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Imam Promotes Interfaith Harmony in Washington, D.C. and Abroad

December 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/17/AR2005121701008.html

On December 18, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "At a time when his adopted country is engaged in a struggle with terrorism driven by Islamic extremists, [Yahya] Hendi, senior imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick County, preaches interfaith understanding and calls on fellow Muslims to rescue their religion from...

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US Muslims Gather to Discuss Combating Terrorism, Two British Speakers Detained at Airport

December 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5487648,00.html

On December 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim leaders who gathered Saturday to discuss their role in combating extremism within the Islamic community complained that two scheduled speakers missed the event after being detained at Los Angeles International Airport. 'People are upset,' said Salam Al-Marayati of...

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Roxbury Mosque Project Stalls Amidst Rancor

December 18, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/18/praised_as_beacon_mosque_project_stalls_amid_rancor/

On December 18, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Boston's new Mosque and Cultural Center was meant to be a beacon of tolerance, a symbol of understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. Instead, the unfinished red-brick shell at Roxbury Crossing has become...

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Government Drops Plans to Shut Down Extremist Mosques

December 16, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1668779,00.html

On December 16, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Ministers yesterday dropped plans proposed by Tony Blair as part of his 12-point anti-terror plan in the wake of the July bombings to close mosques that are used to foment extremism after criticism from the police and religious leaders. The home secretary, Charles Clarke, proposed the police should have the power to secure a court...

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"Parzania" Film on Gujarat Riots Focuses on Connection Between Parsi Family and American Student

December 16, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://inhome.rediff.com/movies/2005/dec/16par.htm

On December 16, 2005 Rediff ran a review of a forthcoming film, "Parzania," on the 2002 Gujarat riots in India. The reviewer writes, "Based on a true story, Parzania revolves around a Parsi family in Ahmedabad... Allan Webbings (Corin Nemec) is a disillusioned American, comfortably late with his dissertation and not giving a damn about most things... Fascinated by an neighbour's Gandhian preachings (an old...

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Christian, Muslim and Jewish Leaders Teach Tolerance to High Schoolers

December 16, 2005

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051216/NEWS01/512160364/1006

On December 16, 2005 the Courier-Post reported, "A priest, a Muslim, a pastor and a rabbi walk into a high school auditorium. But this isn't the start of a joke. The Rev. James Maggart, a pastor at the Assumption parish in Atco, Muslim American Community Association Managing Director Zia Rahman, Rabbi Richard Levine of...

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Muslims in Glasgow Experience Continued Discrimination Post 9/11

December 16, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=2232

On December 16, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "A study to help to an incoming Inter Faith Liaison Officer in Glasgow City Council has revealed that the city’s Muslim community 'is perceived, by all faith groups surveyed, to be the group most under pressure' post September 11, 2001. The study commissioned by the Executive and Glasgow City Council showed, 'People wearing...

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Jews, Muslims Defend “Christian” Christmas

December 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/180/story_18045_1.html

On December 15, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The movement defending Christmas as a Christian holiday has attracted some unlikely allies: religiously observant Jews and Muslims. Their support bucks the assumption that religious minorities prefer a neutral approach to the season, desiring 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas' at...

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Muslim Chaplain at Yale Writes “Koran for Dummies” Book

December 15, 2005

Source: New Haven Advocate

http://newhavenadvocate.com/gbase/Lifestyle/content.html?oid=oid:137034

On December 15, 2005 the New Haven Advocate reported, "When it comes to religion, especially the widely misunderstood religion of Islam, many could benefit from an eraser to the head. Scholars have obliged recently, lobbing shots into the English-speaking world with books like... The Koran for Dummies, by Sohaib Sultan, the Islamic chaplain at...

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Update: US Muslims Ask Judge to Ban Border Searches Ahead of This Year’s Toronto Conference

December 15, 2005

Source: The Brandon Sun

Wire Service: AP

http://www.brandonsun.com/story.php?story_id=13524

On December 15, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A group of Muslim-Americans asked a federal judge Thursday to allow them to travel to a religious conference in Toronto later this month without being fingerprinted, photographed and held for hours at the border, like they were on the way home from last year's gathering. In a case that weighs...

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FBI Interrogates Muslim High School Student Over �PLO� Notebook Doodles

December 15, 2005

Source: KXTV10.com

http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14824

On December 15, 2005 KXTV10.com reported, "Area civil rights groups are angry after a Muslim Elk Grove high school student was taken out of class and questioned by FBI agents over three letters he scrawled on his binder two years ago.

Calvine High School student Munir Rashed, 16, said he was pulled out of class on September 27 and questioned by two men who identified themselves as FBI...

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