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School Board Considering Continuation of Muslims' Early Release on Fridays

June 22, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/21/AR2006062101818.html

On June 22, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The Howard County school board has agreed to consider continuing a policy that has allowed Muslim students to leave school 20 minutes early on Fridays to attend prayer services. The five-member board voted Tuesday night not to accept changes proposed by a policy review committee...

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Differences Shape Experiences of Being Muslim in America, Europe

June 22, 2006

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7081343

On June 22, 2006 The Economist reported, "Having narrowly escaped with his life from the theocrats of his native Iran, Afshin Ellian likes the relaxed, cerebral atmosphere of Leiden, the Dutch town where he now teaches law. But this 40-year-old professor is disillusioned by a Europe which he says has become too soft-minded in its dealings with Islam. It is a sign of the...

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Red Cross Admits Israel into Organization, Adopts Optional Emblem

June 22, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/06/22/red_cross_admits_israeli_society_optional_emblem_adopted/

On June 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Red Cross admitted Israel to the worldwide humanitarian organization today, ending decades of exclusion linked to the Jewish state's refusal to accept the...

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Anger Sparked Over Hindu Temple Razings

June 21, 2006

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F6C679EF-A63D-495C-B5B6-BF2C4079E98F.htm

On June 21, 2006 Al-Jazeera reported, "The destruction of Hindu temples by Malaysian authorities is inflaming religious tensions. Rights groups and politicians say that anger is growing among the country's minority Hindu community as temples, many of historic value, are bulldozed at the rate of at least one every few weeks to make way for new...

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Oslo Plans to Ban Hijab in Schools

June 21, 2006

Source: All Headline News

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003986573

On June 21, 2006 All Headline News reported, "Adding to the list of European countries, the Norwegian capital also plans to ban the Muslim headdress in Oslo's schools. Oslo's city council have been told by lawyers at the Ministry of Education that the ban wouldn't be illegal under Norwegian law. According to a report by Reuters, the council wants to ban the burqa or niqab, which covers the face...

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Government Criticized for Ignoring Muslim Advice After 7/7 Bombings

June 21, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0606215654141731.htm

On June 21, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "The British government is coming under growing criticism for not listening to Muslim advice following last year's London bombings. After the attacks on London's transport system on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair set up seven Muslim task forces for consultations. But seven months after the...

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Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers Affirms Religious Tolerance

June 21, 2006

Source: Azeri-Press Information Agency (APA)

http://en.apa.az/news.php?id=11241

On June 21, 2006 the Azeri-Press Information Agency (APA) reported, "The 33rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (June 19-21) in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, was over today. The session adopted 27-item Baku Deceleration: 'The challenges facing the humanity in the 21st century, in particular recent threats confronting Islam compel us to further unite around our values and to display...

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American Muslims Relying More on Secular Courts Over Shari'ah Courts

June 21, 2006

Source: Courier-Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060621/NEWS01/60621039/1006

On June 21, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "When Amira Attia, a 33-year-old pharmaceuticals worker, and Ashraf Amin, a 35-year-old hospital research assistant, got married in 2002, they pledged their love for each other. They also pledged that if the marriage went sour...

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U.S. Immigrants from India Boosting Economy by Investing in Indian Businesses

June 20, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2006-06-20-india-immigrants-usat_x.htm

On June 20, 2006 USA Today reported, "When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia was a kid growing up in Bangalore, India, in the 1980s, his native country seemed eons from evolving into an economic power. Bhatia and his parents, a banker and a government bureaucrat, waited 10 years before their house got a telephone line. Because of auto shortages,...

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Muslim Conference in Azerbaijan Decries Western Islamophobia

June 20, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060620/wl_afp/azerbaijanoicislam_060620100124

On June 20, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A conference of Muslim countries in Azerbaijan this week has decried growing Islamophobia in the West in the wake of a furore sparked by the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in several European newspapers. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu,...

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Op-Ed: "America’s Message to Muslim World" by Craig Charney and Steven A. Cook

June 20, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/06/20/americas_message_to_muslim_world/

On June 20, 2006 The Boston Globe published an Op-Ed by Craig Charney, president of Charney Research, a polling firm, and a consultant to the Council on Foreign Relations, and Steven A. Cook, the Douglas Dillon fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. They write: "Secretary...

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Lawyers Ordered to Address Questions of Jurisdiction in Malaysian Conversion Case

June 20, 2006

Source: Sun2Surf

http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=14486

On June 20, 2006 Sun2Surf reported, "Which should have jurisdiction to hear the case of former commando Sjn M. Moorthy/Mohamad Abdullah's religious conversion and his subsequent burial as a Muslim - the syariah or civil court? This was the primary question the Court of Appeal was interested in today (June 20, 2006) during an appeal by Moorthy's widow S. Kaliammal, against a High Court's dismissal of her application...

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