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Pakistan to Liberalize Visas for Sikhs

June 16, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1721554,001300270001.htm

On June 16, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Pakistan will liberalise its visa regime for Sikh pilgrims and improve facilities during their stay in the country, Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz has said. 'The government would not only issue them liberal visas but also offer them all possible facilities during their...

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Prominent Leader of St. Louis Islamic Foundation Steps Down

June 16, 2006

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/82CFB232D7846EE9862571900016C68D?OpenDocument

On June 16, 2006 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "From settling family disputes to meeting with heads of state, Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah has been a father of sorts for the Muslim community in St. Louis, a leading voice for Muslims in America and their...

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"Muslims Standing Tall for Multiculturalism in Canada" by Dr. Mohamed Elmasry

June 16, 2006

Source: Canadian Islamic Congress/The National Post

http://www.canadianislamiccongress.com/fb/friday_bulletin.php?fbdate=2006-06-16#2

On June 16, 2006 The National Post reported ran an opinion piece by Dr. Mohammed Elmasry, national president of the Canadian Islamic Congress. He writes, "Canadian Muslims are proud Canadians... But we are living in a post 9/11 era and Muslims are being seen through a dark and clouded lens. Realizing this...

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Muslim-American Ambassadors Set Out to Improve Image of US Abroad

June 16, 2006

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/06/b47f318d-dcef-4b59-ac09-9a9d33a70805.html

On June 16, 2006 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, "A recent survey again found that the world's opinion of the United States is slipping, and nowhere more so than in predominantly Muslim countries like Indonesia and Turkey. Next week the U.S. government launches a new people-to-people initiative...

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Sikhs to Observe 400th Martyrdom Anniversary

June 15, 2006

Source: Garden State Sikh Association, Inc.

On June 15, 2006 Garden State Sikh Association, Inc. reported, "Sikhs all over the world will observe 400th anniversary of their 5th Guru or prophet in June, 2006. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was executed by the Mughal ruler, Jahangir in 1606 in Lahore, Pakistan. Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth successor of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, is credited for giving the infant Sikh religion a strong footing. During his Guru period, he constructed the Harmandar Sahib which is popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar and compiled the...

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Religious Accommodations Group Helps Muslim Students in Seattle Schools

June 15, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003062394_prayer15m.html

On June 15, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "On Friday afternoons, Nathan Hale High School senior Abdisiyad Adan asks his fifth-period teacher what he'll miss in class, writes down the homework for the weekend and leaves school. Other Muslim students at Nathan Hale pile into Adan's car, and they set off for the Idriss Mosque a little more than a...

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First Islamic Cemetery to Open in Michigan

June 15, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060615/LIFESTYLE04/606150383/1041

On June 15, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Like many Muslims throughout Metro Detroit, Ron Amen had to search for a proper place to bury his mom when she died. It did not matter that [his mother] Katherine Amen, an activist, was among the most prominent Arab-Americans in the area. There was no cemetery solely for Muslims,...

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Fremont Gurdwara Has Van Custom-Built For Transporting Scriptures

June 14, 2006

Source: SikhNet/Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69EABDB3FA1E02EB8725718D006E48CD

On June 14, 2006 Mercury News reported, "The Sikhs in Fremont have a new van. It's a gleaming white Ford that seats 12. But this is no ordinary $33,000 vehicle. It transports the community's holiest document, the Guru Granth Sahib, from the majestic onion-domed temple at the foot of the East Bay hills to people's homes for...

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Lloyds TSB to Offer Islamic Banking Nationwide

June 14, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5075998.stm

On June 14, 2006 BBC News reported, "Lloyds TSB is to offer current accounts and mortgages which comply with Islamic law through its 2,000 strong branch network from Wednesday. The bank has offered such accounts since 2005 but only in a few branches. The bank will concentrate its main marketing push in about 100 branches in areas with a large Muslim population. An Islamic scholar advising the bank told BBC...

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France Jails 25 Alleged Islamic Militants

June 14, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/5078812.stm

On June 14, 2006 BBC News reported, "A French court has jailed 25 alleged Islamist militants for planning attacks in France in support of Chechen rebels. The main defendants received jail terms of eight to 10 years, while others were jailed for six months or more. Two defendants were acquitted. Prosecutors said the group's intended targets may have included the Eiffel Tower, the Halles shopping centre...

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World Muslim Congress Condemns Demolition of Hindu Temple in Lahore

June 14, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_condemn_the_demolition_of_hindu_temple_in_lahore/009556

On June 14, 2006 The American Muslim ran as statement by the World Muslim Congress that read, "The World Muslim Congress condemns the demolition of Hindu Temple in Lahore and urges the Government of Pakistan to restore the temple. Muslims follow Islam, a...

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