Islam

Islam in America: A Special Report

July 30, 2007

Author: Lisa Miller

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19876834/site/newsweek/

July 30, 2007 issue - Fareed Siddiq is a successful businessman and a father of two. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio—a 19th-century mill town built on a river and known for its scenic waterfalls and dams—in a five-bedroom house he recently paid for, in cash, with his savings. Prominent in local civic and religious organizations, including the Red Cross...

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Progressive Filipino Muslim Woman Leader Tours NZ

July 30, 2007

Source: Press Release: Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa / Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00358.htm

Amirah Ali Lidasan is the National Vice-Chairperson of the Suara Bangsamoro Party List Organisation, which aims to get representation in Congress for the Philippines’ several million Muslims (known as Moros and heavily concentrated in the southernmost islands). Amirah is a young progressive Muslim woman, with a history of senior...

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Jefferson Award Presented to Samina Faheem Sundas

July 29, 2007

Author: Shelah Moody

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/29/LVSHR8GE52.DTL

Samina Faheem Sundas, a community activist and a Sunni Muslim from Pakistan, had been living comfortably in the Bay Area with her family since 1983. But her life, like so many others, changed forever after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I was in Costco when I first learned about...

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Muslim Leader Touts Education, Discourages Violence

July 29, 2007

Author: Tom Greenwood

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/METRO/707290351/1041/LIFESTYLE04

DETROIT -- It isn't often that you see a speaker receive a standing ovation before he addresses an audience, but that's what happened to Imam W. Deen Mohammad in the auditorium of Wayne Community College Saturday afternoon.

Imam Mohammed, the son of Elijah Muhammad...

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Ellison is Part of Iraq Trip Arranged by Defense Chief

July 29, 2007

Author: Jake Sherman

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/1331665.html

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, a rising figure in U.S. public diplomacy in the Mideast, made his first trip to Iraq over the weekend at the behest of Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Ellison, a first-term Minneapolis Democrat and a longtime critic of the war, is part of an all-freshman bipartisan congressional delegation traveling to the region at...

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Events to Thank Attack Response

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6920752.stm

First Minister Alex Salmond is to meet the Muslim community as part of his campaign to celebrate diversity in the wake of the Glasgow airport attack.

The meeting, at Bute House on Tuesday, is part of the Scottish Executive's One Scotland campaign.

Mr Salmond has said no-one should hold the Muslim community responsible for the actions of individuals...

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Thai Security Forces Accused of Beating Suspected Muslim Insurgent to Death

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/28/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

BANGKOK, Thailand: Security forces beat to death a Muslim man suspected in the execution-style slaughter of eight Buddhists in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, a human rights group claimed Saturday.

The prime...

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Prayer OK at Lunch, Not Classes at Carver

July 27, 2007

Author: Helen Gao

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/education/20070727-9999-1m27carver.html

A San Diego school that drew international attention for setting aside time for Muslim students to pray in the classroom will no longer do so.

Instead, Carver Elementary's schedule will be reconfigured so students can say their required midday prayers during lunch. Courts have long upheld...

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Muslim American Soldier Mourned

July 27, 2007

Author: Abdul Aziz Khan

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-27-voa39.cfm

Major James Michael Ahearn had a near perfect life. The 43-year-old career army officer was newly married and recently became a father for the first time. On July 5th, during a routine patrol in Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded, killing Major Ahearn and his driver. For Urdu TV's Abdul Aziz Khan, VOA's Jim Bertel has more on this fallen American...

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In Europe, Skylines Reflect the Rise of Islam

July 26, 2007

Author: Isabelle de Pommereau

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0726/p01s08-woeu.html

Wiesbaden, Germany - In the Rhine Valley city of Mannheim, the glittering minaret of Germany's biggest mosque overshadows what was once the region's most vibrant church, testifying to Muslims' new confidence as Christian churches are closing down.

Years ago, 180 sisters of the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Divine...

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Jail Guard Could Face Charges For Aiding Muslims in Lawsuit

July 26, 2007

Author: JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

Source: New York Sun

http://www.nysun.com/article/59244

The federal government is threatening an official at a Brooklyn jail with imprisonment if he gives legal assistance to several Muslim men who are suing over their detention following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The guard who received the unusual warning, Steven Barrere, is currently a defendant in a prison abuse suit brought by six Muslim men and a Hindu once held at the...

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