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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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Opinion: "Liberty of the Artist: From the Danish to the Dutch" by James McConalogue

July 10, 2006

Source: The Brussels Journal

http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/1166

On July 10, 2006 The Brussels Journal ran an opinion piece by James P. McConalogue, an editor living and working in Oxford. McConalogue writes, "In recent weeks, the London courts have tried protesters for their cause in the disruption and violence on the streets of London after the Danish cartoon controversy. Their charges are varied but have included the soliciting of murder of American and Danish nationals....

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Muslim Cleric Jokes About 7/7, Mocks Victims

July 9, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2261777,00.html

On July 9, 2006 The Times reported, "A speech by an extremist Muslim cleric praising the London bombers and mocking victims of suicide attacks has been broadcast on the internet to coincide with the anniversary of the July 7 attacks. The audience laughs as Omar Brooks, a British Muslim convert who also uses the name Abu Izzadeen, makes fun of non-Muslims as 'animals' and...

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Court Strikes Down State's Ban on Hijab in Schools

July 9, 2006

Source: Gulf Times

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=96346&version=1&template_id=39&parent_id=21

On July 9, 2006 the Gulf Times reported, "A German state’s ban on women teachers wearing Muslim headscarves has been ruled void by a court. A German state’s ban on women teachers wearing Muslim headscarves has been ruled void by a court. The Baden-Wuerttemberg administrative...

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Black Minister Makes Troubling Remarks About Islam

July 8, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

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On July 8, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "The Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a Broward clergyman who has advised President Bush and is a political appointee of Gov. Jeb Bush, took to the air waves Friday to criticize Islam as a 'cult' religion. The radio appearance by Dozier, who serves on the governor's committee that screens Broward judicial nominees, startled a local Muslim leader, and prompted the governor to immediately distance himself from the...

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Christians and Muslims Hold Remembrance, Issue Joint Statement on 7/7

July 8, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20060708/22799.htm

On July 8, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "As England stood silent Friday in remembrance of the London bombing victims of one year ago, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) issued a joint statement with the Muslim Council of Britain.

On the one-year anniversary of the suicide bombings that struck London’s transport system, killing 52 people and injuring...

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