Islam

Islamic Society of Central Florida Urges Unity

December 16, 2002

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-locrally15121502dec15.story

On December 16, 2002 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "Central Florida Muslims welcomed leaders from top Islamic groups across the country to join them... They heard each other's frustrations, shared perspectives and vowed to unify to end discrimination against Florida Muslims. Now, they hope to unite blacks, Christians, Hispanics and...

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Conflict Over Mosque Construction in East Meadow

December 15, 2002

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/15/nyregion/15MOSQ.html

On December 15, 2002 The New York Times reported that "a Muslim congregation's plan to raze two houses it owns here and build a mosque and a school in their place has drawn protests from some residents who worry about increased traffic... For nearly a decade, the Long Island Muslim Society has been holding meetings for about 150 people at the small Cape Cod-style houses side by side at...

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Fannie Mae to Support Islamic Lender Lariba

December 15, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/12/15/RE73894.DTL

On December 15, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "hoping to encourage homeownership among the growing U.S. Muslim population, Fannie Mae recently agreed to purchase $10 million worth of home loans from Lariba, a small lender in Southern California... Lariba lends money for homes and cars based on...

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Editorial: Islam and America

December 12, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-marayati11dec11,0,3809441.story

On December 12, 2002 the Los Angeles Times printed an editorial by Salam Al-Marayati, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He stated, "when... violent Old and New Testament verses are quoted, they usually are put in proper historical context. Yet the same standard of interpretation is not applied when the Koran is...

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Wicca in American Universities

December 12, 2002

Source: Fox News Channel

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,72791,00.html

On December 12, 2002 the Fox News Channel reported that "members of Syracuse University's Pagan Society lighted candles in the campus chapel, while curious students signed up for a new class on witchcraft. And at the University of Arizona and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, believers can be excused from class on Wiccan holidays... 'There is a cultural shift with college students identifying...

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American Muslims and Home Schooling

December 12, 2002

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.com/news/840205.asp

On December 12, 2002 MSNBC reported that "Sharifa Abukar teaches at a public school in San Diego, but she says she wanted more for her four children. “I wanted to go beyond the curriculum taught in public schools and teach my children character building, too,” says Abukar, who like many Muslim parents believes that home schooling provides a shield from a permissive culture and a haven in a sometimes hostile post-Sept. 11...

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"Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet" to Air on PBS

December 12, 2002

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/tv/20021212owen1212fnp1.asp

On December 12, 2002 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "[Alexander] Kronemer, a 1978 graduate of Charleroi High School, is credited as creator and producer of the program with Michael Wolfe. It tells the story of Muhammad, who established the religion of Islam. Kronemer, who is Muslim, said one of the difficult tasks in telling the story of Muhammad was finding a way to...

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