Islam

After Vandalism at La Mirada Mosque, an Interfaith Call for Unity

August 28, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4207793

On August 28, 2006 San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders called for unity and tolerance Friday at a mosque hit twice this week by vandalism.

'If you don't have unity, there is nothing,' Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark of Temple Beth Ohr in La Mirada said at a news conference at the Muslim Community Services Inc. mosque in La Mirada. The conference was...

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Op/ed: "America's Muslims Aren't as Assimilated as You Think"

August 27, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/25/AR2006082501169.html

On August 27, 2006 The Washington Post published an opinion piece by Geneive Abdo, the liaison for the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations, "If only the Muslims in Europe -- with their hearts focused on the Islamic world and their carry-on liquids poised for destruction in the West -- could behave like the well-...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend their faith as...

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After Bomb Plot Foiled, German Muslims Condemn Terror

August 26, 2006

Source: Islamonline

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-08/26/05.shtml

On August 26, 2006 Islamonline reported, "Germany's Muslim community on Friday, August 25, condemned the failed plot to blow up passengers trains in the west of the country last month and offered to help authorities fight terrorism. Sixteen organizations, including the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, issued a joint statement saying they were 'deeply shocked and horrified...

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Op/ed: "Calling Them Islamic Fascists Can't Help"

August 26, 2006

Source: ScrippsNews

http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/11721

On August 26, 2006 ScrippsNews published a commentary by Parvez Ahmed, board chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, "After 9/11, President Bush described our fight against terrorism as a 'crusade' _ a statement he later retracted. In his first press conference after the recently thwarted terrorist plot to blow up planes flying from Britain to the United States, the president said, 'This nation is...

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Protests by Religious Conservatives in Karachi After Proposed Changes to Islamic Law

August 26, 2006

Source: GulfNews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/08/26/10062820.html

On August 26, 2006 Reuters reported, "Religious conservatives held small protests in several Pakistani cities yesterday, vowing to resist government attempts to amend Islamic laws that liberals have long deemed unfair to women. The laws, one of which makes rape victims liable to prosecution for adultery unless they produce four male...

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Muslims, Christians, and Jews Gather to Pray for Peace in the Middle East

August 25, 2006

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2006/0825/mideast.htm

On August 25, 2006 The Tidings reported, "'How can the Holy Land be filled with peace when the nations and we, ourselves, have not been fully converted to peace?' asked Deacon Eric Stoltz at the opening of an Aug. 17 prayer service that brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim worshippers to express a common hope for peace in the Mideast. Sponsored by the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council, the...

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Op/ed: "The Governor's Cold Shoulder to Muslims"

August 25, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-syed25aug25,0,1109844.story

On August 25, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece by Shakeel Syed, the executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, "Earlier this month, with war raging in the Middle East, I saw that my governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was meeting with rabbis and others who support Israel. As executive...

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Dutch Authorities Express Regret Over Arrest of Indian Muslims

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/25/AR2006082500254.html

On August 25, 2006 Reuters reported, "Twelve Indians who caused panic aboard an India-bound U.S. airliner returned home on Saturday, saying they were not ill-treated by the Dutch authorities and requesting the matter be considered closed. Air marshals arrested the men, all...

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Police Investigate Arson at a Minneapolis Islamic Center

August 25, 2006

Source: Daily Planet, the

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/2136

On August 25, 2006 the Daily Planet reported, "A Minneapolis mosque was targeted with a suspected arson early Thursday morning while prayer was in session, the mosque director said. No one was hurt in the incident, but dozens of books and other equipments were destroyed.

Sheikh Abdirashid Hassan, the director of Abubakar Assadique Islamic Center located in 2824 13th Avenue S., which was bought by Muslims a...

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No Appeal by US Government Regarding Tariq Ramadan's Visa

August 25, 2006

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060825/News01/60825014

On August 25, 2006 the South Bend Tribune reported, "The U.S. government has decided not to appeal a court ruling ordering it to either issue a visa to Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Muslim scholar, or provide good reasons for not doing so, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported Friday. In 2004, the U.S. authorities revoked a visa...

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After Terror Arrests, the Difficulties of "Traveling While Asian"

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401529.html

On August 25, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "At an airport in Spain, a terrified 12-year-old girl began crying and pointing at two passengers, both Muslim college students, fueling a panic that led to their removal from the plane. A West Virginia airport terminal was evacuated when officials wrongly suspected that luggage...

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