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School Bus Driver Fired After Alleged Hate Crime

July 26, 2007

Author: Donna Vavala

Source: EmeraldCoast.com

http://community.emeraldcoast.com/articles/plaisted_17128___article.html/board_school.html

The school bus driver arrested in May after he allegedly cursed and spit at Muslim children in a local fast-food restaurant has lost his job at Bay District Schools.

The School Board voted at Wednesday’s meeting to support Superintendent James McCalister‘...

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Online Dialogue about Islam

July 25, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p16s01-lire.html

Despite the plethora of news media today, most Americans say they know little about Islam, and most Muslims say the media doesn't make room for their voices to be heard. This week, a major news company is going all out to try to change that.

Through "Muslims Speak Out," an online open forum with clerics and scholars from around the...

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Hundreds of Buddhist Monks to Spend Buddhist Lent in Violence-Wrecked Southern Thailand

July 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/25/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

BANGKOK, Thailand: Hundreds of yellow-robed Buddhist monks arrived in Muslim-dominated southern Thailand on Wednesday at the start of Buddhist Lent in the hope their presence will promote peace in the insurgency-wracked region....

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Islamic State Label Sparks Controversy in Malaysia

July 25, 2007

Author: Clarence Fernandez

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070725/ts_nm/malaysia_religion_dc

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Bitter debate in Malaysia questioning whether the mainly Muslim nation is an Islamic state has exposed religious and racial faultlines ahead of a widely expected early general election.

As Malaysia prepares to celebrate its 50th year of...

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Vandalism Suspected as Hate Crime

July 25, 2007

Author: Guillermo Contreras

Source: The Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071807.1B.hate.case.322152e.html

San Antonio police are investigating vandalism to a local Muslim family's vehicles as a hate crime, while the FBI also plans to look into the matter.

During a news conference at their Northwest Side home Tuesday, Said and Amel Motawea said they were alerted by a neighbor on...

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Chappelle Produces Muslim Comedy Film

July 24, 2007

Source: ContactMusic.com

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/chappelle%20produces%20muslim%20comedy%20film_1038529

Cult comic DAVE CHAPPELLE is to produce a new movie which will introduce comedy fans to the world's funniest Muslims. Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour features America's top Muslim comics Preacher Moss, Azhar Usman and Mohammed Amer. Chappelle says, "Allah Made Me Funny is one of the...

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"The European Problem - How American Muslims Could Become as Alienated as European Muslims," a Commentary by Moushumi Khan

July 24, 2007

Author: Moushumi Khan

Source: Slate

http://www.slate.com/id/2171071/nav/tap1/

The two terrorist attacks known worldwide by their dates—9/11 and 7/7—inspired suspicion of Muslims in communities in both Europe and America. But each one also symbolizes the different relations each continent has with their Muslim populations. On 9/11, America was attacked by Muslims who came here solely for the purpose of attacking it. On 7/7, London was bombed by...

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Office Raided on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties

July 24, 2007

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070724/NEWS02/70724034/1001/NEWS

Federal agents are raiding today the Dearborn offices of two charities suspected of having ties to terrorist groups in the Middle East.

A Dearborn police officer guarded the entrance to the office of the Goodwill Charitable Organization, a fund-raising office established by the...

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