Islam

Georgia Muslims Barred From Court Because Of Hijab

December 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News/PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20081216/pl_usnw/georgia_muslims_barred_from_court_because_of_hijab

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a series of incidents in which Muslim women in Georgia were prevented from entering courtrooms because they were wearing Islamic headscarves...

Read more about Georgia Muslims Barred From Court Because Of Hijab

First Islamic School in R.I. Buys Parish Buildings

December 15, 2008

Author: Paul Edward Parker

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/ISLAMIC_SCHOOL_12-15-08_8BCKSPR_v15.359aebe.html

Rhode Island’s Islamic community paused yesterday afternoon to mark a milestone: the purchase of a former Catholic school and adjacent gymnasium building to serve as an Islamic elementary and middle school.

The Islamic School of Rhode Island — the state’...

Read more about First Islamic School in R.I. Buys Parish Buildings

Christian Missionaries Stir Unease In North Africa

December 15, 2008

Author: Tom Pfeiffer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/15/AR2008121500008.html

A new breed of undercover Christian missionary is turning to Muslim north Africa in the search for new converts, alarming Islamic leaders who say they prey on the weak and threaten public order.

Missionary groups say the...

Read more about Christian Missionaries Stir Unease In North Africa

Fatwa on Yoga is Not Binding: Malaysian Council

December 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PTI News

http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/1BA120C88AF8FA376525752000494540?OpenDocument

With several Muslims expressing resentment over a decree which declared Yoga as 'haram' for them, Malaysia's National Fatwa Council has said the edicts issued by it were only "views" and are "not binding" on any state.

Some Malaysian states like Sarawak had banned Yoga while...

Read more about Fatwa on Yoga is Not Binding: Malaysian Council

Court Grants Custody of Hindu Girl to Muslim Foster Father

December 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Court_grants_custody_of_Hindu_girl_to_Muslim_foster_father/rssarticleshow/3836522.cms

A Muslim man was granted custody of his Hindu daughter, by a local court here, whom he had brought up as his own after finding her abandoned on a railway station 13 years ago.

Judge H K Ghayal of...

Read more about Court Grants Custody of Hindu Girl to Muslim Foster Father

Star And Crescent Joins Christmas Tree, Menorah

December 14, 2008

Author: Jim Fitzgerald

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jk0K5Yvz2_qJ9MBhvzqe0VPyq5qwD95208E00

When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk on Sunday, there will be a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual. There will also be something new this year — an Islamic crescent and star.

And if there are any Buddhists or Hindus in town who want to see...

Read more about Star And Crescent Joins Christmas Tree, Menorah

Muslims Celebrate Eid, Donate Meat to Needy

December 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081213/NEWS10/812130339

Toledo Muslims are donating more than 1,500 pounds of meat slaughtered for an Islamic holiday to the area's poor and needy.

"Fresh meat is something that is really missing in most food banks and shelter homes," Dr. M. Razi Rafeeq said.

The goats, sheep, lambs, and cows were...

Read more about Muslims Celebrate Eid, Donate Meat to Needy

Dallas Rabbi Emerges as Leader in Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

December 13, 2008

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/121308dnmetrabbi.39cd99f.html

Rabbi Jeremy Schneider spends a lot of time talking to Muslims, and wants other Jews to do the same.

At age 32, the assistant rabbi at Dallas' Temple Shalom has emerged as a national leader in Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

"He has been in the forefront...

Read more about Dallas Rabbi Emerges as Leader in Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

Filipino Christian Vigilantes Get Set for Battle

December 12, 2008

Author: Jonathan Adams

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1212/p06s02-woap.html

On a muddy, shaded track between fertile farmlands, 30 men lounge in flip-flops and tattered camoflauge, displaying their beaten-up M-16 and AK-47 assault rifles.

They call themselves ilaga or "rats" in a local Philippines dialect. They're vigilantes: Christian farmers who have taken up arms to protect their land and families...

Read more about Filipino Christian Vigilantes Get Set for Battle

For Young Muslims, Finding Devout Spouse in U.S. is Difficult

December 11, 2008

Author: Jennifer Garza

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/564506.html

The meeting was well into its second hour when Tamir Sukkary let out a loud sigh, put his head in his hands and asked about chaperones.

Should we have them?

He knew this was a sensitive subject for some Muslims.

"Mahram? Of course," answered one man, an outspoken member of the...

Read more about For Young Muslims, Finding Devout Spouse in U.S. is Difficult

South Florida Muslims Use Bus Ads, Hotline to Counter "Obsession" DVD Campaign

December 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Miami New Times

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2008/12/south_florida_muslims_use_bus.php

Remember when a copy of the DVD Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West -- a film decried as Christian propaganda that seems to suggest Islam leads to terrorism -- was included in a Sunday Herald? And we ripped the daily a new one for not initially explaining the controversial inclusion --...

Read more about South Florida Muslims Use Bus Ads, Hotline to Counter "Obsession" DVD Campaign

A New Reality for Las Vegas Muslims

December 11, 2008

Author: Peter H. King

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-na-moment11-2008dec11,0,7546013.story

Masjid As-Sabur, sometimes called "the black mosque" by Las Vegas Muslims, sits on the backside of downtown, amid a mishmash of housing projects, run-down apartments and abandoned lots. Across the freeway looms the Lady Luck casino, its neon sign seeming to mock the...

Read more about A New Reality for Las Vegas Muslims

Pages