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Attacks on Islamic Centers in New Zealand, United States, UK Follow Bombings in London

July 9, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/83711561/

On July 9, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Four mosques were vandalized in northern New Zealand overnight Sunday, leaving windows smashed and walls splashed with graffiti, police said.

They declined to...

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Opinion: Maintaining Civil Society in Wake of Bombings Requires Acknowledgement of Shared Responsibilities

July 9, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/comment/story/0,16141,1524839,00.html

On July 9, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Muslim scholar, on the importance of maintaining unity in the face of the July 7 bombings. Ramadan writes, "The proponents of the 'clash of civilisations' theory will have won if we allow ourselves to become suspicious towards people of other faiths and cultures......

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Imam and Minister Offer Condemnation and Caution After Attacks in London

July 9, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2849782

On July 9, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Shiite cleric Ibrahim Kazerooni and the Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, didn't know each other when the two were teenagers in London. But both can recall living in the English capital when bombs set off by the Irish Republican Army prompted citizens to live with a little extra vigilance... 'Everybody's sensitivities' are heightened, he said...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This gathering is intended to show that people of diverse faiths are united in friendship and cooperation, in the face...

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Opinion: Media's One-Sided Portrayal Contributes to Misunderstanding of Muslims

July 9, 2005

Source: The Albuquerque Tribune

http://www.abqtrib.com/albq/op_columnists/article/0,2565,ALBQ_19865_3913518,00.html

On July 9, 2005 The Albuquerque Tribune ran an opinion piece by the paper's editor, Paul Casaus, in which he discusses the Muslim community's response to the London bombings, and responds to a statement of condemnation issued by the local mosque. Casaus writes, "[L]et's face facts. That the Islamic Center of New Mexico would...

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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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After Terror Attacks, Faith Groups Concerned About Backlash

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4660869.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Muslim leaders in Bradford have said they fear a possible backlash against their communities after the bomb attacks in London. Dr. Abdul Barry Malik from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association said he hoped people realised the bombings on Thursday were the acts of individuals.

Major faith groups in Yorkshire have united to condemn the attacks...Dr. Malik said Muslim...

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Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Condemns London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: Australian Federation of Islamic Councils press release

http://www.afic.com.au/Amn%20Press%20Release%208th%20July%202005.htm

On July 8, 2005 an Australian Federation of Islamic Councils press release reported, "'Muslims of Australia condemn the barbaric and indiscriminate attacks in London last night that caused the deaths of some 38 innocent persons and seriously injured many hundreds,' said Dr Ameer Ali, President of the Australian Federation...

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Opinion: Muslims Must Root Out the "Death Cult" of Extremists Within

July 8, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/opinion/08friedman.html?pagewanted=all

On July 8, 2005 The New York Times ran an opinion piece by columnist Thomas L. Friedman, about the London bombings on July 7. Friedman writes, "When jihadist-style bombings happen in Riyadh, that is a Muslim-Muslim problem... for Saudi Arabia. But when Al-Qaeda-like bombings come to the London Underground, that becomes a civilizational problem. Every...

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“Who Speaks for Muslims?” Focuses on Enhancing the Public Voice of American Muslims

July 8, 2005

Source: Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D43F681C-1245-4E38-B890-B80D2C3AA562.htm

On July 8, 2005 Al Jazeera reported, "The American Muslim community, placed under intense scrutiny following the 11 September 2001 attacks, struggles to pursue a more expansive role in the news media, the entertainment industry and the political arena. Not having sufficient representation in these areas has contributed to a steady increase in...

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