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Bush Calls Terror Plot a "Stark Reminder" of War Against Islamic Extremists

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4781185.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "President George W Bush has said a plot to bomb US-bound flights from the UK is a 'stark reminder' that the US is still at war with Islamic extremists. Mr Bush said it showed 'Islamic fascists... will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom'. He said the US was more secure now than before the attacks of 11 September 2001, but was not 'completely safe'....

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Amidst Indonesia's "Fragile Equilibrium," Pope's Appeal Grants Reprieve for Christians Facing Execution

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...

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MPAC Hosts Joint Press Conference with FBI-DC to Respond to Foiled Terror Plot

August 11, 2006

Source: MPAC Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=405

On August 11, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "In response to the British terror plot, MPAC today held a press conference with the Joseph Persichini, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington, DC Field Office, as well as national Arab and Muslim leaders to voice their solidarity in the fight against terrorism. The unprecedented event, which was the first time federal law enforcement...

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ADL Denounces UNHRC Resolution as Anti-Semitic

August 11, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4871_62.htm

On August 11, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced the UN Human Rights Council for passing a resolution which falsely accuses Israel of massacring thousands of civilians in Lebanon while ignoring Hezbollah's barrage of rocket attacks against Israeli cities and use of human shields. 'The Human Rights Council has adopted wholesale a false...

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British Police Increase Presence in Muslim Areas

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4783099.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "The police have increased their presence in areas with Muslim populations in the UK to deter attacks after the latest terror arrests. Officers are investigating a small fire at a mosque in Chester but say it is too early to say whether it was in response to the alleged terror plot.

The small blaze was quickly extinguished and no-one was injured.

The...

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Coast Guard to Allow Religious Head Covers That Fit Under Hat or Helmets

August 10, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060810/3042117.asp

On August 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Coast Guard is changing its regulations to allow religious head coverings - but certain headware, such as Sikh turbans, would still be excluded. That's because the head coverings will have to fit under a uniform hat or helmet. 'We should respect people's religious values. . . ....

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Chicagoland Muslims Fear Backlash as Terror Plot Emerges

August 10, 2006

Source: CBS 2 Chicago

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_222190512.html

On August 10, 2006 CBS 2 Chicago reported, "When the threat-level of terrorism rises, many members of the Muslim community become uneasy.

Many Muslims feel that because the plotters purport to be Islamic, all Muslims face targeted scrutiny.

CBS 2's Jon Duncanson reports on a Chicago neighborhood where anxiety increases along with the national threat level.
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ADL Alleges Groups Organizing DC Rally Support Extremism

August 10, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4870_12.htm

On August 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The sponsors of an anti-Israel rally scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12 in Washington, D.C., with related rallies taking place in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, have a history of providing a platform to an array of extremist views, including support for Palestinian terrorism and the terrorist group Hezbollah, calls for...

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Editorial: Jewish and Muslim Women Begin Dialogue, Hope Others Reach Out

August 10, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060801/EDIT01/608010370/1090/EDIT

On August 10, 2006 The Enquirer ran an editorial that commented, "Set against the darkening backdrop of Middle East tensions, Blue Ash resident Ellen Bloomfield's small gesture of goodwill casts a warming glow. After reading a news account of local Muslims' concerns over growing Middle East violence, Bloomfield, a Jew, called...

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Rochester Interfaith Community Calls for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060810/OPINION02/608100358/1039/OPINION

On August 10, 2006 Democrat and Chronicle published a guest essay by Muhammad Shafiq, Imam of the Islamic Center of Rochester, and Denise Yarbrough, Interreligious/ecumentical Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, "As our world spirals ever downward into war and violence,...

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Muslim Group Takes Issue with Bush's Use of "Islamic Fascists"

August 10, 2006

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14290351/

On August 10, 2006 Reuters reported, "U.S. Muslim groups criticized President Bush Thursday for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a 'war with Islamic fascists,' saying the term could inflame anti-Muslim tensions. U.S. officials have said the plot, thwarted by Britain, to blow up several aircraft over the Atlantic bore many of the hallmarks of al-Qaida. 'We...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Unite After Vandalism to Catholic Church

August 10, 2006

Source: The Citizen

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/newsheadlines/display.var.873554.0.church_and_muslim_leaders_unire_to_beat_vandals.php

On August 10, 2006 The Citizen reported, "COUNCILLORS and church leaders held a meeting to try to tackle attacks by Muslim youths on a Blackburn Roman Catholic church. The move came after the Lancashire Telegraph reported a vandalism attack by youths at...

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Discrimination, Harassment Takes a Mental Health Toll on Muslims

August 10, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-09-muslim-american-cover_x.htm

On August 10, 2006 USA Today reported, "Motaz Elshafi, 28, a software engineer, casually opened an internal e-mail at work last month. The message began, 'Dear Terrorist.' The note from a co-worker was sent to Muslims working at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, N.C., a few days after train bombings in India that killed 207. The e-mail warned that...

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