Islam

Ambush of U.S. Islamic Leader in Iraq Shocks Dearborn Muslims

June 20, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060620/METRO01/606200350

On June 20, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "The phones at the Islamic Center of America have not stopped ringing since evening prayers on Friday, following an assassination attempt in Karbala, Iraq, on an influential clergyman in American Islam. Earlier in the day, gunmen on motorcycles ambushed Ayatollah Sayed Mortadha al-Qazwini, founder of...

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Muslim Sorority Opens Doors for American Muslim Women

June 20, 2006

Source: USINFO.STATE.GOV

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2006/Jun/21-260406.html

On June 20, 2006 USINFO.STATE.GOV reported, "Fraternities and sororities are an important part of student life on most American university campuses. These privately run clubs organized around common interests and activities provide students with leadership experience, social outlets, support groups, community service opportunities and housing options.

They offer a...

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Op-Ed: “Ill-Advised Court Decision Strips Rights from Many Foreigners” by David Cole

June 19, 2006

Source: The Mercury News/Los Angeles Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/14852343.htm

On June 19, 2006 the Los Angeles Times ran an opinion piece by Davie Cole, a law professor at Georgetown University and a volunteer attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights. Cole writes on the Turkmen vs. Ashcroft court decision, for which he was co-counsel to the plaintiffs: "Dismissing a case challenging the detention of Arab and...

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Construction of Muslim Youth Camp to Begin in July

June 19, 2006

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060619/NEWS01/60619005/1079

On June 19, 2006 Iowa City Press-Citizen reported, "Four months after signing a lease with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approximately 114 acres of federal land north of North Liberty, building for the Muslim Youth Camp is set to begin in July. The Cedar Rapids-based Muslim Youth Camps of America will be using the...

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Thai PM Offers to Rebuild Afghan’s Destroyed Buddhas

June 19, 2006

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,1800632,00.html

On June 19, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Thai prime minister has offered to take the remains of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, which were destroyed by Afghanistan's former Taliban regime, and rebuild them in Thailand. Thaksin Shinawatra made the proposal to reconstruct the two 1,600-year-old statues to the Afghan president...

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Pakistan May Name New Airport After Cradle of Buddhism

June 18, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1656983.cms

On June 18, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Pakistan may name a new airport to be built in the capital after Gandhara, the ancient province known as the cradle of Buddhism in the sub-continent, apparently seeking to shed its image as a hardline Islamic country. The name Gandhara has been proposed for the new airport, for which ground is likely to be broken by the end of...

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More Than 100 People Attend First Annual Interfaith Picnic in Murrieta

June 18, 2006

Source: The Valley News

http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=15696

On June 18, 2006 The Valley News reported, "More than 100 people attended the Southwest Riverside County Interfaith Council first annual Interfaith Picnic Saturday, June 3. Held in Murrieta at the Washington Picnic Pavilion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dinner was potluck. Activities included musical presentations, games and youth of different...

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