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MPAC Calls Upon Rice to Include American Muslim Advisor in Trip to Middle East

July 21, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=384

On July 21, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice articulating the need for an American Muslim advisor to travel with her as an advisor during her trip to the region. In times such as these, America's best resource for developing a strategic approach is the voice of credible and...

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Update: Maine's Attorney General Goes to Court Over Pig Head Incident

July 21, 2006

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060721lewiston.shtml

On July 21, 2006 Portland Press Herald reported, "A second legal complaint filed against the man accused of rolling a frozen pig's head into a Lewiston mosque is raising the question: Will there be a third?

Thursday's decision by the Maine Attorney General's Office to prosecute Brent Matthews of Lewiston on civil rights violations has mosque members...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit to Proceed

July 21, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/21/judge_rules_islamic_society_suit_can_proceed/?p1=email_to_a_friend

On July 21, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that a defamation suit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston against media and Jewish rights organizations can go forward. The suit alleges that...

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Chicago Muslims, Lebanese Speak Out in Support of Ceasefire

July 20, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/newsroom/chi-060720muslim,1,330246.story

On July 20, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "During frantic phone conversations with her family in Lebanon, Christina Abraham learned how Israeli forces were bombing the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Ashrafiya. She heard how her cousins were trapped for days in an underground bomb shelter, unsure if they would survive the...

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Tourism Board Introduces Muslim Visitor's Guide

July 20, 2006

Source: AME Info

http://www.ameinfo.com/91976.html

On July 20, 2006 AME Info reported, "The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched a new Muslim Visitors Guide, as part of its campaign to attract visitors to the South East Asian Island state. The guide features essential information on annual events, cultural districts of Singapore, major shopping areas and vital visitor advice written specifically for Muslim tourists. It also features a list of restaurants certified by MUIS, the...

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Anti-Abortion Group Burns Qur'an, Pride Flag

July 20, 2006

Source: Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060720/NEWS/607200393/1001/news

On July 20, 2006 Clarion-Ledger reported, "Jackson Muslims and a statewide interfaith group reacted with disgust Wednesday to reports that the national anti-abortion group Operation Save America burned a Quran during a Tuesday night gathering at a Pearl church.

'A group that acts in such a hateful way does not...

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Interfaith Groups Struggle to Keep the Conversation Going as Middle East Conflict Heats Up

July 20, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19625_1.html

On July 20, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein received a phone call this week (July 18) he's not sure he would have received a few years ago. A Syrian-American friend called to say how sorry he was about the violent conflict now roiling the Middle East. Not sorry for any particular group, stressed Stein, a rabbi at...

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San Diego Muslims, Arabs Push for Middle East Ceasefire

July 20, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060720-1405-bn20lebanon.html

On July 20, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "Local Muslims and Arab-Americans Thursday called for the Bush administration to push for a cease-fire in Lebanon, where they say their relatives are trapped because of the recent fighting between the Israeli army and the Hezbollah militia. The group voiced its opposition to the current...

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U.S. Says Saudis Making Progress on Religious Tolerance

July 20, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060720-112024-4022r

On July 20, 2006 United Press International reported, "Saudi Arabia is taking steps towards greater religious freedom by promising to revise textbooks and establish a new human rights commission. Comprehensive textbook revisions are expected to be completed in one to two years, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom John...

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Muslim-Run Shelter for Women and Children in Whitby Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 20, 2006

Source: Durham Region News

http://www.durhamregion.com/dr/regions/whitby/story/3601248p-4162769c.html

On July 20, 2006 Durham Region News reported, "The Muslim Welfare Home for Needy Women and Children in Whitby celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 20 by unveiling new renovations to its 33-bed shelter. More than $78,000 was provided through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Shelter Enhancement Program to renovate the Whitby...

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