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Islamic Authorities to Remove Sexist Hadith

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/14/AR2006071401381.html?nav=rss_opinions

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "'Women are imperfect in intellect and religion.' 'The best of women are those who are like sheep.' 'If a woman doesn't satisfy her husband's desires, she should choose herself a place in hell.' 'If a husband's body is covered with pus and...

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Muslim Women Earning Leadership Roles in Mosques and Islamic Organizations

July 16, 2006

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060716/LIFESTYLE04/607160328

On July 16, 2006 The Sacramento Bee reported, "The mosque -- or masjid in Davis, Calif., had become too small for the city's growing Muslim population, and a thorny debate arose over how to rectify the problem. The all-male mosque board was riven with politics, and when her husband quit, Dr. Shereen Zakauddin Vera volunteered to take...

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Weinstein Marches On in Battle Against Armed Forces Proselytizing

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/15/AR2006071501032.html?msource=MR_001

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Porcelain figurines are perched on the mantelpiece behind Mikey Weinstein. Guests are seated on chintz couches in front of him. It's a nice crowd at a polite fundraising party.

But Mikey -- his friends, his enemies, even complete strangers...

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Conference Crafts Charter of Women's Rights in Islamic Societies

July 16, 2006

Source: Tehran Times

http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/16/2006&Cat=10&Num=3

On July 16, 2006 the Tehran Times reported, "The chairman of the World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, announced here on Saturday that an international charter of women’s rights in Islamic society is to be prepared. In an address to the First International Conference on Women’s Rights and...

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Middle East Conflict Has a Local Flavor in Detroit

July 15, 2006

Source: Editor and Publisher

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002840040

On July 15, 2006 Editor and Publisher reported, "With a high concentration of Lebanese-Americans, Detroit and other Michigan cities are experiencing the current conflict in the Middle East as a kind of local issue. Protests and citizen gatherings have been held throughout the area. Not just Muslim but Christian...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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Opinion: "The Mumbai Bombings and the Students Islamic Movement of India" by Yoginder Sikand

July 14, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_mumbai_bombings_and_the_students_islamic_movement_of_india/009799

On July 14, 2006 The American Muslim ran an opinion piece by Yoginder Sikand, editor and primary writer of Qalandar, a monthly electronic publication about relations between Muslims and people of other faiths. He writes, "The identity of those...

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Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Upset Over Judge's Ruling Against Turbaned Muslims

July 14, 2006

Source: The China Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/i_latestdetail.asp?id=39684

On July 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Malaysia's opposition Islamic party on Friday accused a top judge of insulting Islam by ruling that a Muslim boy need not wear a turban _ as the Prophet Muhammad did _ to prove his faith. The Federal Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by three Muslim boys who unsuccessfully sued the...

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Moderate Muslims Say Muslim Informant is Also An Extremist

July 14, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1027562006

On July 14, 2006 Reuters reported, "A well-known Toronto Muslim says he acted as a government spy to infiltrate a gang accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, describing the group as 'fruitcakes' who could have caused great damage. Mubin Shaikh told CBC television and two major newspapers that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS...

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Muslim Group Asks Government to Ban Franklin Graham

July 14, 2006

Source: Crosswalk.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1407677.html

On July 14, 2006 CNSNews.com reported, "An Islamic advocacy group wants Rev. Franklin Graham barred from entering Canada because of allegedly hateful statements made towards Islam. Graham's spokesman says the Evangelical minister's comments have been 'misconstrued' by some Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Canada (CAIR-CAN) claims allowing Graham into Canada would be evidence of a...

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Muslim Police Informant Played Key Role in Toronto Arrests

July 13, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/13/terror--plot.html

On July 13, 2006 CBC News reported, "A paid police informant who calls himself 'an observant Muslim' infiltrated a group of men and youths arrested last month and charged with plotting to carry out bomb attacks and kidnappings around southern Ontario, CBC News has learned. The informant, who spoke to Linden McIntyre of CBC's The Fifth Estate, is 29-year-old Mubin...

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