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Dialogue Series in Long Island Helps Muslims, Jews Find Common Ground

March 7, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liislm074653231mar07,0,366844.story

On March 7, 2006 Newsday reported, "Their discussions ranged from polygamy to women's lib, but, through it all, Muslims and Jews found they had much in common. The dialogue on 'Women and Islam' at Temple B'nai Sholom in Rockville Centre was the first in a recent Sunday night series that runs through April 2 and is designed by Rabbi Barry...

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Islamic School, Home Vandalized in New Orleans

March 7, 2006

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-13/114171480586020.xml

On March 7, 2006 The Times-Picayune reported, "Kenner police are investigating a pair of incidents of vandalism during the weekend that apparently targeted an Islamic school and the nearby home of a Pakistani man... At the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans on Maine Avenue, curse words were spray-painted on the wall and chewing gum was...

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200 People Join in Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk in Tucson, Offering Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

March 6, 2006

Source: Arizona Daily Star

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/118766

On March 6, 2006 the Arizona Daily Star reported, "As the conflict in the Middle East smolders, more than 200 Tucsonans on Sunday took a step toward cooperation between Jews and Muslims. The group walked from one house of worship to another, where they were joined by others in a celebration as part of the third annual Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk. The walkers made their way from the Islamic Center of Tucson... just west of...

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Stoughton Religious Communities Join Hands to Stand Down Hometown Vandalism

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/in_stoughton_they_join_hands_to_wash_out_hate/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "It was an urgent chore that brought together people of different faiths -- brushes and spray bottles in hand.

Standing shoulder to shoulder at the Striar Jewish Community Center, Dr. Saeed Shahzad, a local...

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Samiyah Diaz Offers a New Face for the Republican Party

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/gop_picks_a_fight/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "She is the daughter of immigrants. She is black and Hispanic. She is a single mother, and a Muslim. And, to the delight of the state party, Samiyah Diaz is also a Republican. The law student, who is collecting signatures to oppose state Senator Dianne Wilkerson, the Roxbury...

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Progressive Muslims Offer Their Opinions About the Cartoon Controversy

March 6, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0306/p04s01-woeu.html?s=hns

On March 6, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As protests against the Danish cartoons fade, Europe's moderate Muslims are facing difficult choices about their faith, identity, and values...

During a month of flag-burning protests in Europe against cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, the voices of Islamic radicals were the loudest. As the flames die...

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Metro Detroit Jews and Muslims Increasingly Choosing Religious Schools for Children

March 6, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060306/SCHOOLS/603060312/1026

On March 6, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "The Makki-Hammoud family [whose daughter Hannah attends the private Muslim American Youth Academy] represents a growing trend across Metro Detroit. Jews and Muslims are increasingly eschewing public education for private schools that will steep their children in the traditions of their...

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Muslim Woman Sues Des Moines Convenience Store Over Religious Discrimination

March 6, 2006

Source: Des Moines Register

Wire Service: AP

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060306/NEWS01/60306011/1001

On March 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim woman who claims she was denied employment after she refused to remove a head scarf worn for religious reasons is accusing a Des Moines convenience store chain of violating her religious rights. In the lawsuit, Aaliyah...

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Islamic Society of Annapolis to Develop Learning Center, High School

March 5, 2006

Source: The Capital

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2006/03_05-35/TOP

On March 5, 2006 The Capital reported, "In the four-and-a-half years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, members of the Islamic Society of Annapolis have dreamed of being able to teach non-Muslims about their faith. But based in a cramped building along Forest Drive, the group of about 200 didn't have the facility to bring their message about Islam as a faith of peace and...

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Muslim Women Call for Interfaith Dialogue in Myrtle Beach

March 5, 2006

Source: The Sun News

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/14022546.htm

On March 5, 2006 The Sun News reported, "Muslim women on the Grand Strand want to connect with women of all faiths to build acceptance and shed stereotypes. The women held the first Islamic Sisters Halaqa, or Circle, on Saturday - an invitation for all to join together to talk and pray - and discussed the fear that some have toward them because of their religion and...

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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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South Shore Interfaith Group Explores Cartoon Controversy

March 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/05/distress_over_cartoons_aftermath_interfaith_group_critiques_media/

On March 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Members of a South Shore interfaith discussion group representing the three 'Abrahamic' religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- are grappling on the local level with the international controversy over...

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European Muslim Women Meet in Brussels

March 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-03/04/article06.shtml

On March 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Holding a maiden meeting in the Belgian capital Brussels on Saturday, March 4, more than 90 European Muslim woman activists are seeking to wash away Western misconceptions about the role of women in Islam and the prestigious status they enjoy under the Muslim faith. 'The forum is an ample opportunity to project the true...

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