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Retrial of Hamas Financing Case Begins in Dallas

September 22, 2008

Author: Paul J. Weber

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/489414.html

Federal prosecutors Monday started a second attempt to convict leaders of a Muslim charity on charges of financing terrorism after the first trial last year ended with a mistrial on most of the allegations.

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development is accused of funneling more than $12 million...

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Month of Ramadan Also a Time for Being Charitable

September 21, 2008

Author: Robin Farmer

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/entertainment_living/religion.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-21-0276.html

When Amal Damaj learned another Iraqi family had settled in the Richmond area, she quickly visited.

She didn't arrive empty-handed.

Damaj, who lives in Chesterfield County, delivered a basket full of rice, dates, tea,...

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Muslim Police Anger Over Leaflet

September 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7624523.stm

Muslim police leaders are demanding to know why no action has been taken over a leaflet which blames Muslims for the heroin trade.

The leaflet, distributed to hundreds of households in parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, says people should "heap condemnation" on Muslims.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough proof it was...

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Surveys Find Most Muslims in KC and the Nation Practice their Religion Faithfully

September 19, 2008

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/804497.html

Kansas City area Muslims are committed to their faith, perhaps even more deeply than Muslims in other parts of the country.

For example, 62 percent of area Muslims who responded to an informal Star survey this month said they attend prayer at a mosque once a week or more. That compares with 40 percent in a recent national survey.

As...

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Op Ed: Heartfelt Reflections on the Passing of a Legendary Black American Muslim Leader by Azhar Usman

September 18, 2008

Author: Azhar Usman

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/views.asp?id=5203

On September 11, 2008, while countless American flags whipped in the wind and the television and radio waves were dominated by remembrances, recordings, and stories about the terror attacks of seven years ago, I attended the funeral of Imam W.D. Mohammed (may God be pleased with him). For me, it was a somber day, but I found myself mostly lost in thought: about African-...

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Bush Hosts Dinner for American Muslims

September 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jN9P7bJvEAwgj4WE5c5X2LhwvfKgD938QEFO0

President Bush told a dinner honoring American Muslims that his administration has partnered with those practicing Islam around the world to promote tolerance and spread freedom to millions.

"We reject bigotry in all its forms," the president said before sitting down for dinner Wednesday with about...

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Faith & Beliefs: Warith Deen Mohammed, A Giant of Islam, Left a Legacy of Unity

September 18, 2008

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: KansasCity.com

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/798378.html

Last week the world lost one of the most transformative figures in the recent history of Islam, Warith Deen Mohammed, sometimes called “America’s Imam.” He was the first Muslim to offer the invocation for the U.S. Senate.

He had been scheduled speak in Kansas City last May but at the last minute was called to an international...

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Hate DVDs Spread Anti-Islam Message in Florida

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/features/?id=27925

The mass mailing of a controversial DVD "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" has sparked anger among many in South Florida.

The hour-long video began turning up in mailboxes last week as a direct mailing, and also as an advertising insert in dozens of newspapers, including The Miami Herald and the South-Florida...

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Liberia: President Sirleaf Identifies With Liberian Muslims At Ramadan

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200809180319.html

The Office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun the distribution of rice to several mosques in Monrovia and its environs in commemoration of the Holy month of Ramadan. The distribution which began early this week covered the United Dawah Ummah mosque on 17th street, and the Unity Foundation Mosque, located around the Fish market in Sinkor. Mosques in central...

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Poll Finds Rising Antipathy Toward Jews and Muslims in Europe

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/world/europe/18pew.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish feelings are rising in several major European countries, according to a worldwide survey released on Wednesday.

The Washington-based Pew Research Center’s global attitude survey found that 46 percent of Spanish, 36 percent of Poles and 34 percent of Russians viewed...

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