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As UK Commission on Integration and Cohesion is Launched, Secretary Describes Need to Tackle Tensions

August 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5280230.stm?ls

On August 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tensions between people of different ethnic groups and faiths in British society must be tackled, says Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly. As she launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion, she urged a 'new and honest' debate on diversity. The body, which will start work next month, will look at how communities in England tackle tensions and...

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New UK Commission on Integration and Cohesion to be Chaired by Sikh

August 24, 2006

Source: dnaindia

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F4820669E075CC86872571D4006AB9C5

On August 24, 2006 dnaindia reported, "In response to 7/7 and the more recent foiled terror plot the British government on Thursday launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion calling for a 'new and honest' national debate on diversity and multiculturalism.

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Calls for Racial and Religious Profiling After Most Recent Terror Arrests

August 23, 2006

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-08-23-voa45.cfm

On August 23, 2006 Voice of America reported, "The recently foiled terrorism plot in Britain has once again raised questions about whether airport security personnel should begin screening airline passengers based on race and religion. At least one U.S. Congressman has publicly called for extra screening procedures for people of Middle Eastern or South Asian heritage. That proposal has...

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East London Muslims Reflect on Latest Round of Terror Arrests

August 23, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/23/world/europe/23britain.html?ref=world

On August 23, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Hanif Qadir feels that he has fallen short, tragically. Mr. Qadir runs a community foundation in East London that tries to steer young people, most of them British-born Muslims, away from drugs, violent gangs and religious extremism. He knows 5 of the 22 suspects being held by the British authorities in...

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A Growing Gulf Between Muslims and Jews in Seattle

August 23, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/faithvalues/2003218849_jewishmuslim22m.html

On August 23, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "In the days immediately following the recent shootings at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, there was much talk of interfaith unity. Local Muslim leaders condemned the acts of a man who barged into the federation offices and, according to witnesses, announced himself as a Muslim...

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Film Documents Dialogue Between Muslims and Christians in Metro Manila, Aims to Stimulate More Conversations

August 22, 2006

Source: Islam Online

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-08/22/01.shtml

On August 22, 2006 Islam Online reported, "Two Christian artists who have witnessed how Muslims survive marginalization in this largely Catholic state have lent their voices to Filipino Muslims through a new documentary. 'Muslims have struggled to live their lives in dignity despite experiences of prejudice and discrimination against them by their non-Muslim neighbors, colleagues...

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Ustad Bismillah Khan, "A Symbol of India's Religious Pluralism," Passes Away

August 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5270968.stm?ls

On August 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Ustad Bismillah Khan was one of India's most prolific musicians, gaining worldwide acclaim for playing the shehnai for more than eight decades. He was credited with helping the shehnai - a type of wind instrument - attain a higher status in Indian classical music and taking it to a world stage. It had earlier considered to be an accompanying instrument. In...

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Richardson's Qur'anic Academy Has a Special Focus: The First Amendment

August 20, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/082106dnmetnufirstamend.314221e.html

On August 20, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "When up against an unpopular rule, most students know their options: submission, negotiation, covert disobedience or brazen rebellion. Voting usually isn't an alternative. While civics lessons teach about democracy, in schools...

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Little Evidence of Radicalism in Diverse American Muslim Community, but Concerns about the Next Generation

August 20, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2006/08/20/hearts_and_minds/

On August 20, 2006 The Boston Globe published a piece by Drake Bennett, "After 9/11, foreign policy scholars quickly took to describing terrorism as the dark underside of globalization. Al Qaeda was like a multinational corporation, the thinking went, and the money and men that had been used to such murderous effect were simply part of a larger...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their belief systems...

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Troop 394: Boy Scouts, Americans, Muslims

August 20, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-bb20troop0aug20,0,516577.story

On August 20, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Hassene Chaabane has been a Boy Scout all his life, so he jumped at the recent opportunity to introduce scouting to a new group of youths. Chaabane, 31, who attends religious services at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, is spearheading the formation of Cub...

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Archbishop Encourages Lebanese Maronite Christians to Stay

August 20, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-08-20-lebanon-christian_x.htm?csp=N0

On August 20, 2006 USA Today reported, "Chucrallah Nabil Hage, the Maronite Christian archbishop of Tyre, added a twist to his Sunday sermon here: hold your ground. 'Wherever you are — in Hajji or Tyre or Marjayoun — if you're patient and believe, you'll make it through this,' Hage told a standing-room congregation at St. George's Church in this...

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