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Albany Catholic and Muslim Leaders Respond to Comments by the Pope on Islam

September 18, 2006

Source: Capital News 9

http://www.capitalnews9.com/content/your_news/capital_region/default.asp?ArID=192355

On September 18, 2006 Capital News 9 reported, "The Pope's recent comments have Muslim leaders up in arms. He quoted a 14th century Byzantine text that calls the Prophet Muhammad 'evil and inhuman.' And it refers to the spread of Islam as 'by the sword.' But Father William Pape at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in...

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CAIR Calls for Increased Dialogue Between Catholics and Muslims

September 18, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060918-122957-2467r

On September 18, 2006 the United Press International reported, "The U.S. Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for a stepped-up dialogue between Muslims and Catholics. The CAIR statement was issued Friday following the public controversy over Pope Benedict XVI's remarks last week that were criticized by various Muslim groups...

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Opinion: "We Cannot Afford to Maintain These Ancient Prejudices Against Islam"

September 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1874786,00.html

On September 18, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Karen Armstrong, author of Islam: A Short History. "Last week, Pope Benedict XVI quoted, without qualification and with apparent approval, the words of the 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II: 'Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such...

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Muslim Chaplain Answers Call of Duty, Second in US Military

September 18, 2006

Source: American Forces Press Service

http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,113901,00.html

On September 18, 2006 American Forces Press Service reported, "Newly promoted Navy Lt. Cmdr. Abuhena M. Saifulislam had always wanted to serve Islam, even as a young boy growing up in Bangladesh. 'Islam is not just a religion to Muslims. It is a way of life,' Saifulislam said. 'That’s how I was brought up.' Saifulislam, now 44, realized his dream. Today, he tends...

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Muslims to Meet with Cardinal of Los Angeles to Keep Dialogue Afloat

September 18, 2006

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_pope19.38d8b30.html

On September 18, 2006 The Press-Enterprise reported, "Leaders of Southern California's Muslim community will meet this week with Cardinal Roger Mahony in Los Angeles to voice concern about controversial remarks Pope Benedict XVI made in Germany last week and to reinforce an interfaith relationship some leaders characterized as positive...

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Indian Muslim Clerics Say Issue with Pope is "Closed" Following Apology; Urge Interfaith Dialogue

September 18, 2006

Source: Mumbai Mirror

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/nmirror/mmpaper.asp?sectid=4&articleid=9172006214501569172006214442765

On September 18, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Softening their stance on Pope Benedict’s remarks on Prophet Mohammad, prominent Muslim clerics here said the issue should be considered ‘closed’ in the wake of the apology...

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Virginia Muslims Active in Fight Against Global Warming

September 18, 2006

Source: Augusta Free Press

http://www.augustafreepress.com/stories/storyReader$40562

On September 18, 2006 the Augusta Free Press reported, "'In the Koran, God said that He created nature in a balance or mizam, and that it is mankind's responsibility to maintain this fragile equilibrium,' says Richmond-based Islamic leader Dr. Imad Damaj. 'We cannot maintain it by blaming each other, but must do so by working together.'

Last week, the faith-based...

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"Divided We Fall" Documentary Premieres in Phoenix

September 18, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=74116

On September 18, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Hundreds from across the Valley gathered at the Carpenters Union building in southwest Phoenix on Thursday night, the eve of the anniversary of [Balbir Singh Sodhi's] death, to memorialize him and watch the world premiere of a documentary prompted by his murder. Sodhi practiced Sikhism, a religion in which followers believe all...

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Profile of Yogeshwar Dayal, an Interfaith Pioneer

September 18, 2006

Source: DailyIndia.com

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/60946.php/Yogeshwar_Dayal:_A_leading_votary_of_inter-faith_concord_(SPECIAL)

On September 18, 2006 DailyIndia.com ran a feature article on Yogeshwar Dayal. "The capital has lost a worthy son in Padma Shri Yogeshwar Dayal, not only the lifeline of Delhi's cultural and literary fabric but also a leading votary of inter-faith concord. He died Sep 7 at age 93. He...

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Vandalism at Mosque and Private Home of Muslim in Winnipeg

September 17, 2006

Source: CTV

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060917/mosque_vandalized_060917/20060917?hub=Canada

On September 17, 2006 CTV reported, "Vandals have desecrated an Islamic centre and family home in Winnipeg.

Furqan Rajput woke Sunday to find not only his car and home spray-painted, but also his mosque -- the Manitoba Islamic Centre in St. Vital -- across the street.

The vandals...

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Papacy Moves from Dialogue to Damage Control

September 17, 2006

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1535812,00.html

On September 17, 2006 TIME Magazine reported, "One of the signature buzzwords of John Paul II's papacy was 'dialogue.' So committed was he to seeking common ground with leaders of different faiths that he all but institutionalized the process in 1986 by hosting the first of a series of interreligious gatherings in the medieval Italian town of Assisi. It was well known in...

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In Lucknow, India's Diverse Religious Leaders Stand Against Terror, Promote Communal Amity

September 17, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200609172172.htm

On September 17, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Leaders of different religious communities today condemned the acts of terrorism and denounced the attempts to link them with a particular religion. At a joint press conference here All India Muslim Personal Law Board Vice-President Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, AIMPLB member and Naib Imam of...

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Nun Murdered in Mogadishu; Shooting May be Related to Controversy over Pope's Comments

September 17, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060917/ap_on_re_af/somalia_nun_killed

On September 17, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "An elderly Italian nun who devoted her life to helping the sick in Africa was shot dead by two gunmen at a hospital Sunday in an attack possibly linked to worldwide Muslim anger toward Pope Benedict XVI. Sister Leonella, 65, was shot in the back four times by pistol-...

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Efforts to Open Dialogue between Ethnic and Religious Leaders and the US Government

September 17, 2006

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-09-17-voa13.cfm

On September 17, 2006 the reported, "In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States five years ago, there was an increase in crimes against Muslims, and Muslim-Americans said they were unjustly targeted by law enforcement agencies. In the five years since, there have been efforts to open a dialogue between law enforcement and civil rights groups representing...

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