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Friends of South Asia View Textbook Edits Accepted as "Victory"

February 28, 2006

Source: FOSA Press Release

http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/textbook/FOSACACPressRelease_022806.html

On February 28, 2006 a Friends of South Asia Press Release reported, "The intense struggle over the content of Indian history in California textbooks ended yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the special committee of the California State Board of Education [SBE] voting unanimously to overturn a majority of contentious changes proposed by Hindu...

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Brockton Interfaith Group Addresses Teen Violence, Gangs

February 28, 2006

Source: The Enterprise

http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articles/2006/02/28/news/news/news09.txt

On February 28, 2006 The Enterprise reported, "A spotlight will be shined tonight on youth violence prevention and continued efforts to keep Legion Parkway safe. The Brockton Interfaith Community and Messiah Baptist Church congregation have scheduled a meeting tonight with Police Chief William Conlon... While it is mostly directed at members of...

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"Religious Diversity: The US Just Doesn’t Understand" by Jamie Anson

February 28, 2006

Source: Daily Evergreen

http://www.dailyevergreen.com/disp_story.php?storyId=16835

On February 28, 2006 the Daily Evergreen ran an opinion piece by student columnist Jamie Anson. She writes, "In a nation made up predominantly of immigrants, issues of religious pluralism are becoming of great importance. Roughly 80 percent of Americans identify as Christian. Yet, 1.3 million Hindus, 2 million Muslims, and between 2.5 million and 4 million Buddhists make up a chunk...

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President Says War on Terror Needs Religious Tolerance

February 28, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C02%5C28%5Cstory_28-2-2006_pg4_10

On February 28, 2006 Reuters reported, "Winning hearts and minds in the war against terrorism needs a balanced dose of freedom and religious tolerance, the president of Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, said on Monday. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

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In Paris, a Grassroots Backlash Against Multiculturalism: "Identity Soup"

February 28, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50A13FB3D550C7B8EDDAB0894DE404482

On February 28, 2006 The New York Times reported, "More than 200 political demonstrators defied a police ban here on Thursday, scurrying across Boulevard St.-Germain and under the sycamore trees of Place Maubert to engage in their forbidden action: eating 'pig soup'' in public.

With steaming bowls of the fragrant broth...

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"A Plea from 11 Muslim Academics and Activists: Don’t Be Silenced by Extremists"

February 28, 2006

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.muslimcanadiancongress.org/20060228.pdf

On February 28, 2006 the Toronto Star printed a statement by 11 Canadian Muslim academics that read, "A curtain of fear has descended on the intelligentsia of the West, including Canada. The fear of being misunderstood as Islamophobic has sealed their lips, dried their pens and locked their keyboards. With hundreds dead around the world in the aftermath of the now infamous Danish cartoons, Canada...

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Tutu: Muslims Not Just Angry About Cartoons

February 28, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13982693.htm

On February 28, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The furor over the Prophet Muhammad drawings is a small part of an expanding divide between Islam and the West, or what international leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu described as the 'symptom of a more serious disease.' Attending a U.N.-...

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Opinion: "Walk in Each Other's Shoes"

February 28, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1719418,00.html

On February 28, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism in Britain and a co-president of the Council of Christians and Jews. Bayfield writes, "Sir Jonathan Sacks, leader of Britain's orthodox Jewish community, and Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, have found themselves at the centre of what is, I hope,...

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