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Germans Cancel Opera Fearing Islamic Backlash

September 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/09/27/fearing_islamic_reaction_germans_silence_an_opera/

On September 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "One of Germany's foremost opera houses has abruptly canceled a modern production of Mozart's 'Idomeneo' because of fears of a violent reaction to a scene showing the severed head of the Prophet Mohammed. The cancellation, at the urging of...

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Interfaith Group of Moms Form Faith Club, Publish Book

September 27, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-26-faith-club_x.htm

On September 27, 2006 USA Today reported, "When the news abounds with incendiary stereotypes, contradictory theologies and confusing cultural identities, can any ordinary person sort it all out? Yes, if they're bold, persistent and open-minded, say the three women of the Faith Club: Ranya Idliby, a Muslim; Suzanne Oliver, a Christian; and Priscilla Warner, a Jew. This New...

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Gainesville Islamic Center Expands to Meet Needs

September 26, 2006

Source: AccessNorthGA

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/hall/newfullstory.asp?ID=107300

On September 26, 2006 AccessNorthGA reported, "Growth in Northeast Georgia's Muslim population is prompting the Gainesville Islamic Center to expand. Imam Bilal Ali said that the Center has been at its current Summitt Street location since 1994, when it moved across street from a house it occupied since its establishment in the early 1980s. Membership is now at 160,...

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US Academics Slam Denial of Ramadan Visa

September 26, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-09/26/02.shtml

On September 26, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "American academics and civil liberty organizations blasted the Bush administration's 'ideological exclusion' of prominent Swiss-based Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan... Diana Eck, who heads the American Academy of Religion, asserted that Ramadan, a Swiss citizen who teaches at Oxford University, is 'one of today's leading Muslim...

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Offensive Anti-Muslim Radio Ad Pulled

September 26, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-26-offensive-ads_x.htm

On September 26, 2006 USA Today reported, "Not so funny. Keith Dennis came to that reckoning after a radio ad planned by his Ohio car dealership was criticized as anti-Muslim and refused by several radio stations. The commercial called for a 'jihad on the automotive market.' It said salespeople would be wearing burqas, a traditional garment in some Muslim nations, and...

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Reward Offered in Melbourne Mosque Shooting Case

September 26, 2006

Source: Florida Today

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060926/BREAKINGNEWS/60926016/1086

On September 26, 2006 Florida Today reported, "Local and federal authorities today are turning to the public with a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the sniper who fired on a south Melbourne mosque Friday night. Melbourne police today also released a description of a man wearing jeans and a dark-...

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Indiana Governor Breaks Ramadan Fast with Local Muslims at his Residence

September 26, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060926/LOCAL19/609260408/-1/ZONES04

On September 26, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Gov. Mitch Daniels reached out to more than 150 Muslims from across the state Monday night, welcoming them to his official residence for a meal to end their daily fasting for Ramadan. Shortly after sunset, the Muslim call to prayer rang out over the home's back...

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Malaysia's Secular Status Comes into Question

September 25, 2006

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2006/09/25/2003329136

On September 25, 2006 the Taipei Times reported, "Malaysian society is now gripped by a fundamental question: is the country, which is more than half Muslim, an Islamic state? In practice, various religious and ethnic groups give Malaysia a distinctly multi-cultural character. But the Malaysian Constitution provides room for arguments on both sides of...

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Partnerships with Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian Communities Boost Homeland Security

September 25, 2006

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20060919151237tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

On September 25, 2006 News Blaze reported, "'Our country is more secure today because law enforcement and America's Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities are working more closely together,' according to Homeland Security's Daniel W. Sutherland.

'We sincerely hope and expect that those relationships will deepen and...

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Pope Urges Religious Tolerance in Meeting with Islamic Leaders

September 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://washingtontimes.com/world/20060925-125559-4196r.htm

On September 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim diplomats today that Christians and Muslims must work together to guard against intolerance and violence as he sought to soothe anger over his recent remarks about Islam. The pontiff also quoted from his predecessor, John Paul II, who had...

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Sniper Strikes at Brevard Mosque During Ramadan Prayers

September 25, 2006

Source: Central Florida News 13

http://www.cfnews13.com/StoryHeadline.aspx?id=18834

On September 25, 2006 Central Florida News 13 reported, "Federal agents are in Melbourne investigating a shooting that happened at a mosque late Friday night. The shooting happened during the nightly prayers of Ramadan. As the holy month continues, worshippers say violence won't keep them away. And it was a shattering start to Ramadan. As people prayed inside this Melbourne mosque...

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Nepalese Organization Hosts International Interfaith Youth Conference on Peace

September 25, 2006

Source: Peace Journalism

On September 25, 2006 Peace Journalism reported, "Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal (HVP) organised an international youth conference for peace with the theme of 'Deepening our Spirituality' in the capital. The conference began on September 23 with peace prayers by the priests and leaders of different faiths including Hindus, Buddhists, [Muslims], Christians, [Baha'is] and Jews... 20 international youths, 5 spiritual elders and 50 Nepali youths representing 20 organizations are taking part in the conference. The...

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Three Faith Holidays Celebrated in Nashville

September 25, 2006

Source: The Jackson Sun

http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS01/609250307/1002

On September 25, 2006 The Jackson Sun reported, "In the span of several hours Saturday, three of the world's major religions began observances of some of their holiest holidays. In the predawn hours in Green Hills, the Fakhruddin family awoke to eat breakfast before sunrise on the first day of Ramadan, a monthlong holiday in which...

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