Islam

Muslim Pupil Loses Veil Challenge

February 21, 2007

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2018006,00.html

A 12-year-old Muslim girl today lost her high court challenge to her school's ban on wearing the niqab full-face veil.

Lawyers for the girl and her father had argued that the ban was "irrational" and a breach of her human rights, but Mr Justice Silber rejected their plea for a judicial review.

The girl's lawyers said after the judgment that she and her...

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University Opens High-Tech Mosque

February 21, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/norfolk/6382955.stm

A new mosque to accommodate 250 people plus a separate area for women has opened on a university campus.

President of the Islamic Society at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, Kaleen Ullah, welcomed the opening.

He said the university's mosque had everything Muslims might need. "The sound system reaches every part of the building with a pure sound," he said....

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Islam Gaining Ground in Eastern Connecticut

February 20, 2007

Author: JULIE A. VARUGHESE

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070220/NEWS01/702200302

NORWICH -- Sami Ahmed, who left Pakistan for the United States in 1983, began a Friday night Muslim prayer meeting at his house in Greeneville five years ago. At the time, three or four people attended the meetings. Now, between 30 and 40 Muslims meet weekly at his house.

"It...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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First Muslim Cemetery Opens in Alaska

February 20, 2007

Author: JULIA O'MALLEY

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/8656236p-8548061c.html

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 1998 newspaper story about two Muslim children mistakenly buried on top of each other in Palmer left Ake Dobrova weak with outrage.

One of the children had to be exhumed and reburied, a violation of Muslim beliefs. The cemetery mix-up caused anguish all around.

"I...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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