Islam

Bosnian Cultural and Education Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 July 2014.

Contact Information

Address: 8021 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215

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This profile was researched and written by Muntasir Sattar of Reed College, under the direction of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri.

History

Most of the members of the small Bosnian community in Portland came here as refugees between 1992 and 1997, during the civil war that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia. Church-sponsored-...

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Muslim Women's Participation in Olympics a First for Many Countries

August 19, 2004

Source: Trinidad & Tobago Express/Los Angeles Times

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=34190423

On August 19, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A record number of Muslim women are representing their countries this year in Athens, nearly every one of them overcoming unimaginable hardships. Some endure death threats for exposing their legs to foreign men; others prepare for this day without the mats, shoes or other equipment...

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U.S Continues Investigation of Saudi-Based Charities for Links to Terrorism

August 19, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13266-2004Aug18.html?referrer=email

On August 19, 2004 The Washington Post ran an in-depth article on the U.S. investigation into links between terrorism and Saudi-backed charities. The article reported, "The collision of Saudi missionary work and suspicions of terrorist financing in San Diego illustrates the perils and provocations of a multibillion-dollar effort...

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Hands of Peace Program Brings Together American, Middle Eastern Teens

August 19, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/gv/08-19-04-364262.html

On August 19, 2004 Pioneer Press reported, "They came together as strangers and parted after two weeks as friends. That was the goal of the Hands of Peace program, which for a second year brought together 16 Middle Eastern and 11 American teens for a peace-making mission that they and their adult sponsors hope will one day...

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Study Shows Religion Plays Larger Part in Lives of Non-White Population

August 18, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=552588

On August 18, 2004 The Independent reported, "Although most white Britons call themselves Christian, most admit religion plays little part in their lives, a government study shows. But a strikingly different picture emerges in black and Asian communities, who say that their faith is a crucial part of their identity. And in a sign that Britain's religious map is...

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Teacher Challenges Superintendent Over Recommendation to Fire

August 18, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1092821374184280.xml

On August 18, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "Embattled former West Jefferson High School teacher Wes Mix, who was accused of using racial slurs and yanking the head scarf off a Muslim student, plans to fight Jefferson Parish public schools Superintendent Diane Roussel's recommendation to fire him. Under policies governing tenured...

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Scholar Looks for Connections Between Blues and Islamic Call to Prayer

August 17, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/08/15/INGMC85SSK1.DTL

On August 17, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that, "Upward of 30 percent of the African slaves in the United States were Muslim, and an untold number of them spoke and wrote Arabic, historians say now... These slaves' practices eventually evolved -- decades and decades later, parallel with different singing traditions from...

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More on FBI and Muslim Relations in CA

August 17, 2004

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/08/17/special_reports/religion/8_16_0422_08_18.txt

On August 17, 2004 North County Times reported that, "the faithful who come to worship at the Masjid Al-Ittehad in Vista on Friday crowd the prayer hall and spill over into the courtyard. At this masjid, or mosque, Nader Dehani serves as imam, conducting the service, which opens with a call to prayer. He stresses to the...

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Opinion: Trend Toward Inequality in Mosques Contradicts Tradition of Muhammad

August 16, 2004

Source: National Post

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/comment/story.html?id=cf80bfb3-1e4c-427e-b20b-6c6b40a3c569

On August 16, 2004 the National Post reported, "When I first came to Canada as a young mother in 1976, I was surprised to see that in North America mosques -- or masjid as they care called in Arabic -- were open to women just as they were during the time of Prophet Mohammed. The Prophet...

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