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CAIR-Chicago Meets with Danish Youth Delegation

June 30, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2206&theType=NR

On June 30, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "A delegation of eight young leaders from Denmark recently visited CAIR-Chicago’s downtown office. The delegation came to Chicago through the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). That program, administered by the Meridian International Center, seeks to introduce...

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Diversity Training Series: Educating Chicago's Law Enforcement on the City's Many Religions (2006)

The Situation

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America experienced a rude awakening of its multi-religious landscape in the form of public religious prejudice, stereotypical mentalities, hate crimes, and outright ignorance—all of which created an atmosphere of two extremes: those who were feared, and those who were fearful. According to Unequal Protection: The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 2005, an annual report issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR...

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Minnesota Muslim Seeks House Seat

June 29, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/29/ap/politics/mainD8IHOJ5O0.shtml

On June 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Keith Ellison is hoping that this city of mostly white Christians is ready to make a black Muslim its next congressman. Ellison, a state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is the state-party endorsed Democratic candidate in the liberal-leaning 5th...

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BBC Profiles Ayaan Hirsi Ali

June 29, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4985636.stm

On June 29, 2006 BBC News reported, "Somali-born former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her outspoken criticism of conservative Islam, seems unable to avoid controversy. Caught up in a row over her Dutch citizenship, she resigned from parliament in May and said she would leave the Netherlands. Her troubles began when Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said she should be stripped of her passport because of...

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Chaplain Yee Calls for Gitmo Closure

June 28, 2006

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200606/NAT20060628c.html

On June 28, 2006 the Cybercast News Service reported, "A former Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was accused of espionage and aiding the enemy before being cleared in 2004, said the prison remains a 'potent symbol' for questioning the U.S. commitment to human rights and should be closed. 'If we close...

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Police Hold Forum for Muslim Youth in Victoria

June 28, 2006

Source: Star News Group

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/17742

On June 28, 2006 Star News Group reported, "Local police and Muslim youth came together last week for a youth forum, proving the axiom that communication promotes understanding. Senior Sergeant Craig Matters from Altona North Police said about 120 people went to the forum, which he said was 'an open and very positive exchange of views between groups'. A wide age group was represented, with many local Muslims...

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Toronto Hindu Temples Vandalized in Misplaced Backlash for Terrorism Arrests

June 27, 2006

Source: Starbroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_letters?id=56498229

On June 27, 2006 the Starbroek News ran a letter to the editor from a citizen named Vishnu Bisram that read, "According to a report in a newspaper in Toronto, Hindu temples, including those where Guyanese worship, were attacked in Toronto last week. The temples were apparently mistaken for mosques and the Hindu worshippers as Muslims.

A prominent Guyanese...

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New Hampshire Mosque Construction Hampered by Parking Conflict

June 27, 2006

Source: Union Leader

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=c7d3fd11-073f-40dc-a831-4abb6e8d24c4

On June 27, 2006 Union Leader reported, "Turf battles on Karatzas Avenue are continuing between homeowners and a planned mosque. Neighbors are calling for the strict enforcement of on-street parking bans, which has mosque officials charging they are being targeted. Construction manager Nermin Cejvan said workers occasionally...

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