Islam

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

July 8, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/Los Angeles Times

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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

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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 can to prevent a backlash against American Muslims... Attendees...

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

July 7, 2005

Source: MPAC Press Release

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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 be unacceptable for any purpose... This assault is unmistakably an act...

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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

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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 around the area and the nation... wanted to make it clear that acts that may be committed by extremist Muslims are not...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Attacks in UK and India

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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On July 7, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "With breaking news of the multiple bombings in London on July 7, 2005, coming just two days after a presumed Islamist terrorist attack on a Hindu temple in Ayodhya, India, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed condolences to the victims of the attacks, and condemned the perpetrators of the terrorism. While Indian security forces killed...

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Islamic Circle of North America Condemns the London Bomb Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: ICNA Press Release

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On July 7, 2005 an ICNA Press Release reported, "The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is shocked and horrified at the several attacks on the people of London during the rush hour mass transit. We join everyone in condemning such acts of terror and senseless violence...

Islam holds the sanctity of human life at the highest regard, and shedding the blood of innocent people is considered most heinous crime. As Muslims we condemn the killing of innocent...

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Muslim and Christian Organizations Release Joint Statement Condemning Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland Press Release

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On July 7, 2005 the Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland issued a joint press release condemning the terrorist attacks on the London public transit system. The joint statement expressed sympathy to the victims, condemned the attack in "the strongest possible terms," and said, "The scriptures and the traditions of both the Muslim and Christian communities...

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Landmark Meeting of Muslim Scholars Acts to Limit Fatwas

July 7, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

Wire Service: AP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9CD70B11-FA3B-4DF9-9980-E5A7B2A8C2D3.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Muslim world's top scholars have agreed that fatwas, or religious edicts, should only be issued by clerics with religious authority. The move is meant to weaken statements by figures involved in fighting in Iraq who ordain violence. The three-...

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Prime Minister�s First Statement on Bombings Mentions �Decent and Law-Abiding� Muslims

July 7, 2005

Source: Directgov

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On July 7, 2005 Directgov posted a transcript of a statement made by Prime Minister Tony Blair in response to the terrorist attacks on London's mass transit system. In the statement, after condemning the attacks, expressing condolences to the victims' families and those suffering injuries, and thanking the emergency services, Blair said, "In addition I welcome the statement that has been put out by the Muslim Council of Great Britain. We know that these people act in...

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Condemns Terror Attacks in London

July 7, 2005

Source: CAIR Press Release

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On July 7, 2005 a CAIR Press Release reported, "A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today condemned this morning's bomb attacks in London as 'barbaric crimes.'

In its statement, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said:

'We join Americans of all faiths, and all people of conscience worldwide, in condemning these barbaric crimes that can never be justified or...

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