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London Week of Peace Begins with Interfaith Meeting

September 14, 2006

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.922154.0.united_for_a_peaceful_life.php

On September 14, 2006 the Enfield Independent reported, "London Week of Peace kicked off positively on Monday, as ninety community leaders gathered for a 'Peace through Diversity' meeting at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority. Discussing what makes peace possible in the city,...

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Jordanian Lawmakers Impose Limits on Fatwas

September 14, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060914/ap_on_re_mi_ea/jordan_religious_edicts

On September 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Lawmakers have approved a measure that would only allow a state-appointed council to issue religious edicts, a move aimed at denying Islamic hard-liners a forum for disseminating extremist ideology. The proposal on 'fatwas,' Arabic for religious edicts...

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Op/ed: "Looking for Extremism in All the Wrong Places"

September 14, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-sokatch14sep14,0,7582733.story

On September 14, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece by Daniel Sokatch, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Progressive Jewish Alliance, "Moments after I heard about the shootings at the Seattle Jewish Federation building earlier this summer, my phone rang. It was Salam Al-Marayati, the executive director of the Muslim Public...

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Muslim Leaders Criticize Pope's Comments on Islam

September 14, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/world/europe/15papalcnd.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1158292&oref=slogin

On September 14, 2006 The New York Times reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI arrived back home from Germany, Muslim leaders strongly criticized a speech he gave on his trip that used unflattering language about Islam. Some of the strongest words came from Turkey, possibly putting in jeopardy Benedict’s...

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After Malegaon Mosque Bombings, Calls for Calm by Indian Imams Heeded

September 14, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0914/p01s04-wosc.html

On September 14, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The smell of explosives was still lingering in the air when the discussion began. Malegaon's streets had just been seared by three bombs that killed at least 30 people, and as the crowds began to seethe with anger, the city's most revered Muslim leaders gathered to decide what to do. There was little question about the...

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Archbishop of York Says Christians and Muslims are Allies Against Secularism

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/5343940.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Archbishop of York has said British Christians should see Muslims as allies in the struggle against secularism. In a speech at York Minster, Dr John Sentamu said British Muslims were not offended by Christianity and preferred it to a secular state... He also said Britain had been damaged by the downgrading of religion...

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Update: In Minneapolis, Muslim Congressional Candidate Receives Democratic Nomination

September 13, 2006

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14814245/

On September 13, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A state lawmaker could become the first Muslim elected to Congress after edging out three rivals Tuesday for his district's Democratic nomination. Keith Ellison, 43, prevailed after overcoming questions about parking tickets, overdue taxes and his ties to the Nation of Islam. Because the district has long been dominated by Democrats, he...

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Kazakh President Convenes Congress of World and Traditional Religions to Promote Tolerance, Security

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5341822.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 40 spiritual leaders from around the world are in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for the Congress of World and Traditional Religions. The event was organised by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to promote security and stability through religious tolerance and understanding. Critics say it was also designed to promote Kazakhstan. Delegates...

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Update: Ellison's Victory in Primary Seen as a Step Forward for the Muslim Community

September 13, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-09-13-muslim-congress_x.htm

On September 13, 2006 USA Today reported, "The Minnesota Democrat who is likely to become the first Muslim elected to Congress says he wants to "promote the idea that America needs friends around the world, not more enemies." Keith Ellison, an African-American state legislator from Minneapolis, won Tuesday's Democratic primary to replace Rep. Martin Olav Sabo...

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Zionist Organization of America Wants Investigation of LA Human Relations Committee Regarding Award for Muslim Leader

September 13, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-hathout13sep13,1,4470623.story

On September 13, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The Zionist Organization of America asked for an investigation Tuesday into allegations that the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission violated state open meeting laws when it selected a local Muslim leader for its annual humanitarian award.

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Update: Mayor of Redding, California Apologizes for Comments about Muslims

September 12, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4986480,00.html

On September 12, 2006 the Record Searchlight reported, "Redding Mayor Ken Murray has apologized for remarks made last week at a Sept. 11 commemoration at which he called Shiite Muslims 'wing nuts' who lie, cheat and steal for their God. 'I attributed these perverted beliefs to a sect of Shiite Muslims. Was I wrong?' Murray said Monday on...

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Hindus and Muslims Reach Across the Communal Divide in Wake of Malegaon Bombings

September 12, 2006

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/12/10066703.html

On September 12, 2006 Gulf News reported, "On September 11, a hundred years ago as well as today, India has a message for the world and for itself. A hundred years ago, launching the principle of satyagraha or active non-violence in South Africa, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi spoke of its potential not only to shake the British Empire, but also to create a resurgence in South Africa and...

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Chaplain James Yee Reflects Back on 9/11

September 12, 2006

Source: Esquire

http://www.esquire.com/features/articles/2006/060807_mfe_September_06_Yee.html

In September 2006 Esquire reported, "James Yee, a West Point graduate and Muslim Army chaplain, was arrested in September 2003 for spying and aiding the enemy while ministering to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His record was eventually cleared. Yee has since written a book about his experience, For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under...

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Dispute, Division over Award to Muslim Leader, Dr. Hathout

September 12, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-hathout12sep12,1,215339.story

On September 12, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "In a public hearing spiced with accusations of Jew-hating and Muslim-bashing, nearly four dozen religious, ethnic and civil rights activists spoke out Monday on whether a prominent Los Angeles Muslim should be disqualified from receiving a prestigious humanitarian award because...

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