Islam

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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Sikh Man Pleased to Be Mistaken for a Muslim

September 25, 2006

Source: Islamic Horizons Magazine

In its September/October 2006 edition, Islamic Horizons Magazine published an personal essay by Fateh Singh-Tarney, 62, a Vietnam War veteran: "I am a person very proud of his Western heritage and Mediterranean ancestry. I served in the United States Marine Corps in a combat role in Vietnam. I came back from Vietnam a quite demoralized veteran with moderate post-traumatic stress and rejoined a society in great flux: the anti-war movement; civil rights movement; the student movement; hippies and flower children. Despite...

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Reno Jews and Muslims Build Stronger Relationships

September 25, 2006

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS10/609250318/1002/NEWS

On September 25, 2006 Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "A visit by Reno-area Jews to the Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center on Sunday involved more than Ramadan and the Jewish High Holy Days falling at the same time. It's about building ties between Muslims and Jews. Local Muslims invited Temple Sinai members to the...

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Christians and Muslims Deplore Nablus Church Attacks

September 24, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060924younan.shtml

On September 24, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "The Rev Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), has visited Nablus, West Bank, from Jerusalem with the heads of three other Christian churches there. Their purpose was to offer comfort and support to churches under fire – and to convey the...

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Pig's Head Found Outside South Wales Mosque

September 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/5392154.stm

On September 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "A pig's head was found dumped outside a mosque in south Wales hours before the holy festival of Ramadan began, police have said.

It was discovered outside the Jamia Mosque in Newport at 2230 BST on Saturday, 23 September.

Gwent Police were called to the scene and have begun a hate crime inquiry to identify the...

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