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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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Gallup Poll Looks at Views of Muslim Women in Eight Countries

June 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/world/middleeast/08women.html?pagewanted=print

On June 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Muslim women do not think they are conditioned to accept second-class status or view themselves as oppressed, according to a survey released Tuesday by The Gallup Organization. According to the poll, conducted in 2005, a strong majority of Muslim women believe they should have the right to...

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Diverse Group of Religious Leaders and Organizations Protests Torture

June 8, 2006

Source: Click On Detroit

Wire Service: AP

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9340398/detail.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "American evangelical, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders are calling for an end to U.S. policies that allow torture of prisoners. Clergy signing the statement of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture include the Rev. Rick Warren, Cardinal Theodore...

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Canadian Muslim Organizations Call for Summit on Extremism

June 8, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

On June 8, 2006 a CAIR-CAN Press Release reported, "For all of us, Canada is more than our home; it is our family and our 'vivre ensemble'; a common commitment to build a better world based on shared values. Canadian Muslims care deeply about the safety of our country and stand behind our security forces, the Canadian government and all Canadians in their desire to protect Canada.

Terrorism is antithetical to Muslim belief and is a perversion of its teachings. Terrorism is a global issue, not a Muslim problem. And...

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Islamic School Vandalized in Mississauga

June 7, 2006

Source: The Mississauga News

http://www.mississauga.com/mi/news/story/3534762p-4084757c.html

On June 7, 2006 The Mississauga News reported, "Peel Regional Police are searching for at least one suspect after a Muslim high school in east Mississauga was vandalized today. Graffiti was spray-painted on a window and wall at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) high school on Sherway Dr. some time between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. today, said Peel Cst....

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Islamic Center Dedicated at Quantico Marine Corps Base

June 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/06/AR2006060601529.html

On June 7, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "In the official speeches, no one mentioned Haditha. But as the Islamic Prayer Center was dedicated yesterday at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, recent violence in Iraq, including the killing of 24 civilians in the western Iraqi town, allegedly by Marines, was on the mind of...

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Ontario's Lieutenant-Governor Meets with Muslims, Discusses Potential Backlash After Arrests

June 7, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/06/07/bartleman-muslim.html

On June 7, 2006 CBC News reported, "There's a 'real danger' of a backlash against Muslim Canadians, says James K. Bartleman, Ontario's lieutenant-governor.

Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman greets Kazem Mesbah Moosavi, founder of the Islamic Iranian Centre of Imam Ali and other members of the Muslim community at Queen's Park. In the wake of a...

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Editorial: "[Muslim] Group Encourages Volunteer Work"

June 5, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/editorial/sfl-edittdislamjun05,0,7826873.story

On June 5, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an editorial that read, "To their great credit, many Muslim organizations in the United States have been working to counteract negative views of their religion resulting from the terrorism of Islamic extremists. One of the foremost of these groups is the Council...

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Interfaith Peace Walk Held in North Philly

June 5, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/14741624.htm

On June 5, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "By appearance, by culture and by religion, the differences among the 300 people in sneakers gathered yesterday outside a North Philadelphia mosque were clear-cut. As they prepared to walk more than three miles to promote peace, however, they were reminded of their Scripture-based similarities - an instruction to pursue love and...

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Op-Ed: "Liberalism Under Pressure" by Lisa Jardine

June 5, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5042418.stm

On June 5, 2006 BBC News ran an opinion piece by Lisa Jardine on the restriction of freedoms in Holland, "The removal of an immigrant raising awkward political questions is a warning sign over the future of the tradition of free speech and tolerance in Holland. There are times when a small event raises an issue of enormous importance. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born politician and women's rights activist, is...

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Latino Muslims Balance Catholic Ethos with New Faith

June 5, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/04/AR2006060400957.html

On June 5, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Every morning, Jackie Avelar wakes up to a predicament. On one side of her bed is a clock that sounds the Islamic call to prayer five times a day. On the other side is a statue of Mary. As a Muslim, she wants to remove it. As a Latina, she can't. Her father, who is a Catholic...

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After Terrorism Arrests, Toronto Mosque Vandalized

June 4, 2006

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N04204306.htm

On June 4, 2006 Reuters reported, "Vandals smashed 30 windows of a Toronto mosque and damaged nearby cars after the arrest of 17 suspected al Qaeda sympathizers accused of planning bomb attacks. Canadian Muslims expressed fear on Sunday that a backlash had begun. The vandals struck overnight at the west-end mosque, a police official said on Sunday. A second official said he had no information on...

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