan and Bhasker Solanki

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8270490.stm

London has become one of the biggest centres for Islamic finance in the world, with five Islamic banks, and many others in the high street offering Islamic financial products, or "windows" as they are known.

The growth of Islamic finance has been an unexpected outcome of the attacks on the World Trade Center of 11 September 2001.

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Terror Investigation Underscores Difficult Role for Police In Developing Muslim Sources

September 23, 2009

Author: Ann Rodgers

Source: Daily Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailypress.com/news/world/sns-ap-us-muslims-law-enforcement,0,2645034,print.story

The arrest of a Queens imam who investigators had considered a trusted partner was a blow in more ways than one for law enforcement.

No matter the outcome, the case is bound to complicate the already fraught relations...

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30+ Prominent Religious Leaders Send Letter Of Support to Obama for Comprehensive Middle East Peace

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=910

MPAC leaders joined more than 30 of the nation's most prominent and diverse religious leaders in signing onto a public letter in support of "strong U.S. leadership to achieve a negotiated sustainable resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In the letter, which was coordinated by Churches for Middle East Peace, the leaders said that the opportunity for a two...

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