Islam

Paralyzed Deportee Shuffled Between Sikh Temples

December 19, 2007

Author: Kim Bolan

Source: Edmonton Journal/CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=e21f7883-61c3-4b70-8c6f-7ce67477e010

Just last week, supporters of a paralyzed refugee claimant vowed to care for him forever, as they prevented his deportation at Vancouver International Airport.

But on the weekend, Laibar Singh was moved for a third time in six days after those...

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Muslims Fight Hunger Dec. 20

December 19, 2007

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071210/FRONT01/71210031

Bridgewater-based Muslims Against Hunger has organized Muslims Serve Day 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Morristown Interfaith Community Soup Kitchen, 36 South St., Morristown.

The event is timed to Eid-ul-Adha, a festival that celebrates the Muslim belief of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismael, for Allah.

"It is an Islamic...

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Calgary Imam Says Islam, Family Violence Don't Mix; Goes on Hunger Strike

December 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Candaian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hHVfIlRrXn9ncgH0mnIQUq0BNSkQ

An imam from Alberta was planning to go on a weekend hunger strike to bring attention to domestic violence and how it is completely against the teachings of Islam.

Any violence involving families is "absolutely un-Islamic," Syed Soharwardy of the Calgary Islamic Centre said Friday.

"We...

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Last Teen Sentenced in Naperville Mosque Break-In

December 18, 2007

Author: Christy Gutowski

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=97450

The final of four teens was sentenced Monday for burglarizing the Islamic Center of Naperville.

Mark Domingo was sentenced to serve 21 days in DuPage County jail and three years' probation, similar to his three co-defendants, for felony burglary.

The 19-year-old Naperville man also agreed to pay $2,000 in restitution.

Russia Helps Its Muslims Take the Journey to Mecca

December 16, 2007

Author: MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/world/europe/16hajj.html

Gulsine K. Fatakhudinova, a 56-year-old Tatar Muslim, came lugging suitcases to pray at the lime-green mosque in central Moscow — one of dozens of people who arrived one recent day bundled in the weighty coats, fur hats and other winter garb they would soon cast off, at least temporarily.

Barred by the Soviets for...

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Israel Lets Gazans Leave for Hajj

December 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7146932.stm

Almost 500 Palestinians have been allowed to leave the Gaza Strip to make the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Israel has confirmed.

The Palestinians left Gaza on Sunday by the Erez checkpoint, controlled by Israel and usually closed to civilians.

The 491 pilgrims were taken by bus to the West Bank, before...

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Philippines Muslim Factions Agree to Unity Talks: Government

December 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g2Oi-Ob0CLt8m7615e0Hwgl7O5pw

Rival Muslim factions in the Philippines have agreed to open unity talks on the urging of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's eldest son, the government said Saturday.

Manila's peace negotiator said Saif Al-Islam Al-Kadhafi raised the need for unity between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the breakaway separatist Moro...

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Mass Lamb Slaughter is Halted

December 15, 2007

Author: Mandy Locke

Source: News-Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/831567.html

SMITHFIELD - At the state's urging, a Johnston County judge on Friday told a farmer he couldn't open his farm next week to Muslim families planning to slaughter lambs as part of an annual religious celebration.

The order means that about 250 Muslim families in Wake County will have to make other arrangements for slaughtering lambs they bought in...

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Two U.S. Muslims Plead Guilty to Plot Targeting L.A. Synagogues

December 15, 2007

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/934714.html

SANTA ANA, California (AP) - Two men accused of plotting behind prison walls to launch Jihad-style attacks on military sites, synagogues and other targets in 2005 pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to levy war against the United States.

Kevin James, 31, and Levar Haley Washington, 28, entered their pleas in separate appearances before U.S. District Court...

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National Media Bring Focus to Toledo Area's Muslims

December 14, 2007

Author: DAVID YONKE

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071214/NEWS10/712140329/0/NEWS32

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, with its twin minarets and golden geodesic dome, towers over the landscape in the southern outskirts of Toledo.

Unlike the striking architecture of the mosque, however, the nearly 6,000 Muslims living in greater Toledo do not stand apart from...

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