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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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Plans for Lodi School and Center Continue After 10 Years

August 11, 2005

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2005/08/11/news/2_farooqia_qna_050811.txt

On August 11, 2005 the Lodi News-Sentinel reported, "The Farooqia Islamic Center, a school and worship center planned for south of Lodi, was conceived by members of the Lodi Muslim Mosque more than a decade ago. However, there have been recent allegations that a school on the site could become linked to a Pakistani campus that allegedly...

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Nomani Death Threat Traced to Chico

August 11, 2005

Source: AsraNomani.com / Chico Enterprise Record

http://asranomani.com/media/archives/2005/08/chico_enterpris.php

On August 11, 2005 Chico Enterprise Record reported, "A death threat made against an outspoken Muslim writer has been linked to Chico. Asra Nomani, who challenges what she calls Islamic discrimination against women, got a phone message in May from a man who said unless she 'shut up,' he'd slaughter her like an animal. The call was traced and...

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Twin Cities Women Challenge Political Status Quo as Mayoral Candidates

August 11, 2005

Source: Pulse of the Twin Cities

http://www.pulsetc.com/article.php?sid=1989

On August 11, 2005 the Pulse of the Twin Cities reported, "Minnesota may be a blue state, edging ever closer to red status, but as the September 13 primary approaches, Twin Cities voters will be seeing Green. This year Green Party Minnesota has endorsed two candidates for mayor: Farheen Hakeem in Minneapolis and Elizabeth Dickinson in St. Paul. Both women are first-time mayoral candidates and long-time...

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Religion on the Sharp Decline in Europe, Except for Islam

August 10, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-08-10-europe-religion-cover_x.htm

On August 10, 2005 USA Today reported, "Church attendance in Ireland, though still among the highest in Western Europe, has fallen from about 85% to 60% from 1975 to 2004, according to the Dublin Archdiocese... Ireland is not an exception. Every major religion except Islam is declining in Western Europe, according to the Center for the Study on Global...

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