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Texas Interfaith Disaster Response Helps Resettle Katrina Evacuees

October 25, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2927

On October 25, 2005 the Disaster News Network reported, "'Resettlement is a long process,' said Amy Elder, co-coordinator of the newly-formed Texas Interfaith Disaster Response (TIDR) in Austin. 'I really believe the hardest work is yet to come.' Elder volunteered to help lead the interfaith group at a recent meeting of the central Texas chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active...

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Russia Harbors its Own Breed of Islamophobia

October 25, 2005

Source: World Peace Herald

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20051025-110558-7419r

On October 25, 2005 United Press International reported, "The beatings of Muslims in Sergiyev Posad, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church, suggestions by Patriarchate officials that the Muslims should not be there in the first place, and the efforts of the militia and prosecutors to downplay this event...

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Police Trained to Respect Religious Differences in Domestic Violence Cases, Raising Concern

October 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17026063%255E2862,00.html

On October 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Police are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing...

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Rice Hosts Muslims at State Department Iftar

October 25, 2005

Source: USINFO.org

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Oct/25-764884.html?chanlid=mena

On October 25, 2005 USINFO.org ran an article on the Iftar dinner hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on October 25. In her address to the Muslim community, Rice thanks Muslims for their contributions to American society. "In recent months, Muslims around the world have demonstrated the qualities of generosity and benevolence that are at the...

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New Gurdwara Inaugurated in Rockville

October 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B60340F73C893B4D872570A600617B6F!OpenDocument

On October 24, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[This past Sunday], Sikhs of the Washington area thronged the newly built gurdwara in the outskirts of nation’s capital in the city of Rockville, Maryland. [An audience of] 1000... Sikh men, women and children participated very proudly in the...

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Muslims in Sacramento Area Unite to Provide Pakistani Earthquake Relief

October 24, 2005

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=3ecaf9e03801ce6f15f4496f5309bdf1

On October 24, 2005 New California Media reported, "In an unprecedented display of unity and caring, the greater Muslim and Pakistani community of the Sacramento region took advantage of Friday/Juma prayers plus the breaking of the fast Iftar gatherings and raised just over $100,000 for the victims of the biggest natural...

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Interfaith Icebreakers Bring Together Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Teens

October 24, 2005

Source: Daily Breeze

http://www.dailybreeze.com/today/articles/1821616.html

On October 24, 2005 the Daily Breeze reported, "[Over 50] teenage Jews, Christians and Muslims [began an interfaith gathering in the community room of Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach by playing games such as] Mingle-Mingle-Mingle, the object being to shake hands with as many people as possible. The occasion was the Interfaith Youth Icebreaker sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council,...

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Muslim Community Center Plans Chicago’s First Muslim Funeral Home

October 24, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/religion/cst-nws-muslim24.html

On October 24, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "In the Islamic burial tradition, the bodies of the deceased aren't embalmed and families do not delay interment by having a wake. Yet many Muslim families in Chicago find it difficult and expensive to observe customs with which most funeral homes have limited familiarity. The Muslim Community Center may soon provide a...

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Islamic Relief Hosts First “Humanitarian Day for the Homeless” in Detroit

October 24, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/ramadan24e_20051024.htm

On October 24, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The organizers who held Humanitarian Day in Los Angeles the last three years recruited [Zarinah] El-Amin to run Detroit's on the same day events in Las Vegas, Chicago, Newark, N.J., Washington and, of course, Los Angeles were going on. This day, dedicated to helping homeless people, falls in the middle of Ramadan, the holy...

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Muslim McGill University Students Vie for Prayer Space

October 24, 2005

Source: The Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/montreal/story.html?id=9fbf5eee-ae8a-42fd-b201-aff09b40a649

On October 24, 2005 The Montreal Gazette reported, "Hani Ezzadeen isn't sure what he'll do in the winter when snow covers the campus that he and dozens of other Muslim McGill University students use to say their daily prayers... Until June, the students were allowed to...

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Muslim Woman Wins Settlement in Workplace Discrimination Suit

October 23, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=10110

On October 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The owner of a chain of stores has agreed to pay $16,000 to a Muslim former employee who complained that she was fired shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks because of her religious beliefs.

As part of the settlement, which followed an investigation by the State of Maryland...

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Hughes Appeals for Malaysia to Help Bridge U.S., Islamic World

October 23, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/23/AR2005102300110.html

On October 23, 2005 Reuters reported, "U.S. goodwill envoy Karen Hughes appealed on Sunday for Malaysia, an Asian melting pot of religions, to use its influence in the Islamic world to help bridge a gulf of misunderstanding about U.S. policies abroad. 'I do think that...

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