Islam

Abu-bakr A Islamic Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 18 April 2002.

Phone: 541-485-0899

Connecticut Muslim Continues to Educate about Islam

April 15, 2002

Source: The Hartford Courant

On April 15, 2002, The Hartford Courant featured an article on Reza Mansoor, a Muslim-American doctor from Connecticut, who recently gave a talk at an Evangelical Lutheran church which was co-sponsored by the New Britain Conversations on Race proje ct. Mansoor "has been spreading the word about his faith since September, not to gain new adherents to Islam but to overcome the fear and misunderstanding since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C... Despite the prevalence of misunderstandings about his faith,...

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New Studies Show a "Generation of Seekers" in America

April 13, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On April 13, 2002, The Houston Chronicle reported that, according to two recent studies, "the number of people who say they don't belong to a religion has doubled over the last decade... For personal reasons, 29.4 million people said last year that they skip church, mosque and synagogue - up from 14.3 million in 1990, a rise from 8 percent to 14 percent of the U.S. population... That's the word from the American Religious Identification Survey, conducted in 2001... by the Graduate Center of City University of New York......

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American Faith Communities Respond to Crisis in the Middle East

April 12, 2002

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On April 12, 2002, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "San Diegans are responding with prayers and rallies to the violence in the Holy Land that continues to rip apart a territory held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims... [Recently] people gathered in downtown San Diego for interfaith prayers calling for peace... Among the participants were Rabbi Martin Lawson, of Temple Emanu-El, Imam Sharif Battikhi, president of the Islamic Services Foundation, and the Rev. Art Cribbs, president of the Ecumenical...

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Forum Addresses Concerns of Muslim and South Asian Americans

April 11, 2002

Source: Asian Week

http://www.asianweek.com/2002_04_12/bay_forum.html

On April 11, 2002, the Asian Week featured an article on an event organized by Northern California branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that "aimed to reach out to federal agencies along with Muslim and South Asian communities in the Bay Area [CA]." Government officials served on a panel answering the questions of "800 who gathered...

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New Organization for Muslims in Law Enforcement

April 10, 2002

Source: Columbia News Service

http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2002-04-10/367.asp

On April 10, 2002, Columbia News Service reported, "Muslims in law enforcement form new group." It noted, "A group of Muslim police and correction officers in New York has formed a group to improve relations between the community and police as the country continues to confront the impact of the terrorist attacks more than six months ago. Its founders want the group, the American Muslim Law...

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American Muslim Leader Honored for Interfaith Tolerance

April 6, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On April 6, 2002, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that Moorehouse College will honor Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, "the spiritual leader of one of the largest Sunni Islamic groups in the United States, the Muslim American Society. Muslim groups estimate that there are about 6.5 million Sunni Muslims in the country... Morehouse will honor Mohammed for his spiritual journey... when his portrait is hung in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. The painting will hang next to portraits of...

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America's Interest in Understanding Islam Continues in Ohio

April 5, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On April 5, 2002, The Columbus Dispatch reported that "many non-Muslims have sought to understand why the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon apparently were committed by zealous adherents of a billion-member world faith. Colleges, churches and community organizations are trying to slake a thirst for knowledge about the 1,400-year-old religion and its principles... America's sudden interest in Islam has meant full calendars for scholars and clerics over the past seven months... Columbus-area...

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Dallas Man Convicted of Murder in "Backlash" Attack; Receives Death Sentence

April 5, 2002

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1912000/1912221.stm

On April 5, 2002, BBC News reported "Death for 11 Sept revenge killer." The article reported that the man convicted in the murder of Sikh gas station owner Vasudev Patel received the death sentence. The article explained, "Stroman, 32, holding a small American flag, showed no reaction when the sentence was read. But as he stood up to be led out of court, he...

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Atlanta Sikh Community Looks to Sikh New Year

April 3, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

http://www.sikhs.org/khalsa.htm

On April 3, 2002, The Atlanta Journal and Consitution featured an article on the local Sikh community. "With the September attacks lingering in people's minds, Sikhs in metro Atlanta say they still get strange looks from fellow Atlantans, who often confuse them with Muslims... It is the headgear that draws the attention of strangers, said Preetinder Singh, an Acworth businessman and wholesaler of women's...

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Interfaith Dialogue Focuses on History

April 1, 2002

Source: The Daily Breeze

http://www.dailybreeze.com/content/bln/nmbmuslim8.html

On April 1, 2002, The Daily Breeze reported on an interfaith dialgoue in Torrance, CA. The meeting was part of the Annual Religions' Founders Day sponsored by the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh religious leaders gathered "to discuss the origins and teachings of their faiths."

Interfaith Gathering for "Inner Peace and Global Healing"

April 1, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On April 1, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "representatives from three of the world's great religions -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam -- gathered yesterday in a chapel at San Francisco's old Presidio to listen and question each other about their spiritual beliefs... A crowd of nearly 50 people from different faiths and traditions participated in the interfaith discussion 'Inner Peace for Global Healing'... A common thread tying the discussion together was the notion that only with the discovery...

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Passover in America, 2002: Interfaith Seders

April 1, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On April 1, 2002, The Washington Post reported that in Washington DC, "Arab Christians and Muslims and Jews -- 12 in all -- assembled... [at] Glencarlyn Baptist Church -- for a Passover seder on Easter Sunday... Those at the seder attend various synagogues and mosques, and some don't attend any. They were just a group of Jews and Arabs organized... to come together for one night and show hope and trust during a time of utter bleakness." The Interfaith Seder refocused some of the traditions around the group's mourning for...

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Raids on Muslim Offices and Homes in Virginia; Muslim and Jewish Communities Respond

March 28, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22966-2002Mar26.html

On March 28, 2002, The Washington Post reported "After Raids, Muslims Speak Out for Rights." It noted that "Area Muslims met Monday night at the Sterling library to hear speakers call for a new level of organization to respond to 16 government raids on Muslim homes and businesses ... About 150 people attended the standing-room-only meeting, while a spillover...

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