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Students Advocate for Interfaith Meditation Room at De Anza College

April 24, 2006

Source: La Voz Weekly

http://www.lavozdeanza.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=4b88ea95-43e1-4f97-9cd3-3b8c83264a8e

On April 24, 2006 La Voz Weekly reported, "Despite all the facilities and programs that De Anza College has to offer, some students feel that the campus is missing one thing: a place to pray and meditate. Scott McDonough, the...

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Menus Increasingly Cater to the Needs of Muslim Customers

April 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-halal24.html

On April 24, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Practicing Muslims who have a craving for a burger or hot dog can't just go to any restaurant.

They have to make sure the meat they're eating is zabiha halal, or prepared according to Islamic custom.

Until recently, the restaurants where they could be assured of this were mostly mom-and-pop operations serving...

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Trial Set for Case of Chicago Police Tearing Off Girl's Hijab

April 23, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5c04%5c23%5cstory_23-4-2006_pg7_15

On April 23, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "The trial of Rehana Khan, a Muslim girl of Pakistani-descent from Illinois who had her headscarf or hijab ripped off after she and several others were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at a rally for immigrant rights last year, has finally been scheduled for April 25. A...

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Britain's Most Powerful Islamic Organization Accused of Failing to Combat Homophobia

April 23, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1759364,00.html

On April 23, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Britain's most powerful Muslim organisation was accused last night of a making a stunning U-turn on a commitment to tackle homophobia. Just days after the Muslim Council of Britain [MCB] signaled it was planning to sign up to a five-year plan to reach out to Britain's gay community, senior members of the organisation have ripped up the...

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Kansas University Muslims Organize Islam Awareness Week

April 20, 2006

Source: Lawrence-Journal World

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/apr/20/muslim_students_battle_prejudice/?city_local

On April 20, 2006 the Lawrence-Journal World reported, "It was just two days ago that Kansas University student Bazigha Tufail was taunted for being Muslim. Tufail, 20, stopped at a food court on campus for a bite when she casually made eye contact with a young man. Tufail wore a headscarf as she does wherever she goes...

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Muslim American Society Annual Banquet to Honor Life and Work of Sharifa Alkhateeb

April 19, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3294

On April 19, 2006 Muslim American Society reported, "This year's third annual Standing for Justice Banquet will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner... The Banquet, whose theme is 'Defending Our Image, Our Rights and Our Faith,' will honor the life and work of Sharifa Alkhateeb. Sister Alkhateeb, who died last year, was a pillar of the greater Washington Muslim community...

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Bridges TV Grows in Rapid Response to Viewer Demand

April 19, 2006

Source: Tonawanda News/CNHI News Service

http://www.tonawanda-news.com/nightandday/gnnnightandday_story_109162458.html

On April 19, 2006 CNHI News Service reported, "Tucked in the back of a complex of small warehouses, Bridges TV doesn’t look like much. A small sign tacked to the front door is the only sign of life visible from outside Studio V. A couple tiny offices branch off the main hallway inside, which leads the visitor to a...

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Imam in Iowa Continues to Fend Off Accusations Linking Him to Terrorism

April 19, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060419/LIFE05/604190372/1039/life

On April 19, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "When Ibrahim Dremali accepted the position of imam for the Des Moines Islamic Center a little over a year ago, he was effusive in his praise of the warm Iowa welcome he and his family received. He said the acceptance was in stark contrast to the hostile...

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Arrests Made Over Riots Sparked by Christian-Muslim Tensions

April 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4919122.stm

On April 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "Fifty-two people have been detained in Egypt over their alleged involvement in three days of religious violence in the city of Alexandria. The authorities say the detainees will be held for 15 days for questioning.

Another 50 people are also under investigation.

At least two people died in fighting between Muslims and Coptic...

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Al-Arian Agrees to Plea Deal

April 18, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/04/18/Tampabay/Al_Arian_s_plea_ends_.shtml

On April 18, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "In the end, Sami Al-Arian's decision to accept a plea deal came down to two things: his desire to end the case for his family, and his determination not to admit to a crime of violence. The single count to which he pleaded guilty in a deal approved Monday accomplished both, said his attorney Linda...

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Judge in Detroit is Not First Muslim Woman Judge in U.S.

April 18, 2006

Source: The Arab American

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=4961

On April 18, 2006 The Arab American ran a letter to the editor by Zakiyyah Muhammad, a doctor from Anaheim, California, "Your statement/article that Charlene Mekled Elder is "the first Muslim woman judge in the country" is incorrect. She may be the first Arab American judge, but she is not the first Muslim woman judge as stated. Nevertheless, we congratulate her on this...

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