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French Minister Urges Burka Ban

August 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8203290.stm

A ban on the wearing of the burka in France would help stem the spread of the "cancer" of radical Islam, one of its female Muslim ministers has said.

Urban Regeneration Minister Fadela Amara told the Financial Times that a veil covering everything but the eyes represented "the oppression of women".

Ms Amara said she was "in favour of the burka...

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Swiss Move to Ban Minarets As 'Symbols Of Islamic Power'

August 14, 2009

Author: Tony Paterson

Source: The Independent

http://www.independ

The normally sleepy Swiss country town of Langenthal has become the focus of a virulent right-wing campaign to ban minarets from all mosques in the Alpine republic on the grounds that they symbolise ideological opposition to the country's constitution.

Switzerland's "stop minaret" movement is backed by the influential ultra-conservative Swiss People's Party, (SVP) which was re...

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Muslim Ex-Inmate Settles Quran Lawsuit Against Prison

August 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA TODAY

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-08-13-muslim-prison_N.htm

A former inmate who accused federal prison workers in Illinois of defiling his Quran and torturing him with a nightstick when he complained has settled his civil rights lawsuit for $48,000, one of his attorneys said Thursday.


U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan...

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Sectarian Violence Hits Pakistani Town

August 12, 2009

Author: Aleem Maqbool

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8196013.stm

On a street in the small Punjabi town of Gojra, house after house stands gutted and looted.

One home in particular is the focus of attention. The windows and doors are gone, what is left of the furniture lies gnarled inside, and some of the ceilings have collapsed. People are peering into a small bedroom at the back of the building.

It is from here...

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Yale Press Bans Images Of Muhammad In New Book

August 12, 2009

Author: Patricia Cohen

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/books/13book.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

It’s not all that surprising that Yale University Press would be wary of reprinting notoriously controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a forthcoming book. After all, when the 12 caricatures were first published by a Danish newspaper a few years ago and reprinted by other European publications...

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MPAC Participates In Government Interagency Meeting

August 12, 2009

Author: Alejandro J. Beutel

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=875

"Engagement." That would be the word to describe what took place at the Department of Justice-sponsored interagency meeting between representatives of various government agencies and members of Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian organizations.

The purpose of the meeting was for various community and government groups to interact with one another,...

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Muslim Leaders Meet With Treasury Officials

August 12, 2009

Author: Jacqueline L. Salmon

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/godingovernment/2009/08/muslim_leaders_meet_with_treasury_officials.html

Muslim leaders have been meeting with Treasury officials to see if they can do something about roadblocks to American Muslims' charitable giving. They hope to have an agreement hammered out before the beginning of...

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Nevermind the Islam. The Kominas Are Punk

August 12, 2009

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-muslim-punk12-2009aug12,0,3121734.story

Shahjehan Khan rounded a corner at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. and let out a laugh.

Before him was a piece of memorabilia -- a destroyed school bus stop sign -- from Khan's punk rock band the Kominas, showcased in the museum's yearlong exhibit "Songs of...

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Muslims Press Public Schools On Islamic Holidays

August 12, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

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

Calculus and chemistry are among the pressures awaiting Mesuka Akter, a senior this year at Long Island City High School in New York City.

But unlike past school years, Akter, a Muslim, will not have to choose between missing school and missing the two holiest...

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Muslim Students Reflect On Ramadan Celebration

August 11, 2009

Author: Megan K. Scott

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=8302958

In a Muslim country, celebrating Ramadan is relatively simple: Most people are fasting from sunrise to sunset.

But in the U.S., most people are eating, and enticing food commercials, an overabundance of restaurants and watching others eat can make celebrating the holiday more challenging...

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French Muslims' Veils Ignite Debate On Values

August 9, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/08/AR2009080802609.html

It was market day on Place Leon Sublet, the main square in this little working-class town southeast of Lyon. In the shadow of an old Catholic church, unhurried shoppers wandered the food stalls.

It could have been a portrait of France at its most traditional, except that many of...

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Islamic Society of Framingham and Masjid-E-Basheer

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 September 2018.

Phone: 508-879-3800
Website: http://www.islamicsocietyframingham.org
History The Islamic Society of Framingham is a non-profit organization that maintains the Islamic Center of Framingham. The early members of the mosque began meeting in 1999 at a condominium in Framingham and started their fundraising efforts to purchase a building. Initially, the community leased a space (which was previously a Friendly’s ice cream parlor) on South... Read more about Islamic Society of Framingham and Masjid-E-Basheer

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