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Opinion: "Interreligious Harmony Gets Very Little Press"

July 30, 2005

Source: L.A. Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~24781~2988743,00.html

On July 30, 2005 the L.A. Daily News ran an opinion piece by Jonathan Dobrer, a professor of comparative religion at the University of Judaism in Bel-Air who recently conducted a panel discussion as part of the university's Great Faiths program. "For most of the last 1,700 years, just a Catholic priest in a Jewish institution would have been considered remarkable. A...

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Opinion: Those Who Say Muslims Haven't Condemned Terrorism Aren't Listening

July 30, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/562/5533865.html

On July 30, 2005 the Star Tribune ran an opinion piece by Allie Shah. She writes, "[W]hy aren't Muslims speaking out against terrorism?

Since 9/11, this question in one form or another has been raised by non-Muslims... The better question might be: Why aren't you hearing us?... The fact is that many prominent American Muslim groups have clearly and publicly denounced acts of terror in...

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Inter-Religious Council Backs Government Ban on Alcohol and Tobacco Ads

July 30, 2005

Source: AllAfrica.com/The East African Standard

http://allafrica.com/stories/200507290772.html

On July 30, 2005 The East African Standard reported, "The Government's plan to ban cigarette and alcohol advertisements has won the backing of Muslim, Hindu and Christian faiths. Representatives of the faiths communities also demanded a Government crackdown on pornography in electronic and print media. They spoke out in Nairobi at the end of a consultative meeting organised by...

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Talk Show Host Suspended for Anti-Islam Remarks

July 29, 2005

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1678&theType=NR

On July 29, 2005 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded a Washington, D.C., radio station’s decision to suspend without pay a talk show host who stated repeatedly that 'Islam is a terrorist organization.' CAIR said WMAL-AM morning host Michael Graham should be fired for his Islamophobic...

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Court Oath Lawsuit Begs Question of Pluralism in America

July 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1704/section/scriptures.lawsuit.places.focus.on.pluralism.in.america/1.htm

On July 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A lawsuit in North Carolina asking that religious texts other than Bible to be used in court for swearing in has highlighted the challenges one city is experiencing as the nation becomes more diverse. In...

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Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Take Dramatic Jump in London and California

July 29, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-7-2005_pg7_15

On July 29, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The number of hate-related incidents against Muslims has increased in London and the US state of California, Muslim groups said on Thursday... But London police chief Ian Blair said racially and religiously motivated crime remained at a low level for a large city...

In California, the number of hate-related...

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Attacks on Religious Minorities Up After Bombings

July 28, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0F8AF83D-55AB-4F17-A1A2-89975598AD61.htm

On July 28, 2005 Al-Jazeera reported, "Attacks on Asians and religious minorities in London have leapt more than 500% since the bomb attacks on the capital three weeks ago, according to Muslim groups.

Across Britain one man has been murdered, one mosque firebombed, a Sikh temple attacked and other buildings and individuals targeted,...

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Advani Charged with Inciting Ayodhya Riots

July 28, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4723409.stm

On July 28, 2005 BBC News reported, "India's opposition leader LK Advani has appeared in court and been charged with inciting Hindus to attack a mosque in the town of Ayodhya in 1992. The demolition of the Babri mosque sparked religious riots in which more than 2,000 people were killed. Mr Advani has denied any wrongdoing over the destruction of the mosque. A court had ruled that Mr Advani had no case to...

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Pomona Mosque Vandalized

July 28, 2005

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/Stories/0,1413,203~21481~2986355,00.html

On July 28, 2005 the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported, "In the process of an apparent burglary in which [members of Ahlul-Beyt Mosque] found no signs of forced entry, classroom doors were torn from their hinges and smashed through, a coin-operated phone was ripped from the wall and chairs were assembled around a television that had been...

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Muslims in Philadelphia Seek to Address Domestic Violence

July 28, 2005

Source: North Jersey Media Group / Knight Ridder News Service

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY3MzMxMDQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On July 28, 2005 the Knight Ridder News Service reported, "The Philadelphia clergy council - known as the Majlis Ash'Shura of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley - has adopted a tough policy of public...

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Dearborn brings the Arab World to America

July 28, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050728/OPINION/507280383/1002

On July 28, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "About 300 miles northeast of Indy, Dearborn is home to the largest concentration of Arabs outside the Middle East. Thirty percent of Dearborn's residents are of Arab origin, as are half the kids in its public schools... The Arab population is Christian and Muslim, Sunni and Shia...

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Young American Muslims Work to Ease Stereotypes

July 28, 2005

Source: MTV.com / Medill News Service

http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/features/discrimination/muslim_american_students/

On July 28, 2005 Medill News Service ran a feature article on American Muslim students who are working in their communities to combat stereotypes. "Student leaders like [Samad] Pardesi, 20, who is the president of Georgetown University's Muslim Students' Association, have been working to raise awareness about Islam since the 2001...

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American Views of Muslims Remains Unchanged, According to Pew Poll

July 27, 2005

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/nation/ny-uspoll274359746jul27,0,56626,print.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-print

On July 27, 2005 Newsday.com reported, "Despite the recent terrorist bombings in London and renewed fears of another attack at home, people's opinions of Muslim Americans are unchanged, with even fewer than two years ago viewing Islam as more likely to spur violence,...

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Muslim Inmate in Colorado Prison Wins Rights Over Meals and Headgear

July 27, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9605

On July 27, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "A Muslim prisoner doesn't have to register as Jewish to eat kosher meals that meet Muslim dietary restrictions, a federal judge has ruled. Colorado U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger also ordered state prison officials Monday to stop violating the inmate's right to cover his head in accordance with his faith. Krieger's 43-page...

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