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Thank ABC for Highlighting Islamophobia, Support for Muslims

Posted by musliminsuffer on February 28, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Action: Thank ABC for Highlighting Islamophobia, Support for Muslims

CAIR today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to thank ABC “Primetime” for a segment that highlighted both the Islamophobic attitudes present in our society and the support ordinary citizens of all faiths will offer to those targeted by bias.

To test Islamophobic attitudes, ABC outfitted a Texas bakery with hidden cameras and had actors play a female customer wearing an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, and a sales clerk who refused to serve her. The actor playing the clerk also used anti-Muslim slurs. [Primetime’s “What Would You Do?” segments seek to find out how ordinary people react when faced with sticky situations.]

SEE A CLIP: Encountering Prejudice (ABC)

ACTION REQUESTED: CONTACT ABC “PRIMETIME” to thank the producers for highlighting both Islamophobia and the kindness of those who will not tolerate anti-Muslim hatred. Click here to post a message on the “Primetime” message board. Send a copy of your message to: info@cair.com

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Major Survey Challenges Western Perceptions of Islam

A huge survey of the world’s Muslims released Tuesday challenges Western notions that equate Islam with radicalism and violence.

The survey, conducted by the Gallup polling agency over six years and three continents, seeks to dispel the belief held by some in the West that Islam itself is the driving force of radicalism.

It shows that the overwhelming majority of Muslims condemned the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 and other subsequent terrorist attacks, the authors of the study said in Washington.

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MI: Imam Translates Quran Into African Language

Born into a devout Muslim family in west Africa, Imam Momodou Ceesay studied Arabic and the Quran at an early age. . .

But it concerned him that millions of African Muslims were unable to understand the Quran because it was written in Arabic, a language foreign to many of them. So Ceesay, now a Southfield resident, undertook what is believed to be the first complete translation of Islam’s holy book into Mandinka, a west African language.

Completed in 2006, the translation was approved by Islamic scholars last year.

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