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Muslims Gain Foothold in American Politics

March 23, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-03-23-american-muslims-cover_x.htm

On March 23, 2006 USA Today reported, "The 9/11 attacks have had a curious double-edged impact on the political emergence of American Muslims. They are up against more stereotyping and backlash, which they perceived recently in the furor over a Dubai company's thwarted plan to take over port operations in several U.S. cities. At the same time,...

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Britain Upholds School’s Ban on Jilbab

March 23, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50910FB3D540C708EDDAA0894DE404482

On March 23, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that a secondary school was within its rights to bar a female student from wearing a jilbab, a loose, ankle-length gown, instead of the regular school uniform. Overturning a lower court ruling in favor of the student, Shabina Begum, a five-...

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Muslim Scholars Meet to Discuss Cartoon Controversy

March 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4838286.stm

On March 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "Some 300 Muslim scholars have begun meeting in Bahrain to discuss the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The conference follows a wave of demonstrations in which at least 50 people died in the wake of the images' publication in Denmark and elsewhere. The scholars are hoping to come up with a strategy to mobilise Muslims in defence of the Prophet...

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Film Project Focuses on Muslim College Experience in Milwaukee

March 23, 2006

Source: Marquette Tribune

http://www.marquettetribune.org/286169718801461.bsp

On March 23, 2006 the Marquette Tribune reported, "Milwaukee should get ready for its close-up — shooting for 'Generation Jazba,' an independent film about Muslim college students in Milwaukee, is tentatively scheduled to begin in May of 2007. Writer and director Brooke Maroldi and producer Allyson Bahr said they plan to show the movie at prominent independent film festivals including Tribeca...

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Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

March 23, 2006

Source: Athens News

http://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=23845

On March 23, 2006 the Athens News reported, "Tim Pappa, 23, an Ohio University graduate student in the Southeast Asia Studies Department, is in Indonesia researching communication of progressive Islamic ideas among Islamic boarding school communities. He is filing a series of dispatches about his experiences for The NEWS. He writes, '[Marzuki] Rais [the Islam...

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Man Acquitted in Al-Arian Case Still Being Held

March 22, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/22/Tampabay/We_don_t_need_reason_.shtml

On March 22, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Government attorneys finally told Sameeh Hammoudeh, Tuesday, the main reason they're keeping him imprisoned: because they can. This explanation was their response to a lawsuit filed by Hammoudeh's lawyer, Stephen Bernstein, against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Homeland Security Secretary...

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Evangelical Christians Harbor Least Favorable View of Islam

March 22, 2006

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32604

On March 22, 2006 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Evangelical Protestants tend to view Islam much more unfavourably than do mainline U.S. Protestants and Catholics, according to a new analysis of recent public opinion surveys published here Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion...

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Muslim Summer Camps Sign Lease

March 22, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.crgazette.com/2006/03/22/Home/muslimcampleasesigned.htm

On March 22, 2006 The Gazette reported, "An organization planning a Muslim youth camp on the shores of Coralville Lake has signed a lease of up to 25 years with the federal government, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this afternoon. Muslim Youth Camps of America (MYCA) now has full rights to be on the land and, once it works out details with county and state...

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Prince Charles Receives Honorary Degree from Al-Azhar, Calls for Respect Between Religions

March 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4824734.stm

On March 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Prince Charles has called for greater respect between religions, saying his 'heart is heavy from... never-ending death and destruction' in the world. The prince said the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad showed 'the danger... of our failure to listen and to respect' others' views. He was giving a speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo on a tour of Egypt with the Duchess of...

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Second Annual Celebration of Abraham Dinner Held

March 20, 2006

Source: Oroville Mercury-Register/Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.orovillemr.com/news/chico/ci_3619860

On March 20, 2006 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "Muslims, Jews and Christians ate dinner together Sunday night as a way to learn about each others' similarities and bring the groups together. About 160 people gathered at First Christian Church as part of the second annual Celebration of Abraham. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all have roots to Abraham. The...

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Woman Starts Muslim Publishing House in Tempe

March 20, 2006

Source: Press Release Newswire

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb360583.htm

On March 20, 2006 Press Release Newswire reported, "A retired police sergeant and author of several novels, [Linda "Widad"] Delgado became a Muslim several years ago... Taking note of the enormous barriers in the traditional American book publishing world, and the stigmas attached to the subsidy alternatives, Delgado set up her company [Muslim Writers Publishing] as a traditional...

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Snapshots of Muslim Women's Leadership (2006)

In recent history, Muslim women around the world are taking on different kinds of leadership roles. What follows are some snapshots of Muslim women's leadership in North America and in other parts of the world. This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Canada

The spring of 2004 saw the election of Canada's first Muslim woman as a Member of Parliament. Yasmin Ratansi, originally from Tanzania and elected from Toronto, describes herself as “a business person with a strong social conscience.” Her election comes after fifteen years...

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Ulema Cracks Down on Dissenters

March 20, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hatred20mar20,0,2363078.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On March 20, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Yusman Roy, a former boxer and a convert to Islam, is serving two years in prison because he believes that Muslims should pray in a language they can understand. Roy, who led bilingual prayer sessions at his small East Java boarding...

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