Islam

Bombed Cincinnati Mosque Receives New Threat

July 18, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/15060403.htm

On July 18, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "A mosque complex bombed in December received a threatening phone call followed by shouted threats from men in cars, a local Muslim leader said.

A person who called the Islamic Association of Cincinnati around 5 p.m. Monday made threats against Muslims in general, said Karen Dabdoub, director of the Cincinnati...

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10,000 Dearborn Citizens Rally in Support of Lebanon

July 18, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060718/NEWS99/60718005/-1/BUSINESS07

On July 18, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Carrying banners saying 'Stop Israeli Terrorism' and chanting antiwar slogans, some 10,000 people rallied in the center of metro Detroit's Arab-American community in Dearborn on Tuesday, demanding that the U.S. government put pressure on Israel to halt attacks in Lebanon...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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U.S. Embassy Asked to Hold Dialogues With Muslim Officials

July 17, 2006

Source: Antara News

http://www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=16435

On July 17, 2006 Antara News reported, "In relation with Israeli military ag[g]ressions against Palestine and Lebanon, the United States embassy here was expected to hold constructive dialogs with Muslim figures from various organizations to avoid religious sentiment in the country, Intelligent observer Wawan Purwanto said here on Monday. 'The US embassy should actively compose Indonesian Muslim's mass...

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Opinion: "Foreign Policy and Faith" by William McKenzie

July 17, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/columnists/all/stories/DN-mckenzie_04edi.ART.State.Edition1.245e760.html

On July 17, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by columnist William McKenzie on the connections between foreign policy and faith. He writes, "What do Muslims in the Middle East, evangelicals in Texas and Pentecostals in...

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Dearborn Muslims Call Upon Businesses to Shut Down in Protest of Israeli Strikes

July 17, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060717/NEWS06/607170401

On July 17, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslims attending a memorial service at a Dearborn mosque Sunday evening called upon businesses along Warren Avenue in Dearborn to shut down at 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest Israeli action in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. About 1,500 people attended the service at the Islamic Center of America in memory...

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Government Announces $26 Million (USD) Plan to Counter Muslim Extremism

July 17, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060716-111221-3777r

On July 17, 2006 United Press International reported, "Australia will spend A$35 million (about US$26 million) over the next four years in a bid to block extremism in the country's Muslim communities. Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Robb said the National Action Plan for social cohesion would include programs such as...

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U.S. Muslims Furious with Government Stance on Conflict

July 17, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060717/ts_alt_afp/mideastconflictus

On July 17, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "American Muslims chafe at the US government's hands-off approach to Israeli reprisals and worry about countless relatives and friends trapped by violence in Lebanon. US officials say Israel 'has the right to defend itself,' since its incursion into Gaza three weeks ago and...

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Latino Muslims Gather in Hayward to Support Each Other

July 17, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_4061508

On July 17, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "On a sunny afternoon, a dozen people file into the teaching room at Zaytuna Institute, a Muslim teaching center in downtown Hayward. But they have not showed up to learn about the Prophet Muhammad, Islam or the Arabic language. They are gathered to enjoy fellowship with one another and discuss what it means to be a Latino Muslim in the Bay Area....

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Hindu-Muslim Animosity in Mumbai Has Economic Roots

July 17, 2006

Source: TIME Asia Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/printout/0,13675,501060724-1215016,00.html

On July 17, 2006 TIME Asia Magazine reported, "After the train attacks, police rounded up hundreds of the city's young Muslim men for questioning, though most were soon released. That did nothing to soothe some Muslims. 'We are always the first to be blamed,' fumes Majid Khan, a student from a Muslim slum in Bandra, not far from the...

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Chaplain Serves Growing Number of Muslim Converts in Texas Prisons

July 16, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071706.1A.MuslimInmates.16e4f6d.html

On July 16, 2006 Express-News reported, "Imam Omar Shakir walks into a white cinderblock room and greets a group of women wearing matching white jumpsuits... The women are glad to see him and are eager to talk to him about their faith. Shakir, 47, is one of four chaplains who oversee the Islamic faith program for the 110...

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Outspoken Feminist Critic of Islam Frustrates Some, Fascinates Others

July 16, 2006

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2816/context/archive

On July 16, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "While [Wafa] Sultan's focus on women's issues has received less attention in the West, she considers it one of her top priorities. Sultan argues that women in the Middle East are hostages to their religion and culture and believe they are less than men. The most bothersome thing, she says, is that 'they are slaves, but they...

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Opinion: "Why No Child of Mine Will Go to a Faith School" by Sarfraz Manzoor

July 16, 2006

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1821496,00.html

On July 16, 2006 The Observer ran an opinion piece by Sarfraz Manzoor on the subject of faith school. Manzoor writes, "I recently completed a BBC Radio 4 documentary which asked whether faith schools might exacerbate existing tensions between communities. I visited an Islamic school in Birmingham. The school is popular and produces excellent exam results. Walking along the...

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