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  • Fruits of Faith (New Mosque in Texas)

    11/14/2005 12:38:43 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 43 replies · 1,823+ views
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | 11-14-05 | James Osborne
    For years, Amin Ibrahim practiced Islam from a converted house in McAllen, praying there daily with his fellow Muslims. But something was lacking — something he now has found in the recently constructed al Ridwan mosque, a striking white-and-blue tile structure on Jackson Road. "It’s a big deal for us," said Ibrahim, a chemistry professor at the University of Texas-Pan American. "Spiritually speaking, it’s the difference between praying at home and praying at a church. "It’s a worship place, a social place, a place for our children to get an Islamic education … show people that we actually have a...
  • Nine Foreign Nationals Arrested in Benefits Investigation

    03/05/2005 2:53:59 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies · 531+ views
    WAVY TV 10 ^ | 4 March 2005 | WAVY Staff
    Nine Foreign Nationals Arrested in Benefits InvestigationU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, along with local law enforcement officers, arrested nine criminal foreign nationals Thursday in Hampton Roads.Six of the arrested had previous aggravated felony convictions. The remaining three had vanished after an Immigration judge ordered them out of the country.Officials identified the suspects during an investigation that alleges the nine attempted to obtain various immigration benefits including work authorization, permanent resident status, and naturalization.Those arrested include:Tham Tan Vo, a citizen of Vietnam residing in Newport News. Vo was previously convicted of crimes involving carnal knowledge of a child between 13...