Islam

Hawthorne Mosque Opens its Doors to Understanding

August 18, 2007

Author: Sandy Mazza

Source: DailyBreeze.com

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9234236.html

Hundreds of men and women left their shoes at the door and bowed for the weekly Friday afternoon prayer at the Islamic Center of Hawthorne.

The service was a typical one - adults and children were consumed in prayer for about an hour. Some teens hung around outside the mosque, discussing basketball and the popular reality TV show, "American...

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Area Black Muslims Fight Common False Impressions

August 16, 2007

Author: Christine Morente

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_6637618

MENLO PARK — Your Black Muslim Bakery was once an establishment that symbolized self-reliance and black empowerment in Oakland.

Now, it's a skeleton of what it once was and has lost its level of contribution in society many years ago, said Imam Ben Ahmad of Menlo Park.

"Something obviously happened," said Ahmad, who once bought a bean pie at the...

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Ellison Gets an Apology From Critical Colleague

August 16, 2007

Author: ERIKA BOLSTAD

Source: TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/ci_6643124?nclick_check=1

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Sali has apologized to the nation's first Muslim congressman, whose election Sali deemed in an interview as "not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers."

The Idaho Republican has exchanged conciliatory e-mails with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat who became the first Muslim in Congress...

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U.S. Goes Online to Reach Muslim Youth

August 16, 2007

Author: JOHN THORNE

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3489657

The U.S. State Department chose a novel way to publicize baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr.'s appointment this week as its special sports envoy. It went on YouTube.

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes, who appears in the video, said Thursday it was part of her campaign...

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Boortz said Muslims are "Sort of Like Cockroaches," Continued to Attack "Media Myrmidons"

August 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media Matters

http://mediamatters.org/items/200708150002?f=h_latest

On the August 14 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, while discussing the alleged "Islamization of Western Europe," Neal Boortz claimed that because "Muslims don't eat during the day during Ramadan" and "fast during the day and eat at night," they are "sort of like cockroaches." Boortz was discussing reports that a group of government-run...

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Safety Still a Struggle for Faithful

August 15, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_6628066?nclick_check=1

An arson fire that gutted an Antioch mosque Sunday has turned a spotlight on the conundrum for religious institutions on the political fault line: how to repel intruders while welcoming worshippers. "That is what I'm having so much trouble explaining to my son right now," said Abdul Rahman, chairman of Islamic Center of the East Bay,...

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Symposium Focuses on Muslim Women

August 15, 2007

Author: John Colson

Source: Aspen Times Weekly

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20070815/NEWS/108150041/-1/rss02

ASPEN — Of all the differences between the Muslim world and the West, perhaps none is more potentially explosive than the roles of women, whether in domestic relationships or in their potential as leaders in Islamic and world affairs.

And that, in part, is to be a topic of discussion in the upcoming...

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Council Approves Plan for Mosque in South St. Louis County

August 15, 2007

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/4BA880A4F21816C68625733800118BAC?OpenDocument

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday unanimously reversed a previous vote and decided to let a group of Bosnian Muslims build a new mosque in south St. Louis County.

Before casting his vote,...

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"Faith Gives Iraqis Solace, Not Just a Reason to Fight," a Commentary by Sam Dagher

August 15, 2007

Author: Sam Dagher and Awadh al-Taiee

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0815/p01s02-woiq.html

BAGHDAD - Nashaa Jouie Salman lies on a small bed with her arm and waist bandaged – the result of a recent mortar explosion. Her two grim-faced daughters, in black abayas, hover around the bed; the faces of her late husband and son, victims of Saddam Hussein's regime, stare from portraits above.

"We console...

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Former Guard Accused Of Hiding Muslim Ties

August 14, 2007

Author: Dan Morse

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/13/AR2007081300983.html

On April 19, 2005, Darrick Jackson completed an application to work as a private security guard at an entrance gate to Andrews Air Force Base.

"Have you ever used or been known by another name?" he was asked in the second of 20 queries.

"No," Jackson answered.
...

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Judge in Trial of Muslim Charity Leaders Bars Some Evidence

August 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/14/america/NA-GEN-US-Muslim-Charity-Trial.php

DALLAS: Lawyers for Muslim charity leaders accused of aiding Middle East terrorists scored a rare win in court Tuesday when a federal judge blocked some evidence seized by Israeli soldiers during raids of Palestinian organizations.

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Muslim Monthly Al-Ittihaad Spreads Through Texas

August 14, 2007

Author: Christina Nguyen

Source: New America Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=6a5fc1d49919364d0bb11f30afcaf2ff

Editor's Note: After Sept. 11, 2001, Sarwat Husain began advocating for Muslims from her home in San Antonio. She and her husband started Al-Ittihaad, a free monthly English-language newspaper for Muslim youth and American Muslims.

For 11 years, Sarwat Husain...

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