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Muharram|Safar|Rabi Al-Awaal|16 rabi Al-Thani, 1432|Jumada Al-Awwal|Jumada Al-Akhir|Rajab|Shaban|Ramadan|Shawwal|Thul-Qedah|Thul-Hijjah What Is An Economic Hitman? PG 24 US Senate Hopeful to Meet with PG County Muslims PG 7 Like & Follow us 16 Rabi Al-Thani - 29 Rabi Al-Thani, 1433 A.H. | The Muslim Link MD, VA, and DC Metropolitan Area Bi-Weekly Newspaper | FREE March 9th 2012 - March 22nd 2012 More Masajid, More Conflicts Area Muslims Discuss Reasons For Increased Masjid In-Fighting By Wafa Unus Muslim Link Staff Reporter The number of mosques in the United States increased from just over 1200 to approximately 2100 between 2000 and 2011, according to a recent study by a coalition of Muslim organizations and research institutions. The first part of the larger study was presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on February 29th. In the Washington Metropolitan area many mosques, both old and new are facing increasing issues of in-fighting, scandal and conflict and in some cases ending up in local court. “Pretty much every masjid has faced this problem of some sort of conflict or tension,” said Islamic Center of Maryland Board of Trustee Member, Nadeem Ahmad. “My experience is that most of these problems emerge when you really have not done a good job on putting the focus or a direction for that center or that community.” Ahmad said that though the community members must play their part in the devel- ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Helping Provide Shelter: One Family at a Time | pg 4 Rebellious Muslimah, Running for US President | pg 5 A Personal Reflection on the Struggle with Cancer | pg 6 1500 Year Old Bible Confirms Name of Last Prophet | pg 12 NatIONAL: Atheist Group Target Muslims, Jews | pg 16 >> conflict Pg 10 Local MSAs Assume Monitoring By Law Enforcement By Wafa Unus Muslim Link Staff Reporter Local Muslim students fear that the news of the NYPD monitoring Muslim students in northeastern Universities will adversely impact attendance within Muslim Student Association chapters and undo years of efforts to develop trust between the American Muslim community and law enforcement. “It’s really frustrating to see Muslim students being singled out. One of our goals as officers is to help Muslims on campus to associate with their religion and >> MSA Pg 9 ISLAM: The Great Emptiness of the Soul | pg 20 CIVIL: Holder Defends Assasinations | pg 26 The Muslim Link Coupons PG 33

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