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OPINION
February 4, 2012
Thumbs up to Clear Spring and Williamsport elementary schools, Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance Inc., The Arc of Washington County Inc. and Recycled Crochet, winners of the 2011 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Awards, presented Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Thumbs down to vandals who this week caused an estimated $60,000 in damage to a community mosque under construction in Chantilly, Va., breaking the building's first-floor windows with rocks.
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NEWS
September 9, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- An imam says the leader of a small Florida church told him that he would call off a plan to burn the Quran because it would endanger troops, not because they had a deal to move the location of a mosque planned near ground zero. Imam Muhammad Musri said late Thursday that he and the Rev. Terry Jones agreed to have a meeting in New York about the location. He says Jones told him he would cancel the burning after a call from the Secretary of Defense and because other religious and political leaders including the president all came out against it. When they spoke to the media after the meeting, Musri says Jones "stretched my words" about what was said about the mosque.
NEWS
September 10, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- They will read the names, of course, the names of every victim who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The bells will ring. And then that moment of unity will give way to division as activists hoist signs and march, some for and some against a planned mosque two blocks from ground zero. This 9/11 is more political and contentious than the eight before it, with grieving family members on opposite sides of the mosque battle. The debate became so heated that President Barack Obama felt the need to remind Americans: "We are not at war against Islam.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | April 11, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Ilimdar Akhmedov, 26, already wears baseball caps like an American - backward and low over his eyebrows. It's the dark hair underneath that explains why he's here. Akhmedov, whose family is one of nine that recently came to Hagerstown from Russia, pointed to the cap Sunday as he told an interpreter about the discrimination that drove him and other Meskhetian Turks to America. "He says, 'In Russia, anyone (who) has dark hair, they don't like,'" said Mustafa Sefik, who speaks Turkish.
NEWS
by HIRA ZEB | November 8, 2005
More than 6 million Muslims make their home in the U.S., representing one of the fastest growing religions in the nation. Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr last week. Eid-ul-Fitr is a three-day festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, praying and listening to the Quran, one of the Muslim holy books. The sighting of the new moon heralds the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr. On Wednesday night, Nov. 2, my friends and I anxiously awaited a report.
OPINION
August 28, 2010
My three favorite phrases are, in reverse order: No. 3. "What the Founding Fathers really said was ... " No. 2. "What the Founding Fathers were trying to say was ... " No. 1. "What the Founding Fathers meant to say was ... " I think it's really cool the way we can, two centuries hence, all travel back in time and place ourselves squarely in the Founding Fathers' respective lemons. The woman who's running for Senate in Nevada recently said if one reads the Founding Fathers' writings, it's clear they were conservative.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | January 8, 2006
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The Imam of The Islamic Society of Western Maryland's Masjid, or mosque, Qasim Burmi, his wife and other members of the Islamic Society are in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the annual Hajj, or obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca, Dr. Shahab Siddiqui said Friday. Millions of Muslims across the globe will begin their religious observances of the annual Hajj on Monday, the pilgrimage Muslims must make at least once in their lifetimes.
NEWS
November 9, 2009
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The man accused of killing 13 people and wounding 29 at Fort Hood is able to talk, a hospital spokesman said Monday, but it's unknown when investigators might take advantage of his improving health to press forward with their probe into the shooting spree. Authorities say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan fired off more than 100 rounds Thursday at a soldier processing center before civilian police shot him in the torso. He was taken into custody and eventually moved to an Army hospital in San Antonio, where he was in stable condition and able to talk, said Dewey Mitchell, a Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman.
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by ELINA MIR | October 17, 2006
Eid al-Fitr is the celebration at the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of seeking forgiveness for sins. On Eid, we hope God has accepted our fasting. In my family, on the day before Eid we have Chand Raat - the Night of the Moon - an Indian and Pakistani tradition. Women have parties where there are dances and food. We usually put henna on our hands and dance until our feet hurt. We skip school for one day. I start out Eid by dressing in very nice clothes and eating a little something sweet.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 11, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- In the early 1980s, as he prepared to move to New York from the south, Mohammad Haq's neighbors warned him to buy a weapon. "Everyone said, 'It's dangerous,' you better have a gun,' and I believed them," Haq said. After moving, Haq quickly realized he would be fine in New York. He said his neighbors' fears were rooted in images from TV. "We develop images about other people based on a very narrow window of understanding," Haq said Wednesday at the beginning of a yearly open house conducted by the Islamic Society of Western Maryland.
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