Islam

Mosque Plan Forges Ahead

May 18, 2007

Author: Tony Burchyns

Source: Morgan Hill Times

http://morganhilltimes.com/news/contentview.asp?c=214626

Morgan Hill - Plans to build the region's first mosque on 15 acres in San Martin are weeks away from beginning their long march through the county planning process.

After handing in pre-application materials last summer to the Santa Clara County Department of Planning and Development, developers of the mosque - South Valley Islamic...

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"Islamism, Not Islam is the Problem," a Commentary by M. Zuhdi Jasser

May 18, 2007

Author: M. Zuhdi Jasser

Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/global.php?id=989002

Most of the attention, scholarship, and punditry in the United States given towards Islam and Muslims since 9-11 have focused upon problems with comparatively little attention toward solutions. Understandably motivated by a need to improve security and understand the enemy, American curiosity about Islam, Islamism, and...

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Greeley Mosque Damaged by Apparent Gunfire

May 18, 2007

Author: Vanessa Delgado

Source: The Tribune

http://www.greeleytrib.com/article/20070518/NEWS/105180139/0/FRONTPAGE

Abu Faraj of Greeley was concerned Thursday when he discovered that the mosque he oversees had been shot at three times sometime during the day.

Faraj, who said he is the head of the community at the Islamic Center of Greeley Mosque, 1600 8th Ave., said this is not the first time something like this has...

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Islamic Cultural Center Gets the Go-Ahead in Serra Mesa

May 18, 2007

Author: Chet Barfield

Source: The Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070518-9999-1m18afghan.html

SAN DIEGO – A local Afghan group won unanimous approval last night from a San Diego community advisory board to open an Islamic religious and cultural center in Serra Mesa.

More than 65 residents filled a library meeting room for the issue before the Serra Mesa Community Planning Group. Last June,...

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Islamic Community in Minnesota Faces Growing Pains

May 18, 2007

Author: FRED DE SAM LAZARO

Source: News Hour, PBS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/jan-june07/clash_05-18.html

Almost 50,000 of the growing immigrant population in Minneapolis and St. Paul are Somali Muslims, who have been arriving steadily since civil war wracked their home country in 1991. The NewsHour presents a report on the Muslim community's efforts at integration. FRED DE SAM LAZARO, NewsHour Correspondent:...

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Imams to Give Citizenship Lessons

May 17, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6665317.stm

Mosques are being urged to provide citizenship lessons for the thousands of youngsters they see daily.

About 100,000 UK youngsters attend Islamic religious schools attached to mosques - madrasas - every day.

A new curriculum aims to tackle extremism and counter messages about perceived clashes between Islam and British culture.

It was drawn up by a group of mosques in Bradford and...

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Dearborn Islamic Center Hit by Vandals -- Again

May 17, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa and Joe Menard

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070517/UPDATE/705170458/1006/METRO01

DEARBORN -- The words "Center of the party of satan" were painted in Arabic on the front wall and back door of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center on Warren on Wednesday in the fourth episode of vandalism in the mosque where mostly Shi'a Muslims from Iraq worship....

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Cultures Clash in US Mosques

May 17, 2007

Author: Tom Peter

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0517/p13s02-lire.html

New York - Like any good Muslim, Ali Karjoo-Ravary went to mosque on Friday seeking spiritual inspiration. What the 19-year-old Iranian-American found, however, was something completely different.

At the head of a mosque in upstate New York, a foreign imam was leading the Friday service. Sitting on the floor with the other congregants...

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Islamic Headscarf's Comeback Reveals Bosnian Divisions

May 17, 2007

Source: Turkish Press

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=176488

SARAJEVO - After being banned for decades by Yugoslav communist rulers, the Islamic headscarf is making a comeback to the streets of post-war Bosnia, exposing deep ethnic divisions.

Although still a minority in Bosnian society, women choosing to don the headscarf have become a common sight on the streets of the capital Sarajevo, unlike before the 1992-1995 war when it was a rarity.

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3 Firms Pull Ads on KOA Program

May 17, 2007

Author: Will Shanley

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_5913310

At least three metro-area businesses have asked radio station KOA-850 AM to pull their advertisements from the "Gunny Bob" Newman show following remarks about Muslims made last week by the conservative talk-show host.

The companies, Excel Roofing, Ralph Schomp Automotive and Three Tomatoes Catering, asked that the ads run in different time slots on KOA after being petitioned...

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