Islam

Minnesotan Muslim Woman Gives Voice to Islamic Center

March 28, 2006

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/10031/story/336754.html

On March 28, 2006 the Star Tribune reported, "[Sumbal] Mahmud, 28, is the public face of the Islamic Center of Minnesota... In 2003, Mahmud was elected to a three-year term as communications director for the Islamic Center. It's not an easy job. Questions pour in, always urgent, sometimes loaded, often downright ignorant. Mahmud answers them all, even the anonymous ones that flood in after any event...

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ADL: In Aftermath of Cartoon Controversy, Demonization of Jews in Arab/Muslim Newspapers Increased

March 28, 2006

Source: TMCnet

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/03/28/1512035.htm

On March 28, 2006 TMCnet reported, "In the weeks during and after the eruption of violent protests across the Muslim world in reaction to caricatures of the prophet Mohammed, the demonization of Jews in the Muslim and Arab press reached a fever pitch, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In the latest in its series of periodic reports on anti- Semitism in the Arab and...

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Political Islam on the Decline

March 28, 2006

Source: Asia Times

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HC28Ae03.html

On March 28, 2006 Asia Times ran an opinion piece by Andrew Steele, managing editor of the Van Zorge Report on Indonesia. Steele writes, "Islam maintains a more visible place in secular Indonesia than it has in years. New mosques are popping up everywhere, while more and more women wear jilbabs, or Islamic headscarves, than before. That rising tide of Islamic expression in daily life,...

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New York Civil Liberties Union Files Lawsuit Against Coast Guard Over Religious Headgear Policies

March 28, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--religiousdiscrimi0328mar28,0,5281039.story

On March 28, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The U.S. Coast Guard is accused in a lawsuit of discriminating by requiring anyone seeking a merchant marine license to submit photographs showing no religious head coverings. The lawsuit, brought Tuesday by...

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Iranian Christians in Sunnyvale Reach Out to Homeland Via Satellite

March 27, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-convert27mar27,1,4845138.story?coll=la-headlines-california

On March 27, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "As Afghan officials considered last week whether a medical aid worker should be executed for converting from Islam to Christianity, an alliance of small Christian congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area was working to spread the Gospel to more...

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First Muslim Scouting Troop Launched in Wales

March 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/4847286.stm

On March 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "The first Muslim scout group in Wales has been launched with more than 100 members. Salah Aboulgasem, cub leader of the 1st Cathays al Huda group in Cardiff, said he wanted to help young Muslims become leaders in their community and society. Mr Aboulgasem said scouting - one of the longest-running youth organisation in the world - was the best way to...

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Brown’s First Muslim Chaplain Builds Community, Network of Muslim Chaplains

March 27, 2006

Source: ISNA

Wire Service: AP

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=695

On March 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "[Rumee] Ahmed is Brown [University]'s first Muslim chaplain and joined four other associate chaplains at the school when he started last month... Ahmed has focused on developing programs since he started the job. His efforts include: a biweekly dinner that combines chanting and a short talk; a...

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Muslim Scouts Build Community in South Brunswick

March 26, 2006

Source: Home News Tribune

http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060326/NEWS/603260466/1001

On March 26, 2006 the Home News Tribune reported, "The boys of Troop 114 hike, canoe and help fix trails at Scout camp in northwestern New Jersey. They earn patches, sing songs and hoist tents in the woods... But unlike most other Boy Scouts, [Atif Salahudeen, 12, of Lawrenceville] and his fellow 35 troop members take time out during camp to...

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Dems Dump Arab Candidate Because of Comment

March 25, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--arabcandidate-ter0325mar25,0,1187791.story

On March 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Passaic County Democrats removed an Arab-American freeholder candidate from their ticket Saturday amid a furor over comments he made four years ago that some interpreted as sympathetic to suicide bombers...

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Boston Islamic Center Still at Standstill

March 25, 2006

Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chieftain.com/life/1143280208/5

On March 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The groundbreaking for a towering new mosque in [Boston's] Roxbury neighborhood was like a sigh of relief for local Muslims. After a decade of delays, Muslims who had worshipped in mosques so cramped some were forced to pray in parking lots looked forward to sharing the massive building. They also welcomed the...

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Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_immigration.htm

On March 24, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation today joined numerous faith-based groups in urging President George W. Bush and elected leaders in congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with American...

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Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

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New Religious Activism Takes Country by Storm

March 23, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/22/AR2006032202305.html

On March 23, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "[A] loosely knit grass-roots movement that has sprung up across the kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] since January, when anger over cartoons of Muhammad sparked riots in Europe and several Muslim countries. The movement is made up of a diverse cross section of women, students,...

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