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Canadian Muslims Call on Prime Minister to Call for Ceasefire

July 20, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

On July 20, 2006 a Council on American-Islamic Relations-Canada press release reported, "26 Canadian Muslim organizations released the following statement today on the Canadian response to the crisis in Lebanon: 'On behalf of Canadian Muslim organizations from across the nation representing a broad spectrum of Canada's hundreds of thousands of Muslims, we call on the Canadian government to act in accordance with Canadian values and international law with regards to the ongoing human devastation in the Middle East. Canada must...

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MPs Criticize Prisons for Not Providing Halal Food for Muslim Prisoners

July 20, 2006

Source: The Sun

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006330304,00.html

On July 20, 2006 The Sun reported, "Prison kitchens are being ordered to go to extraordinary lengths to prepare food properly for Muslim inmates. Not enough is done to meet the needs of the 7,000 Muslim prisoners, claims a report by MPs. The dossier says new fridges should be provided so halal meat can be stored separately. Any risk of contamination with other food should be avoided. Some...

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Sufi Council Formed in UK to Contribute to Tackling Extremism

July 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5193402.stm

On July 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "The government has backed a new body for Muslims which says not enough has been done to tackle extremism. Politicians from the main parties welcomed the launch of the Sufi Muslim Council at Westminster in London. The group's leaders say that it represents a silent majority frustrated with slow progress since the London bombings in July last year. The move is being seen as a...

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Policy Offered Up to Protect Hindu Temples

July 19, 2006

Source: Telugu Portal

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8233

On July 19, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, " The Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) has come up wit a set of guidelines to save Hindu temples from demolition in the country The move comes after civic authorities demolished 12 temples in Klang Valley in western Malaysia during the past few months to make way for...

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Dearborn Interfaith Leaders Group Presses on Despite Tensions

July 19, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060719/LIFESTYLE04/607190358

On July 19, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "As Muslims, Jews and Christians traveled to an interfaith meeting at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, some stopped at a demonstration by 7,000 mostly Arab-American and Muslim residents, protesting the Israeli incursion into Lebanon. 'We're just stopping by to see what is being said, to...

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MAS to Sponsor National Emergency March on Washington in August

July 19, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3509

On July 19, 2006 the Muslim American Society reported, "On August 12, the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) is co-sponsoring a National Emergency March on Washington to protest the current predicament of Muslims abroad and at home. The rally, which is expected to attract tens of thousands, will be held in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, at 12 noon. While the...

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Muslim Council of Britain Dismisses New National Sufi Group as "Divisive"

July 19, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/story/0,,1824129,00.html

On July 19, 2006 The Guardian reported, "A new Muslim organisation created to represent the "silent majority" of British Sufi Muslims and tackle extremism has been dismissed by the Muslim Council of Britain as unrepresentative and divisive. The MCB rejects claims by the Sufi Muslim Council (SMC), which was launched today, that existing Muslim organisations have not...

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Islamic Leaders in Detroit Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East

July 19, 2006

Source: WXYZ News

http://www.detnow.com/wxyz/nw_local_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15924_4855079,00.html

On July 19, 2006 WXYZ News reported, "According to estimates from the local Muslim community and from the offices of Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman John Dingell, there are still 7,000 Lebanese-Americans from the Detroit area who remain in the Middle East. Leaders from the Detroit area Muslim community held a press conference in...

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American-Born Imam Leads Diverse Daytona Beach Community

July 18, 2006

Source: News-Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST03REL071806.htm

On July 18, 2006 the News-Journal reported, "For much of its 30-year history, the Muslim community here has relied on foreign-born religious leaders. Ron Smith, the new imam of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach, at the mosque Wednesday. This summer, Muslims have begun listening to the sermons of a 29-year-old who likes to play...

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Conference to Gather Online Bloggers

July 18, 2006

Source: The Times Union Albany

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/07/conference_to_gather_online_fa.html

On July 18, 2006 The Times Union Albany reported, "Faith bloggers from across the country will meet at Montclair State University in New Jersey this weekend for the first Progressive Faith Bloggers Conference. Leaders from the faith Web log community will meet to discuss faith, politics and their role in the...

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