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  • Teaching Islam in Public Schools

    10/10/2004 6:07:29 AM PDT · by tdewey10 · 90 replies · 5,012+ views
    Posted on Sat, Oct. 09, 2004 Teaching Ramadan in public schools Accurate lessons in demand after 9/11 By HOLLY LEBOWITZ ROSSI Religion News Service During the next few weeks, multicultural trainer Afeefa Syeed will bring third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, Va., to nearby public schools to share the practices and beliefs of their holiest month, Ramadan. Syeed and the children will present the call to prayer in Arabic, display prayer rugs and offer tastes of dates. In countless other classrooms across the country, similar efforts will be made to educate students about the time...
  • Love this country [Australia] or leave it, says Mufti [!]

    11/25/2003 3:42:47 PM PST · by aculeus · 9 replies · 141+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 26, 2003 | Daniel Dasey
    Sydney's leading Muslim cleric has told followers to "shape up or ship out" in the wake of a series of crimes that have embarrassed the Islamic community. In an address marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly also made a veiled criticism of the Prime Minister, John Howard, with whose foreign policy he disagrees. "Australia is our compassionate mother," the Mufti told about 20,000 faithful who gathered yesterday morning at Lakemba Mosque. "I say to every person living in Australia, from the person in the highest office down to the ordinary man on...
  • The Ramadan Offensive

    10/29/2003 2:46:59 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 151+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/03 | Editorial
    ...Yet it would be wrong for the United States to conclude, as its enemies no doubt hope it will, that the time has come to embrace an exit strategy. There is no basis to believe that the U.S. goals of stabilizing Iraq under a representative government cannot be achieved. In much of the country there is little violence and coalition authorities have the support of most of the population. Even in Baghdad, there has been measurable progress in recent months: More power is on, the curfew is lifted, streets and shops are usually full. Most important, the coalition authority and...