Islam

VHP Said to Advocate Hindu Population Growth

June 16, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-6-2005_pg7_9

On June 16, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday asked Hindus to be virile and increase their numbers to counter the 'unbridled' growth in the Muslim population... Reading out a resolution on ‘population imbalance’ adopted on the second day of the central advisory board meeting, Swami Avedeshanand Giri urged the...

Read more about VHP Said to Advocate Hindu Population Growth

Editorial: "Wise Decision on Right to Wear Hijab" in Quebec

June 16, 2005

Source: The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0bf72f18-d003-42b2-b63e-6dc79a83b2e0

On June 16, 2005 The Gazette ran an editorial that commented, "It took a little longer than it should have, but the Quebec Human Rights Commission has finally done right by Irene Waseem and, indeed, by all devout young Muslim girls who go to private schools. The commission...

Read more about Editorial: "Wise Decision on Right to Wear Hijab" in Quebec

Human Rights Watch Reports on Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims

June 16, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1507451,00.html

On June 16, 2005 The Guardian reported, "A minority Muslim sect in Bangladesh is living in fear after a campaign of violence and widespread intimidation organised by Islamists with close links to the government, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch. The country's 100,000 Ahmadiyyas, Muslims who broke away from mainstream Islam a century ago and believe...

Read more about Human Rights Watch Reports on Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims

Opinion: Muslims Caught Between Rejection of Extremism and Rejection of Western Culture After 9/11

June 16, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-6-2005_pg3_6

On June 16, 2005 the Daily Times ran an opinion piece by Miranda Husain on Muslims in Europe after 9/11. She writes, "Some Pakistani liberals have called on European Muslims to drop their ‘anti-Western’ rhetoric which tarnishes the name of Islam. However, the European Muslim reaction to 9/11 has hardly been uniform. Many have taken an aggressive stance...

Read more about Opinion: Muslims Caught Between Rejection of Extremism and Rejection of Western Culture After 9/11

Opinion: Dialogues Will Not Prove Fruitful Unless Palestinians Recognize Legitmacy of Jewish State

June 16, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1118888333134

On June 16, 2005 The Jerusalem Post ran an opinion piece by Judea Pearl, "president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding named after his son, a Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002." Pearl writes about conferences and...

Read more about Opinion: Dialogues Will Not Prove Fruitful Unless Palestinians Recognize Legitmacy of Jewish State

Civil Rights Groups File Request Seeking FBI Records in Lodi

June 16, 2005

Source: News10

http://www.news10.net/storyfull1.asp?id=11505

On June 16, 2005 News10 reported, "Civil rights groups want records on the FBI's investigation into alleged terrorist activity in Lodi. They are concerned investigators have violated the rights of members of Lodi's Muslim community.

The groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Council on Islamic-American Relations, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and the Japanese American Citizens...

Read more about Civil Rights Groups File Request Seeking FBI Records in Lodi

Update: Rotterdam Mosque Latest to be Attacked in Van Gogh Murder Backlash

June 15, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L15350221.htm

On June 15, 2005 Reuters reported, "A mosque in the Dutch city of Rotterdam was damaged by arson and daubed with racist graffiti early on Wednesday, the latest of several such attacks since the murder last year of a filmmaker critical of Islam.

The Shaan-e-Islam mosque, frequented by Rotterdam's Surinamese community, was extensively damaged by fire and racist slogans were painted on its...

Read more about Update: Rotterdam Mosque Latest to be Attacked in Van Gogh Murder Backlash

Armenians Plan Church in "Melting Pot" of Scottsdale

June 15, 2005

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0615sr-armenianchurch13Z1.html

On June 15, 2005 The Arizona Republic reported, "The only Armenian church in Arizona has been holding its services, known as divine liturgy, in the same cultural center where it holds its non-religious functions. That will soon change. The church, at 8849 E. Cholla St., plans to build a main sanctuary, with groundbreaking...

Read more about Armenians Plan Church in "Melting Pot" of Scottsdale

Profile of the Newly-Built Islamic Center of Bowling Green

June 15, 2005

Source: Bowling Green Daily News

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/stories/public/200506/15/0004ttJJ_news.html

On June 15, 2005 the Bowling Green Daily News ran a profile on the newly-built Islamic Center of Bowling Green describing the actual building as well as the makeup of the congregation. Dr. Nagy Morsi, chairman of the mosque, was interviewed regarding the congregation and the reactions of the surrounding community to the new mosque...

Read more about Profile of the Newly-Built Islamic Center of Bowling Green

Update: Islamic Separatists Blamed for Murder of Buddhist Man and Four Others

June 15, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050615/wl_asia_afp/thailandsouthunrest_050615070444

On June 15, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "An elderly Buddhist man has been beheaded and four people shot dead in the latest upsurge of violence blamed partly on Islamic separatists in southern Thailand.

The body of retired teacher Kamol Chunetr, 65, was discovered in...

Read more about Update: Islamic Separatists Blamed for Murder of Buddhist Man and Four Others

"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

Read more about "Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

Report Alleges "Climate of Hostility" in Media Reporting of Muslims, Roma, Others

June 15, 2005

Source: Asians in Media

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/publishing/974

On June 15, 2005 Asians in Media reported, "The British media is encouraging a 'climate of hostility' towards asylum seekers, refugees, Muslims, Roma/Gypsies and Travellers, a new report says. Published by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) yesterday, it said that organisations active in combating racism placed media reporting on asylum, immigration...

Read more about Report Alleges "Climate of Hostility" in Media Reporting of Muslims, Roma, Others

Glasgow Muslims Seek New Cemetery

June 15, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/41267.html

On June 15, 2005 The Herald reported, "A new Islamic cemetery could be created on green belt land to cope with Glasgow's growing Islamic population and the inevitable increase in deaths. The site has been identified because the city's Muslim community is running out of space to bury its dead. Fewer than 100 plots remain at the existing graveyard in Cathcart – less than a year's supply. An application to develop...

Read more about Glasgow Muslims Seek New Cemetery

DC Fire Department Ordered to Permit Beards for Muslim Firefighters

June 14, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20050614-121249-5119r.htm

On June 14, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A federal judge yesterday ordered the D.C. fire department to allow three bearded Muslim firefighters to serve on full duty until Aug. 1, when he expects to decide whether the safety issues outweigh the men's claims that shaving would violate their religious rights. U.S. District Judge James Robertson told an attorney for the...

Read more about DC Fire Department Ordered to Permit Beards for Muslim Firefighters

Interreligious Dialogue Helpful for Minority Religions Facing Difficulties in Majority Culture

June 14, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2121/section/exploring.minorities.among.a.majority/1.htm

On June 14, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "Bishop Samuel Azariah, a Christian leader from the Protestant Church of Pakistan, lives in a minority community of Christians among a majority of Muslims. Dr Orhan Cicek is a Muslim scholar of Turkish origin living in Australia where Muslims are...

Read more about Interreligious Dialogue Helpful for Minority Religions Facing Difficulties in Majority Culture

Pages