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Hindus Appeal to UN Over Temple Demolitions

June 11, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/21.shtml#1

On June 11, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Hindu groups in Malaysia complain that the Government is demolishing temples and have appealed to Indian rights groups and the UN to help protect their heritage. According to the Hindu groups, the latest instance was that of a 107-year-old place of worship that was razed last month in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The demolition has triggered angry reactions...

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Muslim Mothers Organization in Cincinnati Advocates Tolerance

June 11, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060611/NEWS01/606110356/-1/CINCI

On June 11, 2006 The Enquirer reported, "Saba Chughtai and Shakila Ahmad didn't draw the crowds Saturday that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan did the night before. And they didn't badmouth President Bush or the war in Iraq. But these Muslim mothers brought the same message as Sheehan to the New Thought Unity Center. The...

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Sculptor is First Muslim to Win Filipino Order of National Artists

June 11, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-06/11/03.shtml

On June 11, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Filipino Muslims wholeheartedly welcomed the decoration of sculptor Abdulmari Asia Imao who became the country's first Muslim to belong to the elite Order of National Artists. 'He is a great Moro artist who deserves the award. We are so proud of him,' Hajji Ibrahim, a Manila-based Moro, told IslamOnline.net on Sunday, June 11. He...

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Op-Ed: "Canadian Anti-Terror Law on Trial: The Toronto Terrorism Arrests" by Kent Roach

June 10, 2006

Source: Jurist

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/06/canadian-anti-terror-law-on-trial.php

On June 10, 2006 Jurist ran an opinion piece by Kent Roach, a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the author of "September 11: Consequences for Canada," on the legal implications of the recent terrorism arrests. Roach writes, "The arrest of twelve adults and five youths on terrorism charges in Toronto has resulted in world-wide...

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Interfaith Peacemaking Project Launched in Pasadena

June 10, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs10jun10,1,533523.story

On June 10, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The buttoned-down Episcopalian minister was the first to stand up and introduce himself. Then came a Jew wearing a yarmulke. Then a Palestinian Christian attired in black clericals. Next, a Muslim cloaked in an aqua hijab.

On and on they went, 50 people representing three faiths, their clothing a...

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Muslim Woman Helps Launch First Museum of Muslim Cultures

June 10, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Legder

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060610/FEAT04/606100317/1022

On June 10, 2006 The Clarion-Legder reported, "In a new book about Muslim women in America, Okolo Rashid's story is featured in a chapter called 'The Changers.' It's a fitting title for a woman who helped launch the first museum in America dedicated to Muslim cultures - in Mississippi. 'To come from where I came from does...

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Global Banks Move Toward Islamic Financing Options

June 9, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5064058.stm

On June 9, 2006 BBC News reported, "The dramatic growth of Islamic banking and finance appeared to have been confirmed during the recent World Economic Forum in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt. One of Germany's biggest banks, Deutsche Bank, announced a joint venture with Ithmaar Bank of Bahrain and Abraaj Capital of Dubai to launch a $2bn (£1bn) Sharia-compliant financial fund. The banks say the...

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Muslim Mothers Against Violence Group to Host Peace Concerts in Cincinnati

June 8, 2006

Source: The Post

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060608/LIFE/606080384/100

On June 8, 2006 The Post reported, "When Mason resident Shakila Ahmad and her Muslim friends heard about the deadly bombings on London's public transport system last July, they knew they wanted to do something. 'A number of us mothers felt like we needed to get out of this helpless stage and take a pro-active role in terms of having our voices...

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Muslim from Mississippi Writes Play Highlighting Life in an American Muslim Family

June 8, 2006

Source: Forbes

Wire Service: AP

http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2006/06/08/ap2803791.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "As the college-age daughter of Egyptian immigrants living in Starkville, Miss., Suehyla El-Attar felt isolated. 'The only idea I had was, "I just need to get out of here,"' said El-Attar, who turned those feelings of isolation and culture clash into a play, 'The Perfect Prayer,'...

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Canadian Muslims Call for Dialogue on Terrorism

June 8, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060608/wl_canada_afp/canadaattacksreligion_060608184543

On June 8, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Muslim groups in Canada reached out for help Thursday to calm angry young men within their community, to starve extremism and begin dialogue to bridge gaps in Canada's multicultural mosaic.

'Muslim leaders from across Canada...

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