Islam

"Shari'ah TV" Examines Life in Britian for Muslims Observing Shari'ah Law

May 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/27/article05.shtml

On May 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "A TV program tackling the real issues of living a Muslim lifestyle in Britain proved a must-see success among many community households. The Shari’ah TV series on Channel 4 features British Muslims seeking answers from a team of leading Islamic scholars and experts for the first time on British terrestrial...

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For Muslims Wrongly Accused, Apology is not Enough

May 27, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59014-2004May26.html?referrer=email

On May 27, 2004 The Washington Post reported, " The FBI has graciously, and properly, apologized to Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield, a convert to Islam, was detained for two weeks as a material witness in connection with the March 11 Madrid bombings. He was released and exonerated when the FBI conceded that a...

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Amidst Protests, Orland Park Mosque Moves Closer to Opening

May 27, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/seast/272seyt3.htm

On May 27, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported, "In front of crowd of more than 300 people on the brink of eruption, Orland Park's first mosque cleared its second-to-last hurdle Wednesday night. After a 3-to-0 vote, it now heads for consideration by the full village board June 21.... Opponents of the mosque, who made up about two-thirds of the crowd, repeatedly said...

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Muslim Request to Pray in Cordoba Church Prompts Examination of Spanish Identity

May 26, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0526/p01s04-woeu.html

On May 26, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ever since Charles V erected an altar and choir stall in the middle of this city's Great Mosque five centuries ago - clearing out many of the mosque's emblematic red-and-white-striped arches in the process - Córdoba's Mezquita has symbolized Spain's divisive past. But now, Muslim immigrants and Spanish converts to Islam are...

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Editorial: Nigeria Should Look to the Indian Example of Government and Progress

May 26, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405260485.html

On May 26, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted an editorial from the Vanguard arguing that Nigeria should learn from India, the world's largest democracy. The editorial board writes, "India is the world's largest democracy. It has a population of over one billion people of diverse ethnicity and of diverse religions; among their religions are some of the world's oldest. Numbering among these religions are two...

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Critics Demand More Investigation into Capt. Yee's Case

May 25, 2004

Source: The Olympian

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040517/topstories/51828.shtml

On May 25, 2004 The Olympian reported, "Accused of espionage, Army Capt. James Yee saw his notoriety bloom overnight. He was vilified on the airwaves and on the Internet as an operative in a supposed spy ring that aimed to pass secrets to al-Qaida from alleged terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where Yee ministered to them. After his arrest, Yee was...

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Islamic Center and Arab-American Museum to Open in Michigan

May 25, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/27/d01-162836.htm

On May 25, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Metro Detroit’s significant Muslim population will soon have a mosque befitting its size. Once completed this fall, the Islamic Center of America — which will be among the largest in the country — will have a 120,000-square-foot complex that includes the mosque, the Muslim American Youth Academy, an auditorium and library....

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Muslims, Christians, and Jews Discuss Theologies of Love

May 25, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/25/BAGMH6R5LI1.DTL

On May 25, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "nearly 100 Christians, Muslims and Jews sat down together in San Francisco, shared a meal, and tried to figure out why religion seems to be the problem rather than the solution. They gathered at a dozen round tables Sunday evening at the new...

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Study Shows Growth in Fundamentalism

May 24, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250867903.html

On May 24, 2004 The Age reported, "Fundamentalist religion is here to stay, an interfaith conference of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Melbourne was told yesterday. Professor Des Cahill, head of intercultural studies at RMIT, told the Abraham Conference that a new Christianity was emerging that would be much more conservative. He said fundamentalism was 'religion's revenge...

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Arabs in Ohio Rally the Muslim Vote

May 24, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040524/NEWS09/405240366/-1/ARCHIVES30

On May 24, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "The Arab-American community in Ohio needs to organize a far-reaching voter-registration campaign and encourage its members to go to the polls in November, representatives from two Arab-American advocacy groups said yesterday. The two urged more than 150 people who...

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Muslim Student Wins Student Press Freedom Award

May 24, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000830.php#more

On May 24, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! reported that "on May 15th American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications and the Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented the 2004 Student Press Freedom Award (first prize) to Nadia Sheikh for Courageous Journalism in support of Civil Liberties." In...

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Update: Hamtramck Officials Wade Through Petitions, Protests on Call to Prayer

May 23, 2004

Source: Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/23/b03-160686.htm

On May 23, 2004 Detroit News reported, "A controversial noise ordinance allowing a mosque to broadcast daily Islamic calls to prayer over loud speakers is set to go into effect Wednesday. But it probably won’t go into effect because of a petition protesting the ordinance. But it probably won’t matter because the mosque plans to broadcast the calls to prayer anyway....

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American Muslims Protest Human Rights Abuses in Middle East

May 23, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslim23may23,1,4205831.story

On May 23, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "As an American flag flapped in a cool wind, Maher Hathout, senior advisor to the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council, told the 200 gathered 'to pray to Allah — to pray to God. We turn to him because everyone else has turned us down'...Hathout acknowledged the toll taken on the local Muslim...

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At Abrahamic Conference, Former Governor Calls for Cooperation Among Faiths in Fighting Terror

May 23, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/22/1085176042272.html

On May 23, 2004 The Age reported, "Former state governor Sir James Gobbo yesterday criticised people who supported suicide bombing. 'Those who link deliberate suicide to divine approval and reward, whatever the cause, are distorting religion, not preaching it,' Sir James, chairman of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, told the weekend's third international Inter-Religion...

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