Islam

Chicagoland Eid Celebrations Expand with Immigrant Muslim Communities

November 3, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0511020009nov02,1,755322.story

On November 3, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "As the U.S. Muslim population increases, immigrant communities are striving to make the holy day of Eid as joyful in the U.S. as it is in their homeland by arranging large gatherings in banquet halls with good food and warm memories. The wide-ranging efforts to recognize Eid on a...

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Disaffected Muslim Youth Struggle to Find Employment

November 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4399748.stm

On November 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "Days of rioting in the bleaker suburbs of Paris have highlighted discontent among many French youths of North African origin. As part of a series on French Muslims, the BBC News website's Henri Astier looks at the issue of discrimination, a leading source of frustration in France's unemployment-riddled ghettos: Sadek recently quit his job delivering groceries...

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Halal Foods Become More Widely Available in US

November 2, 2005

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/13059052.htm

On November 2, 2005 The Mercury News reported, "Tahir Anwar [imam of the South Bay Islamic Association] has lived in San Jose [for] 23 years and eaten only foods permitted by strict Islamic guidelines. It was not so easy in the beginning... [Now he and] his observant congregants can buy meat from half a dozen markets in Silicon Valley, dine at more than 30...

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Conclusion Reached in Lodi Mosque Case

November 2, 2005

Source: Tracy Press / San Joaquin News Service

http://www.tracypress.com/local/2005-11-02-lodi.php

On November 2, 2005 the San Joaquin News Service reported, "A San Joaquin County judge has ruled to leave the Lodi Muslim Mosque in the hands of its current leaders, ending a months-long lawsuit between two groups vying for control of the city’s only mosque.

Meanwhile, a separate lawsuit filed by the mosque against Farooqia Islamic Center for the return of...

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Christian-Muslim Tensions Flare Over Play

November 1, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-egypt-sectarian-storm,0,7036994.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On November 1, 2005 Newsday reported, "Abu Abbas looked in disbelief around his ravaged cafe just a few yards from a Coptic Christian church. Its wooden chairs lay broken and strewn about and shattered glass from broken lamps littered the floor after his...

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Islamic Society of Boston Expands Libel Suit

November 1, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/11/01/islamic_society_expands_libel_suit/

On November 1, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston broadened their defamation suit yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court to add conspiracy charges against a group of journalists and scholars who the Muslim leaders allege sought to ruin the reputations of the...

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Editorial: "The House's Abuse of Patriotism"

October 31, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/31/opinion/31mon1.html

On October 31, 2005 The New York Times ran an editorial concerning the debates in the Senate over extending the Patriot Act. "In the national anguish after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress rushed to enact a formidable antiterrorism law - the Patriot Act - that significantly crimped civil liberties... Now, with some of the act's most sweeping powers set to expire at the...

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Participants in Islamic Feminism Conference Launch "Gender Jihad"

October 31, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1605058,00.html

On October 31, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Marching under the banner of a new 'gender jihad', Islamic feminists from around the world this weekend launched what they hope will become a global movement to liberate Muslim women. The meeting, which drew women from as far apart as Malaysia, Mali, Egypt and Iran, set itself the task of squaring Islam with feminism. That meant...

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Amina Wadud Leads Mixed-Gender Prayers at Islamic Feminism Conference in Barcelona

October 29, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/

On October 29, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "One of the world’s leading experts on the Qur’an and its discourse on gender led a mixed-gender congregation in a Friday communal prayer in Barcelona, Spain yesterday.

The impromptu prayer came after Wadud, professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, was invited to lead a congregation by several Muslim women during a question and answer period...

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