Islam

After Bombings, Hindu-Muslim Relations Remain Cordial on Street Dividing Hindu and Muslim Neighborhoods

July 13, 2006

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1041368

On July 13, 2006 DNA reported, "We are standing at a sweet shop on Bapu Khote street, the so-called ‘line of control’ that separates Hindu Booleshwar from the Muslim Ghogari mohalla... Pydhonie, off Mohammad Ali road, is a bustling business hub, home to wholesale markets of metals, imitation jewellery, gold and ayurvedic products. It is completely a Muslim neighbourhood. But the majority of traders...

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Muslim School Receives High Scores

July 13, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-07/09/04.shtml

On July 13, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The first batch to graduate from France's sole Muslim secondary school has scored impressive final results, with hijab-clad students topping the chart. 'Success rate reached more than 75 percent, thank God,' Ammar Al-Asfar, the principal of Ibn Rushd school, told IslamOnline.net on Sunday, July 8. Of the 20 alumni, fifteen male and...

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Plans for Gay Pride March in Jerusalem Unite Religious Leaders Normally at Odds

July 12, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=148019

On July 12, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Christian leaders condemned it. Jewish radicals put a bounty on participants. Muslim clerics threatened to flood the streets with protesters. Jerusalem’s conflicting religions have found rare common ground: opposition to an international gay pride parade next...

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Fifty Scholars from 25 Countries to Attend Conference on Women's Rights in Islam

July 12, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0607128538152033.htm

On July 12, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Fifty scholars from 25 countries throughout the world will participate in the International Conference on Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic System slated for July 15-16 in Tehran. Iran-based World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Sects in cooperation with the Center for Women and...

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Over 60 Gather to Protest Building of Pompano Mosque

July 12, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-ctension12jul12,0,3900338.story

On July 12, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Dozens of black residents, joined by some whites and Hispanics, rallied Tuesday in front of City Hall to protest plans to move a mosque into the predominantly black northwest area. More than 60 people responded to a call by a group of ministers for the protest,...

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Update: FBI Investigates Michigan City Islamic Center Vandalism

July 12, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana Times

http://nwitimes.com/articles/2006/07/12/news/top_news/146c7ee2290a8cf4862571a9000a31c7.txt

On July 12, 2006 the Northwest Indiana Times reported, "The FBI has opened a federal criminal investigation into the potential hate crime vandalism recently at the Michigan City Islamic Center... Last week, Muslim-American leaders of the center... called the $8,600 damage to their mosque a 'systematic hate...

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Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Joins Pro-Palestinian Demonstration in Boston

July 12, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/07/12/episcopal_chief_to_again_protest_israeli_actions/

On July 12, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, who five years ago jolted local Christian-Jewish relations by joining a pro-Palestinian demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in Boston, plans to reprise his performance today...

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Mumbai's Muslims Give Blood, Offer Shelter to Train Bombing Victims

July 12, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060712/137/65tx9.html

On July 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "Muslims queued for hours on Wednesday to give blood to their Hindu neighbours wounded in the Mumbai train bombings, in a rare show of harmony in a city with a long history of rioting between the two communities. 'We don't care whether it's a Hindu or a Muslim who gets our blood as long as we can save them,' said Abdul...

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Update: Leaders in Lewiston Organize Event in Support of Muslim Community After Pig's Head Incident

July 11, 2006

Source: Portland Press-Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060711lewiston.shtml

On July 11, 2006 the Portland Press-Herald reported, "Community leaders in Lewiston-Auburn will hold a rally Wednesday in support of Somali Muslims who were stunned when someone rolled a pig's head into their mosque at prayer time last week.

The event is planned for 11:15 a.m., with a tentative location at Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street, on the...

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Government Spends $30 Million on Hindu Temple Restoration

July 11, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1725370.cms

On July 11, 2006 The Times of India reported, "This is perhaps for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the government is spending close to $30 million for the restoration of a Hindu temple. India is believed to have chipped in $3 million for the project. The three-phase restoration work of the Katas Raj temple complex is being carried out in collaboration with the...

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Government Rethinks Religious Rape, Sex Laws After TV Program Airs

July 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0711/p01s03-wosc.html

On July 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "More than 1,000 female prisoners are expected to be released this week on bail in Pakistan following a decision by President Pervez Musharraf to review a controversial set of laws affecting women. Many of the female inmates are awaiting trial for violations under the Hudood Ordinances, which stipulate harsh penalties for...

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UK Supported Controversial Cleric to Attend Meeting in Turkey

July 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5168104.stm

On July 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "A prominent Muslim leader who has expressed support for suicide bombings in Israel attended a conference funded by the Foreign Office, it has emerged. Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi was among 180 people flown to Istanbul by the Foreign Office for the event 10 days ago. An official said it wanted to engage with people 'who don't necessarily share the same point of view'....

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