Islam

Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian Ethicists Weigh in on Schiavo Case

March 23, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

On March 23, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "as the quest to sustain the life of a brain-damaged Florida woman commands the attention of the American public, people of all faiths are pondering if ancient tenets can resolve the moral quandaries posed by modern medicine. Withchemotherapy, respirators, feeding tubes and other artificial means possibly adding years to a human life, believers across the spectrum are challenged by the questions raised in the Terri Schiavo case. But for Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Christian bioethicists,...

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Denial of Visa to Modi Causes Split Among Indo-Americans

March 23, 2005

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/11208026.htm

On March 23, 2005 the Mercury News reported, "An international spat involving a controversial politician in India and a convention of hotel owners in Florida is causing a major uproar in Silicon Valley, the heart of the nation's Indo-American community. Indians of all creeds are in a tizzy about the U.S. refusal to allow Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, to...

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Update: Religion Column Restored to Passports

March 23, 2005

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=60889&d=23&m=3&y=2005

On March 23, 2005 Arab News reported, "The government of Pakistan has restored the column of religion in passport, said Federal Minister of Defense Rao Sikanader Iqbal here yesterday.

The column identifying the bearer’s religious affiliation will be restored to the Pakistani passport, in a bid to avoid a clash with Islamic parties threatening a...

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Theater at Center of Sikh Controversy to Stage Play About Muslim Brothel

March 22, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/4373221.stm

On March 22, 2005 BBC News reported, "A theatre, which dropped a play after violent protests by Sikhs there last year, has confirmed it is to stage a drama about a fictional Muslim brothel. The Birmingham Rep said 'Bells' is set in a property which is a butcher's shop by day and a brothel by night. It says it has not had any complaints about Yasmin Whittaker Khan's play, which is...

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Islamic Studies Chair Filled at Harvard Divinity School

March 21, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=506635

On March 21, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "Baber Johansen, a renowned professor of Islamic studies and expert on muslim law, has accepted a position as Professor of Islamic Studies at the Harvard Divinity School (HDS). Johansen, who has been at the ...cole des Hautes ...tudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris for a decade, will assume tenure at HDS in July 2005, filling a position that has...

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Plans for Muslim Center Challenge Yorktown Community

March 21, 2005

Source: The News Journal

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050321/NEWS02/503210314/1018

On March 21, 2005 The News Journal reported, "Yorktown Planning Board hearing continues on plans to divide the former Franciscan High School property to allow for a Muslim center on part of the land... As much as the prospect of the Muslim center has stirred debate, it is not really on the table yet. Before Bill Catucci...

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Update: Death Toll for Blast at Sufi Shrine Reaches 49

March 21, 2005

Source: The Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_21-3-2005_pg7_24

On March 21, 2005 The Daily Times reported, "At least 49 people have died in Saturday’s blast at a Sufi saint’s shrine in Gandhawa in the Balochistan district of Jhal Magsi, a caretaker of the shrine said on Sunday. However, government officials said the death toll from the explosion was 29. The shrine’s caretaker, Faqir Ghulam Hussain, said...

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Bomb Explodes at Muslim Shrine, Killing 30

March 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4365053.stm

On March 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "More than 30 people have been killed and many injured in a bomb blast at a Muslim shrine in southern Pakistan.

The explosion occurred as thousands gathered at the site in the village of Fatehpur, about 300km (185 miles) from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombing.
...

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Teachers in Purchase Learn Lesson on Islam

March 20, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050320/NEWS02/503200352/1018

On March 20, 2005 The Journal News reported, "the teachers were gathered at round tables, answering a quiz about the Jewish scripture, the New Testament and the Quran. They were asked to match the holy book with the quotations, which included references to Adam in the garden, Moses parting the sea and the immaculate...

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Woman Leading Islamic Prayers Stirs Worldwide Controversy

March 19, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4B40D491-751D-4A1D-B4C6-AFB73437F7F2.htm

On March 19, 2005 Aljazeera reported, "A woman has led a controversial mixed-gender Islamic prayer service, with organisers of the event saying they are 'ushering Islam into the 21st century.'

Amina Wadud, a professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, said the service she was leading�was 'only one aspect of...

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Muslim Workers Celebrate Settlement Over Prayers

March 19, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/05/03/67159824.shtml

On March 19, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "all sides in a Nashville imbroglio over ancient Islamic practices and modern production-line demands were busy yesterday congratulating each other for resolving a workplace dispute before it festered into something far more confrontational. More than 30 Muslim workers, who say they had no choice but to quit their jobs at Dell...

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International Backlash Swirls in the Wake of Female-Led Islamic Prayers in New York

March 19, 2005

Source: The Daily Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_20-3-2005_pg7_46

On March 19, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the Middle East on Saturday angrily denounced prayers led by a woman in New York City the day before as a violation of Islam.

One Egyptian newspaper, Al-Messa, reported the news of Amina Wadud leading Friday prayer services on its front page...

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