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Children of Abraham Project Casts Light on Similarities, Differences

February 7, 2005

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1107188417278240.xml

On February 7, 2005 the Kalamazoo Gazette reported, "a diverse cast of students in The Children of Abraham Project presented a dramatic performance of their differences, similarities and hopes Sunday on the campus of Western Michigan University. Written by 16 teenagers from the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit, it was a drawing together...

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Muslims in South Cast Votes for Peace

February 6, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK261458.htm

On February 6, 2005 Reuters reported, "Voters in Thailand's largely Muslim south, where more than 500 people were killed in assassinations and explosions last year, thronged to polling stations on Sunday to vote for the restoration of peace.

Friends and foes of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said they hoped their votes would either change the government or alter government strategies...

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Update: Dunkin Donuts Headscarf Issue Resolved

February 6, 2005

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2005/02/06headwrapdispute.html

On February 6, 2005 The News Journal reported, "when Renee Brown's supervisor told her she couldn't wear her Muslim head-wrap to work, the Wilmington resident wrestled with what to do. She mulled over the prospect of unemployment in a bad economy and her responsibilities to her 8-year-old son, Javour... The 28-year-old single mother, who is...

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Islamic Literatures Gains Popularity in the United States

February 6, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/06/INGH7B3FM31.DTL

On February 6, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "If you want to meet the most popular poet in the United States, you must board a plane and fly to Konya, Turkey, where you'll find the mausoleum of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi, who is better known by his Westernized name, Rumi. Born in the early 13th century in what is now...

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Flint Islamic Center Serves Growing Muslim Community

February 5, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1107609651177530.xml

On February 5, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "when Dr. Abdelmajid I. Jondy moved to the area in 1972, Flint had no center for Islamic worship. By 1985, there were enough Muslims in the area to open a center on Dyewood Drive that is still available for prayer. Jondy, a surgeon and president of the Flint Islamic Center, explained that...

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Child Trust Fund Not Shari’ah Compliant, Changes Underway

February 5, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/moneybox/4239187.stm

On February 5, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Muslim families in receipt of Child Trust Fund vouchers are currently unable to use them as the available accounts do not comply with Sharia law. Islamic law forbids all forms of financial interest and has strict rules about the kind of products Muslims can invest in. And if the industry does not respond to the demand, in a year the Inland...

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New Film, "The Sikh Next Door" Educates About Difference

February 4, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/news/local/gso/sikh_020405_hp.htm

On February 4, 2005 the News-Record reported, "Jasbir Singh with his daughter Gulnaar Kaur, a ninth-grader at Greensboro Day School, are teaching students about the Sikh religion. Greensboro Day School officials produced a curriculum to accompany a new educational film called 'The Sikh Next Door.' Singh, a Greensboro Day parent who worked on the project, asked the school to...

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Muslim Woman Entitled to Maintenance Under Hindu Law

February 4, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1228325,00080001.htm

On February 4, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Ruling that women of the minority community cannot be discriminated against in the matter of providing alimony, the Allahabad High Court has asked one Islam to pay maintenance to his estranged wife. Asking Islam to pay Rs 1,000 as alimony to his wife, Fatima, Justice SN Srivastava held that the Hindu...

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Muslim Group Angered Over Government Plan to Train Imams

February 3, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4232495.stm

On February 3, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A Muslim group in the Netherlands has complained it was not consulted before the government backed university plans to start training imams.

There has been fierce debate about the integration of Muslims in the Netherlands in the last few years.

It intensified last November with the murder of the film-maker Theo van Gogh by a suspected Muslim...

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US-Based Islamic Charity Stops Fundraising, Claiming Unfair FBI Investigation Underway

February 2, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/dallas/stories/020305dnmetkinderusa.25130.html

On February 2, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "An international Islamic charity based in Dallas has suspended operations, saying it's unfairly become the target of an investigation by the U.S. government.

Federal authorities refused to confirm whether KinderUSA was under...

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Rastafarians Celebrate Bob Marley's Birth, Joined by Orthodox and Muslim Leaders

February 2, 2005

Source: iafrica.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://entertainment.iafrica.com/news/409837.htm

On February 2, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Month-long festivities got under way in Ethiopia on Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the late legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley, who was cut down by cancer aged 36 back in 1981. The opening ceremony was attended by an invited audience of 200 in the town hall of Addis Ababa,...

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