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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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Police Chief Urges Independent Inquiry into Radicalization of Muslim Youth

August 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5251346.stm

On August 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "The UK's highest-ranking Asian police officer has called for an independent judicial inquiry into radicalisation of young Muslims after the 7 July bombs. Met Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur said Islamophobia made some Muslims vulnerable to extremism.

Tighter anti-terror laws had indirectly discriminated against Muslims, he told the National Black...

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U.S. Muslim Marines Struggle at Home, Overseas

August 7, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/07/nyregion/07marines.html?_r=3&oref=login&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

On August 7, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Few people ever see Ismile Althaibani’s Purple Heart. He keeps the medal tucked away in a dresser. His Marine uniform is stored in a closet. His hair is no longer shaved to the scalp. It has been 20 months since he returned from Iraq after a...

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LA Mayor Apologies to Muslims, Plans Meeting

August 7, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/197/story_19726_1.html

On August 7, 2006 the United Press International reported, "The mayor of Los Angeles, criticized by local Islamic groups for visiting a Jewish rally but not meeting with them, has agreed to be more visible among Muslims. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who met with the Muslim leaders Sunday, apologized for not answering their e-mails about the crisis in Lebanon, reports The Los...

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Imams Vow to End Female Genital Mutilation

August 7, 2006

Source: The Standard

http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=1143956429

On August 7, 2006 The Standard reported, "Muslim clerics have vowed to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Moyale District. Twenty-five imams said most communities still practiced FGM erroneously believing that it was a religious rite. Led by Sheikh Abdinasir Haji Hassan, the local Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims chairman, they said the practice was unlawful in the...

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Violence in Restive South Fuels Fear and Mistrust

August 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5250322.stm

On August 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "Thailand's far south is caught up in a separatist insurgency that has claimed the lives of 1,300 people in less than three years. In the first of a series of articles from the region, the BBC's Kate McGeown looks at how the violence is affecting local people... The provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala have little in common with the rest of Thailand...

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Op/Ed: "Interfaith Guidelines on Human Rights, Pluralism, Democracy, and Authority" by Dr. Robert S. Crane

August 6, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_guidelines_on_human_rights_pluralism_democracy_and_authority/0010131

On August 6, 2006 The American Muslim published an opinion piece by Dr. Robert D. Crane, a Muslim activist and former advisor to presidents, "One must be careful in dialogue with Christians and Jews or anyone else not to buy...

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Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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Mideast Conflict Strains Interfaith Efforts in the US

August 4, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16265

On August 4, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "For more than three decades, Rabbi Allen Krause has believed in the power of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, especially between Jews and Muslims. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the head rabbi of Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo offered to have members of his congregation guard local Muslim day schools, he stood alongside other religious...

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Advocates Claim U.S. Bars Many Academics

August 4, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/03/AR2006080301460.html

On August 4, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "When Waskar Ari traveled to Bolivia last year, after completing a doctorate at Georgetown University, he meant to stay there for 10 days. The historian was due back last fall to start a professorship at the University of Nebraska. A year later, he is still waiting to return....

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