Islam

Female French Muslim Council Member Resigns, Citing Lack of Progress on Issues

January 5, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4149323.stm

On January 5, 2005 the BBC News reported, "One of two female members of a group set up to represent Muslims in France has resigned, saying it had failed to make any progress on important issues. Dounia Bouzar said she was stepping down from the French Council of the Muslim Faith because it had become dominated by men born outside France. She said they were too influenced by their countries of...

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Islamic Community in Dallas to Move from Motel to Mosque

January 4, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/denton/stories/010505dndenmosque.58521.html

On January 4, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "cultivating a sense of community from rented space at a highway motel has been a challenge for Ali Khan. His Islamic Association of Lewisville/Flower Mound [TX] has held prayer services weekly at the Super 8 Motel for the last three years. But...

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Chicago Muslim Sues Former Employer for Discrimination

January 4, 2005

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0501040033jan04,1,2496936.story

On January 4, 2005 The Chicago Tribune reported, "a Muslim-American who formerly worked for a suburban manufacturer filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging he was fired after he complained of harassment by co-workers and supervisors after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The suit by Syed Abbas, a native of Pakistan, said one co-worker at...

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Young Muslims Create Professional Development Network

January 3, 2005

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-0/110475784158360.xml

On January 3, 2005 The Jersey Journal reported, "in 1998, three college students actively involved in Muslim student associations on their campuses determined there was no forum for professional development, leadership training and spiritual development for Muslims after college. So they came up with their own... In November, the group held its...

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Detention of Muslim Americans in Canada "Blatant Case of Religious Profiling," CAIR Says

January 3, 2005

Source: The Epoch Times

http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-1-3/25411.html

On January 3, 2005 The Epoch Times reported, "Last week 38 Muslim Americans were detained while traveling back to the United States from an Islamic conference in Toronto, Canada. 'This is the most blatant case of religious profiling,' said Mr. Wissam Nasr of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Inc (CAIR). Nasr said that there was no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity or smuggling...

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The Muslim American Society Launches New Chapters in Austin and Sacramento

January 3, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2029

On January 3, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "the Muslim American Society launched new chapters on January 1, in Austin, Texas, and January 2, in Sacramento, California, with a host of activities. In Austin, utilizing a 'Building A Model Muslim Community' theme, activities included workshops on 'Being Civically Active in the Muslim Community: How? Show Me!'; 'Working for...

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Muslims and Jews Come Together for "Weekend of Peace and Friendship"

January 3, 2005

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

http://www.louisianaweekly.com/cgi-bin/weekly/news/articlegate.pl?20051203h

On January 3, 2005 The Louisiana Weekly reported, "on the weekend of January 14-16, members of Touro Synagogue and Masjidur Raheem (Mosque of the Merciful) will come together for a weekend of joint prayer, education, community service, fellowship and athletics entitled 'Weekend of Peace and Friendship.' The Muslim and Jewish congregations will...

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Over 600 Sikhs Visit Pakistan in Religious Pilgrimmage, Signals Recent Peace Between Countries

January 3, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/01/04/nat16.htm

On January 3, 2005 Dawn reported, "Over 600 Sikhs left for India on Monday after performing religious rituals at different gurdwaras in the province. They arrived [in Pakistan] on Dec 27 in connection with the 300th death anniversary of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, sons of Guru Gobind Singh, 10th guru of Sikhs...Talking to reporters, Priest Prof Darshan Singh welcomed the recent peace process between two countries. He...

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Christians, Jews Reach Out to Muslims After Mosque Fire in Springfield

January 3, 2005

Source: The Republican

http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1104742146166280.xml

On January 3, 2005 The Republican reported, "the Al-Baqi Islamic Center ended the year in flames, but yesterday a different fire burned for the mosque as some 50 people from all denominations showed support for the Muslims who lost their house of worship. The mosque was severely damaged by fire Dec. 8. Seven youths have...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Tsunami Victims Held in New Delhi

January 2, 2005

Source: Central Chronicle

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20050102/0201011.htm

On January 2, 2005 Central Chronicle reported, "Heads of various religions gathered here today to offer joint prayers for the victims of Tsunami tragedy. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Zorastrian and Jew leaders took part in an interfaith prayer meeting held at Gandhi Smriti Bhavan and expressed solidarity and empathy with thousands of affected people. The religious heads said people of every...

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South Asian Religions Offer Different Responses to Tsunami Disaster

January 2, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/010305dnreltsunami-religions.49d7a.html

On January 2, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, " Members of the DFW Hindu Temple held a deepa puja Sunday morning. The 'prayer of light,' honoring victims of last Sunday's earthquake and tsunamis, felt something like a candlelight vigil in any church or synagogue. But the Hindu...

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In a Predominantly Mormon County, a New Mosque Fosters Community

January 1, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view2/1,4382,600101431,00.htm

On January 1, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "Utah County isn't exactly lacking in church buildings — chapels frequented by members of the LDS Church can be found on practically every corner. Until recently, however, Lindon resident Usama Baioumy had to travel to a Salt Lake mosque to practice his faith, Islam. Baioumy talked about the lack of a mosque when he was...

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Chicago Religious Communities Pray, Raise Funds for Tsunami Victims

January 1, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0501010241jan01,1,5780991.story

On January 1, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "As the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in South Asia climbed past the 121,000 mark Friday, religious communities responded with sacred rituals to remember the dead and looked for ways to help survivors. Hindu temples and missions around the region...

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Springfield, IL Muslims Raise Money for Tsunami Aid

January 1, 2005

Source: The State Journal-Register

http://www.sj-r.com/sections/news/stories/43961.asp

On January 1, 2005 The State Journal-Register reported, "As the death toll climbed and rescuers worked to help the stunned tsunami survivors, 10-year-old Annisa Kumerow was working Thursday on a poster in her Rochester living room. The poster was one of several that will be displayed today at the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, 3000 Stanton St., for a special fund-raising...

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