Islam

Everyone In the Pool! (Not You, Guys)

June 17, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

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

&amWhen Zahra Khan arrived at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from her native Ottawa, Canada, in 2005, she looked for a swimming pool where she wouldn’t have to worry about showing too much skin.

The only options were mixed-gender pools, which Khan felt would...

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A.C.L.U. Report Says Antiterror Fight Undercuts Liberty Of Muslim Donors

June 15, 2009

Author: Stephanie Strom

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/us/16charity.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The fight against terrorism has dealt a harsh blow to Muslim charities and interfered with their donors’ religious freedom, a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union concludes.

The report says statutes that it describes as overly broad and enforced in a discriminatory manner...

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"Evil Among Us," a Commentary by Brittany Huckabee

June 15, 2009

Author: Brittany Huckabee

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brittany-huckabee/evil-among-us_b_215620.html

"I think Eldred Sasserine is the devil. I see it in his eyes."

A friend whispered those words to my mother more than 20 years ago, and she says they still send a chill down her spine.

Eldred Sasserine was a retired cattle rancher from Oklahoma who had made it his mission to...

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Defiance Grows As Iran’s Leader Sets Vote Review

June 15, 2009

Author: Robert F. Worth and Nazila Fathi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/world/middleeast/16iran.html

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in silence through central Tehran on Monday to protest Iran’s disputed presidential election in an extraordinary show of defiance from a broad cross section of society, even as the nation’s supreme leader called for a formal review of results he had endorsed...

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Demonstrators Support Area Muslim Group

June 14, 2009

Author: David Chanen

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/48005352.html

Representatives from more than a dozen Somali civil, religious and political organizations gathered Saturday to rebut allegations that a Muslim civil rights group is blocking an FBI inquiry into the disappearances of dozens of Twin Cities Somali men.

Last week, relatives of a Minneapolis teenager who said he was recently killed in Somalia and a Somali...

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Formal Opening Of Roxbury Mosque, Two Days Of Events Set for This Month

June 14, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/06/14/roxbury_mosque_to_open_formally_this_month/

The long-awaited, much-debated new mosque in Roxbury Crossing is scheduled formally to open at the end of this month.

The Muslim American Society, which is operating the new Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, or ISBCC...

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Assault On Muslim Under Investigation

June 13, 2009

Author: Christina Lane

Source: Longview News-Journal

http://www.news-journal.com/news/content/news/stories/2009/06/13/06132009_gilmer_muslim.html

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a Gilmer man who claims he was attacked because he is Muslim, officials said Friday.

Sheriff's investigator Mark Moore said law enforcement officers took a report from James Berry, 34, who...

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Gasoline Found At Mosque Site In Arlington Spurs Fears

June 12, 2009

Author: Jim Douglas

Source: WFAA-TV

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090611_mo_gasoline.7081b6f6.html

Vandalism at construction sites is fairly common; but when a crescent moon sits atop the site, any incident can be viewed through the prism of fear.

Mouffa Nahhas is president of the mosque being built at Cooper Street and the Road to Six Flags in north...

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Muslim Charities, Mosques Get Lessons On Fundraising

June 12, 2009

Author: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-muslim-charity-12-jun12,0,3690922.story

In an auditorium at Elmhurst College, more than 100 leaders of area mosques and Muslim non-profits looked to an unusual mix of sources for help with one of their primary dilemmas since Sept. 11 -- how to fulfill the Islamic obligation to do charitable works, especially abroad,...

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Top Sunni Lawmaker Killed Outside Baghdad Mosque

June 12, 2009

Author: Kim Gamel

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6476262.html

The moderate leader of the largest Sunni bloc in parliament was assassinated Friday after delivering a sermon at a Baghdad mosque, a killing that could set back efforts to reconcile differences between the two Muslim sects before national elections.

Harith al-Obeidi, 47,...

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Observant Muslims Find More Options for Dining Out

June 11, 2009

Author: Purva Patel

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6470251.html

Aleena Charania can choose from traditional shwarmas and kebabs when she visits Busy Boy Sandwiches, a 4-year-old cafe on Hillcroft.

But Charania, an observant Houston Muslim who eats only halal, the Islamic version of kosher, usually opts for the hamburger or Philly cheesesteak.

“Definitely, when...

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