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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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Association of Military Chaplains Opposes Order Guaranteeing Rights to Use Jesus' Name

March 30, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/29/AR2006032902207.html

On March 30, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "An association that represents more than 70 percent of the chaplains in the U.S. military, including many evangelical Christians, is opposing a demand by conservatives in Congress for a presidential order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. The...

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After Bombings, Christians, Muslims and Others Hold Peace Programs

March 30, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/news_read.asp?nid=1375

On March 30, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Christians, Muslims and others have organized programs to preserve peace in Varanasi, Hinduism's holiest city, which was recently wracked by bomb blasts. On March 26, the Church of North India (CNI) conducted a prayer service for the blast victims while a Muslim organization organized a seminar on terrorism. Two explosions on March 7...

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Italy Grants Asylum to Afghani Christian Convert

March 29, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18843_1.html

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Italy granted asylum Wednesday to an Afghan man who faced the death penalty and threats for converting from Islam to Christianity, and Italian premier said the man had arrived in Italy earlier in the day. Abdul Rahman was in the care of Italy's Interior Ministry, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said. 'He...

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"Muslim Women Raise Voices Worldwide" by Raheel Raza

March 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/03/by_raheel_raza.php#more

On March 29, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, author of 'Their Jihad..Not my Jihad' and Interfaith director for The Muslim Canadian Congress, on growing Muslim women's leadership. Raza writes, "During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to...

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Muslim Woman Wins Religious Discrimination Case Against School

March 29, 2006

Source: Morocco Times

http://www.moroccotimes.com/News/article.asp?id=13786

On March 29, 2006 the Morocco Times reported, "A Muslim woman who refuses to shake men's hands for religious reasons cannot be barred from a Dutch teacher-training programme, said the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission. The commission found Monday that the Regional Education Centre in the city of Utrecht illegally 'discriminated, indirectly, on the basis of religion,' when it rejected Fatima...

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Islamic Society of North America's Leader to Head Up New Interfaith Office in Washington

March 29, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060329/NEWS01/60329025/1006/NEWS01

On March 29, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "The leader of a Plainfield-based Muslim organization with a national profile is moving to Washington to head an effort to improve interfaith cooperation and educate government officials about Muslim issues. Sayyid Syeed will give up his post as secretary general of...

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Arab-Americans Meet with Jersey Governor to Discuss “Political Lynching” of Candidate

March 29, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--arabcandidate-ter0329mar29,0,3022807.story

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arab-American leaders told Gov. Corzine that the dumping of a Lebanese-born candidate for a county office because of comments he made about terrorism amounted to 'political lynching,' and asked the governor...

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New York Civil Liberties Union Files Lawsuit Against Coast Guard Over Religious Headgear Policies

March 28, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--religiousdiscrimi0328mar28,0,5281039.story

On March 28, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The U.S. Coast Guard is accused in a lawsuit of discriminating by requiring anyone seeking a merchant marine license to submit photographs showing no religious head coverings. The lawsuit, brought Tuesday by...

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Minnesotan Muslim Woman Gives Voice to Islamic Center

March 28, 2006

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/10031/story/336754.html

On March 28, 2006 the Star Tribune reported, "[Sumbal] Mahmud, 28, is the public face of the Islamic Center of Minnesota... In 2003, Mahmud was elected to a three-year term as communications director for the Islamic Center. It's not an easy job. Questions pour in, always urgent, sometimes loaded, often downright ignorant. Mahmud answers them all, even the anonymous ones that flood in after any event...

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Political Islam on the Decline

March 28, 2006

Source: Asia Times

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HC28Ae03.html

On March 28, 2006 Asia Times ran an opinion piece by Andrew Steele, managing editor of the Van Zorge Report on Indonesia. Steele writes, "Islam maintains a more visible place in secular Indonesia than it has in years. New mosques are popping up everywhere, while more and more women wear jilbabs, or Islamic headscarves, than before. That rising tide of Islamic expression in daily life,...

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ADL: In Aftermath of Cartoon Controversy, Demonization of Jews in Arab/Muslim Newspapers Increased

March 28, 2006

Source: TMCnet

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/03/28/1512035.htm

On March 28, 2006 TMCnet reported, "In the weeks during and after the eruption of violent protests across the Muslim world in reaction to caricatures of the prophet Mohammed, the demonization of Jews in the Muslim and Arab press reached a fever pitch, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In the latest in its series of periodic reports on anti- Semitism in the Arab and...

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