Islam

Muslim Summer Camps Sign Lease

March 22, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.crgazette.com/2006/03/22/Home/muslimcampleasesigned.htm

On March 22, 2006 The Gazette reported, "An organization planning a Muslim youth camp on the shores of Coralville Lake has signed a lease of up to 25 years with the federal government, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this afternoon. Muslim Youth Camps of America (MYCA) now has full rights to be on the land and, once it works out details with county and state...

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Prince Charles Receives Honorary Degree from Al-Azhar, Calls for Respect Between Religions

March 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4824734.stm

On March 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Prince Charles has called for greater respect between religions, saying his 'heart is heavy from... never-ending death and destruction' in the world. The prince said the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad showed 'the danger... of our failure to listen and to respect' others' views. He was giving a speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo on a tour of Egypt with the Duchess of...

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Ulema Cracks Down on Dissenters

March 20, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hatred20mar20,0,2363078.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On March 20, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Yusman Roy, a former boxer and a convert to Islam, is serving two years in prison because he believes that Muslims should pray in a language they can understand. Roy, who led bilingual prayer sessions at his small East Java boarding...

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Woman Starts Muslim Publishing House in Tempe

March 20, 2006

Source: Press Release Newswire

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb360583.htm

On March 20, 2006 Press Release Newswire reported, "A retired police sergeant and author of several novels, [Linda "Widad"] Delgado became a Muslim several years ago... Taking note of the enormous barriers in the traditional American book publishing world, and the stigmas attached to the subsidy alternatives, Delgado set up her company [Muslim Writers Publishing] as a traditional...

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Second Annual Celebration of Abraham Dinner Held

March 20, 2006

Source: Oroville Mercury-Register/Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.orovillemr.com/news/chico/ci_3619860

On March 20, 2006 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "Muslims, Jews and Christians ate dinner together Sunday night as a way to learn about each others' similarities and bring the groups together. About 160 people gathered at First Christian Church as part of the second annual Celebration of Abraham. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all have roots to Abraham. The...

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Judge’s Ruling Allows Religious Head Coverings in Courtroom After Hijab Dispute

March 18, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5597251p-5031271c.html

On March 18, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "Tacoma Municipal Court judges have clarified rules on appropriate attire in their courtrooms two months after one of them kicked a Muslim woman out of court because she declined to remove her traditional head scarf. A ruling by Presiding Judge Jack Emery means hijabs, yarmlukes and other religious head coverings...

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National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

March 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1BD16E6C6996BC6587257134006146C6!OpenDocument

On March 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "500 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh protestors came together in front of Capitol Hill on Monday to stand in solidarity for peace in Iraq. '[Guru Amardas jee] asks for the strength and compassion to understand God’s will. He further states that...

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Outreach Needed to Dispel Stereotypes of Islam in Fremont

March 17, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3612098

On March 17, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "Two polls released this week indicated that almost half of Americans have a negative perception of Islam and that one in four of those surveyed have extreme anti-Muslim views. An independent survey by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) shows that 23 to 27 percent of all Americans believe Muslims value life less than...

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Muslim Women's Organization Releases Media Guide to Covering Islam

March 17, 2006

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Media-guide-for-covering-Muslim-issues/2006/03/17/1142098653764.html

On March 17, 2006 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A new media guide will attempt to balance the way Australian journalists cover issues relating to Muslims, an Islamic group says. The Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria said the booklet, Media Guide: Islam and Muslims...

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Multicultural Group Organizes Soccer Tournament Between Gays and Muslims

March 16, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Wire Service: AP

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103AP_Netherlands_Gays_and_Muslims.html

On March 16, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Dutch multicultural group is organizing a soccer tournament between gays and Muslims, hoping to counter what a study published on Thursday said was a rising tide of fear among gays.

A nationwide survey by the Police...

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