Judaism

"Muslim Dispute: Religious Intolerance?" a Commentary by Leonard Pitts Jr.

January 21, 2007

Author: LEONARD PITTS JR.

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/4487008.html

OK, let's say you fly into Minneapolis-St. Paul. Let's say you're carrying alcohol - rum from the Caribbean, a merlot you found in Napa Valley. Let's say you try to hail a cab while carrying said alcohol.

Good luck. You're going to need it.

Three quarters of the drivers serving the airport are Muslims, most from Somalia,...

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Interfaith Etiquette: Don’t know how to behave when in unfamiliar religious territory? Just ask

January 21, 2007

Author: Edith C. Webster

Source: Rockford Register Star

http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070121/LIFE01/101210009/1226

“What should I wear?”

When 13-year-old Jill Deutsch invited non-Jewish classmates from Spectrum School to her bat mitzvah, that was the most common question they asked her about this milestone in a Jewish girl’s life.

Nearly 200 friends and family...

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"It’s Time to Stop ‘Hatin’ On Muslims in Washington," a Commentary by Askia Muhammad

January 18, 2007

Author: Askia Muhammad

Source: Washington Informer/New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=b15af77e979558c02bf66b39421abc68

I really thought things were going to be materially better for people with “funny” names like mine when Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) came to Washington. And they have been.

Since he’s been here I have noticed an...

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Jewish Membership in Congress at All-Time High

January 12, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Williamson

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/11/AR2007011101666.html

While Democrats celebrated the election of the House's first female speaker, another milestone passed more quietly: The 110th Congress includes more Jewish lawmakers than any other in history, and all but four are Democrats.

About 2 percent of Americans identify...

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For Airport Screeners, More Training about Muslims

January 9, 2007

Author: Alexandra Marks

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0109/p02s01-ussc.html

NEW YORK -- Say you're a security screener at the airport. You notice a large group of people wearing white robes, speaking a strange language. The women have head scarves and the men long beards. They look nervous. One of them is holding a Koran. Another appears to be praying. What do you do?

According to the Transportation...

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Ellison Strikes Themes of Inclusion, Social Justice

January 4, 2007

Author: Steve Share

Source: Workday Minnesota

http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?news_6_2835

ST. ANTHONY - The eyes of the world were on Washington, D.C. Thursday as Democrat Keith Ellison took the oath of office as the first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress, representing Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District. Two days earlier, he received a rousing send-off at a Minnesota union hall.

The community send-off for Ellison drew a...

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Q&A: First Muslim Rep. in Congress

January 4, 2007

Author: Michael Isikoff

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16474497/site/newsweek/

Jan. 4, 2007 - Keith Ellison, 43, a Democrat from Minneapolis, was sworn in today as the first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress. In this interview with NEWSWEEK's Michael Isikoff, Ellison talked about his decision to use a Qur'an once owned by Thomas Jefferson for the ceremony, the recent controversy generated by Republican congressman Virgil Goode’s...

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Airport Hesitant to Grant Muslim Prayer Room

January 3, 2007

Author: EMILY GURNON

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/16370149.htm

Somali immigrants passing through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport want a private place to say Muslim prayers. The airport suggests they share a room with people of other religions.

Like a new couple learning to dance, immigrants and their adopted countries often trip each other up, and the prayer-room issue is...

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"Religious Intolerance Does Not Exemplify Nation's Values," a Commentary by Bill Maxwell

January 3, 2007

Author: Bill Maxwell

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/opinion/article/0,1375,VCS_125_5252123,00.html

CHASE CITY, Va. -- The Christmas holidays brought me to southern Virginia, where Republican Rep. Virgil Goode recently made headlines.

When the majority of voters in most parts of the nation have told the GOP they are weary of blatant intolerance and crude attacks against people...

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Navy Chaplain Provides Diverse Array of Religious Services During Holiday Season

December 28, 2006

Source: Blackanthem Military News

http://www.blackanthem.com/News/military_2005122802.html

On December 28, 2006 Blackanthem Military News reported, "December is a month of celebration for multiple faiths, making the holiday season an extra busy time for chaplains in Iraq. Between Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Islamic Hajj, Navy Capt. Vince Arnold, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) group chaplain, knows the importance of providing for all service members...

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