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Film on 9/11 Aftermath Moves Audience

September 29, 2008

Author: Luz Lazo

Source: The Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-29-0134.html

Some shed tears yesterday while watching "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a film that evoked differing emotions and memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

The documentary, shown to a diverse group of about 100 people at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, ignited a conversation about a...

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Devout Muslim Sues Tesco for Making Him Carry Alcohol

September 29, 2008

Author: David Wilkes

Source: Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1063590/Devout-Muslim-sues-Tesco-making-carry-alcohol.html

A Muslim who claims he did not know Tesco sold alcohol is suing the store for religious discrimination after having to carry crates of drink as part of his job.

Forklift truck driver Mohammed Ahmed, 32, worked in a distribution depot for eight months before...

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Protesters Denounce Oregonian's Decision to Include Controversial DVD in Sunday Paper

September 29, 2008

Author: Noelle Crombie

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/noelle_crombie_the_oregoniando.html

Dozens of people gathered in front of The Oregonian building this morning to protest the inclusion of an hourlong DVD that some consider anti-Islam propaganda in the Sunday paper.

Dozens of protestors gathered in front of The Oregonian building Monday morning to denounce the...

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Letter: Local Muslims Criticize Paper's Inclusion of 'Obsession' DVD

September 28, 2008

Author: M. Saeed Dar

Source: The Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letter-local-muslims-criticize-papers-inclusion-of-obsession-dvd-156172.html

I am writing to you on behalf of the Eastern North Carolina Muslim Community to express our deep displeasure with your decision to distribute several thousand DVDs titled, “Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West,” on...

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Events Showcase Muslim Culture, History

September 28, 2008

Author: Lawn Griffiths

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/126910

When Hafez Turk moved to the Valley in 1965, there was only a scattering of Muslims. At times, only two or three gathered for Friday prayers in space provided at First Congregational Church of Phoenix.

"I hoped some more would show up," said the Tempe real estate agent and native of Palestine. "It was lonesome, but I felt if I stopped holding them,...

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Attack May Be Tied to Book About Muhammad

September 28, 2008

Author: Sarah Lyall

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/world/europe/29jewel.html?ref=books

Early this month, Gibson Square publishers here announced that it would publish “The Jewel of Medina,” a novel about the early life of A’isha, one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was a bold decision: the book’s United States publisher, Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, had...

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FBI Investigating Burning of Mosque Sign

September 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fort Mill Times

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/305136.html

The FBI is investigating the burning of a mosque's sign in Joplin as a potential hate crime.

The sign for the Islamic Society of Joplin was set aflame early Thursday morning. Fire investigators say there's no doubt the fire was deliberately set.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department initially investigated the arson but the FBI has...

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Constructing a Dream in Times of Tumult

September 25, 2008

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/nyregion/25towns.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Back then they would meet at one another’s houses to pray, one evening at Mohammad Ziaullah’s, another at Khaja Fasihuddin’s or Jamal Kibria’s or Dr. Fayyaz Sheikh’s.

It was long ago. Ronald Reagan was president. Billy Martin was manager of the Yankees. Billy...

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NCC Governing Board Responds to 'A Common Word,' and Calls for Immigration Reform and an End to Trafficking

September 24, 2008

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/080924gbwrap.html

The National Council of Churches Governing Board approved an ecumenical response to the Muslim message, "A Common Word Between Us and You," declaring Christianity and Islam share a love of God and "are compelled to find common ground."

The Governing Board also passed resolutions calling for action in reforming U.S. immigration and...

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