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Obama's First Executive Order: Shut Down Guantanamo Bay

January 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=766

President-elect Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order on his first day in office to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, according to media reports. The Muslim Public Affairs Council expressed its support today for the immediate shut down of the controversial detention center and suspending the military commissions system for trying detainees.

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Boston Faith Leaders Call for Gaza Ceasefire

January 12, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles_of_faith/2009/01/boston_faith_le.html

A multifaith group of religious leaders from Boston, including Jews as well as Muslims and Christians, today is issuing a joint statement calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

"We call upon Hamas immediately to end all rocket attacks on Israel, and upon Israel immediately to end its military...

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Mosque Hosts Interfaith Discussion On Gaza Crisis

January 12, 2009

Author: Aman Ali

Source: The Journal News

http://lohud.com/article/20090112/NEWS02/901120330/-1/newsfront

The local interfaith community came together yesterday to share perspectives on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

"People really need to talk about this conflict," said Anees Shaikh, communications director for the Upper Westchester Muslim Society in Thornwood. "We see a need for people to say what they want to say in an...

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Synagogues Attacked Across France

January 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/palestine/?id=29729

Vandals hurled petrol bombs at Jewish places of worship in Paris and eastern France on Sunday night, the latest of a string of anti-Semitic attacks since the start of Israel's Gaza offensive.

In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, the local synagogue was attacked with two petrol bombs as the rabbi was inside, sparking a fire...

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National Leaders: Christian, Muslim And Jew Pray for Peace Among Nations

January 10, 2009

Author: Rev. Peg Chemberlin

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/yourvoices/37397179.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUdcOy9cP3DieyckcUsI

The National Council of Churches reports that on Jan. 9, “leaders of three faiths that trace their origins back to a common ancestor -- the Patriarch Abraham -- joined their hearts and pens today to form a...

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Islam Week to Build Understanding

January 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7821842.stm

Non-Muslims in Gloucester are being invited to find out more about the Islamic faith during a week of events.

Discover Islam Week has been organised by the city and county council and the police in partnership with the Friendship Cafe in Barton Street.

Organisers say the idea is for visitors to taste,...

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'The Hijabi Monologues' Speaks to Muslims And Others Too

January 9, 2009

Author: Margaret Ramirez

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-hijabi-09-jan09,0,796922.story

As she takes the stage and picks up the microphone, Sahar Ullah becomes the voice of Muslim-American women who wear the hijab, better known as hijabis.

At times, she is hilarious when ranting about Muslim men and their pick-up lines. Other moments, she is chilling when she...

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Muslim Cleric From Edison Works for Peace In Middle East

January 8, 2009

Author: Lalita Aloor Amuthan

Source: Courier News

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20090108/NEWS/901080327/-1/newsfront

Township resident Dawud Ahmad Assad has made his life's goal the possibility of achieving peace in the Middle East.

The 77-year-old Islamic cleric, who emigrated to the United States from Palestine when he was 20 years old, has made nine trips to Jerusalem in the past two and a half years as a...

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Faith-Based Communities Gather for ‘Prayer for Peace’ Service

January 8, 2009

Author: Julia Torres-Barden

Source: Midlothian Exchange

http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/faith-based-communities-gather-for-prayer-for-peace-service/18167/

President of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs Imad Damaj, called his faith brothers, Rev. R. Charles Grant at Bon Air Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Ben Romer of Congregation Or Ami, to...

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Swimming In Modesty: Muslim Women Head to Secluded Pool

January 7, 2009

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/587069.html

Salman Sheikh was organizing a swim class for his two sons last summer when fellow Muslim parents approached him about starting a class for girls.

Sheikh told them he would ask the Curran Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C., whether it could accommodate a group of Muslims who preferred a women-only pool.
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