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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Unites Arabs and Israelis; Declaration Against War Stirs Debate

August 20, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00D1EF63C5A0C738EDDA10894DE404482

On August 20, 2006 The New York Times reported, "It was an immensely appealing experiment, both in its idealism and in its simplicity: Let young Israeli and Arab musicians play together in an orchestra to show that communication and cooperation were possible between peoples who had long fought each other. The two men behind the...

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Islamic Scholar and Leader Walks an Interfaith Path and Embraces a Pluralistic Austin

August 20, 2006

Source: Austin American-Stateman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/08/20razi.html

On August 20, 2006 Austin American-Stateman reported, "The man with the white turban and black robe strides toward the south entrance of the Texas Capitol. He is a stranger, unknown to the dozens of religious leaders assembled on this hot afternoon. As he takes his place on the steps, one of the organizers smiles. Earlier that day, she had...

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Conflict in Middle East Strains Interfaith Relations in Kansas City

August 19, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/15307091.htm

On August 19, 2006 The Kansas City Star reported, "In the best of times, Mahnaz Shabbir and Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz reach across cultural and religious barriers. But the conflict in the Mideast has strained local interfaith relations between people who ordinarily try to bridge the gap between their respective faiths, Islam and Judaism. The divide...

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Utah's Only Islamic Day School, Iqra Academy, Educating the Next Generation

August 18, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_4204550

On August 18, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Muslim children in the United States live in two worlds - the circle of their Islamic beliefs and the surrounding American culture. Learning to balance the two can be especially tricky when those worlds collide. Most of Utah's 20,000-plus Muslims send their kids to public schools for a secular education. On the weekends, they go to Sunday school at the mosque to...

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Rajinder Singh Khalsa, Sikh Community, Still Reeling from Impact of 9/11

August 18, 2006

Source: Indian Press

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2897

On August 18, 2006 the Indian Press reported, "When Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 57, gets up in the morning, he often sees a ‘white hole’ with his left eye. Sunlight is anathema for him, as he cannot focus on anything for minutes afterwards. Many a night, he gets up screaming from his sleep; he has terrible nightmares of imminent danger, he says. He is obsessively protective of his...

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In "A Son's Sacrifice," an Interfaith Approach to Filmmaking

August 18, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16326

On August 18, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, " With all of the negative images about Jewish-Muslim clashes in the world, it is nice to see a documentary, directed and produced by a Jew and a Muslim, about a Muslim son taking over his father's slaughterhouse business in Queens, N.Y.

'A Son's Sacrifice,' which will be screened...

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Middletown Islamic Center, Still Under Construction, Hit by Vandalism

August 18, 2006

Source: Times Herald-Record

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060818/NEWS/608180329

On August 18, 2006 the Times Herald-Record reported, "For two years, Dr. Quazi al-Tariq reported on the proud but slow progress in building the Middletown Islamic Center and the fantastic support it gets from the community — Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Yesterday, al-Tariq stood, crying, on the balcony of the unfinished, two-story...

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Congressional Candidate Advocates Profiling of Muslim Males

August 17, 2006

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/15290945.htm

On August 17, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A congressional candidate from northwestern Wisconsin says airport security screeners should search all Muslim males. Paul Nelson, a Woodville Republican, issued a statement Monday calling for a 'no-nonsense' plan for airport security. 'Racial profiling is...

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Religious Violence Will Now Be Covered in Indian Textbooks

August 17, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5260286.stm

On August 17, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pupils in India will soon be taught controversial topics like the 2002 Gujarat riots and those which followed the destruction of the Babri mosque. The new syllabus, meant for final-year political science students, is due out in April 2007. Indian textbooks are largely silent on sensitive issues after 1947 - the year of India's independence from British rule and the...

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The History of Islamic Communities in Rhode Island (2006)

By the 1990s, Muslims had established more than six hundred masjids (mosques) and centers across America.[1] The approximately six thousand Muslims in Rhode Island are a dynamic and vibrant subset of this larger Muslim-American community.

Muslims began meeting in the 1960s and 70s in the student's union building at the University of Rhode Island and surrounding smaller communities to pray and develop a community for worship and socialization.[2] This small group of Muslims would often travel to Quincy,...

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Fire Destroys El Cajon Islamic Center

August 17, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060817-0912-bn17fire2.html

On August 17, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "A fire ripped through a mosque and community center early Thursday morning, destroying the building and causing more than $2 million damage. No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at 2:09 a.m. at the Kurdish Community Islamic Center and Al-Madina Al-Munawara mosque on Magnolia...

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Candidate for the House of Delegates Faces Anti-Muslim Bigotry

August 16, 2006

Source: 9News Now

http://wusatv9.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51405

On August 16, 2006 9News Now reported, "The foiled terror plot is affecting us on a social level, much like the attacks on 9/11, and fear can lead to bigotry in the form of racial profiling against Muslims. Case in point: a Montgomery County man running for office who happens to be Muslim. He says he has become a target, not for his stance on the issues, but because of his religion. On...

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Dhani Offers a Message of Peace and Tolerance Amidst Rock Beats and Arabic Rhythms

August 15, 2006

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=R11092

On August 15, 2006 The Wall Street Journal reported, "'Why did I choose an Arabic beat? Because the Muslims think it's a Muslim song. It's not! It's a universal song.' So explained Dhani, the pony-tailed, baby-faced founder of one of Indonesia's most popular rock 'n' roll bands, Dewa, on a recent afternoon here. Blasting a track from the group's latest album, 'Republic of Love,' Dhani...

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Op/ed: "Why Muslims Must Rise Up Now and Battle Extremism"

August 15, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2312886,00.html

On August 15, 2006 The Times published an opinion piece by Shahid Malik, Labour MP for Dewsbury, "On Friday last week I agreed to add my name to a letter to the Government from Oxfam, other non-governmental organisations and individuals to express, in the wake of the Middle East crisis, our commitment to the fundamental humanitarian principle that all innocent lives should be valued...

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SALDEF Working for Safety of Sikhs in After Most Recent Terror Arrests

August 15, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1549&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Works%20with%2

On August 15, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Following the successfully foiled attempted terrorist activity at London’s Heathrow Airport late last week, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has been in direct contact with federal agencies including...

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