Islam

Middletown Islamic Center, Still Under Construction, Hit by Vandalism

August 18, 2006

Source: Times Herald-Record

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060818/NEWS/608180329

On August 18, 2006 the Times Herald-Record reported, "For two years, Dr. Quazi al-Tariq reported on the proud but slow progress in building the Middletown Islamic Center and the fantastic support it gets from the community — Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Yesterday, al-Tariq stood, crying, on the balcony of the unfinished, two-story...

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Rajinder Singh Khalsa, Sikh Community, Still Reeling from Impact of 9/11

August 18, 2006

Source: Indian Press

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2897

On August 18, 2006 the Indian Press reported, "When Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 57, gets up in the morning, he often sees a ‘white hole’ with his left eye. Sunlight is anathema for him, as he cannot focus on anything for minutes afterwards. Many a night, he gets up screaming from his sleep; he has terrible nightmares of imminent danger, he says. He is obsessively protective of his...

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Fire Destroys El Cajon Islamic Center

August 17, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060817-0912-bn17fire2.html

On August 17, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "A fire ripped through a mosque and community center early Thursday morning, destroying the building and causing more than $2 million damage. No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at 2:09 a.m. at the Kurdish Community Islamic Center and Al-Madina Al-Munawara mosque on Magnolia...

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Religious Violence Will Now Be Covered in Indian Textbooks

August 17, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5260286.stm

On August 17, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pupils in India will soon be taught controversial topics like the 2002 Gujarat riots and those which followed the destruction of the Babri mosque. The new syllabus, meant for final-year political science students, is due out in April 2007. Indian textbooks are largely silent on sensitive issues after 1947 - the year of India's independence from British rule and the...

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Congressional Candidate Advocates Profiling of Muslim Males

August 17, 2006

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/15290945.htm

On August 17, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A congressional candidate from northwestern Wisconsin says airport security screeners should search all Muslim males. Paul Nelson, a Woodville Republican, issued a statement Monday calling for a 'no-nonsense' plan for airport security. 'Racial profiling is...

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Candidate for the House of Delegates Faces Anti-Muslim Bigotry

August 16, 2006

Source: 9News Now

http://wusatv9.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51405

On August 16, 2006 9News Now reported, "The foiled terror plot is affecting us on a social level, much like the attacks on 9/11, and fear can lead to bigotry in the form of racial profiling against Muslims. Case in point: a Montgomery County man running for office who happens to be Muslim. He says he has become a target, not for his stance on the issues, but because of his religion. On...

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Muslim Officer Expresses Concerns Over New Profiling Procedures

August 15, 2006

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/08/15/passenger.profiling/

On August 15, 2006 CNN reported, "The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports.

The planned system of tougher airport checks would create a new offense of 'traveling whilst Asian,' according to one of Britain's most senior Muslim police officers....

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Holocaust Cartoons Displayed in Tehran

August 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4795709.stm

On August 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 200 Holocaust cartoons from around the world are on display at a museum in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Organisers of the exhibition say they are testing the West's commitment to freedom of speech.

A competition to choose the drawings was announced in February, in response to caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published by European newspapers...

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SALDEF Working for Safety of Sikhs in After Most Recent Terror Arrests

August 15, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1549&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Works%20with%2

On August 15, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Following the successfully foiled attempted terrorist activity at London’s Heathrow Airport late last week, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has been in direct contact with federal agencies including...

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Op/ed: "Why Muslims Must Rise Up Now and Battle Extremism"

August 15, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2312886,00.html

On August 15, 2006 The Times published an opinion piece by Shahid Malik, Labour MP for Dewsbury, "On Friday last week I agreed to add my name to a letter to the Government from Oxfam, other non-governmental organisations and individuals to express, in the wake of the Middle East crisis, our commitment to the fundamental humanitarian principle that all innocent lives should be valued...

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Dhani Offers a Message of Peace and Tolerance Amidst Rock Beats and Arabic Rhythms

August 15, 2006

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=R11092

On August 15, 2006 The Wall Street Journal reported, "'Why did I choose an Arabic beat? Because the Muslims think it's a Muslim song. It's not! It's a universal song.' So explained Dhani, the pony-tailed, baby-faced founder of one of Indonesia's most popular rock 'n' roll bands, Dewa, on a recent afternoon here. Blasting a track from the group's latest album, 'Republic of Love,' Dhani...

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Judge Scolded for Removing Muslim Woman from Court

August 14, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/crime/story/6010692p-5279742c.html

On August 14, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct has admonished two local judges, one for leading a football cheer before sentencing a man for manslaughter and one for forcing a Muslim woman out of the courtroom when she wouldn’t take off her head scarf. Superior Court judge Beverly Grant, who led the...

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Malaysians Wait for Court Ruling on Conversion

August 13, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest_international.cfm?id=1178882006

On August 13, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "Malaysia is expecting a court ruling any day now that could shake society to its foundations: does a Muslim have the right to convert to another faith? A Muslim by birth, Lina Joy decided to become a Christian, marry and raise a family. But in Malaysia, where Islam is the official religion, this is an affair of state, not...

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Estimated 30,000 Rally at White House

August 13, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3621

On August 13, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Saturday's National Emergency March on Washington, in defense of Lebanon and Palestine, bringing over 30,000 Muslims from across the nation, was a huge success. The event, sponsored by the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom), the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, and the National Council of Arab...

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