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Update: More Hindu Temples Destroyed

July 11, 2006

Source: Asia Times

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HG11Ae01.html

On July 11, 2006 the Asia Times reported, "Police in riot gear and shouting through megaphones recently arrived to move out devotees and pave the way for demolition of a Hindu temple on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, which local ethnic Indians say has stood in the area for more than three generations. A group of angry worshippers who refused to obey orders were doused with water cannons...

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Suspected Motivations for Mumbai Bombings Include Anger at India's Religious Pluralism

July 11, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060711mumbai.shtml

On July 11, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "Militant jihadi groups based in Pakistan are among the early suspects following a series of explosions which killed at least 130 people on the train network in India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), today (11 July 2006). Church, civic and community groups, together with other faith leaders and representatives...

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Muslim American Society Campaign for Justice for Palestinians Takes Off

July 10, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3463

On July 10, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "The Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) initiated its American Justice for Palestine Campaign on June 28, the day after Israel unlawfully invaded the Gaza Strip under the pretext of rescuing a kidnapped Israeli soldier.  The following day, MAS Freedom sponsored an emergency rally across from the...

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International Hindu Groups Protest Destruction of Temples in Malaysia

July 10, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/14.shtml#1

On July 10, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "At least three groups overseas have attempted to convey their concern to the Malaysian government about the spate of Hindu temple demolitions of late. The Agni Foundation, representing the Dutch Hindu Community, held a meeting on May 19 with Malaysia's Ambassador to Holland Noor Farida Ariffin to discuss the issue. In a report made available to...

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Tanenbaum Center Aids Police Understanding of Religious Customs

July 10, 2006

Source: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

http://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/diversity/police.aspx

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding reported, "In the course of our cutting-edge work in religious diversity and the workplace, the Tanenbaum Center has identified industries in which religious issues are often central to outcomes.

In law enforcement, for example, it is critical for police officers responsible for community...

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"Who Speaks for British Muslims" Documentary Accuses Gov't of Appeasing Extremists

July 10, 2006

Source: AIM Magazine

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/television/1386

On July 10, 2006 AIM Magazine reported, "It would be an understatement to say the Muslim Council of Britain and journalist Martin Bright are not exactly the best of friends. The latter, political editor of New Statesman magazine, will be presenting a documentary on Channel 4 next week arguing that the government is appeasing Muslim radicals in the UK and abroad, and failing to...

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Bill Passed in New York Prevents Exams on Religious Holidays

July 10, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

On July 10, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed passage of a bill in the New York State Legislature that prevents scheduling statewide school exams on religious holidays. CAIR-NY said the legislation is a victory for religious freedom and civil rights in New York, particularly for the Muslim community. Earlier this year, Muslim students in New York were not able to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of two main Islamic holidays, due to state...

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"Getting Ready for Hope Not Hate" by Sabahat Adil

July 10, 2006

Source: Americans for an Informed Democracy

http://aidemocracy.typepad.com/interdependent/2006/07/getting_ready_f.html

On July 10, 2006 Americans for an Informed Democracy published an opinion piece by Sabahat Adil, an AID Summer Intern and Student Leader at the University of Chicago: "During the last weekend of June, I attended the 31st ICNA-MAS Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, titled 'Living Islam, Loving Humanity.' It brought together...

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Update: Maine's Muslims Seek to Educate Public About Islam After Hate Crime

July 10, 2006

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=137094

On July 10, 2006 Bangor Daily News reported, "The tossing of a frozen pig's head into a Lewiston mosque last week has upset Muslims in northern Maine, the founder of the Islamic Center of Maine reports, even though the modest mosque on Route 2 has never been the target of vandals... [Mahmoud El-Begearmi of Bangor,] who has lived in Maine for 26 years, advised leaders at the Lewiston-Auburn...

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At Annual Convention, Canadian Ahmadiyya Muslims Encouraged to be Loyal to Canada

July 10, 2006

Source: The London Free Press

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2006/07/10/1676617-sun.html

On July 10, 2006 The London Free Press reported, "Thousands of Muslims gathered in Mississauga yesterday to express their love for Canada and show they are not 'bloodthirsty terrorists.' 'Terrorism is against Islam,' said Naseem Madhi, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 'Creating disorder is not acceptable in Islam.' At the 30th annual...

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Controversial Black Minister Forced to Step Down After Anti-Islam Remarks

July 10, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cdozierjul11,0,7929225.story

On July 10, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "The Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a controversial member of the Broward Judicial Nominating Committee, has resigned the post after he said Gov. Jeb Bush's office asked him to step down. Dozier, whose recent comments about Islam in a news release and on a radio talk...

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Amusement Park Worker Wins Right to Wear Hijab on the Job

July 10, 2006

Source: Garowe Online

http://www.garoweonline.com/2004pro/index.php?id=4281

On July 10, 2006 Garowe Online reported, "The largest theme park in Sweden changed its uniform regulations after a Muslim female worker who was banned from wearing the Hijab reported her managers to the discrimination ombudsman, SR International reported. The Muslim worker was denied a summer job at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg because she refused to take off her Islamic...

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Five Muslim Teens on Trial for Alleged Terrorist Plot

July 10, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Wire Service: AP

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103AP_Russia_Muslim_Trial.html

On July 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Five Muslim teenagers appeared in court Monday accused of involvement in a thwarted terrorist plot that prosecutors say was aimed at disrupting this city's millennial celebration last year. Activists and relatives say the trial is an attempt to frame...

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