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MUSLIM NEWS DIGEST (7 July 2010)

 MUSLIM NEWS DIGEST 
July 9, 2010
Compiled by Zulfiqar Ali Malik, Overland Park, Kansas, USA  
 
Ramadan Information. About.Islam. http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/tp/ramadan-hub.htm?nl=1
 
What Was It About Kashmir That Made My Life In Delhi Miserable? Zahid Rafiq, Tehelka, 7/10/10 http://www.tehelka.com/story_main45.asp?filename=hub100710personalhistories.asp
 
Friday Nasiha. Weekly Reminders for Successful Life, 7/9/10 http://www.fridaynasiha.com/
 
Islam, The Founding Fathers And The 4th Of July. Frankie Martin, Huffington Post, 7/8/10 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frankie-martin/islam-the-founding-father_b_637106.html
 
New Jersey’s Jewish Town Picks First Muslim Mayor. Rediff News, 7/8/10 http://news.rediff.com/report/2010/jul/08/new-jersey-town-picks-first-muslim-mayor.htm
 
Chicago- National Muslim Convention Highlights Faith And Community. Payvand, 7/8/10 http://www.payvand.com/news/10/jul/1074.html
 
An Armada Of Faith Leaders Tours The Gulf Spill Zone. CNN, 7/8/10 http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/08/an-armada-of-faith-leaders-tours-the-gulf-spill/
 
Mosque Near Ground Zero Clears Major Hurdle. New York Post, 7/8/10 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/mosque_clears_major_hurdle_nBEH2lxGGviVvkkODAfXVP?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=
 
Kashmir Streets Under Army Lockdown To End Protest. Aijaz Hussain, ABC News, 7/8/10 http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=11113581
 
Islamic Courts Appoint Women Judges. Gulf Times, 7/8/10 http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=373230&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25
 
Muslim Convention Returns To Mississauga, Canada. Mississauga, 7/8/10 http://www.mississauga.com/news/news/article/844788
 
Obama Says There Is Hope For Middle East Peace. Boston Globe, 7/8/10 http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/07/08/obama_says_theres_hope_for_middle_east_peace/
 
2010 Youth Summer Islamic Fiction Story Contest: Submission 7/15-8/15. J. Samia Mair, Baltimore Muslim Examiner, 7/8/10 http://www.examiner.com/x-9968-Baltimore-Muslim-Examiner~y2010m7d8-Muslim-Writers-Publishing-2010-Youth-Summer-Islamic-Fiction-Story-Contest-Submissions-715–815?cid=examiner-email
 
Muslim Tourists To Australia On The Rise. Herald Sun, 7/8/10 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/muslim-tourists-to-australia-on-the-rise/story-e6frf7l6-1225889188543?from=public_rss
 
American Rabbi Standing With Muslims To Fight Islamophobia. Marc Schneier, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, 7/8/10 http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/op_ed_standing_with_muslims_to_fight_islamophobia_20100707/
 
In The Name Of God: Spread Of Islam In South Asia. Aijaz Zaka Syed, Khaleej Times, 7/8/10 http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2010/July/opinion_July52.xml&section=opinion
 
Courtship And Dating In Islam. About.Islam. http://islam.about.com/od/marriage/a/courtship.htm?nl=1
 
Iran To Launch Space Satellite In August. Press TV, 7/8/10 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=133887&sectionid=351020101
 
Tapping The Growing Muslim-American Market. Marketing Daily, 7/8/10 http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=131515
 
Turkey Says Joining European Union Is Still Top Priority. Telegraph, 7/8/10 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/7878873/Turkey-says-joining-EU-is-still-top-priority.html
 
The Islamo-Judeo-Christian America. Shazia Kamal, IslamiCity, 7/7/10 http://www.islamicity.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=AM1007-4216
 
China Plans Rail Link To Pakistan- And The Arabian Sea. Indian Express, 7/7/10 http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/643303/
 
Can Christians Live With Torture? Rev. Richard Cizik, Huffington Post, 7/7/10 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-richard-cizik/can-christians-live-with_b_636545.html
 
Conversation With America; US Engagement With Muslim Communities July 9, 2010. US State Dept; 7/7/10 http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/07/144120.htm
 
Interfaith Peace Builders’ Delegate Visits Area, Shares Thoughts On Palestinian-Israeli Strife. Princeton Town Topics, 7/7/10 http://www.towntopics.com/jul0710/other1.php
 
Pakistan President Woos Chinese Energy Investment. ABC News, 7/7/10 http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=11106676
 
GOP Chairman Is Right: End Afghan War. John Nochols, Capital Times, 7/7/10 http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/john_nichols/article_7dd6a265-2ef8-5eeb-b68b-8fae0e580ddb.html
 
Islamic Banking Sector Resilient During Crisis. Gulf Daily, 7/7/10 http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=281715
 
Bermuda Likely To Host First Islamic Bank By Year-End. Zawya, 7/7/10 http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100707111908/Bermuda%20Likely%20To%20Host%20First%20Islamic%20Bank%20By%20Year-end
 
NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World. Fox News, 7/6/10 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/05/nasa-chief-frontier-better-relations-muslims/
 
President Carter’s Book On Palestine. Dr. Habib Siddiqui, IslamiCity, 7/6/10 http://www.iviews.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IV1007-4214
 
Hundreds Of Thousands Mourn Lebanese Cleric Fadlallah. Laila Bassam, Reuters, 7/6/10 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100706/wl_nm/us_lebanon_fadlallah_funeral_1
 
Separating Church And Hate: Irrationality And Anti-Muslim Stereotyping. Cynthia Boaz, Truthout, 7/6/10 http://www.truth-out.org/separating-church-and-hate-a-plea-sanity60819
 
China Denounces New Unilateral US Sanctions On Iran. Reuters, 7/6/10 http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66517420100706?feedType=nl&feedName=ustopnewsafternoon
 
Muslim And Police United Through Football (Soccer). Rochdale Observer, 7/6/10 http://menmedia.co.uk/rochdaleobserver/news/s/1288094_muslim_and_police_united_through_football?rss=yes
 
Muslim Social Networks Inside Russia Increasingly Diverse. Moldova, 7/6/10 http://politicom.moldova.org/news/muslim-social-networks-inside-russia-increasingly-diverse-210680-eng.html
 
Walking Through The Streets Of Jerusalem. Ehab Zahriyeh, Elan, 7/6/10 http://www.elanthemag.com/index.php/site/featured_articles_detail/walking_through_the_streets_of_jerusalem-nid104338194/
 
The Jihadists Next Door. Having broken away from a failed state, Somaliland is now a success story. But the West won’t recognise it. Rageh Omaar, Guardian, 7/6/10 http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/06/somaliland-elections-somalia
 
Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Center Celebrates After Winning Harrow UK Police Interfaith Cricket Tournament. Harrow Times, 7/6/10 http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/8255124.Mosque_celebrates_after_cricket_win/?ref=rss
 
The Emerging American Muslim Civic Identity. Eboo Patel, Huffington Post, 7/5/10 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eboo-patel/the-emerging-american-mus_b_633868.html
 
UAE Charity Launches Ramadan Ration Project. Sify News, 7/5/10 http://sify.com/news/uae-charity-launches-ramadan-ration-project-news-international-kheuucfjiga.html
 
Islamic Center Opens New Mosque In Fontana, California. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 7/5/10 http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_15443358?source=most_emailed
 
Malik Abdul Aziz (Mike Tyson) To Perform Hajj. Siasat, 7/4/10 http://www.siasat.com/english/news/mike-tyson-perform-haj
 
John The Baptist: A Prophet Of Islam. Sound Vision, IslamiCity, 7/4/10 http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=SV0712-3466
 
Fundraiser Will Honor Islamic Leader Nathaniel Muhammad. Helen T. Gray, Kansas City Star, 7/3/10 http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/02/2059838/fundraiser-will-honor-islamic.html
 
Israeli Settlement Expansion Illegal: UN Secretary General. Press TV, 7/2/10 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=133046&sectionid=351020202
 
Kashmir: Confusion Galores. Shah Waseem, Mark The Truth, 7/2/10 http://www.markthetruth.com/kashmir-conflict/563-confusion-gallores.html
 
VIDEOS: 1. Elham Al-Qasimi: First Arab Woman Reached North Pole. AlJazeera/YouTube video (22 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaOJ89pEV-g
2. Wish You Weren’t Here. Obama uses NASA to reach out to the Muslim world, while plans to build more mosques in America spark outrage. Jon Stewart, Daily Show (8 min) http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-7-2010/wish-you-weren-t-here
3. Waving Flag Wave Kashmir. Shl K’naan, YouTube video (4 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uclmk0F_t9M
 
    CALENDAR OF EVENTS   
    
EDUCATIONAL FUNDRAISER: Jul 10, Sat, 6pm. UMKC Pierson Hall, 5100 Rockhill Rd, KCMO. Sponsored by Al-Inshirah Islamic Center. Honoring Imam Nathaniel Mohammed. Ticket $50. http://alinshirah.net/default.aspx (816) 607-1163. PROTEST ANTI-IMMIGRANT RACISM: Jul 10 in Boston. https://secure2.convio.net/pep/site/SPageServer?pagename=ANS_homepage ISCC MUSLIM FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Jul 11, Sun, 9-3. Playoffs/Championship. BBQ going throughout the day. http://www.isccsports.org/ CAPITOL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: Jul 19-23. Stay and study at American University, Washingyon DC. http://www.unitedvoices.com/cla/2010aumore.html PROPHETIC ELOQUENCE: Jul 21-Aug 18. Fawakish Summer Program, Fishers, IN. http://fawakih.com/web/20100121100/Prophetic-Eloquence-IN.html INDONESIAN DELEGATION TO VISIT KC: Jul 21, Wed, 5-7pm. Reception at Californos in Westport, 4124 Pennsylvania, KCMO. http://www.kcivc.org/ PEACE FOR HOLY LAND: Jul 22, Thu, 7pm. Guest speaker David Wildman. Broadway United Methodist Church, 406 W 74th St, KCMO. END THE OCCUPATION: NATIONAL ORGANIZERS’ CONFERENCE: Jul 23-25. KCMO. http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?list=type&type=340 VIRTUES OF RAMADAN FROM QURAN & SUNNAH: Jul 23-25. Masjid al-Ghuraba  presentation at Quality Inn, 4200 S Noland Rd, KCMO. http://www.kcmoislam.com/ AMERICAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE FOR MUSLIMS CONVENTION: Jul 23-25. Washigton, DC. http://www.islamicinformationcenter.org/ NATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE: Jul 23-25, Albany, NY. http://nationalpeaceconference.org/Home_Page.html 11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL KASHMIR PEACE CONFERENCE. Jul 29-30. Capitol Hill, Washington DC. kacouncil@kashmiri.com . THE GREAT SCARF EXCHANGE: Jul 31, Sat, 1:30-4:00pm. Bring one or more clean scarf, take one you like more. Light refreshments served. Donate $1 to Umaimah Khalifa Nursery of the Al-Inshirah Islamic Center. Plaza Library, 4801 Main St, KCMO. ISLAMIC GAMES MIDWEST: Jul 31-Aug 1. Dearborn, MI. http://islamic-games.com/ FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM: Aug 2, Mon. Application deadline. http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ KS & MO PRIMARY ELECTIONS: Aug 3. Tue. For advance voting contact local election office. Your vote counts. PAKISTANI-AMERICAN STUDENTS: Aug 6, Friday, Washington DC. First Annual Youth Empowerment Conference. http://pakpac.net/Youth%20event_aug%202010/Announcement.asp REMEMBRANCE OF HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI BOMBINGS: Aug 6, Fri. Potluck 6:30pm, annual observance 7:30pm. Loose Park, 5200 Wornall Rd, KCMO. RAMADAN: Aug 11, Wed. First day of the month of fasting expected per moon sighting http://moonsighting.com/. MOSQUE CARES ANNUAL CONVENTION: Sep 2-6. Somerset, NJ. Mosque Cares/Ministry of W. Deen Mohammed sponsors Ramadan Session and Annual Muslim Convention. http://www.wdmministry.com/convention/registration.htm EID AL-FITR: Sep 10, Fri. Eid al-Fitr (celebration of completion of the month of fasting) expected per moon sighting  http://moonsighting.com/ KC FESTIVAL OF FAITHS: Oct 19, Tue. 7pm. Gest Speaker: Bruce Feiler at Village Presbyterian Church 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS. http://www.festivaloffaithskc.org/ ISNA SOUTH CENTRAL ZONE CONFERENCE: Oct 23, Sat, Dallas. http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/South-Central-Conference.aspx 6TH ANNUAL TABLE OF FAITHS LUNCHEON: Nov 11, Thu.


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