Islam

Mosques' Women Policy Criticised

February 13, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/6358761.stm

East Midlands MEP Robert Kilroy-Silk has urged the government to pass a new law to force mosques to open their doors to women. Mr Kilroy-Silk, who sits as an independent MEP, has written to ministers calling for urgent action.

He said not allowing women into mosques meant they were being regarded as "second-class citizens".

But a spokeswoman for a...

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"A Native American Muslim's Story," a Commentary by Lois Stands-Ali

February 12, 2007

Author: Lois Stands-Ali

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_native_american_muslims_story/0013127

All Praise is due to Allah, the Creator who guided me to ISLAM--the Way of Life--the Red Road--the Straight Path.

I began my journey on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, in one of the communities called Oglala. When I was born, my earth parents...

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Miffed Muslims Visit 'Code' Town

February 12, 2007

Source: Winnepeg Sun

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/12/pf-3596022.html

HEROUXVILLE, Que. -- Clad in traditional Islamic head scarves, a delegation of Muslim women paid a visit yesterday to the Quebec town that passed a controversial code aimed at potential immigrants.

Six women, accompanied by a handful of male and female Muslim students, appealed for changes to a so-called "code of life," which lays out societal norms for Herouxville, 165...

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"A Native American Muslim's Story," a Commentary by Lois Stands-Ali

February 12, 2007

Author: Lois Stands-Ali

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_native_american_muslims_story/0013127

All Praise is due to Allah, the Creator who guided me to ISLAM--the Way of Life--the Red Road--the Straight Path.

I began my journey on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, in one of the communities called Oglala. When I was born, my earth parents...

Read more about "A Native American Muslim's Story," a Commentary by Lois Stands-Ali

Miffed Muslims Visit 'Code' Town

February 12, 2007

Source: Winnepeg Sun

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/12/pf-3596022.html

HEROUXVILLE, Que. -- Clad in traditional Islamic head scarves, a delegation of Muslim women paid a visit yesterday to the Quebec town that passed a controversial code aimed at potential immigrants.

Six women, accompanied by a handful of male and female Muslim students, appealed for changes to a so-called "code of life," which lays out societal norms for Herouxville, 165...

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"A Native American Muslim's Story," a Commentary by Lois Stands-Ali

February 12, 2007

Author: Lois Stands-Ali

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_native_american_muslims_story/0013127

All Praise is due to Allah, the Creator who guided me to ISLAM--the Way of Life--the Red Road--the Straight Path.

I began my journey on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, in one of the communities called Oglala. When I was born, my earth parents...

Read more about "A Native American Muslim's Story," a Commentary by Lois Stands-Ali

Miffed Muslims Visit 'Code' Town

February 12, 2007

Source: Winnepeg Sun

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/12/pf-3596022.html

HEROUXVILLE, Que. -- Clad in traditional Islamic head scarves, a delegation of Muslim women paid a visit yesterday to the Quebec town that passed a controversial code aimed at potential immigrants.

Six women, accompanied by a handful of male and female Muslim students, appealed for changes to a so-called "code of life," which lays out societal norms for Herouxville, 165...

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Identity Search: to be Muslim in America

February 11, 2007

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_5203373

The food pantry occupies a storefront between a beauty salon and auto shop, a nondescript location off East Colfax Avenue that gives no indication the people volunteering inside symbolize a faith community in transition.

Shirley Anderson doesn't know who is helping her, doesn't notice the framed Arabic calligraphy or the headscarf worn by one woman. She...

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Local Media Cannot Keep Ignoring the Muslim Vote

February 11, 2007

Author: Syeda Abbas

Source: The Student Operated Press

http://www.thesop.org/index.php?id=4297

The word was out in mosques, community parties and Islamic schools, Ramadan feasts all over Pittsburgh: get the vote out. Why would a normally sleepy Muslim community thrust itself into the forefront of the most crucial election in recent history? Would it matter? Apparently it did.

The Muslim community of Pittsburgh, estimated at about 10,000, worships...

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Identity Search: to be Muslim in America

February 11, 2007

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_5203373

The food pantry occupies a storefront between a beauty salon and auto shop, a nondescript location off East Colfax Avenue that gives no indication the people volunteering inside symbolize a faith community in transition.

Shirley Anderson doesn't know who is helping her, doesn't notice the framed Arabic calligraphy or the headscarf worn by one woman. She...

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Muslims Face Hatred, Curiosity in U.S. Heartland

February 11, 2007

Author: Andrea Hopkins

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/02/11/muslims_face_hatred_curiosity_in_us_heartland/

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Tala Ali, 25, has seen the good and the bad of being a Muslim in heartland America. People have leaned out car windows to scream at her: "Terrorist go home." But strangers curious about her headscarf have also approached her...

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Identity Search: to be Muslim in America

February 11, 2007

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_5203373

The food pantry occupies a storefront between a beauty salon and auto shop, a nondescript location off East Colfax Avenue that gives no indication the people volunteering inside symbolize a faith community in transition.

Shirley Anderson doesn't know who is helping her, doesn't notice the framed Arabic calligraphy or the headscarf worn by one woman. She...

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Local Media Cannot Keep Ignoring the Muslim Vote

February 11, 2007

Author: Syeda Abbas

Source: The Student Operated Press

http://www.thesop.org/index.php?id=4297

The word was out in mosques, community parties and Islamic schools, Ramadan feasts all over Pittsburgh: get the vote out. Why would a normally sleepy Muslim community thrust itself into the forefront of the most crucial election in recent history? Would it matter? Apparently it did.

The Muslim community of Pittsburgh, estimated at about 10,000, worships...

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