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Thailand: Marching 1,100 Kilometres for Peace Between Buddhists And Muslims In the South

September 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,9508,0,0,1,0

More than 70 people, including Buddhist monks, took part in a peace march that began on 11 July and ended on 1 September. Participants walked some 1,100 kilometres, from Mahidol University in Salaya District to the central mosque in Pattani province. Their goal was to tell everyone that peace and coexistence are possible in...

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Muslim Clerics Urged to Include Environment In Sermons

September 7, 2010

Author: Kristine L. Alave

Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20100907-291038/Muslim-clerics-urged-to-include-environment-in-sermons

The country's ulamas have been urged to take on a new task: preach about the environment.

The local branch of the Muslim Associations for Climate Change Action has asked the country...

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Indonesians Go Home, By the Millions

September 6, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/world/asia/07jakarta.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The exodus happens every year.

During the last days of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, tens of millions of Indonesians leave the country’s cities to return to their villages by motorcycle, train, bus and boat.

The mass homecoming is both a decidedly...

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For Local Muslims, Spiritual Recharging During Ramadan

September 5, 2010

Author: Robert Knox

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/quincy/articles/2010/09/05/for_local_muslims_spiritual_recharging_during_ramadan/?page=1

Muslims observing the month of Ramadan give up eating and drinking during daylight hours every day for 30 days. And when Ramadan falls in the long days of summer, many give up half their sleep as well.

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Why 'Islamophobia' Is Less Thinly Veiled In Europe

September 5, 2010

Author: Robert Marquand

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2010/0905/Why-Islamophobia-is-less-thinly-veiled-in-Europe

Rooful Ali is an accountant who commutes, "suited and booted," to his corporate office in London from Northamptonshire, England, where he grew up in a Bangladeshi family. His avocation is photography. But he also finds time to direct the first...

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For US Muslims, a 9/11 Anniversary Like No Other

September 4, 2010

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Google News

Wire Service: Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jYMr4MEm1Vu6my2WD-agJeNrLTOAD9I1876G0

American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States — all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more...

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Muslims Take to Minn. State Fair to Repair Image

September 4, 2010

Author: Patrick Condon

Source: Google News

Wire Service: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hHMy9Ts7cdEbA7jLyySvPOIFTOOQD9I0V4PG0

Despite the smells of fried dough and roasted meat wafting from the Minnesota State Fair, Salim and Zuleyha Ozonder were focused on the people who were leaving, not the food or festivities beckoning from across the...

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Syria’s Solidarity With Islamists Ends At Home

September 3, 2010

Author: Kareem Fahim

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/04/world/middleeast/04syria.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This country, which had sought to show solidarity with Islamist groups and allow religious figures a greater role in public life, has recently reversed course, moving forcefully to curb the influence of Muslim conservatives in its mosques, public universities and charities.

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