Islam

Enrollment in Muslim Schools Surges in Dearborn

March 14, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/schools/0503/14/A01-116550.htm

On March 14, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "enrollments at Islamic schools in Metro Detroit and Michigan are booming. Parents say they are attracted by the discipline, the values-based religious instruction and the stress on academic achievement that includes individual attention and smaller class sizes. The local communities of Arab and south Asian descent -- which comprise...

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Muslim Community Fares Well One Year After Train Bombings

March 14, 2005

Source: MSNBC.com/Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7101281/site/newsweek/

On March 14, 2005 MSNBC.com/Newsweek reported, "A year ago Madrid's cavernous Atocha train station was filled with twisted steel and mangled bodies, killed by suspected Islamist terrorists. Spain is an ancient battleground between Christians and Muslims. The bombings of March 11, 2004, posed the question: would it be so again? The answer—no—is clear from an inconspicuous memorial at Atocha. It's a...

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Mosque Nearly Reconstructed in Ross

March 13, 2005

Source: Minot Daily News

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/state/11127828.htm

On March 13, 2005 the Minot Daily News reported, "work to reconstruct a Muslim mosque here is nearing completion. Zinie Peterson of Bismarck said the mosque, which was dismantled in the 1970s, was the oldest Muslim mosque constructed in North America. The building located on the Muslim cemetery near Ross will include a dome and minarets once completed this summer....

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Two Indian Charities Face Questions About Connections to Hindu Nationalists

March 13, 2005

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/11125411.htm

On March 13, 2005 the Mercury News reported, "The crowd at a recent tsunami fundraiser represented a swath of the Bay Area's Indo-American community...But if the turnout was typical of Silicon Valley's easygoing diversity, some critics say the event at the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple was tainted by episodes of sectarian violence half a world away. The two U.S.-based non-...

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Amana Funds Allow Muslims to Invest According to Islamic Principles

March 13, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/personal_finance/11116300.htm

On March 13, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "What do Anheuser-Busch, Playboy and Bank of America have in common? They are forbidden -- or haraam -- stocks for the Amana Funds, an $81 million-asset mutual-fund family in Bellingham, Wash., that invests according to Islamic principles. The funds stay away from alcohol, pornography, tobacco and...

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Opinion: European Societies "Risk Being Torn Apart" Over Islamophobia

March 13, 2005

Source: Arab News/The Washington Post

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=60359&d=13&m=3&y=2005

On March 13, 2005 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Mustafa Malik about growing Islamophobia in Europe. He writes, "During my two most recent research trips to Europe, I saw how a story like this could capture people’s imaginations. It represents one of the most radical cases of what Germany’s newspaper the Sueddeutsche...

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Department of Justice Reveals Discrimination Against Muslims in US Jails

March 12, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/03/13/int1.htm

On March 12, 2005 Dawn reported, "the US Justice Department has 'found a disturbing pattern' of discriminatory and retaliatory actions against Muslim inmates by wardens and guards at American prisons. A report by the department's Office of the Inspector General, made available to the media on Friday afternoon, singles out an unnamed federal prison where the treatment of Muslim inmates was 'particularly bad'. Inspector General...

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Islamic Book Sale at University an Opportunity for Community Education

March 11, 2005

Source: Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/11/42312dc128b67

On March 11, 2005 the Daily Nebraskan reported, "the fourth day of the [University of Nebraska] Islamic Book Sale continued to draw curious students, faculty and staff, their hands and minds eager to explore the contents of the books... The book sale is in its fifth year, said association president Ahmed Makkawy. 'Basically, we started the book sale...

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Politicians in Quebec Urge Against Shari�ah Law

March 11, 2005

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=3934ac7a-d844-4318-a19d-d1d65110c8bc

On March 11, 2005 the Montreal Gazette reported, "Islamic law has no place in Quebec or the rest of Canada, a provincial cabinet minister and several MNAs said yesterday.

With the Ontario government expected to decide shortly on whether to allow the Islamic legal code, known as...

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Muslim Woman Appointed US Advisor on UN Reforms

March 11, 2005

Source: World Peace Herald

http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050311-102201-8638r

On March 11, 2005 the World Peace Herald reported, "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday appointed a Muslim woman her senior adviser on U.N. reforms. Shirin Tahir-Kheli is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin. She will serve as the secretary's senior advisor and chief interlocutor on United Nations reform, the State Department announced Friday. Tahir-Kheli...

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New Dutch Translation of Qur’an Launched to Aid Muslim Integration

March 11, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1275038,00110001.htm

On March 11, 2005 Reuters reported, "A reformist Islamic movement launched a new Dutch translation of the Koran on Thursday amid efforts to boost integration of the country's growing Muslim community, despite suggestions few would actually use it. The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, which was founded in British-ruled India in the...

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RSS Calls for an End to Minority Status of Christians, Muslims

March 11, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=43082

On March 11, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The RSS on Friday said Muslims and Christians in India could not be treated as minorities as they have not come from outside the country and called for an early end to ‘minorityism’. Addressing the Akhil Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest policy making body of RSS...

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Muslim Woman Appointed Director of Pasadena Justice Center

March 11, 2005

Source: Pasadena Star-News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/Stories/0,1413,206~22097~2758435,00.html

On March 11, 2005 the Pasadena Star-News reported, "she's spent her life fostering conflict resolution, so it seemed like fate when Najeeba Syeed-Miller and the Western Justice Center Foundation in Pasadena found each other. Najeeba Syeed-Miller has been the center's executive director since November, charged with fulfilling its goals of working...

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