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Multireligious Delegation from Pakistan Visits India to Support Peace Process

June 26, 2005

Source: WebIndia123

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=91692

On June 26, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A group of Pakistani Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Muslim delegates is visiting places of worship in Delhi and neighbouring Indian states to give a boost to the bilateral peace process... 'The peace process will improve as more and more delegations from both sides make such visits....

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Lodi's Muslim Community Divided Over Imam Accused in Terror Plot

June 26, 2005

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/user_registration/login/?goto=http%3A//www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13132310p-13976426c.html

On June 26, 2005 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Adil Khan, 47, has helped put Lodi, a San Joaquin County city of 62,000, on the international map - not for his modern ideas or distinguished background, but because he apparently is the target of a federal...

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Rev. Moon Announces Peace Bridge, Encourages Americans to Engage in Interreligious Dialogue

June 25, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49419

On June 25, 2005 a US Newswire press release reported, "The Reverend Sun Myung Moon will unveil his proposal for the construction of a 51-mile-long bridge between Alaska and Siberia that would link America's fortune with that of Russia... In addition, Rev. Moon will issue a new challenge to America, calling for Christians, Muslims and Jews to overcome their differences, promote interreligious...

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International, Interfaith Town Hall Discusses Religion and Civil Society

June 25, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050625/LIVING/506250338/1007/LIVING

On June 25, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When Jessica Pollock talks about the upcoming international town hall meeting, she gets excited about the possibility for peace in the Middle East -- and here in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis is one of 40 sites of Sunday's live video conference on resolving the...

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In London, Woman Wearing Niqab Attacked on Bus

June 24, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=2007

On June 24, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "A Muslim woman who claimed to have been physically attacked by two teenagers while riding a bus home from work last month, has accused the police of delaying the handling of her case. Amal Saad, 53, an assistant at Tayyibah Girls School in London who wears niqab (face-covering attire), said that she had boarded the 254 Aldgate bus on May 27...

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Mayoral Candidate in New York City Reaches Out to Muslims

June 24, 2005

Source: New California Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=efec40d670065e0b9e97ce803beb5b1e

On June 24, 2005 New California Media reported, "As one more sign that 800, 000 Muslim New Yorkers, at least 250, 000 of whom are eligible to vote, can play an important role in the upcoming mayoral elections, the Manhattan borough president, C. Virginia Fields, told leaders of the New York Chapter of the...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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Opinion: An American Muslim Embraces His "American-ness"

June 24, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/06/american_muslim_3.php#more

On June 24, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Hesham Hassaballa, a physician and freelance writer from Chicago who also helped found the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Hassaballa expresses the turmoil experienced by many Muslim-Americans who are struggling to embrace their "American-ness" while at times...

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Queen's Awards Recognize Muslim Groups for Service

June 24, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=1991

On June 24, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "Muslim Welfare House (MWH) is among three Muslim organisations to be recognized in the prestigious Queen’s Award for voluntary service announced on June 2. It is the third time in recent months that the 30-year-old organisation has been chosen out for exemplary community work: Director, Fadi Itani, last year picked up an award from...

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Nashville Human Relations Commission Monitoring Qur'an Defilement Case

June 24, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050624/NEWS01/506240401/1006/NEWS

On June 24, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "A Metro agency that works to resolve complaints of discrimination stepped in yesterday to assist Islamic leaders, the day after a defiled Qur'an was found on the steps of a Nashville apartment.

Staff from the Metro Human Relations Commission met with religious leaders...

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Judge Orders Arrest of CIA Agents Following 2003 Kidnapping of Italian Imam

June 24, 2005

Source: MASNET

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=2560

On June 24, 2005 MASNET reported, "Italian authorities have issued arrest warrants for 13 agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping an Islamic leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported. Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was seized from a Milan street and stuffed into a white van on February 17, 2003, by two Italian-speakers claiming to want to check his identity. He has...

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Woman Fights for Right to Wear Hijab at Orlando Apartment Management Company

June 23, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-fscarf23jun23,0,3888757.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

On June 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim woman sued an apartment management company Wednesday, alleging that she was denied a job at an Orlando apartment complex because she refused to remove her head scarf for religious reasons....

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Editorial: Courts should Allow Qur'an in Courtroom Oaths

June 23, 2005

Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/opin/content/news/opinion/stories/2005/06/23/20050623rmtoath.html

On June 23, 2005 the Rocky Mount Telegram reported, "An Islamic group is asking North Carolina court officials to allow the use of the Qur'an when administering courtroom oaths. The request stemmed from an incident last week, in which judges in Guilford County told a Greensboro Islamic center...

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Minister Tells Court that Interfaith Event Ended with Death Threat

June 23, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/interfaith-forum-ended-with-death-threat-court-told/2005/06/22/1119321795460.html?on

On June 23, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A Presbyterian minister has sought a permanent personal protection order, claiming his and his family's safety is at risk, after an interfaith meeting that was meant to promote...

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