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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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Update: Pompano Beach Council Approves Zoning for Controversial Mosque

June 14, 2006

Source: Local10.com

http://www.local10.com/news/9367230/detail.html

On June 14, 2006 Local10.com reported, "The Islamic Center of South Florida received the go-ahead Tuesday to begin construction on a new mosque, despite a fight from some residents in the neighborhood where it would be built who are opposed to bringing a Muslim place of worship into a predominantly black community. The city council voted 3-2 to change the zoning of the proposed site from residential to...

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FBI Seeks to Build Relationships with Muslims, Sikhs to Fight Terror

June 14, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1719899,00050001.htm

On June 14, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a pilot programme to reach out to community leaders from the Muslim, Sikh and a few other select communities across nationalities and rope them in in its fight against global terrorism. Called the Community Relations Executive Seminar Training or CREST, the programme aims...

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Religious Leaders Call for End to Torture in New York Times Ad

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

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On June 13, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) ran a full-page advertisement on the op-ed pages of the New York Times calling for the elimination of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment as part of U.S. policy. The ad is signed by 27 religious leaders, including Nobel laureates Pres. Jimmy Carter and Elie Weisel, and Dr. Maher Hathout, Senior...

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Potential Move of Pompano Mosque into Black Community Raises Tensions

June 13, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cmosque10jun13,0,3731338.story

On June 13, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "A clash fueled by angry words has erupted over a plan to move a mosque from Old Pompano to the northwest part of the city, underscoring tensions between some in this city's black and Muslim communities. The Islamic Center of South Florida wants to move to a...

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Some Fear Public Accommodation of Muslim Women's Dress Will Cause Backlash

June 13, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-13-muslim-modesty_x.htm

On June 13, 2006 USA Today reported, "Muslim women in the USA have been asking the public to accommodate their religious beliefs about modesty, a trend that some Muslims worry will provoke a backlash. In some recent examples: In Lincoln Park, Mich., Fitness USA relented when Muslim women demanded that the gym wall off a co-ed aerobic center from their women-only...

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Canadian Muslims Feel Border Tightening

June 13, 2006

Source: Toronto Sun

http://torontosun.com/News/Terror/2006/06/13/1629331-sun.html

On June 13, 2006 the Toronto Sun reported, "Muslims across the GTA [Greater Toronto Area] say they're fearful of crossing the border during this busy travel season because of extensive security checks by U.S. agents searching for terrorists...

Muslim community members said they've faced background checks at the border since 9/11, but the scrutiny has intensified...

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Muslim Leaders Encourage Flag Pin Wearing to Show Patriotism

June 13, 2006

Source: Ottawa Sun

http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/06/13/1629181-sun.html

On June 13, 2006 the Ottawa Sun reported, "The Ottawa Muslim Association is launching a Canada pin-wearing campaign to counter lingering assumptions that Muslims are not patriotic in the wake of the Toronto terror arrests.

Association president Bader Siddiqi wore his red maple leaf Canada pin for a meeting of Muslim organizations held at the Ottawa Mosque last...

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Conference on Islamophobia Held in Brussels

June 13, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0606132136081800.htm

On June 13, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "The anti-Islam discourse in Europe is not only coming from politicians and international media but also from intellectuals, a conference on Islamophobia in Europe held in Brussels on Monday was told. Jocelyne Cesari, an associate professor from Sorbonne, Paris, said Muslims in Europe are facing...

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