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Russia Hosts First Muslim Film Festival

September 12, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9875

On September 12, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "'Wizard,' a drama movie directed by Azeri Oktai Mir-Kasym, took the grand prize at the first International Muslim Film Festival, Golden Minbar, held in Tatarstan's capital Kazan from September 5-11. Zaudi Mamirgov, the general director of the festival, said Iranian movie director Mohammad Reza Fathi Najafi was awarded best documentary for...

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Analysis of Responses to 9/11 and 7/7 from America and Europe

September 11, 2005

Source: The Repository

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=241771&r=0&Category=11

On September 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "If Europeans were separated from 9/11 by the Atlantic Ocean, Madrid (3/11), Amsterdam (11/2) and London (7/7) have awakened them to the reality of 21st century terrorism. The question most people are asking is not 'will there be another one?' — but 'who’s next?' Yet the...

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2,000 Houston Muslims Help Hurricane Victims at Convention Center on Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/11/AR2005091100884.html

On September 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "About 2,000 Muslim volunteers helped victims of Hurricane Katrina at the city's downtown convention center Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Muslim leaders from around the country...

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In Montgomery, "Children of Abraham" Bring Faiths Together After September 11

September 11, 2005

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/NEWS/509110316/1001

On September 11, 2005 the Montgomery Advertiser reported, "The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did something for Montgomery's religious community.

At the time of the attacks, there was virtually no formal, core group of spiritual leaders of various religions to join. People were cordial, but they really didn'...

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Iowa Conference Gives “Human Face” to Islam

September 11, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/LIFE05/509110339/1039/LIFE

On September 11, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Muslims in Iowa say they're still feeling the brunt of unfair stereotypes four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States placed an unwanted spotlight on their religion. A conference, titled 'Islam in America: Finding Common Ground...

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After 9/11, Muslims Put On the Spot to Explain Islam, Counter Misperceptions

September 11, 2005

Source: SignOnSanDiego.com / Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050911-9999-1n11islam.html

On September 11, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "Community members estimate that 80,000 to 100,000 Muslims live in San Diego County, although an exact census figure isn't available. That means there are more Muslims here than Presbyterians or Episcopalians or United Methodists, and the number of Muslims is roughly equal to the number of...

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American Muslims Take Active Community Roles

September 11, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/NEWS01/509110413/-1/CINCI

On September 11, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "Inayat Malik is a driving force in the evolution of Greater Cincinnati's Muslim community, a leader who has built solid relationships between the Islamic community and other faiths. When the Indian Hill urologist and grandfather of five came to America from Pakistan in the late...

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Second Mosque in Waco Area Opens in Hewitt

September 11, 2005

Source: Waco-Tribune Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2005/09/11/20050911wachewittmosque.html

On September 11, 2005 the Waco-Tribune Herald reported, "Locally, a sign of the religious diversity in Central Texas is the formation of a second Muslim congregation in the greater Waco area. An almost anonymous white concrete building just a few doors down from Hewitt City Hall is the headquarters for the new...

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Opinion: MPs Calling for Ban on Headscarves Are Inciting Hatred

September 10, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/08/29/1125302509116.html

On September 10, 2005 The Age ran an opinion piece by Iktimal Hage-Ali, the deputy chairwoman of the NSW Youth Advisory Council, on the recent proposal to ban Muslim headscarves in Australia. Hage-Ali writes, "As a young Muslim woman, born and bred in this great country, I find it ironic that on one side of the debate you have political leaders calling for harmony and integration...

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Lexington Muslim-Baptist Partnership Remembers 9/11 and Reaches Out to Katrina Victims

September 10, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/12608653.htm

On September 10, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Four years after 9/11, Lexington Christians and Muslims are working together today to promote unity and public service and to honor the memory of those who died.

About 40 volunteers will spend the day visiting children in area hospitals and holding a picnic for disabled kids, according to organizers...

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Muslim Parents Experience Challenges Raising Children in America

September 10, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050910/LIVING/509100326/1007/LIVING

On September 10, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "The tensions between American culture and the practice of Islam -- particularly with regard to dating, modesty and relationships between genders -- were the subject of several hours of discussion at the 42nd annual convention of the Islamic Society of North...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times. Eileen Schulte. September 10, 2005

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in the octagon-shaped sanctuary held up a single lighted candle, asking God to help the evacuees and to forgive the dead of their...

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