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Opinion: Attacks Have Nothing to Do With Religion

July 8, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1523812,00.html

On July 8, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Sher Khan, chair of the public affairs committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, on the terrorist attacks on the London mass transit system. Khan writes, "There are people claiming responsibility for these atrocities, calling on the 'nation of Islam and the Arab nation to rejoice' as these acts are 'retaliation for...

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London's Faith Communities Respond to Bombings: Condemnation and Fear of Retaliation

July 8, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article297652.ece

On July 8, 2005 The Independent reported, "The [July 7] explosions [in three subway stations and a double-decker bus] prompted the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to issue the extraordinary advice yesterday that no Muslim should travel or go out unless strictly necessary, for fear of reprisals... Dr. Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham central mosque,...

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Muslim Leaders Visit British Ambassador, Express Condolences for London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2598

On July 8, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "A group of Muslim leaders headed by Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations Chairman, and Mahdi Bray, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation Executive Director, visited the British Embassy today offering their condolences to Ambassador Sir David Manning and the citizens of Great Britain...

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Moderator of the World Conference on Religions for Peace Denounces Attacks, Offers Condolences

July 8, 2005

Original Source: World Conference of Religions for Peace Press Release

On July 8, 2005 a World Conference of Religions for Peace Press Release reported, "His Royal Highness, Prince El- Hassan bin Talal, moderator of the World Conference of Religions for Peace, the world’s largest coalition of religious leaders and their believers, denounced the reprehensible attacks in London stating, 'I strongly condemn yesterday’s violent assault on the citizens of London,' adding, 'every sincere and well-informed Muslim stands united in this...

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In Orissa, Muslims and Hindus Join Each Other's Celebrations

July 8, 2005

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13891828

On July 8, 2005 Sify News reported, "In Deulasahi, a village in Orissa, Muslims joined hands with Hindus in observing the annual Rath Yatra. This heartening event took place at this village which is 45 km from Kendrapara in Orissa. As the 10-feet-high chariot carrying the presiding deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, made its way on the bumpy earthen road of the sleepy hamlet, Muslims...

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Christian Leaders Offer Statements in Support of Muslim Neighbors in Wake of Attacks

July 8, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05078islam.shtml

On July 8, 2005 Ekklesia reported, "Churches and other faith groups in multi-ethnic areas of Britain are working together to ensure that community relations are not damaged as a result of perceptions about possible radical Islamist involvement in yesterday’s London bomb attacks. Among those to have spoken out in support of their Islamic neighbours...

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New Zealand Muslim Organizations Condemn London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN)

http://www.iman.co.nz/index.htm?innerpage_not.htm?not/londoncondem.htm

On July 8, 2005 the International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN) posted a notice on their website that reported, "The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc. (FIANZ) and the Muslim community in New Zealand are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent bombings in London. This despicable act...

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Muslims Bracing for, Trying to Prevent Backlash, in an "Ambivalent" Relationship with Gov't

July 8, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/Los Angeles Times

http://news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/inbritainmuslimsworryadelicatebalancemaytip;_ylt=AvNcaBhE.KLQq3LKxHqM4DxbbBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b3JuZGZhBHNlYwM3MjE-

On July 8, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Thursday's attacks at the Liverpool Street Station and three other sites touched off fear in London's down-at-the-heels eastern districts, where...

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British Home Secretary Convenes Faith Leaders, Urges Unity

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4663653.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Charles Clarke and religious leaders have met at the Home Office to discuss a response to the bombings in London. Faith representatives included Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. After the meeting, the home secretary warned against any Muslim backlash and urged all faiths to stand united......

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In L.A., Interfaith Leaders and Law Enforcement Offer United Voice Against Terror and Backlash

July 8, 2005

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=791

On July 8, 2005 an Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "In a press conference with interfaith leaders and law enforcement officials held in Los Angeles today, officials from national American Muslim organizations demonstrated their united stand against terrorism and interfaith leaders encouraged members of all faith communities to do what they...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Holds Press Conferences to Condemn London Terror Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: MPAC Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=790

On July 7, 2005 a MPAC Press Release reported, "Officials from the Muslim Public Affairs Council today held simultaneous press conferences in Washington, DC and Los Angeles to declare their unequivocal condemnation of the brutal murder of innocent civilians in London this morning.

In its statement released this morning, MPAC said: "...Islam considers the use of terrorism to...

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Opinion: Christians Can Learn from Islam

July 7, 2005

Source: Holliston Tab

http://www2.townonline.com/holliston/opinion/view.bg?articleid=281920

On July 7, 2005 the Holliston Tab ran an opinion piece by Christine Whittaker, a priest at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Holliston. She and 11 other pastors from various Christian denominations are participating in a "week-long intensive course on Islam sponsored by the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and the Duncan Black...

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Dallas Fort-Worth Muslim Organizations Issue Joint Statement Condemning London Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/070805dnmetmuslimreact.844c792b.html

On July 7, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "North Texas Muslims joined in condemning Thursday's bombing attacks in London that killed dozens and injured hundreds.

However, they added that they know suspicion probably will once again fall on their faith...Muslims...

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