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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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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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