Islam

Update: Parliament Approves Plans for Athens Mosque

June 2, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C06%5C02%5Cstory_2-6-2006_pg7_34

On June 2, 2006 Reuters reported, "Immigrant and human rights groups on Thursday welcomed a Greek parliament decision that paves the way for building the first mosque in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country since the 19th century.

The head of the Pakistani...

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Immigrant Political Participation in Netherlands Promotes Acceptance

June 2, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/06/02/immigrants_in_netherlands_use_votes_to_fight_back/

On June 2, 2006 Reuters reported, "Immigrants in the Netherlands have had enough. Four years ago, populist Pim Fortuyn promised voters in Rotterdam he would stop the building of a huge new mosque near the city's Feyenoord...

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Clinton Islamic Center Sign Vandalized

May 31, 2006

Source: Quad-City Times

http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/05/31/news/local/doc447d2115e0236651769322.txt

On May 31, 2006 the Quad-City Times reported, "A spokesman for the Clinton Islamic Centers says he hopes the apparent throwing of a boot through the sign in front of the center last week was just a simple case of vandalism. The broken sign was discovered Friday morning in front of the center, 1500 2nd Ave. S., and reported to the...

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Muslim Girl Discriminated Against by Teacher

May 31, 2006

Source: News4Jax.com

http://www.news4jax.com/news/9300683/detail.html

On May 31, 2006 News4Jax.com reported, "A Jacksonville family recently filed a complaint with the school board, claiming a teacher at a Southside elementary school discriminated against their daughter because she's Muslim. Alana Scott says she felt rejected when her cello instructor would not let her participate in a school concert. Ten-year-old Alana Scott said she was forbidden to perform with her...

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Fatwa Denounces Muslim Women Leading Prayers

May 31, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/192/story_19239_1.html

On May 31, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Women trained as religious guides in a pioneer program are not authorized to lead prayers or to hold the post of imam, Morocco's official religious authority has ruled. The fatwa came weeks after Morocco's first 50 female 'morchidat,' religious guides, completed training by the Ministry of Islamic...

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Nepal's Move Toward Secularism Could Spawn Hindu Backlash

May 30, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0530/p04s01-wosc.html

On May 30, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The May 18 declaration by Nepal's parliament ending the country's distinction as the world's only Hindu state was one of the several hard decisions taken by the new government to coax Maoist rebels to join in a peaceful political process. But the move has bred new conflict with the country's Hindu majority.

Hindu...

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Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=P1718_0_24_0

On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja....

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Latter-Day Saints and Muslims Team Up to Aid Indonesian Earthquake Victims

May 30, 2006

Source: ABC 4

http://www.abc4.com/local_news/local_headlines/story.aspx?content_id=C0444678-5B34-42D9-8F3E-724B6E5A6134

On May 30, 2006 ABC 4 reported, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaming up with Muslims to get the much-needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia.

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Dalai Lama to Represent Buddhism at European Commission Interfaith Meeting in Brussels

May 29, 2006

Source: Phayul.com

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=12708

On May 29, 2006 Phayul.com reported, "The Dalai Lama will represent Buddhism at an interfaith discussion in Brussels tomorrow. Representatives from various faiths will meet in Brussels to participate in a discussion on 'fundamental rights and mutual respect.' Federal Chancellor Schussel, the President in office of the European Council, and Commission President Barroso will interact with leading...

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Non-Christian Schools Face Obstacles in Joining Texas Association for Private Schools

May 29, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/highschools/topstories/stories/053006dnspotappssider.122c6391.html

On May 29, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "TAPPS is open to schools of all faiths, though most of its members are Christian schools. But Jewish and Islamic schools have faced barriers to belonging. When an Islamic school in Houston applied for membership...

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European Churches Offer Hospitality to Many Muslim Immigrants

May 27, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601750.html

On May 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "They came politely to St. Hippolyte Catholic Church one Wednesday afternoon: the middle-aged mason from Algeria; the one-time farmer from Mali; the two young Mauritanians who had fled drought and despair stalking their desolate...

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