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Muslims Embrace their Freed Leader

November 30, 2006

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/11/30/muslims_embrace_their_freed_leader/

A crayon-drawn banner reading "Welcome Back Imam Masood" hangs above the entrance of the Islamic Academy of New England, a private elementary school in Sharon situated in the shadows of the adjacent Islamic Center of New England mosque. The banner represents the celebration that...

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More Muslims Gaining Political Ground

November 30, 2006

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112901576.html

Since Gaithersburg software engineer Saqib Ali was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates this month, he has been flooded with calls and e-mails from across the country asking: How'd you do it?

The calls come from American Muslims like Ali, who, longtime political...

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Pope Shifts Focus to Christian Rights

November 30, 2006

Author: Scott Rank and Stacy Meichtry

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/205/story_20503.html

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Pope Benedict XVI joined an Islamic cleric in prayers under the towering dome of Istanbul's most famous mosque Thursday in a powerful gesture seeking to transform his image among Muslims from adversary to peacemaker.

The pope's minute of prayer was carried out in...

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Service not Religion; to Minnesota Taxi Passengers

November 30, 2006

Author: Mike Ghouse

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/service_not_religion_to_minnesota_taxi_passengers/0012111

The passengers traveling to St.Paul/Minneapolis International airport are in for a rude awakening, when they haul for a cab.

On September 28th, John Reinan of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota’s Startribune reported...

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ISLAMIC FEMINISM: OXYMORON OR REALITY? BARCELONA CONFERENCE 2006.

November 30, 2006

Author: Naila Tiwana

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/11/islamic_feminis_1.php

In early November of 2006, the present day modern, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, with its parallel Andalusian character, exuding undeniable cross-culture vibrancy, buzzed with the intellectual powwow of “Islamic Feminism”.

The Congress of Islamic Feminism was founded as a movement by the...

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Marshals Decry Imams' Charges

November 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061129-121812-1240r.htm

Air marshals, pilots and security officials yesterday expressed concern that airline passengers and crews will be reluctant to report suspicious behavior aboard for fear of being called "racists," after several Muslim imams made that charge in a press conference Monday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Six imams, or Muslim holy men, accused a US...

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Mayfield Settles Case Against Feds for $2 Million

November 29, 2006

Author: Ryan Geddes

Source: Beaverton Valley Times

http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=116482687291016800

The Washington County lawyer wrongly arrested by the FBI in connection with the 2004 terrorist bombings of passenger trains in Madrid has settled his lawsuit against the federal government for $2 million.

Brandon Mayfield, a muslim who lives in Aloha and practices law in Beaverton, sued...

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Southeast Asian Muslim Leaders Plan Task Force to Promote Moderation

November 29, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=4786

MAKATI CITY, Philippines (UCAN) -- Government officials and leaders of Muslim groups at the second international conference of Southeast Asian Muslim leaders here agreed to form a task force to promote "the moderate teachings of Islam."

The proposed body was provisionally named the International Islamic Da'wah Task Force, according to Taha Basman, president of the Philippine branch of...

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Cedar Rapids Residents Work To Restore Oldest Mosque

November 28, 2006

Source: KCCI

http://www.kcci.com/news/10415116/detail.html

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The first mosque built by Muslims in the U.S. is located in Iowa.

It's called the Mother Mosque of America and was built in 1934 in Cedar Rapids.

Residents are working to restore the mosque that is used as a cultural center, a library and a place of worship.

In the late 1800s, Cedar Rapids had its first influx of immigrants from a region that is now Lebanon. A small but...

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Allure of Islam Signals a Shift Within Turkey

November 28, 2006

Author: SABRINA TAVERNISE

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/world/europe/28turkey.html

ANKARA, Turkey — A short 24 hours before a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to this Muslim country, its prime minister finally agreed to meet him publicly. The venue: the airport, on the Turkish leader’s way out of town.

A pedestrian street in Istanbul, where women in miniskirts and head scarves mingle. Turkey...

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Muslim Students in Rome see Learning as a Two-way Street

November 28, 2006

Author: Tracy Wilkinson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-students28nov28,1,6960986.story?coll=la-headlines-world

ROME - When Zeinep Ozbek told her parents how she planned to pursue her education, they were shocked.

Not only was the young Muslim woman about to leave her native Turkey, she was venturing into a strict traditional bastion of...

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Muslims Celebrate Thanksgiving with Halal Turkeys

November 27, 2006

Author: Alia Malik

Source: The Capital

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2006/11_19-57/LIF

WASHINGTON - Mohammad Malik, owner of Bismillah Halal Meat in Langley Park, doesn't have Thanksgiving off. He will spend the day in his store, cooking the food his Muslim customers want for the holiday - lamb and goat roasts and pound after pound of rice.

But recently, more people have come in requesting something different:...

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US Works to Bridge its Muslim Trust Gap

November 27, 2006

Author: Alexandra Marks

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1127/p01s03-ussc.html

NEW YORK – It was an awkward moment for Martin Ficke, the special agent in charge of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York.

He was seated next to a member of the British Parliament for a panel on the "War on Terror and the Clash of Civilizations." Why, the moderator asked Mr. Ficke, was this prominent British...

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