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Vandals Deface Sunrise Mosque

April 4, 2006

Source: NBC6.net

http://www.nbc6.net/news/8462654/detail.html

On April 4, 2006 NBC6.net reported, "Members of a South Florida mosque are calling on local and federal authorities to investigate what they believe is a hate crime. The Islamic Center of South Florida reported that vandals spray-painted the walls of a mosque under construction in Sunrise with the words 'Osama Binleden.'

Altaf Ali, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the vandalism was...

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Peace Mission in the Middle East Concludes with Planting an Olive Tree

April 3, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0403/p04s01-wome.html

On April 3, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The Breaking the Ice peace mission that made its way across deserts in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, and Egypt completed its journey last Friday by planting an olive tree at the foot of this mountain believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God....

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St. Paul Police Department Receives Grant to Work with Muslim, Somali Communities

April 1, 2006

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/14237433.htm

On April 1, 2006 the Pioneer Press reported, "The Minnesota Public Safety Department awarded a $250,000 grant to the St. Paul Police Department and partnering organizations for an outreach program with Muslim and Somali communities. Police will work with the St. Paul Intervention Project and the Minnesota Chapter of the Muslim American Society of America to develop...

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Muslim Cemeteries Seek to Meet Growing Demand

April 1, 2006

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/14238652.htm

On April 1, 2006 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Space is tight at the only Muslim cemetery in the Charlotte region, and finding a new burial ground has turned into a frustrating quest. About 100 plots remain at the Muslim cemetery in east Gastonia, and it will likely reach capacity in the next several years, said Hossam Shoukry, the cemetery's treasurer... The...

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Muslim Students in Indonesia Grill Blair on Policies

March 31, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2704-2111915,00.html

On March 31, 2006 The Times reported, "Indonesian schoolchildren gave Tony Blair a lesson about the vast scale of his mission to bridge the gulf between Islam and the West yesterday. On a one-day visit to the world’s largest Muslim nation, both to mark its move from dictatorship to democracy and to show his support for the voice of 'moderate Islam', the Prime Minister...

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Rice’s Visit to Liverpool Mosque Cancelled Due to Protests

March 31, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2703-2112259,00.html

On March 31, 2006 The Times reported, "Condoleeza Rice landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport last night for a two-day tour of the North West. The US Secretary of State was met by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. Up to 40 anti-war protesters had gathered in Hope Street, where Dr Rice was expected to dine. The protest was...

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Rural Madrassa Offers Only Option to Some Hindu Students

March 31, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4829140.stm

On March 31, 2006 BBC News reported, "Narapatipara High Madrassa in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is a double storied brick building with a large playground. It is surrounded by paddy fields and hectares of green farmland. Its 320 pupils, many of them tribal children and first generation learners, come from the surrounding, largely poor, district of Nadia. The girls...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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Muslim Cleric Arrested in Connection With Varanasi Bombings

March 30, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=65224

On March 30, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "A Muslim cleric has been picked up by the Special Task Force from his residence in Allahabad for interrogation in connection with his alleged role in the terror attacks here, officials sources said today. The cleric, identified as Waliullah, from the Islamabad locality under Phulpur police circle area of Allahabad was taken into custody by...

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Michigan Muslims Worked for Carroll’s Release

March 30, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star/Detroit Free Press

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/14226525.htm

On March 30, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "From holding news conferences to making a hazardous trip to Baghdad, Iraq, Muslims in Michigan and across the United States launched an extraordinary campaign to help secure the release of kidnapped journalist Jill Carroll. During the three months that she was held hostage, Muslims - with...

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27 Muslim Organizations File Defamation Suit Over Cartoons

March 30, 2006

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/03/30/denmark.cartoons.ap/

On March 30, 2006 CNN reported, "A group of 27 Danish Muslim organizations have filed a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper that first published the contentious Prophet Muhammed cartoons, their lawyer said Thursday. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, two weeks after Denmark's top prosecutor declined to press criminal charges, saying the drawings that sparked a firestorm...

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