British Muslims for Israel

14 April 2011 A group of British Muslims have founded a pro-Israeli organisation. Hasan Afzal of “British Muslims for Israel” recounts of many reactions of surprise and shock at such unexpected political activism. It was founded by young Muslim professionals in early 2011 who did not like the directions discussions took when it came to…

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Is the Complete Ban of the Face Veil the right response?

Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard University, Islam in the West Program The ban of Muslim face veils voted last July went into effect in France on April 12 and two women have already been arrested by the police and one fined. Muslim school girls have been forbidden since 2004 to don headscarves and it would be tempting…

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Calling for an Open Debate of Evolution Theory and Islam Without Prejudice

9 April 2011 Following the controversy around evolution theory and Islam ( https://www.euro-islam.info/2011/03/13/imam-withdraws-his-pro-evolution-statements-after-threats ), an opinion piece in the Guardian focuses the variety of Muslim opinions on evolution and the role of anti-Islamic sentiment in the debate. In this piece, Salman Hameed calls for a more nuanced view on what Muslims think of evolution theory,…

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Home for the Aged to be Founded for German Muslim Retirees

8 April 2011 German Muslims are planning a new charity fund in order to establish Islamic homes for the aged and kindergartens, the Islamische Zeitung reports. Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, said the initiative would reflect the reality in German society, and it was a necessary step for Muslims. The same…

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First congressional hearing on the civil rights of American Muslim

Despite the comparative lack of attention, the session chaired by Durbin (D-Ill.) made history as the first congressional hearing on the civil rights of American Muslims. About 50 people waited in line for the door of 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building to open, including a half-dozen high school students who had been sleeping on the…

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