Islam

Muslim Woman Denied Request to Wear Hijab in Court

July 25, 2002

Source: The Plain Dealer

On July 25, 2002, The Plain Dealer reported that in response to an Ohio county's refusal to allow a female prisoner to wear her hijab, "a prison-issue navy hijab will now be provided to any female inmate who requests one, jail director Kenneth Kochevar said...    'Since we allow head coverings for male inmates, it only seemed right to do the same for the women,' Kochevar said... The new policy was devised after Kochevar consulted with jails in Chicago, Cincinnati and Columbus. The head coverings will be about the size of...

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American Muslims Plan 'National Day of Unity and Peace' for September 11

July 23, 2002

Source: American Muslim Political Coordination Council

On July 23, 2002 American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) issued a press release stating that the "council today announced a 'National Day of Unity and Prayer' designed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon... The AMPCC, made up of the nation's four most prominent Muslim political advocacy groups, called on all faith communities to participate in the national observance by opening houses of worship on September...

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Anti-Muslim Graffiti Found After FBI Search

July 23, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47184-2002Jul22.html

On July 23, 2002, The Washington Post reported that "representatives of two Muslim advocacy groups charged today that law enforcement agents who last week searched the home of a man being investigated for connections to terrorism left behind a handwritten epithet on a Muslim prayer calendar in his home... 'This defeats the purpose of the mission of law...

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Controversy over Required Reading on Islam at University of North Carolina

July 23, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=16580

On July 23, 2002, The Associated Press reported that "three students and a conservative Christian organization have filed a lawsuit against the University of North Carolina, saying the required reading of a book about Islam is unconstitutional... The suit... says the university is infringing on students' First Amendment right to religious freedom by...

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Islamic Association of Greater Detroit (CJ)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 December 2013.

Phone: 248-852-5657
Email: admin@iagd.net
Research conducted by the University of Michigan - Dearborn Pluralism Project. History The Islamic Association of Greater Detroit (IAGD) was founded in 1978. During the early 1970s, Muslim families in the area had met in different home for prayer and to read and discuss the Qu'ran. When a decision was made to build a mosque, the group began looking for suitable land in Oakland and... Read more about Islamic Association of Greater Detroit (CJ)

South Florida Jews and Muslims Unite at Festival For Peace

July 22, 2002

Source: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-sjam22jul22.story

On July 22, 2002 The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that members of the Jewish congregation of Temple Adath Or in Southern Florida "participated in Muslim prayer for the first time during Festival For Peace at the Darul Uloom Islamic Institute in Pembroke Pines, [Florida]... More than 200 adults and...

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Muslim Activist takes Shelter with Orthodox Rabbi

July 22, 2002

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On July 22, 2002 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured an editorial by  Khaled Abou El Fadl who teaches law at the University of California-Los Angeles.  "In the pain-filled atmosphere after Sept. 11, I was one of the Muslims who took a public and critical stand regarding the way my co-religionists and our government were handling the crisis... As a result, I started to receive death threats from Muslim and non-Muslim fanatics alike...    A friend of mine, an Orthodox rabbi, urged my family and me to stay with him,...

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First Albanian Bektashi Monastery (CJ)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 20 March 2013.

Phone: 734-287-3646
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Sufi Order

Bektashi is one of the Sufi orders within Islam, stressing that the individual's personal relationship with God can be accomplished spiritually. As a more liberal sect of Islam, Bektashism emphasizes the equality of men and women, allowing them to practice the religion together

History of the Order

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Islamic House of Wisdom (CJ)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 29 October 2006.

Phone: 313-359-1221
Email: ihwisdom@aol.com
Website: http://www.islamichouseofwisdom.com
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Research conducted by the University of Michigan - Dearborn Pluralism Project.
History
The Islamic House of Wisdom was founded in 1995 by a small group of Muslims from the Middle East led by Imam...
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Anti-Muslim Graffiti Found After FBI Search

July 22, 2002

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations

On July 22, 2002 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a press release reporting that "relatives of a Dearborn, Mich., Muslim arrested last week... say they found anti-Islamic graffiti scrawled in the man's house following a search by the FBI and Secret Service... Relatives... found the words 'Islam is Evil' and 'Christ is King' written on a Muslim prayer calendar attached to the man's refrigerator... It was after being handcuffed, questioned and fingerprinted that family members say they...

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North Carolina Group: Americans and Muslims for Intercultural Dialogue

July 20, 2002

Source: The Herald-Sun

http://www.muslimdialog.org/

On July 20, 2002 The Herald-Sun featured an article on the Durham, North Carolina organization Americans and Muslims for Intercultural Dialogue. The groups goal is "to promote religious tolerance and knowledge of Islam... Their objective is twofold: to combat what they see as a rising tide of intolerance of Islam in the United States, and to counter-balance what they call increasing fundamentalism within some Muslim groups here and...

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Houston Suburb Faces Plans for Exclusive Christian Memorial on September 11

July 19, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On July 19, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "an effort by evangelical Christians to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 in The Woodlands has split the religious community and led to accusations of intolerance in this suburban area north of Houston, [Texas]... Critics of the memorial service on the anniversary date accuse its organizers of implicitly stigmatizing the Muslim community... and of monopolizing the logical venue for a commemoration that would embrace all faiths... Rabbi James Brandt of the Congregation...

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