Islam

Community Mosque of High Point

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 20 February 2002.

Phone: 336-886-8341

Mosque Emmanuel

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 February 2002.

Phone: 301-262-1146

Bait-ul-Ikraam Mosque

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 January 2004.

Phone: 972-727-1522

Candidate for New Jersey Governor Prevails Despite Islamophobia

August 13, 2001

Source: American Muslim Council

On August 13, 2001, the American Muslim Council reported that its New Jersey Chapter "joined other Muslim organizations to meet with Mayor Jim McGreevey...to clear up misunderstandings. At the meeting McGreevey apologized for his previous stereotypes regarding Muslims organizations and issued an apology concerning his remarks...McGreevey [had] labeled the [American Muslim Association] 'extreme' and claimed its members support 'inappropriate violence.'...'The goal was to clear the slate, to have a frank, straightforward conversation...

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Muslims Find Ways to Swim without Breaking Rules of Islam

August 13, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

on August 13, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "combining the desire to swim and Muslim traditions, [Washington D.C]'s soaring Muslim population is renting out community pools for sex-segregated swim sessions. It's another example of how the country's Muslims...are enjoying American culture within the parameters of their faith, " which requires women to cover their hair and bodies except in the presence of close relatives. "Recreation center directors say that all-female or all-male Muslim swim sessions have become as...

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Taliban Imprisons Relatives of Children for Teaching Christianity

August 12, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On August 12, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the ruling Taliban movement...freed dozens of children it had accused of receiving Christian teaching and imprisoned their fathers instead, the official media [in Afghanistan] reported. Meanwhile, a special U.N. envoy began a mission here aimed at pressing the Taliban to release eight foreigners, including two Americans, arrested on charges of propagating Christianity in this devout Muslim nation." The foreigners worked at Shelter Now International, where the youngsters who...

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Muslim Group Withdraws Endorsement of New York Mayoral Candidate

August 9, 2001

Source: Daily News

On August 9, 2001, New York's Daily News reported that "Mark Green and Alan Hevesi shifted into damage-control mode...after a videotape surfaced...The tape shows a leader of the Muslim Political Coordinating Committee saying Green told them Israel had 'made mistakes' and had criticized Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon...Two weeks ago, however, Green aides and committee leaders told the Daily News that Israel never came up in Green's meeting with the group...A Muslim leader seen on the tape, Ali Mirza, said yesterday that he spoke in...

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Iranian-Born Mathematician's Lawsuit Reinstated

August 9, 2001

Source: The Plain Dealer

On August 9, 2001, The Plain Dealer reported that "a federal appeals court has reinstated an Iranian-born mathematician's job-bias lawsuit against Oberlin College because his race is 'Middle Eastern.' Saeid B. Amini said Oberlin...rejected him because he was a nonwhite Muslim...In October 1998, he sought [an]Oberlin faculty position, but lost out to Chris Andrews, a younger white male who was an Oberlin graduate. In his lawsuit, Amini claimed that Andrews had far less teaching experience and had published fewer professional articles...

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