Islam

Joyous Supporters Greet Imam

September 4, 2008

Author: Elizabeth Llorente

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/Imam_to_learn_his_fate.html

A prominent Muslim cleric, celebrated for his moderation by supporters but accused of ties to a terrorist group by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, today won his bid to call the United States his permanent home.

In his 69-page decision, Immigration Judge Alberto Riefkohl said Homeland Security officials had presented a...

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New Islamic Center Coming to Charlottesville

September 3, 2008

Author: Stephanie Satchell

Source: Charlottesville News

http://www.charlottesvillenewsplex.tv/news/headlines/27832899.html

After spending more than 15 years worshiping in an old building people were out growing the congregation of the Islamic Society of Central Virginia broke ground for a new community center Wednesday afternoon.

“Whenever we have Friday prayers everybody is always squished we often have to kind of come...

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Religious Diversity Celebrated at Interfaith Event

September 3, 2008

Author: Trish Hollenbeck

Source: Northwest Arkansas Times

http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/68743/

A Muslim from Palestine, Fadil Bayyari, is helping to build the Jewish Temple Shalom in Fayetteville. It is being designed by a Christian.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart gave this as an example of tolerance and diversity as he spoke during the Institute of Interfaith Dialog's fourth annual Interfaith Banquet Tuesday night at the Fayetteville...

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Taleban Suspects Held in Dog Pen

September 2, 2008

Author: Nick Bryant

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7593434.stm

The Australian Defence Force has confirmed that its troops held four suspected Taleban militants in an empty dog pen for 24 hours.

The men were arrested in a raid by Australian special forces in Afghanistan in late April.

The arrests came two days after the death of an Australian commando at the hands of the Taleban.

In Islamic...

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U.S. Muslims Celebrate Holy Month With Charity Projects

September 2, 2008

Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-09-02-ramadan-service_N.htm

Muslims across the country are marking Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic year, with charity and outreach programs.

The Council for American-Islamic Relations, the Washington-based advocacy and civil rights group, is urging Muslims to invite their non-Muslim neighbors to join them at an iftar—...

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U.S. Fights Islamic Anti-Defamation Push

September 2, 2008

Author: Betsy Pisik

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/sep/02/us-fights-islamic-anti-defamation-push/

The Bush administration, European governments and religious rights organizations are mounting a new effort to defeat a General Assembly resolution that demands respect for Islam and other religions but has been used to justify persecution of religious minorities.

The resolution,...

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Some Charges Tossed in Case Against Muslim Charity

September 2, 2008

Author: Jeff Carlton

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080902/ap_on_re_us/muslim_charity_trial_1

Prosecutors have dropped most charges against two men accused of helping a Muslim charity finance terrorism, an apparent sign that the government will focus its case on two other men who were leaders of the group.

Leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, based in Richardson, Texas...

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Muslim Anger Over Kashmir Deal

September 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7591174.stm

The Indian authorities are maintaining a curfew in the mainly Muslim Kashmir valley after a controversial land decision over a Hindu pilgrimage.

Some 100 acres of land are to be set aside for use by a Hindu trust during an annual Hindu pilgrimage.

Muslims have expressed anger over the move, with some defying the curfew after Sunday's decision...

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New Mosque in an Old Theater on Buffalo's West Side Reflects the Growing Presence of Islam

September 1, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/428054.html?imw=Y

From the outside, the old theater building on Connecticut Street looks like a gutted shell, held together by sturdy steel beams and strong brick walls.

But inside, especially on Friday afternoons, the building is a beehive of activity.

Muslim men begin streaming in at about 1:30 p.m., using a...

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Muslims Aim for Political Capital

September 1, 2008

Author: Robert King

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080901/LOCAL/809010344

U.S. Rep. Andre Carson showed up Saturday night at a home in this affluent Columbus, Ohio, suburb as a candidate among strangers. He left with some of the best friends a freshman congressman could have. About 40 Muslims from Ohio and across the country came to talk with Carson, D-Indianapolis, over tacos...

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Rancho Cucamonga's Muslims Get New Mosque in Time for Ramadan

September 1, 2008

Author: Jia-Rui Chong

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-ramadan1-2008sep01,0,5553471.story

From speakers mounted inside and outside the modest stucco house in Rancho Cucamonga, the intoning sound of the call to Friday prayer floated in the muggy summer air.

Around 1 p.m., dozens of women in head scarves and flowing salwar kameezes streamed into the three women's prayer...

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Religious Groups Mobilize in Presidential Race: The Religious Minority Vote

September 1, 2008

Author: Amanda Wowk

Source: Chicago Flame Online

http://media.www.chicagoflame.com/media/storage/paper519/news/2008/09/01/Features/The-Religious.Minority.Vote-3410367.shtml

In previous elections, ethnic groups have been viewed as key elements of a candidate's campaign. In 2004, Latinos were seen as an important demographic to reach. The debate surrounding immigration reform made...

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Mosque Plans in Doubt After Fire

September 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lincolnshire/7591704.stm

Police say "nothing has been ruled out" as the cause of a fire which destroyed a former church earmarked for conversion into a mosque in Lincoln.

Muslim leaders in Lincoln said the community was upset by the fire at St Matthew's Church on Boultham Park Road.

Police and fire experts have completed the first...

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Nigerians Open Mosque in Time for Ramadan

August 31, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080831/METRO/808310317/1041/LIFESTYLE04

Across from the burned-out house on Marlborough Street, behind a tall cyclone fence with a lock and chain on the gate, sits a single-family home -- clean, well-kept and full of praying Muslims.

"At first, we organized amongst ourselves and worshipped in different...

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