Islam

Anti-Muslim Posters Removed from Melbourne Tram Stops

January 9, 2006

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17776331%255E29277,00.html

On January 9, 2006 The Australian reported, "Posters warning Muslims and ethnic minorities against using public transport have been stripped from Melbourne tram stops. The posters were erected across city tram stops as part of a public art campaign and parody Metlink's fare evasion campaign. They were removed earlier...

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Muslims Clash Over Stores Selling Liquor in Oakland

January 9, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060109/ap_on_re_us/stores_trashed

On January 9, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Dressed in bow ties and dark suits, nearly a dozen men carrying metal pipes entered a corner store, shattered refrigerator cases and smashed bottles of liquor, wine and beer, terrifying the clerk but stealing nothing. The just wanted to leave a message: Stop selling alcohol to...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Gay Muslims Live With Challenging Religious and Cultural Expectations

January 7, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1974216,00.html

On January 7, 2006 The Times reported, "In the week that Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Britain’s most senior Muslim figure, described homosexuality as a harmful, immoral vehicle for spreading disease, the internet remains the only place where many gay or bisexual Muslims can truly be themselves.

Sir Iqbal is regarded as a moderate and his comments were the latest in a long line of...

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Birmingham Mosque Set on Fire

January 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/4590406.stm

On January 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "A mosque has been burgled and then deliberately set on fire. Emergency crews were called to Birmingham Central Mosque in the early hours of Saturday after smoke was seen billowing from the building.

The mosque, in the Highgate area of the city, was empty at the time and no one has been injured.

Damage to the...

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Dearborn School District May Lose Funding Over Absences on Eid-ul-Adha

January 7, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060107/NEWS05/601070316/1006/news

On January 7, 2006 the Lansing State Journal reported, "Dearborn Public Schools could lose an estimated $100,000 in funding next week because of a misunderstanding about the exact dates of the three-day Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha. About 30 percent to 35 percent of the districts' students may stay home from school to celebrate...

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Mississippi Home to Growing Number of Muslims

January 7, 2006

Source: Clarion Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060107/FEAT04/601070321/1263

On January 7, 2006 the Clarion Ledger reported, "Everyday around noon, Shaheed Muhammad, a 55-year-old African American, finds a private area inside the Jackson-Evers International Airport, lays a small rug on the floor and begins to pray. At the same time, Turkish-born Sabri Agachan, 27, performs an identical ritual inside...

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Jewish, Muslim Teenage Girls Collaborate on Homeless Shelter Project

January 7, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/nation/13571102.htm

On January 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "What started out as a modest effort to raise money for a homeless shelter has blossomed into a triumph of understanding and goodwill that managed to overcome centuries of conflict between two of the world's most antagonistic groups. Ten Muslim and ten Jewish teenage...

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Muslim Leaders Gather to Defend Al-Arian

January 6, 2006

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBE72JW3IE.html

On January 6, 2006 The Tampa Tribune reported, "For the first time, some of the nation's most prominent Muslim leaders will visit Tampa en masse to jump into the Sami Al-Arian fray. They'll gather today at the federal courthouse downtown to express their frustration over Al-Arian's treatment and rally for a resolution. Despite support for Al-Arian, many shied away from the routine protests...

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Ads Spur Conflict Between Jews and Muslims in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/01/05/muslims_jews_spar_in_ads_over_mosque/

On January 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Controversy over the mosque being built by the Islamic Society of Boston has done serious damage to relations between Muslims and Jews in Boston, members of both groups say. The Islamic Society and Jewish community leaders have suspended...

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Debate Continues over Islamic Center in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0105/p13s01-lire.html

On January 5, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Worshipers at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) still pack into their cramped mosque in Cambridge, Mass. The crowd spills out into the parking lot for the Friday prayer service. Their hopes of celebrating this past Ramadan in a brand-new mosque and cultural center were dashed. The stated aim of the quarter-century-old...

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