Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2007«

What Allah Wants Her to Be

April 30, 2007


What Allah wants her to be By KATHLEEN D. BAILEY Special to the Union Leader Sunday, Apr. 29, 2007 Exeter – They wore long skirts and head scarves, business suits, jeans and sweaters. One tee nage girl wore a head scarf and jeans. They came from a rich mix of countries, including America, and spanned […]

Conflict Management–The SALAM Model

April 28, 2007


Dr. Iqbal Unus, International Institute of Islamic Thought The English acronym SALAM is a transliterated version of the corresponding Islamic terms. I want to use the letters of SALAM to refer to a process of dealing with conflict. The SALAM model points to a systematic way of approaching the conflict and moving towards a fair […]

Islamophobia 101–Episode 15: The case of the “Towel-head Sniper”

April 27, 2007


Source: ARLINGTON, Va. — Federal Officials said an Arlington man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly sent e-mails to family members threatening to kill Arab women and Latinos. The FBI arrested 57-year-old Charles Gerbino Thursday morning in his Arlington home. Video: Watch The Report Related: Excerpts From Threatening E-Mail (WARNING: Remarks May […]

Muslim Virginia Tech Student Gave His Life To Save Others

April 26, 2007


Sources: The New York Times and The Muslim Observer A survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre has been describing how a colleague died to protect others. Although badly injured, graduate student Waleed Shalaan distracted gunman Cho Seung-Hui to save another person from his bullets. Waleed saved another student’s life. The surviving student, who wishes to […]

New 2007 Poll: Muslims Believe US Seeks to Undermine Islam

April 24, 2007


Source: World Public Opinion, 24 April 2007, 14:00 GMT Contact: Steven Kull, 202-232-7500 College Park, MD—A poll of four major Muslim countries has found that in all of them large majorities believe that undermining Islam is a primary goal of US foreign policy. Most inhabitants from these countries want US military forces out of the Middle […]

Poll Finds World Publics Reject U.S. Role as the World Leader

April 19, 2007


Source: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs A multinational poll finds that in 10 out of 15 countries, the most common view is that the United States cannot be trusted to “act responsibly in the world.” Respondents were allowed to choose whether the United States could be trusted “a great deal,” “somewhat,” “not very much” […]

She is a Muslimah, a Former University Dean of Engineering, and a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

April 18, 2007


TU THANH HA From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail MONTREAL — When news came that young Muslim girls had been turned away from a tae kwon do competition in Quebec because they wore Islamic head scarves, one of the people upset was the former dean of engineering of the University of Ottawa. Aside from being an […]