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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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Red Cross Reported Allegations of Mishandling the Qur'an

May 20, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/19/AR2005051901879.html

On May 20, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The International Committee of the Red Cross said yesterday that it repeatedly expressed concern to the U.S. government in 2002 and early 2003 about a series of credible detainee allegations that military guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba had mishandled and shown...

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Some Express Reservations as Religious Hatred Bill Returns

May 20, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5769&title=Anger%20as%20religious%20hatred%20bill%20returns

On May 20, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Religious groups have spoken out fiercely against the reintroduction of the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, the plans of which were outlined in the Queen’s Speech this week....

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Palos Heights Mosque Trial Heats Up

May 18, 2005

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsindex/18-ds1.htm

On May 18, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "a former Palos Heights alderman who spearheaded an effort to give a group of Muslims money so they wouldn't convert a church to a mosque five years ago testified Tuesday he had nothing but 'fiscal responsibility' in mind when he made the offer. Former Ald. Jim Murphy was called to testify as a hostile witness by attorneys for the Al...

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Muslim Uprising Brings Bloodshed

May 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5014342,00.html

On May 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Diplomats and U.N. officials toured the eastern city of Andijan under government escort Wednesday to investigate widely differing accounts of recent bloodshed, as a rebel leader deepened the crisis in eastern Uzbekistan by announcing an Islamic uprising in his border town...

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Palos Heights Denies Mosque Needed City Approval

May 17, 2005

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/171nd1.htm

On May 17, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "lawyers for Palos Heights told a federal jury Monday a group of Muslims seeking to set up a mosque five years ago never needed the city's permission to do so, and mistakenly allowed municipal government — as well as some admittedly bigoted reactions — to influence what should have been a simple real estate transaction. The city is...

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Bowling Green Opens Islamic Center

May 17, 2005

Source: WBKO News

http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/1583712.html

On May 17, 2005 WBKO News reported, "Dr. Nagy Morsi says for the past few years the Muslim population in Bowling Green has increased significantly because of the immigration of the Bosnian population to Bowling Green... A prayer house was located on Old Morgantown Road for years, but wasn't big enough to hold the 2,500 to 3,000 Muslims who worship. So, the Islamic Center located on Morgantown Road was built...

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Islamic Legislators to Boycott World Economic Forum

May 17, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050517-053212-6013r.htm

On May 17, 2005 United Press International reported, "Jordan's Islamic legislators have decided to boycott the World Economic Forum to be hosted by Jordan because of Israeli participation. Deputy Zuheir Abu Ghaleb said Tuesday, 'The Islamic members of parliament who received invitations to attend the forum will...

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Muslims in Europe Launch Moderate World Islamic Club

May 17, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-05/17/article06.shtml

On May 17, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Muslim dignitaries in Europe have announced the establishment of the World Islamic Club in the Netherlands with the ultimate goal of serving the interests and the causes of Muslims in the West. 'We are a group of Muslim activists in Europe who put their heads together and came up with the idea of establishing this club...

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Muslim Charity Officer Pleads Not Guilty

May 16, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/16/AR2005051600704.html

On May 16, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "a former officer of a defunct Islamic charity pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of lying to authorities investigating the group's alleged ties to terrorist organizations. Muhamed Mubayyid was released on bond and given an electronic monitoring bracelet after a court...

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Opinion: “Islam’s Encounter with American Culture: Making Sense of the Progressive Muslim Agenda”

May 16, 2005

Source: The Milli Gazette

http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/2005/16-31May05-Print-Edition/163105200566.htm

On May 16, 2005 The Milli Gazette ran an opinion piece by Dr. Louay M. Safi, who serves as the executive director of the ISNA Leadership Development Center. "The Progressive Muslim Union (PMU)’s drive to realign Islam to progressive values has stirred a controversy that was felt beyond the American shores. While the...

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Islam Used as Interrogation Tool at Guantanamo

May 16, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0516/p11s02-usmi.html

On May 16, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Army Sgt. Erik Saar couldn't wait to get to Guant�namo Bay to help ferret information from the terrorists being held there. When the intelligence linguist arrived, however, he was startled to hear the Muslim call to prayer. Why, he wondered, would America make such a 'concession to the religious zealotry' of the detainees?...

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Newsweek Retracts Story on Qu’ran Desecration

May 16, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16670_1.html

On May 16, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Newsweek magazine, under fire for publishing a story that led to deadly protests in Afghanistan, said Monday it was retracting its report that a military probe had found evidence of desecration of the Quran by U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay. Earlier Monday, Bush administration officials had...

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Arrests Occur After Muslim Clashes

May 15, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4549175.stm

On May 15, 2005 BBC News reported, "Police in northern Nigeria have arrested 43 people after two days of clashes between Muslim sects which left two people dead and many injured. Shia and Sunni Muslims in the town of Sokoto have been in dispute since the start of the year over access to the two central mosques. The predominantly Muslim town of Sokoto is home to the Sultan of Sokoto. He is the spiritual...

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