Islam

Bridgeport Elementary School Accommodates Fasting Muslim Students

October 28, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ramadan1028.artoct28,0,6578998.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On October 28, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Muslim students at a Bridgeport elementary school who observe the month of Ramadan by fasting will no longer be required to spend lunchtime in the school cafeteria with other students, following the settlement Thursday of a complaint against the school...

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Boston University Dining Services Serves Halal Foods During Ramadan

October 28, 2005

Source: BU Today

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news-cms/news/?dept=4&id=36858&template=7

On October 28, 2005 BU Today reported, "Sunday through Thursday nights in October, the differences between the main dining hall in West Campus and the private dining area in the corner weren’t obvious. But they were important all the same.

The food was similar to what was being served at dining halls across campus, but the meat entr�e was halal, prepared...

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American Muslims May Exceed U.S. Government Pledge To Aid Earthquake Victims

October 27, 2005

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=0446f1f5c09451c0430d3a514791b060

On October 27, 2005 Pacific News Service reported, "The American Muslim community is expected to raise more funds for the victims of earthquake that struck Pakistan, Kashmir and Afghanistan on Oct. 8, than the $50 million dollars in aid pledged so far by the United States government.

More than...

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MPAC Attends Five Iftars Hosted by Government Agencies

October 27, 2005

Source: MPAC.org

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=833

On October 27, 2005 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "MPAC [Muslim Public Affiairs Council] leadership attended iftars hosted by the Department of Treasury, the State Department, the White House, the US Agency for International Development, and the European Union. At each event, they raised pressing concerns from the community. These events have significant symbolism for the perceived...

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ACLU Files Religious Intolerance Grievance Against NMSU

October 27, 2005

Source: The Wichita Eagle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/sports/colleges/13005264.htm

On October 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed a grievance against New Mexico State head football coach Hal Mumme, alleging he discriminated against a now-released Muslim player by repeatedly questioning him about al-Qaida. The grievance filed Tuesday on behalf...

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Tariq Ramadan Considered Islam’s Modern Reformer

October 26, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/49511.html

On October 26, 2005 The Herald reported, "It is the lot of the prophet to be simultaneously vilified and acclaimed, and so it is with Tariq Ramadan, who is both the subject of visa refusals and the recipient of eager invitations from the West to explain the heart of darkness in the Muslim East. As for Ramadan himself, he acknowledges the very mention of his name is divisive: those trapped in religious or right...

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Hillsborough School Board Votes to Remove All Religious Holidays from Calendar

October 26, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/26/Hillsborough/School_calendar_will_.shtml

On October 26, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Nearly a year after local Muslims first asked that an Islamic holiday be recognized by the school district - just like Yom Kippur for Jews and Good Friday for Christians - board members voted to end vacation days for all religious holidays. The board approved a 2006-07 calendar that...

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Muslim Women Participate in Family Planning Panel

October 26, 2005

Source: The Eureka Reporter

http://www.eurekareporter.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=5292

On October 26, 2005 The Eureka Reporter reported, "More than 100 community residents gathered in the Ingomar Club Tuesday evening to hear three Muslim women discuss their perceptions of how birth control and family planning are seen by their fellow Muslims. The event, hosted by Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, included a reception, dinner, a moderated panel...

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Russia Harbors its Own Breed of Islamophobia

October 25, 2005

Source: World Peace Herald

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20051025-110558-7419r

On October 25, 2005 United Press International reported, "The beatings of Muslims in Sergiyev Posad, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church, suggestions by Patriarchate officials that the Muslims should not be there in the first place, and the efforts of the militia and prosecutors to downplay this event...

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Rice Hosts Muslims at State Department Iftar

October 25, 2005

Source: USINFO.org

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Oct/25-764884.html?chanlid=mena

On October 25, 2005 USINFO.org ran an article on the Iftar dinner hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on October 25. In her address to the Muslim community, Rice thanks Muslims for their contributions to American society. "In recent months, Muslims around the world have demonstrated the qualities of generosity and benevolence that are at the...

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Texas Interfaith Disaster Response Helps Resettle Katrina Evacuees

October 25, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2927

On October 25, 2005 the Disaster News Network reported, "'Resettlement is a long process,' said Amy Elder, co-coordinator of the newly-formed Texas Interfaith Disaster Response (TIDR) in Austin. 'I really believe the hardest work is yet to come.' Elder volunteered to help lead the interfaith group at a recent meeting of the central Texas chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active...

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Police Trained to Respect Religious Differences in Domestic Violence Cases, Raising Concern

October 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17026063%255E2862,00.html

On October 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Police are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing...

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