Islam

Opinion: As Long as EU Excludes Turkey, "Muslim Issue" Will Grow

May 28, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=c1cead3ffbfccd5fba92bb5f1840d9ed

On May 28, 2004 NCM posted a commentary from the Pacific News Service on the place of Islam in European soceity. Paolo Pontoniere [U.S. correspondent for Focus, Italy's leading monthly magazine], with Franz Schurmann and Jalal Ghazi, argues, "Since Charlemagne unified much of Europe in a Holy Roman Empire for a few...

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Hamtramck's Immigrants Learn the Messiness of Democracy

May 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0405/28/d01-166954.htm

On May 28, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Masud Khan came looking for America, and found it in a city where many do not speak English. Polish grandmothers in babushkas and Pakistani teens in burkas stroll along the sidewalk outside the Al-Islah Islamic Center where Khan, a Bangladeshi, is secretary. Perched above them, on the roof of the mosque, are three shiny silver loudspeakers...

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Officers Learn Islamic Culture

May 28, 2004

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/9453469p-10377510c.html

On May 28, 2004 the Sacramento Bee reported, "During a traffic stop, the driver avoids eye contact with the police officer. If the person is Muslim, the gesture isn't necessarily a sign of evasion or deceit. The person could be following religious teachings about modesty when dealing with someone of the opposite sex. 'It's a sign of respect,' said Tamer Ahmed, an...

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Muslims Protest Occupation of Iraq

May 28, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw98603_20040528.htm

On May 28, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Chanting 'Get out of Najaf, Get out of Karbala,' about 200 Muslims protested the American occupation of Iraq on Friday with signs, as drivers honked their support along a main street in the heart of the city. The protesters in this heavily Arab suburb of Detroit said they are angry about the destruction of holy sites in Iraq and...

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"Hidden" Mosques More Accepted Than Highly Visible Traditional Architecture

May 27, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1441_A_1219001_1_A,00.html

On May 27, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "Most Muslims in Germany pray in mosques that are hidden from view in old factory buildings and basements. The Muslim community would like that to change, but projects to build traditional mosques are often controversial...With few exceptions, [the 70 mosques in Berlin that serve the capital's 200,000-strong Muslim community...are...

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Muslim-Christian Conference to Include Jews Next Year

May 27, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/qatar/?id=10088

On May 27, 2004 the Middle East Online reported, " A conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue opened Thursday in Qatar with an official call to broaden the forum to include Judaism. Qatari Prime Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani set the stage for two days of inter-faith talks by drawing parallels between those who believe in the oneness of God. 'Perhaps it is wise to widen the...

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Government Orders Closing of Country's Only Remaining Synagogue

May 27, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/432012.html

On May 27, 2004 Ha-Aretz ran an Associated Press article that reported, "One by one, Jewish worshipers unfurl their white-and-blue prayer shawls and mutter a quick blessing to begin one of the last Sabbath services in Tajikistan's only remaining synagogue. The government of this former Soviet republic has ordered the Jews out of the Dushanbe synagogue by the end of July so it can be demolished with the...

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Human Rights Groups Condmen U.S. Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

May 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/27/article06.shtml

On May 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Human rights groups said they strongly condemn U.S. soldiers' practices of forcing Iraqi prisoners to denounce Islam as a way to avoid torture in the U.S.-run Abu Gharib prison, if such reports were true. 'We condemn these acts in the strongest way just as we condemn all other types of abuses and human rights violations...

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Government Official Calls for Interreligious Committees at State and Local Levels

May 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405270406.html

On May 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a This Day article that reported, "The Tor Tiv Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkula has called for the establishment of joint committees of Muslims and Christians at the State and Local government levels, even as the nation grapples with the pervasive problem of religious intolerance. Dr. Torkula spoke in Makurdi at an expanded State Security Council meeting, chaired by the...

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Muslim Woman Leads Fight Against Discrimination

May 27, 2004

Source: AZ Central

http://www.azcentral.com/news/columns/articles/0527montini27.html

On May 27, 2004 AZ Central reported, "Getting people to see her as an American Muslim has become a full-time job for Deedra Abboud. It has become her career. She is the executive director of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national organization with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The job is most difficult on days like Wednesday,...

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Muslim High School Student Challenges Dress Code

May 27, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,1271,-4138013,00.html

On May 27, 2004 The Guardian ran a Press Association article that reported, "A 15-year-old Muslim girl was challenging a school's refusal to allow her to wear traditional religious dress in the classroom. Shabina Begum has been out of school since September 2002, when she was sent home after arriving for classes at Denbigh High School, Luton, in the jilbab, a long,...

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