Montreal Imam Saïd Jaziri, founder of Montreal's Al Qods Mosque, was deported from Canada on October 22. His resident status was cancelled in 2006 on grounds that he failed to reveal a criminal record from France when he applied for refugee status...COMMUNITY
Five defendants in the terrorism-financing trial of the Texas-based charity Holy Land Foundation were not convicted on any of nearly 200 charges when verdicts were read Monday.
They were not acquitted of all charges either, but that didn't stop a crowd of supporters from celebrating outside the Dallas courtroom, hoisting attorney Greg...
DEARBORN — The Western Union Company, a worldwide leader in money transfer services, has assisted the Yemeni American Benevolent Association (YABA) to renovate two classrooms at its community center in the Southend here. As part of its continuing efforts to give back to the communities it serves, Western Union sponsored a four-week...COMMUNITY
DETROIT — Six Michigan men, who in August were escorted off an American Airlines flight and then detained, filed a race discrimination lawsuit this week against the airline, saying the incident was a clear case of racial profiling, false imprisonment and a violation of civil rights.
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DEARBORN — This weekend, two major national networks are holding their annual conferences in Dearborn. One is an organization promoting electoral participation and greater Arab American involvement in the American political system. The other is a broad network of Arab community groups and service-providers. The participants from both...COMMUNITY
The National Council on Canada-Arab Relations has been funded by the Trillium Foundation, an organization of the Ontario government, to create a network of organizations to serve the Arab-Canadian community in the province. The work is to be completed by June, 2008.
This network will facilitate communication among the groups and is...
6th annual judges night
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Michigan honored judges and their contribution to civil rights at its 6th Annual Judges Night Reception on Tuesday, October 16, at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center in Dearborn.
Among the invited guests were distinguished judges, attorneys, community leaders,...COMMUNITY
WASHINGTON — Representatives of the U.S. State Department, including ambassadors and other senior-level members, will be visiting Detroit in an effort to recruit more Arab Americans, African Americans, Latinos and other people of color.
The Detroit event will be the 10th held in this series since the U.S. DoS and the Minority...
October 20th, 20070DEARBORN — Members of the Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) voted Monday to make endorsements for items on the Dearborn ballot in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.
The group chose to support proposed revisions to the City Charter, to support giving permission to City Council to sell the Dearborn Towers in Florida, and to...
DEARBORN — An extraordinary number of events and conferences related to Arab Americans are scheduled in the Detroit area at the end of October and beginning of November.
The Arab American Institute's National Leadership Conference, set for Oct. 25-28, at the Doubletree hotel in Dearborn, is expected to feature presidential...
DEARBORN — For the fifth year in a row, speakers and community members are gathering this week in Dearborn to address the "Images and Perceptions of Arab-Americans." This cultural workshop will tackle some of the community's most pressing needs, while providing much-needed education on topics such as discrimination, culture, and media...
October 20th, 20070NEW YORK — At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, Debbie Almontaser appeared on the steps of the New York City Hall and responded publicly for the first time since she was victim of a torrent of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racism. A Yemeni-American with an extensive record of educational and community work in Brooklyn, Almontaser was the founding...
OAKLAND (IPS) — Ali Hanif is an African-American Muslim living in Oakland, California. On Fridays, his day off, he attends group prayers at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (CCNC). But Hanif says that he never volunteers his religion to strangers.
"Speaking freely about being Muslim and being identified as a Muslim...COMMUNITY
NEW YORK — "We welcome the letter of these Islamic leaders and scholars," said the Rev. Michael Livingston, president of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC), in response to a document, "A Common Word between Us and You," released by 138 moderate Muslim leaders on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, the concluding day of Ramadan, the...
Undefeated professional boxer Brian Mihtar, currently 6-0 with 5 knockouts, is scheduled to fight on Oct. 26th at the Eastern Michigan University Homecoming Boxing Event in Ypsilanti.
A junior middleweight at 154 pounds, Mihtar is known to draw large crowds because of his knockout ability and interest from the Arab American...COMMUNITY
DETROIT — Women who wish to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) will have a chance to receive their required safety training as a group when the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Wayne County Community College District offers a "for women only" CCW gun safety class on October 27th and November 3rd,...
DEARBORN — The late Mayor Michael A. Guido will be honored on Friday, Nov. 16, when the theater at Dearborn's Ford Community & Performing Arts Center will be dedicated in his name during a gala affair.
As appropriate for a festive opening night, fireworks and a champagne toast will kick off the evening as the new Michael A. Guido...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — Unlike some providers of accent reduction services, clients of Dearborn Speech and Sensory Center work with certified speech-language pathologists who are able to address other issues as well, including articulation, grammar, voice disorders and help with public speaking.
"Our speech language pathologists come from diverse...
Dearborn — Hannan Deep, ACCESS Communications Director, is among 65 of Detroit’s top professionals selected to participate in the upcoming Leadership Detroit program, the Detroit Regional Chamber's premier leadership development and training program.
More than 1,600 regional leaders have completed the program, including such notables...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — The Sadr Foundation-USA Chapter will be holding its 4th Annual Women's Day Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Byblos Banquet Center here to raise funds for orphans in Lebanon.
The goal of the event is to ensure the livelihood of local Dearborn businesses while simultaneously raising funds to feed, clothe, house...
LANSING — The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing will anchor its 2007 fall schedule with the dynamic one-person play, "My Name is Rachel Corrie." There will be eight shows in October at the Woldumar Nature Center's Olds Anderson Rotary Barn in Lansing. The production is in conjunction with Sunsets with Shakespeare, a local theater...COMMUNITY
Fasting doesn't stop the players from doing their best
DEARBORN — When a football team loses a game, it's only natural for both fans and outsiders to point fingers. Everyone wants to know what went wrong and what's being done to fix the problems. That's just the way it is in today's media-saturated sporting culture.
But when a...
NEW YORK (AFP) — New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.
"This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an...COMMUNITY
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ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan’s newly formed Islamic Studies Initiative will host a two-day conference entitled, “Islamophobia/Islamophilia: Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend,” Oct. 19-20.
This event, held in the Michigan League, will bring together a diverse group of scholars whose research has equipped them to think...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — The Department of Public Works’ Highway Division will be collecting leaves throughout the city in sections. Collection will start in Section 1 and then will continue in numerical order.
Beginning October 15, you can call the Leaf Pickup Hotline at 943.2444 to find out when your section is scheduled for loose leaf pickup....COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — Scholars, religious figures and cultural leaders from around the world will come here for a renowned multicultural diversity conference on October 25, 2007.
Entitled "Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion," this international conference will focus on difficult issues of race relations, identity, stereotypes and...COMMUNITY
Montrealer Adil Charkaoui, a terrorist suspect from Morocco wanting to avoid deportation, has failed in his efforts to get the courts to modify his bail conditions, including the wearing of a tracking ankle bracelet, banning from the internet, and a curfew. He was fingered by Ahmed Ressam, the so-called millennial bomber, who was...
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