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Hindu Council Condemns "Ghastly" Attack

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

[hinducounciluk.org/pr48.htm]

On July 7, 2005 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "Hindu Council UK is appalled to see the terrorist attacks today on the London transport system and condemn, in the strongest terms, the ghastly and inhuman attack on the innocent public.

The Hindu religion, which has been viewed throughout history as the most peaceful, humane, civilised and cultured religion, has been facing these attacks for over a decade. Indeed, only this week one of...

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American Muslim Voice Condemns London Bombings

July 7, 2005

Source: American Muslim Voice Press Release

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/html/body_london_bombings.html

On July 7, 2005 an American Muslim Voice Press Release reported, "The American Muslim Voice (AMV) vehemently condemns the barbaric bombings in London, this morning, causing death and injury to innocent people.

We reaffirm our principled position towards acts of terror, regarding them as cowardly acts of violence irrespective of the identity of the...

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Opinion: Muslims Must Condemn Bombings, Even Without Solid Link of Attacks to Muslim Group

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/07/they_kill_we_co.php

On July 7, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Ahmed Nassef, editor-in-chief of MuslimWakeUp.com, on the terrorist attacks in London. Nassef writes, "When British Prime Minister Tony Blair first reacted to today’s tragedy in London, he did not put the blame on Al Qaeda--not enough evidence yet... However, he was certain that Muslims were behind...

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Opinion: London's Asians "Are Not a Ghettoized Minority, Vulnerable to Backlash"

July 7, 2005

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9156244a16109730081070d05c9b9454

On July 7, 2005 Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Sandip Roy, entitled "Notes from a Brown Man in London." Roy argues that South Asians in London are not a ghettoized minority, but "a new mainstream." He writes, "[B]eing Asian is no longer quite the threat it used to be. Ten years ago [Ansar...

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Muslim American Society Condemns Attacks in London

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2594

On July 7, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "The Muslim American Society (MAS) utterly condemns the heinous acts of terror that rocked the London transit system and killed and injured scores of innocent people. Our most heartfelt condolences and sympathies are extended to the bombing victims and their families.

We reiterate our consistent and principled...

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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Manchester’s Muslim Mayor Praises City’s Diversity

July 7, 2005

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/201/201695_praise_for_asian_mayor.html

On July 7, 2005 the South Manchester Reporter reported, "Manchester's first Muslim Lord Mayor attended a reception in his honour held by the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community at their centre in Levenshulme. Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Afzal Kahn said: 'I have always enjoyed the organisational skills and dedication...

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British Muslims "Utterly Condemn" Terrorist Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=150

On July 7, 2005 a Muslim Council of Britian Press Release reported, "The Muslim Council of Britain utterly condemns today's indiscriminate acts of terror in London. These evil deeds make victims of us all. It is our humanity that must bring us shoulder to shoulder to condemn, to oppose and to overcome those who would spread fear, hatred and death.

Our sympathies and our...

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Arson Investigated at Future Site of Area’s First Islamic Cemetery

July 7, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locvarson07x070705jul07,0,298891.story

On July 7, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "These eight acres of oak hammocks and horse pasture in east Orange County are a landmark for area Muslims. The land is the planned site of the area's first Islamic cemetery. For the first time, Muslims will be able to bury their own. Then early Wednesday morning, someone forced open a door of...

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Opinion: Response to Terror Attacks Must Not Lead to More Violence, Death, and Hatred

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/07/london_attacks.php

On July 7, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Dr. Muqtedar Khan, nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Jihad For Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations, on the London terrorist attacks. Khan writes, "This madness must stop before the world is caught in a spiral of violence that will not only tear...

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Muslim Community Reels as Media Coverage of Lodi Terror Presumes Guilt

July 6, 2005

Source: Metroactive

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/07.06.05/lodi-0527.html

On July 6, 2005 Metroactive reported, "The media storm that followed the Lodi arrests and detentions has been, up until now, not unlike those which have followed other terrorism-related arrests since 9/11. The pattern has been agonizingly consistent: A flurry of media coverage immediately following the arrests, most of it not skeptical of the government's allegations, which...

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High Court Orders Advani to Stand Trial for Role in Demolition of Mosque

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4655901.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "An Indian high court has ordered opposition leader LK Advani to stand trial for his role in the demolition of a mosque that sparked religious riots. The court in Allahabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state overturned a lower court ruling in 2003 that the former deputy premier had no case to answer. Mr Advani is accused of inciting Hindu fanatics to attack the...

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TV Presenters Win Landmark Ruling Allowing Headscarves

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4657921.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "Three women TV presenters in Egypt have won a landmark ruling that allows them to wear Muslim headscarves on air. The presenters complained they had been discriminated against because the state broadcaster banned their wearing them. Officials argued the presenters had not worn headscarves when recruited and changing their appearance contravened the terms...

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Hindu Shrine at Ayodhya Stormed, Six Killed

July 5, 2005

Source: Canada.com/CP

http://www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=c4f49f2f-368f-410e-b694-336efb4e5426

On July 5, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "In a likely suicide attack, unidentified militants blew up a security fence on Tuesday and stormed a northern Indian Hindu shrine at the heart of a bitter sectarian dispute, setting off a gun battle with security personnel that left five other attackers dead, officials said. Police found...

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