Islam

Judge Permits Islamic Society of Boston Defamation Suit

July 21, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=149252

On July 21, 2006 the Boston Herald reported, "A Norfolk Superior Court judge indicated yesterday a defamation suit filed against the Herald, WFXT-TV (FOX 25) and a number of other organizations by the Islamic Society of Boston will likely go forward. Judge Janet L. Sanders said, at this time, she did not foresee throwing out the entire case, but she said she...

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MPAC Calls Upon Rice to Include American Muslim Advisor in Trip to Middle East

July 21, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=384

On July 21, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice articulating the need for an American Muslim advisor to travel with her as an advisor during her trip to the region. In times such as these, America's best resource for developing a strategic approach is the voice of credible and...

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Canadian Muslims Call on Prime Minister to Call for Ceasefire

July 20, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

On July 20, 2006 a Council on American-Islamic Relations-Canada press release reported, "26 Canadian Muslim organizations released the following statement today on the Canadian response to the crisis in Lebanon: 'On behalf of Canadian Muslim organizations from across the nation representing a broad spectrum of Canada's hundreds of thousands of Muslims, we call on the Canadian government to act in accordance with Canadian values and international law with regards to the ongoing human devastation in the Middle East. Canada must...

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U.S. Says Saudis Making Progress on Religious Tolerance

July 20, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060720-112024-4022r

On July 20, 2006 United Press International reported, "Saudi Arabia is taking steps towards greater religious freedom by promising to revise textbooks and establish a new human rights commission. Comprehensive textbook revisions are expected to be completed in one to two years, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom John...

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Muslim-Run Shelter for Women and Children in Whitby Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 20, 2006

Source: Durham Region News

http://www.durhamregion.com/dr/regions/whitby/story/3601248p-4162769c.html

On July 20, 2006 Durham Region News reported, "The Muslim Welfare Home for Needy Women and Children in Whitby celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 20 by unveiling new renovations to its 33-bed shelter. More than $78,000 was provided through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Shelter Enhancement Program to renovate the Whitby...

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MPs Criticize Prisons for Not Providing Halal Food for Muslim Prisoners

July 20, 2006

Source: The Sun

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006330304,00.html

On July 20, 2006 The Sun reported, "Prison kitchens are being ordered to go to extraordinary lengths to prepare food properly for Muslim inmates. Not enough is done to meet the needs of the 7,000 Muslim prisoners, claims a report by MPs. The dossier says new fridges should be provided so halal meat can be stored separately. Any risk of contamination with other food should be avoided. Some...

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Interfaith Groups Struggle to Keep the Conversation Going as Middle East Conflict Heats Up

July 20, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19625_1.html

On July 20, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein received a phone call this week (July 18) he's not sure he would have received a few years ago. A Syrian-American friend called to say how sorry he was about the violent conflict now roiling the Middle East. Not sorry for any particular group, stressed Stein, a rabbi at...

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San Diego Muslims, Arabs Push for Middle East Ceasefire

July 20, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060720-1405-bn20lebanon.html

On July 20, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "Local Muslims and Arab-Americans Thursday called for the Bush administration to push for a cease-fire in Lebanon, where they say their relatives are trapped because of the recent fighting between the Israeli army and the Hezbollah militia. The group voiced its opposition to the current...

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Tourism Board Introduces Muslim Visitor's Guide

July 20, 2006

Source: AME Info

http://www.ameinfo.com/91976.html

On July 20, 2006 AME Info reported, "The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched a new Muslim Visitors Guide, as part of its campaign to attract visitors to the South East Asian Island state. The guide features essential information on annual events, cultural districts of Singapore, major shopping areas and vital visitor advice written specifically for Muslim tourists. It also features a list of restaurants certified by MUIS, the...

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Anti-Abortion Group Burns Qur'an, Pride Flag

July 20, 2006

Source: Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060720/NEWS/607200393/1001/news

On July 20, 2006 Clarion-Ledger reported, "Jackson Muslims and a statewide interfaith group reacted with disgust Wednesday to reports that the national anti-abortion group Operation Save America burned a Quran during a Tuesday night gathering at a Pearl church.

'A group that acts in such a hateful way does not...

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Islamic Leaders in Detroit Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East

July 19, 2006

Source: WXYZ News

http://www.detnow.com/wxyz/nw_local_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15924_4855079,00.html

On July 19, 2006 WXYZ News reported, "According to estimates from the local Muslim community and from the offices of Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman John Dingell, there are still 7,000 Lebanese-Americans from the Detroit area who remain in the Middle East. Leaders from the Detroit area Muslim community held a press conference in...

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Policy Offered Up to Protect Hindu Temples

July 19, 2006

Source: Telugu Portal

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8233

On July 19, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, " The Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) has come up wit a set of guidelines to save Hindu temples from demolition in the country The move comes after civic authorities demolished 12 temples in Klang Valley in western Malaysia during the past few months to make way for...

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Muslim Council of Britain Dismisses New National Sufi Group as "Divisive"

July 19, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/story/0,,1824129,00.html

On July 19, 2006 The Guardian reported, "A new Muslim organisation created to represent the "silent majority" of British Sufi Muslims and tackle extremism has been dismissed by the Muslim Council of Britain as unrepresentative and divisive. The MCB rejects claims by the Sufi Muslim Council (SMC), which was launched today, that existing Muslim organisations have not...

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