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Muslims Distance Themselves from Efforts to Curb Religious Intolerance

January 11, 2006

Source: The Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.bppmw.com/article.asp?ArticleID=676

On January 11, 2006 The Daily Times reported, "Moselms from the Northern Region have distanced themselves from recent efforts by the Public Affairs Committee (Pac) aimed at curbing religious intolerance in the country, saying they were not consulted. The religious community comprising all major religious groups in the country met in February last year under the umbrella of Pac to...

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Muslim Religious Obligations Provide Learning Moments for Huntsville Residents

January 11, 2006

Source: The Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1136974670135750.xml&coll=1

On January 11, 2006 The Huntsville Times reported, "More than 100... homeless clients enjoyed lunches brought to First Stop [a day center for the homeless in Huntsville] Tuesday by members of Masjid Tauhid, a predominantly black mosque; the Huntsville Islamic Center, a predominantly Sunni Muslim mosque; and the Alabama...

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Muslim Council of Britain Leader Facing Investigation After Anti-Gay Remarks

January 11, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060111mcbgay.shtml

On January 11, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "Sir Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, is facing an investigation by police under the Public Order Act following a complaint about comments he made on the radio concerning lesbian and gay people, reports the BBC.

In an interview on Radio 4's PM Programme on 3 January...

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Muslim Parents Protest School Testing on Eid-al Adha

January 10, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--schooltests-musli0110jan10,0,4049610.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On January 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim parents and a city councilman criticized the city and state education departments for beginning testing of the state's elementary schoolchildren on...

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Muslim Studies Program Begins at Michigan State University

January 10, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060110/NEWS06/601100346/1001/news

On January 10, 2006 the Lansing State Journal reported, "There is no shortage of misconceptions about the Muslim world. 'In the minds of many people, Islam has become synonymous with terrorism, with fundamentalism, with extremism,' said Mohammed Ayoob, a professor of international relations at Michigan State University's James...

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President Offers Celebratory Message on Eid al-Adha

January 9, 2006

Source: Office of the Press Secretary at the White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/01/20060109-5.html

On January 9, 2006 the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House issued the following statement from President George Bush, "I send greetings to Muslims around the world as you celebrate Eid al-Adha. When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Abraham placed his faith in God above all else. During Eid al-Adha, Muslims celebrate...

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Muslims Clash Over Stores Selling Liquor in Oakland

January 9, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060109/ap_on_re_us/stores_trashed

On January 9, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Dressed in bow ties and dark suits, nearly a dozen men carrying metal pipes entered a corner store, shattered refrigerator cases and smashed bottles of liquor, wine and beer, terrifying the clerk but stealing nothing. The just wanted to leave a message: Stop selling alcohol to...

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Muslim Inmate Says Jail Served Him Pork

January 9, 2006

Source: www.NBC4I.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nbc4i.com/news/5952989/detail.html

On January 9, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A northern Ohio jail said it has addressed the complaints of an inmate who claimed his religious rights were being violated. Joe Freeman said the Crawford County Jail in Bucyrus constantly served him hot dogs, bologna and other foods made from pork, which he is prohibited from eating as a Muslim. He complained...

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Anti-Muslim Posters Removed from Melbourne Tram Stops

January 9, 2006

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17776331%255E29277,00.html

On January 9, 2006 The Australian reported, "Posters warning Muslims and ethnic minorities against using public transport have been stripped from Melbourne tram stops. The posters were erected across city tram stops as part of a public art campaign and parody Metlink's fare evasion campaign. They were removed earlier...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Gay Muslims Live With Challenging Religious and Cultural Expectations

January 7, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1974216,00.html

On January 7, 2006 The Times reported, "In the week that Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Britain’s most senior Muslim figure, described homosexuality as a harmful, immoral vehicle for spreading disease, the internet remains the only place where many gay or bisexual Muslims can truly be themselves.

Sir Iqbal is regarded as a moderate and his comments were the latest in a long line of...

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Birmingham Mosque Set on Fire

January 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/4590406.stm

On January 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "A mosque has been burgled and then deliberately set on fire. Emergency crews were called to Birmingham Central Mosque in the early hours of Saturday after smoke was seen billowing from the building.

The mosque, in the Highgate area of the city, was empty at the time and no one has been injured.

Damage to the...

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