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Thursday, August 28, 2008

First Muslim Congressman Excels in Foreign Outreach


The first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress has become a de facto American emissary, meeting with foreign policy makers both here and abroad to preach peace and democracy.

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat, had already developed an international reputation when he took his oath of office on the Quran last year. In his first term in office, he has built on that with congressional trips, State Department functions and internationally themed town hall meetings in his district.

"Peace is a key component of what I'm here to do," he said in a recent interview. "The overarching idea is that the world is safer if America has more friends, more understanding, more basis for communication.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Muslim leaders discuss maintaining peace in African nation of Cameroon


26/08/2008: Some 150 Imams and Muslim dignitaries drawn from the 10 provinces of the republic are taking part in the first Imam conference in Cameroon holding in Yaoundé.
The conference has been organised under the theme, "peace in cameroon a concept to be enriched.


The Muslim leaders will during the conference exchange ideas and experiences in ways of promoting peace and a convivial co-existence of muslims and non-muslims in the society.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Florida Muslim doctors open free clinic


BROOKSVILLE — Most of the crowd at Saturday's grand opening of the Crescent Community Clinic appeared to be family members of some 40 primarily Islamic physicians who are donating their professional services to the needy and uninsured in Hernando County.

Patients have been trickling in since early June, when the clinic began opening its doors every Saturday.

But on this Saturday, Martina Smith of Nobleton arrived with daughter, Leah, 11, and son, Steven, 8, to learn about the care available.


She and her children were pleased with what they saw: welcoming professionals, fresh and spotless examination rooms and medical instruments, easy access with plenty of parking in the strip mall at Broad Street and Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

The tight-knit community of Muslim doctors has long considered opening such a facility to give back to the community that has fostered them. Said the clinic's executive director, Alex Galvan, himself a convert to Islam: "Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam. It's an unwritten rule, we should help others."

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