Islam

Muslims Reach Out into Mainstream Media and Pop Culture

August 22, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9464561.htm

On August 22, 2004 The State (S.C.) reported that, "a group of 20- and 30-something Muslims are combining its faith with pop culture elements, ranging from edgy Web sites to comedy. It’s all part of an increasing effort, they say, to increase Muslims’ impact on mainstream American society and to help non-Muslims understand the culture of Islam and, in the aftermath...

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Palos Heights Trial to Begin in November

August 22, 2004

Source: The Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/227syt3.htm

On August 22, 2004 The Daily Southtown reported, "a Nov. 15 trial date has been set in a $6.2 million federal lawsuit by the Al Salam Mosque Foundation that accuses Palos Heights of civil rights violations and discrimination in opposing a mosque in the city. In 2000, Al Salam created a major controversy by announcing its intent to buy the Christian Reformed Church of...

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Institute for Social Policy Understanding Explores Options for American Muslims in the 2004 Election

August 21, 2004

Source: Institute for Social Policy Understanding

http://www.ispu.us/pdfs/Elections_Policy.pdf

On August 21, 2004 Institute for Social Policy Understanding reported, "American Muslims recognize the validity of the democratic process and are eager to participate in it to shape the political environment in which they live. Recent surveys on political attitudes within the community have clearly indicated that American Muslims will participate quite vigorously in the coming...

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Prison Service Apologizes After Offering Muslim Inmates "Halal" Pork Chops

August 21, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1287716,00.html

On August 21, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The Prison Service yesterday apologised after inmates at the top security Belmarsh jail, which houses Muslims accused of terrorism, were offered a pork chop for their evening meal. Abu Hamza, the radical cleric whom the United States wants to extradite for a string of alleged offences, was among those who were given a menu...

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Muslims Respond to Bridgeview Indictments

August 21, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0408210164aug21,1,3494044.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On August 21, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "as Muslim worshipers began to gather before noon for Friday prayers at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, most expressed dismay and skepticism about the arrest of one of their own community, Muhammad Salah. They dismissed...

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Categorizing Muslims, between Theory and Practice:  A Perspective from Portland, Oregon (2004)

Over the past two decades, Islam in America has been receiving increased attention by academics and policy makers. The great influx of immigrant Muslims since the early 1960s, as well the conversion to Islam by a large number of American natives, have significantly changed the religious and social landscape of America. Many earlier studies have treated Islam in America as an imported tradition that remains largely unchanged when it is relocated in the United States. However, a number of more recent studies have attempted to understand Islam in this part of the world as a tradition that...

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Mosque Founder Supports Daughter's Challenge to Mosque in West Virginia

August 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14849_1.html

On August 20, 2004 Beliefnet published an editorial by mosque founder Zafar Nomani concerning his support of daughter Asara Nomani who is at the center of Mosque controversy in West Virgina. "The mosque management committee has informed my daughter that 35 members of the congregation have signed a petition to 'expel' her from the mosque for 'actions and practices that are disruptive to prayer,...

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Masjed as-Sabr - The Islamic Center of Portland

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 503-293-6554
Email: info@assaber.com
Website: http://www.assaber.com https://www.facebook.com/IslamicCenterOfPortlandMasjedAssaber
[flickr_set id="72157621814700323"] This research was conducted by students Anne Marie Armentrout and Muntasir Sattar of Reed College, under the direction of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. Masjed as-Sabr has the largest capacity among Portland mosques and Islamic centers, serving an estimated seven hundred... Read more about Masjed as-Sabr - The Islamic Center of Portland

Islamic Center of Southwest Washington and Masjid Al-Noor

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 January 2013.

Phone: 360-694-7799
Email: info@issww.com
Website: http://www.issww.com
[flickr_set id="72157621939417776"] This profile was researched and written by student Muntasir Sattar of Reed College, under the direction of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. The Islamic Center of Southwest Washington (ICSW) is based in a commercial-industrial area of Vancouver, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. The economy and social life of... Read more about Islamic Center of Southwest Washington and Masjid Al-Noor

Contextualization and Periodization of Muslim Civic and Political Activities in Portland, Oregon (2004)

Introduction

Muslims in the United States were for many decades all but ignored socially, and totally ignored politically. But events of the past forty years have been witness to a increased interest in the religion of Islam and its adherents. Large numbers of immigrants from Muslim countries increased the size of the American Muslim community. The Persian Gulf War brought Muslims into the media spotlight. Finally, the events of September 11th, 2001 and the destruction of the World Trade Center made popular sentiment turn against Muslims, and paved the way toward...

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Muslim Community Center of Portland

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 503-281-7691
Email: mccp.officeof.imam@gmail.com [home], ICPemail@icop.org [home]
Website: http://mccpdx.org/
[flickr_set id="72157621814873267"] This profile was researched and written by student Jonathan Grass of Reed College, under the direction of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. Members of the Muslim Community Center trace their roots in Portland further back than members of other Portland mosques and Muslim community centers.... Read more about Muslim Community Center of Portland

American Muslim Groups Welcome Probe into Gen. Boykin Controversy

August 20, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-boykin20aug20,1,2972363.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 20, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "American Muslim groups on Thursday welcomed initial results of an internal Defense Department probe that concluded that Army Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin violated Pentagon rules when he spoke before Christian groups and cast the war on...

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Bilal Masjid

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 29 October 2006.

Phone: 503-591-7233
Email: webmaster@bilalmosque.com
Website: http://www.bilalmasjid.com
[flickr_set id="72157621814869743"]
This profile was researched and written by student Anne Marie Armentrout of Reed College, under the direction of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri.
The Bilal Mosque has the second-largest capacity among mosques and Islamic centers located in...
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At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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Sufi Orders in Portland (2006)

Those who call themselves Sufis in Portland are a kaleidoscopic mix of observing Muslims, Muslims who are not strictly observant, and those who outright reject any connection between Sufism and Islam. This mix reflects Sufism in the United States as a whole, where Sufism as a form of spirituality has become partially, and in some cases totally, disassociated from Islam. (See Professor Alan Godlas's categorization of Sufis in the United States. Interestingly enough, this disassociation can vary even among those who claim to belong to...

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