Islam

Paris Rabbi Leads Jewish-Muslim "Friendship Tour" of Inner-City

April 24, 2006

Source: European Jewish Press

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/7657

On April 24, 2006 the European Jewish Press reported, "Paris Rabbi Michel Serfaty has strengthened his battle for inter-religious dialogue with a first Jewish-Muslim friendship tour of the infamous inner-city suburbs of Paris. The friendship bus started its route on Friday in Corbeil-Essones and reached two other Paris suburbs in the afternoon. Rabbi Serfaty, and some Jewish and Muslim volunteers set up their...

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Menus Increasingly Cater to the Needs of Muslim Customers

April 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-halal24.html

On April 24, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Practicing Muslims who have a craving for a burger or hot dog can't just go to any restaurant.

They have to make sure the meat they're eating is zabiha halal, or prepared according to Islamic custom.

Until recently, the restaurants where they could be assured of this were mostly mom-and-pop operations serving...

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Trial Set for Case of Chicago Police Tearing Off Girl's Hijab

April 23, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5c04%5c23%5cstory_23-4-2006_pg7_15

On April 23, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "The trial of Rehana Khan, a Muslim girl of Pakistani-descent from Illinois who had her headscarf or hijab ripped off after she and several others were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at a rally for immigrant rights last year, has finally been scheduled for April 25. A...

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Britain's Most Powerful Islamic Organization Accused of Failing to Combat Homophobia

April 23, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1759364,00.html

On April 23, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Britain's most powerful Muslim organisation was accused last night of a making a stunning U-turn on a commitment to tackle homophobia. Just days after the Muslim Council of Britain [MCB] signaled it was planning to sign up to a five-year plan to reach out to Britain's gay community, senior members of the organisation have ripped up the...

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Kansas University Muslims Organize Islam Awareness Week

April 20, 2006

Source: Lawrence-Journal World

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/apr/20/muslim_students_battle_prejudice/?city_local

On April 20, 2006 the Lawrence-Journal World reported, "It was just two days ago that Kansas University student Bazigha Tufail was taunted for being Muslim. Tufail, 20, stopped at a food court on campus for a bite when she casually made eye contact with a young man. Tufail wore a headscarf as she does wherever she goes...

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Imam in Iowa Continues to Fend Off Accusations Linking Him to Terrorism

April 19, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060419/LIFE05/604190372/1039/life

On April 19, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "When Ibrahim Dremali accepted the position of imam for the Des Moines Islamic Center a little over a year ago, he was effusive in his praise of the warm Iowa welcome he and his family received. He said the acceptance was in stark contrast to the hostile...

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Bridges TV Grows in Rapid Response to Viewer Demand

April 19, 2006

Source: Tonawanda News/CNHI News Service

http://www.tonawanda-news.com/nightandday/gnnnightandday_story_109162458.html

On April 19, 2006 CNHI News Service reported, "Tucked in the back of a complex of small warehouses, Bridges TV doesn’t look like much. A small sign tacked to the front door is the only sign of life visible from outside Studio V. A couple tiny offices branch off the main hallway inside, which leads the visitor to a...

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Muslim American Society Annual Banquet to Honor Life and Work of Sharifa Alkhateeb

April 19, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3294

On April 19, 2006 Muslim American Society reported, "This year's third annual Standing for Justice Banquet will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner... The Banquet, whose theme is 'Defending Our Image, Our Rights and Our Faith,' will honor the life and work of Sharifa Alkhateeb. Sister Alkhateeb, who died last year, was a pillar of the greater Washington Muslim community...

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Al-Arian Agrees to Plea Deal

April 18, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/04/18/Tampabay/Al_Arian_s_plea_ends_.shtml

On April 18, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "In the end, Sami Al-Arian's decision to accept a plea deal came down to two things: his desire to end the case for his family, and his determination not to admit to a crime of violence. The single count to which he pleaded guilty in a deal approved Monday accomplished both, said his attorney Linda...

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Arson Attack on Mosque Raises Questions of Islamophobia

April 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1755600,00.html

On April 18, 2006 The Guardian reported, "An arson attack over the Easter weekend on a Muslim sanctuary in the Spanish city of Ceuta marked another step in what some experts fear is a growing incidence of Islamophobia in the country. Ceuta lies on a small peninsula in North Africa and a third of the population is Muslim. The burning of the Sidi Bel Abbas sanctuary comes...

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Muslim Converts Grow Steadily in Numbers

April 18, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/14365407.htm

On April 18, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "A small number of Cubans have embraced Islam, gathering for prayers and attending religious events mostly sponsored by Iranian diplomats in Havana, one of the converts says. Some Havana residents place the total number of converts at 300; others, at 3,000. What's certain is that about 70 usually attend...

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