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Muslim Council of Britain Faces Extremism Charges

August 23, 2005

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-8-2005_pg4_4

On August 23, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "The most respected voice of Britain’s 1.6 million Muslims is under fire for pandering to radicalism, just as it is being called upon to play a bridge-building role in the wake of the London bombings. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is a coalition of some 400...

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Construction of Fremont Mosque Progresses Slowly but Surely

August 23, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_2965175

On August 23, 2005 The Argus reported, "Though the prayer room [of the Islamic Society of the East Bay] meets Islamic requirements for modesty, faces Mecca and is devoid of pictures, the crowds of people sitting wall to wall during Friday prayers are an indication that its 1,000 or so members gradually are outgrowing their facilities. Sometime in the future, society officials plan to...

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Islamic School in Canton Doubles its Capacity

August 22, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/schools/0508/22/B02-287845.htm

On August 22, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Crescent Academy, a 355-student Islamic school, is a month away from completing an expansion that will increase its capacity to about 600 students. The school, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is expanding because of the growing Muslim community in the western suburbs, said school director David Tauhidi......

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Update: Muslim Women in Cincinnati Speak Out Through “Moms Against Violence”

August 21, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050821/EDIT01/508210302/1021&template=printpicart

On August 21, 2005 The Enquirer ran an editorial featuring the new organization, Muslim Mothers Against Violence. "With all the forces that divide people of differing faiths and cultures, it is bitterly ironic that one of the few common bonds we perceive is the sad...

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Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Muslim Leaders in Cologne

August 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4168042.stm

On August 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to Muslims to help combat the 'cruel fanaticism' of terrorism. At a meeting with Germany's Muslim leaders in Cologne, the pontiff said Islamic teachers had a 'great responsibility' to educate the young... The meeting with some 30 Muslim leaders follows the Pope's earlier pledge to build 'bridges of friendship' with other faiths. He urged...

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Diplomats to Study Islamic Culture

August 19, 2005

Source: Edmonton Sun

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2005/08/19/1179472-sun.html

On August 19, 2005 the Edmonton Sun reported, "Canadian diplomats will hit the books to learn about Muslim civilization, 'not just contemporary politics,' says Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew. Pettigrew described a new diplomatic course about all things Muslim as part of a federal initiative to better understand Arab culture and defend against negative...

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CAIR Chicago Holds Press Conference on Patriot Act Provisions

August 17, 2005

Source: CAIR-Chicago

http://www.cairchicago.org/

On August 17, 2005 the Council on American-Islamic Relations reported, "On Tuesday 8/16, the Chicago chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), in conjunction with the Civil Liberties Coalition of Illinois (CLCI) and Representative Danny K. Davis held a press conference to discuss the new threat to civil liberties due to the recent passage of the Patriot...

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Muslim-American Women Make Themselves Heard

August 16, 2005

Source: USINFO

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Aug/16-112851.html

On August 16, 2005 USINFO reported, "According to a group of Muslim-American women speaking at a panel discussion... Islam is a religion that empowers women... and contrary to popular media perceptions, Muslim women do not feel discriminated against or dispossessed within the traditions of their faith. Precious Rasheeda Muhammad [who is a Harvard Divinity School alumna], a third-...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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Young Woman Leads Bay Area Chapter of CAIR

August 15, 2005

Source: CBS 5

http://cbs5.com/specialreports/local_story_227212821.html

On August 15, 2005 CBS 5 reported, "Just weeks before bombers attacked the London subway, Safaa [Ibrahim] -- barely 30 years old -- was named regional director of CAIR, the Council for American Islamic Relations. She is the first woman to ever lead the Bay Area chapter. Within days, CAIR was answering the attacks with television ads, a groundbreaking move that Ibrahim supports... While this...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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