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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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New Documentary Explores Three Abrahamic Faiths

November 3, 2005

Source: Voice of America

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On November 3, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "A new film is showing on American television. 'Three Faiths, One God' compares the practices and beliefs of the three so-called Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many of the similarities have surprised American audiences, and critical reviews of the film have been very positive... 'What's most important is understanding and...

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Number of Muslims in US Unknown and Growing

November 3, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

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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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Islamic Society of Boston Expands Libel Suit

November 1, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/11/01/islamic_society_expands_libel_suit/

On November 1, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston broadened their defamation suit yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court to add conspiracy charges against a group of journalists and scholars who the Muslim leaders allege sought to ruin the reputations of the...

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Christian-Muslim Tensions Flare Over Play

November 1, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-egypt-sectarian-storm,0,7036994.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On November 1, 2005 Newsday reported, "Abu Abbas looked in disbelief around his ravaged cafe just a few yards from a Coptic Christian church. Its wooden chairs lay broken and strewn about and shattered glass from broken lamps littered the floor after his...

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Participants in Islamic Feminism Conference Launch "Gender Jihad"

October 31, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1605058,00.html

On October 31, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Marching under the banner of a new 'gender jihad', Islamic feminists from around the world this weekend launched what they hope will become a global movement to liberate Muslim women. The meeting, which drew women from as far apart as Malaysia, Mali, Egypt and Iran, set itself the task of squaring Islam with feminism. That meant...

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