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Update: Mayor of Redding, California Apologizes for Comments about Muslims

September 12, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4986480,00.html

On September 12, 2006 the Record Searchlight reported, "Redding Mayor Ken Murray has apologized for remarks made last week at a Sept. 11 commemoration at which he called Shiite Muslims 'wing nuts' who lie, cheat and steal for their God. 'I attributed these perverted beliefs to a sect of Shiite Muslims. Was I wrong?' Murray said Monday on...

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Dispute, Division over Award to Muslim Leader, Dr. Hathout

September 12, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-hathout12sep12,1,215339.story

On September 12, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "In a public hearing spiced with accusations of Jew-hating and Muslim-bashing, nearly four dozen religious, ethnic and civil rights activists spoke out Monday on whether a prominent Los Angeles Muslim should be disqualified from receiving a prestigious humanitarian award because...

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Church Sign Reads: "Muslims Can Convert to Christianity Here"

September 12, 2006

Source: Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060912/NEWS/609120341

On September 12, 2006 the Herald Tribune reported, "'Muslims can convert to Christianity here!' read the sign Monday in front of the Congregational Church on Laurel Road. It was an invitation that the church's pastor, K.C. McCay, admitted he didn't expect anyone to accept. But coming on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it was...

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Hindus and Muslims Reach Across the Communal Divide in Wake of Malegaon Bombings

September 12, 2006

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/12/10066703.html

On September 12, 2006 Gulf News reported, "On September 11, a hundred years ago as well as today, India has a message for the world and for itself. A hundred years ago, launching the principle of satyagraha or active non-violence in South Africa, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi spoke of its potential not only to shake the British Empire, but also to create a resurgence in South Africa and...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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"We Are Brooklyn": One Muslim, One Jew, One Community

September 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0911/p12s01-ussc.html

On September 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the aftermath of 9/11, Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn had the potential to become a powder keg. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Jews and Muslims living together, the city's largest mosque and its largest Orthodox synagogue sit just three blocks apart. Dozens of FBI agents and immigration officials...

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Muslim Congressional Candidate Seeks to Distance Himself from Controversy

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091000951.html?referrer=email

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Keith Ellison is a Democrat running for an open House seat in a heavily Democratic district. But what once looked like a cakewalk has turned into a bruising campaign in which many facts are disputed but a central one is not: If he wins, he will...

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In the Pentagon Chapel, Muslims Share Space with Christians, Jews

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091001040_pf.html

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A little before 1400 hours on Friday, Faisal Rana and Umar Abdul Wahhab prepared the Pentagon chapel for worship. Fridays are always busy at the chapel, on the Pentagon's first level, E-ring, fourth corridor, about where American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...

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Fargo-Area Muslims Speak of Fears, Feelings of Self-Consciousness

September 11, 2006

Source: Bismark Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2006/09/11/news/state/120611.txt

On September 11, 2006 the Bismark Tribune reported, "Mohamed Fakhr quit praying at airports following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The North Dakota State University researcher says he made that decision so other people won't be scared. Five years ago, Fargo-Moorhead's Muslim community felt the...

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Europe's "Double Disillusionment" with Radical Islam, and the US, Post-9/11

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5336596.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "On the fifth anniversary of the 11 September attacks against the US, Europeans agree with Americans that terrorism inspired by Muslim fundamentalism is a big threat to their lives. That new fear, combined with alarm at the conflicts on Europe's doorstep in the Middle East and serious European doubts about US global leadership, means Europe as a whole is marking the...

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9/11 Remembered with Peace Walk, Concert; South Asians Play Vital Role

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5334638.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "South Asian celebrities, peace activists and religious leaders have been taking part in events to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World trade Centre in the United States.

At the 'Hope not Hate' youth summit in Washington this weekend the Pakistani rock star, Salman Ahmad, performed John Lennon's 'Imagine' as well as his own hits....

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Update: Arbitration Fails in Jerusalem's Museum of Tolerance Dispute

September 11, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/politics/15493645.htm

On September 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arbitration between Jewish and Arab groups over the building of a museum promoting religious tolerance on the site of an old Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem has failed, officials said Monday. The Los-Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center will...

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Five Years Later, Milford Sikhs Struggle as Symbols of Faith Become a Cause for Fear

September 11, 2006

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=99034

On September 11, 2006 the Milford Daily News reported, "The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had nothing to do with Veena Chani, and yet, five years later, they made her life so much worse.

The Holliston resident is a Sikh, practicing a centuries-old religion that originated in what is now the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The...

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Oslo Synagogue a Target of Terrorists

September 11, 2006

Source: Aftenposten

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1453707.ece

On September 11, 2006 Aftenposten reported, "Norway's largest synagogue received an ominous warning last November that it would be one of two targets of terrorist attacks in Oslo. The threats came in conjunction with the arrests in Italy of several members of an alleged terror group. 'I can confirm that we received information that an attack was planned against the synagogue,' Anne...

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