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Masjid Al-Islam Works to Transform Oakland Neighborhood through Outreach, Food

February 27, 2006

Source: Alameda Times-Star

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_3551515

On February 27, 2006 the Alameda Times-Star reported, "Every Friday, Ibrahim Talib and his brothers in faith look for a new street corner where they will give out free popcorn and cotton candy. Their East Oakland neighborhood might be marred by drugs and violence, but the popcorn stand is a streak of optimism in an otherwise bleak neighborhood, they say... For nearly two...

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At Brown University, a Muslim Chaplain to Build Sense of Community

February 27, 2006

Source: Eyewitness News TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.eyewitnessnewstv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4553586

On February 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. Many universities have Muslim chaplains, but Ahmed is among just a handful that are paid, said Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain at Brown...

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Islamic Center of Tacoma Hosts Open House to Educate, Engage Neighbors In Wake of Cartoon Crisis

February 27, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5553674p-4998943c.html

On February 27, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The University Place mosque held an open house Sunday to show non-Muslims the sanctuary, and answer questions about their religion – with a special focus on the prophet Muhammad and the recent controversy regarding some newspapers’ decision to publish editorial cartoons depicting him.

'We...

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Update: PM Criticized for Comments About Stripping Some Muslims of Citizenship

February 27, 2006

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/pm-under-fire-for-muslim-comments/2006/02/27/1140999492128.html

On February 27, 2006 the Australian Associated Press reported, "Prime Minister John Howard's comments about Islamic extremism have come under fire at the first meeting of his hand-picked Muslim advisory committee. Committee members warned parliamentary secretary Andrew Robb that...

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Brookings Institution Hosts 4th Annual US-Islamic World Forum

February 27, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=877

On February 27, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "The Brookings Institution, a major think tank based in Washington, DC, embarked on a major initiative for global dialogue earlier this month by assembling government officials, political activists and leading thinkers in the political, religious, science, and cultural arenas during its...

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Hong Kong's Quiet Muslim Community Convenes Second Protest Against Cartoons

February 26, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060226/ts_nm/religion_cartoons_hongkong_dc%3b_ylt=AuADvtATC95xeSasAG1tsHpZ.3QA%3b_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

On February 26, 2006 Reuters reported, "Shouting slogans and waving banners, more than 1,000 Muslims in Hong Kong mounted a protest on Sunday to denounce...

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Tariq Ramadan: Impact of Cartoons May Create Deeper Fracture than 9/11

February 26, 2006

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/54282

On February 26, 2006 the Sunday Herald reported, "One of Europe’s most high- profile Muslim scholars has warned that the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muham med could have a greater long-term impact on global stability than 9/11. Professor Tariq Ramadan, who sat on the Muslim task force chaired by Tony Blair after the July 7 London bombings last year, said the fear generated by the cartoons had uncovered 'problems that need...

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University of California Irvine Republicans Plan Exhibit of Cartoons, and Panel

February 25, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-cartoon25feb25,1,2771260.story

On February 25, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Plans by a Republican student group at UC Irvine to showcase the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that led to violent protests around the world are drawing condemnation from Muslim groups and university officials. The caricatures will be part of a panel...

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Seattle Muslims, Shi'i and Sunni, Respond to Sectarian Violence in Iraq with Prayers for Unity

February 25, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/260864_prayer25.html

On February 25, 2006 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "About 80 Muslims of different sects gathered for prayer and a sermon Friday in Seattle, responding to sectarian violence in Iraq with a call for common worship. Muslims in Washington, like those in the rest of the world, are predominantly Sunni and generally worship in mosques separate from Shiite Muslims. But...

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Rose Hamid, a Flight Attendant and a Muslim Leader

February 25, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/13958809.htm

On February 25, 2006 the Charlotte Observer ran a feature article on Rose Hamid, a Muslim woman who is a flight attendant for US Airways. "It took some time for US Airways to allow Hamid, 46, to fly while wearing the hijab. She began working as a flight attendant with Piedmont Airlines in 1985. But that was a decade before her faith stirred her to begin wearing a hijab in public. When she...

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Ongoing Religious Riots Plague Country

February 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4749534.stm

On February 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "Violence is continuing across Nigeria where religious riots have claimed more than 100 lives this week. A number of deaths were reported and churches and shops burned on Friday in the towns of Kontagora and Potiskum in the north and Enugu in the south-east. Some 10,000 people are still sheltering in barracks in the south-east town of Onitsha after violence...

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Finance Minister Suggests Stripping Muslims of their Citizenship if They Do Not Uphold Australian Values

February 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4746106.stm

On February 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "A senior member of Australia's government has suggested Muslims who do not uphold the country's values should be stripped of their citizenship. Remarks by Finance Minister Peter Costello, at a conference in Sydney, have sparked anger among leaders of Australia's Islamic community. They have insisted his comments were divisive and inflammatory. Mr...

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Hindu Group Offers Reward for Killing Artist Who Draws Obscene Hindu Deities

February 24, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060224-023529-6738r

On February 24, 2006 United Press International reported, "An Indian Hindu group is offering a reward to anyone who beheads artist M.F. Hussain, who likes to produce obscene paintings of Hindu deities. The Hindu Personal Law Board said Hussain is as guilty of demeaning Hindu deities as a Danish cartoonist was when he drew cartoons portraying the...

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