Islam

Cops: Religion Fueled Army Office Slay

June 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/02/national/main5056232.shtml

A Muslim convert who already was under federal investigation pleaded not guilty Tuesday in what police called a likely "political and religious" attack that killed a young soldier at a military recruiting center.

Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, was charged in Monday's death of Pvt. William Long, 23, of Conway...

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'Real Islam' Just a Phone Call Away

June 2, 2009

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8078344.stm

A telephone and internet helpline offering advice about the true teaching of Islam is being launched in the UK today.

Callers to the Islamic Hotline will get answers to their questions within 48 hours, from scholars trained at one of the world's principal Islamic universities. Users are also able to email their enquiries through the service's website.
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Russia’s Knotty Policies On Islam, Mirrored In Trial

June 2, 2009

Author: Michael Schwirtz

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/world/europe/03kazan.html?_r=1&ref=world

Almaz Khasanov stood up to a microphone in the green-painted cage where he and his co-defendants sit and made a statement that sent a wave of anxiety through the cramped courtroom here.

“I am a member of the political party, Hizbut Tahrir,” he said in prepared testimony. “The...

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Muslims Want Tangible Change On Mideast From Obama

May 31, 2009

Author: Hadeel Al-Shalchi and Karin Laub

Source: Kentucky.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/814022.html

Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq - that's what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia say they want to hear from President Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.

His speech Thursday from...

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Hawaii's Islam Day Resolution Stirs Passions Here, On Mainland

May 31, 2009

Author: Christie Wilson

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090531/NEWS23/905310377/1001

Debate over a legislative resolution designating Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day is testing Hawai'i's reputation as a cultural melting pot.

House Concurrent Resolution 100, establishing a single day this year to acknowledge "the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contributions" of...

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Muslim Sage Recites Hindu Scriptures In Uttar Pradesh

May 29, 2009

Author: Pawan Kumar Shah

Source: Silver Scorpio/ANI

http://silverscorpio.com/muslim-sage-recites-hindu-scriptures-in-uttar-pradesh/

A Muslim sage in Uttar Pradesh has been reciting holy Hindu scriptures at religious functions.

Yasin Bharti, the Muslim sage, resides in the Khoonipur block of Pipraich area.

Yasin not only has complete knowledge about the Quran, but has equal knowledge about Ramayan and...

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Islamic Charity Leaders Get 65-Year Jail Terms

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSN27227774

A U.S. judge on Wednesday handed down 65-year prison sentences to two founders of a U.S. Islamic charity convicted of illegally funneling $12.4 million to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The sentences came some six months after a grand jury convicted the Holy Land Foundation and five of its leaders for conspiracy to support a...

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iPhone Helps American Muslims Eat Halal On-the-Go

May 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Watan

http://www.watan.com/en/the-community/544-watan.html

Finding a halal restaurant just became significantly easier for American Muslims, thanks to a new smart phone application launched this month that makes dietary religious observance a piece of cake.

Ask dietary-cautious Muslims in the west what their major challenge is when it comes to eating religiously-permitted foods and they'll say finding a halal...

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