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Politician Plans to Make Sequel to Van Gogh Film Despite Threats of Violence

June 17, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4103206.stm

On June 17, 2005 BBC News reported, "Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali has told the BBC she intends to make a follow-up to the Theo van Gogh film Submissions Part One, which resulted in the director being killed, allegedly by a radical Muslim. Van Gogh was murdered in November 2004, allegedly by Dutch-Moroccan Mohammed Bouyeri. Van Gogh had his throat cut and was shot several times. A letter was then...

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Reno's New Imam Pledges Outreach, Interfaith Engagement

June 17, 2005

Source: Reno Gazette Journal

http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2005/06/17/102092.php

On June 17, 2005 the Reno Gazette Journal published a statement by Gharib Khalil regarding his role as the Imam of the Northern Nevada Muslim Community. "There are about 2,000 Muslim families living in Northern Nevada. Representing different ethnic backgrounds, they moved to the community in search of an economically better life. They are articulately serving the community on...

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Civil Rights Groups File Request Seeking FBI Records in Lodi

June 16, 2005

Source: News10

http://www.news10.net/storyfull1.asp?id=11505

On June 16, 2005 News10 reported, "Civil rights groups want records on the FBI's investigation into alleged terrorist activity in Lodi. They are concerned investigators have violated the rights of members of Lodi's Muslim community.

The groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Council on Islamic-American Relations, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and the Japanese American Citizens...

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Opinion: Dialogues Will Not Prove Fruitful Unless Palestinians Recognize Legitmacy of Jewish State

June 16, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1118888333134

On June 16, 2005 The Jerusalem Post ran an opinion piece by Judea Pearl, "president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding named after his son, a Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002." Pearl writes about conferences and...

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VHP Said to Advocate Hindu Population Growth

June 16, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-6-2005_pg7_9

On June 16, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday asked Hindus to be virile and increase their numbers to counter the 'unbridled' growth in the Muslim population... Reading out a resolution on ‘population imbalance’ adopted on the second day of the central advisory board meeting, Swami Avedeshanand Giri urged the...

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Opinion: Muslims Caught Between Rejection of Extremism and Rejection of Western Culture After 9/11

June 16, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-6-2005_pg3_6

On June 16, 2005 the Daily Times ran an opinion piece by Miranda Husain on Muslims in Europe after 9/11. She writes, "Some Pakistani liberals have called on European Muslims to drop their ‘anti-Western’ rhetoric which tarnishes the name of Islam. However, the European Muslim reaction to 9/11 has hardly been uniform. Many have taken an aggressive stance...

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Christian Journalist Advocates for Interfaith Education to "Promote Peace and Harmony"

June 16, 2005

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2005/06/msg00134.html

On June 16, 2005 the Worldwide Faith News reported, "How to teach religion in multifaith contexts is a growing concern for churches and religious communities everywhere. This interview presents a specific experience emerging from a multireligious context in Asia. 'Children from different religions can pray together in school,' says Usha Jesudasan, a journalist and writer from India, where Christians, Hindus,...

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Editorial: "Wise Decision on Right to Wear Hijab" in Quebec

June 16, 2005

Source: The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0bf72f18-d003-42b2-b63e-6dc79a83b2e0

On June 16, 2005 The Gazette ran an editorial that commented, "It took a little longer than it should have, but the Quebec Human Rights Commission has finally done right by Irene Waseem and, indeed, by all devout young Muslim girls who go to private schools. The commission...

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Human Rights Watch Reports on Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims

June 16, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1507451,00.html

On June 16, 2005 The Guardian reported, "A minority Muslim sect in Bangladesh is living in fear after a campaign of violence and widespread intimidation organised by Islamists with close links to the government, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch. The country's 100,000 Ahmadiyyas, Muslims who broke away from mainstream Islam a century ago and believe...

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Update: Islamic Separatists Blamed for Murder of Buddhist Man and Four Others

June 15, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050615/wl_asia_afp/thailandsouthunrest_050615070444

On June 15, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "An elderly Buddhist man has been beheaded and four people shot dead in the latest upsurge of violence blamed partly on Islamic separatists in southern Thailand.

The body of retired teacher Kamol Chunetr, 65, was discovered in...

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"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

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Report Alleges "Climate of Hostility" in Media Reporting of Muslims, Roma, Others

June 15, 2005

Source: Asians in Media

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/publishing/974

On June 15, 2005 Asians in Media reported, "The British media is encouraging a 'climate of hostility' towards asylum seekers, refugees, Muslims, Roma/Gypsies and Travellers, a new report says. Published by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) yesterday, it said that organisations active in combating racism placed media reporting on asylum, immigration...

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Profile of the Newly-Built Islamic Center of Bowling Green

June 15, 2005

Source: Bowling Green Daily News

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/stories/public/200506/15/0004ttJJ_news.html

On June 15, 2005 the Bowling Green Daily News ran a profile on the newly-built Islamic Center of Bowling Green describing the actual building as well as the makeup of the congregation. Dr. Nagy Morsi, chairman of the mosque, was interviewed regarding the congregation and the reactions of the surrounding community to the new mosque...

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Glasgow Muslims Seek New Cemetery

June 15, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/41267.html

On June 15, 2005 The Herald reported, "A new Islamic cemetery could be created on green belt land to cope with Glasgow's growing Islamic population and the inevitable increase in deaths. The site has been identified because the city's Muslim community is running out of space to bury its dead. Fewer than 100 plots remain at the existing graveyard in Cathcart – less than a year's supply. An application to develop...

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