Islam

Ambassadors of Muslim Countries Complain to Dutch Prime Minister About Muhammad Cartoon

October 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4361260.stm

On October 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "The ambassadors of 10 Muslim countries have complained to the Danish prime minister about a major newspaper's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. A letter from the ambassadors said the cartoons published in Jyllands-Posten last month showed the Prophet as a stereotypical fundamentalist. Pictorial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad are forbidden in Islam. A Danish...

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Muslim Cultural Presentation to Elementary School Children Angers Parents

October 20, 2005

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2005/10/20/news/porter_county/22dab5b9b4a016ed862570a000095404.txt

On October 20, 2005 The Northwest Indiana Times reported, "A presentation about Muslim culture last month to students at Porter Lakes Elementary School upset parents and sparked an argument about the role of religion in public schools. On Sept. 30, a second-grade class and the...

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Passaic County Jail Ends Halal, Kosher Meals

October 19, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / The Record

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/177/story_17739_1.html

On October 19, 2005 The Record reported, "The Passaic County Jail has stopped serving halal and kosher meals to inmates, breaching federal immigration detention regulations.

An internal jail memo dated Monday stated, 'As of 10/17/05 there will be no more kosher meals. The religious diet tray will be a vegetarian diet tray.' Four inmates, all federal immigration detainees,...

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"Coffee Conversations" Bring Together Muslims, Christians, Baha'is, Buddhists and Jews in Charlotte

October 19, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/mecklenburg/12938157.htm

On October 19, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Coffee Conversations, a new Mecklenburg Ministries program geared for young professionals, will kick off at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Dowd YMCA. The program will consist of a series of informal dialogues about the role of...

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Forum Held in Bradenton on Muslims in Southwest Florida

October 19, 2005

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051019/NEWS/510190641/1006/SPORTS

On October 19, 2005 The Herald Tribune reported, "With the war in Iraq growing bloodier and terrorists attacking in Europe and Asia, the growing population of Muslim residents [in Southwest Florida] worry they will be stereotyped as terrorists. Anonymous callers have threatened the Islamic Society of Sarasota and...

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Muslim Students' Association at UW Raises Quake Aid and Awareness

October 19, 2005

Source: The Badger Herald

http://badgerherald.com/news/2005/10/19/muslim_association_u.php

On October 19, 2005 The Badger Herald reported, "University of Wisconsin students and members of the Muslim Students’ Association congregated in the Humanities building Tuesday to raise aid and awareness for victims of the catastrophic earthquake that struck near Pakistan’s capitol, Islamabad, less than two weeks ago.

While many efforts have...

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Convergence of Christian, Jewish, Muslim Holy Days Creates Context for Interfaith Collaboration

October 18, 2005

Source: U.S. Department of State

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Oct/19-878982.html

On October 18, 2005 U.S. Department of State reported, "The rare confluence of Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy holidays during October and November this year is encouraging interfaith gatherings across the United States... American Muslims and Jews are taking advantage of this coincidence of their holy months to arrange interfaith gatherings across the United States...

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Ministry of Defense Appoints First Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist Chaplains

October 18, 2005

Source: Ministry of Defence press release

http://news.mod.uk/news/press/news_press_notice.asp?newsItem_id=3652

On October 18, 2005 a Ministry of Defence press release reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to the Armed Forces have been appointed, the Under Secretary of State for Defence, Don Touhig announced today. The appointments reflect the diverse nature of personnel serving in the Armed Forces and represent the largest of...

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President Hosts Iftar at the White House

October 18, 2005

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20051018080359nnnn.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Story.html

On October 18, 2005 News Blaze reported, "Hosting his fifth Iftar dinner October 17 at the White House, President Bush spoke of the spirit and compassion of Islam and thanked the Muslim nations that have joined the coalition in the War on Terror... Bush, addressing American Muslim leaders as well as members of the diplomatic corps in the...

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University of Miami Raises Funds for Disaster Response as Part of National Ramadan Fast-A-Thon

October 18, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

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On October 18, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Just before the sun rose Monday, Amy Cohen chomped on some gummy worms, knowing it would be her last meal for 14 hours. 'You're restraining yourself for a good cause,' she told herself as the sun grew strong.

Cohen, 21, a senior at the University of Miami, joined some 400 other non-Muslim students in refusing food for a day as part of 'Fast-a-Thon,' a fund- and awareness-raising Ramadan event...

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