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Seattle Interfaith Group Raises Money for Pakistani Earthquake Victims

November 9, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/eastsidenews/2002612366_dinner09m.html

On November 9, 2005 The Seattle Times reported, "What began here four years ago as a modest idea � to understand different faiths a little better � has grown, gained momentum, and now faces an urgent mission: get help while there's still time to survivors of the Pakistani earthquake.

On Sunday, local Muslim, Christian and Jewish...

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Homeland Security Official Urges Muslims to Register Before Flying, Sparking Outrage

November 8, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051108/NEWS02/511080348/1018/NEWS02

On November 8, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Local Muslims yesterday reacted with sadness and outrage to a Department of Homeland Security official's recent urging that they and Arab-Americans register with the federal government before flying, to reduce the chance their names are flagged as security risks...

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Paris Riots Reflect Social, Not Religious, Grievances

November 8, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/paris-heat-not-from-muslims/2005/11/07/1131212007304.html?oneclick=true

On November 8, 2005 The Age reported, "The riots, described as France's worst since May 1968, have been linked to the threat of radical Islam. But both descriptions are misleading. The violent unrest is better compared to the riots that burnt down African-American ghettos across the United...

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Istanbul Forum Focuses on Interfaith Cooperation in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia

November 8, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2005/11/08/feature-01

On November 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Religious figures must promote peace and conciliation, not conflict, Christian, Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders said Monday (7 November) at the start of a three-day conference in Istanbul. The forum...

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Opinion: “We Are Each Other’s Business” by Eboo Patel

November 7, 2005

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4989625

On November 7, 2005 NPR ran an opinion piece by Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization fostering the international interfaith youth movement. "I am an American Muslim. I believe in pluralism. In the Holy Qur'an, God tells us, 'I created you into diverse nations and tribes that you may come to know one another.' I believe...

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Eid Festival of International Proportions Takes Place in Laramie

November 7, 2005

Source: Laramie Boomerang

http://www.laramieboomerang.com/news/more.asp?StoryID=104245

On November 7, 2005 the Laramie Boomerang reported, "Muslims from all over Wyoming came to the Islamic Center of Laramie to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Thursday... Laramie has the largest Muslim community in the state, primarily because students and professors from the University of Wyoming bolster the population. The dynamic means that there are dozens of cultural...

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Opinion: Immigration Policies Have Fostered Muslim Radicalism

November 7, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-1860457,00.html

On November 7, 2005 The Times ran an opinion piece by Charles Bremner, Paris correspondent for The Times, on the fallout after the riots in Clichy. Bremner writes, "The biggest explosion of street violence in France since the late 1960s has jolted the country into confronting its failure to include its seven million residents of Arab and African origin in the national mainstream...

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Monumental Hindu Temple Opens in New Delhi, Inaugurated by Muslim, Sikh

November 7, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-india07.html

On November 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, " India's Muslim president, Sikh prime minister and Hindu nationalist opposition leader joined Sunday to open one of the biggest Hindu temples of modern times, a $45 million pink sandstone shrine to religious tolerance. The Swaminarayan sect that built the temple -- the length of a...

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Opinion: “Religious Observances Should be Respected”

November 6, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/opinion/MGBT0HZJOFE.html

On November 6, 2005 The Tampa Tribune ran an opinion peice by Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the board for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "The Council on American- Islamic Relations, which has been at the forefront of the Muslim community's efforts to have Islamic religious holidays accommodated, is disappointed at the [Hillsborough County School Board's] decision to ban all religious holidays,...

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Opinion: War Against Radical Islam is a "War of Values," We Must Defend Our Values Strongly

November 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/11/06/a_war_of_values_not_religion/

On November 6, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby on the U.S.'s attitude toward Islam. Jacoby writes, "Of course, it goes without saying that most Muslims are not terrorists. Of course many people professing Islam are compassionate and generous. Of...

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With Regard to Politics, Muslims Torn Between Civil Rights and Social Issues

November 6, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-muslimprop2_06tex.ART.State.Edition2.d87eee4.html

On November 6, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "[In Arlington, Texas] at a festival celebrating the end of Ramadan, a few thousand Muslims were greeted last week by a bounce house, sandwich and hot tea stands and a sign proclaiming '1 Man + 1...

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