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Pending Anti-Pornography Legislation Test Muslims in Indonesia

July 29, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2006/07/30/anti_porno_fight_tests_muslim_tolerance_in_indonesia/

On July 29, 2006 Reuters reported, "A battle brewing over a draft anti-smut law has laid bare deep divisions within Indonesia and, say critics, threatens its traditionally tolerant approach to Islam. With parliament back...

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Tom's of Maine Announces Halal Toothpaste for Muslim Customers

July 28, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2006/07/toms_courts_mus.html

On July 28, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Tom's of Maine, a company that makes personal hygiene products free of additives such as sweeteners and artificial flavoring, plans on targeting the growing market among U.S. Muslims by having its products certified as 'halal.'

An Arabic term, halal means simply lawful or accepted. Much like kosher products...

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Gulf Stream Council Launches Muslim Scout Troop

July 28, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-bc28troopjul28,0,7633613.story?coll=sfl-news-palmcomm

On July 28, 2006 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,...

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Muslim Film Festival Held in Fremont

July 25, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

Wire Service: AP

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4085549

On July 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The U.S. debut of the popular but controversial Turkish action movie 'Valley of Wolves: Iraq,' starring Billy Zane and Gary Busey, will be among the screenings during the Muslim Film Festival at the Naz 8 Cinema on Saturday. Critics say the film — at $10 million the most expensive ever...

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Muslim Inmate Ordered to Handle Pork May Sue Prison Staff

July 25, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/15119889.htm

On July 25, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Prison staff who punished a Muslim inmate for refusing to handle pork do not have immunity from his religious-freedom suit, a federal appeals court ruled.

Henry Williams sued on First Amendment grounds, saying he lost his cook's job and was restricted to his cell for 30 days after refusing to...

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Muslim Council of Britain Embarks on Tour of U.K.

July 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5212616.stm

On July 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Muslim Council of Britain is seeking to widen its appeal by embarking on a tour of the U.K. The MCB's recently-elected head, Muhammad Abdul Bari, said he was looking forward to meeting a 'diverse range' of Muslims. The MCB is the largest Muslim body in the UK, but has faced criticism that it does not represent all the community. Over the last 18 months two major...

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Muslim Scouting Serves as a Cultural Bridge

July 25, 2006

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-07-25-voa48.cfm

On July 25, 2006 VOA News reported, "The girls recite the Scout Oath: 'I will try to serve God and my country, to help people all the time, and to live by the Girl Scout law.' Every Friday evening, Amina, her friend Thuraya, and several other girls gather in this classroom at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society or ADAMS in Sterling, Virginia. They belong to a Brownie troop, a Girl Scout group for six...

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Stoke-on-Trent Welcomes New Mosque

July 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/5215024.stm

On July 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "The city's elected mayor Mark Meredith told BBC Staffordshire TV he was happy to be handing over land on Regent Street, Hanley, to Muslim charities. They will lease it for just a peppercorn rent and work is set to start later this year. The land was said to be worth £400,000 on the open market and the British National Party...

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Congresswoman to Honor Muslim Free Clinic in Los Angeles for Ten Years of Service

July 25, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=385

On July 25, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "On Wednesday, July 26, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will recognize the historic contribution of a Muslim-run community health clinic in Los Angeles on the floor of the House of Representatives. UMMA Community Clinic will be saluted for its exceptional, decade-long contribution to the health of South Los Angeles residents, Yasser Aman, UMMA's...

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Indiana Race Relations Council Organizes Vigil at Vandalized Mosque

July 24, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2006/07/24/news/top_news/4a2f767c2b0be05f862571b4007ddde3.txt

On July 24, 2006 Northwest Indiana News reported, "The Northwest Indiana Race Relations Council is urging the public to attend an ecumenical gathering at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Islamic Center of Michigan City, the mosque that recently sustained nearly $9,000 in damage from vandalism.
...

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Naperville Islamic Center Burglarized by Four Teens

July 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-mosque24.html

On July 24, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "It was burglary, not a hate crime, officials of a Naperville Islamic center said Sunday after four 18-year-olds appeared in court charged with a break-in at the building.

'We are convinced there was no racial or religious motivation' behind the burglary of the Islamic Center of Naperville late Friday, spokesman Kareem...

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