Islam

Second Trial Likely for Al-Arian

January 18, 2006

Source: The Ledger

Wire Service: AP

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060118/BREAKING/60118006

On January 18, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss remaining charges against Sami Al-Arian, making a second trial more likely for the former college professor on charges that he aided Palestinian terrorists. U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr....

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Muslim Sworn in on Boontown Planning Board Using a Qur’an

January 18, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060118/NEWS01/601180313/1005

On January 18, 2006 the Daily Record reported, "The three men stood at the front of the courtroom before the planning board attorney last week, their right hands raised in preparation to become the latest members of the town's planning board. Two of the men placed their left hands on the Bible to take their oaths and 'solemnly swear...

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Opinion: "Religion is Alive and Well in the Public Square"

January 18, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/opinion/stories/DN-north_goyal_18edi.ART.North.Edition2.136275cf.html

On January 18, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Madan Goyal, chairman of the Plano National Day of Prayer Committee and a member of Thanks-Giving Square and the Texas Faith Network. "Too often lost in the debate...

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Dietary Supplement Company Issues Offensive Anti-Terrorist Flier

January 18, 2006

Source: The State/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/13652644.htm

On January 18, 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "What in the world do dietary supplements have to do with turbans and terrorism? That political head-scratcher confronted at least some vitamin buyers around the nation who found a flier with their mail-order nutrients carrying the bold headline, 'Get a Turban for Durbin!' An image shows Sen. Dick...

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Specialized Banking Options for Muslims Allow Local Lenders to Expand

January 17, 2006

Source: CNN Money

http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/news/companies/banks_muslims/

On January 17, 2006 CNN Money reported, "In the quest to find new and profitable ways to attract consumers, the banking industry has found religion. Islamic banking is emerging as a small but growing trend among lenders in the United States, as niche players create specialized products and services for Muslims that fall within the tenets of Islamic law, or Shari'ah. Shari'ah...

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Friends of South Asia Speaks Out Against “Hindutva Assault” on California History Books

January 16, 2006

Source: FOSA

http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/textbook/

On January 16, 2006 Friends of South Asia ran an editorial regarding the current controversy over the content of sixth grade history textbooks in California. "We in California are facing a Hindutva assault on school history textbooks of the kind that went on a few years ago in India. This is an issue of rising concern in the California community, and we at Friends of South Asia, as a group of Hindus, Muslims, Christians...

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Police Force Accepts Hijabs and Turbans as Part of its Uniform

January 13, 2006

Source: Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,17813812%255E2761,00.html

On January 13, 2006 the Sunday Times reported, "West Australian police have added turbans and hijabs to their list of accepted uniform items, in an effort to encourage more Sikh and Muslim people to join the force.

At today's launch of the additions to the traditional blue uniform, Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan...

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FBI Meets with Muslims to Dispel Concerns Over Surveillance Reports

January 12, 2006

Source: Prison Planet/The New York Times

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2006/120106triestodispel.htm

On January 12, 2006 The New York Times reported, "F.B.I. officials met with Muslim and Arab-American leaders on Wednesday in an effort to dispel anger and concern over the bureau's secret monitoring of radiation levels at Muslim sites around the country.

John Pistole, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and...

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Opinion: "Interfaith, Not Infidel"

January 12, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_3395002

On January 12, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. "In my 15 years as an interfaith peace activist, I have been asked one question over and over again: Who are the 'kafirs' — 'infidels' — condemned in the Qur'an? Are they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists,...

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Hundreds Killed in Hajj Stampede

January 12, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/183/story_18302_1.html

On January 12, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Thousands of Muslim pilgrims rushing to complete a symbolic stoning ritual during the hajj tripped over luggage Thursday, causing a crush in which at least 345 people were killed despite Saudi attempts to prevent stampedes that have plagued the annual event. The stampede occurred as tens of...

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Pluralism Project Film Acting on Faith Screened at Glastonbury Abbey

January 12, 2006

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=407805

On January 12, 2006 The Hingham Journal reported, "Glastonbury Abbey's Inter-Religious Lecture Series, 'Listening to Other Voices: Religion and the World We Live In,' continues Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Glastonbury Conference Center... The program features 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary...

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Fayetteville Muslims Seek a Role in King Celebration Planning

January 12, 2006

Source: Fayettville Observer

http://www.fayettevillenc.com/article?id=224143

On January 12, 2006 the Fayettville Observer reported, "Thirteen years ago, a small group met at the Four Flames restaurant one chilly January morning to prayerfully celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Much has changed since then: the size of the group, the meeting spot, certainly the diversity of those attending. And a group of Fayetteville Muslims would like to see next year’s...

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Muslim Women Form Group to Address HIV/AIDS

January 12, 2006

Source: Daily Monitor

http://www.monitor.co.ug/news/reg01128.php

On January 12, 2006 the Daily Monitor reported, "Muslim women in Seeta trading centre have formed an association to sensitise fellow Muslim women on sexually transmitted diseases and how to start income generating projects. The association called Seeta Womens' Development Association, was launched at Seeta Mosque on January 6. Speaking at the function, the association's Chairperson, Hajjati Nuulu Nabunya, said the...

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