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Update: Systemic Racism Not Widespread at School Where Teachers Suspended

April 26, 2005

Source: Canada.com/Canadian Press

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/toronto/story.html?id=c09db75a-7f5f-4ecc-9560-01294fc8af96

On April 26, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "There is no systemic problem with racism at an Ottawa Islamic school where two teachers were suspended for praising a student's story advocating violent revenge against Israel, Education Minister Gerard Kennedy said Tuesday. '...

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Scottish National Party Backs Muslims Schools

April 25, 2005

Source: The Muslim News/The Scotsman

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9077

On April 25, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The Scottish National Party backed calls for state-funded Muslim schools yesterday, in a move aimed at attracting disillusioned Labour voters. Alex Salmond, the Nationalist’s leader, said that the choice granted to Catholic parents should be given to Muslims and people from other religions. Faith schools are becoming more of...

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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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U.S. Muslims Praise Pope Benedict XVI for Meeting with Muslims

April 25, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--pope-muslims0425apr25,0,5412066.story

On April 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the U.S. hailed Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with Islamic leaders at the Vatican on Monday, saying they are increasingly confident the new pontiff wants better ties between the world's two largest religions...

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Muslim Students at NYU Speak Up About their Needs

April 25, 2005

Source: Washington Square News

http://www.nyunews.com/features/campuslife/9543.html

On April 25, 2005 the Washington Square News reported, "finding places to pray has been a growing problem of the Islamic community [at New York University]. With the lease of their current space in the basement of the Catholic Center at NYU expiring, finding a new space for prayer, religious services and social gatherings poses a significant challenge. The problem is exacerbated by...

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Religious Hatred Law Under Scrutiny from All Sides

April 25, 2005

Source: Townhall.com/CNSNews.com

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On April 25, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "A self-described witch serving a jail term for child-sex abuse has become the latest person to use Australia's controversial religious hatred law to complain that he is being vilified on the basis of religion.

The new complaint will draw further attention to a law in the state of Victoria that has sparked concern around the world about restrictions on freedom of religious expression.
...

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Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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Tensions Rise Between Catholicism and Islam

April 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050420-094011-8316r.htm

On April 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Winding its way across Africa is an invisible fault line between a mainly Muslim north and a majority Christian south. Across this front, somewhere in the scrubland south of the Sahara Desert, tensions flare between increasingly strident Christian movements aggressively working to...

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Detroit Muslims Hopeful for New Papacy

April 20, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/20/A08-156365.htm

On April 20, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Like many people of faith, Muslims in Metro Detroit expressed joy and hope over the selection of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, describing the moment as a universal expression of faith in God and spirituality. Although the new pope had previously expressed views that were less accepting of Islam than the dramatic gestures of Pope John...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

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On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had moved the court seeking anticipatory bail and the recovery of the...

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Protestors Disrupt Meeting of Muslim Umbrella Group

April 19, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4460565.stm

On April 19, 2005 BBC News reported, "A dozen chanting men have stormed a London mosque to denounce Britain's principal umbrella group for Muslims. The protesters at Regent's Park mosque said voting was against Islam and that Tony Blair 'should go to hell.' Leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain tried to restore order but were drowned out by the...

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