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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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Tancredo to Meet with “Moderate Muslims” in Wake of Controversial Remarks

July 27, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3956828,00.html

On July 27, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo plans to meet with some Muslim leaders and ignore others in the wake of his controversial remarks about Islamic holy sites. The Littleton Republican faced an international outcry over a recent radio interview in which he suggested the United States could...

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Update: Other Holy Books and Scriptures May Soon be Used for Court Oaths

July 27, 2005

Source: TheBostonChannel.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/irresistible/4774439/detail.html

On July 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union said witnesses in North Carolina courtrooms should be allowed to swear to tell the truth on scriptures other than the Bible. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to permit oaths to be taken on the holy books of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and...

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Hispanic, Islamic Groups Ally Together Against Tancredo

July 26, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/25/AR2005072500897.html

On July 26, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Hispanic and Muslim groups called on Rep. Tom Tancredo to resign Monday, saying he has embarrassed Colorado by suggesting that Americans bomb Islamic holy sites if terrorists launch a nuclear attack on the United States. They...

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Poll Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Muslims Consider Leaving

July 26, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200507261714.htm

On July 26, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "An overwhelming majority of Muslims in Britain have considered leaving the country fearing backlash against them following the July 7 suicide bombings in London, a survey said today.

Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the Guardian/ICM poll said they had thought about their...

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Number of Converts to Islam Growing

July 26, 2005

Source: Monsters and Critics.com

Wire Service: UPI

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/europe/article_1036899.php/

On July 26, 2005 United Press International reported, "Islam is becoming an increasingly popular religion in Belgium, with some four hundred converts last year. The Islamic Centre in Brussels says the reason for the increase in Islam converts may be due to more public interest in the Muslim world after the Sept. 11...

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