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Four More Killed in South

May 10, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://independent-bangladesh.com/news/may/11/11052005ap.htm#A4

On May 10, 2005 The Independent reported, "Four more people have been killed in the ongoing unrest in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, where a separatist insurgency has raged since early last year, police said Tuesday.

Villager Bueraheng Kla, 26, was shot early Tuesday in the Ra-ngae district of Narathiwat province by an unknown number of gunmen, dying later...

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Troy Community Divided Along Religious Lines on National Day of Prayer

May 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3308608

On May 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "it was a day of separation for different religious groups in the Detroit suburb of Troy. Yesterday afternoon, about 250 people participated in a Christians-only prayer session in front of Troy City Hall. A similar number of Christians and members of other faiths attended the Troy Interfaith Group service at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mayor...

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Syria Gaining in Popularity as Destination for Arabic Studies

May 10, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0510/p14s02-legn.html

On May 10, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on his home city and the subsequent warsin Afghanistan and Iraq changed Jason Gluck's life. In January he left his lucrative job as a corporate lawyer in Washington, D.C., and traveled to Damascus in Syria to learn Arabic. Says Mr. Gluck, '9/11 got me thinking about Middle East issues...

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Western-Style Democracy Challenged by Moderate Muslims

May 10, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/10/western_style_democracy_prove_to_be_a_tough_sell/

On May 10, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "To American eyes it might seem that moderation and democracy are budding in much of the Islamic world. In addition to the national elections, there are hints of change in Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. And moderate...

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Muslim Woman Promotes Pluralism, Progressivism

May 9, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1479419,00.html

On May 9, 2005 The Guardian reported, "A Muslim woman author, once described as Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare, is to call for the setting up of an Islamic reform movement to press for a change in the faith's attitudes towards human rights, women and pluralist societies at a public meeting this week.

Irshad Manji, a Canadian-based writer and...

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Indonesia a Microcosm of Global Conflict Between Moderate and Extremist Islam

May 9, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2005/05/09/conflict_hits_indonesia_hard_extremists_rock_tolerant_nation/

On May 9, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The men were marked as outsiders and Islamic fundamentalists by their untrimmed beards and long, flowing robes. They arrived, one or two at a time, in the summer of 2002, preaching, trading, selling rolls and...

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Rift Widens in New England Over Imam's Resignation

May 9, 2005

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://www.patriotledger.com/articles/2005/05/09/news/news01.txt

On May 9, 2005 The Patriot Ledger reported, "the rift over the pending departure of Imam Talal Eid from the Islamic Center of New England is widening. Imam Eid's resignation, which backers say was forced, is 'a settled question,' according to one mosque official, but his supporters are escalating a campaign to convince the center's board of directors to rescind a...

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Hundreds of Muslims Barricade Themselves in Al-Aqsa

May 8, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/573793.html

On May 8, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Between 700 and 1,000 Muslim worshippers barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount plaza on Sunday. The worshippers arrived at the site after rumors swirled that the far-right Jewish group 'Revava' had planned to visit the Temple Mount. Police have arrived at the scene. United Arab List MK Abdulmalik Dehamshe spoke with Public Security...

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Moderate and Extremist Islam Collide in Many Parts of the World

May 8, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2005/05/08/two_visions_of_faith_collide/

On May 8, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "For...hundreds of millions of...moderate Muslims, Islam is not about cloistered women, global jihad, or living by a literal interpretation of the Koran. It is about self-improvement and tolerance. About modesty and propriety, though not pressed to the fully veiled extreme. And...

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Christians and Muslims Gather to Watch Kingdom of Heaven Film in South Florida

May 7, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.southflorida.com/movies/sfl-likingdom07may07,0,1862611.story?coll=sfe-movies-headlines

On May 7, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "three South Florida friends -- a Protestant pastor, a Muslim activist, a Catholic priest -- watched an advance screening of Kingdom of Heaven this week, then talked out their widely diverging feelings. 'I felt the film's message to people of all faiths, Jews,...

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Harlem Girl Released After Held in Detention for Alleged Security Threat

May 7, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/07/nyregion/07suicide.html?oref=login

On May 7, 2005 The New York Times reported, "it began with two 16-year-old immigrant girls arrested at dawn, detained far from home, and, in a chilling government assertion, called would-be suicide bombers who posed 'an imminent threat to the security of the United States.' But now, after holding the girls for six weeks in a Pennsylvania detention center,...

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