Islam

Ambassadors of Muslim Countries Complain to Dutch Prime Minister About Muhammad Cartoon

October 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4361260.stm

On October 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "The ambassadors of 10 Muslim countries have complained to the Danish prime minister about a major newspaper's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. A letter from the ambassadors said the cartoons published in Jyllands-Posten last month showed the Prophet as a stereotypical fundamentalist. Pictorial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad are forbidden in Islam. A Danish...

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Muslim Cultural Presentation to Elementary School Children Angers Parents

October 20, 2005

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2005/10/20/news/porter_county/22dab5b9b4a016ed862570a000095404.txt

On October 20, 2005 The Northwest Indiana Times reported, "A presentation about Muslim culture last month to students at Porter Lakes Elementary School upset parents and sparked an argument about the role of religion in public schools. On Sept. 30, a second-grade class and the...

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Halal Options Increase for Muslims in South Florida

October 20, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/12939127.htm

On October 20, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Ten years ago, access to halal meat was so limited in South Florida that hand slaughter or vegetarian meals were among the few ways Muslims here could remain faithful to Islam's dietary laws -- a vital consideration during the holy month of Ramadan, when daily fasts are broken with evening feasts.

'It was a huge problem,' said...

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Muslims Among Highest Voter Turnout in Recent Elections

October 20, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=10089

On October 20, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "British Muslims were among the highest voter turnout out at the last general election in May, according to a new survey. In the first research of its kind since 1997, the Electoral Commission reported that while minority ethnic voters were less likely to have voted than white groups at the election, there was considerable variation in...

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U.S. Muslim Women Organize to Provide Quake Relief

October 20, 2005

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2496/context/archive

On October 20, 2005 Women's eNews reported, "The massive earthquake that hit South Asia two weeks ago moved Shazia Nawaz, a Pakistani American woman in Tempe, Ariz., into action.

Nawaz learned of the 7.6-magnitude temblor while hosting a weekly informal discussion club for a handful of women in her living room.

As usual, they were talking about...

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New Mosque Commemorated on Site of First US Mosque in North Dakota

October 20, 2005

Source: News VOA

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2005-10-20-voa14.cfm

On October 20, 2005 News VOA reported, "America's first mosque was built in one of the least populous states - North Dakota. Like many immigrants, the Lebanese who arrived on the flat plains of North Dakota in the early years of the 20th century came in search of economic opportunity. Hassan Abdallah [a North Dakotan Muslim] says his parents didn't plan to stay. 'They always...

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Muslim Students' Association at UW Raises Quake Aid and Awareness

October 19, 2005

Source: The Badger Herald

http://badgerherald.com/news/2005/10/19/muslim_association_u.php

On October 19, 2005 The Badger Herald reported, "University of Wisconsin students and members of the Muslim Students’ Association congregated in the Humanities building Tuesday to raise aid and awareness for victims of the catastrophic earthquake that struck near Pakistan’s capitol, Islamabad, less than two weeks ago.

While many efforts have...

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"Coffee Conversations" Bring Together Muslims, Christians, Baha'is, Buddhists and Jews in Charlotte

October 19, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/mecklenburg/12938157.htm

On October 19, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Coffee Conversations, a new Mecklenburg Ministries program geared for young professionals, will kick off at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Dowd YMCA. The program will consist of a series of informal dialogues about the role of...

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Passaic County Jail Ends Halal, Kosher Meals

October 19, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / The Record

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/177/story_17739_1.html

On October 19, 2005 The Record reported, "The Passaic County Jail has stopped serving halal and kosher meals to inmates, breaching federal immigration detention regulations.

An internal jail memo dated Monday stated, 'As of 10/17/05 there will be no more kosher meals. The religious diet tray will be a vegetarian diet tray.' Four inmates, all federal immigration detainees,...

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Forum Held in Bradenton on Muslims in Southwest Florida

October 19, 2005

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051019/NEWS/510190641/1006/SPORTS

On October 19, 2005 The Herald Tribune reported, "With the war in Iraq growing bloodier and terrorists attacking in Europe and Asia, the growing population of Muslim residents [in Southwest Florida] worry they will be stereotyped as terrorists. Anonymous callers have threatened the Islamic Society of Sarasota and...

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Interfaith Statement Calls for U.S. Immigration Reform

October 19, 2005

Source: ZENIT

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=78573

On October 19, 2005 ZENIT reported, "The [2005] U.S. bishops' conference joined 37 other national religious organizations in a call for comprehensive reform 'that establishes a safe and humane immigration system.' Citing passages from Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament and the Koran, the interfaith statement draws the attention of lawmakers to the 'moral dimensions of public policy,' and urged...

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Ministry of Defense Appoints First Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist Chaplains

October 18, 2005

Source: Ministry of Defence press release

http://news.mod.uk/news/press/news_press_notice.asp?newsItem_id=3652

On October 18, 2005 a Ministry of Defence press release reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to the Armed Forces have been appointed, the Under Secretary of State for Defence, Don Touhig announced today. The appointments reflect the diverse nature of personnel serving in the Armed Forces and represent the largest of...

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