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Muslim Youth Wrestle With Post-9-11 Suspicion

September 6, 2009

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090906/EXTRAS06/90904015/-1/Category=FEATURES05

Kareem El-Refai says he'd never heard of Osama bin Laden before the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center towers in New York collapsed in a burning heap of rubble.

He and his brother, Mostafa, sons of Egyptian immigrants who came to America and built an...

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(Islamic) High School U.S.A.

September 6, 2009

Author: Dalia Desouky

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/04/AR2009090402255.html

Last month, the Islamic Saudi Academy won approval to expand its 34-acre Popes Head Road campus in Fairfax County. The project generated familiar concerns regarding traffic and other development issues, but it also rekindled debate about the school's curriculum. In 2007, a...

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Swiss Christian, Jewish, Muslim Groups Reject Call to Ban Minarets

September 4, 2009

Author: Stephen Brown

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3338

The Swiss Council of Religions, which groups Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, has issued a statement rejecting a call for the country to ban the construction of minarets at mosques. 

"For the members of a religious community, religious buildings are not only places to gather but also a symbol of their faith and...

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Delays In Muslims’ Cases Spur Interfaith Call to Action

September 4, 2009

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/us/05religion.html

Early one morning last June, fully two hours before his appointment, Mustafa Salih arrived at a federal office here in the Washington suburbs. He wore the new suit he had bought for the occasion. A friend, accompanying him, carried a camera to record the event. Mr. Salih had not slept the previous night.

High emotion was not supposed...

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Personal Choices for a Player During Ramadan

September 3, 2009

Author: George Vecsey

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/sports/04vecsey.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The public-address announcer was advising everybody to drink a lot of fluids (presumably those sold on the grounds) to avoid dehydration. On a warm, mostly sunny day, that seemed like a good idea.

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan had a few bottles of water arrayed below...

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Arabs Charged Over Dutch Cartoon

September 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8234359.stm

An Arab organisation is to be put on trial in the Netherlands over its publication of a cartoon deemed offensive to Jews, prosecutors say.

The cartoon, published by the Arab European League (AEL) on its website, questions the Holocaust.

It said the decision to prosecute illustrated bias against Muslims.

It said the same standards were not applied to...

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Muslim Insurgents Confound Military In Thailand

August 31, 2009

Author: Thomas Fuller

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/world/asia/01iht-thai.html

The Thai soldiers patrolling this hamlet racked by insurgent violence measure their progress modestly: two years ago, villagers closed their shutters and refused to greet them. Now most residents peer out of their wood-frame houses and offer strained smiles.

“The local people have started to open their hearts,”...

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Richardson Mosque Invites Churches to Share In Fast-Breaking Dinners During Ramadan

August 29, 2009

Author: Jeffrey Weiss

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/082909dnmetrichramadan.3d3c14d.html

Members of the Dallas Islamic Center plan to break their daylong Ramadan fast today with traditional foods in an untraditional setting: a social hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.

The mostly Turkish mosque, Richardson-based...

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Exhibit Honors Muslims Who Saved Jews

August 28, 2009

Author: Shahzada Irfan

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6592238.html

When no other European country dared to withstand the wrath of Nazi Germany, it was the Muslims of Albania who saved a large number of Jewish people from extermination.

Albania, a Muslim majority country in Europe, opened its borders during World War II and took in thousands of Jews fleeing from different countries....

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Feds Monitoring Apparent Bias Case Involving Muslims

August 28, 2009

Author: Zachary R. Dowdy and Sumathi Reddy

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/feds-monitoring-apparent-bias-case-involving-muslims-1.1404546

Federal authorities confirmed Friday they are monitoring the case of an Islandia man who police said harassed two Muslim women at a Smithtown gas station.

"We're aware of it and we're going to monitor this," said Robert...

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