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Muslim Leaders in Miami Ask Authorities Not to Link Terror Suspects to Muslim Community

June 24, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-0624muslims,0,584506.story

On June 24, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Minutes after U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta announced indictments on Friday against an alleged terror cell, a Muslim leader took to the steps of the city's federal courthouse and said the suspects 'were not known' at either of two mosques near the warehouse in the...

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"Religions of the World" Bus Tours in Des Moines to Visit Houses of Worship

June 24, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/LIFE05/606240312/1045

On June 24, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "One of the neat things about my job is that I get to meet people and venture into places I otherwise would never have considered going. And even though I've been reporting news for nearly 30 years, I have never lost the feeling of appreciation for the access a press...

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British Muslim Leaders Issue Joint Statement Against Terrorism

June 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/5111092.stm

On June 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "Islamic leaders across Birmingham have issued a joint message against terrorism in a bid to tackle mistrust of Muslims in the UK. Leaders of the 150 mosques in the city have backed the statement, which comes in response to the police raid in London's Forest Gate this month. The religious edict makes clear the killing of innocent...

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American Muslim Alliance to Launch Weekly TV Show

June 23, 2006

Source: New America Media/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=83bb3d4de3246f837cc052d082a0bba4

On June 23, 2006 New America Media/Pacific News Service reported, "The American Muslim Alliance plans to launch a weekly television show called 'Global Forum,' modeled along the lines of the 'Jim Lehrer News Hour' and the 'Charlie Rose Show.' The hour-long program will kick off with a...

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Country's Major Muslim Groups Commit to Moderate Islam Campaign

June 22, 2006

Source: People's Daily/Xinhua

http://english.people.com.cn/200606/22/eng20060622_276303.html

On June 22, 2006 the Xinhua reported, "Indonesia's to largest Muslim organizations Nadhlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah say they are committed to campaigning for moderate Islam to counter the emergence of militant groups, a local newspaper said Thursday. They pledged that they would not seek strict religious formalism in pluralist Indonesia -- meaning the upholding of...

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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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