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Muslims Donating to the Less Fortunate

October 3, 2006

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: Telegram and Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061003/NEWS/610030617/1008/NEWS02

During Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, practicing Muslims worldwide fast, pray, and take part in acts of charity to better themselves.

However, they’re not the only ones who benefit from the observance. Locally, a number of needy people, many...

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Students Want U-M to Divest from Israel

October 3, 2006

Author: Karen Bouffard

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061003/METRO01/610030314/1003/METRO

In a move already sparking debate, the student government at the University of Michigan-Dearborn passed a resolution last week demanding the school stop doing business with Israel.

The student Senate unanimously approved a resolution last Tuesday calling on the Board of...

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Workplace Bias Against Muslims, Arabs on Rise, Advocates Say

October 3, 2006

Author: Alana Semuels

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-eeoc3oct03,1,3563037.story

A tally of complaints jumped in 2005. Some victims may fear reporting to authorities.

The restaurant manager from Morocco, the Armenian caterer from Syria and the Yemeni sailor aren't all Muslims and hail from different homelands. But all three say they suffered discrimination at work after Sept. 11, 2001, because of...

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Minneapolis Radio Station Apologizes for Muslim Satire

October 2, 2006

Source: Pioneer Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/15662109.htm

Top 40 radio station KDWB-FM has apologized for an on-air comedy skit called "Muslim Jeopardy."

The skit included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as "infamous infidels" and "potent portables," according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said it had...

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Yale Chaplaincy Search Proves Challenging in an Era of Pluralism

October 2, 2006

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=33501

On October 2, 2006 the Yale Daily News reported, "The music is raucous, there is dancing in the aisles, and the band would not be complete without that clarinet. Dozens of polo shirt-clad students clap and stamp their feet singing the refrain. 'I will bless the Lord. Bless the Lord at all times!' This is the scene at the first All-Campus worship of the 2006-’07 school...

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Opinion: "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, Moderate Muslim?" by Mark LeVine

October 2, 2006

Source: Tikkun

http://tikkun.org/rabbi_lerner/news_item.2005-08-09.8768345041/current_view

On October 2, 2006 Tikkun ran an opinion piece by Mark LeVine, a Professor of Middle Eastern history, culture and Islamic Studies at UC Irvine. "America has to choose: either we continue supporting corrupt, authoritarian and often brutal governments, or we support democracy and justice for the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. There can be no...

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Rapping in the Name of Interfaith Tolerance

October 2, 2006

Author: Rachel Breitman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2006-10-02-interfaith-rappers_x.htm

Chicago actor and musician Yuri Lane mixes prayers for Middle Eastern peace into his rap verses.

The Jewish artist has brought his play From Tel Aviv to Ramallah to college campuses, community centers and theaters across the country. In collaboration with Egyptian-American DJ Sharif Ezzat, Lane uses "...

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23 Hindu Prisoners Observe Ramadan Fast with Muslim Inmates in Bihar Jail

October 2, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.com/en/news/view/line-16/0610026962200532.htm

On October 2, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Setting a perfect example of communal harmony, 23 Hindu prisoners, four of them women, of Bhagalpur Central Jail are observing [the] Ramadan fast along with Muslim inmates, jail sources said on Monday. A total of 303 inmates are observing [the] Ramadan fast in the high-security Bhagalpur Central Jail...

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Hindu Temple of Toledo Sponsors "Erase the Hate" Play

October 2, 2006

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061002/NEWS08/610020366

On October 2, 2006 The Toledo Blade reported, "Christians singing, dancing, and praying together with Hindus and Muslims. Mahatma Gandhi leading his followers in a protest against the British tax on salt. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., looking out to the crowd and bellowing, 'I have a dream.' This was the scene at Lourdes College's...

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"Compromise on Torture Violates American Values" by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner

October 1, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

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On October 1, 2006 The Mercury News published an opinion piece by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner, members of the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, "During the exact time that the so-called 'compromise' on torture was being discussed in Congress, religious leaders gathered in Palo Alto to make their concerns about torture heard loud and clear. Muslims, Jews, Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Quakers,...

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Opinion: "Why I'm Banned in the USA" by Tariq Ramadan

October 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/29/AR2006092901334.html

On October 1, 2006 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Tariq Ramadan, "For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and have evolved from defamatory to absurd, but the effect has remained the same: I've...

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