BBC news reports the ordered removal of a mosque in the central town of Dambulla, Sri Lanka.
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A Tennessee judge has upheld his earlier decision allowing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to build a new mosque and community center.
Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq have announced round two of their mixed media project “30 Mosques in 30 Days,” an exercise in belief, ritual, community, and personal narrative.
In a CNN op-ed, Karam Dana and Matt A. Barreto, SSRC Academia in the Public Sphere grantees and co-principal investigators of the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey, consider Representative Peter King’s upcoming hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community in light of their research on Muslim identity and civic engagement.
Yesterday, the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief stating its conviction that Islam is indeed a religion, contra the plaintiffs in the ongoing lawsuit over the construction of a new Islamic center and mosque in Murfreesboro, TN, reported Talking Points Memo.
Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, is drawing criticism for remarks made earlier this month in which he appears to question whether Islam is a religion. And the quetion may not be as straightforward as one would like to think. To be a religion is, in at least one important sense, to be acknowledged as such.