Islam

Course to Teach Imams About Cohesion

March 23, 2009

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/23/islamic-studies-leadership-course

A course to help classically trained imams use their skills more effectively in the UK has been launched in Cambridge, with its first students enrolling in September.

The one-year diploma in contextual Islamic studies and leadership is aimed at helping imams to be more responsive to the values and...

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Muslim Groups Weigh Breaking Ties With FBI

March 22, 2009

Author: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-muslims-fbi_bdmar22,0,1106498.story

Relations between Muslim American groups and the FBI have approached a breaking point in the wake of news last week that the bureau has severed formal ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Islamic advocacy group in the U.S.

Amid debate...

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The Muslim Next Door

March 21, 2009

Author: Paul Hockenos

Source: Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/id/190385

The gulf between Europe's 16 million Muslims and the secular societies in which they live all too often breeds misunderstanding, resentment and even violence. And while there's plenty of blame to go around, one reason for many Muslims' difficulty integrating in the European Union countries is that their clerics are usually imported from Turkey or the Arab world, and have such poor language skills...

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Ad for Islam On Broward Bus May Lead to Ban

March 21, 2009

Author: Scott Wyman

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/state/epaper/2009/03/21/0321busislamad.html

In the wake of controversial bus ads saying Jesus followed the principles of Islam, Broward County inspection reports commissioners are considering a ban on advertising religious messages on public transportation and all other government property.

The new policy would still permit...

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Hijab Debate Lifts Veil On Limits Of Norway's Tolerance

March 20, 2009

Author: Valeria Criscione

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0320/p07s03-wogn.html

Norway's biggest headache right now is not the financial crisis. Rather, the predominantly Christian nation is plagued by a religious dilemma over the right of a Muslim woman to wear a hijab as part of her police uniform.

As the controversy has escalated, the country has seen the physical collapse of the justice minister, the...

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A Quiet Revolution Grows In the Muslim World

March 19, 2009

Author: Robin Wright

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1886539-1,00.html

Three decades after Iran's upheaval established Islamic clerical rule for the first time in 14 centuries, a quieter and more profound revolution is transforming the Muslim world. Dalia Ziada is a part of it.

When Ziada was 8, her mother told her to don a white party dress for a surprise celebration. It turned out to...

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Pope Tells Muslims That Religion Rejects Violence

March 19, 2009

Author: Victor L. Simpson

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6321336.html

Religion must reject violence, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders Thursday before celebrating an open-air Mass in front of thousands and delivering a message of hope for Africa's expanding, vibrant Catholic flock.

In Cameroon's capital of Yaounde, a clapping,...

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When NYPD Wears a Muslim Topi

March 19, 2009

Author: Harry Bruinius

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://features.csmonitor.com/backstory/2009/03/19/when-nypd-wears-a-muslim-topi/

Around five in the morning one day in the summer of 2007, just as Imam Khalid Latif was preparing for the salatul-fajr, the obligatory prayer between dawn and sunrise, the phone in his small Manhattan apartment began to ring.

He had been up late the night before, having...

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Former Senior Metropolitan Police Officer Calls for Muslim Helpline to Tackle Extremism

March 18, 2009

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/18/tarique-ghaffur-muslim-helpline

A former senior Metropolitan police officer, Tarique Ghaffur, has called for a national Muslim helpline to encourage parents to inform on their radicalised children.

The recommendation is one of several he will make tonight in a public address at Leicester University, where he will present his ideas on...

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Britain Consults Hindu, Muslim Groups On Poverty

March 18, 2009

Author: Hasan Suroor

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/18/stories/2009031856351300.htm

The British government on Tuesday held consultations with representatives of the country’s Hindu and Muslim communities on how they can help in delivering its development goals in Third World countries, including India.

Their recommendations would form the basis of a White Paper being prepared by the Department of International...

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