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Most U.S. Muslims Hold Moderate Political Views, Survey Finds

May 23, 2007

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20070524084932leon.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

Muslims living in the United States tend to be happy with their lives and moderate in their political views, according to a new, independent survey.

American Muslims largely are assimilated into society, and income and education levels among Muslims mirror those of the general U.S. population, according to a nationwide poll...

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Women on Frontline of Religious Divide, says Amnesty

May 23, 2007

Source: Middle East /times

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070523-081419-7328r

LONDON -- Women have become key victims of growing religious intolerance fueled by a growing clash between the West and the Muslim world, human rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday.

"In an environment of fear and religious fundamentalism, governments have backtracked on their promise to promote gender equality," said Amnesty chief Irene Khan in...

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Most U.S. Muslims Reject Suicide Bombings

May 22, 2007

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Poll-Muslim-Americans.html

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida.

The survey by the Pew Research Center, one of the most exhaustive ever of the country's...

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A Market Edge for Muslims

May 21, 2007

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0521/p13s01-wmgn.htm

The strategy is almost heresy on Wall Street: Find a top-performing investment by seeking out a mutual fund with some of the industry's strictest ethical screening requirements.

Yet that approach, if adopted, would work in at least one case. The Amana Income Fund, which avoids not only alcohol, tobacco, and gambling stocks...

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3 Coweta Schools Hold Baccalaureate Services

May 21, 2007

Author: W. WINSTON SKINNER

Source: The Times-Herald

http://content.times-herald.com/288942387032266.bsp

With robes, tassels, Bible passages, music and words of challenge and inspiration, Coweta County seniors moved into the last week of their final year of public school education with baccalaureate services on Sunday.

Northgate High students heard a baccalaureate message from John Orr, high school pastor at Crossroads Church. Crossroads...

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Governor of Virginia Gives Keynote Speech at MAS Freedom Foundation Standing for Justice Award Dinner

May 21, 2007

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=4108

WASHINGTON, DC - May 21, 2007 (MASNET) Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia gave the keynote address for the 5th Annual Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation 'Standing for Justice Dinner'.

The governor, joined by members of his cabinet, spoke individually with Muslim community leaders during a special leadership reception. The reception was followed by the Freedom Foundation...

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Open House at Mosque of Suspects Proves Tense

May 19, 2007

Author: Kareem Fahim

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/19/nyregion/19meeting.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

PALMYRA, N.J., May 18 — The man sat in the back row of the mosque, his arms folded, unsure whether his hard opinions would change.

“I’m concerned about the Muslims,” the man, Richard Smekal, 68, said just before an open house at the mosque, the Islamic Center of South...

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"Muslim History in U.S. Full of Surprises," a Commentary by Gregory Kane

May 19, 2007

Author: Gregory Kane

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.kane19may19001518,0,3712448.column

Where was one of the first mosques in the United States located?

You might think somewhere in Michigan, with its large Arab-American population. Or maybe cosmopolitan places like New York City or Chicago. You'd be wrong in all three cases. But in searching for the answer, you'd get...

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Eid Works to Build Muslim Trust

May 19, 2007

Author: Hector Gutierrez

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5545248,00.html

Colorado U.S. Attorney Troy Eid stood before about 70 Muslim men and women Friday night and spoke of his pride in being part Egyptian from his father's side.

Eid said he grew up facing prejudices because of his dark complexion and told the story of how angry he became when his...

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