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Valley Interfaith Launches Drive for Citizenship

June 30, 2006

Source: The Brownsville Herald

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/print.php?id=71479_0_10_0

On June 30, 2006 The Brownsville Herald reported, "Valley Interfaith is launching its first drive for citizenship since 1997 in an attempt to prevent individual immigrants from getting lost in the national debate on immigration. 'We want to provide some sort of relief against our national rhetoric of immigration bashing,' said Estela Sosa Garza, a McAllen leader with Valley...

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CAIR-Chicago Meets with Danish Youth Delegation

June 30, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2206&theType=NR

On June 30, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "A delegation of eight young leaders from Denmark recently visited CAIR-Chicago’s downtown office. The delegation came to Chicago through the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). That program, administered by the Meridian International Center, seeks to introduce...

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Social Responsibility is the Focus of 2006 ICNA-MAS Convention

June 30, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-06/30/07.shtml

On June 30, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The 31st annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) kicks off on Friday, June 30, with a strong focus on social awareness and responsibility among American Muslims. 'American Muslims must get more involved in society and social outreach work, such as helping the homeless, and disaster victims,' Dr. Zahid Bukhari,...

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MAS to Hold Nationwide "Justice for Palestine" Rallies

June 30, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3416

On June 30, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Responding to the recent Israeli military incursion in Gaza and looming humanitarian crisis resulting from aid cuts to the Palestinian people, MAS Freedom Foundation calls upon all people of conscience to join them in 'Justice for Palestine' rallies to be held throughout the United States. The rallies are being held to...

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Minnesota Muslim Seeks House Seat

June 29, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/29/ap/politics/mainD8IHOJ5O0.shtml

On June 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Keith Ellison is hoping that this city of mostly white Christians is ready to make a black Muslim its next congressman. Ellison, a state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is the state-party endorsed Democratic candidate in the liberal-leaning 5th...

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota Hosts Grand Opening After Vandalism Repaired

June 29, 2006

Source: KARE 11 News

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=128322

On June 29, 2006 KARE 11 News reported, "It was immediately apparent when rolling up the driveway of the new Hindu Temple of Minnesota, that there is something big going on this weekend. Landscape crews scrambled to lay sod and plant shrubs, while others hustled to set up a tent, and performed general cleanup.

The hubbub surrounds the Temple's grand opening, a four day...

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Silk Road Set to Reopen, Paving New Openings for Buddhist Pilgrims

June 29, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3482-1.html

On June 29, 2006 Tricycle reported, "Closed for 44 years, the Nathu La Pass on the ancient Silk Road is due to re-open on July 6th. The Silk Road is an ancient trade route that ran from China to the Mediterranean, providing passage for goods, people and ideas. Not really one road but rather a collection of routes crisscrossing Asia, the Silk Road played a critical part in the migration of Buddhism out of...

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BBC Profiles Ayaan Hirsi Ali

June 29, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4985636.stm

On June 29, 2006 BBC News reported, "Somali-born former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her outspoken criticism of conservative Islam, seems unable to avoid controversy. Caught up in a row over her Dutch citizenship, she resigned from parliament in May and said she would leave the Netherlands. Her troubles began when Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said she should be stripped of her passport because of...

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Hate Crime Victim Seeks to Educate Community About Sikhism

June 29, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1147.shtml

On June 29, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "In a follow-up news report to the Hate Crime on a Placentia Sikh family, Arinder Chadha (the victim) states after the September 11 terrorist attacks, he found it harder to leave his house wearing a turban.

Chadha, who practices Sikhism, became a target for discrimination aimed at Muslims, so he began helping to organize events and forums...

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