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Allegations of Unequal Restrictions on Muslim Cadets at Air Force Academy Surface

June 17, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3862347,00.html

On June 17, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "Muslim cadets at the Air Force Academy were prevented from attending mosque services last semester because of school obligations, while similar duties were scheduled to avoid conflict with Jewish and Christian services, a Muslim student says. The issue of unequal treatment for the...

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Andhra Pradesh to Reserve Jobs for Muslims in Education and Government

June 17, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4104818.stm

On June 17, 2005 BBC News reported, "The government in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is to reserve 5% of jobs in education and government for the Muslim minority.

The state cabinet took the decision on Friday in light of the findings of a special commission.

Hardline Hindus had opposed the policy when it was floated last year and a court that was hearing their...

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Editorial: Burned Qur'ans are an Attack on American Values, Not Just on Islam

June 17, 2005

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/25562.html

On June 17, 2005 the editorial of The Roanoke Times commented on the report of burned Qur'ans at the Islamic Center of Blacksburg [Virginia]. The Times writes, "Burned Qurans are in line with an ugly, intolerant nativism creeping into U.S. discourse.

Hate crime or not, the deposit of a bagful of burned Qurans on the steps of the Islamic Center of Blacksburg was an act of profound contempt...

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Editorial: Convocation on Hunger Illustrated Positive Impact of Religion on Politics

June 17, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0617/p08s01-comv.html?s=hns

On June 17, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an editorial that commented on the interfaith "convocation on hunger" held in Washington, D.C. The Monitor writes, "Even a corner-of-the-eye glance at US politics this past year and the conclusion is obvious: Religion has played a polarizing role... To counter this trend, more than 40 US denominations took part in a...

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In Lodi, the U.S. City with Highest Concentration of Pakistanis, Community Stunned by Arrests

June 17, 2005

Source: New California Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=a6d528bf5575f7920ec1cf7b27d79795

On June 17, 2005 New California Media reported, "Pakistani community in the farming city of Lodi, Calif., was stunned when FBI last week arrested two Pakistani Americans and three Pakistani nationals for allegedly operating an Al Qaeda cell in the city. One of the men arrested, 22-year Hamid Hayat, is accused...

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Burned Qur'ans Found at the Islamic Center of Blacksburg

June 17, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/16/AR2005061601468.html

On June 17, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Members of an Islamic center in southwest Virginia returned from a prayer meeting Saturday and made a shocking discovery: partially burned copies of the Koran had been left in a shopping bag by the center's front door.

Police in Blacksburg said yesterday that they are...

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University Violates Muslim Student's Rights by Requiring Removal of Headscarf

June 17, 2005

Source: North Jersey Media Group

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTcmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY3MDkyNzMmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXky

On June 17, 2005 North Jersey Media Group reported, "Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck violated the civil rights of a Muslim nursing student by ordering her to remove a religious head covering during nursing rounds at St. Mary'...

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Editorial: Tallahassee Residents Reach Out to One Another Across Faiths

June 17, 2005

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/opinion/11912451.htm

On June 17, 2005 the Tallahassee Democrat's associate editor, Bill Berlow, reported, "It started last December during the holiday season. About eight Turkish graduate students at Florida State University, all men, all Muslims, joined several Unitarians to share good cheer and red roses with dozens of recuperating patients at Tallahassee Memorial's rehab unit....

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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

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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 Hindu society increase the community’s population, saying, 'A society with a large population...

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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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