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Muslim Insurgents Confound Military In Thailand

August 31, 2009

Author: Thomas Fuller

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/world/asia/01iht-thai.html

The Thai soldiers patrolling this hamlet racked by insurgent violence measure their progress modestly: two years ago, villagers closed their shutters and refused to greet them. Now most residents peer out of their wood-frame houses and offer strained smiles.

“The local people have started to open their hearts,”...

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Secular Camp In Collin County Focuses On Questions, Not Answers

August 31, 2009

Author: Avi Selk

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/083109dnmetatheistcamp.3cc7357.html

"Mommy," 5-year-old Joseph recently asked Amie Parsons, "if Jesus was a carpenter and was real, and God isn't real, does that mean Jesus built the schools and buildings?"

Parsons, who describes herself as nonreligious, was delighted by her son's...

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Religious Statesman Zed Is a 'Continuing Story' At Harvard University Pluralism Project

August 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Little About

http://www.littleabout.com/news/31717,religious-statesman-zed-continuing-story-harvard-university-pluralism-project.html

Religious statesman and Hindu leader Rajan Zed is a “continuing story” in “The Pluralism Project at Harvard University” database.

Other “continuing stories” (...

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Richardson Mosque Invites Churches to Share In Fast-Breaking Dinners During Ramadan

August 29, 2009

Author: Jeffrey Weiss

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/082909dnmetrichramadan.3d3c14d.html

Members of the Dallas Islamic Center plan to break their daylong Ramadan fast today with traditional foods in an untraditional setting: a social hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.

The mostly Turkish mosque, Richardson-based...

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Buddhists Look Ahead to New Temple

August 28, 2009

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Fresno Bee

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8487,0,0,1,0

There’s a sense of excitement in the Buddhist community over the new Family Dharma Center taking shape on East Alluvial Avenue in Clovis. It’s been a long time coming for Fresno Buddhist Temple, a Kern Street fixture since 1902, whose members have wanted to move to the area where many of their young families live. Plans are for a new temple with...

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Buddhist Temple Re-Opens After Arson

August 28, 2009

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Torstar News Service

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8492,0,0,1,0

The arsonists crept up to the Buddhist temple in Scarborough around 4 a.m., doused a side door in flammable liquid, then set the immense wooden structure alight.

They ran around back and tried to torch the part of the temple that housed the library. But they inadvertently triggered a motion sensor alarm, dropped bottles of flammable liquid, and fled...

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Feds Monitoring Apparent Bias Case Involving Muslims

August 28, 2009

Author: Zachary R. Dowdy and Sumathi Reddy

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/feds-monitoring-apparent-bias-case-involving-muslims-1.1404546

Federal authorities confirmed Friday they are monitoring the case of an Islandia man who police said harassed two Muslim women at a Smithtown gas station.

"We're aware of it and we're going to monitor this," said Robert...

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Buddhist Temple Re-Opens After Arson

August 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Toronto Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8492,0,0,1,0

The arsonists crept up to the Buddhist temple in Scarborough around 4 a.m., doused a side door in flammable liquid, then set the immense wooden structure alight.

They ran around back and tried to torch the part of the temple that housed the library. But they inadvertently triggered a motion sensor alarm,...

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Exhibit Honors Muslims Who Saved Jews

August 28, 2009

Author: Shahzada Irfan

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6592238.html

When no other European country dared to withstand the wrath of Nazi Germany, it was the Muslims of Albania who saved a large number of Jewish people from extermination.

Albania, a Muslim majority country in Europe, opened its borders during World War II and took in thousands of Jews fleeing from different countries....

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