Islam

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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Food Banks Welcome Generous Gifts of Meat on Eid al-Adha

January 11, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/13598752.htm

On January 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In the prepackaged, boxed and canned world of American food banks, fresh meat is a luxury. But what to do when two and a half tons come at once? 'Take it,' Amy Gabala says happily. Her Washington, D.C.-area Manna Food Center is used to generous holiday giving. But the annual Islamic feast...

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Muslim Council of Britain Leader Facing Investigation After Anti-Gay Remarks

January 11, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060111mcbgay.shtml

On January 11, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "Sir Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, is facing an investigation by police under the Public Order Act following a complaint about comments he made on the radio concerning lesbian and gay people, reports the BBC.

In an interview on Radio 4's PM Programme on 3 January...

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Muslim Cleric Trial Opens With Accusations of Religious Hatred

January 11, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune/The New York Times

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/11/news/terror.php

On January 11, 2006 the The New York Times reported, "In a closely watched trial, a prominent British Muslim cleric was accused Wednesday of inciting hatred against Jews and of seeking the installation of an Islamic caliphate in the White House. He was said to have praised Hitler and to have voiced support for suicide bombings. The alleged offenses against...

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Op Ed: "Islam is One Above Others, Not First Among Equals"

January 11, 2006

Source: malaysiakini

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/45589

On January 11, 2006 malaysiakini ran an opinion piece by Baki Minuddin, who argues against the embrace of an interfaith commission by the Malaysian government. Minuddin writes, "[A] group of highly educated Muslim Malays who know very little about Islamic rules, have, in their liberal beliefs, taken the high ground which has further undermined their own religion. For instance, these high and mighty individuals have...

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Quake Survivors Celebrate Eid al-Adha

January 11, 2006

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1494959

On January 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Sweet-scented incense smoke rose from newly decorated graves Wednesday as mourners paying respects to those lost in the South Asian earthquake marked the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.

'This Eid is not being celebrated happily,' businessman Ibrar Shah said...

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Muslim Religious Obligations Provide Learning Moments for Huntsville Residents

January 11, 2006

Source: The Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1136974670135750.xml&coll=1

On January 11, 2006 The Huntsville Times reported, "More than 100... homeless clients enjoyed lunches brought to First Stop [a day center for the homeless in Huntsville] Tuesday by members of Masjid Tauhid, a predominantly black mosque; the Huntsville Islamic Center, a predominantly Sunni Muslim mosque; and the Alabama...

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Muslims Distance Themselves from Efforts to Curb Religious Intolerance

January 11, 2006

Source: The Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.bppmw.com/article.asp?ArticleID=676

On January 11, 2006 The Daily Times reported, "Moselms from the Northern Region have distanced themselves from recent efforts by the Public Affairs Committee (Pac) aimed at curbing religious intolerance in the country, saying they were not consulted. The religious community comprising all major religious groups in the country met in February last year under the umbrella of Pac to...

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Muslim Parents Protest School Testing on Eid-al Adha

January 10, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--schooltests-musli0110jan10,0,4049610.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On January 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim parents and a city councilman criticized the city and state education departments for beginning testing of the state's elementary schoolchildren on...

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Valley Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha, Register to Vote

January 10, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0110feast-ON.html

On January 10, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "About 4,000 Muslims - families, men and women who came alone, young and old - gathered in the Phoenix Civic Plaza ballroom for Eid ul-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha) or 'festival of the sacrifice.' Each year, Muslims mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations like this one. Each year,...

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Muslim Studies Program Begins at Michigan State University

January 10, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060110/NEWS06/601100346/1001/news

On January 10, 2006 the Lansing State Journal reported, "There is no shortage of misconceptions about the Muslim world. 'In the minds of many people, Islam has become synonymous with terrorism, with fundamentalism, with extremism,' said Mohammed Ayoob, a professor of international relations at Michigan State University's James...

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