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West Virginia School Sued Over Portrait of Jesus

June 28, 2006

Source: Americans United press release

http://www.au.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr004=4ezc3svkd1.app7b&abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=8291&security=1002&news_iv_ctrl=1241

On June 28, 2006 an Americans United press release reported, "A federal lawsuit has been lodged against a public school district in West Virginia over a portrait of Jesus displayed outside the principal’s office at...

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Sikh Pilgrims to Amritsar Demand Lower Bus Fares, Visa Office

June 28, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/92CEEE4A7760B3DF8725719B0062D5C3

On June 28, 2006 SikhNet reported, "A visa office in Amritsar and a reduced bus fare would facilitate more Indian Sikhs to visit holy places in Pakistan, Sikh religious leaders said on Monday. 'Most buses arrive empty and only 234 Sikh pilgrims have come by train to commemorate the 167th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh,' said...

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Police Hold Forum for Muslim Youth in Victoria

June 28, 2006

Source: Star News Group

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/17742

On June 28, 2006 Star News Group reported, "Local police and Muslim youth came together last week for a youth forum, proving the axiom that communication promotes understanding. Senior Sergeant Craig Matters from Altona North Police said about 120 people went to the forum, which he said was 'an open and very positive exchange of views between groups'. A wide age group was represented, with many local Muslims...

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Chaplain Yee Calls for Gitmo Closure

June 28, 2006

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200606/NAT20060628c.html

On June 28, 2006 the Cybercast News Service reported, "A former Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was accused of espionage and aiding the enemy before being cleared in 2004, said the prison remains a 'potent symbol' for questioning the U.S. commitment to human rights and should be closed. 'If we close...

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New Hampshire Mosque Construction Hampered by Parking Conflict

June 27, 2006

Source: Union Leader

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=c7d3fd11-073f-40dc-a831-4abb6e8d24c4

On June 27, 2006 Union Leader reported, "Turf battles on Karatzas Avenue are continuing between homeowners and a planned mosque. Neighbors are calling for the strict enforcement of on-street parking bans, which has mosque officials charging they are being targeted. Construction manager Nermin Cejvan said workers occasionally...

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Opinion: "We All Share the Fight Against Extremists" by Sheema Khan

June 27, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.caircan.ca/oped_more.php?id=2544_0_10_0_C

On June 27, 2006 The Globe and Mail ran an opinion piece by columnist Sheema Khan, former chair of CAIR-Canada. Khan writes, "First, there was 'driving while black,' the expression that summarized racial profiling employed by some American police officers. Then came 'flying while Arab' to denote the suspicion that followed 9/11. Now, since the arrest of 17 alleged terrorists in Toronto, we...

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