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Gang Violence Emerging in Some Parts of the South Asian Diaspora

April 13, 2006

Source: INDOLink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041306085913

On April 13, 2006 INDOLink reported, "A new gangster culture is emerging in certain enclaves of the South Asian diaspora. Increasingly, the violence of guns, drugs, and honor killings involving South Asians are being reported from the United States, Canada, Britain, Malaysia, and Thailand. And it’s a culture of violence that appears to be the Desi community’s worst kept...

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Muslim Scholar Says Muslim Women Can Lead Prayers, Marry Christians or Jews

April 13, 2006

Source: Sudan Tribune

http://www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=15021

On April 13, 2006 the Sudan Tribune reported, "In a lecture entitled "The Role of Women in Just Governance" which was delivered by the leader of the opposition Popular Congress Party, Hassen Al Turabi, at the headquarters of Umma — Party Mubarak al Fadil faction — in Khartoum, Turabi said a Muslim women can marry a Christian or Jew. Turabi described the teachings that a Muslim woman...

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FBI Hosts Town Hall with Arabs and Muslims on Muslim TV Network

April 12, 2006

Source: MSNBC.com

Wire Service: Reuters

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12292799/

On April 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "The FBI will hold its first nationally televised 'town hall' meeting for Muslim and Arab-Americans Thursday in a effort to improve relations and enlist their help in fighting terrorism, an FBI official said. Paul Moskal, chief division counsel for the FBI in Buffalo, N.Y., who will lead the meeting and field questions, said the agency and the...

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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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Warren Board Approves Plan to Build City’s First Mosque

April 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060411/NEWS04/604110408/1006

On April 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The Warren Planning Commission voted 5-3 Monday night to approve the Islamic Organization of North America's plan to build the first mosque in the city. The vote came minutes after an initial 4-4 vote that would have led to an automatic tabling for two weeks until the next commission...

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Jersey Muslims Make Plans for Vineland Islamic Center

April 10, 2006

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/cumberland/story/6118242p-6117052c.html

On April 10, 2006 The Press of Atlantic City reported, "Muslims living in Cumberland County have always had to travel far to find services that follow their religious requirements.

They travel to Philadelphia for schools and events, to Cherry Hill for meat that is butchered in a particular way and to...

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Jordan to Host Iraqi Islamic Reconciliation Meeting

April 10, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18892_1.html

On April 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In a bid to end sectarian violence in Iraq, religious leaders from the country's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish communities will gather for talks in Jordan later this month, said a statement issued Wednesday by a Jordanian Islamic group. The one-day conference, to be held April 22, is 'an important and...

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Sham Marriage Law Breaches Religious, Human Rights

April 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4894544.stm

On April 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tough government rules to prevent sham marriages discriminate against immigrants, the High Court has ruled. In a significant defeat for the government, Mr Justice Silber said the rules were unreasonable and breached human rights... The rules, introduced in February 2005, mean people born outside the EU and some bordering European nations who have only six months' permission to be in...

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