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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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Schoolgirl Punished for Muslim Dress

May 14, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Schoolgirl-punished-for-Muslim-dress/2005/05/13/1115843374379.html?oneclick=true

On May 14, 2005 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "When Yasamin Alttahir started wearing her mantoo to school more than two years ago, fellow Muslims congratulated her on the strength of her faith. But the body-length religious tunic has since landed the...

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Muslim Students Seek Places to Pray at School

May 14, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2735038

On May 14, 2005 The Argus reported, "many Americans this month celebrated the national day of prayer. But for Muslims, every day is a day of prayer. In many Muslim countries, believers are called to prayer five times a day — from sunrise until about 9 p.m. — on a loudspeaker from a mosque... But, for some American-Muslim students, doing so can be a challenge, especially if they are at high...

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Many Die at Anti-American Protests

May 13, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan13may13,1,1490338.story?coll=la-headlines-world

On May 13, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Three people were killed and dozens were wounded in anti-American demonstrations Thursday, the third day of protests that followed reports of interrogators desecrating copies of Islam's holy book at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo...

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Mexican Government Monitoring Muslims as Part of Agreement with US Officials

May 13, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050513/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_us_muslims/nc:734

On May 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Mexico's government is monitoring the country's tiny Islamic communities as part of an arrangement with U.S. authorities, the federal attorney general's office confirmed Friday.

Officials on Friday confirmed statements made the...

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Rice Promises Prompt Response if Allegations of Qu'ran Desecration Prove True

May 13, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4542785.stm

On May 13, 2005 BBC News reported, "The US secretary of state has promised prompt action if allegations of desecration of the Koran at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp prove true. But Condoleezza Rice appealed to Muslims to resist calls for violence, after at least seven deaths in three days of protests in Afghanistan. The US authorities say they are investigating the allegations. Ms Rice said desecration...

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Former Officers of Islamic Charity Indicted

May 13, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5002539,00.html

On May 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Two former officers of an Islamic charity were indicted on federal charges accusing them of lying to authorities investigating the charity's alleged ties to terrorist organizations.

Emadeddin Muntasser, the former head of Care International, and Muhammed Mubayyid,...

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Muslim Anti-terrorism Group Leader Readies Rally in Washington

May 13, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/12/AR2005051201788.html

On May 13, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Kamal Nawash would like to see tens of thousands of Muslim Americans join his March Against Terrorism tomorrow morning at Freedom Plaza, but he likely won't. Only a few hundred showed up to another group's anti-terrorism march in Phoenix last April, and on his permit application,...

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Islamic Society of Boston Leader Files Defamation Suit with Local Media

May 12, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=82880

On May 12, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "a leader of the Islamic Society of Boston has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and WFXT-TV, alleging news reports unfairly linked him to radical Islamic terrorists. The complaint filed Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court by Osama Kandil alleges that a series of Herald stories published...

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Controversial Author Calls for Muslim Think Tank, Reform

May 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4537561.stm

On May 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The author of a controversial book about Islam is calling for an international Muslim think tank.

Irshad Manji, [a Canadian] who has received death threats since her book was published, said she hoped it would attract 'reform-minded' Muslims.

The author wants changes in Islam's stance on issues such as human rights.

A spokesman for The Muslim...

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Harvard College Interfaith Council Hosts "Belief in Action" Event

May 11, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507702

On May 11, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "students of diverse faiths united to perform public service and discuss the role of service within religion at the 'Belief in Action' event hosted by the Harvard College Interfaith Council (HCIC) Monday. Forty students representing at least five religious organizations on campus participated in the afternoon’s events, volunteering three hours...

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Government Halts Process of Appointing Muslim Prison Chaplain

May 11, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2005-05/11/article01.shtml

On May 11, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "The French Justice Ministry froze plans to appoint a chief Muslim chaplain for prisons over protests from the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) on sidelining the Muslim body in the selection process. 'France’s plans to appoint a chief Muslim prison chaplain were frozen in an effort to contain the crisis...

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