Islam

In Toledo, Multifaith Habitat Build Includes Hindus, Muslims

June 11, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050611/NEWS10/506110387

On June 11, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "one home is finished and a second is well on its way as volunteers from two multifaith groups help build houses for the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. Dedication services are scheduled for 1 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, with a potluck block party at 3:30 p.m., at 1030 Gribbin Lane in West Toledo. It...

Read more about In Toledo, Multifaith Habitat Build Includes Hindus, Muslims

Sacks and Iqbal Knighted, Leaders of Jewish and Muslim Communities

June 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4081534.stm

On June 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "Two leaders of the UK's Jewish and Muslim communities have been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Dr Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, and Iqbal Sacranie, head of the Muslim Council of Britain, welcomed the recognition on behalf of their faiths. Both men have been at the forefront of promoting their respective communities. Dr Sacks has been chief rabbi since 1991 while Mr...

Read more about Sacks and Iqbal Knighted, Leaders of Jewish and Muslim Communities

Terror Probe Continues in Lodi

June 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5064920,00.html

On June 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "Federal authorities aren't saying much about their terrorism investigation in nearby Lodi but are making two things crystal clear: Their work in the farming town has been going on for years - and it's not over yet. They denied the implication by some members of Lodi's large Pakistani community that the probe...

Read more about Terror Probe Continues in Lodi

In Lodi, Mayor Meets with Muslim Community to Ease Tensions

June 10, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/world/11861850.htm

On June 10, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Federal agents continue to fan across this small rural city suddenly thrust in the spotlight of a high-profile terrorism probe, drawing sharp rebuke from some leaders of the Muslim community who say the FBI is spreading fear with aggressive tactics. Lodi Mayor John Beckman and other city officials met with...

Read more about In Lodi, Mayor Meets with Muslim Community to Ease Tensions

Allentown Church Converted to Mosque, Confirms Growth of Muslim Community

June 10, 2005

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1_5mosquejun10,0,5470599.story

On June 10, 2005 The Morning Call reported, "a longtime Allentown church is experiencing new life as an Islamic center. Built in 1889, Trinity United Church of Christ at 1109 Linden St. hosted a thriving congregation that dwindled in modern times. A nondenominational Christian ministry called New Creations Family Worship Center bought the stately brick building...

Read more about Allentown Church Converted to Mosque, Confirms Growth of Muslim Community

British Muslim Author Illustrates the Importance of Religious Identity

June 10, 2005

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1499353,00.html

On June 10, 2005 The Observer reported, "[Novelist Leila] Aboulela offers a very different portrayal of Muslim women in London from that in Monica Ali's Brick Lane. Rather than yearning to embrace Western culture, Aboulela's women seek solace in their growing religious identity. It was only in Britain, where she came to study for her PhD, that she began to feel able to...

Read more about British Muslim Author Illustrates the Importance of Religious Identity

Opinion: Anti-Hate Bill Will Promote, Not Prevent, Hatred

June 10, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1503474,00.html

On June 10, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Polly Toynbee on the re-introduced religious hatred bill in the U.K. legislature. Toynbee writes, "This bill is not 'closing a loophole' as Labour claims, but marches right into dangerous new terrain. Here is an example: it is now illegal to describe an ethnic group as feeble-minded. But under this law I couldn't call...

Read more about Opinion: Anti-Hate Bill Will Promote, Not Prevent, Hatred

Lodi Muslims Fear Backlash Following Arrests

June 9, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/09/MNG7GD5RMH1.DTL

On June 9, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, angry people threw eggs and shouted insults at the Pak-Indian Spices Grocery store downtown. After the arrest here this week of two Pakistani American men and the detention of two Pakistani Muslim religious leaders, Mohammed Shoaib, 53, a...

Read more about Lodi Muslims Fear Backlash Following Arrests

Religious Hatred Bill Reintroduced

June 9, 2005

Source: 4NI

http://www.4ni.co.uk/nationalnews.asp?id=41389

On June 9, 2005 4NI reported, "The government has published a bill aimed at protecting individuals from religious hatred. The Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, which is being reintroduced to Parliament today, would protect members of all faiths from incited hatred. The Bill would create a new offence of Incitement to Religious Hatred, which would carry a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. The government says...

Read more about Religious Hatred Bill Reintroduced

Immigrant and Indigenous Islamic Centers Vary in the Bay Area

June 9, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2792119

On June 9, 2005 The Argus reported, "for many Americans, mosques can be a mystery. Several Bay Area communities might be used to seeing men with beards and women with their heads covered walking into transformed store fronts or office buildings. But few probably know what goes on inside the Islamic houses of worship. In the wake of at least five Lodi men, including two imams, being detained...

Read more about Immigrant and Indigenous Islamic Centers Vary in the Bay Area

Jewish Pilgrimage to Synagogue in Arab Country Sends Message of Tolerance and Reconciliation

June 8, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050607-101657-4478r.htm

On June 8, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "They came from three continents to the festival of El Ghriba, one of Judaism's oldest synagogues, which has survived wars, pirate raids and a terrorist attack three years ago by an al Qaeda fanatic. 'El Ghriba has always been miraculous,' a bearded patriarch in a flowing robe explained amid the chant of Talmudic prayers in the...

Read more about Jewish Pilgrimage to Synagogue in Arab Country Sends Message of Tolerance and Reconciliation

Persecution of Christians Denied by Saudi Officials, Citing Islamic Tolerance

June 7, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050608/ap_on_re_mi_ea/saudi_christians

On June 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Saudi official denied allegations that the kingdom has arrested and tortured Christians, saying such actions run counter to Islamic tolerance. The remarks to the official Saudi Press Agency came in response to reports in Iranian papers of recent arrests. The official,...

Read more about Persecution of Christians Denied by Saudi Officials, Citing Islamic Tolerance

In Gwent, Muslim Graves Desecrated

June 7, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4070382.stm

On June 7, 2005 BBC News reported, "Twenty-five Muslim headstones have been desecrated in an attack being treated by police as racially-motivated.

Gwent Police are investigating the incident at St Woolos Church, Newport.

Police said the headstones in the Muslim area of the graveyard were pushed over on Friday morning, causing 'considerable structural damage.'

Officers have stepped...

Read more about In Gwent, Muslim Graves Desecrated

Pages