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Mosque Proposed in Orland Park, IL Faces Zoning Concerns

June 10, 2004

Source: Star Newspapers

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/10-sp3.htm

On June 10, 2004 Star Newspapers gave an update on the proposal to build a mosque in Orlando Park, IL. "The property where the proposed mosque would be built is subject to annexation into Orlando Park. As a result, village officials are expected to vote in favor of the project on its merits — that is, whether it meets village codes and ordinances. Committee members last month said...

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Hamtramck Prayer Controversy is Emblem of "Culture Wars"

June 9, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0405/20/d01-158815.htm

On June 9, 2004 The Detroit News published an editorial on the controversy over the call to prayer in Michigan: "The din surrounding the Hamtramck mosque keeps getting louder: It’s a clarion call to hate groups and provocateurs. The National Alliance, a neo-Nazi-like group whose national clubhouse is based in West Virginia, is circulating fliers to oppose the noise ordinance...

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Bias in School District's Religious Holiday Observances in Baltimore County, MD

June 9, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.board09jun09,0,4016240.story?coll=bal-education-k12

On June 9, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "Ignoring pleas from members of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Baltimore County school board unanimously approved last night a 2005-2006 school year calendar that excludes two important Muslim holidays... (At issue are Muslim...

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American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 July 2014.

Phone: 305-898-9314
Email: info@al-AMANA.org
Website: http://www.al-AMANA.org
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Overview

The American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA) has served the Muslim community since 1992. It was established to do da’wah, the work of conveying the messages of God. According to them, da’wah is one of the most honorable works a Muslim is called to do, which they...

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Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 504-361-9659
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Description

Masjid Bilal stands beneath the shadow of the metal framework of the Crescent City Connection, the bridge which connects Algiers and other West Bank communities to the main sections of New Orleans. Located in a working class section of Algiers, the mosque is located on the corner of Teche and Socrates streets, on the same block as All...
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Buddhist Artifacts Still in Danger

June 8, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0608/p06s03-wosc.html

On June 8, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Seven strangers pulled into [Mis Ainak, Afghanistan] a few weeks ago with a keen interest in a nearby Buddhist temple. They asked the local villagers why they wanted to work for pennies when they could make hundreds of dollars stealing Buddhas instead. The villagers' response? On May 16, they called the cops and had the...

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Opposition Builds Over Proposed Mosque in IL

June 7, 2004

Source: The Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/231syt5.htm

On June 7, 2004 The Daily Southtown reported on a growing controversy in Orland over the proposed building of a local mosque. "About 150 residents packed an Orland Park Plan Commission meeting this month, with many objecting to the mosque, the first of the village's 25 houses of worship that would not be a Christian church. Plan commissioners approved the plan,...

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Editorial: Interfaith Leaders Support Orland Park Mosque Project

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/letters/x07-fd1.htm

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported,"As members of the steering committee ofthe Southwest Inter-faith Team, we commend the Orland Park village officials for their support for the building of a mosque in their community. In the year we have existed, SWIFT has sponsored dialogues over dinner and presentations by speakers in which Christians, Jews and Muslims have learned...

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Muslim Women Integrating Into European Society Faster Than Men

June 7, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0607/p07s02-woeu.html

On June 7, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "[A]n emerging group of young Muslim women...are outpacing their male counterparts in making the transition into mainstream European society, the workplace, and even political office. Their success is a hopeful sign that new generations of women may break the cycle of unemployment and poverty prevalent among Europe's migrant...

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University of Kansas Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 22 March 2013.

Contact Information

Address: The University of Kansas, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045
Email: arif_huq@hotmail.com
Website: http://msaku.com

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History

The national Muslim Students Association has branches all over the USA and Canada. It started in 1963 when seventy Muslim students from across America and Canada came together at the University of Illinois...

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Opinion: Muslim World Must Speak Out Against Wahhabism

June 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17037-2004Jun4.html

On June 6, 2004 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece on the "Wahhabi threat to Islam" by Mona Eltahawy, managing editor of Arabic Women's eNews and a columnist for the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Eltahawy writes, "When gunmen killed 22 people in the city of Khobar in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich eastern province last weekend, they set off alarm bells...

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Muslims Seek Courtship on the Internet

June 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18646-2004Jun5.html

On June 6, 2004 The Washington Post reported that Muslim men and women are using the internet to court one another online."Like other online dating services, the Muslim Web sites ask their members to post photos, biographical profiles and descriptions of what they are looking for in a spouse. But instead of moving quickly to the dating stage, the user of a...

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