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Two Boys Take Up Role of Imam After South African Cleric Denied Entry to US

October 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/30/AR2006093000976.html

On October 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The boy, round-faced and thin, stood in front of the hundred or so men, his arms crossed, his eyes closed. When he knelt, they knelt. When he stood, they stood. When he stumbled for a word, squinting to access the search engine of his mind, they waited. In a few hours, 13-year...

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Shared Roots Spur Many Fights Among Abrahamic Religions

September 30, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-popedebate_30rel.ART.State.Edition1.3e82701.html

On September 30, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "In his controversial speech this month at a German university, Pope Benedict made a broad claim: Catholic understanding of faith is necessary to properly understand the world. He whacked at Protestants...

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Scottsdale's Religious Diversity Grows by Leaps and Bounds, Baha'i Temple is Latest Addition

September 30, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=75440

On September 30, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "God goes by many names in Scottsdale, more so now than ever. The city’s growth has brought with it adherents of many faiths, who pray in their own ways and often in different languages. Some have reached a critical mass and have built their own houses of worship, in addition to the 81 Christian churches of various...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit Proceeds

September 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/30/islamic_society_of_boston_suit_moves_forward/

On September 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston asserting that news media outlets and other individuals had conspired to publish false and defamatory information about mosque leaders could go...

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Daughters of Abraham in Cambridge is More than a Book Club

September 29, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1005/feature.html

On September 29, 2006 Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly reported, " BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other's...

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Website Aims to Push Muslims to the Polls

September 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092801615.html

On September 29, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "National Muslim civic leaders announced a new push yesterday to get the country's estimated 2.2 million registered Muslim voters to the polls, unveiling a Web site that spells out key races of 'Muslim interest' and ATM-like voter registration machines that will be put in...

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Visits Between Catholic and Muslim Clergy Ease Tensions

September 29, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060929/NEWS05/609290387/1007

On September 29, 2006 Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslim and Catholic leaders in metro Detroit said that Cardinal Adam Maida's visit to the state's largest mosque Thursday put an end to any lingering local tension over controversial remarks about Islam made earlier this month by Pope Benedict XVI. 'There is no need for a clash of...

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Hispanic Muslim Demographic is on the Rise

September 28, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0928/p03s02-ussc.html

On September 28, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn't look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she's from, often they are surprised that it's not the Middle East but Colombia. That's because Ms. Garcia, a bookstore clerk who immigrated to the US seven years ago, is Hispanic...

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Op/Ed: "Where Are the Moderate Muslims? Everywhere" by Meher Sultana

September 28, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

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On September 28, 2006 The Miami Herald published a letter-to-the-editor by Fort Lauderdale resident Meher Sultana, "Re: Cal Thomas' Sept. 23 Other Views column, Where are the moderate Muslims?: The simple answer is: They are everywhere. Many of us are Americans, study in American institutions and go on to work and pay American dollars to our tax system. Like everyone else, we eventually find our better half, have chubby babies...

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Germany Hosts Islam Summit in the Shadow of Opera Cancellation

September 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5385058.stm

On September 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "The German government has met Muslim community leaders in Berlin amid a row over the cancellation of a Mozart opera deemed offensive to Muslims. The Islam conference was a landmark initiative to improve the integration of Germany's three million Muslims. It was overshadowed by the row over the opera Idomeneo. In one scene it was to show the severed heads of the Prophet...

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LA Intersection to be Named After Imam

September 27, 2006

Source: CBS2

http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_270155644.html

On September 27, 2006 CBS2 reported, "A South Los Angeles intersection will be named for a prominent local Islamic minister under a plan approved Wednesday by the City Council. The intersection of 41st Street and Central Avenue will be designated as Imam Abdul Karim Hasan Square for the Muslim clergyman who has worked at the Bilal Islamic Center for 35 years. 'Imam Abdul Karim Hasan is a distinguished clergy...

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