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Muslims Gather in Hartford for Convention on Loving Humanity

July 1, 2006

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ctislamconvention0701.artjul01,0,3180646,print.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On July 1, 2006 the Hartford Courant reported, "Muslims in America deal with many of the same issues that affect other American families, but also contend with racial and ethnic profiling in an atmosphere of fear. Finding ways to cope with the challenges of being Muslim...

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EU Muslim Conference Looks at Challenges Facing Muslims, Islam

July 1, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-07/01/07.shtml#t

On July 1, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "A galaxy of Muslim thinkers, scholars and leaders from all over the world flocked to Istanbul to attend a conference, which kicked off on Saturday, July 1, on the challenges facing European Muslims and the opportunities within their reach. The two-day conference, themed Muslims of Europe: Challenges and Opportunities, aims at...

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MAS to Hold Nationwide "Justice for Palestine" Rallies

June 30, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3416

On June 30, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Responding to the recent Israeli military incursion in Gaza and looming humanitarian crisis resulting from aid cuts to the Palestinian people, MAS Freedom Foundation calls upon all people of conscience to join them in 'Justice for Palestine' rallies to be held throughout the United States. The rallies are being held to...

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CAIR-Chicago Meets with Danish Youth Delegation

June 30, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2206&theType=NR

On June 30, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "A delegation of eight young leaders from Denmark recently visited CAIR-Chicago’s downtown office. The delegation came to Chicago through the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). That program, administered by the Meridian International Center, seeks to introduce...

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Social Responsibility is the Focus of 2006 ICNA-MAS Convention

June 30, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-06/30/07.shtml

On June 30, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The 31st annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) kicks off on Friday, June 30, with a strong focus on social awareness and responsibility among American Muslims. 'American Muslims must get more involved in society and social outreach work, such as helping the homeless, and disaster victims,' Dr. Zahid Bukhari,...

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Minnesota Muslim Seeks House Seat

June 29, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/29/ap/politics/mainD8IHOJ5O0.shtml

On June 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Keith Ellison is hoping that this city of mostly white Christians is ready to make a black Muslim its next congressman. Ellison, a state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is the state-party endorsed Democratic candidate in the liberal-leaning 5th...

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BBC Profiles Ayaan Hirsi Ali

June 29, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4985636.stm

On June 29, 2006 BBC News reported, "Somali-born former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her outspoken criticism of conservative Islam, seems unable to avoid controversy. Caught up in a row over her Dutch citizenship, she resigned from parliament in May and said she would leave the Netherlands. Her troubles began when Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said she should be stripped of her passport because of...

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Police Hold Forum for Muslim Youth in Victoria

June 28, 2006

Source: Star News Group

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/17742

On June 28, 2006 Star News Group reported, "Local police and Muslim youth came together last week for a youth forum, proving the axiom that communication promotes understanding. Senior Sergeant Craig Matters from Altona North Police said about 120 people went to the forum, which he said was 'an open and very positive exchange of views between groups'. A wide age group was represented, with many local Muslims...

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Chaplain Yee Calls for Gitmo Closure

June 28, 2006

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200606/NAT20060628c.html

On June 28, 2006 the Cybercast News Service reported, "A former Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was accused of espionage and aiding the enemy before being cleared in 2004, said the prison remains a 'potent symbol' for questioning the U.S. commitment to human rights and should be closed. 'If we close...

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Friendly's Restaurant to be Converted into Framingham Mosque

June 27, 2006

Source: The Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=133930

On June 27, 2006 The Metro West Daily News reported, "The downtown eatery once known for serving frosty treats on hot days now will be the new home of the Islamic Society of Framingham. The society bought the former Friendly's Ice Cream shop on Union Avenue on May 31 and plans to move its mosque from its South Street location after...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to the challenges of conflict and poverty through our respective interfaith networks and...

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Opinion: "We All Share the Fight Against Extremists" by Sheema Khan

June 27, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.caircan.ca/oped_more.php?id=2544_0_10_0_C

On June 27, 2006 The Globe and Mail ran an opinion piece by columnist Sheema Khan, former chair of CAIR-Canada. Khan writes, "First, there was 'driving while black,' the expression that summarized racial profiling employed by some American police officers. Then came 'flying while Arab' to denote the suspicion that followed 9/11. Now, since the arrest of 17 alleged terrorists in Toronto, we...

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New Hampshire Mosque Construction Hampered by Parking Conflict

June 27, 2006

Source: Union Leader

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=c7d3fd11-073f-40dc-a831-4abb6e8d24c4

On June 27, 2006 Union Leader reported, "Turf battles on Karatzas Avenue are continuing between homeowners and a planned mosque. Neighbors are calling for the strict enforcement of on-street parking bans, which has mosque officials charging they are being targeted. Construction manager Nermin Cejvan said workers occasionally...

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