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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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Texas Muslim Women's Foundation Launched in Collin County

October 21, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/stories/DN-numuslim_21met.ART.West.Edition2.1dec23c8.html

On October 21, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Many Muslim women in the Dallas-Fort Worth area say that in the four years since 9-11, they have kept to themselves as they struggled with such outside stereotypes and internal questions about their...

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Muslim Women Become Targets of Assault

October 21, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=10093

On October 21, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "Women wearing headscarfs have been spat on, sworn at and assaulted while hate graffiti such as 'Kill Muslims' and 'Muslims Out' has appeared in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

In the past two weeks, two Muslim women have been attacked in daylight.

In one, a milkshake was hurled at a Muslim woman as she waited at a...

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Muslims Among Highest Voter Turnout in Recent Elections

October 20, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=10089

On October 20, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "British Muslims were among the highest voter turnout out at the last general election in May, according to a new survey. In the first research of its kind since 1997, the Electoral Commission reported that while minority ethnic voters were less likely to have voted than white groups at the election, there was considerable variation in...

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U.S. Muslim Women Organize to Provide Quake Relief

October 20, 2005

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2496/context/archive

On October 20, 2005 Women's eNews reported, "The massive earthquake that hit South Asia two weeks ago moved Shazia Nawaz, a Pakistani American woman in Tempe, Ariz., into action.

Nawaz learned of the 7.6-magnitude temblor while hosting a weekly informal discussion club for a handful of women in her living room.

As usual, they were talking about...

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Halal Options Increase for Muslims in South Florida

October 20, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

https://www.zabihah.com/com/media/36

On October 20, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Ten years ago, access to halal meat was so limited in South Florida that hand slaughter or vegetarian meals were among the few ways Muslims here could remain faithful to Islam's dietary laws -- a vital consideration during the holy month of Ramadan, when...

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