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Jews, Muslims Request Tribunals

September 14, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17488_1.html

On September 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Jews and Muslims in Ontario pledged Wednesday to fight for faith-based tribunals to settle family disputes after its premier stunned their communities by announcing he would ban all religious arbitration in Canada's largest province. Ontario appeared well on its way to becoming the first Western...

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King Presses for Moderate Islam

September 14, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/13/AR2005091301810.html

On September 14, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Six years after inheriting the throne, Jordan's King Abdullah II has picked up his father's mantle as a leading voice of moderate Islam, calling for the 'quiet majority' of Muslims to 'take back our religion from the vocal, violent and ignorant extremists,' in a speech...

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Editorial: Concerns Over "Crescent"-Shaped 9/11 Memorial are "Nonsense"

September 14, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05257/570800.stm

On September 14, 2005 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran an editorial responding to a controversy over the proposed design for a memorial to the victims of Flight 93, the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001. The design includes an arc of maple trees that critics say will appear as a "red crescent" in the fall, a symbol of Islam. The Post-Gazette editorial staff comments, "[...

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Hindu Victims of Hate Crimes Upset Over Exclusive Focus On Backlash Against Muslims After Bombings

September 14, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On September 14, 2005 the Hindu Press International reported, "Hindu organizations in the UK have expressed 'outrage' over the Home Affairs Select Committee's decision to accept oral evidence from only the Muslim community in its investigation into the backlash following the July terrorist attacks in London. This is despite recent figures released by the Metropolitan Police showing that more Hindus and Sikhs were victims of hate crimes than Muslims during the backlash that affected the capital, the organizations said."

Bay Area Muslims to Participate in Muslim Unity Day

September 14, 2005

Source: InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_3022105

On September 14, 2005 InsideBayArea.com reported, "When he was 13 years old, Zain Ali's family came to the Bay Area from Fiji, a South Seas island slightly smaller than New Jersey, where Muslims such as the Alis were a minority. That was in the 1980s, when there were far fewer Muslims living in the Bay Area, a time when his family had to drive 40 miles to reach the nearest mosque. Today...

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Islamic Center in Irving Attacked on 9/11 Anniversary

September 13, 2005

Source: WFAA - TV

http://www.wfaa.com/s/dws/wfaa/bhawkins/stories/wfaa050912_mo_vandals.504e9438.html

On September 13, 2005 WFAA - TV reported, "Many Muslims have expressed concern after a Sept. 11 break-in at the Islamic Center of Irving, [Texas].

On Sunday, someone smashed the windows of portable classrooms used by students in pre-kindergarten through second grade.

The crime came at the end of two weeks of the...

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Update: Ontario Premier Says No to Sharia: "One Law for All Ontarians"

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4236762.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The head of Canada's Ontario province has rejected attempts to allow Muslims to use Sharia law in family disputes. A report by Ontario's former attorney general Marion Boyd had recommended the use of Islamic law to settle issues such as divorce and child custody. But Premier Dalton McGuinty ruled against the move, saying there should be 'one law for all Ontarians.'...

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Research Shows Growing Muslim Alienation

September 12, 2005

Source: ABC News Online

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1458738.htm

On September 12, 2005 ABC News Online reported, "New research gauging Muslim attitudes shows rising alienation, especially among young people and a growing reluctance on their part to report suspicious activity to authorities. The research is being conducted for the Victorian Police by the Global Terrorism Research Unit at Monash University in Melbourne. Its early findings suggest...

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Exploring Islam's Compatibility with Western Culture

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4204820.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "As extremists increasingly claim it is not, and attack Western values not only through rhetoric but acts of violence, many Muslims find themselves being forced to respond by re-examining their values. Here two Britons, both born into the Muslim faith, explain why they have ended up following different paths as far as their religion is concerned. Nagina Shah, who walked...

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Cardinal Encourages "Sympathy" for Muslim Community

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238540.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has called on Christians to sympathise with oppressed Muslims in a bid to combat Islamic extremists. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said defending religious freedom was crucial in ensuring newly assimilated groups felt welcome in society. The cardinal also said 'the alienation' of Muslim youth needed to be addressed. The Muslim...

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