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Archive for March, 2012

03 4 12
 

Islam In America: Mosques See Dramatic Increase In Just Over A Decade

 
By Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post
 
02/29/2012 – In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns against mosque construction projects and anti-Sharia legislation proposals in dozens of states.
 
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03 4 12
 

U.S. mosque count grows by 74 percent in decade

 
By Matt O’Brien
 
The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups.
 
The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area.
 
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03 3 12
 

Mosques in America growing at exponential rate

 
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM), 3/2/2012
 

Islamic houses of worship continue to be built

 
Mosques, Islamic houses of worship, have become an increasingly common sight in post – 9/11 America. Congressional hearings on radicalization and campaigns against their construction projects have all failed to slow the tide. Nine hundred mosques have been built in the U.S. since the year 2000. According to recent surveys, fewer Muslims see America as “hostile” to Islam today.
 
In the previous survey, conducted a year before 9/11, a majority of mosque leaders, or 54 percent thought America was hostile toward Islam. Today, only a quarter of those surveyed said they feel that way.
 
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03 2 12
 

Debunking the Non-Existent Threat

 
By Billy Hallowell, March 2, 2012, The Blaze
 
“Shariah” has become a dirty word of sorts both domestically and internationally, as the examples of the Islamic form of law’s brutality have continued to gain exposure in media and throughout the blogosphere. But The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a group that works to “establish connections between Islam and the public,” has launched a new pro-Shariah campaign to help transform the image of Islam in the eyes of a skeptical America.
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03 2 12
 

Muslims launch campaign to 'understand' Shariah

 
By Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service
 
March 2, 2012 – Against a backdrop of heartland fears that U.S. Muslims seek to impose Islamic law on American courts, a leading Muslim group will launch a campaign on Monday to dispel what it called misconceptions about Shariah.
 
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03 2 12
 

Muslims launch campaign to ‘understand’ Shariah

 
By Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service
 
March 2, 2012 – Against a backdrop of heartland fears that U.S. Muslims seek to impose Islamic law on American courts, a leading Muslim group will launch a campaign on Monday to dispel what it called misconceptions about Shariah.
 
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03 2 12
 

U.S. Muslims fight back against sharia ban

By Michelle Nichols, Reuters

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – As some 20 U.S. states consider legislation that would ban Islamic sharia law, a grassroots group is fighting back with a national campaign to defend religious freedom and dispel misconceptions about how Muslims in America observe their faith.

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03 2 12
 

Muslim campaign looks to repair Sharia’s reputation

 

By Dan Merica, CNN

 

Washington (CNN) – A major American Muslim group is embarking on a national campaign Friday to clarify a word it says has been given a bad name by recent global and domestic politics: Sharia.
 
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03 2 12
 

Sharia Law Campaign Begins As Muslim Group Fights Bans

 
By Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post
 
03/02/12 – After heated debates in two dozen states over banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dollar effort to explain how Sharia applies to the lives of American Muslims.
 
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03 1 12
 

Number of mosques nearly doubles in decade

 
By Associated Press, Published: February 29
 
NEW YORK — The number of American mosques has increased dramatically in the last decade despite post 9/11 protests aimed at Muslim houses of worship, according to a new study. The new Islamic centers serve Muslims who moved into the suburbs and newer immigrants from Africa, Iraq and elsewhere.
 
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