Islam

U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 22, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=12099

On October 22, 2003 The Associated Press reported that " the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee called yesterday for the temporary reassignment of a Pentagon official who made church speeches casting the war on terrorism in religious terms. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin should step aside during a Pentagon investigation of Boykin...

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President Mbeki Meets With Religious Working Group

October 21, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200310210471.html

On October 21, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media posted a BuaNews article that reported, "President Thabo Mbeki is meeting with the representatives of the Presidential Religious Working Group in Pretoria today. The Presidency said the meeting sought to promote meaningful interaction between the government and religious communities. President Mbeki has met with the religious group before and a...

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New York City Council Examines Civil Rights Abuses Justified Under Patriot Act

October 21, 2003

Source: Hoy

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1118

On October 21, 2003 Hoy reported that the New York City Council on October 20 held meetings to listen to the testimonies by activists in Arab and Muslim communities on civil rights violations justified by the Patriot Act. "Representatives of these organizations denounced the 'systematic harassment' and 'persecution' of Muslims and immigrants of Middle Eastern and South Asian origin. Activists told the...

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Masjid Tawheed was Sunnah

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 919-767-1044
Email: imaam@mtws.org
Website: http://www.mtws.org/

Activities and Schedule

Friday Jummah
Sunday classes via telephone line with Saudi Arabian scholars
Saturday and Sunday Arabic classes
Sunday class: women only

History

The Masjid was founded by a group who had worshiped at Masjid Ibad Ar-...
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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 20, 2003

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/10/20/boykin.statement/index.html

On October 20, 2003 CNN reported that "an apology from Lt. Gen. William Boykin for casting the war on terrorism in terms that offended some Muslims originally included a promise that he would no longer speak at religious events... But that language was deleted on the advice of Pentagon attorneys and the press office, a Pentagon spokesman said. Other statements also were withdrawn by the...

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Ex-Agent Claims He was Fired From FBI Because He is Muslim

October 20, 2003

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.com/news/980186.asp#ten

On October 20, 2003 Newsweek reported that Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, an Egyptian born FBI agent who worked big terrorism probes, is preparing a lawsuit claiming that the FBI fired him because they mistrusted the fact that he is a Muslim. According to the FBI's account, Abdel-Hafiz's review was prompted by " a recent claim by his ex-wife that Abdel-Hafiz had faked a burglary in his home in 1989 in order to collect $25,000 in...

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Oklahoma Sixth Grader Suspended over Muslim Head Covering

October 19, 2003

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=12080

On October 19, 2003, the First Amendment Center published an editorial defending the right of 11-year-old Nashala Hearn to attend Oklahoma public schools wearing her Muslim head scarf, a practice that is currently banned under dresscodes designed to prevent gang activity. The author compares the incident to that of Aroniakeha Elijah, a junior at Salmon River Central...

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Boykin Editorials

October 19, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-livit193499803oct19,0,7735642.column

On October 19, 2003 Newsday published an editorial responding to the Boykin controversy and to the proliferation of hate speech against Muslims by born-again Christian preachers associated with the White House. According to the editorial, "it has sometimes seemed during the last two years that Sept. 11 amplified those voices so that now they are...

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Rhetoric of Iraq War Reveals Religious Tensions

October 19, 2003

Source: Boston Herald

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/international/anal10192003.htm

On October 19, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that the rhetoric of the war with Iraq shows a focus on religious issues, citing comments alledgedly made by Osama bin Laden on an audio tape, U.S. Lt. Gen. William "Jerry'" Boykin's derogatory comments about Islam and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed's anti-Semitic comments at an Islamic summit. The article quoted...

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Government Holding Talks Between Hindu and Muslim Leaders on Ayodhya

October 19, 2003

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_424576,000600010002.htm

On October 19, 2003 the Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article on the Ayodhya dispute which reported, "the Centre [government] said it was making efforts to hold talks between Hindu and Muslim leaders for an amicable settlement to the vexed Ayodhya imbroglio and expressed hope that the issue would be resolved within a year...Though the Centre has been...

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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 19, 2003

Source: Reuters

http://famulus.msnbc.com/FamulusIntl/reuters10-19-085251.asp?reg=MIDEAST

On October 19, 2003 Reuters reported that presidential candidates were condemning President Bush for his failure to respond U.S. General Boykin's reference to the war on terror as a "spiritual war." Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean "called on Bush on Sunday to ''show some leadership' and ask Boykin to resign. 'Not only did General Boykin's comments...

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Muslim Group Calls for Reservation of Jobs for 'Dalit Muslims'

October 19, 2003

Source: Yahoo! News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/031019/43/28mw2.html

On October 19, 2003 Yahoo! News posted an Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) article that reported, "An influential Muslim body has called for reservation in government jobs for 'Dalit Muslims,' saying they constitute a large chunk of the community in India and are very poor. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board says it favours jobs quotas for the 'Dalit Muslims' -- or socially marginalized Hindus who...

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For Washington Buddhists, One Exhibit Brings Wide Range of Devotion

October 18, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43839-2003Oct17.html

On October 18, 2003 The Washington Post reported that an exhibition of Buddhist relics thought to belong Gautama, also called Shakyamuni Buddha, and other Buddhist masters will be displayed Oct. 25 and 26 at Giac Hoang Temple in Northwest Washington. According to the Post, the temple is "planning for 10,000 exhibit visitors, many of whom told organizers that...

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