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Dearborn Interfaith Leaders Group Presses on Despite Tensions

July 19, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060719/LIFESTYLE04/607190358

On July 19, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "As Muslims, Jews and Christians traveled to an interfaith meeting at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, some stopped at a demonstration by 7,000 mostly Arab-American and Muslim residents, protesting the Israeli incursion into Lebanon. 'We're just stopping by to see what is being said, to...

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Sufi Council Formed in UK to Contribute to Tackling Extremism

July 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5193402.stm

On July 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "The government has backed a new body for Muslims which says not enough has been done to tackle extremism. Politicians from the main parties welcomed the launch of the Sufi Muslim Council at Westminster in London. The group's leaders say that it represents a silent majority frustrated with slow progress since the London bombings in July last year. The move is being seen as a...

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MAS to Sponsor National Emergency March on Washington in August

July 19, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3509

On July 19, 2006 the Muslim American Society reported, "On August 12, the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) is co-sponsoring a National Emergency March on Washington to protest the current predicament of Muslims abroad and at home. The rally, which is expected to attract tens of thousands, will be held in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, at 12 noon. While the...

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American-Born Imam Leads Diverse Daytona Beach Community

July 18, 2006

Source: News-Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST03REL071806.htm

On July 18, 2006 the News-Journal reported, "For much of its 30-year history, the Muslim community here has relied on foreign-born religious leaders. Ron Smith, the new imam of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach, at the mosque Wednesday. This summer, Muslims have begun listening to the sermons of a 29-year-old who likes to play...

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Bombed Cincinnati Mosque Receives New Threat

July 18, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/15060403.htm

On July 18, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "A mosque complex bombed in December received a threatening phone call followed by shouted threats from men in cars, a local Muslim leader said.

A person who called the Islamic Association of Cincinnati around 5 p.m. Monday made threats against Muslims in general, said Karen Dabdoub, director of the Cincinnati...

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Conference to Gather Online Bloggers

July 18, 2006

Source: The Times Union Albany

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/07/conference_to_gather_online_fa.html

On July 18, 2006 The Times Union Albany reported, "Faith bloggers from across the country will meet at Montclair State University in New Jersey this weekend for the first Progressive Faith Bloggers Conference. Leaders from the faith Web log community will meet to discuss faith, politics and their role in the...

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10,000 Dearborn Citizens Rally in Support of Lebanon

July 18, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060718/NEWS99/60718005/-1/BUSINESS07

On July 18, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Carrying banners saying 'Stop Israeli Terrorism' and chanting antiwar slogans, some 10,000 people rallied in the center of metro Detroit's Arab-American community in Dearborn on Tuesday, demanding that the U.S. government put pressure on Israel to halt attacks in Lebanon...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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U.S. Muslims Furious with Government Stance on Conflict

July 17, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060717/ts_alt_afp/mideastconflictus

On July 17, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "American Muslims chafe at the US government's hands-off approach to Israeli reprisals and worry about countless relatives and friends trapped by violence in Lebanon. US officials say Israel 'has the right to defend itself,' since its incursion into Gaza three weeks ago and...

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Dearborn Muslims Call Upon Businesses to Shut Down in Protest of Israeli Strikes

July 17, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060717/NEWS06/607170401

On July 17, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslims attending a memorial service at a Dearborn mosque Sunday evening called upon businesses along Warren Avenue in Dearborn to shut down at 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest Israeli action in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. About 1,500 people attended the service at the Islamic Center of America in memory...

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