Hinduism

London's Faith Communities Respond to Bombings: Condemnation and Fear of Retaliation

July 8, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article297652.ece

On July 8, 2005 The Independent reported, "The [July 7] explosions [in three subway stations and a double-decker bus] prompted the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to issue the extraordinary advice yesterday that no Muslim should travel or go out unless strictly necessary, for fear of reprisals... Dr. Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham central mosque,...

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In Orissa, Muslims and Hindus Join Each Other's Celebrations

July 8, 2005

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13891828

On July 8, 2005 Sify News reported, "In Deulasahi, a village in Orissa, Muslims joined hands with Hindus in observing the annual Rath Yatra. This heartening event took place at this village which is 45 km from Kendrapara in Orissa. As the 10-feet-high chariot carrying the presiding deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, made its way on the bumpy earthen road of the sleepy hamlet, Muslims...

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British Hindus Condemn Attacks, Urge Continued Positive Relations Among Faiths

July 8, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200507081817.htm

On July 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Describing the coordinated explosions in London as a 'barbaric attack on human dignity, democratic freedom and modern civilization,' the Hindu Forum of Britain today appealed to all faiths in the country not to be divided and extend full support to the Government in fighting all forms of...

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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Hindu Council Condemns "Ghastly" Attack

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

[hinducounciluk.org/pr48.htm]

On July 7, 2005 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "Hindu Council UK is appalled to see the terrorist attacks today on the London transport system and condemn, in the strongest terms, the ghastly and inhuman attack on the innocent public.

The Hindu religion, which has been viewed throughout history as the most peaceful, humane, civilised and cultured religion, has been facing these attacks for over a decade. Indeed, only this week one of...

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Tulsa Board Rejects Plan to Add Creationist Exhibit to Zoo

July 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/07/AR2005070702015.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A city board reversed direction on Thursday and rejected plans to add a creationist exhibit to the Tulsa Zoo.

Board members voted 3-1 against installing an exhibit on the origin of life from the Bible. The vote, made at...

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Manchester’s Muslim Mayor Praises City’s Diversity

July 7, 2005

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/201/201695_praise_for_asian_mayor.html

On July 7, 2005 the South Manchester Reporter reported, "Manchester's first Muslim Lord Mayor attended a reception in his honour held by the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community at their centre in Levenshulme. Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Afzal Kahn said: 'I have always enjoyed the organisational skills and dedication...

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Opinion: London's Asians "Are Not a Ghettoized Minority, Vulnerable to Backlash"

July 7, 2005

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9156244a16109730081070d05c9b9454

On July 7, 2005 Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Sandip Roy, entitled "Notes from a Brown Man in London." Roy argues that South Asians in London are not a ghettoized minority, but "a new mainstream." He writes, "[B]eing Asian is no longer quite the threat it used to be. Ten years ago [Ansar...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Attacks in UK and India

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

[hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_terroristatt.html]

On July 7, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "With breaking news of the multiple bombings in London on July 7, 2005, coming just two days after a presumed Islamist terrorist attack on a Hindu temple in Ayodhya, India, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed condolences to the victims of the attacks, and condemned the perpetrators of the terrorism. While Indian security forces killed...

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Hindu Summer School Promotes 'Cultural Confidence'

July 6, 2005

Source: Trinidad Express

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article?id=87463981

On July 6, 2005 the Trinidad Express reported, "Art, literature and culture will be featured in a one-month vacation course for children. Organised by the Hindu Prachar Kendra, the course is open for children five years and older... Kendra spiritual leader, Raviji said: 'Ramdilla allows for a wide range of interesting subjects to be taught to children. These disciplines are...

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High Court Orders Advani to Stand Trial for Role in Demolition of Mosque

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4655901.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "An Indian high court has ordered opposition leader LK Advani to stand trial for his role in the demolition of a mosque that sparked religious riots. The court in Allahabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state overturned a lower court ruling in 2003 that the former deputy premier had no case to answer. Mr Advani is accused of inciting Hindu fanatics to attack the...

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Hindu Shrine at Ayodhya Stormed, Six Killed

July 5, 2005

Source: Canada.com/CP

http://www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=c4f49f2f-368f-410e-b694-336efb4e5426

On July 5, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "In a likely suicide attack, unidentified militants blew up a security fence on Tuesday and stormed a northern Indian Hindu shrine at the heart of a bitter sectarian dispute, setting off a gun battle with security personnel that left five other attackers dead, officials said. Police found...

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