Islam

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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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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