Islam

Debate Over Role of Islam in U.S. Prisons Continues

June 4, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://sltrib.com/entertainment/ci_2778840

On June 4, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "across the United States, tens of thousands of Muslims are practicing their faith behind bars. Islam is most likely to win American converts there, according to U.S. Muslim leaders, and the religion has for decades been a regular part of prison culture. But the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have brought new scrutiny to Muslim inmates, many of whom are black men...

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Update: Muslim Students Still Seek Place to Pray at McGill University

June 3, 2005

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

http://montreal.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=qc-muslims20050603

On June 3, 2005 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, "The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations says it will decide by next week whether to proceed with a human-rights complaint against McGill University for its refusal to find space for a Muslim prayer room on campus. Muslim students lost the space they'd been using...

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Manchester's First Muslim Mayor Promotes Understanding

June 3, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0603/p01s02-woeu.html

On June 3, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "It's a long way from the hot plains of provincial Pakistan to the damp urban sprawl of northwest England. But for Mohammed Afzal Khan, the real journey did not begin until after he'd arrived in 1970s Britain as a bewildered 12-year-old who spoke no English, and had few friends and little clue about the culture he was entering...

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Law Said to Promote Islamist Agenda Blocked by President

June 3, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4607621.stm

On June 3, 2005 BBC News reported, "Turkey's secularist president has blocked a law that he says could have given Islamic extremists more freedom.

President Ahmet Necdet Sezer said the change could have encouraged Islamists to preach against Turkey's secular state in illegal hardline schools.

The law was a late addition to a new penal code which Turkey has adopted in its efforts to join the...

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US Muslims Have Ongoing Concerns After Pentagon Report on Disrespect of Qur’an

June 3, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://beliefnet.com/story/167/story_16796_1.html

On June 3, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The Pentagon on Friday (June 3) called the intentional mishandling of the Qur'an a 'rare occurrence' at the Guantanamo Bay prison, but it did little to placate many U.S. Muslims' concerns about the integrity of the facility and U.S. policy towards Muslim prisoners. In the wake of the report, and the ever...

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Visiting Scholars Get a Taste of Muslim Life in the US

June 3, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-6-2005_pg7_34

On June 3, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "A group of Muslim religious scholars, teachers and religious figures has just completed a four and a half-week visit to the United States as part of a State Department programme called ‘Islamic life in the United States.’ The programme has been run for the last two years by eminent Islamic scholar Dr. Riffat...

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Christian Mother, Muslim Daughter Create Another Kind of Interfaith Family

June 3, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/3210512

On June 3, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "the history of disagreement between mothers and daughters can be chronicled in volumes covering topics such as nose rings, career choices and the proper method for potty training a toddler. For Patricia and Alana Raybon, their central disagreement is about nothing less than eternal salvation... Alana Raybon, a 24-year-old elementary...

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Republicans Block Two Measures Aimed at Creating Environment of Religious Respect at Air Force Academy

June 3, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3256

On June 3, 2005 The Forward reported, "House Republicans have killed two measures aimed at requiring the Air Force to submit a plan for ensuring religious tolerance at its academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The measures come in the wake of allegations of religious intolerance and coercion directed by evangelical Christians at the academy against Jews, Catholics and others. The measures, proposed amendments to the National...

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No Votes Against EU Constitution Signal Resistance to Underlying Issues

June 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/02/international/europe/02europe.html?

On June 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "[T]he French 'non' on Sunday and the Dutch 'nee' on Wednesday have clearly left the European Union's proposed constitution a dead letter for now, frustrating the efforts of Europe's leaders to move to the next stage of integration... But there is something at stake here far broader than the constitution itself...

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Islam and State Collide in Moderate Country

June 2, 2005

Source: The Economist

Wire Service: AP

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4033968

On June 2, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "[R]eligion remains an awkward subject in Malaysia. Malay Muslims have lived in the area and practised Islam for centuries. During the colonial period, however, large numbers of Chinese and Indians, non-Muslims for the most part, settled in the country. The authors of...

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19 Dead in Afghan Mosque Suicide Bombing

June 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/02/international/asia/02afghanistan.html

On June 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A suicide bomber detonated a powerful bomb during a mourning ceremony in a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar on Wednesday, killing 19 people, among them the Kabul police chief, and wounding 52 others, the Interior Ministry said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the three and a half years since...

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Young Muslim Woman Finds a Voice in the Republican Party

June 2, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-abeer060205jun02,0,6326132.story?coll=orl-home-entlife

On June 2, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "Abdalla was always president, and her friends served as her Cabinet. They sat in an oval shape -- their 'oval office' -- and discussed pressing issues, such as whether to have ice cream on Fridays. And, like fellow Republican Ronald...

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Anti-Muslim Bias Colors Arrest of Two Men Linked to Al-Qaeda

June 1, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/01/nyregion/01terror.html

On June 1, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Tarik Shah, one of two men charged last weekend with conspiring to aid Al Qaeda, was ordered held without bond yesterday in Manhattan federal court, as one of his lawyers said the government had singled him out for being a Muslim. The other defendant, Dr. Rafiq Sabir, had not yet hired a lawyer when he appeared briefly yesterday in a...

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Court Orders Muslim Boy to Participate in Swimming Class

June 1, 2005

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1602805,00.html

On June 1, 2005 Deutsche Welle reported, "The administrative court of Düsseldorf dismissed a complaint brought by two Muslim parents from Wuppertal who wanted to keep their son out of a co-ed school swimming class in a landmark case. The deeply religious Muslim parents of the 11-year-old student were trying to prevent their son from attending swimming classes, where he would mix with...

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4,000 Americans Request Free Qur�an in First Days of CAIR Campaign

June 1, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2005-06-01-koran_x.htm

On June 1, 2005 USA Today reported, "Almost 4,000 people have jumped at an offer from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to send a free copy of Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation of the Koran (also spelled Qur'an) to whoever wants one. Publisher Amana Publications stands ready to ship as many as 25,000 starting this week.

The campaign comes intentionally on the...

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