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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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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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