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MPAC Asks LA Board of Supervisors to Support Award for Muslim American Leader

September 5, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=412

On September 5, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today sent a letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of Dr. Maher Hathout, urging them to support the L.A. Commission on Human Relations decision to honor the renowned Muslim American leader with its prestigious John Buggs Award for excellence in human...

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An Interview with New ISNA President, Ingrid Mattson

September 5, 2006

Source: Belief Net

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/198/story_19898_1.html

Recently Belief Net reported, "When the Islamic Society of Northern American (ISNA) elected Ingrid Mattson, the director of the Islamic chaplaincy program at the Hartford Seminary and vice president of ISNA, as its president last week, Muslims and non-Muslims took note. Mattson is the first female to head the organization, which is the largest, most inclusive Muslim group in North America, with a...

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Opinion: "Islam Does Not Mean Terrorism" by Southern Methodist University Journalism Teacher

September 4, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/DN-bartamain_04edi.ART.State.Edition1.3e010ca.html

On September 4, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Carolyn Barta who teaches journalism at Southern Methodist University, "Events have once again hoisted radical Islam to the top of the news - with the Israeli-Hezbollah war...

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UK Religious Leaders to Hold Conference on Honor Killings

September 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5311244.stm

On September 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Of 500 Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims questioned, a 10th said they would condone the murder of someone who disrespected their family's honour. Figures show 13 people die every year in honour killings, but police and support groups believe it is many more. Religious leaders said they would hold a national conference on the issue. Honour killing is a brutal...

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New Policy at the Pool: Swimwear Policies Amended to Accommodate Muslim Women

September 4, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060904/NEWS05/609040349

On September 4, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Jumanah Saadeh is your typical American teen: She digs rock, loves the TV show 'Lost' and shoots hoops with her friends. But as an observant Muslim, the 14-year-old Ann Arbor girl believes Islam requires her to cover her hair and body while in public -- even while swimming. So when her seventh...

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In Assisi, an International, Interfaith Meeting and Prayer for Peace

September 4, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

On September 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Global terrorism and violence carried out in the name of God show no sign of letting up, Pope Benedict XVI said Monday as he appealed to hundreds of religious leaders [in Assisi] to use their faiths to bring about peace... Benedict said that, contrary to expectations following the fall of the Berlin wall, 'the third millennium began with scenarios of terrorism and violence that are showing no...

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New Zealand's Green Party: "State Schools Should Advance Religious Tolerance"

September 4, 2006

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00067.htm

On September 4, 2006 Scoop Independent News reported, "Green MP Keith Locke has concerns that Christian prayers in state school assemblies do not take account of the greater diversity in religious belief that is evident among New Zealanders today. Mr Locke, the Green Party's Human Rights Spokesperson, was responding to the decision to ditch the proposed guidelines for teaching religion in...

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In London, Police Community Engagement Program Invites Tariq Ramadan, Representatives of Diverse Faiths, for Counter-Terror Hearings

September 4, 2006

Source: eGov Monitor

http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/7409

On September 4, 2006 eGov Monitor reported, "'Counter-Terrorism: The London Debate' is the [Metropolitain Police Authority]'s programme of community engagement to counter terrorism. The third hearing in the programme will be held on Thursday 7 September 2006, when invited representatives from faith groups will be able to recount their experiences of terrorism and counter-terrorism to the MPA. Toby Harris, chair of the MPA...

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Louisville House Transformed into Bosniak-American Islamic Center

September 3, 2006

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060903/NEWS01/609030596

On September 3, 2006 The Courier-Journal reported, "Since moving to Louisville seven years ago, Zenita Bekric has visited many of her friends' places of worship. But until yesterday, Bekric, a 20-year-old Bosnia native, was never able to repay the favor. When friends asked where she worships, she would reply, 'Well, there's...

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While Visiting Chicago, Former Iranian President Encourages Meaningful Interfaith Dialogue

September 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-khat03.html

On September 3, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Speaking in suburban Chicago on Saturday at the nation's largest Muslim convention, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called for Muslims and non-Muslims to re-examine their assumptions about each other as a prelude to better relations. Khatami, Iran's president from 1997 to 2005, said Muslims and non-Muslims in the Western...

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Islamic Conversions Gain Ground in Britain

September 2, 2006

Author: Rashme Roshan Lall

Source: Times of India, the

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1949024.cms

Shoe-bomber Richard Reid; 7/7 bomber Germaine Lindsay; August 10’s Trans-Atlantic airline alleged conspirators Don Stewart-Whyte, Oliver Savant and Brian Young. All would fail the racial profiling test to screen potential terrorists; all are converts to Islam. So, is the new face of Islam in the UK increasingly white or at...

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Long Beach Police Department Takes a Proactive Approach, Organizing Interfaith Dialogue

September 2, 2006

Source: Press-Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_4276765

On September 2, 2006 the Press-Telegram reported, "Close to 20 area religious leaders representing the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths met earlier this week to discuss ways in which the groups can support one another and promote peace. A horrific shooting at the Jewish Federation Offices in Seattle in July that resulted in one death and five injured, as well as recent attacks at San Diego mosques,...

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