Islam

Thai Prime Minister Visits Restive South

August 14, 2005

Source: The Peninsula

Wire Service: AFP

On August 14, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Two men were shot dead in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south yesterday, as the prime minister made a surprise visit to the volatile region following a new call for peace by the nation’s queen.

The two men � both former militants who had defected to become government informants � were killed as they sipped their morning tea at a teashop just hours before Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in...

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Nashville Muslims Reach Out to Educate Neighbors about Islam

August 14, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050814/NEWS01/508140377/1006/NEWS

On August 14, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Local Muslim families took time yesterday to open their religious center to guests for shared prayers and conversations about one of the world's largest and most misunderstood faiths. Members of the Islamic Center of Nashville had an open house to introduce non-Muslims to the...

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Filmmakers Document Syrian-Lebanese Immigrants in Western North Dakota

August 14, 2005

Source: Grand Forks Herald / Minot Daily News

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/12379185.htm

On August 14, 2005 Minot Daily News reported, "Film producer Joan Mandell has documented the Gaza Strip and highlighted civil rights issues involving Palestinian immigrants charged with terrorism in California. Her special interest in the Arab community recently brought her and her husband, Rich Wieske, from Michigan to western North Dakota to film another...

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Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan Suffers from Deportation Surge

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/08/14/deportation_surge_leaves_void_in_brooklyns_little_pakistan/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Business in his modest grocery store in Brooklyn's Little Pakistan has gone down so much that Shafiq Ul Hassan has started stocking what he calls 'American foods' in a desperate attempt to attract different customers. Across...

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PM Meets with Buddhist and Muslim Leaders

August 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=BKK212219

On August 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met Muslim and Buddhist leaders on a surprise visit on Saturday to the restive deep South, where more than 800 people have been killed in 20 months of violence.

Thaksin, who flew south after Thailand's queen issued a plea for peace on Thursday, said his government would work harder to end the...

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Lodi Terror Probe Widens Community Divide

August 13, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/state/12377411.htm

On August 13, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Twenty-year-old Nawaz Shah was tired of his community being invisible. So three years ago, Shah and a group of other Pakistani-Americans in this small agricultural town helped launched the annual Pakistan Independence Day festival, complete with kabobs, a fashion show with traditional clothing and dancing in...

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In Ruling on Firefighters’ Beards, Both Sides Claim Victory

August 13, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20050812-111320-8932r.htm

On August 13, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A federal judge has ruled that safety outweighs the religious rights of three Muslim firefighters who have refused to shave their beards for religious reasons. U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson issued the ruling late Thursday, which is the latest chapter in the department's eight-year effort to enforce a grooming...

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American Hindus Condemn Actions of Saudi Police

August 13, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_saudiarabianpolice.html

On August 13, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the latest news that detention cases of Indian nationals on allegations of involvement in religious activities in Saudi Arabia are steadily...

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Man Accused of CAIR Bomb Threat Released

August 12, 2005

Source: BellevilleNewsDemocrat.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/local/12371169.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A federal judge has allowed a 60-year-old man to be released from custody a week after he was arrested for allegedly sending an e-mail threat to bomb the headquarters of an Islamic civil liberties group... [Max] Oakley is accused of sending two angry e-mails...

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Press Release: Captain Yee to Speak at Minneapolis Forum on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

August 12, 2005

Source: Asian American Press

http://www.aapress.com/archive/2005/webaug12/c-townhall.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Asian American Press issued a press release announcing the upcoming Asian American Journalists Association’s National Conference. "The August 18 town hall meeting will allow community members, leaders and journalists to examine the relationship between Asian American and Pacific Islanders, justice and the media. An esteemed panel will explore...

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Carlsbad Forum on Immigration Draws Protestors

August 12, 2005

Source: SignOnSanDiego.com / Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20050812-9999-7m12forum.html

On August 12, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "Police from several jurisdictions, most wearing riot gear, formed a barrier to keep the peace between those attending a forum on illegal immigration and protesters who ranged from Latino activists to Muslim students. While more than 100 protesters jeered, the public forum featuring...

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