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Interviews Reveal Alamoudi was no Stranger to Politics

December 1, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A23876-2003Nov30?language=printer

On December 1, 2003 The Washington Post reported on the high-profile relationships Muslim leader Abdurahman Alamoudi had in Washington before his arrest for allegedly accepting funds from Libya. In 1996, Alamoudi sponsored the first Washington Iftaar dinner, an affair attended by Clinton administration officials, ambassadors and Joseph I....

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A Model of Sensitivity, or a Violation of the Constitution? Koran in New York Police Station Stirs Controversy

December 1, 2003

Source: Muslims

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1157

On December 1, 2003 Muslims reported on the ongoing controversy regarding a Koran on display in a glass case in One Police Plaza during the month of Ramadan. According to the article, the display "has led to a controversy: putting a holy writ on display in a public space violates the rule of separation between church and state. 'Given the nature of the job, they have to have some faith,' said...

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Dar al Islam

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 August 2015.

Phone: 505-685-4515
Email: info@daralislam.org
Website: http://www.daralislam.org/
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Young European Muslims Claim Space in European Society

December 1, 2003

Source: MSBNC.com

http://www.msnbc.com/news/997156.asp

On December 1, 2003 MSBNC.com posted a story from Newsweek International on the debate over where Islam fits in European culture, focusing on the younger generation of European-born Muslims who are claiming their own space in European society: "The real challenge...lies not with those who have checked out of the system, but those who want in, on their own terms. That’s the role of a new crop of twenty- and...

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Editorial: All Canadians Should Abide By Same Laws

December 1, 2003

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/search/story.aspx?id=75e691ae-e91a-4d2d-b377-b7676152dd44

On December 1, 2003 the Montreal Gazette ran an editorial in response to Canadian Muslims' call for Islamic tribunals run on shari'a law to be accepted by the country's legal system. The editorial board wrote, "Canadians are proud of our country's reputation for multiculturalism. But all Canadians, whatever their roots or culture, should...

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Update: A Month Later, Still no Action on the Boykin Front

November 30, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-boykin23nov23,1,1984750.s

On November 30, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that despite the fact that over a month has passed since General William G. "Jerry" Boykin's comments on Islam, the Bush administration has done little to support or condemn him. According to the Times, "While the Pentagon investigates Boykin's remarks, the passage of time is turning the episode into...

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Iowa Students Join Muslims in Fast-a-thon

November 30, 2003

Source: Iowa State Daily

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/12/05/3deef12157cc0

On November 30, 2003 the Iowa State Daily reported that "about 70 students went without eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset as part of the Muslim Student Association's Fast-a-thon. The Fast-a-thon is based upon businesses pledging money for students to fast, said Saddam Khattak, senior in computer engineering. The $400 raised will go to the...

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Swiss Imam Seen as Reformer by Some, Theocrat by Others

November 30, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2003/11/30/the_reformer/

On November 30, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "When Tariq Ramadan delivers a lecture, the room is invariably packed to capacity. Afterwards, dozens of young Muslim men are likely to throng the stage, seeking his definitive guidance on everything from veiling to animal rights to how to live with dignity in a secular society...At age 41, Ramadan, an...

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Bush Faces Criticism Over Statement that Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

November 30, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/136/story_13644_1.html

On November 30, 2003 Beliefnet published an editorial by Richard Land responding to recent statements by President Bush that Muslims and Christians worship the "same god." Land writes, "When reporters called to ask for my response to the President's statement, I told them that like many other Americans, I applaud the President as a man of deep religious faith who attempts to bring those...

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Update: Zurich Refuses to Recognize Non-Christian Faiths

November 30, 2003

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=105&sid=4503862

On November 30, 2003 swissinfo reported, "Proposed new laws that would have led to the official recognition of non-Christian faiths, including Islam, have been turned down in canton Zurich. Some 64 per cent of voters said no to recognising faiths other than the three official religions in the canton. Markus Notter from the Zurich cantonal government – which only...

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Muslim Leaders Elect Council to Establish Shari'a Judicial Court

November 29, 2003

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-11/29/article03.shtml

On November 29, 2003 IslamOnline.net reported, "In the latest effort in a long struggle to have Shari'a recognized in Canada, Muslim leaders in the country elected a 30-member council to establish a judicial tribunal for Muslims...The move is designed to persuade Canadian courts to uphold decisions made under the Muslim law, Ottawa Citizen newspaper said. Jamal...

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Bill Could Ban Wearing Hijab in Public Institutions

November 29, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3248614.stm

On November 29, 2003 the BBC News reported, "French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has announced plans that could in effect ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves in public institutions. Mr. Raffarin told a meeting of his governing UMP party on Friday that he plans to introduce a bill that would be aimed at protecting women...A motion approved by 90% of UMP delegates at Friday's meeting near Paris called...

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