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US Agrees to Pay Damages to Muslim Detained After 9/11

February 28, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-02/28/article07.shtml

On February 28, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The US government has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle an illegal detention lawsuit brought by an Egyptian man who was among hundreds of Muslims rounded up in New York after the September 11, 2001 attacks. 'It underlines that due process and fair treatment should be reserved and protected even in times of chaos,'...

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Brookings Institution Hosts 4th Annual US-Islamic World Forum

February 27, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=877

On February 27, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "The Brookings Institution, a major think tank based in Washington, DC, embarked on a major initiative for global dialogue earlier this month by assembling government officials, political activists and leading thinkers in the political, religious, science, and cultural arenas during its...

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Masjid Al-Islam Works to Transform Oakland Neighborhood through Outreach, Food

February 27, 2006

Source: Alameda Times-Star

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_3551515

On February 27, 2006 the Alameda Times-Star reported, "Every Friday, Ibrahim Talib and his brothers in faith look for a new street corner where they will give out free popcorn and cotton candy. Their East Oakland neighborhood might be marred by drugs and violence, but the popcorn stand is a streak of optimism in an otherwise bleak neighborhood, they say... For nearly two...

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Islamic Center of Tacoma Hosts Open House to Educate, Engage Neighbors In Wake of Cartoon Crisis

February 27, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5553674p-4998943c.html

On February 27, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The University Place mosque held an open house Sunday to show non-Muslims the sanctuary, and answer questions about their religion – with a special focus on the prophet Muhammad and the recent controversy regarding some newspapers’ decision to publish editorial cartoons depicting him.

'We...

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Baltimore County Muslims Express Concerns About School System Calendar Recommendations

February 27, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.calendar27feb27,0,4844129.story

On February 27, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "A Baltimore County school board committee has made recommendations about religious holidays for the school system's calendar, and a leader of the Muslim community said he is disappointed that it didn't suggest closing for two Islamic holy days. One of the recommendations is to allow...

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At Brown University, a Muslim Chaplain to Build Sense of Community

February 27, 2006

Source: Eyewitness News TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.eyewitnessnewstv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4553586

On February 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "[Rumee] Ahmed is Brown [University's] first Muslim chaplain and joined four other associate chaplains at the school when he started last month. Many universities have Muslim chaplains, but Ahmed is among just a handful that are paid, said Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain at Brown...

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Country Launches First Interfaith Directory

February 27, 2006

Source: Scoop

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0602/S00075.htm

On February 27, 2006 Scoop reported, "Despite the media image of people of different faiths being in continual conflict, New Zealanders from different religions are in regular and formal contact with each other, researchers in Victoria University’s Religious Studies programme have found. The first Directory of Interfaith and Ecumenical Activity in New Zealand will be launched at 4pm today (Monday 27...

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