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Faith in Coexistence

May 31, 2007

Source: Star News Group

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/43290

THAI Muslims will tour Greater Dandenong’s places of worship in a bid to understand how people of different religions can coexist in one place.

The Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and with the help of Greater Dandenong’s Interfaith Network, has developed a Muslim Cultural Exchange program with Thailand.

The program allows Australia...

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Mosque Attendance Falls After Terrorism Arrests

May 30, 2007

Author: Dina Temple-Raston

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10529148

Midday prayers at the South Jersey Islamic Center in Palmyra often have thin attendance, but since the arrest of a handful of its members, attendance has plummeted. The hundreds of congregants who used to show up for Friday evening prayers now number just dozens. People who had prayed there for years are now staying away.

Ejlvir,...

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Boyles Continued Trend of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric by Denver Clear Channel Hosts

May 30, 2007

Source: Colorado Media Matters

http://colorado.mediamatters.org/items/200705310001

Summary: Peter Boyles of 630 KHOW-AM is the most recent Denver-based Clear Channel Communications host to engage in anti-Muslim rhetoric, telling a caller on his May 30 show that "the enemy" is "radical, crazy, religious Islam." Boyles also agreed with the caller's suggestions that the United States should bar "Islamic immigration" and that Islam should be declared "a political ideology."
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US Airways Seeks Imam-Suit Dismissal

May 30, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070530-023947-9029r.htm

US Airways is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of Muslim imams, saying the airline followed government guidelines when it removed the men from a flight because of suspicious behavior.

The response to the lawsuit, filed March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, says...

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Some Irked that Banner at Lodi's Sikh Temple Doesn't Include American Flag

May 30, 2007

Author: Ross Farrow

Source: Lodi News Sentinel

http://www.saldef.org/anm/anmviewer.asp?a=1701&print=yes

The new Sikh Temple in south Lodi has a 60-foot-high canary-yellow banner with the faith's emblem, but some Lodi residents wonder why there isn't an American flag to go with it.

"It's almost a slap in the face as an American and as veterans," said Lodi resident Robin Sarisky. "You're an American first; then everything else falls...

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