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US Muslims Meet with Vatican's US Ambassador

September 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.religionandspirituality.com/view.php?StoryID=20060922-012644-8086r

On September 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "U.S. Muslims met with the Vatican's U.S. ambassador to discuss the controversy surrounding recent comments on Islam by Pope Benedict XVI. Corey Saylor Arsalan Iftikhar of the Council on American-Islamic Relations delivered a letter Thursday to Papal Nuncio...

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Catholic, Muslim Schoolgirls Gather in Dearborn to Find Common Ground

September 22, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060922/LIFESTYLE04/609220369/1041/LIFESTYLE04

On September 22, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "About 200 Catholic and Muslim school children gathered Thursday to talk about their faiths, how they worship God and to pray. And as is often the case when kids do the talking, they found that they had a lot in common. Students from the St. Paul School...

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The First Year of Benedict's Papacy Regarding Islam

September 22, 2006

Source: Q News

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/benedict_xvi_and_islam_the_first_year/0011048

On September 22, 2006 Q News published a commentary by Abdal Hakim Murad, "In the immediate aftermath of the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the Papacy, Muslim reactions to the new pontiff were diverse and confused. Turks were dismayed by his very public opposition to their membership of the European Union,...

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Catholic Bishops of Malaysia Express Concerns Over Shari'ah

September 22, 2006

Source: AsiaNews.it

http ://w ww.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=4169

On September 22, 2006 AsiaNews.it reported, "The bishops of Malaysia have voiced concern about the increased islamisation of Malaysian society... Despite the efforts of the current premier Badawi, which are oriented towards inter-faith dialogue, a good 13 states in the country have approved Shari'ah, the Islamic law, practically reducing minorities to the status of dhimmi - non-Muslim religious groups protected by Islam - discriminating against them in...

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Interfaith Service in Western New York Attended by Over 6,000

September 21, 2006

Source: University of Buffalo Reporter

http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol38/vol38n4/articles/HHDL_Interfaith.html

On September 21, 2006 University of Buffalo Reporter reported, "In the first appearance of his three-day visit to [the University of Buffalo], His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama participated in an interfaith service on Monday in Alumni Arena that showcased the religious diversity of Western New York, featuring spiritual...

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CAIR Launches Fundraising Campaign for Repairing Churches Damaged in Reaction to Pope's Comments

September 21, 2006

Source: Brandenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/15574754.htm

On September 21, 2006 the Brandenton Herald reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations presented a check for $5,000 this afternoon to the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg as seed money for a campaign to fund the repair of churches damaged by violence in reaction to Pope Benedict's comments. Organizers of the American-Muslim grassroots campaign hope to take the effort worldwide....

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Op/ed: "Now For the Real Debate" by Tariq Ramadan

September 21, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://kabobfest.blogspot.com/2006/09/weekend-reading-real-debate.html

On September 21, 2006 The Globe and Mail published a commentary by Tariq Ramadan, "A few sentences by the Pope were sufficient to touch off a firestorm. Throughout the Muslim world, religious leaders, politicians and intellectuals joined their voices to masses angered by a perceived 'insult' to their faith. Most did not read the speech; others reliedon a...

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Egyptian Court Postpones Baha'i Case Again

September 21, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=480

On September 21, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Supreme Administrative Court here has again postponed its hearing on the government appeal of a lower court's ruling upholding the right of a Baha'i couple to have their religion properly identified on government documents. In a brief hearing on Saturday, 16 September 2006, the Court continued the case until 20 November in...

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Public Libraries May Ban Religious Services in Meeting Spaces

September 21, 2006

Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise

http://www.metnews.com/articles/2006/fait092106.htm

On September 21, 2006 Metropolitan News-Enterprise reported, "Public libraries which open their meeting rooms to private groups can prohibit use of the rooms for religious worship, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The court reversed U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White of the Northern District of California, who granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting...

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Cardinal Mahoney Meets with Southland Muslims

September 21, 2006

Source: CBS

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_264223036.html

On September 21, 2006 CBS reported, "Cardinal Roger Mahony met Thursday with representatives from the Southland's Muslim community to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks about Islam. The meeting took place Thursday morning at Mahony's office, and included representatives from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Islamic Educational Center of Orange County, Muslim Public Affairs...

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Critics Say Pope Needs to Refocus on Interfaith Efforts

September 20, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.pope20sep20,0,6467396.story

On September 20, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Pope Benedict XVI was elected almost 18 months ago, some people within and outside the Roman Catholic Church predicted that his background would shift the papacy away from the interfaith outreach that was the legacy of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. They say the flap over Pope...

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Gujarat Religion Law Hotly Contested

September 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5362802.stm

On September 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christians and Muslims in the western Indian state of Gujarat have expressed resentment over an amendment in the law relating to religious conversions. They say that moves by the state government to classify Buddhism and Jainism as branches of the Hindu religion are unconstitutional. Christians and Muslims have accused the authorities of trying to polarise the...

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"Pope Benedict's Comments Were Unwise and Provocative, But the Best Course for Muslims is to Turn the Other Cheek" by Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah

September 19, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/09/pope_benedicts.php#more

On September 19, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! published a commentary by Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah, "It's ironic that while more than 1,000 delegates met at a congress in Montreal called World's Religions After September 11, where they discussed initiatives aimed at building greater understanding among followers of all faiths, halfway across the globe Pope...

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