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Muslim American Society Calls for Justice for Palestinians, Rallying Marchers in D.C.

July 8, 2006

Source: The News and Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/682/story/458591.html

On July 8, 2006 The News and Observer reported, "More than 100 protesters of Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip marched on the state Capitol Friday carrying banners and a mock corpse and demanding an end to the violence.

The protesters were responding to a national call for solidarity with the Palestinian people issued by the Muslim American Society. In Raleigh, they included...

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Pittsburgh Mosque Members Denounce FBI Raid

July 8, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06189/704371-53.stm

On July 8, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The congregation of the Light of the Age mosque yesterday denounced the June 30 FBI raid on the site as 'unjust, unethical and unnecessary.'

Tahir Abdullah, assistant director of the congregation, read a statement from the Muslim Alliance in North America, a coalition of primarily African-American Muslim organizations from...

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Church-Supported Youth Camp Celebrates Country's Religious Diversity

July 8, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2257

On July 8, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Young people from all over India prayed, worked and danced together for five days recently, celebrating India's cultural and religious diversity. The 350 participants, aged 13-35, came from 22 of the country's 28 states and belonged to the various major religions in India. Fifty-nine of them were females. S.N. Subbarao, a noted peace...

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Vandals Put Gunshots through Dome of County's First Islamic Center

July 8, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://nwitimes.com/articles/2006/07/08/news/top_news/7f9b044656dffafd862571a400827204.txt

On July 8, 2006 NWTimes reported, "Muslim-American leaders of the Michigan City Islamic Center say that $8,600 in recent criminal mischief damage to their mosque was a 'systematic hate crime.' 'People here are shocked. It looks more like someone sending a message than random vandalism by bored teenagers,' said...

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London's IslamExpo Falls on 7/7 Anniversary

July 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5158470.stm

On July 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "The organisers insist it is a coincidence, but the fact that IslamExpo fell on the first anniversary of the London bombings was the powerful symbol British Muslims needed to say very publicly what they stand for. The �1.8m show at London's Alexandra Palace could have been just another event where Muslims talks to Muslims about being Muslim.

But instead the...

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After 7/7, Muslim Man Starts Company Promoting Diversity in the Workplace

July 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_yorkshire/5153614.stm

On July 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "The London bombings proved to be a watershed in the life of Jamil Ahmed, a 35-year-old Muslim from Leeds. The father-of-five from Harehills said the shock of 7/7 and the bombers' links to his home city forced him to reassess the whole direction of his life.

He was inspired to quit his job to set up his own company...

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Conference Brings Together Young Muslims From 15 Western Countries

July 7, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-07/07/06.shtml

On July 7, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Young Muslim leaders from 15 western countries come together in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Friday, July 7, to probe ways of fostering positive Muslim-West ties and discuss the identity of Muslims in Western societies. 'The areas that Muslims feel challenged by right now are the areas of civil liberties and citizenship and their...

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"Are South Asians Missing in the Immigration Fight?" by Veena Dubal

July 7, 2006

Source: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=99493251d224788e1f68bf803c6a3c85

On July 7, 2006 South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection published an opinion piece by Veena B. Dubal, an activist with the Alliance for South Asians taking Action (ASATA): "The names of men who have disappeared since the World Trade Center tragedies were listed starkly against...

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Religions Participate in Various Environmental Efforts Around the Globe

July 6, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19537_1.html

On July 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "More than a decade ago on an Aegean island, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians made a startling proposition: That pollution and other attacks on the environment could be considered sins.

At the time, the idea earned him little more than a nickname - the 'green patriarch...

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Interfaith Service Held Outside Immigration Hearing in San Diego

July 6, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

On July 6, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "Faith leaders and advocates from San Diego and other Southern California cities conducted an interfaith service in front of the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station in response to a closed-door House Immigration Hearing. The sub-committee conducting the hearings invited groups such as the Friends of the Border Patrol, an organization known for its border vigilantism. The San Diego chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), Interfaith Committee for Worker...

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Organization of Gay Muslims in London Sparks Controversy, Dialogue

July 6, 2006

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13712248/

On July 6, 2006 MSNBC reported, "Ubaid, who asked that his last name not be used, was born in London to a close-knit and devoutly Muslim Pakistani family...

Several years after deciding not to enter into a marriage arranged by his parents, he is now secretary of Imaan, the United Kingdom's only gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Muslim group.

Imaan's members feel like they are targets of both a wider society...

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