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In Roxbury, a Call for Religious Tolerance

June 28, 2007

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/28/in_roxbury_a_call_for_religious_tolerance/

Rabbis came in yarmulkes, priests wore their Roman collars, and imams dressed in knitted caps and the loose-fitting gowns called thobes.

About 300 people, from Jews in sandals to suited Christians to Muslims in sequined veils, gathered beneath the arched brick...

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Georgia Muslim Barred From Court Over Islamic Scarf

June 28, 2007

Source: PRNewswire

http://fe31.news.sp1.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070628/pl_usnw/georgia_muslim_barred_from_court_over_islamic_scarf

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reported today that a Georgia Muslim seeking to contest a speeding ticket was allegedly barred from a courtroom in that state because she wears an Islamic headscarf, or hijab.

The...

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First Big Wave of Iraqi Refugees Heads for the US

June 26, 2007

Author: Dan Murphy

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0626/p01s07-woiq.html?page=1

Amman, Jordan - Adnan Abbas – with his poor English, four young daughters, and little money to speak of – shrugs when told that making a new life in the US will be hard.

"I know that a new country, new language, is difficult and that America isn't going to say, 'Welcome, Adnan, here's a million dollars,' "...

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Muslim Gains Under Blair Overshadowed

June 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Britain-Muslims.html

DEWSBURY, England (AP) -- Under the shadow of a towering minaret in a Muslim enclave, veiled women stroll, shiny new cars line the streets and houses are being expanded.

It's an image of prosperity among British Muslims that didn't exist here before Prime Minister Tony Blair...

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Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond”

June 25, 2007

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/press-releases/thousands-expected-at-the-icna-mas-convention-muhammad-mercy-to-humanity-and-be.html

National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
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Feature: American Muslims Denouncing Terrorism

June 21, 2007

Author: Dilshad D. Ali

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/gallery/terrorist.html

Every few months another story hits the news: Terrorist plot uncovered, Muslims implicated. Since the tragedy of 9/11, Muslims have remained under intense scrutiny, and more than a few Americans have called the religion "evil." People still wonder: Why aren't Muslims saying--or doing--enough to condemn terrorism and violence? Is Islam really a religion of violence?...

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