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U.S. Muslim Marines Struggle at Home, Overseas

August 7, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/07/nyregion/07marines.html?_r=3&oref=login&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

On August 7, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Few people ever see Ismile Althaibani’s Purple Heart. He keeps the medal tucked away in a dresser. His Marine uniform is stored in a closet. His hair is no longer shaved to the scalp. It has been 20 months since he returned from Iraq after a...

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Imams Vow to End Female Genital Mutilation

August 7, 2006

Source: The Standard

http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=1143956429

On August 7, 2006 The Standard reported, "Muslim clerics have vowed to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Moyale District. Twenty-five imams said most communities still practiced FGM erroneously believing that it was a religious rite. Led by Sheikh Abdinasir Haji Hassan, the local Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims chairman, they said the practice was unlawful in the...

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Op/Ed: "Interfaith Guidelines on Human Rights, Pluralism, Democracy, and Authority" by Dr. Robert S. Crane

August 6, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_guidelines_on_human_rights_pluralism_democracy_and_authority/0010131

On August 6, 2006 The American Muslim published an opinion piece by Dr. Robert D. Crane, a Muslim activist and former advisor to presidents, "One must be careful in dialogue with Christians and Jews or anyone else not to buy...

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Violence in Restive South Fuels Fear and Mistrust

August 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5250322.stm

On August 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "Thailand's far south is caught up in a separatist insurgency that has claimed the lives of 1,300 people in less than three years. In the first of a series of articles from the region, the BBC's Kate McGeown looks at how the violence is affecting local people... The provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala have little in common with the rest of Thailand...

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Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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Advocates Claim U.S. Bars Many Academics

August 4, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/03/AR2006080301460.html

On August 4, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "When Waskar Ari traveled to Bolivia last year, after completing a doctorate at Georgetown University, he meant to stay there for 10 days. The historian was due back last fall to start a professorship at the University of Nebraska. A year later, he is still waiting to return....

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Mideast Conflict Strains Interfaith Efforts in the US

August 4, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16265

On August 4, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "For more than three decades, Rabbi Allen Krause has believed in the power of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, especially between Jews and Muslims. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the head rabbi of Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo offered to have members of his congregation guard local Muslim day schools, he stood alongside other religious...

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Resort-Owner Planning Beach for Muslim Women

August 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/197/story_19714_1.html

On August 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Hotels at an Italian seaside resort are eager to act on the town's decision to authorize the creation of all-female beach sections for Muslim women, with at least one hotel owner saying Friday that plans are already under way to open the first of such secluded areas next month. The city council of...

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Brooklyn Neighborhood, Once Greek and Hispanic, Now a Bengali Enclave with Five Mosques

August 4, 2006

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2867

On August 4, 2006 Independent Press Association translated from Bangla, "The Church McDonalds area, in Brooklyn, was once dominated by Hispanic and Greek immigrants. Halal meat or live fish could hardly be found in the area. In fact, betel nuts were not even available until 1984. From Friday to Sunday, tickets were unnecessary when riding a bus. But according to...

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Leicester Mosque Plans Set to be Rejected

August 3, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5241022.stm

On August 3, 2006 BBC News reported, "Plans to turn a Leicester education centre into a mosque may be turned down after complaints from nearby residents. The Northfield Centre has been used as a place of worship since April - even though the building does not have planning permission for that purpose. Now a formal application has been put forward but city...

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Progressive Faith Bloggers Gather for Conference

August 2, 2006

Source: Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/08/they_mix_religion_and_liberali.html

On August 2, 2006 Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger reported, "He is a blogger known in some circles as 'Xpatriated Texan -- a Maverick Believer in the Garden State,' and most days Thurman Hart spends two hours putting his liberal Christian views online, typing near the window of his Jersey City...

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Attacks Felt Across Parts of South

August 2, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/02/ap/world/mainD8J8DSBO8.shtml

On August 2, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A bomb planted along a railroad in southern Thailand exploded early Wednesday and killed three policemen, a day after suspected Muslim separatists carried out at least 100 attacks, police said.

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a school...

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Op/Ed: "Standing Up to Prejudice" by H.D.S. Greenway

August 1, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/08/01/standing_up_to_prejudice/

On August 1, 2006 The Boston Globe published a piece by its columnist, H.D.S. Greenway, "After his arrest, Brent Matthews, a 33-year-old trouble maker, said that rolling a pig's head into a mosque full of worshipers here last month was meant as a joke. However, this old mill town's 2,000 Somali...

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ACLU and Muslim Group Jointly Demand End to Naturalization Delays

August 1, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-aclu1aug01,1,471735.story

On August 1, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Serving in the military has been the fast track for U.S. citizenship for many immigrants since the 2001 terrorist attacks. But not for Mustafa Aziz, an Afghan and Irvine resident who served a four-year hitch in the Air Force.

While on duty in 2003, he applied for...

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