Islam

Muslims Upset Over "Freedom of Expression" Double Standards

March 15, 2006

Source: Egypt Today

http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6451

On March 15, 2006 Egypt Today reported, "If there is only one thing — and there may be just one thing — that all sides of the raging debate about Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) can agree upon, it is this: 'These are our values, and we will defend them'... [O]n one side, the West is calling for the respect of freedom of expression, and on the other Muslims are calling for...

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Muslims Denounce Attacks on UNC Campus

March 15, 2006

Source: News 14 Carolina

http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=115535

On March 15, 2006 News 14 Carolina reported, "The Muslim community spoke out Wednesday against Mohammad Taheri-azar, who claims he acted in the name of Islam when he drove into a group of students on the University of North Carolina campus earlier this month. Taheri-azar, a 22-year-old UNC graduate, is charged with nine counts of attempted first-...

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Ramadan Requests Temporary Permission to Enter U.S.

March 15, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--muslimscholar-vis0315mar15,0,5360333.story

On March 15, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim scholar suing the U.S. government over its refusal to give him a travel visa asked a court Wednesday to allow him to enter the country temporarily while the case is awaiting trial.

Tariq...

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South Continues to Struggle for Peace

March 15, 2006

Source: Asia Times Online

http://atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HC15Ae02.html

On March 15, 2006 the Asia Times Online reported, "Add Thailand's Muslim minority to the growing list of Thais who believe a change in government would likely be in their best interest. That's what many Thai Muslims in the country's conflict-ravaged southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala are hoping for - though few say so openly for fear of landing on a government enemies...

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Muslims Build Up the Neighborhood Around Mosque, Revitalizing Buffalo’s East Side

March 15, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060315/1069205.asp

On March 15, 2006 The Buffalo News reported, "A group of 45 people, mostly Muslim, is about to embark on one of the biggest revitalization projects the East Side has ever seen. For the last six months, these investors - many of them congregants of the Masjid Zakariya Mosque on Sobieski Street - individually approached the city about buying 59 parcels of vacant, city-owned lots and...

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"Divided We Fall" by Tracy Wells

March 15, 2006

Source: Furman Magazine

http://www.dwf-film.com/dwf.pdf

On March 15, 2006 Furman Magazine released an article written by Pluralism Project researcher Tracy Wells about her work as communications director for the film "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a documentary about hate crimes against Sikh, Muslim and Arab Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Tracy is a 2003 alumna of Furman University. She writes, "While at Furman, I realized the...

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South Park Muslims Abandon Plans for Cultural Center Due to Negative Responses

March 15, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06074/670440.stm

On March 15, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "After facing what it saw as anti-Muslim sentiment at a public hearing last week, a Turkish organization has dropped its plan to turn a vacant school in South Park into a cultural center... The group will withdraw its application for a permit to turn the old Broughton Elementary School into a facility where members of the Turkish community...

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Muslim Minorities Hold the Constitution Up Against Shari’ah at Malaysian Forum

March 14, 2006

Source: AsiaNews/SCMP

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=5635

On March 14, 2006 AsiaNews/SCMP reported, "A March 12 forum organised by 15 Muslim associations, human rights groups as well as the Malaysian Bar Council reiterated the need to valorise and uphold the current constitution against the encroachment by Sharia law in Malaysia. 'It’s time to take [the constitution] down from the shelf, dust it and use it on a daily basis. The federal constitution must be...

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Two New Vatican Stamps to Commemorate Religious Pluralism in Europe

March 14, 2006

Source: CWNews.com

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=42966

On March 14, 2006 CWNews.com reported, "The first series of stamps issued by the Vatican postal service will be introduced on March 16. The stamps commemorate the integration of cultures in Europe, the founders of the Jesuit order, and the Italian painter Andrea Mantegna. Two stamps will be dedicated to religious pluralism in Europe. One will display a church, a mosque, and a synagogue,...

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University of Maryland Hosts Nationwide Conference for Muslim Students

March 13, 2006

Source: Diamondback Online

http://www.diamondbackonline.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/03/13/4415583c276cf

On March 13, 2006 Diamondback Online reported, "Nearly 1,500 Muslim students from around the country flooded onto the campus this weekend to discuss proactive solutions to stereotypical images of Islam - a discussion that took on an even more important meaning after a recent poll by The Washington Post that found more Americans have a...

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US Officials Begin to Treat Indonesia as a Conduit to the Muslim World

March 13, 2006

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/332f0610-b2b7-11da-ab3e-0000779e2340.html

On March 13, 2006 the Financial Times reported, "Not so long ago, from Washington’s vantage point, Indonesia looked like a daunting second front in the war against terrorism. Even as frustrated US and other western officials warned of looming danger in the months before the October 2002 Bali bombings, Jakarta’s default position was to deny that al-Qaeda...

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Chief Rabbi of Rome Visits Mosque

March 13, 2006

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/693638.html

On March 13, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Rome's chief rabbi visited the main mosque in the Italian capital Monday - the city's first chief rabbi ever to do so in a move to increase dialogue between religions and offer the Jewish community's support to Muslims in Italy.

Riccardo Di Segni was met by Abdellah Redouane, secretary-general...

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