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Court Rejects Hindu Widow’s Claim to Husband’s Body, Saying He Converted to Islam

December 29, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/12/29/2003286489

On December 29, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An ethnic Indian Malaysian was buried with Islamic rites yesterday after his Hindu widow lost a court battle over his religious identity, in a sensational case that has the potential to blow into a racial firestorm. The High Court ruled in favor of the Islamic...

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Students Make T-Shirts Messengers of Religious Tolerance

December 29, 2005

Source: Islamic Society of North America/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=532

On December 29, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Some local high school kids spell tolerance like this: The 'T' is the cross of Christianity. The 'A' is the six-pointed Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. The 'C' is the crescent moon, a symbol of Islam. The kids, students at Lincoln’s Pius X High, had the word put onto 50 black T-...

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Kansas City Hosts Interfaith Peace Gathering

December 28, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/13500522.htm

On December 28, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "The Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery will host an interfaith peace gathering as part of the annual World Peace Celebration... Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting, prayer and meditation, Sufi dancing and a Muslim 'call to prayer' are part of the program, which aims to bring different cultures together. The Rev. Bob...

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Female Converts to Islam on the Rise, Some Counterrorism Officials Concerned

December 27, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1227/p01s04-woeu.html

On December 27, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ms. [Mary] Fallot is a recent convert to Islam. In the eyes of the police, that makes her potentially dangerous. The death of Muriel Degauque, a Belgian convert who blew herself up in a suicide attack on US troops in Iraq last month, has drawn fresh attention to the rising number of Islamic converts in Europe, most of...

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East Meadow Muslim Group Charges Bias in Building Controversy

December 26, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-limosq264565721dec26,0,3507970.story

On December 26, 2005 Newsday reported, "A Muslim group that was denied a variance to build a mosque on a busy East Meadow road is claiming anti-Muslim prejudice. The Hempstead Board of Appeals denied the application by the Long Island Muslim Society, on the grounds that a new mosque would compromise public safety on the already congested...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil Signifies Community Support of Muslims After Bombing

December 23, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051223/NEWS01/512230402

On December 23, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "They vowed to go about their daily lives and not let the bombs - detonated just 46 hours earlier - shatter their faith in God and their community.

Thursday evening, strangers of all ages and religions joined Muslims gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati in a show of unity among...

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Radioactivity Monitoring Confirmed, Angering Many Muslims

December 23, 2005

Source: Mezomorf News of the World/The New York Times

http://www.mezomorf.com/national/news-17984.html

On December 23, 2005 The New York Times reported, "The F.B.I. and the Energy Department have conducted thousands of searches for radioactive materials at private sites around the country in the last three years, government officials confirmed on Friday.

The existence of the search program was disclosed on Thursday by U.S. News...

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Religious Leaders Condemn Ohio Mosque Bombings

December 21, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051221/NEWS01/312210016

On December 21, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "More than two dozen religious leaders and public officials gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati Mosque this morning to condemn the Tuesday night bombing of the group’s buildings... Stanley Borgia, special agent in charge of the Cincinnati FBI office, said the investigation has not...

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Over 1,000 Attend MPAC’s Annual Convention

December 21, 2005

Source: MPAC

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=858

On December 21, 2005 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Over 1,000 people joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council in 'Examining Our Role in America' during its fifth annual convention on Saturday, December 17, which will be aired on C-SPAN in the coming days. During the national event, which drew attendees from as far as Buffalo, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Wichita and Washington, DC,...

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Update: ACLU to Appeal Qur'an Court Oath Case

December 19, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051216/NEWSREC0101/512160306/1001/NEWSREC0201

On December 19, 2005 the News-Record reported, "Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina said Thursday that they will appeal last week's ruling regarding courtroom oaths. The ACLU had filed a lawsuit on behalf of its roughly 8,000 members asking the court to clarify that...

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