Islam

Voorhees Mosque Celebrates Milestone

October 29, 2006

Author: Edward Colimore

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/new_jersey/15877794.htm

When Zia Rahman and other Voorhees-area Muslims began looking for a site to build a mosque five years ago, they anticipated some community opposition, especially after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

They didn't anticipate the level or depth of resistance - or the attention it would...

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A Diverse Community of Muslims Mixes Traditions from Around the World to Celebrate Ramadan

October 29, 2006

Author: JULIA KUMARI DRAPKIN

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/10/29/news_pf/Pasco/Embracing_their_faith.shtml

During the holy month of Ramadan, which ended a week ago today, that was the best way to find Pasco's least known place to pray. It's off State Road 54 in an ordinary strip center containing doctor's offices; and it's where, as the evening blue crept into the sky, shoes would pile up in front of...

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Calif. Church Hosts Interfaith Service for Slain Muslim Mother

October 29, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20061029/25642.htm

An Afghan-born mother of six who was gunned down while wearing traditional Muslim dress was mourned Saturday during an interfaith service meant to unite a diverse city rattled by fears of a possible hate crime.

Women in Islamic head coverings called "hijabs" sat near Christians and Jewish men in yarmulkes during the memorial to...

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Muslim Ousted from City Group

October 28, 2006

Author: Monica Alonzo-Dunsmoor

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/30382.php

Tensions in the Middle East are manifesting themselves on a Phoenix commission that is supposed to foster unity among people. Phoenix City Council members last week removed Marwan Ahmad, a Palestinian and Muslim, from the Human Relations Commission after more than five years of service, saying he was promoting messages of intolerance against...

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Cabdrivers' Protest Hurts Perceptions of Muslim Community

October 27, 2006

Author: Nazir Alimohammad

Source: USA Today

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2006/10/cabdrivers_prot.html

Muslim cabdrivers in Minnesota who are refusing passengers carrying alcohol is the second controversial issue brought up by the Muslim population and featured in USA TODAY; the first was the demand for separate fitness areas for Muslim women. Both touch on the conflict between American freedoms and Muslims' religion ("Cabbies, culture clash...

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Ramadan a Time to Rejoice and Learn

October 27, 2006

Author: Jim Smith

Source: Daily Democrat

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_4535794

A hastily prepared Ramadan "Iftar dinner" became an occasion of cultural and religious diversity Saturday night with guests learning more about themselves as well as Islam.

Co-sponsored by Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada, the American Muslim Voice and the Council on American Islamic Relations, the dinner was held in the atrium of the county's Irwin Meier...

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UK Hindus Work to Correct Poor Portrayal of Hinduism

October 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/10/28.shtml#1

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 27, 2006: The follwoing report was sent by Jay Lakhani of the Hindu Council UK:

"We participated at the Foreign Press Association meeting where faith members from Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism debated the issue of so-called "honor killing" (usually, the murder of a female for supposed sexual or marital offenses -- see here) with Dr. Gill a lecturer from...

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Detroit Church to be Reborn as a Mosque

October 27, 2006

Author: Kim Kozlowski

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061027/LIFESTYLE04/610270380/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The Islamic Center of North Detroit has a purchase agreement with the Archdiocese of Detroit for Our Lady Help of Christians' five buildings, which tentatively are planned to be used for an Islamic community center, larger worship space and possibly a school....

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Muslim Staff in Paris Airport Row

October 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6070744.stm

Four Muslim baggage handlers are appealing against a decision to bar them from working at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. They say that the local government's decision to revoke their security passes is evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination.

A local government spokesman says the decision was based on an assessment of the terrorist risk. He denied the move was linked to the men's religion.

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