Islam

Faiths Unite at Ramadan Dinner

September 17, 2008

Author: Raymond Carlson and Greta Stetson

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/25202

On Tuesday evening, Commons Dining Hall was transformed into something “between Hogwarts and Medina,” in the words of Eboo Patel, the keynote speaker at Yale’s seventh annual Ramadan Banquet.

Nearly filling the room to capacity, more than 500 Yale students, faculty and staff and New Haven residents crowded into...

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Muslims Have 'Victim Mentality'

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7619642.stm

British Muslims are guilty of a "victim mentality" and should take greater responsibility for their lives, a Muslim Labour MP has argued.

Sadiq Khan also said more British Muslims must tackle sexism, learn English and condemn forced marriages.

The representative for Tooting, south London, made his comments in a report for the Fabian Society think tank...

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Aga Khan Pours Wealth into Islamic Sites in Syria

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=27910

The majestic citadel atop Syria's ancient city of Aleppo, the Masyaf fortress of the sinister order of the Assassins and the castle of Saladdin have all been given a new lease on life as part of a project by the Aga Khan to promote Islamic sites.

"We don't do enough to illustrate to the peoples of our world the greatness of...

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Muslim Students Say YES to the U.S.

September 16, 2008

Author: Matthew Rusling

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0916/p17s01-lign.html

When Junaid Bin Masood, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student studying in southern California, was asked whether he had a gun in his backpack, he was speechless. He had never been out of Pakistan before, so this question from a schoolmate was jolting. But he kept his cool and explained that most Pakistanis are not jihadists.
...

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Muslims Criticize Film Advertisement in U.S. Newspapers

September 16, 2008

Author: David Harris

Source: Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2008/09/muslims-criticize-film-adverti.php

A movie being distributed as an advertising insert in more than 70 newspapers nationwide is drawing protests from Muslim groups who call it an attempt to stir up hate.

The movie, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War on the West," argues that radical Islam is the greatest threat to American society and...

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Muslims Face Firing Over Macy’s ‘English Only’ Policy

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: A CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25474&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on a Macy's department store in that state to clarify a new "English only" policy under which Muslim workers were allegedly threatened with termination if they spoke “even one word”...

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Muslims Turn to Bus Ads in Seattle to Create Awareness About Islam

September 15, 2008

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008180020_islam15m0.html

Running on the sides of several Metro buses, they merely say: "Q: Islam. A: You deserve to know," with a phone number and Web site.

For Bilal Aijazi, a Bellevue software developer, the ads are meant to stir conversation and steer people toward information on Islam.

As a Muslim, Aijazi...

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Making Peace, and Prayers: Mosque Opens its Doors as Controversy Fades

September 15, 2008

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/09/15/making_peace_and_prayers/

Sixteen years after 2 acres near Roxbury Crossing were designated for use as a mosque, the area's growing Muslim community has quietly begun using the building for regular worship.

Every night since the start of Ramadan this month, hundreds of Muslims have been...

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New Muslim, Hindu Advisers Seek to Mentor

September 15, 2008

Author: Janet Tambasco

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/09/15/21356/

Following announcements made last year and over the summer, three religious leaders on campus — Coordinator for Muslim Life Sohaib Sultan, Coordinator for Hindu Life Vineet Chander and Chabad chaplain Eitan Webb — have begun their first weeks in their University-appointed positions.

Sultan’s appointment follows the...

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In Philippines, Abandoned Deal Reignites Rebel War

September 14, 2008

Author: Blaine Harden

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302274.html

After years of calm, the oldest insurgency in Asia has flared into a brutish war, with burned villages, slain families, artillery bombardments, vigilante death squads and hundreds of thousands of displaced people.

The match was lit last month when the Philippine government...

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Voter Registration Deadlines Near

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=695

With voter registration deadlines approaching, it is our civic duty as Muslim Americans to ensure that all eligible members of our families will be able to vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 4.

Registering is now easier than ever before. With the National Mail Voter Registration Form, the registration process has been made easy. Simply print...

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Boston University Hosts Interfaith Gathering Organized by American Islamic Congress

September 11, 2008

Author: Vittorio Hernandez

Source: All Headline News

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012258197

While the nation marked the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attack Thursday, the American Islamic Congress held an interfaith gathering at Boston University to find ways to dispel Islamic stereotypes reinforced by the Sept. 11 incident.

The gathering drew 75 Christians, Jews and Muslims to hold an interfaith iftar, which is the breaking of...

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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=694

On this seventh anniversary of 9/11, the Muslim Public Affairs Council pauses to solemnly remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the ghastly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Each year, Americans turn their eyes to Ground Zero, where our nation's leaders join the survivors and families of those killed in the...

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Muslims Taking Stock of their Faith Amid Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 11, 2008

Author: Antonio Olivo

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-911-muslim-11-sep11,0,291983.story

Like many of his faith, Yousif Marei has been feeling particularly emotional about being a Muslim these days.

For one thing, the holy month of Ramadan is in full swing. It's a time when Muslims worldwide take stock of their spiritual selves, fasting from sunrise to sunset as they...

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