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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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Interfaith Couples Make Marriages Work With Two Faiths

July 6, 2006

Source: MSNBC

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13699089/

On July 6, 2006 MSNBC reported, "As Muslims become more integrated in the West, marriage to people of other faiths is becoming more commonplace. Nowhere is this more true than in London, perhaps the most cosmopolitan European capital. Muslims make up about 8 percent of the city’s population and neighborhoods are renowned for their diversity. The 1960s and 70s Britain saw an influx of immigrants — a majority of whom were from South...

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Update: After Lewiston Hate Crime, Muslims Call for Respect

July 6, 2006

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060706lewiston.shtml

On July 6, 2006 the Portland Press Herald reported, "The arrest of a man suspected of tossing a pig's head into a mosque has local and national Muslim leaders calling for a greater understanding of the Islamic faith. One day after police arrested Brent Matthews, 33, of Lewiston on a misdemeanor charge of desecrating a church, the Council on American-Islamic...

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IslamExpo Seeks to Build Bridges

July 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5150126.stm

On July 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "Building bridges between Muslims and the wider community is one of the aims of a four-day event in London about the faith, organisers say. The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) said it wanted to attract a wide range of visitors to IslamExpo.

Mayor Ken Livingstone, Lord Coe and Yusuf Islam - formerly Cat Stevens - will open the event in London, which is expected to...

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Leading Muslim in UK Challenges Blair's Blame Game

July 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5152854.stm

On July 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "A leading Muslim has accused Tony Blair of playing an 'unhelpful blame game' by suggesting moderate Muslims are doing too little to challenge extreme views. Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said Mr Blair's remarks could hamper the good work being done.

Moderate Muslims had promoted dialogue and peace in their...

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Polarization on the Rise Between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat

July 5, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0705/p07s02-wosc.html

On July 5, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "With shackled feet and closed eyes, pilgrims walk toward the tomb of Pir Imam Shah Bawa, a Sufi saint. If the shackles disentangle on their own as the devotees take their first few steps, the faithful here - Hindus and Muslims alike - believe their prayers will come true... Eager to slough off the shrine's Muslim identity...

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Neighbors Battle Islamic Foundation Expansion

July 5, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/pennsylvania/14969266.htm

On July 5, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "When the Foundation for Islamic Education took over a 23-acre college campus in Villanova in 1994, Muslim leaders overcame neighborhood opposition by agreeing to abide by an array of restrictions, including limits on traffic, permanent residents, religious retreats and noise. Now...

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Yakhroma Mosque Firebombed in Terror Attack

July 4, 2006

Source: MosNews

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/07/04/mosqueblast.shtml

On July 4, 2006 MosNews reported, "The blast occurred in the town of Yakhroma, northwards from the capital. The building of the mosque was seriously damaged, a senior Muslim cleric told IslamNews news agency. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the explosion. Investigation into the attack has been launched.

A mosque employee told the agency that the blast had entirely destroyed the...

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