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November 17, 2006
"Understanding Today's World: The Role of Religion in Promoting Global Peace", a forum examining Muslim, Jewish and Christian perspectives on peace in the world, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center at St. Bede the Venerable, 215 Foothill, Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Muslim concepts of peace will be presented by Dr. Amir Hussain, associate professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Mark Bernstein, chair of the English department at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, will reflect on themes in the history of Judaism and its sacred texts.
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January 15, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- A panel of leaders from Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities will discuss discrimination following the Sept. 11 attacks. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St. The question-and-answer session is hosted by the Glendale Human Relations Coalition as a way to heighten tolerance of cultural diversity. The four-member panel will include Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission; Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Michael Shehadeh, president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and Nirinjan Khalsa, a Sikh Dharma from the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council.
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July 17, 2004
ANI AMIRKHANIAN I remember walking to school dressed in my checkered uniform wearing a tight black veil around my head. Indoors, the veil would come off and I could breathe a sigh of relief. But as soon as I stepped outside, the veil came back on. It was a time of unrest and an era of uncertainty. It was as though I was living in two different worlds -- like so many children of my generation at the time -- as the revolution divided the lines and set boundaries between Christians and Muslims.
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August 14, 2001
I hope this is the last time I have to write about this subject. I think people who live in Glendale or read the Glendale News-Press are really tired of the whole thing -- about the lowering of the American flag for the Armenian Genocide. Now there's a a committee to see what kind of memorial we should have for the Armenian community, the Armenian Genocide and man's inhumanity to many by killings and other atrocities. And by the way, isn't Armenia surrounded by the Muslim nation, and isn't there enough hate already?
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May 12, 2003
Joshua Pelzer Local Mormons and Muslims helped send humanitarian relief to Iraqi families Saturday. More than 300 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glendale, Pasadena, La Crescenta and Arcadia teamed with Muslim organizations throughout Southern California at the Pasadena Stake of the church to assemble 10,000 hygiene kits as part of a 10-container relief shipment, including six...
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 24, 2013
The City Council members who faced criticism after they called on council candidate Zareh Sinanyan to account, in public, over accusations that he posted homophobic, anti-Muslim and other harsh comments online say they're ready to move on after he admitted to being the author of those comments last week. At the time, Sinanyan, who went on to win election, refused to say whether he had posted the comments to YouTube and other forums several years ago, and his supporters backed him by alleging that the comments had been trumped up to sink his campaign.
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September 12, 2007
“A Cry From Iran” is a very intense and brief documentary that bares its soul from the very beginning. The brothers Joseph and Andre Hovsepian have produced this bare-bones documentary in the hope of raising awareness throughout the civilized world to the extent of the misanthropic behavior of Muslim radicals who live in Iran. This documentary is well edited and leaves no doubt of its intent. There are no sweeping, panoramic scenes of the Iranian countryside to soften the message of this film.
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June 11, 2005
ANI AMIRKHANIAN Recently, I was approached by a stranger at a local coffee house in Glendale who saw the employee identification badge I was wearing around my neck. He struggled to pronounce my last name, which proved to be one of the most difficult tasks he has ever completed. "Amer...Amirkan....," he muttered, making every effort to say it out loud. "How do you say that?" he asked, with a puzzled look. I corrected his pronunciation and agreed with him that it was a long name.
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October 8, 2001
Amber Willard BURGLARS TURNED FOOD BANDITS While Glendale Police were taking inventory of items they seized from a group of suspected home burglars, they made some surprising discoveries. In addition to taking electronics and other valuables, officials found food swiped from victims' refrigerators, like cans of soda and cookies. "They were actually stealing Capri Sun drinks," Investigator John Genna said last week in an interview. COLLECTION CRAZY Local license plate collector Rob Tyler makes no bones about being obsessed with his hobby.
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By Ruth Sowby | September 27, 2011
Founded in 1946 and growing strong with 89 members, the Women's Civic League continues to make its presence felt in Glendale. Thursday's luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge was no exception. Speaker Sheriff Lee Baca started the league's new year with a bang. And President Lynda Burns couldn't have been more pleased. Baca more than held his own in front of his knowledgeable audience. But with a USC doctorate in public administration, this top cop knows his business. He also flew all night from Israel to make sure he didn't miss this speaking engagement.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 24, 2013
The City Council members who faced criticism after they called on council candidate Zareh Sinanyan to account, in public, over accusations that he posted homophobic, anti-Muslim and other harsh comments online say they're ready to move on after he admitted to being the author of those comments last week. At the time, Sinanyan, who went on to win election, refused to say whether he had posted the comments to YouTube and other forums several years ago, and his supporters backed him by alleging that the comments had been trumped up to sink his campaign.
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By Liana Aghajanian | July 23, 2012
Amid the houses lining the darkened streets recovering from the summer heat, a corner in South Glendale remains buzzing with excitement throughout the night. Cars have exhausted available street space. The pitter-patter of footsteps can be heard walking toward the growing aroma of biryani and shish kebabs neatly stacked in large aluminum tins. Men and women are gathered here, diligently preparing to break their fast and indulge in the evening Islamic meal known as Iftar. It is the first night of Ramadan, a holy time for Muslims, who - between a month-long dawn-to-dusk fast - spiritually recharge themselves with prayer and reflection.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 7, 2011
Hundreds of local Muslims gathered to pray and feast Sunday as part of the religious holiday “Eid Al-Adha” at the Maple Park Community Center. Muslims around the world celebrate the day that marks the end of many a pilgrimage, or “Hajj,” to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, said Mahmoud Nouh, spokesman for the Islamic Center of Glendale. Nouh, an emergency room physician at Glendale Memorial Hospital, has made the pilgrimage to Mecca twice and said he felt an overwhelming feeling of God's presence there.
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By Ruth Sowby | September 27, 2011
Founded in 1946 and growing strong with 89 members, the Women's Civic League continues to make its presence felt in Glendale. Thursday's luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge was no exception. Speaker Sheriff Lee Baca started the league's new year with a bang. And President Lynda Burns couldn't have been more pleased. Baca more than held his own in front of his knowledgeable audience. But with a USC doctorate in public administration, this top cop knows his business. He also flew all night from Israel to make sure he didn't miss this speaking engagement.
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August 12, 2011
Q. As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, a new survey shows that American Muslims are happier than ever. A Gallup study found that 60% of Muslim Americans surveyed reported they were “thriving,” slightly higher than for Americans of any other religion except Jews, and are optimistic about their lives. The survey, carried out over two years by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, found that Muslim Americans said their standard of living was improving over past years and that, with the election of Barack Obama, they felt a sense of political enfranchisement.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | September 10, 2010
About 700 Muslims gathered Friday morning to celebrate the end of their annual fast and the beginning of a new religious center in Glendale. People wearing everything from three-piece suits to traditional robes and shawls came to the Pacific Community Center gym to offer the Eid Prayer in celebration of the end of Ramadan, a month-long fast. Men and teenage boys sat on one carpet, women and young children on another, as the group repeated the rhythmic lines of the prayer.
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By Max Zimbert | November 27, 2009
GLENDALE — The Islamic Center of Glendale celebrated the second most holy Muslim day Friday for the first time, a sign that it is building momentum toward establishing a mosque in the area, religious leaders said. The center, a community nonprofit established earlier this year, welcomed about 400 Muslims from various ethnicities and backgrounds to celebrate the Prophet Ibrahim and Eid ul-Adha, a day celebrated by Muslims worldwide with the pilgrimage to Mecca, about 70 days after Ramadan.
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By Zain Shauk | August 22, 2009
The Muslim holy month of fasting begins today and, for the first time, local followers of the faith will have a nearby location to meet and practice their traditions together in what can otherwise be a lonely and challenging period of self-restraint, community leaders said. Muslims abstain from food, drink and sexual activity during daylight hours for the month of Ramadan, which follows the lunar calendar and will last until Sept. 19 this year. While local Muslims have either gone without attending traditional evening prayer services or have driven to other mosques in the past, this year will be different, said Mahmoud Nouh, spokesman for the Islamic Center of Glendale.
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By Zain Shauk | July 3, 2009
CENTRAL GLENDALE — The call to prayer spilled into the hallways of the Pacific Community Center on Friday as about 100 area Muslims gathered for a new payer service they hoped would fill a local void. For years, Muslims in Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada have chosen not to attend weekly Friday prayer services at mosques that were too far away, they said. Most couldn’t leave work to drive to the nearest mosque — the Islamic Center of Southern California on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles — for what often became a three-hour commitment involving traffic, prayer service and lunch, they said.
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By Michael J. Arvizu Valley Sun | January 11, 2008
Islam?s annual hajj, or pilgrimage, was observed by millions of Muslims all over the world Dec. 17 to 21. La Cañada residents Asdullah Alamdari, and Shahzad and Sobia Husnain for the first time journeyed in early December to the holy city of Mecca, as every Muslim is obligated to set aside at least one period in their life where they can devote their time and energy to travel to the ancient city. ?I was searching to find my God there,? said Alamdari by phone from his workplace in Los Angeles.
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