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Arab Boy Bound & Beaten in Class, Suit Says

July 31, 2007

Author: JOHN MARZULLI

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/07/31/2007-07-31_arab_boy_bound__beaten_in_class_suit_say.html

Two Brooklyn schoolgirls allegedly bound a boy of Arab descent with tape, locked him in a classroom closet and bombarded him for eight minutes with ethnic slurs before their substitute fourth-grade teacher did anything.

The...

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Islam in America: A Special Report

July 30, 2007

Author: Lisa Miller

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19876834/site/newsweek/

July 30, 2007 issue - Fareed Siddiq is a successful businessman and a father of two. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio—a 19th-century mill town built on a river and known for its scenic waterfalls and dams—in a five-bedroom house he recently paid for, in cash, with his savings. Prominent in local civic and religious organizations, including the Red Cross...

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Progressive Filipino Muslim Woman Leader Tours NZ

July 30, 2007

Source: Press Release: Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa / Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00358.htm

Amirah Ali Lidasan is the National Vice-Chairperson of the Suara Bangsamoro Party List Organisation, which aims to get representation in Congress for the Philippines’ several million Muslims (known as Moros and heavily concentrated in the southernmost islands). Amirah is a young progressive Muslim woman, with a history of senior...

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Dressed In Hijab: More Muslim Girls Playing Soccer

July 30, 2007

Source: WCCO.com

Wire Service: AP

http://wcco.com/sports/local_story_204133117.html

(AP) For a couple hours every morning, Muna Sanyare steps away from her duties as baby sitter, caretaker and student. On a St. Paul practice field, she becomes a soccer star.

Never mind that Muna, 15, plays in bare feet under a flowery red skirt. She can kick the heck out of that ball.

Organized soccer is luring more Muslim girls like Muna to...

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First Muslim US Congressman Meets with Muslim Women Leaders

July 30, 2007

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-30-voa29.cfm

Keith Ellison comes from most diverse district in Minnesota, and he advised the Muslim women to be inclusive in their pursuit of public office. "Do not go to the Muslim community and tell them I am Muslim, vote for me. Do not do that. Figure out what the people need and speak to that and make sure to be universal enough to also appeal to the Christian...

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Ellison is Part of Iraq Trip Arranged by Defense Chief

July 29, 2007

Author: Jake Sherman

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/1331665.html

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, a rising figure in U.S. public diplomacy in the Mideast, made his first trip to Iraq over the weekend at the behest of Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Ellison, a first-term Minneapolis Democrat and a longtime critic of the war, is part of an all-freshman bipartisan congressional delegation traveling to the region at...

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Muslim Leader Touts Education, Discourages Violence

July 29, 2007

Author: Tom Greenwood

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/METRO/707290351/1041/LIFESTYLE04

DETROIT -- It isn't often that you see a speaker receive a standing ovation before he addresses an audience, but that's what happened to Imam W. Deen Mohammad in the auditorium of Wayne Community College Saturday afternoon.

Imam Mohammed, the son of Elijah Muhammad...

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Thai Security Forces Accused of Beating Suspected Muslim Insurgent to Death

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

BANGKOK, Thailand: Security forces beat to death a Muslim man suspected in the execution-style slaughter of eight Buddhists in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, a human rights group claimed Saturday.

The prime minister, meanwhile, said no human rights abuses have been committed in southern Thailand.

On July 21, police and military officers raided a hut in Yala's Krong Pinang district...

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Events to Thank Attack Response

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6920752.stm

First Minister Alex Salmond is to meet the Muslim community as part of his campaign to celebrate diversity in the wake of the Glasgow airport attack.

The meeting, at Bute House on Tuesday, is part of the Scottish Executive's One Scotland campaign.

Mr Salmond has said no-one should hold the Muslim community responsible for the actions of individuals...

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Prayer OK at Lunch, Not Classes at Carver

July 27, 2007

Author: Helen Gao

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/education/20070727-9999-1m27carver.html

A San Diego school that drew international attention for setting aside time for Muslim students to pray in the classroom will no longer do so.

Instead, Carver Elementary's schedule will be reconfigured so students can say their required midday prayers during lunch. Courts have long upheld...

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Muslim American Soldier Mourned

July 27, 2007

Author: Abdul Aziz Khan

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-27-voa39.cfm

Major James Michael Ahearn had a near perfect life. The 43-year-old career army officer was newly married and recently became a father for the first time. On July 5th, during a routine patrol in Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded, killing Major Ahearn and his driver. For Urdu TV's Abdul Aziz Khan, VOA's Jim Bertel has more on this fallen American...

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