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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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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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