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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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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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