Islam

KC's Muslim Community Breaks Ramadan Fast With a Feast to Remember

September 15, 2009

Author: Anne Brockhoff

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1446081.html

Shortly after 7 p.m. one recent Thursday evening, guests filtered into the warehouse-like Yummy’s Choice kitchen on 39th Street. A grinning Yahia Kamal, chef and owner of the Mediterranean foods company, is still cooking, so he bumps elbows with arriving friends, family and Facebook fans instead of shaking hands.

Kamal already has set out...

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Muslims Press for School Holidays In New York City

September 15, 2009

Author: Suzanne Sataline

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125297372149610431.html

Muslims groups here are pressing city officials to close public schools on two of the faith's holiest days, just as schools do for major Jewish and Christian holidays. But the groups have yet to persuade the man in charge of New York City schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Muslim groups have asked the city to cancel classes on...

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Giving Ramadan a Drumroll In Brooklyn At 4 A.M.

September 12, 2009

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/nyregion/13drummer.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A few hours before dawn, when most New Yorkers are fast asleep, a middle-aged man rolls out of bed in Brooklyn, dons a billowy red outfit and matching turban, climbs into his Lincoln Town Car, drives 15 minutes, pulls out a big drum and — there on the sidewalk of a residential...

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Area's Muslims Reach Out to Somali Bantu Immigrants

September 11, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/59089632.html

When the local Somali Bantu community began arriving in Milwaukee in 2003, people came with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Largely illiterate, few spoke English. And little in their decade in the refugee camps of Kenya, where they'd fled Somalia's civil war, prepared them for life in the United States.

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Post-9/11 Discrimination Plagues Detroit Area Sikhs

September 11, 2009

Author: Shawn D. Lewis

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090911/METRO02/909110344/1041/lifestyle04/Post-9/11-discrimination-plagues-Detroit-area-Sikhs

Metro Detroit Sikhs say they have cause for concern today as they, too, reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.

Sikhs, who wear turbans as part of their religion, say they are frequently assumed to be...

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Belgian Schools Ban Muslim Headscarf: Tribunal

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jOauREYO-pnsKGlhSblF0ys0679A

Dutch-language public schools in Belgium will ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves in classes, school officials in the Flanders region announced Friday.

The ban affects 700 schools in the northern region of Flanders, including some in Brussels...

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Muslims Hold 9/11 Vigil At White House

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Muslim Voice

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

To pay homage to the 9/11 terrorist attack victims, the American Muslim Voice Foundation along with Multifaith groups and community organizations held a candle light vigil, on Sept. 11, at Lafayette Park, SE Quadrant (in front of the White House) in Washington DC.

The event included an Iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast) as the...

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MPAC Co-Sponsors 2nd Annual Manhattan Borough President Iftar

September 10, 2009

Author: Dalia Mahmoud

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=897

It was perhaps the best microcosm of what both Islam and New York City represent: a kaleidoscope of ethnic backgrounds. MPAC-NYC was the proud sponsor - for the 2nd consecutive year - of last week's annual Ramadan Iftar with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer attended by 350 people at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational center in...

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Man Gets 3 Years for Vandalizing Islamic Center

September 10, 2009

Source: Examiner.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-2210059~Man_gets_3_years_for_vandalizing_Islamic_Center.html

A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for vandalizing the Islamic Center in Cape Girardeau. 

Thirty-two-year-old Nicholas T. Proffit of Cape Girardeau was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of property damage under Missouri's hate crimes law, a...

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Survey: Americans Learning More About Islam, But Say Anti-Muslim Discrimination Persists

September 9, 2009

Author: Jay Lindsay

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-rel-survey-religious-differences,0,6772534.story

Americans are learning more about Islam, and familiarity with the faith makes people more likely to view Muslims favorably and less likely to believe Islam encourages violence, according to a new...

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4 Militants Held In Fatal Attack On Christians In Pakistani Town

September 9, 2009

Author: Salman Masood and Waqar Gillani

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/world/asia/10pstan.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Police officials said Wednesday that four militants belonging to two banned groups had been arrested and accused of involvement in the killings of Christians and riots in a Punjabi town on Aug. 1.

At least seven people were killed when armed mobs of...

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