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Brown’s First Muslim Chaplain Builds Community, Network of Muslim Chaplains

March 27, 2006

Source: ISNA

Wire Service: AP

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=695

On March 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "[Rumee] Ahmed is Brown [University]'s first Muslim chaplain and joined four other associate chaplains at the school when he started last month... Ahmed has focused on developing programs since he started the job. His efforts include: a biweekly dinner that combines chanting and a short talk; a...

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First Muslim Scouting Troop Launched in Wales

March 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/4847286.stm

On March 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "The first Muslim scout group in Wales has been launched with more than 100 members. Salah Aboulgasem, cub leader of the 1st Cathays al Huda group in Cardiff, said he wanted to help young Muslims become leaders in their community and society. Mr Aboulgasem said scouting - one of the longest-running youth organisation in the world - was the best way to...

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Muslim Scouts Build Community in South Brunswick

March 26, 2006

Source: Home News Tribune

http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060326/NEWS/603260466/1001

On March 26, 2006 the Home News Tribune reported, "The boys of Troop 114 hike, canoe and help fix trails at Scout camp in northwestern New Jersey. They earn patches, sing songs and hoist tents in the woods... But unlike most other Boy Scouts, [Atif Salahudeen, 12, of Lawrenceville] and his fellow 35 troop members take time out during camp to...

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Dems Dump Arab Candidate Because of Comment

March 25, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--arabcandidate-ter0325mar25,0,1187791.story

On March 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Passaic County Democrats removed an Arab-American freeholder candidate from their ticket Saturday amid a furor over comments he made four years ago that some interpreted as sympathetic to suicide bombers...

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Boston Islamic Center Still at Standstill

March 25, 2006

Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chieftain.com/life/1143280208/5

On March 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The groundbreaking for a towering new mosque in [Boston's] Roxbury neighborhood was like a sigh of relief for local Muslims. After a decade of delays, Muslims who had worshipped in mosques so cramped some were forced to pray in parking lots looked forward to sharing the massive building. They also welcomed the...

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Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_immigration.htm

On March 24, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation today joined numerous faith-based groups in urging President George W. Bush and elected leaders in congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with American...

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Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

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Britain Upholds School’s Ban on Jilbab

March 23, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50910FB3D540C708EDDAA0894DE404482

On March 23, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that a secondary school was within its rights to bar a female student from wearing a jilbab, a loose, ankle-length gown, instead of the regular school uniform. Overturning a lower court ruling in favor of the student, Shabina Begum, a five-...

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New Religious Activism Takes Country by Storm

March 23, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/22/AR2006032202305.html

On March 23, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "[A] loosely knit grass-roots movement that has sprung up across the kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] since January, when anger over cartoons of Muhammad sparked riots in Europe and several Muslim countries. The movement is made up of a diverse cross section of women, students,...

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Muslim Scholars Meet to Discuss Cartoon Controversy

March 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4838286.stm

On March 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "Some 300 Muslim scholars have begun meeting in Bahrain to discuss the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The conference follows a wave of demonstrations in which at least 50 people died in the wake of the images' publication in Denmark and elsewhere. The scholars are hoping to come up with a strategy to mobilise Muslims in defence of the Prophet...

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Muslims Gain Foothold in American Politics

March 23, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-03-23-american-muslims-cover_x.htm

On March 23, 2006 USA Today reported, "The 9/11 attacks have had a curious double-edged impact on the political emergence of American Muslims. They are up against more stereotyping and backlash, which they perceived recently in the furor over a Dubai company's thwarted plan to take over port operations in several U.S. cities. At the same time,...

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Film Project Focuses on Muslim College Experience in Milwaukee

March 23, 2006

Source: Marquette Tribune

http://www.marquettetribune.org/286169718801461.bsp

On March 23, 2006 the Marquette Tribune reported, "Milwaukee should get ready for its close-up — shooting for 'Generation Jazba,' an independent film about Muslim college students in Milwaukee, is tentatively scheduled to begin in May of 2007. Writer and director Brooke Maroldi and producer Allyson Bahr said they plan to show the movie at prominent independent film festivals including Tribeca...

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Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

March 23, 2006

Source: Athens News. Tim Pappa

On March 23, 2006 the Athens News reported, "Tim Pappa, 23, an Ohio University graduate student in the Southeast Asia Studies Department, is in Indonesia researching communication of progressive Islamic ideas among Islamic boarding school communities. He is filing a series of dispatches about his experiences for The NEWS. He writes, '[Marzuki] Rais [the Islam & Democracy program manager at Fahmina Institute, a Cirebon-based Muslim NGO that promotes inclusive, democratic environments through...

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Man Acquitted in Al-Arian Case Still Being Held

March 22, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/22/Tampabay/We_don_t_need_reason_.shtml

On March 22, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Government attorneys finally told Sameeh Hammoudeh, Tuesday, the main reason they're keeping him imprisoned: because they can. This explanation was their response to a lawsuit filed by Hammoudeh's lawyer, Stephen Bernstein, against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Homeland Security Secretary...

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