Islam

Thompson Pledges to Fight ‘Islamic Fascism’

October 11, 2007

Source: Arab News.com

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=102381&d=11&m=10&y=2007&pix=world.jpg&category=World

DEARBORN, Michigan, 11 October 2007 — Newcomer Fred Thompson muscled into his debut debate with Republican White House rivals Tuesday, avoiding gaffes, vowing to battle “Islamic fascism” and declaring the race “boring” without him.

Despite a nervy start and mocking...

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Muslim Soldier's Death 'Unlawful'

October 11, 2007

Author: Saff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7040219.stm

A verdict of unlawful killing has been recorded on the first British Muslim soldier to be killed during the conflict in Afghanistan.

L/Cpl Jabron Hashmi, 24, of Bordesley Green, Birmingham, died during a rocket attack on a building on 1 July 2006, an inquest at Oxford Coroners Court heard.

The same verdict was also recorded on his colleague, Cpl Peter...

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Al-Hamra Wins Accreditation, a First for N.E. Islamic School

October 10, 2007

Author: Elaine Thompson

Source: Worcester Telegram

http://www.telegram.com/article/20071010/NEWS/710100483/1007/

SHREWSBURY— Al-Hamra Academy on South Street has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is the first Islamic school in New England to have that distinction.

Sadia Khan, principal and a founder, said being accredited means a lot to students, staff and the Muslim community of more...

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Gunmen Attack Afghanistan Mosque

October 10, 2007

Author: Alastair Leithead

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7037310.stm

Two people have been killed and at least 10 injured in Afghanistan after gunmen opened fire in a mosque during prayers in a province bordering Kabul.

In a separate incident, also near the capital, a mullah was shot dead.

The mosque shooting took place in Wardak province which borders Kabul. A police chief said around 10 gunmen...

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FBI Investigating Bakersfield Mosque Attack as Hate Crime

October 10, 2007

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_7142190

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The FBI has joined local authorities in an investigation of a weekend attack on a mosque as a hate crime.

Deputies say the incident at the Islamic Center of San Joaquin Valley left windows broken, cars smashed and two worshippers with minor injuries.

Witnesses report that two intoxicated men entered the women's section of the mosque early Saturday morning and disrupted an...

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Empire State Building Tower Lit for Islamic Holy Days

October 10, 2007

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--empirestate-light1010oct10,0,3417226.story

NEW YORK - The Empire State Building will be illuminated green this weekend to mark the Islamic holy days of Eid-al-Fitr (EED-ALL-FEET-er).

The joyous "Festival of Fast-breaking" marks the end of Ramadan, a month of intense spiritual renewal.

This year is the first time the famous...

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Ellis Helps Sponsor Ramadan Forum, Feast

October 9, 2007

Author: Matt Barnwell

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/198/story/155848.html

Macon Mayor Jack Ellis has reserved the City Council chambers today to mark the end of Ramadan, an Islamic holiday that observes the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which God is said to have revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad.

Ramadan encourages abstinence from earthly pleasures and requires fasting during daylight hours. This year, the holiday...

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Ban Teachers from Religious Dress, Quebec Group Says

October 9, 2007

Author: Zosia Bielski

Source: The National Post

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e34f88e3-8254-46ed-908c-a1339f350c22

The group that 12 years ago fought vehemently for the rights of students who wore a hijab in Quebec's public schools is now trying to ban their teachers from wearing the Islamic headscarf and other "ostentatious" religious symbols while at work.

The Quebec Council...

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Bosniaks Coming Together Under One Roof

October 9, 2007

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003935087_bosniak09m.html

On Friday afternoons, the imam leads prayers for some 20 people in the family room of his Shoreline house. But it is in the cavernous hole in his backyard that he sees the future of his scattered community.

Here, Imam Abdulah Polovina and other Muslims from Bosnia plan to build a roughly 4,500-...

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Muslim Medical Students get Picky

October 7, 2007

Author: Daniel Foggo and Abul Taher

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2603966.ece

Some Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases because they claim it offends their religious beliefs.

Some trainee doctors say learning to treat the diseases conflicts with their faith, which states that Muslims...

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Scholars Dig into Muslim Culture

October 7, 2007

Author: ROSE COX

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/9362370p-9276024c.html

A new Alaska Pacific University project is giving Alaskans an opportunity to study and discuss Muslim culture.

"Engaging Muslims: Religion, Cultures, Politics" is the work of Regina Boisclair, Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at APU -- along with UAA, Wayland Baptist University, the Islamic Community Center of...

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