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Muslims, Buddhists Stage Rival Demonstrations in Troubled Southern Thailand

March 11, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/11/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

BANGKOK, Thailand: Muslims and Buddhists staged rival protests Sunday in southern Thailand, as violence in the troubled area continued with three more killings.

In Pattani province, about 60 veiled Muslim women blocked a main road to demand the release of three...

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Between Black and Immigrant Muslims, an Uneasy Alliance

March 11, 2007

Author: Andrea Elliott

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/11/nyregion/11muslim.html?hp

Under the glistening dome of a mosque on Long Island, hundreds of men sat cross-legged on the floor. Many were doctors and engineers born in Pakistan and India. Dressed in khakis, polo shirts and the odd silk tunic, they fidgeted and whispered.

One thing stood between them and dinner: A visitor from Harlem was coming to ask...

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Muslim Inmates Demand Equality on Their Plates

March 11, 2007

Author: Juli S. Charkes

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/11/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/11WEmain.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

MUSLIM inmates at the Westchester County Jail are free to study the Koran and worship together. But they say that they are not able to adhere fully to their faith because county jail officials have declined to meet their demands in one area: their diet.

“...

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"Faith's School," a Commentary by Mona Siddiqui

March 10, 2007

Author: Mona Siddiqui

Source: The Scotsman/The Messenger

http://living.scotsman.com/books.cfm?id=380012007

WITH AN INCREASING FOCUS ON Islam and the Muslim world, it has become fashionable to talk about a "Muslim reformation". Indeed, the western world in particular is quite rightly eager to discover who are the voices of reformative Islam, who are the scholars and thinkers calling for the Muslim world to reflect on the challenges posed by modernity and...

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Idaho Mosque Plastered with Swastika Stickers; Police Investigate

March 9, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/10/america/NA-GEN-US-Mosque-Harassment.php

BOISE, Idaho: A few swastika-emblazoned stickers have been left on a mosque and another building in Boise, Idaho, prompting a police investigation, officials said.

The stickers were reported Sunday as children arrived at the Islamic Center of Boise for Sunday school, said...

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The Battle for the Mosque Broadens and Deepens

March 9, 2007

Author: Stephen Schwartz

Source: TCSDaily

http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=030707B

At the launching of the Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP) two years ago, TCSDaily was one of the media institutions most supportive to our work, and I have therefore chosen this venue to present a balance sheet of CIP's activities in promoting moderate Islam.

We have enjoyed significant success. But some notable obstacles remain before us. These include...

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Area's Sunnis and Shiites Keep A Delicate Balance Across Divides

March 8, 2007

Author: Pamela Constable

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/07/AR2007030702311.html

In its modest way, the Muslim Community School in Montgomery County is a tiny bulwark against the hate-filled sectarian violence that has ripped Iraq apart, threatens to divide the Muslim world and has created tensions among Muslim immigrants in the United States.

Each...

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Our Muslim Neighbors

March 8, 2007

Author: TERI MADDOX

Source: Belleville News-Democrat

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/living/16857523.htm

You've never heard of prejudice based on first names? That's because your name isn't Mohammed.

After 9/11, Belleville psychotherapist Mohammed Kibria noticed people began treating him as "stupid" or "dangerous" or both. He faced intense security checks at airports and eventually was asked to leave his job at a mental-...

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Muslim Congressman Talks up 'American Values' in State Department Outreach

March 7, 2007

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2007/03/muslim-congressman-talks-up-american.html

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is turning to Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, to help burnish the country's image in the Muslim world -- despite Ellison's outspoken criticism of the Bush administration's foreign policy.

"I plan to talk to people in the State Department and...

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New Dutch Muslim Cabinet Minister Accuses Lawmaker of Racially Motivated Political Attacks

March 7, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/07/europe/EU-GEN-Netherlands-Muslim-Minister.php

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: One of the first two Muslims appointed to a Dutch Cabinet post, Ahmed Aboutaleb calls himself a "foot soldier" in the cause of immigrant integration. And as a foot soldier, he expects to be a target, he said Wednesday.

Since being sworn...

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Museum of Tolerance to be Built on Top of Muslim Cemetery

March 7, 2007

Author: Abdussalam Mohamed

Source: Southern California In Focus

http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/4012/135/

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has raised at least $200 millions, mainly from American donors, to build a Museum of Tolerance on the Ma’am Allah cemetery, a site believed to contain the remains of dozens of companions of Prophet Muhammad as well as thousands of Jerusalemite Muslims.

On May 3,...

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Islamic Center of Yakima

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Phone: 509-248-5919

"Religious Freedom Expands Under Bush," a Commentary by Charles C. Haynes

March 6, 2007

Author: Charles C. Haynes

Source: Burlington Free Press

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070306/OPINION/703060322/1006

Charles C. Haynes--Here's one of the best-kept secrets about the Bush presidency: Over the past five years, the U.S. Department of Justice has quietly, but vigorously, enforced civil rights laws designed to protect religious freedom.

Now Attorney...

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