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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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Jewish MP Makes Peace With President After Holocaust Comments

June 27, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1807160,00.html

On June 27, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Maurice Motamed has one of the loneliest jobs in the Middle East. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his controversial Holocaust statements, the sole Jewish MP in Iran's 290-member Majlis (parliament) felt he had no option but to confront him. 'When our president spoke about the Holocaust, I considered it my duty as a Jew to speak about this issue,' Mr...

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Study to Focus on Muslim Youth

June 27, 2006

Source: ABC Brisbane

http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200606/1672819.htm?brisbane

On June 27, 2006 ABC Brisbane reported, "A new study will ask Muslim children and teenagers living in Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane how they feel they fit in to the wider community. Central Queensland University's Dr Sansnee Jirojwong says there are about 20 or 30 young Muslim people living in the Mackay area. Dr Jirojwong says researchers want to see if there are any...

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Toronto Hindu Temples Vandalized in Misplaced Backlash for Terrorism Arrests

June 27, 2006

Source: Starbroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_letters?id=56498229

On June 27, 2006 the Starbroek News ran a letter to the editor from a citizen named Vishnu Bisram that read, "According to a report in a newspaper in Toronto, Hindu temples, including those where Guyanese worship, were attacked in Toronto last week. The temples were apparently mistaken for mosques and the Hindu worshippers as Muslims.

A prominent Guyanese...

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Orange County Women's Group Reflects Interfaith Growth

June 26, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

On June 26, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Sande Hart grew increasingly disgusted by disparaging remarks some of her friends — both Jewish and not — made about Muslims. The Koran, they said, preached killing Jews and other infidels; Islam was a hate-filled religion, with few redeeming qualities. Hart, a Rancho Santa Margarita resident with two young children, said she knew in her heart that the anti-Islamic remarks were small-...

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Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp Attracts Many Kids

June 24, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/columnists/merryman/story/5865668p-5206902c.html

On June 24, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The middle schoolers who hope to spend Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at the first session of Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp at Camp Seymour want more than the usual from their summer camp experience. Sure, they want boating, campfires and hiking. They also want to talk about the...

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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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