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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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Chicago Based Institutions to Co-Host Interfaith Gathering

November 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

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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: [What can we do to win the battle for peace and harmony?]... The event will bring together leaders and members of different cultures and...

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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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