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Church Sign Reads: "Muslims Can Convert to Christianity Here"

September 12, 2006

Source: Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060912/NEWS/609120341

On September 12, 2006 the Herald Tribune reported, "'Muslims can convert to Christianity here!' read the sign Monday in front of the Congregational Church on Laurel Road. It was an invitation that the church's pastor, K.C. McCay, admitted he didn't expect anyone to accept. But coming on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it was...

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9/11 Remembered with Peace Walk, Concert; South Asians Play Vital Role

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5334638.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "South Asian celebrities, peace activists and religious leaders have been taking part in events to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World trade Centre in the United States.

At the 'Hope not Hate' youth summit in Washington this weekend the Pakistani rock star, Salman Ahmad, performed John Lennon's 'Imagine' as well as his own hits....

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Update: Arbitration Fails in Jerusalem's Museum of Tolerance Dispute

September 11, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/politics/15493645.htm

On September 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arbitration between Jewish and Arab groups over the building of a museum promoting religious tolerance on the site of an old Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem has failed, officials said Monday. The Los-Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center will...

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Five Years Later, Milford Sikhs Struggle as Symbols of Faith Become a Cause for Fear

September 11, 2006

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=99034

On September 11, 2006 the Milford Daily News reported, "The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had nothing to do with Veena Chani, and yet, five years later, they made her life so much worse.

The Holliston resident is a Sikh, practicing a centuries-old religion that originated in what is now the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The...

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Muslim Congressional Candidate Seeks to Distance Himself from Controversy

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091000951.html?referrer=email

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Keith Ellison is a Democrat running for an open House seat in a heavily Democratic district. But what once looked like a cakewalk has turned into a bruising campaign in which many facts are disputed but a central one is not: If he wins, he will...

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Oslo Synagogue a Target of Terrorists

September 11, 2006

Source: Aftenposten

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1453707.ece

On September 11, 2006 Aftenposten reported, "Norway's largest synagogue received an ominous warning last November that it would be one of two targets of terrorist attacks in Oslo. The threats came in conjunction with the arrests in Italy of several members of an alleged terror group. 'I can confirm that we received information that an attack was planned against the synagogue,' Anne...

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In the Pentagon Chapel, Muslims Share Space with Christians, Jews

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091001040_pf.html

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A little before 1400 hours on Friday, Faisal Rana and Umar Abdul Wahhab prepared the Pentagon chapel for worship. Fridays are always busy at the chapel, on the Pentagon's first level, E-ring, fourth corridor, about where American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...

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Metro Detroit Muslims Tire of Defending their Faith

September 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060911/NEWS05/609110377

On September 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "For a good half hour, the speaker inside the gleaming Dearborn mosque exhorted the Muslim crowd to educate Americans about Islam. 'You have two options -- hide or come forward,' Hassanain Rajabali declared at the Islamic Center of America on a recent Friday night. 'Step up to the plate. ......

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Australian PM Calls on Muslims to Speak Out Against Terror

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5333564.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on moderate Muslims to be more critical of terrorism. In comments to mark the anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US, Mr Howard said: 'No decent genuine Muslim would support terrorism.' He also said Muslims must fully accept that Israel had a right to exist. Islamic leaders in Australia have...

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Europe's "Double Disillusionment" with Radical Islam, and the US, Post-9/11

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5336596.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "On the fifth anniversary of the 11 September attacks against the US, Europeans agree with Americans that terrorism inspired by Muslim fundamentalism is a big threat to their lives. That new fear, combined with alarm at the conflicts on Europe's doorstep in the Middle East and serious European doubts about US global leadership, means Europe as a whole is marking the...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith 'Unity...

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"We Are Americans Too": Hate Crimes Report Issued on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1980135,curpg-2.cms

On September 11, 2006 Times of India reported, "Sikhs and Muslims in the United States were most affected by hate crimes and discrimination after 9/11 while Hindus remained largely untouched by the backlash, a report on the fall-out on South Asian communities from the terror attack on America has said.

The main findings of the study by a Harvard...

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Muslims Say Condemnations Can't Be Heard Amidst Vocal "Counter-education Campaign"

September 11, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1321436

On September 11, 2006 The Gazette reported, "Mainstream American Islamic leaders have broadcast the same message since hours after the terrorist attacks five years ago. 'American Muslims utterly condemn the vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians,' said a statement the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued Sept. 11, 2001... The message may have convinced some people, but...

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An Assessment of Extremism within the American Muslim Community

September 11, 2006

Source: Belief Net

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/194/story_19415_1.html

On September 11, 2006 Belief Net reported, "Ahmad Musa Jebril had a shady reputation that preceded him, yet he was a still mystery to many in suburban Detroit’s Muslim community. The son of local imam who had been dismissed by his mosque because of his radical views, the younger Jebril had also been barred by some area mosques for his own extremist rhetoric. So when Jebril started coming...

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