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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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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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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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More Hispanic Americans are Converting to Islam

February 9, 2007

Author: Steve Mort

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-02-09-voa33.cfm

The number of Hispanic Americans converting to Islam is growing rapidly -- particularly in New York, California, Texas and Florida, which have the greatest concentration of Hispanic residents. Muslim leaders say interest in Islam has increased in the past few years, and they also note that Muslims and Hispanics, many of whom are immigrants, share a number of...

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More Hispanic Americans are Converting to Islam

February 9, 2007

Author: Steve Mort

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-02-09-voa33.cfm

The number of Hispanic Americans converting to Islam is growing rapidly -- particularly in New York, California, Texas and Florida, which have the greatest concentration of Hispanic residents. Muslim leaders say interest in Islam has increased in the past few years, and they also note that Muslims and Hispanics, many of whom are immigrants, share a number of...

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"Olive Tree Seeks to Inform Public of Muslims, Islam," a Commentary by Dr. Awadh Binhazim

February 9, 2007

Author: Dr. Awadh Binhazim

Source: Tenessean

http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070203/NEWS06/702030329/1023/NEWS

Olive Tree Education is a non-profit group that has been formed in Nashville to address the issue of Islamic education and outreach.

The importance of education of society has become a vital part of our lives as, indeed, education removes one from a state for being unaware and...

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More Hispanic Americans are Converting to Islam

February 9, 2007

Author: Steve Mort

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-02-09-voa33.cfm

The number of Hispanic Americans converting to Islam is growing rapidly -- particularly in New York, California, Texas and Florida, which have the greatest concentration of Hispanic residents. Muslim leaders say interest in Islam has increased in the past few years, and they also note that Muslims and Hispanics, many of whom are immigrants, share a number of...

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Growth Push for Muslims in India

February 8, 2007

Author: Sunil Raman

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6341125.stm

The Indian government has identified 700 towns with substantial Muslim populations to launch focused programmes to improve their lot.

A recent government report shows that Muslims in India are even more disadvantaged than low-caste Hindus.

It says a high rate of unemployment and lack of education has led to a decline in their socio-economic...

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