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Brooklyn Neighborhood, Once Greek and Hispanic, Now a Bengali Enclave with Five Mosques

August 4, 2006

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2867

On August 4, 2006 Independent Press Association translated from Bangla, "The Church McDonalds area, in Brooklyn, was once dominated by Hispanic and Greek immigrants. Halal meat or live fish could hardly be found in the area. In fact, betel nuts were not even available until 1984. From Friday to Sunday, tickets were unnecessary when riding a bus. But according to...

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Leicester Mosque Plans Set to be Rejected

August 3, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5241022.stm

On August 3, 2006 BBC News reported, "Plans to turn a Leicester education centre into a mosque may be turned down after complaints from nearby residents. The Northfield Centre has been used as a place of worship since April - even though the building does not have planning permission for that purpose. Now a formal application has been put forward but city...

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Attacks Felt Across Parts of South

August 2, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/02/ap/world/mainD8J8DSBO8.shtml

On August 2, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A bomb planted along a railroad in southern Thailand exploded early Wednesday and killed three policemen, a day after suspected Muslim separatists carried out at least 100 attacks, police said.

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a school...

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Progressive Faith Bloggers Gather for Conference

August 2, 2006

Source: Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/08/they_mix_religion_and_liberali.html

On August 2, 2006 Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger reported, "He is a blogger known in some circles as 'Xpatriated Texan -- a Maverick Believer in the Garden State,' and most days Thurman Hart spends two hours putting his liberal Christian views online, typing near the window of his Jersey City...

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ACLU and Muslim Group Jointly Demand End to Naturalization Delays

August 1, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-aclu1aug01,1,471735.story

On August 1, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Serving in the military has been the fast track for U.S. citizenship for many immigrants since the 2001 terrorist attacks. But not for Mustafa Aziz, an Afghan and Irvine resident who served a four-year hitch in the Air Force.

While on duty in 2003, he applied for...

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Op/Ed: "Standing Up to Prejudice" by H.D.S. Greenway

August 1, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/08/01/standing_up_to_prejudice/

On August 1, 2006 The Boston Globe published a piece by its columnist, H.D.S. Greenway, "After his arrest, Brent Matthews, a 33-year-old trouble maker, said that rolling a pig's head into a mosque full of worshipers here last month was meant as a joke. However, this old mill town's 2,000 Somali...

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Employers Increasingly Accommodate Religion in the Workplace

July 31, 2006

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060731/BUSINESS/607310319/1003

On July 31, 2006 The News Journal reported, "Lunchtime Bible study groups, flexible hours that allow Jewish employees to leave early Friday in time to light Sabbath candles and Muslim employees to leave work for Friday afternoon prayers and on-site meditation rooms: These days more employers are accommodating religious...

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New Zealand Mosques Struggling with Cultural Factions

July 31, 2006

Source: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3748636a11,00.html

On July 31, 2006 The Press reported, "Factions are developing within New Zealand mosques as new immigrants clinging to traditional ethnic ways increasingly dominate leadership positions, a Muslim commentator says. Abdullah Drury, a former Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC) board member who has also worked with the national Islam organisation, said conflicts were developing because of the...

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Colorado Mosque Becomes Increasingly Diverse

July 31, 2006

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.masnet.org/articleinterest.asp?id=3556

On July 31, 2006 Rocky Mountain News reported, "A local landscaper, a Denver-born consultant, and a kid from Kansas - if you hung around Denver's largest mosque... it's likely you'd bump into them all. They reflect Islam's changing profile from foreign-born faith to American presence. On Sunday, I found myself in the company of the three - Mohammad Noorzai, Malik Taylor and Ammar Amonette -...

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Study Group Finds Aceh's Women and Poor Suffering Under Enforcement of Shari'ah Law

July 31, 2006

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2006/July/theworld_July918.xml&section=theworld&col=

On July 31, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A rising moral vigilantism which has flared with the gradual implementation of Islamic law in Indonesia’s Aceh province has victimised women and the poor...

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Op-ed: "India's Conversion Laws"

July 30, 2006

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_29561.shtml

On July 30, 2006 The New Nation reported, "An alliance of Indian groups representing various faiths and castes has raised alarm over 'anti-conversion laws' and condemned the move of banning religious conversions in several Hindu nationalists' government-run states of India. Last week a statement from the alliance of groups that included over 100 Muslim, Buddhist and Christian...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Myriad Religious Holidays

July 29, 2006

Source: The Free Lance-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/072006/07292006/208825

On July 29, 2006 The Free Lance-Star reported, "Growing religious diversity has public schools around the country re-examining how they accommodate the holy days of different faiths. The Virginia Department of Education allows each locality to determine its own academic calendar, said Julie Grimes, a department...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Condemns Murder in Seattle Synagogue

July 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=387

On July 29, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council unequivocally condemns the murder of one person and the wounding of five others at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle yesterday afternoon. In addition, MPAC expresses its deep condolences to the Jewish Federation and the families of the victims and prays for the speedy recovery of those injured by this crime...

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