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Op/Ed: "Where Are the Moderate Muslims? Everywhere" by Meher Sultana

September 28, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/15625345.htm

On September 28, 2006 The Miami Herald published a letter-to-the-editor by Fort Lauderdale resident Meher Sultana, "Re: Cal Thomas' Sept. 23 Other Views column, Where are the moderate Muslims?: The simple answer is: They are everywhere. Many of us are Americans, study in American institutions and go on to work and pay American dollars to our tax system. Like...

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Hispanic Muslim Demographic is on the Rise

September 28, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0928/p03s02-ussc.html

On September 28, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn't look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she's from, often they are surprised that it's not the Middle East but Colombia. That's because Ms. Garcia, a bookstore clerk who immigrated to the US seven years ago, is Hispanic...

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Germany Hosts Islam Summit in the Shadow of Opera Cancellation

September 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5385058.stm

On September 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "The German government has met Muslim community leaders in Berlin amid a row over the cancellation of a Mozart opera deemed offensive to Muslims. The Islam conference was a landmark initiative to improve the integration of Germany's three million Muslims. It was overshadowed by the row over the opera Idomeneo. In one scene it was to show the severed heads of the Prophet...

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LA Intersection to be Named After Imam

September 27, 2006

Source: CBS2

http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_270155644.html

On September 27, 2006 CBS2 reported, "A South Los Angeles intersection will be named for a prominent local Islamic minister under a plan approved Wednesday by the City Council. The intersection of 41st Street and Central Avenue will be designated as Imam Abdul Karim Hasan Square for the Muslim clergyman who has worked at the Bilal Islamic Center for 35 years. 'Imam Abdul Karim Hasan is a distinguished clergy...

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Germans Cancel Opera Fearing Islamic Backlash

September 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/09/27/fearing_islamic_reaction_germans_silence_an_opera/

On September 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "One of Germany's foremost opera houses has abruptly canceled a modern production of Mozart's 'Idomeneo' because of fears of a violent reaction to a scene showing the severed head of the Prophet Mohammed. The cancellation, at the urging of...

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Interfaith Group of Moms Form Faith Club, Publish Book

September 27, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-26-faith-club_x.htm

On September 27, 2006 USA Today reported, "When the news abounds with incendiary stereotypes, contradictory theologies and confusing cultural identities, can any ordinary person sort it all out? Yes, if they're bold, persistent and open-minded, say the three women of the Faith Club: Ranya Idliby, a Muslim; Suzanne Oliver, a Christian; and Priscilla Warner, a Jew. This New...

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Offensive Anti-Muslim Radio Ad Pulled

September 26, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-26-offensive-ads_x.htm

On September 26, 2006 USA Today reported, "Not so funny. Keith Dennis came to that reckoning after a radio ad planned by his Ohio car dealership was criticized as anti-Muslim and refused by several radio stations. The commercial called for a 'jihad on the automotive market.' It said salespeople would be wearing burqas, a traditional garment in some Muslim nations, and...

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Reward Offered in Melbourne Mosque Shooting Case

September 26, 2006

Source: Florida Today

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060926/BREAKINGNEWS/60926016/1086

On September 26, 2006 Florida Today reported, "Local and federal authorities today are turning to the public with a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the sniper who fired on a south Melbourne mosque Friday night. Melbourne police today also released a description of a man wearing jeans and a dark-...

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Indiana Governor Breaks Ramadan Fast with Local Muslims at his Residence

September 26, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060926/LOCAL19/609260408/-1/ZONES04

On September 26, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Gov. Mitch Daniels reached out to more than 150 Muslims from across the state Monday night, welcoming them to his official residence for a meal to end their daily fasting for Ramadan. Shortly after sunset, the Muslim call to prayer rang out over the home's back...

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US Academics Slam Denial of Ramadan Visa

September 26, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-09/26/02.shtml

On September 26, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "American academics and civil liberty organizations blasted the Bush administration's 'ideological exclusion' of prominent Swiss-based Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan... Diana Eck, who heads the American Academy of Religion, asserted that Ramadan, a Swiss citizen who teaches at Oxford University, is 'one of today's leading Muslim...

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Gainesville Islamic Center Expands to Meet Needs

September 26, 2006

Source: AccessNorthGA

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/hall/newfullstory.asp?ID=107300

On September 26, 2006 AccessNorthGA reported, "Growth in Northeast Georgia's Muslim population is prompting the Gainesville Islamic Center to expand. Imam Bilal Ali said that the Center has been at its current Summitt Street location since 1994, when it moved across street from a house it occupied since its establishment in the early 1980s. Membership is now at 160,...

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Partnerships with Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian Communities Boost Homeland Security

September 25, 2006

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20060919151237tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

On September 25, 2006 News Blaze reported, "'Our country is more secure today because law enforcement and America's Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities are working more closely together,' according to Homeland Security's Daniel W. Sutherland.

'We sincerely hope and expect that those relationships will deepen and...

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