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Hutchison: Wearing Hijab on Nov. 13 Honors Slain Afghan Mother

November 6, 2006

Author: Sue Hutchinson

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/columnists/15940994.htm

Melanie Gadener was at home in Fremont three weeks ago when she began receiving calls about the killing of Alia Ansari, the 38-year-old mother of six who was shot in the head as she walked with her little girl through a quiet Fremont neighborhood to pick up her children at Glenmoor Elementary School.

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Shaukat Stresses Interfaith Harmony for World Peace

November 6, 2006

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=30207

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday stressed the need for promoting interfaith and inter-culture harmony to create a world of peace and tolerance.

Talking to a 35-member Buddhist delegation from Japan, led by Chief Priest of Tokyo's prestigious Kenchoji Temple, The prime minister said that Pakistan was working for building better understanding among people of different...

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Danish Court Rejects Cartoon Suit

November 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6087506.stm

A Danish court has rejected a libel case brought by several Muslim groups against a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The court in Aarhus said there was not enough reason to believe the cartoons were meant to be insulting or harmful.

The cartoons sparked violent protests around the world after Jyllands-Posten published them in 2005.

An appeal against the verdict has...

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Imams Should Embrace U.S. Culture, New Islamic Society Chief Says

November 6, 2006

Author: Robert King

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061106/LOCAL/611060399

Leaders of American mosques need to buy into American culture more and perform the full-time roles more common to Christian pastors, said the new head of the Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America. Muneer Fareed, 50, a professor and former mosque prayer leader, says one of his challenges as...

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Prince May Defuse Row over Interfaith Marriage

November 6, 2006

Author: Rauf Klasra

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=3928

LONDON: One unusual meeting that Prince Charles is to have during his visit to Pakistan is with Bishop Alexander John Malik who, like a traditional loving father from the East, yielded to the wishes of his daughter Nadia to let her marry a Muslim of her own choice in a church despite opposition from followers of his faith.

The newly...

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Charles Makes Best of Pakistan Tour as Royal Schedule Blown to Pieces

November 6, 2006

Author: Angus Howarth

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1614852006

The Prince of Wales persevered with his troubled tour of Pakistan yesterday after security concerns blew a hole in the Royal couple's schedule.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had to change their itinerary after they were warned it was too dangerous for them to travel to the North-west Frontier province.

The alterations followed Monday's...

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Turks March Against Islamist Influences and European Pressures

November 5, 2006

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/world/europe/05turkey.html

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 4 (AP): Thousands of nationalist Turks marched in the capital, Ankara, on Saturday, vowing to defend the secular government against radical Islamic influences and urging it not to make too many concessions to gain European Union membership.

Marchers in Ankara seen through a transparent flag of Ataturk...

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Federal Charges Urged after NYC Muslim Man's Alleged Beating

November 4, 2006

Author: NAHAL TOOSI

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--biasattack1104nov04,0,4914312.story

The alleged hate-crime beating of a Pakistani man by a group of Jewish teenagers has rattled the city's Muslim community and spurred calls for a federal investigation by an advocacy group.

"It's an indication of the kind of...

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Anaheim Council Candidate Leaves GOP as Election Nears

November 2, 2006

Author: Dave McKibben

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-dalati2nov02,0,2674427.story

Acknowledging it might be political suicide, Anaheim City Council candidate Bill Dalati said Wednesday he was leaving the Republican Party after being vilified by prominent GOP leaders as being anti-American and a supporter of extremist groups.

Dalati, an Arab American who had been a Republican since...

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ADL Condemns Hate Crime Against Pakistani Muslim In Brooklyn

November 2, 2006

Source: Anti-Deformation League Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HatCr_51/4922_51.htm

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemned the brutal assault of a Pakistani man in Brooklyn and praised the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney's Office for apprehending the alleged perpetrators, five Jewish teenagers, and charging them with a hate crime.

Shahid Amber, 24, was approached by the alleged perpetrators, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years, who shouted, "...

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Terror Watch: Row Over Barred Muslim Scholars

November 1, 2006

Author: Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15519116/site/newsweek/

Nov. 1, 2006 - President Bush’s top emissary for public diplomacy has privately complained that recent moves by the Department of Homeland Security to block prominent Muslim clerics and scholars from entering the United States has damaged her efforts to bolster America’s image in the Islamic world.

In recent weeks, Karen...

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