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Opinion: Appointment of Muslim Chief of Army Shows Govt Not Anti-Muslim

September 18, 2005

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/OpinionNF.asp?ArticleID=182338

On September 18, 2005 the Gulf News ran an opinion piece by Dr. Abdullah Al Madani, a Bahrain-based Gulf researcher and writer on Asian affairs, on the recent appointment of a Muslim to the position of Chief of Army in Thaliand. Al Madani comments, "Extremist individuals and groups in the Arab and Islamic world... accuse [Thailand] of discriminating against its Muslim...

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Jews, Muslims in DC Area Pledge Peace

September 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://insider.washingtontimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050917-112654-9549r

On September 18, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A group of Muslims and Jews who had been meeting secretly in Montgomery County surfaced late last week with the release of a joint statement promising that the two faiths will work together to find common ground. 'We're deeply committed to the idea of pluralism, tolerance...

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Five Moderate Muslim Women Share Their Stories

September 18, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/northeast/hc-muslim_intro.artsep18,0,504086.story

On September 18, 2005 the Hartford Courant ran a feature article by Laila Kain, a writer in West Hartford, who presents the stories of five moderate Muslim women. Kain expresses her motivation for telling these stories: "Perhaps like you, I have, in these post 9/11 times, felt increasingly alarmed by the power of extremists......

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American Muslim Woman to Compete in Islamic Games in Iran

September 17, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/09/18/spt20.htm

On September 17, 2005 Dawn reported, "An American Muslim runner is to be the first woman to represent the US in Iran’s Islamic Women Games, although photographers will not be allowed to record the event to be held in Tehran from Sept 22 to 28. Saira Kureshi, 26, will compete in the 800 and 1500 meter in the fourth all-women games, since they were launched in 1993 as a way for Iranian women to compete while observing...

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Muslim Women Awards Dinner Held in Yonkers

September 16, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050916/NEWS02/509160360/1018

On September 16, 2005 The Journal News reported, "The American Muslim Women's Association, a Westchester-based group, will have its second annual awards dinner Sunday in Yonkers. Aisha Al-Adawiya, founder and director of Women in Islam, a human-rights organization based in New York City, will be the speaker. AMWA, which...

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Romney Refuses to Retract Wiretapping Statement

September 16, 2005

Source: The Muslim American Society

Wire Service: AP

http://www.masnet.org/masnews.asp?id=2763

On September 16, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim groups and civil libertarians demanded an apology from Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday for his comments about wiretapping mosques and monitoring foreign students. But the governor refused, saying he was only advocating for improved homeland security. � The groups delivered a letter to Romney that...

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Opinion: Governer Romney Invited to Visit a Utah Mosque

September 16, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_3059471

On September 16, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune ran an opinion piece by Maung Maung, General Secretary of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, inviting Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to visit their mosque. "Mitt Romney alleged (Tribune, Sept. 16) that Muslims in the United States are being taught 'a doctrine of hate and terror in the Muslim places of worship.' He continued on by encouraging FBI and local...

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Sikh Americans Live in the Shadow of September 11

September 16, 2005

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=48149

On September 16, 2005 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Balbir Singh Sodhi, a turbaned Sikh from India, was gunned down a week earlier while planting flowers outside his Mesa convenience store. He was the first person killed nationwide in a post-Sept. 11 hate crime... Four years later, however, Sikhs as well as Muslim and Arab Americans, still face regular discrimination in the Valley and...

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DC Area Places of Worship Continue to Reach Out to Katrina Victims

September 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091401416.html

On September 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Across Montgomery County, members of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions are opening their wallets, and in some cases their homes, to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Religious organizations both big and small report raising thousands of dollars...

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Vandalism at Boca Raton Mosque Classified as a Hate Crime

September 15, 2005

Source: Boca Raton News

http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=12671&category=Local%20News

On September 15, 2005 the Boca Raton News reported, "Aug. 25 and last Monday night – vandals threw large rocks through glass doors of the Assidiq Islamic Education Foundation... On one occasion, someone used red spray paint to plaster '4Baker' on the side of the building. Sayed Mohammad Jawad Qazwini, the imam, or religious leader...

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Muslim Children of Immigrant Parents Find Their Way

September 15, 2005

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050915/news_lz1c15muslims.html

On September 15, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "The dome of California's capitol rises above the trees, another kind of Mecca for a group of teenagers making a pilgrimage to Sacramento last month for a historic Muslim youth leadership workshop. In Carlsbad, on a cool August night, about three dozen college-age Muslim men and...

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Muslim Community Leaders Asked to Help Seek Out Extremists at Universities

September 15, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5285828-116499,00.html

On September 15, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Muslim community leaders will be asked to help 'identify and isolate' potential extremists on university campuses as students start their new term... The move is among measures to be outlined today in a speech by the education secretary, Ruth Kelly, and comes amid concern that radical groups are using universities as...

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Muslim Community Group Set Up to Promote Better Relations With Government

September 15, 2005

Source: The Advertiser

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16613220%255E1702,00.html

On September 15, 2005 The Advertiser reported, "The chairman of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils will chair a committee being set up to promote better communication between the Federal Government and the Muslim community. The establishment of the reference group follows a meeting between Prime Minister John...

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