Islam

Imams Stage Airport 'Pray-in' as Protest

November 27, 2006

Author: Leslie Miller

Source: The Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/nation/16107962.htm

WASHINGTON - Imams, ministers and a rabbi staged a "pray-in" demonstration Monday at Reagan Washington National Airport and demanded an apology from US Airways for barring six Muslims from a Minneapolis to Phoenix flight last week.

The religious leaders called...

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Blending Muslim Tradition with American Reality

November 27, 2006

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003449310_muslim27m.html

Uzma Siddiqi has visited many mosques, both locally and in other cities where she's lived.

But none felt quite right for her.

Some, for instance, devoted 90 percent of their space to men's prayers and activities, setting aside only 10 percent for women and children.

But when she...

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Lampson to Build on the Support of Muslims

November 27, 2006

Author: Armando Villafranca

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3909

The Muslim-American community in Houston should know that there will be someone who will listen in the offices of the 22nd Congressional District, U.S. Rep.-elect Nick Lampson said Saturday.

Lampson, who will take over Tom DeLay's former seat in January, said he has never had as large an electoral base in any previous election as he had...

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Relief and Anger as Two Boston-area Imams Given Bail

November 27, 2006

Author: Jay Lindsay

Source: South Coast Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/11-06/11-22-06/10state-region.htm

BOSTON -- The six days since two local imams were arrested have been restless ones for supporters and family, who've risen up to fight what they say is an injustice.

Hundreds signed petitions of support, college students fasted and prayed, children sent...

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Muslims Protest with Prayer at Sea-Tac

November 25, 2006

Author: Seattle Times Staff

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/faithvalues/2003446938_prayin25m.html

Six Seattle-area Muslims gathered in prayer Friday in front of a US Airways ticket counter at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to protest the removal of six imams from a flight in Minneapolis earlier this week.

The prayer lasted eight minutes without incident.

"We are...

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Uzbekistan Accuses U.S. of having Double Standards on Religious Freedom

November 24, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/11/25/news/nation/14_08_3011_24_06.txt

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Uzbekistan accused the United States of practicing double standards on human rights issues Friday after Washington listed the former Soviet republic as one of the world's worst violators of religious freedom.

Last week, Uzbekistan was included in the annual State Department list of "countries of particular concern,"...

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School Sacks Woman after Veil Row

November 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bradford/6179842.stm

A Muslim classroom assistant suspended by a school for wearing a veil in lessons has been sacked.

Aishah Azmi, 23, was asked to remove the veil after the Church of England school in Dewsbury, West Yorks, said pupils found it hard to understand her.

Last month, an employment tribunal ruled Mrs Azmi had not been discriminated against, but awarded her £1,100 for "...

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Ellison Seeks Meeting on Removal of Clerics

November 24, 2006

Author: Rochelle Olson

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/833707.html

Congressman-elect Keith Ellison wants to meet with executives of US Airways and the Metropolitan Airports Commission to discuss the removal of six Muslim clerics from a flight on Monday.

Ellison sent the letter to US Airways CEO Doug Parker and Jeff Hamiel, executive director of the MAC, late Wednesday. As of Friday, no meeting had been scheduled....

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Praying in Public Concerns Muslims

November 23, 2006

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061123/LIFESTYLE04/611230372/1020/NATION

DEARBORN -- With many Muslims traveling to and from Detroit Metro Airport for major events in December, local leaders said they are concerned about continuing friction at airports and the phenomenon many now call "flying while Muslim."

The Hajj begins on Dec. 29,...

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European Muslim Women: Spirituality and Responsibility Discussed at WISE Conference

November 23, 2006

Author: IlhamAllah Chiara Ferrero

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/print/european_muslim_women_spirituality_and_responsibility/

The theme of women’s spirituality is arousing increasing interest and not only in the Islamic world, where, for example, the great Muslim women saints of the past still today provide us with valuable food for reflection. At...

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Making Room for Others

November 22, 2006

Author: Joe Sinasac

Source: The Catholic Register/Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/views/views_news.php?id=22105

A recent poll suggests that Canadians still embrace multiculturalism and religious diversity. At the same time, the survey shows that at some point newcomers must find ways to accommodate themselves to this country’s deepest principles.

This should not be a surprise. Canada is a country of immigrants, right from...

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‘Flying While Muslim’

November 22, 2006

Author: Jessica Bennett and Matthew Philips

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15856333/site/newsweek/

Nov. 22, 2006 - As a Muslim-American and president of the North American Imams Federation, Dr. Omar Shahin is no stranger to the heightened security of a post-9/11 world. On more than one occasion, the Phoenix, Ariz., resident says he’s been picked out of a crowd by the color of his skin -- interrogated, finger printed or detained. So...

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