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Update: La Mirada Mosque Vandalism Not Believed to Be Hate Crime

August 13, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/15264794.htm

On August 13, 2006 the Monterey Herald reported, "Two large windows of a mosque were shot out with a BB gun, but authorities don't believe the vandalism was directed at Muslims.

The attack on the storefront mosque on Imperial Highway happened late Thursday, said Los Angeles Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Doyle.

Police said the incident may be connected...

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Interfaith Rally in Seattle Calls for End to Violence

August 12, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281037_peacemarch12.html

On August 12, 2006 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Shehle Anwar has seen images of the suffering in Lebanon, from a war that has already claimed hundreds of lives. Still, someday soon, she hopes people will be willing to put aside their geographical divisions and political differences, and fighting will end in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world....

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Columbia, S.C. Muslims Fear Backlash After Foiled Terror Plot

August 12, 2006

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/15257402.htm

On August 12, 2006 The State reported, "Just as in the days after the 9/11 attacks, Columbia Muslim leaders find themselves in the disquieting, untenable position of distancing themselves from radical Islamic elements associated with the London terrorist plot. 'We feel helpless that a fringe element is kind of hijacking the faith,' Mirza Baig, a member of the Islamic Center of...

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Foreign Office Minister Criticizes Letter from Muslims Linking Terror to UK Policy

August 12, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4787119.stm

On August 12, 2006 BBC News reported, "Foreign Office minister Kim Howells has criticised Muslim leaders for condemning British foreign policy. An open letter, signed by three Muslim MPs, three peers and 38 community groups, said the stance on the Middle East has put civilians at risk. They went on to say that UK policy has given 'ammunition to extremists.' But Mr Howells denied there was a 'rational connection' and...

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UK Muslims Shocked by Arrests in Terror Plot, Fear Backlash

August 12, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1174032006

On August 12, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "Worshippers gathering at mosques for Friday prayers yesterday expressed shock, condemnation and scepticism over the arrest of young British Muslims in the alleged terrorist plot.

There were also fears of a backlash as police investigated an arson attack at a mosque in Cheshire. An accelerant was poured through a door at the mosque and set on fire while...

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British Police Increase Presence in Muslim Areas

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4783099.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "The police have increased their presence in areas with Muslim populations in the UK to deter attacks after the latest terror arrests. Officers are investigating a small fire at a mosque in Chester but say it is too early to say whether it was in response to the alleged terror plot.

The small blaze was quickly extinguished and no-one was injured.

The...

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Bush Calls Terror Plot a "Stark Reminder" of War Against Islamic Extremists

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4781185.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "President George W Bush has said a plot to bomb US-bound flights from the UK is a 'stark reminder' that the US is still at war with Islamic extremists. Mr Bush said it showed 'Islamic fascists... will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom'. He said the US was more secure now than before the attacks of 11 September 2001, but was not 'completely safe'....

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Amidst Indonesia's "Fragile Equilibrium," Pope's Appeal Grants Reprieve for Christians Facing Execution

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4782579.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Indonesian officials have delayed the execution of three Christians sentenced to death for attacking Muslims. The three were due to be executed by firing squad early on Saturday, but were given a last-minute reprieve after an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI. They were sentenced for inciting attacks during religious rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Officials...

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Government to Execute Three Christians Who Allegedly Plotted Against Muslims

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4782579.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Indonesian officials have delayed the execution of three Christians sentenced to death for attacking Muslims. The three were due to be executed by firing squad early on Saturday, but were given a last-minute reprieve after an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI. They were sentenced for inciting attacks during religious rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Officials said...

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MPAC Hosts Joint Press Conference with FBI-DC to Respond to Foiled Terror Plot

August 11, 2006

Source: MPAC Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=405

On August 11, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "In response to the British terror plot, MPAC today held a press conference with the Joseph Persichini, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington, DC Field Office, as well as national Arab and Muslim leaders to voice their solidarity in the fight against terrorism. The unprecedented event, which was the first time federal law enforcement...

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ADL Denounces UNHRC Resolution as Anti-Semitic

August 11, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4871_62.htm

On August 11, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced the UN Human Rights Council for passing a resolution which falsely accuses Israel of massacring thousands of civilians in Lebanon while ignoring Hezbollah's barrage of rocket attacks against Israeli cities and use of human shields. 'The Human Rights Council has adopted wholesale a false...

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Discrimination, Harassment Takes a Mental Health Toll on Muslims

August 10, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-09-muslim-american-cover_x.htm

On August 10, 2006 USA Today reported, "Motaz Elshafi, 28, a software engineer, casually opened an internal e-mail at work last month. The message began, 'Dear Terrorist.' The note from a co-worker was sent to Muslims working at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, N.C., a few days after train bombings in India that killed 207. The e-mail warned that...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Unite After Vandalism to Catholic Church

August 10, 2006

Source: The Citizen

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/newsheadlines/display.var.873554.0.church_and_muslim_leaders_unire_to_beat_vandals.php

On August 10, 2006 The Citizen reported, "COUNCILLORS and church leaders held a meeting to try to tackle attacks by Muslim youths on a Blackburn Roman Catholic church. The move came after the Lancashire Telegraph reported a vandalism attack...

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