Islam

San Diego Muslim Girl Scout Troop Is Part of Growing Trend

May 11, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060511-9999-7m11scouts.html

On May 11, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "A devout Muslim, Lallia Allali was drawn to the Girl Scouts because it shares many of the values of her religion, such as an emphasis on moral character, service and charity. That's why about two years ago, Allali founded three Muslim Girl Scout troops at the...

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African Muslims on State Department Tour Distinguish Between Americans and Foreign Policy

May 9, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060509/NEWS05/605090415/1007

On May 9, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "On a visit sponsored by the U.S. State Department, about a dozen Muslim leaders from Africa were in Michigan on Monday to learn about Islam in America. While they praised the U.S. government's treatment of Muslims inside the country, they were less enthusiastic about how it treats Muslims...

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New Jersey Subway Successfully Goes Halal

May 9, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19060_1.html

On May 9, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "There's just one place in North America where an observant Muslim can follow Jared's diet -- the two-sandwich-a-day plan that helped Subway pitchman Jared Fogel lose 245 pounds.

The Subway restaurant that adheres to Islamic restrictions is off Route 27 here, and it is indiscernible from other Subways, except for a neon green sign in the window...

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Gamma Gamma Chi Joins Rush at University of Maryland Campus

May 8, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/07/AR2006050701010_pf.html

On May 8, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Greek letters gleamed from a satin banner hanging at the front of the room, sequins flashed on little purses, and one woman holding a gold brochure blushed crimson, trying to explain why she liked the idea of this new group. Another widened dark eyes lined with kohl, watching...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what the young are...

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Interfaith Event at Groton Mosque is a Learning Opportunity

May 8, 2006

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060508/NEWS01/605080336/1002

On May 8, 2006 Norwich Bulletin reported, "Carole Shores, a retired Bacon Academy teacher, said she realized just how much she didn't know about the rest of the world after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 'I think it's very important we all learn about each other's religions...

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Muslim Organizations Unite in Protest Against Wachovia Account Closures

May 8, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3319

On May 8, 2006 a Muslim American Society press release reported, "Muslim American Society (MSA) Freedom Foundation, together with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), joined forces today in a press conference protesting Wachovia Bank’s refusal to explain why it closed in January 2006 the bank accounts of a small Muslim social service organization in Herndon, VA. The...

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Ebadi's Memoir Paints A Different Picture of Iran

May 8, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/05/awakening_to_a_1.php#more

On May 8, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "If Shirin Ebadi had handpicked the date for her memoir, Iran Awakening, to be released, she could not have chosen better. Into the boiling cauldron of tension between Iran and the US over Iranian nuclear ambitions, comes a cooling influence, a peek into the life and thoughts of everyday Iranian people and a...

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Study Finds that Teaching World Religions Increases Respect for Constitutional Freedoms

May 8, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1010.article.print

On May 8, 2006 Associated Baptist Press reported, "A new study suggests mandatory teaching about world religions in public schools can increase teenagers' respect for religious freedom and other constitutional rights. The research, released May 8 by a Virginia-based think tank, studied 400 ninth graders who took the course in the Modesto, Calif., public schools. The district has offered the class since...

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Op/Ed: "So Where are Muslims on 'CSI?'" by Diane Winston

May 7, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-winston7may07,0,6865662.story

On May 7, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an Op-Ed by Knight chair in media and religion at University of Southern California Diane Winston: "Sumaya Abubaker doesn't go to movies much anymore. Nor does she watch television. It's too painful for her to see Muslims stereotyped as terrorists, fanatics and fools. 'You see a scary-...

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Course Teaches Muslims Business Ethics in Accordance with the Qur'an

May 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/06/AR2006050600747.html

On May 7, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The business class had just finished its evening prayer break, and everyone's shoes were back on.

'Okay, now let's talk about program development,' Iqbal Unus told the 12 Muslim students taking his spring Non-Profit Management course at the Islam-oriented Fairfax...

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'Divided We Fall' Screened at Harvard Film Archive

May 7, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2006/05/07/kaurs_divided_we_fall_documents_post_911_hate/

On May 7, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "With all the young filmmakers in town this week holding court after screenings of their work, you could get a free education on what it takes to carve an independent path in this competitive industry. Tonight at 7 at the Harvard Film Archive, 25-year-old...

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