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Chicago Based Institutions to Co-Host Interfaith Gathering

November 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/education/988/section/chicago-based.institutions.work.toward.interfaith.relations/1.htm

On November 6, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "At the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Augustana Chapel, Nov. 10-11... attendants of the Chicago Interfaith Gathering Symposium hope to explore and build toward solutions to this question: [...

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Institute Studies Arab-Police Relations in Yonkers

November 5, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051105/NEWS02/511050379/1018

On November 5, 2005 The Journal News reported, "There are six police officers of Arab descent in Yonkers, who help with Arabic translation in addition to their day-to-day patrolling duties. Police also deal daily with Arab doctors, nurses and other emergency workers in their line of work. That kind of side-by-side work...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Cartoon Portraying Police at a Mosque Offends Many

November 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4406702.stm

On November 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "A chief constable has condemned the portrayal of Muslims in a police magazine cartoon, describing it as offensive and sacrilegious. The Police Federation magazine cartoon shows officers taking their shoes off outside a mosque, as a bearded man escapes clutching bags of explosives. Bedfordshire's chief constable Gillian Parker has written...

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US Muslims Forgo Typical Eid Gifts in Favor of Earthquake Aid

November 4, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3435069

On November 4, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Any other year, Dr. Kashif Ansari would be celebrating Eid al-Fitr with a gathering of friends and family. He would be decked out in a new suit for an elaborate feast and the exchange of gifts, traditions of the Muslim holiday.

Not this year.

With the start of Eid today, Ansari will observe the...

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Muslim Graves Desecrated in Birmingham

November 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/4406760.stm

On November 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Dozens of Muslim grave stones have been smashed and pushed over in a cemetery in Handsworth in Birmingham. The desecration was discovered on Friday by relatives visiting the Muslim part of the cemetery.

Leaflets were scattered, with insults against Muslims which were attributable to 'Black Nation'.

Last month, riots...

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Update: ACLU Investigation Into New Mexico State to Include Prayer Allegations

November 3, 2005

Source: ESPN

Wire Service: AP

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2212630

On November 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a law firm hired to look into allegations of religious discrimination by the Aggie football program to also investigate an allegation that players were required to recite the Lord's Prayer at practice this week. The ACLU New Mexico filed a grievance Oct. 25...

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Riots Outside Paris Continue Over Deaths of Two Muslim Teenagers

November 3, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=2907

On November 3, 2005 the Muslim American Society reported, "The violence which has plagued a largely-immigrant Paris suburb for almost a week spread to several other departments bordering the French capital overnight, with many cars set ablaze, French authorities said. The epicenter of the trouble, which first erupted last Thursday following the electrocution deaths of two African Muslim teenagers, has been the...

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Number of Muslims in US Unknown and Growing

November 3, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

h ttp://w ww.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/13067012.htm

On November 3, 2005 The Miami Herald ran a feature article by staff writer, Donna Gehrke-White, who chronicles inconsistencies between the reported numbers of Muslims in America. "As I researched my book, The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America... I found the Muslimah, as Muslim women are called, from coast to coast... Their numbers keep growing. Yet, we do not know exactly how many Muslims...

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Conclusion Reached in Lodi Mosque Case

November 2, 2005

Source: Tracy Press / San Joaquin News Service

http://www.tracypress.com/local/2005-11-02-lodi.php

On November 2, 2005 the San Joaquin News Service reported, "A San Joaquin County judge has ruled to leave the Lodi Muslim Mosque in the hands of its current leaders, ending a months-long lawsuit between two groups vying for control of the city’s only mosque.

Meanwhile, a separate lawsuit filed by the mosque against Farooqia Islamic Center for the return of...

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Disaffected Muslim Youth Struggle to Find Employment

November 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4399748.stm

On November 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "Days of rioting in the bleaker suburbs of Paris have highlighted discontent among many French youths of North African origin. As part of a series on French Muslims, the BBC News website's Henri Astier looks at the issue of discrimination, a leading source of frustration in France's unemployment-riddled ghettos: Sadek recently quit his job delivering groceries...

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