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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According to Birender Anand, a University sophomore], the biggest Sikh celebration commemorates the birth of the last guru. For this celebration, many Sikhs...

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Over 20,000 Muslims Attend Peace Rally in London

December 5, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-1904949,00.html

On December 5, 2005 The Times reported, "More than 20,000 British Muslims gathered yesterday at a conference in London, the largest meeting of its kind to be held in Europe. Ken Livingstone, Michael Mansfield, QC, and the former Pakistan cricketers Saeed Anwar and Imran Khan were among the speakers promoting 'global peace and unity'. Tariq Suwaidan, a Muslim scholar from Kuwait,...

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Muslim Youth Develop Strategy to Address Radicalism

December 4, 2005

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200512/s1522979.htm

On December 4, 2005 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, "Young Muslim leaders have forged a plan for improving relations with the wider Australian community. The leaders devised a strategy to tackle radicalism and the alienation of Islamic youth at the inaugural national Islamic youth summit in Sydney yesterday. The 66 young Muslim leaders involved...

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Muslims Angered by Government Plans That Could Close Suspected Mosques

December 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4496580.stm

On December 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Government plans that could see the closure of mosques suspected of inciting extremism have been attacked by Muslim leaders. Sir Iqbal Sacranie said the move would 'criminalise an entire community for the criminality carried out by a few'. The Muslim Council of Britain secretary general made his comments in a speech to an east London conference focusing on the role of...

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Complaints Filed by Muslim Women Over Head-Scarf at New Jersey DMV

December 4, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--muslims-motorvehi1204dec04,0,5317760.story

On December 4, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Despite a policy that allows motorists to wear religious head coverings in their driver license photos, some Muslim women complain that workers at the state motor vehicle commission continue to require...

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Teenagers Form Muslim Club at Mission Hills High School

December 4, 2005

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/12/05/news/inland/12405193032.txt

On December 4, 2005 the North County Times reported, "There is one day that will always stand out in the mind of Mission Hills High School senior Dina Hamideh - the day she decided to publicly display her faith at school. On April 4 of this year, Hamideh showed up for class for the first time wearing a 'hijab,' a head scarf that represented her Muslim...

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Religious Meals Still Served at Passiac County Jail

December 3, 2005

Source: NewJersey.com/Herald News

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTcmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY4Mjk1NjMmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On December 3, 2005 the Herald News reported, "Religious meals have continued to be served to inmates at the Passaic County Jail, despite an internal memo in October that they would cease, an official said Friday.
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Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores Attacked in Oakland

December 1, 2005

Source: altmuslim.com

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=P1602_0_24_0

On December 1, 2005 altmuslim.com reported, "The issue of liquor stores in poor African-American neighborhoods such as those in Oakland, California has long been an issue of contention with urban activists. Seen by many as magnets for criminal behavior and contributing to alcohol abuse among the poor, liquor stores were one of the first targets in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. It gets even more...

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Crescent Design Removed from Pennsylvania 9/11 Memorial

December 1, 2005

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10265911/

On December 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing a crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced Wednesday. The new design for the memorial, to be built on the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 crash near Shanksville features most of...

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