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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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Churches Become Targets in Sydney's Race Riots

December 15, 2005

Source: CNSNews.com

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=%5CForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200512%5CFOR20051215b.htmlq

On December 15, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "As police in Sydney brace for the possibility of more street brawls this weekend, Christian symbols have become a new target following last Sunday's clashes between white Australians and ethnic Arab gangs.

Four such attacks were reported in...

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Hillsborough Charter School OKs Muslim Holiday

December 15, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/MGB7N5XJ8HE.html

On December 15, 2005 The Tampa Tribune reported, "Terrace Community School has become the first public school in Hillsborough County to give students a day off for the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. During their monthly meeting Wednesday, board members for the charter school approved the 2006-07 school calendar, which includes a day off for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. About 5 percent of the school's 352...

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Opinion: “Pluralism Has Long Been an Important American Tradition”

December 14, 2005

Source: Sun-Herald.com

http://www.sun-herald.com/NewsArchive2/121405/op1.htm

On December 14, 2005 the Sun-Herald.com reported, "More than a month has passed since the Hillsborough County school board reversed itself and reinstated Yom Kipper, Good Friday, and the Monday after Easter as official school holidays. The conflict began when a Muslim American, Ahmed Bedier, born in Egypt, decided to politely ask Hillsborough school officials to add some Muslim holidays to...

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Anti-Terrorism Billboard Campaign Offends Arabs in North Carolina

December 13, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-12-13-billboard-outrage_x.htm

On December 13, 2005 USA Today reported, "An anti-terrorism campaign by a group that wants tighter restrictions on driver's licenses has angered Arab-Americans who say that an image on a planned billboard — an Arab man holding both a grenade and a license — is racist. The billboard is the work of the New York-based Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, which...

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Editorial: “Muslims: From Unseen to Highly Visible”

December 12, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2002678353_islameddem12.html

On December 12, 2005 The Seattle Times reported, "For decades the small number of Muslims in our country moved quietly through the daily routines of American life — the women grocery shopping, shuttling kids, many hidden behind their veils; the men working, studying, reaching like other immigrants for better lives. Then came...

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Shelter Hosted by Mosque Eases Stereotypes

December 12, 2005

Source: IBN News

http://news.ibn.net/newsframe.asp?url=http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=msst

On December 12, 2005 IBN News reported, "For the past few days, homeless mother Galadrial Neece-Estrada and her family have been sleeping someplace they would never have imagined - at a southeast Las Vegas mosque. Neece-Estrada, her boyfriend and their two sons... are spending a week at the mosque as guests of the Islamic Society of Nevada. 'I've...

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Muslim Women Stereotyped by Extremes

December 12, 2005

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10315096/site/newsweek/

On December 12, 2005 Newsweek reported, "The West's exposure to Muslim women is largely based on Islam's most extreme cases of oppression: Taliban-dominated Afghanistan, Wahhabi-ruled Saudi Arabia and postrevolutionary Iran. Under those regimes, women were and are ordered to cover. Many Afghan women are forbidden to attend school, and no Saudi woman is allowed to drive. Yet despite the spread of...

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