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Holocaust Cartoons Displayed in Tehran

August 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4795709.stm

On August 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 200 Holocaust cartoons from around the world are on display at a museum in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Organisers of the exhibition say they are testing the West's commitment to freedom of speech.

A competition to choose the drawings was announced in February, in response to caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published by European newspapers...

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Muslim Officer Expresses Concerns Over New Profiling Procedures

August 15, 2006

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/08/15/passenger.profiling/

On August 15, 2006 CNN reported, "The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports.

The planned system of tougher airport checks would create a new offense of 'traveling whilst Asian,' according to one of Britain's most senior Muslim police officers....

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Judge Scolded for Removing Muslim Woman from Court

August 14, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/crime/story/6010692p-5279742c.html

On August 14, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct has admonished two local judges, one for leading a football cheer before sentencing a man for manslaughter and one for forcing a Muslim woman out of the courtroom when she wouldn’t take off her head scarf. Superior Court judge Beverly Grant, who led the...

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Lebanon Supporters Encircle the White House

August 13, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/08/13/lebanon_supporters_rally_in_dc/

On August 13, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Thousands of people circled the White House yesterday in a passionate demonstration supporting Lebanon, the country at the center of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Hundreds of red, white, and green Lebanese flags bearing the country's emblematic cedar tree waved...

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Update: La Mirada Mosque Vandalism Not Believed to Be Hate Crime

August 13, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/15264794.htm

On August 13, 2006 the Monterey Herald reported, "Two large windows of a mosque were shot out with a BB gun, but authorities don't believe the vandalism was directed at Muslims.

The attack on the storefront mosque on Imperial Highway happened late Thursday, said Los Angeles Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Doyle.

Police said the incident may be connected...

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Estimated 30,000 Rally at White House

August 13, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3621

On August 13, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Saturday's National Emergency March on Washington, in defense of Lebanon and Palestine, bringing over 30,000 Muslims from across the nation, was a huge success. The event, sponsored by the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom), the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, and the National Council of Arab...

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Malaysians Wait for Court Ruling on Conversion

August 13, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest_international.cfm?id=1178882006

On August 13, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "Malaysia is expecting a court ruling any day now that could shake society to its foundations: does a Muslim have the right to convert to another faith? A Muslim by birth, Lina Joy decided to become a Christian, marry and raise a family. But in Malaysia, where Islam is the official religion, this is an affair of state, not...

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Columbia, S.C. Muslims Fear Backlash After Foiled Terror Plot

August 12, 2006

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/15257402.htm

On August 12, 2006 The State reported, "Just as in the days after the 9/11 attacks, Columbia Muslim leaders find themselves in the disquieting, untenable position of distancing themselves from radical Islamic elements associated with the London terrorist plot. 'We feel helpless that a fringe element is kind of hijacking the faith,' Mirza Baig, a member of the Islamic Center of...

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Interfaith Rally in Seattle Calls for End to Violence

August 12, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281037_peacemarch12.html

On August 12, 2006 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Shehle Anwar has seen images of the suffering in Lebanon, from a war that has already claimed hundreds of lives. Still, someday soon, she hopes people will be willing to put aside their geographical divisions and political differences, and fighting will end in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world....

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UK Muslims Shocked by Arrests in Terror Plot, Fear Backlash

August 12, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1174032006

On August 12, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "Worshippers gathering at mosques for Friday prayers yesterday expressed shock, condemnation and scepticism over the arrest of young British Muslims in the alleged terrorist plot.

There were also fears of a backlash as police investigated an arson attack at a mosque in Cheshire. An accelerant was poured through a door at the mosque and set on fire while...

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Foreign Office Minister Criticizes Letter from Muslims Linking Terror to UK Policy

August 12, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4787119.stm

On August 12, 2006 BBC News reported, "Foreign Office minister Kim Howells has criticised Muslim leaders for condemning British foreign policy. An open letter, signed by three Muslim MPs, three peers and 38 community groups, said the stance on the Middle East has put civilians at risk. They went on to say that UK policy has given 'ammunition to extremists.' But Mr Howells denied there was a 'rational connection' and...

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Government to Execute Three Christians Who Allegedly Plotted Against Muslims

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4782579.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Indonesian officials have delayed the execution of three Christians sentenced to death for attacking Muslims. The three were due to be executed by firing squad early on Saturday, but were given a last-minute reprieve after an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI. They were sentenced for inciting attacks during religious rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Officials said...

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