Islam

Indiana Muslim School Opens and Looks to Attract Non-Muslims

August 26, 2004

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/08/26/news/lake_county/7dff89c97f692e2986256efc000055da.prt

On August 26, 2004 Northwest Indiana News reported, "Samar Megdadi quietly tiptoed out of the classroom Wednesday as her daughter, Reem, settled in to her first day of junior kindergarten on the first day of the newly opened Avicenna Academy. Megdadi and her husband, Dr. Zuhair...

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Muslim Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sears Logistics

August 25, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-muslim18.html

On August 25, 2004 the Chicago Sun-Times reported that, "Belal Degedeh, who is of Jordanian and Palestinian origin, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging he was discriminated against for his ancestry and religion... Degedeh worked for Sears Logistics Services Inc. as a merchandise distributor. He claims as he unloaded trucks at a receiving dock, co-workers asked him if he...

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In Hawaii, FBI Hosts Seminar Informing Agents on Islamic Culture

August 25, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Adviser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Aug/25/ln/ln09a.html

On August 25, 2004 The Honolulu Adviser reported that the, "Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday hosted an informational lecture about Islam for Hawai'i-based agents and members of the state's Joint Terrorism Task Force. The goal was to help inform agents about the basic tenets of Islam in order to make them aware of the culture that many terrorists use...

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Sunrise, FL Approves Islamic Complex

August 25, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/broward_county/9486646.htm

On August 25, 2004 The Miami Herald reported, "a group of South Florida Muslims is planning to build a new Islamic center in western Sunrise, complete with a mosque, a day care, a K-12 school and a cafeteria. Islamic leaders say the center will be the largest of its kind in South Florida, and that it...

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Nader Criticized by ADL for Comments About U.S. Involvement in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

August 24, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/001032.php#more

On August 24, 2004 Muslim Wakeup reported that, "Ralph Nader has come under attack from the ADL and their executive director Abe Foxman for suggesting that the US should proceed in a new direction regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue... Nader's crack at Ariel Sharon for being the 'chief Israeli puppeteer' and his jab at George W. Bush for being Sharon's 'puppet' didn't sit well with the...

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Western Cape Premier Exhorts Christians, Muslims, Jews to Religious Tolerance

August 24, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Cape Argus

http://allafrica.com/stories/200408240670.html

On August 24, 2004 Cape Argus reported, "Fundamentalism, of whatever sort, is the greatest threat to world peace and co-existence. This was the message from Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool, when giving a welcoming address at a function at the weekend to celebrate the centenary of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council). After a warm reception, Rasool exhorted followers of...

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The Alternative Institutionalization and Practices of Sufi Orders in Boston (2003)

Abstract

This paper is a testimonial study of several Sufi orders in the Boston area. This research was conducted in tandem with Maryam Hassimi's investigation of such orders in New York City. Sufism in the Boston area cannot be described in a sweeping fashion, since it has manifested in a variety of forms in the area, a phenomenon repeated throughout the United States. Sufism in Boston ranges from the larger organizations such as Sufi Order International, a widespread universalistically-minded organization currently under the guidance of Pir Zia Khan, and the Bawa... Read more about The Alternative Institutionalization and Practices of Sufi Orders in Boston (2003)

U.S. Revokes Visa of Visiting Muslim Scholar at Notre Dame

August 24, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0408240223aug24,1,3887036.story

On August 24, 2004, the Chicago Tribune reported, "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revoked a visa granted to Tariq Ramadan, a renowned Islamic scholar who is accused by some Jewish groups of being a Muslim extremist, effectively barring him from a teaching post he was to begin this week at the University of Notre Dame. Ramadan, a...

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CAIR-Canada Says Use of "Sharia" Law Creates "Slippery Slope," Muslims Divided Over Issue

August 22, 2004

Source: CNews

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/08/22/597420-cp.html

On August 22, 2004 CNews reported, "A Canadian Islamic group is trying to prevent the word shariah from being included in Ontario's Arbitration Act on the grounds it creates a 'slippery slope' that blurs dangerously the lines between family and criminal law. Currently, the law provides for voluntary faith-based arbitration, which allows Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths to use...

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British Military to Appoint First Muslim Chaplain

August 22, 2004

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/August/theworld_August568.xml&section=theworld

On August 22, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "Britain’s army forces are to get their first Muslim chaplain, a defense ministry source was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying. The company and counsel of a...

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Baha'i Youth Conference Draws Participants from Multiple Religions

August 22, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=319

On August 22, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A Baha'i youth conference here attracted participants from Baha'i, Muslim, Christian, and traditional African religious backgrounds. They gathered at the University of N'Zerekore in the forest region of this French-speaking country to learn about the teachings, history, and administration of the Baha'i Faith through...

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PM's Wife Exemplifies Balance Between "Piety and Modernity"

August 22, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-firstlady22aug22,1,4129108.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 22, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Even as she reaches out to observant Muslims, Emine Erdogan has sought to overcome the distrust of Turkey's fiercely pro-secular elite, who see her head scarf as an unmistakable symbol of Islamic militancy. In a country struggling to calibrate...

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