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Editorial: Jewish and Muslim Women Begin Dialogue, Hope Others Reach Out

August 10, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060801/EDIT01/608010370/1090/EDIT

On August 10, 2006 The Enquirer ran an editorial that commented, "Set against the darkening backdrop of Middle East tensions, Blue Ash resident Ellen Bloomfield's small gesture of goodwill casts a warming glow. After reading a news account of local Muslims' concerns over growing Middle East violence, Bloomfield, a Jew, called...

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Southern Baptists Aid Lebanese Christian and Muslim Refugees

August 10, 2006

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/6263.article

On August 10, 2006 Baptist Press reported, "The frightened, protective Muslim mother finally agreed to let Christian medical workers take her sick 2-year-old daughter to the hospital. 'If you send me with one of your people, I am ready to go with her,' the Shiite woman told the Christians at Beirut Baptist School, where she has found shelter for her family from the fighting that raged near her home...

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Muslim Group Takes Issue with Bush's Use of "Islamic Fascists"

August 10, 2006

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14290351/

On August 10, 2006 Reuters reported, "U.S. Muslim groups criticized President Bush Thursday for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a 'war with Islamic fascists,' saying the term could inflame anti-Muslim tensions. U.S. officials have said the plot, thwarted by Britain, to blow up several aircraft over the Atlantic bore many of the hallmarks of al-Qaida. 'We...

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Durham Area Religious Groups Pray for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: WRAL

http://www.wral.com/goodnews/9660917/detail.html

On August 10, 2006 WRAL reported, "A number of area nonprofit and faith organizations plan to hold a public day of prayer Sunday in response to escalating conflict in the Middle East. The Triangle Hope for Middle East Peace Prayer Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which will be followed by a reception to promote interaction between...

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Bay Area Muslims Fear Backlash After Terror Plot Surfaces

August 10, 2006

Source: KCBS

http://kcbs.com/pages/67330.php?

On August 10, 2006 KCBS reported, "Many Bay Area Muslims said they're bracing for a backlash against their community, which often occurs following headline-making events like today's terror-plot revelations.

They're reminding Americans not to stereotype an entire religion based on the alleged actions of a few.

'American Muslims have consistently condemned all acts of terrorism, whether carried out by individuals, groups...

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ADL Alleges Groups Organizing DC Rally Support Extremism

August 10, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4870_12.htm

On August 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The sponsors of an anti-Israel rally scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12 in Washington, D.C., with related rallies taking place in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, have a history of providing a platform to an array of extremist views, including support for Palestinian terrorism and the terrorist group Hezbollah, calls for...

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Mormons, Muslims Team Up in Salt Lake for Middle East Relief Efforts

August 9, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4154663

On August 9, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "As the latest round of violence in the Middle East continues to flare between Israel and Hezbollah, two disparate religious groups - Mormons and Muslims - have pooled their resources to aid the casualties of the conflict. Mormons, who have a long history of disaster preparedness, have the supplies. And Muslims, who consider charity one of the five pillars of...

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Fearful of Government Suspicion, US Muslims Donate Goods Instead of Money to Lebanese

August 9, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801246.html

On August 9, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "In a Detroit warehouse, boxes of diapers, water-purification tablets, lentils, rice, powdered milk and cooking oil are stacked almost to the ceiling, destined for Lebanon. More packages, mostly from individual donors across the country, arrive every day. But nobody -- not even...

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"An End to Confusion": Fiqh Council of North America Announces Use of Astronomical Calculations, Releases Calendar

August 9, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fiqh_council_of_north_america_decides_on_atrronomical_calculations_for_isla/0010168

On August 9, 2006 the The American Muslim reported, "The Fiqh Council of North America after careful research, deliberations and discussion has adopted a new position regarding the determination of the beginning of the...

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Lewiston Vandal Allegedly Consulted Cop Beforehand

August 8, 2006

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060808matthews.shtml

On August 8, 2006 the Portland Press Herald reported, "Brent Matthews says that a week before he rolled a pig's head into a Lewiston mosque, a Lewiston police officer told him that leaving the head in a doorway as a practical joke might lead to charges of littering, or perhaps improper disposal of animal parts.

That exchange was described in court...

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Muslims, Buddhists Search for Justice in Thailand's Restive South

August 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5255054.stm

On August 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "In the third of a series of articles from southern Thailand, the BBC's Kate McGeown meets people who have been personally affected by the ongoing insurgency, and follows their struggle for justice. 'When I found out my son was dead, I felt that everything had gone from my life,' said Arshae Sani.

'If he'd died in a natural way, from a disease or an...

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