Muslim Charity Seeks Dismissal of Charges of Terrorism

December 12, 2006

Author: Neil MacFarquhar

Source: The New York Times


SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 -- In a new challenge to Washington over its closing several American Muslim charities that it has accused of aiding terrorism, the largest such group filed a motion on Monday seeking dismissal of many of the charges.

Lawyers for the group, the Holy Land Foundation of Richardson, Tex., filed the...

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Minnesota Among Top Destinations for US Muslims, Survey Finds

December 11, 2006

Author: Abdi Aynte

Source: Minnesota Monitor


A new survey finds that Minnesota is one the most popular destinations for U.S. Muslims. The state comes in at number 12 of the top dozen states that are home to more than 80 percent of U.S. Muslims.

Conducted by the California-based Genesis Research Associates in August, the survey was paid by the Washington-based Council on American...

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Iran Defends Holocaust Conference

December 11, 2006

Source: BBC News


Iran's foreign minister has rejected criticism of a two-day conference being held in Iran to examine whether the Holocaust actually happened.

Manouchehr Mottaki told participants the event did not seek to confirm or deny the Holocaust, but rather to allow people to "express their views freely".

Israel's prime minister has condemned the gathering as "a sick phenomenon".


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Islamic Group Awards Rabbi for Bridging Faiths

December 4, 2006

Author: Jennifer Barrios

Source: Newsday


A Long Island Islamic group gave its community-service award to a Great Neck rabbi who was vocal this election season against a congressman who denounced the group as "radical Islam."

Rabbi Jerome Davidson of Temple Beth El received the third annual award from the Islamic Center of...

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‘Flying While Muslim’

November 22, 2006

Author: Jessica Bennett and Matthew Philips

Source: MSNBC


Nov. 22, 2006 - As a Muslim-American and president of the North American Imams Federation, Dr. Omar Shahin is no stranger to the heightened security of a post-9/11 world. On more than one occasion, the Phoenix, Ariz., resident says he’s been picked out of a crowd by the color of his skin -- interrogated, finger printed or detained. So...

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U.S. Jews at Home in Politics

November 12, 2006

Author: Brad A. Greenberg

Source: Los Angeles Daily News


Blaming Judaism for his father's peculiarities, the first Jewish member of Congress converted to Christianity to hide his heritage and preserve his political career.

But with a name like David Levy Yulee, he was only fooling himself.

Times have changed since Yulee became Florida's junior senator in 1845 - more than a century...

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Jewish Leaders Support Ban on Russian Nationalist March

November 11, 2006

Source: European Jewish Press


MOSCOW (EJP)--- Russian Jewish leaders have expressed their support for the local authorities in Moscow after a street march planned by several ultra-nationalist groups for last weekend was banned.

"Moscow is a multi-ethnic and a multifaith city. If different ethnic and religious communities do not live peacefully together, unrest is guaranteed in the city and in the whole country," Berel Lazar, Russia’s...

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Jewish-Muslim Incident in Brooklyn Rocks Ethnic Balance

November 10, 2006

Author: Nathaniel Popper

Source: Independent Press Association


The Voice of America recently beamed a story around the world about the Midwood section of Brooklyn, presenting the neighborhood as a model of ethnic harmony where Orthodox Jews rub shoulders with Pakistani Muslims. Until recently, one shining example of the inter-ethnic cooperation was the Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins under...

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Morrocan Wins Holocaust Cartoon Contest

November 1, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP


TEHRAN, Iran, Nov 1 - Iran awarded a Moroccan artist Wednesday the top prize in an exhibition of cartoons on the Holocaust that has received international condemnation, including from U.N. chief Kofi Annan.

Meant to be a response to the Danish cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad that sparked rage among Muslims around the world, the exhibit...

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Baptist Convention Told: Muslims 'Are Here to Take Over Our Country'

November 1, 2006

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


The prophets of the Hebrew scriptures are known for their warnings of doom and gloom, but even Jeremiah, arguably the gloomiest Old Testament sage, would have tipped his hat to the Rev. David Clippard at the...

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Jewish Groups Urged to Boycott Hunger Walk

October 30, 2006

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal


Louisville's Jewish leaders are asking local Jews not to participate in this year's Community Hunger Walk for the first time since its founding in 1979 because some of the money raised will be handled by an agency they consider biased against Israel.

Instead, Jewish groups plan...

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