Islam

Update: Daniel Pipes' Nomination Stalls

August 14, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On August 14, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "MPAC, along with a very wide coalition of interfaith, civil rights and academic freedom groups, participated in a packed press conference this morning at the National Press Building in Washington DC decrying the possible recess appointment of Daniel Pipes to the United States Institute for Peace (USIP)... The press conference was moderated by Dr. Reverend Welton Gaddy, president of the...

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Interfaith Citizen Corps

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 Catholic News Service reported that "Bruce Netter and Sofian Abdelaziz are working together. Netter, a Jew, is manager of disaster relief services for Catholic Charities of the Miami Archdiocese. Sofian, a Palestinian, is director and counselor of the Miami-based American Muslim Association of North America... Netter described Citizen Corps as 'a national...

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Update: Daniel Pipes

August 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/08/14/national1314EDT0575.DTL

On August 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a broad array of Arab, religious and Muslim groups Thursday denounced the expected appointment of outspoken Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes to a federally funded peace think tank... The groups slammed Pipes as a racist, anti-Islam extremist whose...

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Window Broken at VA Islamic Cultural Center

August 14, 2003

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

On August 14, 2003, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement requesting law enforcement authorities to investigate an incident of vandalism at a VA Islamic center as a possible hate crime.

Rochester Hills Mosque to Expand

August 14, 2003

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/cfp/4/tpray14_20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 the Detroit Free Press reported that "more than 100 women settled into informal rows in the Rochester Hills mosque [in Michigan]... Men at this mosque get to watch the imam lead prayers live; there isn't enough room for the women to join them... So the women pray from the old dining room -- accommodations mosque leaders hope to change with a proposed $1-million-plus...

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Faiths Team Up for Emergency Preparedness

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 the Catholic News Service reported on a joint emergency prepartion effort between members of the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam and Judaism): "Be it a hurricane or a terrorist act, disaster does not discriminate. Muslims died in the World Trade Center. People of every race and religion lost their houses during Hurricane Andrew. That is why Bruce...

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Muslim American Voter Registration Drive

August 13, 2003

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1B61E7C6-8C21-4E68-B62589C58302C85B#

On August 13, 2003 Voice of America reported that "Muslim-Americans are not known for their political influence in Washington. But some Muslim activists are vowing to change that. A voter registration drive is targeting the estimated six to seven million American Muslims in hopes of strengthening their political clout... The new voter...

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Mosque of Holy Qur'an

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 August 2003.

Phone: 803-714-6749

Masjid Jamia

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 December 2012.

Phone: 215-898-0605
Website: http://www.philaplace.org/story/917/
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Philadelphia Police Department Amends Beard Policy for Religious and Medical Reasons

August 11, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/6511294.htm

On August 11, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Philadelphia "Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson yesterday changed the department's decades-old clean-shaven rule, allowing the force's more than 7,000 officers to sport facial hair under limited conditions... From now on, officers may sport full beards - for religious or medical reasons - as long as the beards are short and neatly...

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Catholics and Muslims Hold Joint Prayer Service in Austin, TX

August 10, 2003

Source: News 8 (Austin, TX)

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=80312

On August 10, 2003 News 8 (Austin, TX) reported that "members of the Catholic and Muslim faith, two of the world's largest religions, combined Sunday services in Austin. This was the second time since Sept. 11 that Catholics and Muslims have held a joint prayer service. Inside St. Mary's Cathedral in Downtown Austin, two religions shared the same pew,...

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Prominent Muslim Organizations Join to Form "Muslim American Congress"

August 8, 2003

Source: Muslim Journal

On August 8, 2003 the Muslim Journal reported that "at a meeting held in Chicago on June 29, 2003, the American Muslim Council (AMC) and the American Muslim Alliance (AMA) completed essential details for creating a new unified organization called the Muslim American Congress. A 12-member board of directors unanimously adopted the new bylaws, budget and elected a four-member Executive Council to run the day to day affairs of the Muslim American Congress (MAC)."

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