Islam

British Civics Class Asks, What Would Muhammad Do?

August 21, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/21/world/europe/21britain.html?ref=europe

BRADFORD, England — At the Jamia Mosque on Victor Street in this racially and religiously tense town, Idris Watts, a teacher and convert to Islam, tackled a seemingly mundane subject with a dozen teenage boys: why it is better to have a job than to be unemployed.

“The prophet said you...

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'Muslim Live 8' Show for Darfur

August 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6955341.stm

A Live 8-style concert to help tackle the humanitarian crisis in Darfur will be put on by British Muslims.

Organisers said that they hoped the event at Wembley Arena in London on 21 October would be a sell-out.

They added that it was "shameful" that Muslims were not as concerned about the conflict in Sudan as they were by bloodshed elsewhere, such as Iraq....

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Muslim School Targeted by Vandals

August 20, 2007

Author: Craig MacBride

Source: Mississauga News

http://www.mississauga.com/article/6061

For the second time in the past month, ISNA High School in Mississauga has been targeted by vandals. Last night's attack on the Muslim secondary school, which came at 9:55 p.m. with about 100 people inside the building's mosque for last prayer of the day, shattered a window. Students are set to return to the South Sheridan Way school in two weeks. According to reports, two...

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Retraining Terrorists: A Bold New Program in Iraq Uses Islam to Teach Insurgents the Error of Their Murderous Ways

August 20, 2007

Author: Babak Dehghanpisheh

Source: Newsweek International

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20226573/site/newsweek/

Wiry and lean, Abdullah looks on with a glassy stare as the instructor explains the subject for the day: revenge. The case study is the first gulf war, and the instructor lists religious and moral reasons why it was wrong for Iraqi soldiers to loot and kill in Kuwait. Abdullah, 17, and the nine other teenagers sitting with him on wooden...

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Two Charged in Defacing Mosque

August 20, 2007

Author: Karoun Demirjian

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-web_mosqueaug21,0,7915051.story

Chicago police have charged two teens in vandalism at a North Side mosque early Monday.

Idris Thomas, 17, of the 6200 block of North Talman Avenue, and a 16-year-old from the south suburbs were charged with burglary and defacing property at the Jame Masjid mosque in the 6300 block of North...

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Six-Year-Old Muslim Boy Denied Entry To U.S.

August 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20360561/from/ET/

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - A 6-year-old Muslim boy is at the center of an international immigration fight. Moroccan-born Mustapha Zindinne came to the United States in 2001 and became a U.S. citizen last year. His wife joined him in Woodbridge six months ago as a permanent resident. The couple expected their son would soon follow.

"I am trying to get better life for my wife...

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Sectarian Violence Breaks Out Between Hindus and Muslims

August 19, 2007

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=10346

Nepali Police regained control in Kapilvastu district, some 200 kilometres west of the capital of Kathmandu, after two days of sectarian violence between Muslims and Hindus. A ceasefire remains in place. But in nearby fields five headless and mutilated bodies were found yesterday; the likely victims Hindus. Residents who could fled to bordering districts despite the...

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Muslim Group Helps Needy Students

August 19, 2007

Author: PARADISE AFSHAR

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/494/story/206247.html

Altaf Ali had a vision that one day he would organize the Muslim community to join in an end-of-summer tradition: distributing school supplies to needy children.

''I was a student once and noticed a lot of students did not have supplies, and I said one day I'd have to have the Muslim community help out in this,'' said Ali. "It is our moral...

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