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Update: Maine's Muslims Seek to Educate Public About Islam After Hate Crime

July 10, 2006

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=137094

On July 10, 2006 Bangor Daily News reported, "The tossing of a frozen pig's head into a Lewiston mosque last week has upset Muslims in northern Maine, the founder of the Islamic Center of Maine reports, even though the modest mosque on Route 2 has never been the target of vandals... [Mahmoud El-Begearmi of Bangor,] who has lived in Maine for 26 years, advised leaders at the Lewiston-Auburn...

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At Annual Convention, Canadian Ahmadiyya Muslims Encouraged to be Loyal to Canada

July 10, 2006

Source: The London Free Press

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2006/07/10/1676617-sun.html

On July 10, 2006 The London Free Press reported, "Thousands of Muslims gathered in Mississauga yesterday to express their love for Canada and show they are not 'bloodthirsty terrorists.' 'Terrorism is against Islam,' said Naseem Madhi, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 'Creating disorder is not acceptable in Islam.' At the 30th annual...

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Tanenbaum Center Aids Police Understanding of Religious Customs

July 10, 2006

Source: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

http://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/diversity/police.aspx

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding reported, "In the course of our cutting-edge work in religious diversity and the workplace, the Tanenbaum Center has identified industries in which religious issues are often central to outcomes.

In law enforcement, for example, it is critical for police officers responsible for community...

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"Who Speaks for British Muslims" Documentary Accuses Gov't of Appeasing Extremists

July 10, 2006

Source: AIM Magazine

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/television/1386

On July 10, 2006 AIM Magazine reported, "It would be an understatement to say the Muslim Council of Britain and journalist Martin Bright are not exactly the best of friends. The latter, political editor of New Statesman magazine, will be presenting a documentary on Channel 4 next week arguing that the government is appeasing Muslim radicals in the UK and abroad, and failing to...

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Amusement Park Worker Wins Right to Wear Hijab on the Job

July 10, 2006

Source: Garowe Online

http://www.garoweonline.com/2004pro/index.php?id=4281

On July 10, 2006 Garowe Online reported, "The largest theme park in Sweden changed its uniform regulations after a Muslim female worker who was banned from wearing the Hijab reported her managers to the discrimination ombudsman, SR International reported. The Muslim worker was denied a summer job at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg because she refused to take off her Islamic...

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Five Muslim Teens on Trial for Alleged Terrorist Plot

July 10, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Wire Service: AP

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103AP_Russia_Muslim_Trial.html

On July 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Five Muslim teenagers appeared in court Monday accused of involvement in a thwarted terrorist plot that prosecutors say was aimed at disrupting this city's millennial celebration last year. Activists and relatives say the trial is an attempt to frame...

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Muslim American Society Campaign for Justice for Palestinians Takes Off

July 10, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3463

On July 10, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "The Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) initiated its American Justice for Palestine Campaign on June 28, the day after Israel unlawfully invaded the Gaza Strip under the pretext of rescuing a kidnapped Israeli soldier.  The following day, MAS Freedom sponsored an emergency rally across from the...

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International Hindu Groups Protest Destruction of Temples in Malaysia

July 10, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/14.shtml#1

On July 10, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "At least three groups overseas have attempted to convey their concern to the Malaysian government about the spate of Hindu temple demolitions of late. The Agni Foundation, representing the Dutch Hindu Community, held a meeting on May 19 with Malaysia's Ambassador to Holland Noor Farida Ariffin to discuss the issue. In a report made available to...

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Opinion: "Liberty of the Artist: From the Danish to the Dutch" by James McConalogue

July 10, 2006

Source: The Brussels Journal

http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/1166

On July 10, 2006 The Brussels Journal ran an opinion piece by James P. McConalogue, an editor living and working in Oxford. McConalogue writes, "In recent weeks, the London courts have tried protesters for their cause in the disruption and violence on the streets of London after the Danish cartoon controversy. Their charges are varied but have included the soliciting of murder of American and Danish nationals....

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Court Strikes Down State's Ban on Hijab in Schools

July 9, 2006

Source: Gulf Times

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=96346&version=1&template_id=39&parent_id=21

On July 9, 2006 the Gulf Times reported, "A German state’s ban on women teachers wearing Muslim headscarves has been ruled void by a court. A German state’s ban on women teachers wearing Muslim headscarves has been ruled void by a court. The Baden-Wuerttemberg administrative...

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Muslim Cleric Jokes About 7/7, Mocks Victims

July 9, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2261777,00.html

On July 9, 2006 The Times reported, "A speech by an extremist Muslim cleric praising the London bombers and mocking victims of suicide attacks has been broadcast on the internet to coincide with the anniversary of the July 7 attacks. The audience laughs as Omar Brooks, a British Muslim convert who also uses the name Abu Izzadeen, makes fun of non-Muslims as 'animals' and 'cowards'....

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More Muslims Entering Law School, Defending Muslim Civil Rights

July 9, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/14999997.htm

On July 9, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "Minal Hasan was exploring careers -- teacher? journalist? -- when two planes sliced through the World Trade Center.

In the days and months that followed, friends and relatives exchanged tales of harassment, dubious arrests and assaults nationwide. Someone threw rocks at Hasan's car. Someone else spat at her.
...

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