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Hindu Temple Reopens in Kashmir with Help of Muslims

July 4, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1705907.cms

On July 4, 2006 The Times of India reported, "The pealing of bells drowned out the rat-a-tat of gunfire, at least for a while in a corner of South Kashmir, as the Mata Ragya Temple in Devsar town, Anantnag, opened after being shut since the eruption of militancy 17 years ago. The shrine in Khanburan area of Devsar is dated back to some 5,000 years, when Mata Ragya, as per the...

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Government Bans 18 Books on Islam and Religion

July 4, 2006

Source: International Freedom of Expression Exchange

http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/75464/

On July 4, 2006 the International Freedom of Expression Exchange reported, "Malaysia's Ministry of Internal Security has banned 18 books on Islam and religion for their alleged potential to 'disrupt peace and harmony'. The ban was ordered in accordance with the Printing Presses and Publications Act of 1984, which prohibits the reproduction or distribution of materials that...

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Yakhroma Mosque Firebombed in Terror Attack

July 4, 2006

Source: MosNews

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/07/04/mosqueblast.shtml

On July 4, 2006 MosNews reported, "The blast occurred in the town of Yakhroma, northwards from the capital. The building of the mosque was seriously damaged, a senior Muslim cleric told IslamNews news agency. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the explosion. Investigation into the attack has been launched.

A mosque employee told the agency that the blast had entirely destroyed the...

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Update: Government Official Calls for Relocation Plans for Demolished Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200607031341.htm

On July 3, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Taking note of the resentment among the Hindu community over the demolition of some temples here, a top Malaysian Minister has suggested that local authorities set aside permanent sites for the shrines. The president of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and Works Minister Samy Vellu said...

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Paris Mosque Vandalized

July 3, 2006

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/734168.html

On July 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Vandals painted swastikas and anti-Muslim slogans on a mosque in the Parisian suburb of Courcouronnes, a mosque official said Monday.

Abderrahmane Ammari said 'extremists' attacked the walls of the mosque early Sunday, covering the exterior walls with slogans including 'Islam go home,' 'France is white'...

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Malaysian Political Scientist Denounces Destruction of Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/#1

On July 3, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "In this news piece sent by the Malaysian Hindu Voice, Dr. Farish A. Noor, a Malaysian political scientist and human rights activist, speaks out against the recent demolition of Hindu temples in Malaysia. He notes that because of globalization the Hindu community is connected with others worldwide and, as a result, Hindu organizations in Europe and other parts of the world have appealed to the...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Hosts Forum on Jewish-Muslim Relations

July 3, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council press release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=367

On July 3, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council press release reported, "On Sunday, July 2nd, prominent Muslim and Jewish religious leaders participated in a townhall forum organized by the Muslim Public Affairs Council to discuss the current state of Muslim-Jewish relations. Panelists -- including Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein (Wilshire Boulevard Temple), Dr. Saleh Kholaki (Islamic Center of...

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Sectarian Tensions Among Muslims in Bay Area Muted

July 3, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/07/03/MNGCDJOE0P1.DTL

On July 3, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Oceans away from the sectarian violence in Iraq, the theological differences between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, though muted, exist in the Bay Area. The centuries-old divide follows no easy pattern. On the UC Berkeley campus, for years, some Sunni members of the Muslim Students...

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Mohammed Iqbal Says 7/7 Made Leeds Stronger

July 2, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_yorkshire/5138540.stm

On July 2, 2006 BBC News reported, "The first Asian Lord Mayor of Leeds said the city had moved on and grown stronger since the 7 July atrocity. Mohammed Iqbal is to represent the council at a symbolic tree planting ceremony organised by residents in Cross Flatts Park in Beeston on Friday. The area is close to where three of the London bombers had connections.
...

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Tinley Park Muslim Family Receives Hate Mail

July 2, 2006

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/023abn1.htm

On July 2, 2006 the Daily Southtown reported, "Just a month after the Mashni family lost a son, it now must deal with a new kind of grief. The Tinley Park family on Thursday received an anonymous hate letter in the mail, postmarked Wednesday from the Bedford Park regional post office.

It reads, 'Muslims go home to your country. You are not welcome in our community. Is...

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Sufi Conference to be Held in Fremont

July 2, 2006

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_4005076

On July 2, 2006 Tri-Valley Herald reported, "Each Sunday evening, Ayyaz Yousaf gets together with roughly 30 to 40 people in Fremont for a spiritual gathering. Known as a zikr, this weekly session or ritual meditation begins with an opening recitation from the Quran, reading poems and prayers, and group chants in praise of the Prophet Muhammad, followed by a free...

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Muslims Gather in Hartford for Convention on Loving Humanity

July 1, 2006

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ctislamconvention0701.artjul01,0,3180646,print.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On July 1, 2006 the Hartford Courant reported, "Muslims in America deal with many of the same issues that affect other American families, but also contend with racial and ethnic profiling in an atmosphere of fear. Finding ways to cope with the challenges of being Muslim...

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EU Muslim Conference Looks at Challenges Facing Muslims, Islam

July 1, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-07/01/07.shtml#t

On July 1, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "A galaxy of Muslim thinkers, scholars and leaders from all over the world flocked to Istanbul to attend a conference, which kicked off on Saturday, July 1, on the challenges facing European Muslims and the opportunities within their reach. The two-day conference, themed Muslims of Europe: Challenges and Opportunities, aims at...

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MAS to Hold Nationwide "Justice for Palestine" Rallies

June 30, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3416

On June 30, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Responding to the recent Israeli military incursion in Gaza and looming humanitarian crisis resulting from aid cuts to the Palestinian people, MAS Freedom Foundation calls upon all people of conscience to join them in 'Justice for Palestine' rallies to be held throughout the United States. The rallies are being held to...

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Social Responsibility is the Focus of 2006 ICNA-MAS Convention

June 30, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-06/30/07.shtml

On June 30, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The 31st annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) kicks off on Friday, June 30, with a strong focus on social awareness and responsibility among American Muslims. 'American Muslims must get more involved in society and social outreach work, such as helping the homeless, and disaster victims,' Dr. Zahid Bukhari,...

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