Islam

Islamic Center of Boston Condemns London Attacks

July 21, 2005

Source: Tewksbury Advocate

http://www2.townonline.com/tewksbury/opinion/view.bg?articleid=290122

On July 21, 2005 the Tewksbury Advocate ran a letter to the editor from Dr. Malik M. A. Khan, president of the Islamic Center of Boston, condemning the 7/7 London bombings. Khan writes, "The members of the Islamic Center of Boston join their fellow Americans and all people of conscience every where in the world in unequivocally condemning the senseless acts...

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CAIR Public Service Announcement Condemns Violence in the Name of Islam

July 21, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www.tampatrib.com/News/MGBQL33AEBE.html

On July 21, 2005 The Tampa Tribune reported, "American Muslims have produced a powerful 30-second video that plainly condemns terrorist attacks. In some parts of the country, it is being run as a public service announcement on TV. The message, which confirms Islam's intolerance for violence, will be especially useful if it reaches the defiant young radicals who think a suicide attack would make them...

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Judges Examine Use of Sacred Texts Other than Bible for Court Oath

July 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0720/p02s02-usju.html

On July 20, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The recent refusal by a Guilford County, N.C. judge to allow a Muslim woman to swear upon Islam's holy text before testifying is, in part, a new First Amendment challenge. And here in the Tar Heel state, the idea of swearing on books other than the Bible has reinvigorated a debate on the relationship between faith and truth...

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Thai Rebel Tactic: Divide the Faiths

July 20, 2005

Author: Simon Montlake

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0720/p06s03-woap.html

Somjit Sangsanan remembers when a good night out in her village meant piling into a friend's pickup truck and going to town for a movie or a concert.

Not any more. Now everyone in her rural community of Buddhist farmers and government workers turns in by 8 p.m. and nobody ventures out at night, especially not alone.

...

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Young Muslim Woman: "American Muslims Ache, Too" After Terror Attacks

July 20, 2005

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/editorials/jul05/342111.asp

On July 20, 2005 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an opinion piece by Farha Tahir, a 2005 graduate of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall. Tahir writes, "...[W]e are the Muslims no one ever hears about. The Muslims who contribute positively to our societies every day but whose efforts are...

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London Bombings Raise Questions About Assimilation of American Muslims

July 19, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0719/p02s02-ussc.html?s=hns

On July 19, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The London blasts not only brought the phenomenon of terrorists blowing themselves up to Western soil, but they raise new concerns of home-grown terrorism... In the US, the attacks... are raising anxieties about immigrants and their allegiances in the midst of a rapidly expanding immigrant population. With a new...

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Concerns Raised Over 'Holy War' Book Sales, Citing Racial and Religious Tolerance Act

July 19, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/war-on-terror/row-over-melbourne-holy-war-book-sales/2005/07/18/1121538915909.html?oneclick=true

On July 19, 2005 The Age reported, "Books promoting Islamic holy war and the killing of non-Muslims who insult the prophet Muhammad are being examined for possible breaches of the Crimes Act following complaints from the Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs...

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Congressman Suggests Bombing Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terror

July 18, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3934448,00.html

On July 18, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's office on Sunday tried to clarify remarks the congressman made on a radio show that the U.S. could threaten to 'take out' Islamic holy sites if Muslim fundamentalists were to attack the country with nuclear weapons. The Republican congressman made his remarks...

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Opinion: Three Bombing Suspects From Mirpuri Community, History May Explain Why

July 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1530581,00.html

On July 18, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Madeleine Bunting on the history of Britain's Mirpur population, seeking to explain why three of the four suspected bombers on July 7 were from this background. Bunting writes, "The room is packed, the discussions go on way beyond the allotted time: this was a meeting of young professional Muslims in London at the weekend....

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Growing Up Muslim in the Bluegrass State

July 17, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/12153227.htm

On July 17, 2005 the Lexington Herald Leader reported, "Most 5-year-old girls run from the bully on the playground who wants to yank their pigtails. As a kindergartner, I ran from the bully who wanted to tug off my hijab, the Islamic head cover. 'Is Saddam Hussein your daddy?' I was asked in fourth grade. Seventh grade brought frequent taunts of 'towelhead' from a gang of boys. High school...

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Opinion: Violence Can Lie Within All Ideologies; Islam Needs to Address Violent Elements Within

July 17, 2005

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1530215,00.html

On July 17, 2005 The Observer ran an opinion piece by Jason Burke on the July 7 London bombings and the association of Islam with terrorism. Burke writes, "Such ludicrous conspiracy theories [that America or 'the Jews' were responsible for terrorist acts] surfaced after 11 September and, on the evidence of the letters pages of many newspapers in the Middle East and...

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