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MPAC Commends L.A. City Council for Unanimous Passage Of Resolution On Religious Pluralism, Islamophobia

December 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

http://www.mpac.org/programs/government-relations/mpac-commends-l.a.-city-council-for-unanimous-passage-of-resolution-on-religious-pluralism-islamophobia.php

The Muslim Public Affairs Council congratulates the City of Los Angeles for standing up against the nationwide spread of...

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Sweden Bombing Doesn’t Soil Image Of Tolerance

December 15, 2010

Author: John F. Burns

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/world/europe/16sweden.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

As they consider the suicide bombing that recently rocked their country, many Swedes have taken comfort from the attack’s most enduring image, as captured by a security camera: a man in a red jacket kneeling by the dying bomber, asking if there was anything he could do for the man...

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Muslim Woman's Headscarf Incident Prompts ACLU Lawsuit

December 14, 2010

Author: Andria Simmons

Source: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/muslim-womans-headscarf-incident-776839.html

Two years ago at the Douglasville Municipal Court, Lisa Valentine was jailed after refusing to remove a headscarf she wore as an expression of her Islamic beliefs.

 

On Tuesday, Valentine returned to the courthouse to announce she was filing a federal lawsuit...

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Because Pluralism Is Our Fundamentalism

December 12, 2010

Author: Robert Kolker

Source: The New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2010/70056/

The Anti-Defamation League called the plan to build a Muslim community and prayer center two blocks from ground zero “counterproductive to the healing process.” Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan suggested the mosque’s developers find another site. But while some in the religious world equivocated, the leaders...

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Imam Behind NYC Mosque Plan Sees Hope After Fury

December 9, 2010

Author: David Caruso

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/09/AR2010120901079.html

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf saw his plans for an Islamic center near ground zero derided as a victory mosque for terrorists, exploited as campaign fodder and used as a bargaining chip by a Florida pastor who vowed to burn the Quran.

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2 Accused Of NY Subway Station Hate Attack On Imam

December 9, 2010

Author: Jennifer Peltz

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/09/AR2010120905779.html

Two men attacked a Muslim religious leader in a hate-fueled assault in a subway station, with one hurling slurs along with a fist, prosecutors and Muslim advocates said Thursday.

But defense lawyers said the incident was a...

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Superstar Muslim Preacher Amr Khaled Battles al-Qaeda

December 7, 2010

Author: Matt Prodger

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9264357.stm

President Ali Abdullah Saleh does not give many interviews at the moment. The man who has governed Yemen for 32 years is fed up with the press characterising the country as a "cradle of terrorism".

 

But for Amr Khaled he was willing to make an exception. The Egyptian Muslim televangelist is, in the words of the president a "...

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In This Show, an Islamic World Brimming With Innovation

December 6, 2010

Author: Clyde Haberman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/nyregion/07nyc.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

In David Lean’s majestic film “Lawrence of Arabia,” the beleaguered Arab leader Prince Feisal reminds his British Army adviser, T. E. Lawrence, of a glory that once was.

 

“You know, Lieutenant,” he says, “in the Arab city of C...

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