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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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Chicagoland Muslims Fear Backlash as Terror Plot Emerges

August 10, 2006

Source: CBS 2 Chicago

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_222190512.html

On August 10, 2006 CBS 2 Chicago reported, "When the threat-level of terrorism rises, many members of the Muslim community become uneasy.

Many Muslims feel that because the plotters purport to be Islamic, all Muslims face targeted scrutiny.

CBS 2's Jon Duncanson reports on a Chicago neighborhood where anxiety increases along with the national threat level.
...

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Rochester Interfaith Community Calls for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060810/OPINION02/608100358/1039/OPINION

On August 10, 2006 Democrat and Chronicle published a guest essay by Muhammad Shafiq, Imam of the Islamic Center of Rochester, and Denise Yarbrough, Interreligious/ecumentical Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, "As our world spirals ever downward into war and violence,...

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Coast Guard to Allow Religious Head Covers That Fit Under Hat or Helmets

August 10, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060810/3042117.asp

On August 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Coast Guard is changing its regulations to allow religious head coverings - but certain headware, such as Sikh turbans, would still be excluded. That's because the head coverings will have to fit under a uniform hat or helmet. 'We should respect people's religious values. . . ....

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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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