Islam

Shots Fired into Salisbury Islamic Center

April 27, 2006

Source: WBOC

http://www.wboc.com/Global/story.asp?S=4828885

On April 27, 2006 WBOC reported, "The police say nobody was hurt after shots were fired Thursday into the Islamic Center of Delmarva located in Salisbury. According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the Islamic Center located at 7843 Jersey Rd., to investigate a shooting incident. Upon arrival, deputies discovered shots were fired into the building. The police say one person was inside...

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Interreligious Gathering Celebrates Muhammad's Birthday

April 27, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19609

On April 27, 2006 UCA News reported, "Speakers from various religions commented recently on the role of Prophet Mohammad in promoting peace, justice and dialogue. They spoke at an April 20 interreligious gathering organized by Tamaddun Majlish, one of the country's oldest Islamic organizations, at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The event was held in honor of...

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Bay Area Muslim Group to Celebrate 25 Years of Participation in Civic Life

April 27, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/14440686.htm

On April 27, 2006 the The Mercury News reported, "United Muslims of America, a Bay Area-based organization that encourages Muslims to participate in civic life, is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday with a dinner and symposium in Newark. Fremont organizer Syed R. Mahmood, who ran unsuccessfully for a Republican seat in Congress in 2002, said speakers will...

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FBI to Investigate Vandalism at Muslim Home in Atlanta

April 27, 2006

Source: AccessNorthGa.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=74556

On April 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A national Islamic civil rights group is asking the FBI to investigate vandalism at a Muslim home in suburban Atlanta as a hate crime.

The Douglas County family's van was burned and the words 'Killers go home' spray-painted on the side of their house on April 8....

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Update: After Pressure from Muslim Women, Fitness USA Agrees to Segregate Genders

April 26, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060426/NEWS11/60426012

On April 26, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "After pressure from Muslim and non-Muslim women, Fitness USA has agreed to place a divider and frosted glass in its Lincoln Park gym to ensure gender separation, a company official said Wednesday... The move comes after the Free Press reported last week that almost 200 Muslim women who are members...

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Warren Mosque Planners Consider Community Outreach Efforts

April 25, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060425/METRO03/604250341/1014

On April 25, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Steve Elturk says he was shocked at the reaction he received over his request to establish the first mosque in Warren. The controversial project approved by the Warren Planning Commission ignited concerns from residents and commission members over traffic, ties to terrorists and religious...

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Government Backs Away from Claim that Ramadan Endorsed Terrorism

April 25, 2006

Source: ACLU Press Release

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/25336prs20060425.html

On April 25, 2006 an ACLU Press Release reported, "In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of academic organizations, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have backed away from a claim that noted Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan is being denied entry to the United States because he endorsed...

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First Muslim Student Organization Created at Radford University

April 25, 2006

Source: The Tartan

http://www.thetartan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/04/25/444ff6f7a0fa0

On April 25, 2006 The Tartan reported, "Radford University has over 200 clubs, including 18 religious organizations. Sixteen are affiliated with Christianity, one with Judaism and one with alternative religions. Until recently, there had not been any Islamic groups that have lasted at RU. The Islamic Cultural Association (ICA) will make its debut in the fall...

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Conference Addresses Practicing Islam in Space

April 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4941816.stm

On April 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "A two-day conference on Islam and life in space is under way in Malaysia, in a bid to answer questions faced by would-be Muslim astronauts. Malaysia is due to send an astronaut into space with the Russians next year. The country's first spaceman is almost certain to be a Muslim, which raises a number of practical issues. For instance, Muslims wash...

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