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New Jersey Schools Recognize 75 Religious Holidays

September 8, 2006

Source: Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1157697998222550.xml?starledger?ntop&coll=1

On September 8, 2006 the Star-Ledger reported, "To keep her perfect attendance record, Tahera Ali's 13-year-old daughter used to go to school for only a couple of hours on the Islamic Day of Ashurah, getting out just in time to attend prayers for what is a holy day of sorrow. 'We wear all black on...

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The Impact of 9/11 on African and Pakistani Immigrant Communities

September 8, 2006

Source: Independent Press Association-New York

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2902

On September 8, 2006 the Independent Press Association-New York reported, "The post-September 11 world has made life worse for working immigrants. In the name of national security, the U.S. government has intensified its border patrol and aviation systems, scrutinizing immigrants coming into the country and deporting those who are considered a threat to the safety...

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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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Op/ed: "Lina Joy: Will Malaysia Uphold Her Freedom of Religion?"

September 7, 2006

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://www.becketfund.org/index.php/article/526.html?PHPSESSID=50071e7125944

On September 7, 2006 the The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by The Becket Fund's International Director, Angela C. Wu, "For more than 40 years, Malaysia has successfully balanced its democratic, secular form of government with its citizens' deep roots in Islam. Slowly, however, those roots are gradually ripping up the...

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Outcry over Proposal to Ban Women from Mecca

September 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/07/AR2006090700830.html

On September 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Officials are considering an unprecedented proposal to ban women from performing the five Muslim prayers in the immediate vicinity of Islam's most sacred shrine in Mecca. Some say women are already being kept away. The issue...

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Arabic-Language Site Launched by Thai Government to Reach Out to Muslims

September 7, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

On September 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Thai government on Friday will launch its first-ever Arabic-language Web site to reach out to the Arab and Muslim world, the Foreign Ministry said. The site, http://www.thai2arab.com, was designed by the Foreign Ministry to provide information about Thai society, ranging from Thailand's revered king to the country's economy, arts and culture, as well as the Muslim community on Thailand....

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Anniversary of Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis Celebrated as Methodists, Muslims, Catholics Protest Anti-Defamation League

September 7, 2006

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/D8D0A7D94311BDB7862571E300174172?OpenDocument

On September 7, 2006 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "More than 400 people gathered Thursday evening at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. Outside the hotel, about a dozen people...

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Muslim Individuals and Communities Re-Examine Their Lives and Roles After 9/11

September 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5277732.stm

On September 7, 2006 the BBC News reported, "Many Muslims in New York have been through a period of reflection since 11 September 2001, looking out at the wider US and wondering where they fit into it. And they have been looking inwards, to work out what kind of Islam sits easily with their lives. Take the case of Nafisa Degani who worked for the insurance company, Aon, on the 100th floor of the World...

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Chair of Largest Indonesian Muslim Organization Elected to World Council of Religions for Peace Board

September 7, 2006

Source: UCAN

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=3299

On September 7, 2006 UCAN reported, "The Indonesian Muslim leader recently elected a board member of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) says he will promote dialogue and warn people against communal provocation. Hasyim Muzadi, chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, was one of 12 Muslims elected to the WCRP World Council during the Eighth World...

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Lancaster Vice Mayor's "Joke" Becomes Lesson in Understanding

September 6, 2006

Source: Antelope Valley Press

http://www.avpress.com/n/06/0906_s1.hts

On September 6, 2006 Antelope Valley Press reported, "Lancaster's Vice Mayor Ed Sileo took a tour of Palmdale's mosque Tuesday - asking questions, listening intently and learning what it is to be forgiven. The invitation was extended from Chaplain Abdul-Wahab Omeira and Kamal M. Al-Khatib to create dialogue and understanding with the recently re-elected councilman who was elevated to the council's second-highest...

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San Antonio Muslims Move Beyond Isolation to Civic Engagement

September 6, 2006

Source: San Antonio Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA090606.1A.muslim.35ad9e5.html

On September 6, 2006 the San Antonio Express News reported, "A block away from such commercial icons as Haverty's and Home Depot sits a typical house on a secluded 2-acre property with a basketball hoop standing on an asphalt parking lot. Here, on Friday afternoons, South Asian Muslims re-create the atmosphere of their native...

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Jews, Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims Hail Decision Prohibiting Exams on Religious Holidays

September 5, 2006

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/449389p-378270c.html

On September 5, 2006 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens state senator and an array of clergy yesterday hailed a new law that prohibits the state Education Department from scheduling statewide exams during religious holidays. 'The law is now on your side,' declared state Sen. John Sabini (D-Queens). The law was spurred after statewide English exams for...

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Conservative Muslims Seek Isolation in America

September 5, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/04/AR2006090401107.html?referrer=email

On September 5, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Twelve girls sat in rows at the front of the community room in Silver Spring's Muslim Community Center, calming their nerves with giggles and girl talk. In their sweaty hands, they held prepared speeches. On their heads, they wore scarves in a...

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Cheyenne Muslims Comment on the Lack of Post-9/11 Backlash

September 5, 2006

Source: KGWN

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kgwn.tv/home/headlines/3823836.html

On September 5, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Mohammed Salih is dean of the Laramie County Community College department of business and technology. He's a native of Sudan and came to Cheyenne in 1969. Salih says people treat him and other Muslims as part of the community, and says that the terrorist attacks had nothing to do with religion. Soon after the 9/...

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