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Middle East Conflict Has a Local Flavor in Detroit

July 15, 2006

Source: Editor and Publisher

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002840040

On July 15, 2006 Editor and Publisher reported, "With a high concentration of Lebanese-Americans, Detroit and other Michigan cities are experiencing the current conflict in the Middle East as a kind of local issue. Protests and citizen gatherings have been held throughout the area. Not just Muslim but Christian...

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Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Upset Over Judge's Ruling Against Turbaned Muslims

July 14, 2006

Source: The China Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/i_latestdetail.asp?id=39684

On July 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Malaysia's opposition Islamic party on Friday accused a top judge of insulting Islam by ruling that a Muslim boy need not wear a turban _ as the Prophet Muhammad did _ to prove his faith. The Federal Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by three Muslim boys who unsuccessfully sued the...

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Opinion: "The Mumbai Bombings and the Students Islamic Movement of India" by Yoginder Sikand

July 14, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_mumbai_bombings_and_the_students_islamic_movement_of_india/009799

On July 14, 2006 The American Muslim ran an opinion piece by Yoginder Sikand, editor and primary writer of Qalandar, a monthly electronic publication about relations between Muslims and people of other faiths. He writes, "The identity of those...

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Muslim Group Asks Government to Ban Franklin Graham

July 14, 2006

Source: Crosswalk.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1407677.html

On July 14, 2006 CNSNews.com reported, "An Islamic advocacy group wants Rev. Franklin Graham barred from entering Canada because of allegedly hateful statements made towards Islam. Graham's spokesman says the Evangelical minister's comments have been 'misconstrued' by some Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Canada (CAIR-CAN) claims allowing Graham into Canada would be evidence of a...

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Moderate Muslims Say Muslim Informant is Also An Extremist

July 14, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1027562006

On July 14, 2006 Reuters reported, "A well-known Toronto Muslim says he acted as a government spy to infiltrate a gang accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, describing the group as 'fruitcakes' who could have caused great damage. Mubin Shaikh told CBC television and two major newspapers that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS...

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Muslim School Receives High Scores

July 13, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-07/09/04.shtml

On July 13, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The first batch to graduate from France's sole Muslim secondary school has scored impressive final results, with hijab-clad students topping the chart. 'Success rate reached more than 75 percent, thank God,' Ammar Al-Asfar, the principal of Ibn Rushd school, told IslamOnline.net on Sunday, July 8. Of the 20 alumni, fifteen male and...

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Muslim Police Informant Played Key Role in Toronto Arrests

July 13, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/13/terror--plot.html

On July 13, 2006 CBC News reported, "A paid police informant who calls himself 'an observant Muslim' infiltrated a group of men and youths arrested last month and charged with plotting to carry out bomb attacks and kidnappings around southern Ontario, CBC News has learned. The informant, who spoke to Linden McIntyre of CBC's The Fifth Estate, is 29-year-old Mubin...

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After Bombings, Hindu-Muslim Relations Remain Cordial on Street Dividing Hindu and Muslim Neighborhoods

July 13, 2006

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1041368

On July 13, 2006 DNA reported, "We are standing at a sweet shop on Bapu Khote street, the so-called ‘line of control’ that separates Hindu Booleshwar from the Muslim Ghogari mohalla... Pydhonie, off Mohammad Ali road, is a bustling business hub, home to wholesale markets of metals, imitation jewellery, gold and ayurvedic products. It is completely a Muslim neighbourhood. But the majority of traders...

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Update: FBI Investigates Michigan City Islamic Center Vandalism

July 12, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana Times

http://nwitimes.com/articles/2006/07/12/news/top_news/146c7ee2290a8cf4862571a9000a31c7.txt

On July 12, 2006 the Northwest Indiana Times reported, "The FBI has opened a federal criminal investigation into the potential hate crime vandalism recently at the Michigan City Islamic Center... Last week, Muslim-American leaders of the center... called the $8,600 damage to their mosque a 'systematic hate...

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Mumbai's Muslims Give Blood, Offer Shelter to Train Bombing Victims

July 12, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060712/137/65tx9.html

On July 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "Muslims queued for hours on Wednesday to give blood to their Hindu neighbours wounded in the Mumbai train bombings, in a rare show of harmony in a city with a long history of rioting between the two communities. 'We don't care whether it's a Hindu or a Muslim who gets our blood as long as we can save them,' said Abdul...

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Fifty Scholars from 25 Countries to Attend Conference on Women's Rights in Islam

July 12, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0607128538152033.htm

On July 12, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Fifty scholars from 25 countries throughout the world will participate in the International Conference on Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic System slated for July 15-16 in Tehran. Iran-based World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Sects in cooperation with the Center for Women and...

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