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Australian PM Hosts Anti-Terrorism Summit with Muslims

August 7, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/war-on-terror/howard-to-host-muslim-antiterrorism-summit/2005/08/06/1123125944756.html

On August 7, 2005 The Age reported, "Prime Minister John Howard is to host an anti-terrorism summit with Muslim leaders to find ways to confront religious figures and others who preach fear and violence. Mr Howard is expected to write this week to the Australian Federation...

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Interfaith Activists Lament Islamic Council’s Fatwas Against Pluralism in Indonesia

August 6, 2005

Source: Micrificia.net

http://mirifica.net/wmview.php?ArtID=2007

On August 6, 2005 Micrificia.net reported, "Muslim and non-Muslim advocates of interfaith dialogue have expressed concern about a state-sanctioned Islamic council declaring that liberalism, secularism, pluralism and interfaith prayers are forbidden. On July 28, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI, Indonesian Ulama Council) issued 11 fatwa (religious edicts) during its four-day national congress. About 300 ulama (religious...

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Fatwa Against Pluralism Gets Mixed Reactions

August 6, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-08/06/article06.shtml

On August 6, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "The controversial multi-fatwa issued recently by the Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) has drawn a mix of reactions, ranging from sharp criticism to staunch support. Former president Abdurrahman Wahid has rejected the fatwa, urging the MUI to reconsider it thoroughly. 'Just let people find out by themselves. It can be a...

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Crowds, Congestion at Fremont Bohra Mosque Raise Concern

August 6, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2919394

On August 6, 2005 The Argus reported, "Since last Sunday, Canyon Heights resident Rod Spikula has watched cars line up and down Old Canyon Road. Although he was aware that a $4 million masjid, or mosque, was being built just down the road from his mobile home, Spikula said he was not prepared for the more than 1,000 people who have converged on his neighborhood this week... Organizers say about 1,...

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Muslims Hold Rally Against Terrorism in Hartford

August 5, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct--muslimrally0805aug05,0,6320395.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

On August 5, 2005 Newsday reported, "Holding signs that read 'Hate has no religion' and waving U.S. flags, about 150 Pakistani and other Muslim Americans rallied at the state Capitol Friday to denounce terrorism.

They voiced concern that all...

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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Central Asia Sees Revival of Islam

August 5, 2005

Source: Payvand/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://payvand.com/news/05/aug/1054.html

On August 5, 2005 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, "[M]ost of the peoples of Central Asia have historically been Muslim. According to regional surveys, some 95 percent of the members of those historically Muslim populations consider themselves Muslim today... Yet Islam in Central Asia, which dates to the 8th century, has traditionally had a moderate cast compared to practices in Saudi...

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British Muslims Fear Backlash

August 5, 2005

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=67976&d=5&m=8&y=2005

On August 5, 2005 Arab News reported, "'You filthy Muslim dogs. You will be torched this Friday. Many Muslim pigs will burn,' the hand-scrawled note reads. At a recently vandalized mosque in the east of Britain’s capital, a shocked 65-year-old Siddique Ali handles one example of hate mail targeting British Muslims following the deadly bomb attacks on London...

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Wayne County Butchers Who Falsely Claim Meat is Halal, Kosher to Face Fine

August 5, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0508/05/B01-270537.htm

On August 5, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Wayne County butchers selling bogus blessed meat soon could find themselves in trouble with the law.

Acting on a string of complaints, the County Commission on Thursday made it a misdemeanor for food sellers to falsely claim their meat is halal or kosher. Halal food includes beef, lamb or chicken slaughtered according to...

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A Day in the Life of a British Imam

August 5, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4747359.stm

On August 5, 2005 BBC News reported, "Completing our series of features on religious leaders, the BBC spends a day with an imam who explains what they do in their communities. It can't be easy rising in the middle of the night. Most of us only ever do it for the entirely selfish reason of an early flight to summer sun. But there are people who do it day in, day out, all year round. Maulana Saeed Ahmed's day in Preston...

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Leading British Muslim Moderate Tells Women to Abandon Hijab to Avoid Backlash

August 4, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200508041010.htm

On August 4, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Amid a wave of race attacks, Dr Zaki Badawi, head of the Muslim College in London and Chairman of the Council of Mosques and Imams, has advised Islamic women to stop wearing the 'hijab'(head scarf).

Badawi, a progressive Muslim leader who has advocated integration between...

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Muslim Woman Soldier Proud of her Iraqi Tour

August 4, 2005

Source: New Haven Register

http://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14974872&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=517515&rfi=6

On August 4, 2005 the New Haven Register reported, "Leafing through her scrapbook from her tour in Iraq, National Guard Sgt. Tanya Abdul-Karim Williams admires the final entry: a photo showing Iraqi women enthusiastically holding signs after Saddam Hussein’s capture. 'This shows the Muslim sisters and...

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Ahmadiyya Muslims Find a Home in Norcross

August 3, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0805/03ahmadi.html

On August 3, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "As members of a little-known Muslim sect trickled out of a Norcross mosque last month, an ominous-looking silver Mercedes circled in the parking lot. Scrawled across the windshield in Urdu and English was a string of insults, including the word 'kafir,' or infidel... It was an all-too-...

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