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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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Opinion: “Common Sense Prevails in Al-Arian Trial”

December 12, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/opinion/MGB8CZ5T3HE.html

On December 12, 2005 The Tampa Tribune ran an opinion piece by Parvez Ahmed, Chairman of the Board for the Council on American-Islamic Relations and an active researcher and teacher of Finance at the University of North Florida. "Former Attorney General John Ashcroft once hailed the arrest of Sami Al-Arian as 'a milestone in the war on terror.' Last week 12 ordinary Americans, none of whom shared the...

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Opinion: “Why American Muslims Haven’t Turned to Terrorism”

December 12, 2005

Source: Candide's Notebooks/The New Republic

http://www.pierretristam.com/library/EF1-1123.htm

On December 12, 2005 The New Republic ran an opinion piece by its associate editor, Spencer Ackerman. "The significance of the London bombing is impossible to overstate. Although debate still rages over the degree to which Al Qaeda's increasingly disassociated leadership orchestrated the attack, the fact remains that the broader jihadist movement was able to draw upon...

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