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Growing Accommodations for Muslim Students in Public Schools

September 3, 2005

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Muslim-Friendly-Schools.html

On September 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Yasmeen Elsamra had a simple request: while her classmates were eating lunch, she wanted to go off by herself for a few moments to pray. The 14-year-old was told she couldn't, and went home distraught that afternoon in October 2003. Praying five...

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Karen Hughes Visits ISNA Convention as Part of Administration's "Public Diplomacy" Efforts

September 3, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/03/politics/03muslim.html

On September 3, 2005 The New York Times reported, "American Muslims met with Under Secretary of State Karen P. Hughes on Friday at an Islamic convention here to offer advice and assistance as she began an initiative to improve the flagging image of the United States among Muslims overseas. Ms. Hughes began overseeing 'public diplomacy' for the Bush administration last month. She...

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Mosque Cares Meets in Chicago, Emphasizing Help for Underprivileged

September 2, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-muslim02.html

On September 2, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Islam champions the poor, so Muslims conducting business in the struggling neighborhoods have to give back to those communities, Mosque Cares officials said at the opening of their annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel [in Chicago] on Thursday. 'When America hurts, we hurt,' attendee Zubaydah N. Madyun said as volunteers...

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In Biloxi, Houses of Worship Damaged, Destroyed

September 2, 2005

Source: FortWayne.com / Biloxi Sun Herald

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/12546489.htm

On September 2, 2005 the Biloxi Sun Herald reported, "Churches of all denominations are gone or dangerously damaged along the Coast, but... signs indicate faith can prevail. In Gulfport, St. Mark's and St. Peter's by-the-Sea, among the six destroyed Coast Episcopal churches, will hold Sunday services on their slabs... For those who need the comfort...

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American Muslims Working to Root Out Terror from Within

September 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/national/nationalspecial3/02muslims.html

On September 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, American Muslim leaders insisted that the terrorism had nothing to do with Islam... Nearly four years after the attacks, American Muslim leaders are changing their message. They are rolling out campaigns to persuade American Muslims - especially the young -...

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Ulema Council Condemns Forced Closure of Churches in West Java

September 1, 2005

Source: The Muslim News/Xinhua

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9828

On September 1, 2005 Xinhua reported, "The Indonesian Ulema Council, the highest Islamic body, has condemned the much-criticized forced closure of dozens of neighborhood churches in West Java province, saying that such acts were intolerable, the Jakarta Post reported Thursday. But the council has no plans to issue an edict against the violence. The head of the council Umar...

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Four Muslim Prisoners Indicted in Terror Plot

September 1, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5246816,00.html

On September 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The head of a militant Islamic prison gang and three others were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of planning terrorist attacks against National Guard facilities, the Israeli Consulate and other Los Angeles-area targets. The four conspired to wage war against the U....

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Christian Women Sentenced for Allowing Muslim Children to Attend Sunday School

September 1, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17431_1.html

On September 1, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Three Indonesian women who ran a Christian Sunday school program were convicted and sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for allowing Muslim children to attend their school. The judges cited the Child Protection Act of 2002, which forbids "deception, lies or enticement" of children that...

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Muslim Chaplains Gather in Chicago to Discuss Challenges, Strategies

August 30, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-08/30/article08.shtml

On August 30, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Brining together chaplains from across the United States, the annual conference of Muslim Chaplains opens Tuesday, August 30, in Chicago to discuss common challenges and map out the future. The three-day event will be attended by Muslim chaplains working with hospitals, universities, the Armed Forces, and federal and...

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9/11 Commemorative Quilt Made by Muslim Women Could be Lost

August 30, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/30/911_commemoration_quilt_could_be_lost_cause/

On August 30, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Days before a quilt created by local Muslim women was set to go on display at the Peabody Essex Museum, it has disappeared -- possibly carried away with the trash. The elaborate quilt, designed in part by Clara Wainwright, an artist who founded the New Year...

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Prime Minister Dismisses Proposal to Ban Headscarves

August 30, 2005

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/pm-rejects-headscarves-ban/2005/08/29/1125302511538.html

On August 30, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A proposal to ban Muslim girls from wearing traditional headscarves in state schools has been rejected by Prime Minister John Howard and all the main political parties in Victoria. Mr Howard said yesterday a ban on scarves — urged by prominent Liberal...

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Muslim Leaders to Speak at Bangor Cathedral

August 30, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9822

On August 30, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "A policeman and religious leader will become the first Muslim to take a service at a North Wales cathedral. Moroccan-born PC Mohammed al-Arabi Lachiri regularly leads Friday prayers at Bangor's Islamic Centre, attracting Muslim worshippers from Anglesey and Gwynedd. The Llangefni-based officer is now taking up an offer to take the pulpit...

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