Islam

Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Editorial: Sultaana Freeman License Case

June 22, 2003

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11614

On June 22, 2003 the First Amendment Center printed an editorial by Charles Haynes stating that "Sultaana Freeman’s refusal to remove her veil for a driver’s license photo has touched a nerve. Talk-show exchanges and letters to the editor are filled with exasperation – even outrage – over the Muslim woman’s lawsuit against the state of...

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Editorial: John J. DiIulio Jr. on FBCI

June 22, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/173/focus/Faith_Hope_and_Government+.shtml

On June 22, 2003 The Boston Globe printed an editorial by John J. DiIulio Jr. stating that "today, faith-based social service programs still receive only a small percentage of available federal funding, despite the importance and proven effectiveness of the work they do. What's more, the political consensus behind the charitable choice laws has...

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Diversity of Views and Religious Beliefs on the American University Campus

June 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6499-2003Jun17.html?nav=hptoc_c

On June 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "On the first full day of the Iraq war, Abdul Aziz Said stood before an overflow crowd inside the domed sanctuary of American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center, a unique place in the life of AU, both in its form and function. Perched among gray rectangular buildings, the circular Kay...

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Ohio Seminar to Address Counseling Services for Muslim Women

June 21, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003106210173

On June 21, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "Aneesah Nadir said it’s no wonder many Muslims are afraid to seek counseling services, given the stereotypes many non-Muslim counselors have about Islam... Many non-Muslims, for example, assume incorrectly that Islam teaches that women are inferior to men. So if a Muslim woman complains of spousal abuse, it’s...

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South Florida Women Organize Conference on Islamic Issues

June 21, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.Sun-Sentinel.com/

On June 21, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "two groups of women have joined forces to organize a conference on Islamic issues this weekend at Nova Southeastern University [FL]... And it has a hot-button title: 'Islam: Contribution or Threat to American Society?' The women clearly don't intend to duck questions... 'We hope people will ask questions,' says Irma Sulaiman of Delray Beach, one of the main organizers...

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The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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Interfaith Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths

June 21, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/6152367.htm

On June 21, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "not long after 9/11, evangelist Franklin Graham stated publicly that in his opinion Muslims worship a god different from the one worshipped by Christians or Jews. The national debate set off by those remarks continues today... This discussion is limited to these faiths because each believes there is only one God, and all...

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Muslim Convention to Arrive in Philadelphia during Independence Day

June 21, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://pennlive.com/newsflash/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-3/105620964896590.xml

On June 21, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a joint convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society will be held in Philadelphia over the Independence Day holiday and is expected to bring $16 million in revenue to the city, officials said... Some 15,000 American Muslims are expected to attend events...

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Muslim Comic Uses Humor to Shatter Stereotypes

June 21, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030621/NEWS10/106210073

On June 21, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "Azhar Usman is very serious about comedy. A Muslim standup comic, he works hard at honing his joke-telling skills while hoping his humor will defuse tensions and shatter stereotypes... He compared a Muslim joking about terrorism to an African-American comedian using the 'n word...' 'It’s...

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Update: Robert Goldstein Sentenced

June 20, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-cterror20jun20,0,7174780.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

On June 20, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that a "Pinellas County podiatrist who amassed weapons and a list of 50 Islamic centers throughout Florida was sentenced on Thursday to 12 1/2 years for plotting to bomb a mosque in retaliation for the Sept. 11 attacks and...

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Update: Muncie Muslims Reach Out to Community

June 20, 2003

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/tsp/news/local/03/jun/0615islamiclunchnews.php

On June 20, 2003 The Star Press reported that "when a sign outside the Islamic Center was recently vandalized, members of the congregation didn't get angry at their neighbors. Instead they invited them over for a barbecue... On Saturday, leaders of the Islamic Center, 1717 N. Ball Ave., hosted a lunch for anyone who wanted to come... They made calls...

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Muslim Groups to File Discrimination Charges against Fleet Bank

June 20, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On June 20, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "MAS Freedom Foundation, along with a Boston-based coalition of civil rights, civil liberties and religious groups, and other concerned citizens, announced today they plan to file discrimination charges against Fleet Bank on behalf of MAS member Hossam Al-Gabri, a Muslim whose account was closed by the bank without explanation... The coalition was formed in response to complaints of...

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Interfaith "Abrahamic Dialogues" Occur across the Nation

June 19, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0619/p17s01-lire.html

On June 19, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "since Sept. 11, most Americans have become starkly aware of the great gaps in understanding and heightened tensions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews at home and abroad. Recognizing the need to build bridges and to strengthen moderate voices, many are experimenting with new forms of what some call 'Abrahamic...

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