Islam

"True Muslims Must Never Deny the European Holocaust," a Commentary by Ibrahim Ramey

December 16, 2006

Author: Ibrahim Ramey

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/true_muslims_must_never_deny_the_european_holocaust/0012306

History will recall the tragedy of the genocide that slaughtered some six million European Jews between the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party in 1933 and the culmination of the Second World War in Europe in May, 1945....

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Among China's Muslims, a Long-Standing Tradition of Women Prayer Leaders

December 16, 2006

Source: Herald-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/17/asia/AS_FEA_REL_China_Muslim_Women_Imams.php

WUZHONG, China: At a tiny courtyard mosque tucked down a back alley in China's Muslim heartland, Wang Shouying leads other Muslim women in prayers and chants.

Every day, Wang dons a green velvet robe and white scarf and preaches to dozens of women at the Little White Mosque...

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US Islamic Body Slams Holocaust Event - After It Closes

December 16, 2006

Author: Randy Hall

Source: Crosswalk

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1457569.html?view=print

(CNSNews.com) - A leading U.S. Islamic group Wednesday condemned an Iranian-hosted conference questioning the Holocaust - the day after it ended.

Although the statement came two days after Iran opened the controversial event, the move by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) prompted a scholar on Islam and frequent CAIR critic to say he...

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Muslim-American Rappers Promote Tolerance in Middle East

December 15, 2006

Author: U.S. Department of State

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20061213153721tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

When Native Deen took hip-hop music to Jerusalem in fall 2006, the group of Muslim-American rappers was moved deeply by the holiness of the place and the energy of the hundreds of teens who attended their concerts. Yet nothing came close to the connection the performers felt to their...

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Shiite? Sunni? Some in US Learn Who's Who.

December 15, 2006

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1215/p02s01-ussc.html

Some in Congress may need a primer on Islamic extremists. Five years after 9/11, three members of the House Intelligence Committee in recent interviews couldn't answer basic questions about who's Sunni and who's Shiite in the Muslim world. But other American institutions are already boning up - especially when they have a stake in...

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Muslim Issues in Malaysia Raised at UMNO Assembly

December 14, 2006

Author: Abdar Rahman Koya

Source: Media Monitors Network

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/38734

Malaysia’s multi-religious population, of whom 40 per cent are non-Muslim, offers a fertile ground for western agencies and missionaries to shift their focus from Indonesia. The failure of the Christianisation/de-Islamisation campaign during the Suharto era, in which western church groups played a major role, clearly failed to convince...

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Muslims Live in Fear, Panelist Says

December 14, 2006

Author: Elaine Jarvik

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650215033,00.html

Noor Ul-Hasan has never been reluctant to speak up on behalf of Muslims living in Utah. But even Ul-Hasan admitted Wednesday night, she sometimes lives in fear.

It was just this week, in fact, that she balked when somebody asked her to put her phone number in a local newsletter. "I said, 'No,' because I don't want to be targeted,"...

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Iran Defends Holocaust Conference

December 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6167695.stm

Iran's foreign minister has rejected criticism of a two-day conference being held in Iran to examine whether the Holocaust actually happened.

Manouchehr Mottaki told participants the event did not seek to confirm or deny the Holocaust, but rather to allow people to "express their views freely".

Israel's prime minister has condemned the gathering as "a sick phenomenon".

President...

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"Against Coercion," a Commentary by Martin E. Marty

December 11, 2006

Author: Martin Marty

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/1211.shtml

Two events this season led me to go back to the Sightings archive, to a column dated October 29, 2001 ("Listening to Lactantius"). Giving evidence of our passion always to be current, we cited Lactantius from the years 302 and 303, because what he wrote then spoke so directly to current affairs. Incident one here is the flap over...

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Baker Rd. Residents take up Sides on Proposed Mosque

December 11, 2006

Author: Tara Stanley

Source: The Katy Times

http://www.katytimes.com/articles/2006/12/04/news/01news.txt

The Katy Islamic Association (KIA) has come under fire this week as local homeowners in its Baker Rd. neighborhood voice concern over a proposed mosque and community center.

Located in an affluent residential area, the KIA's 11-acre property located at 1800 Baker Rd. has become a hot-button issue for homeowners who live nearby....

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"The Elephant in the Room at the WISE Conference," a Commentary by Pamela K. Taylor

December 10, 2006

Author: Pamela K. Taylor

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_elephant_in_the_room_at_the_wise_conference/0012228

Attending the WISE conference organized by the ASMA society in late November was a tremendous experience. It was humbling to be sitting next to women from around the globe who had done so much, spoken out so fearlessly, and risked...

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Moving Beyond Tradition

December 10, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061210/LOCAL/612100485

Ingrid Mattson's recent election as president of the Islamic Society of North America gave the organization headquartered in Plainfield a national spotlight it's never known.

The white, Canadian-born woman who grew up Catholic before converting to Islam in 1987 has appeared on CNN and NPR, been written up in The New York Times and was...

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Pitched Battle for Young Muslim Minds

December 9, 2006

Author: Cameron Stewart

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20896885-5001561,00.html

EVEN before Muslim schoolboys desecrated a Bible with urine, spit and fire last week, a civil war was brewing inside the corridors of the East Preston Islamic College.

For months, a small group of teachers - Muslim and non-Muslim - were increasingly alarmed by what they saw as a radical stream of...

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