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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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Government Launches Controversial "Immigration Quiz"

March 12, 2006

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2763-2081496,00.html

On March 12, 2006 The Sunday Times reported, "Two men kissing in a park and a topless woman bather are featured in a film that will be shown to would-be immigrants to the Netherlands. The reactions of applicants — including Muslims — will be examined to see whether they are able to accept the country’s liberal attitudes. From this Wednesday, the DVD — which also...

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"The Crime of Being a Muslim Charity" by Laila Al-Marayati and Basil Abdelkarim

March 12, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/10/AR2006031001859.html

On March 12, 2006 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Laila al-Marayati and Basil Abdelkarim, both physicians and board members of KinderUSA, a Muslim American nonprofit humanitarian organization. Al-Marayati and Abdelkarim write, "The Treasury Department is playing target practice with American Muslim charities. On...

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Museum Exhibition in Manchester Highlights Islamic Inventions

March 10, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,1728032,00.html

On March 10, 2006 The Guardian reported, "The Islamic civilisation, according to the curators of a national exhibition that opened this week, has made an enormous but largely neglected contribution to the way we live in the west. The project, 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage of Our World, supported by the Home Office and the Department for Trade and Industry...

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School to be Converted into an Islamic Center in South Park Township

March 10, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06069/668129.stm

On March 10, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "South Park Township officials last night heard from opponents and supporters of a plan to turn the vacant Broughton Elementary School into an Islamic center. Resident Brian Murray, who was among about 40 people who attended a hearing on the plans, told township supervisors he was against the plan... He said he believes that the Western...

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