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Islamic Ethics Used to Enhance Environmental Sustainability and Eco-Tourism in Zanzibar

February 17, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4271519.stm

On February 17, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The Koran is not widely known as a source of guidance on environmental and conservation issues, but that has not stopped one development organisation in Tanzania from using it to help conserve an island marine park. Religious leaders have been asked to promote conservation messages using the texts of the Koran - an approach which has proved a great deal more...

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Panel Bridges Muslims and Christians at Dekalb University

February 17, 2005

Source: Northern Star

http://www.star.niu.edu/articles/?id=5435

On February 17, 2005 the Northern Star reported, "in its discussion panel Wednesday night, the Muslim Student Association sought to build bridges between Islamic and Christian faiths. The panel, titled 'Building Bridges Between Neighbors,' addressed a need for education and unity of faiths to coincide with Muslim Awareness Week. Keynote speakers included Rita Root, reverend for the Federated Church of Sycamore, and...

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Bank Offers Shari’ah Compliant Accounts for Muslims

February 16, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1244743,00430005.htm

On February 16, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "Lloyds TSB has this week launched its debut Islamic banking current account, offering Shahriah-compliant retail banking products to customers. The Lloyds TSB Islamic Current Account, according to the bank, is to help cater for the banking needs of Britain's two million or so Muslims. Gordon Rankin, current accounts director...

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Christian Population Boom in NE India Possibly Linked to Muslim Migrants from Bangladesh

February 15, 2005

Source: The Times of India/Press Trust of India

h ttp://w ww1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1020962.cms

On February 15, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Monday said there was 'abnormally high' growth of Christian population in the North-East and this could be due to illegal Bangladeshi Muslim migrants reporting themselves as Christians. NCM chairman S Tarlochan Singh said that scientific analysis of Census 2001 of the Christian community, conducted by NCM...

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Islamic Leaders in Houston Disavow Allegations of Extremism

February 15, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3039915

On February 15, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "local Islamic leaders say Houston's Muslim community does not practice the radical, anti-democratic theology preached in some books and pamphlets that a human rights group said were found in two local mosques... In a recent report, Washington, D.C.-based Freedom House said the Saudi government has distributed in U.S....

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"Friendly" Troops Deployed to Predominately Muslim South

February 15, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-02/15/article06.shtml

On February 15, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Thailand's cabinet approved Tuesday, February 15, the creation of a 12,000 soldier-strong infantry division to be permanently based in the predominantly Muslim southern provinces to foster what it termed better relations between the military and Muslim residents.

'This regiment is not to combat but to...

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Sikhs in France Calling Upon India to Aid in Religious Symbol Ban

February 15, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1243404,00430005.htm

On February 15, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "Sikhs in France are still waiting for the Indian government to intervene urgently and effectively so that their children can attend schools with their turbans. A total of 256 students have been affected since the French government legislated to ban all religious headgears in government schools. Initially, the ban was directed...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims in Chico to Gather for Abraham Celebration

February 15, 2005

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/Stories/0,1413,135~25088~2712227,00.html

On February 15, 2005 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "anyone with an interest is welcome to share a meal and learn about three religions Sunday at Chico's Celebration of Abraham. The event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Participants will hear brief talks on Judaism, Christianity and Islam along with selections from sacred music and...

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Islamic Parties Fare Well in Iraqi, Saudi Elections

February 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/43/story_4301_1.html

On February 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "For years, opponents of free elections in the Arab world have whispered warnings that if democracy ever came to this region, Islamic fundamentalists would sweep to power. Now, with votes counted in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it's clear there's truth to the idea that strongly conservative, Islam-...

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CA Delegation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Makes Pilgrimage to Middle East

February 12, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs12feb12,1,1586672.story

On February 12, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[W]hen his partners at the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council proposed a joint pilgrimage to Israel, [Mahmoud] Abdel-Baset, [director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles,] gulped. How, he wondered, could he sell this trip to the Muslim community at the...

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Changes Underway for Muslims; Shi'ites, Women Organizing

February 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4235999.stm

On February 9, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The are signs of churning among Muslims in India, home to the religion's second largest population. For one, Indian Shias recently broke away from the country's most important Muslim organisation, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). And a group of women is also organising to get stronger representation for themselves. Under the Indian...

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