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Nashville Police Chief Admits Mishandling of Qur�an Desecration Case

June 30, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050630/NEWS03/506300404/1017/NEWS

On June 30, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Officers and dispatchers should have done a better job responding to complaints last week about the defacing of a Muslim holy book, Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas said yesterday.

An Emergency Communication Center employee has already been disciplined for the incident...

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Controversial Film about Hindu Widows to Open Toronto Film Festival

June 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4633397.stm

On June 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "The movie Water, which triggered violent protests while being filmed in India, will open the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Deepa Mehta, the movie follows the lives of Hindu widows. Filming in India was abandoned five years ago after hardline Hindu protesters burned its sets, claiming the movie distorted Indian culture. Filming was...

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Opinion: Women in Islamic Countries Seem to be Rising Up

June 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0629/p09s01-cojh.htm

On June 29, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by John Hughes, editor and chief operating officer of the Deseret Morning News, on women in Islamic countries. Hughes writes, "It may at present be only a whisper. But it could get louder and louder. It is the voice of Islamic women in the Middle East protesting their longtime political and economic second-...

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Congress Considering Bill to Codify the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

June 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/169/story_16929_1.html

On June 29, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Congress is considering a bill that would make President Bush's faith-based office and initiative a permanent White House fixture. Proponents argue it's a success worth continuing, but critics question whether it makes the wall between church and state too low. A subcommittee of the House...

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At Patrick Henry College, Evangelical Christians Train to be Politicians

June 29, 2005

Source: The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050627fa_fact

On June 29, 2005 The New Yorker reported, "In the last days before the 2004 Presidential election, Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Virginia, excused all its students from classes, because so many of them were working on campaigns or wanted to go to the swing states to get out the vote for George W. Bush... Patrick Henry’s president, Michael Farris, is a lawyer and...

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ADL Urges Congress to Oversee Implementation of Air Force Recommendations

June 28, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://press.arrivenet.com/pol/article.php/660926.html

On June 28, 2005 US Newswire reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee to act in an oversight capacity to ensure that the recommendations of a recent Air Force task force investigation into religious intolerance will be implemented. In written testimony submitted today before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military...

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