Islam

Karzai Seeks Aid for Islamic Schools

February 12, 2008

Author: AMIR SHAH

Source: The State

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thestate.com/372/story/314894.html

Afghanistan needs more international help to build Islamic schools so fewer students will attend more radical ones outside the country, President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday.

Karzai said parents would not know what their children study in Islamic schools or madrassas outside the country - an apparent reference to...

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Mosque Leader Thankful for Quick Arrests in Arson

February 12, 2008

Author: BOB SMIETANA

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080212/NEWS06/802120364/1006/NEWS01

Daoud Abudiab walked through the ashes of the Islamic Center of Columbia on Monday and gave thanks that the three men blamed for destroying the mosque were behind bars.

"They have proven that they are a danger to our community," he said. "They do not need to be roaming...

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Church Offers Support To Mosque Members

February 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WKRN Nashville

http://wkrn.com/nashville/news/church-offers-support-to-mosque-members/136117.htm

The First Presbyterian Church in Columbia is opening its doors to members of the Islamic Center of Columbia after a fire over the weekend destroyed their place of worship.

When news of the fire spread, church members at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia pitched into to help....

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'Remove Religious Restriction'

February 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Remove_religious_restriction/rssarticleshow/2772049.cms

As long as religious restriction continues on Article 341 of the Constitution of India, the dalit Christians and dalit Muslims will remain marginalised from the national mainstream. They have to bear the brunt of fascist forces sometimes in Gujarat and sometimes in...

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Islamist Target Hirsi Ali Seeks French Protection

February 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iNOYHO_OlQv9TQDsrQ9tB5YeJo7g

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born former Dutch deputy threatened with death for her outspoken criticism of Islam, sought European protection and possible French citizenship at the start of a visit to Paris on Sunday.

French star philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy has spearheaded a campaign for Hirsi Ali to receive honorary French...

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Birth Defects Warning Sparks Row

February 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7237663.stm

A minister who warned about birth defects among children of first cousin marriages in Britain's Asian community has sparked anger among critics.

Phil Woolas said health workers were aware such marriages were creating increased risk of genetic problems.

The claims infuriated the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) which called on the prime minister...

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America's Muslim Population is Gaining a Hispanic Accent

February 9, 2008

Author: SHERRI DAY

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/09/Hillsborough/America_s_Muslim_popu.shtml

Before the women can begin, they must pray.

Propped up by pillows, they sit in a circle on the floor, cup their hands upward and close their eyes.

"Give us clarity, Allah," a woman intones. "Give us truth and honesty. And, help us to succeed in our humble mission."

The women...

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Muslim Legislator Feels Religion Now Less a Political Factor

February 9, 2008

Source: Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080209/APN/802090674

The only Muslim in the Alabama Legislature said he hopes he is an example of how religion is becoming less a factor as people judge political candidates and that some of the paranoia caused by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is evaporating.

State Rep. Yusuf Salaam, D-Selma, said he believes he has helped make the religion...

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Forum to Explore what Catholics, Muslims Share

February 9, 2008

Author: Khalid Moss

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/l/content/oh/story/living/religion-faith/2008/02/08/ddn020908lifefaith.html

Bringing people of different faiths together will be the theme of a Feb. 20 program hosted by Dayton's Sisters of the Precious Blood.

The featured speak for "Catholics and Muslims: More in Common Than You Think" will be Pat Morrison, a...

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Interfaith Movement In America Digs Deeper

February 9, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803233.html?hpid=sec-religion

For more than a decade, interfaith efforts have been on the rise in the United States, fueled by the growth of newer religious minority groups and by post-Sept. 11 interest in Islam. But participants and experts say a new credo is changing the...

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Williams Under Fire in Sharia Row

February 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7233335.stm

The Archbishop of Canterbury has attracted widespread criticism after appearing to back the adoption of some aspects of Sharia law in the UK.

Dr Rowan Williams said the UK had to "face up to the fact" some citizens did not relate to the UK legal system.

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham said such moves would create "social chaos."...

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Potential Hire Says 'No;' Cites Bigotry

February 8, 2008

Author: Mark Page

Source: Montana Kaimin

http://www.montanakaimin.com/index.php/news/news_article/potential_hire_says_no_cites_bigotry/2253

Maha Nassar was offered a job as the new Middle Eastern history professor but, to the disappointment of history department chairman Richard Drake, she turned the job down in mid-January, citing prejudice against her Muslim faith in the Missoula community as her reason...

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