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University of Nevada-Las Vegas Holds Interfaith Barbeque

January 30, 2006

Source: The Rebel Yell

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=8697

On January 30, 2006 The Rebel Yell reported, "About 50 people gathered at the Newman Center [at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas] Thursday to eat barbequed food and interact with UNLV students of different backgrounds and faiths... For some, it was their first time visiting the Newman Center. Most were members, but others had heard about the event from friends. Some attendees were small children,...

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Letter: "Honourable Fellow Citizens of the Muslim World"

January 30, 2006

Source: Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

http://www.jp.dk/meninger/artikel:aid=3527646/

On January 30, 2006 Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten ran a letter from the paper's editor in response to the controversy generated over this paper's publication of a series of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in September 2005. Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste writes, "Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten is a strong proponent of democracy and freedom of religion. The newspaper respects the right of any...

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Danish Company Makes a Plea to End Boycott of Danish Goods Following Cartoon Row

January 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4656664.stm

On January 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Danish company Arla has placed advertisements in Middle Eastern newspapers to try to stop a boycott of Danish produce in Muslim countries. The firm is responding to anger about a series of caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper. A spokesman said Arla was facing consumer pressure to dissociate itself from the cartoons. The paper...

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Interfaith Rally Condemns Hate Crime Against North Austin Mosque

January 27, 2006

Source: kvue.com

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/stories/012706kvueinterfaithrally-cb.441f183e.html

On January 27, 2006 kvue.com reported, "In a show of solidarity, members of various religious groups gathered at an Islamic center in Northwest Austin Thursday night to condemn the actions of those who vandalized the property last weekend. Many who saw the defacement say it was a hate crime. The rally was organized by Austin-area inter-...

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Utah Muslims Miss the Punch Line in Albert Brooks’ New Movie

January 27, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_3446030

On January 27, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Albert Brooks' film ['Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World'] fails to impress a group of Utah Muslims, who feel it falls back on easy stereotypes and misses an opportunity to convey an important message. They walked into the theater with high hopes -- hankering for laughs and, even more, for a film that would promote Muslim understanding. What they found...

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Vatican Considers Establishing a "Trialogue" to Include Muslims

January 27, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3617171.html

On January 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican is exploring whether to expand its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to include Muslims, although talks are at a very initial stage, a Vatican official said Friday. Monsignor Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue, made the comments after...

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First Muslim Woman Graduates from Prince William Police Academy

January 26, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/25/AR2006012500055.html

On January 26, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The latest graduates of the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy are its most diverse. Almost half speak a second language. One can build a computer from scratch. Another can organize a museum exhibition. One is a former all-conference basketball player. Another is...

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Hawaiian Legislature United in Diverse Prayers

January 26, 2006

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2002/01/26/features/story1.html

On January 26, 2006 the Star Bulletin reported, "Members of the state house of representatives [in Hawaii] heard an opening-session speaker urge that they 'not be tempted by the lust for power or personal gain.' Leimomi Mookini Lum also called for their 'will to persevere against the onslaught of special-interest groups'... Those words didn't come in testimony from critics or lobbyists,...

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ACLU Files Suit Against Patriot Act Clause on Behalf of Ramadan, Academic Organizations

January 26, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/26/national/26suit.html?_r=2

On January 26, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Citing the case of a prominent Muslim scholar barred from the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to strike down a clause of the USA Patriot Act that bars foreigners who endorse terrorism from entering this country. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan...

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Guest Professor from Malaysia Teaches About Islam, Media at Ithaca College

January 26, 2006

Source: The Ithacan

http://www.ithaca.edu/ithacan/articles/0601/26/news/7guest_pro.htm

On January 26, 2006 The Ithacan reported, "Ithaca College is one of 33 colleges and universities in the country to host a specialist this semester through a government program intended to promote understanding of the Muslim world. Mohammed Zin Nordin, an associate professor and dean of the School of Communication at the University Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia,...

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ALCU Sues Government to Allow Muslim Scholar to Enter U.S

January 25, 2006

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1539722

On January 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The ACLU sued the federal government Wednesday for blocking a Muslim scholar from entering the United States, arguing that the government should not use anti-terrorism laws as 'instruments of censorship.' The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in U.S. District Court sought to open the way for...

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Muslim American Society Leader Speaks at World Economic Forum

January 25, 2006

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=59785

On January 25, 2006 a U.S. Newswire press release reported, "Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation Executive Director Mahdi Bray arrived Jan. 24 in Davos, Switzerland, as an invited speaker to the World Economic Forum. The Forum, which hosts world leaders, academicians, activists and economists, focuses on measures to redress balance in the global economy. MAS Freedom will join...

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Authorities Crackdown on Serving Pork Soup to Homeless Population on Religious Grounds

January 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4644766.stm

On January 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "Charity groups with far-right links serving pork soup to homeless people face a crackdown by French officials. Protesters have accused the groups of deliberate discrimination against Jews and Muslims, who do not eat the meat.

Strasbourg officials have banned the hand-outs and police in Paris have closed soup kitchens in an effort to avert racial...

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