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Jewish MP Makes Peace With President After Holocaust Comments

June 27, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1807160,00.html

On June 27, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Maurice Motamed has one of the loneliest jobs in the Middle East. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his controversial Holocaust statements, the sole Jewish MP in Iran's 290-member Majlis (parliament) felt he had no option but to confront him. 'When our president spoke about the Holocaust, I considered it my duty as a Jew to speak about this issue,' Mr...

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Study to Focus on Muslim Youth

June 27, 2006

Source: ABC Brisbane

http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200606/1672819.htm?brisbane

On June 27, 2006 ABC Brisbane reported, "A new study will ask Muslim children and teenagers living in Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane how they feel they fit in to the wider community. Central Queensland University's Dr Sansnee Jirojwong says there are about 20 or 30 young Muslim people living in the Mackay area. Dr Jirojwong says researchers want to see if there are any...

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Opinion: "We All Share the Fight Against Extremists" by Sheema Khan

June 27, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.caircan.ca/oped_more.php?id=2544_0_10_0_C

On June 27, 2006 The Globe and Mail ran an opinion piece by columnist Sheema Khan, former chair of CAIR-Canada. Khan writes, "First, there was 'driving while black,' the expression that summarized racial profiling employed by some American police officers. Then came 'flying while Arab' to denote the suspicion that followed 9/11. Now, since the arrest of 17 alleged terrorists in Toronto, we...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2006/06/msg00562.html

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to...

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Friendly's Restaurant to be Converted into Framingham Mosque

June 27, 2006

Source: The Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=133930

On June 27, 2006 The Metro West Daily News reported, "The downtown eatery once known for serving frosty treats on hot days now will be the new home of the Islamic Society of Framingham. The society bought the former Friendly's Ice Cream shop on Union Avenue on May 31 and plans to move its mosque from its South Street location after...

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Orange County Women's Group Reflects Interfaith Growth

June 26, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10743

On June 26, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Sande Hart grew increasingly disgusted by disparaging remarks some of her friends — both Jewish and not — made about Muslims. The Koran, they said, preached killing Jews and other infidels; Islam was a hate-filled religion, with few redeeming qualities. Hart, a...

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Memorial Dedicated to WWI French Muslim Soldiers

June 25, 2006

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-06-25-voa40.cfm

On June 25, 2006 Voice of America News reported, "France's President Jacques Chirac has dedicated a memorial to the 600,000 Muslim soldiers who fought for France in World War I. The monument was built in Verdun in northeastern France - site of a 1916 battle considered to be one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the war. Mr. Chirac said Sunday the Verdun army united the French...

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"Religions of the World" Bus Tours in Des Moines to Visit Houses of Worship

June 24, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/LIFE05/606240312/1045

On June 24, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "One of the neat things about my job is that I get to meet people and venture into places I otherwise would never have considered going. And even though I've been reporting news for nearly 30 years, I have never lost the feeling of appreciation for the access a press...

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Muslim Leaders in Miami Ask Authorities Not to Link Terror Suspects to Muslim Community

June 24, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-0624muslims,0,584506.story

On June 24, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Minutes after U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta announced indictments on Friday against an alleged terror cell, a Muslim leader took to the steps of the city's federal courthouse and said the suspects 'were not known' at either of two mosques near the warehouse in the...

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Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp Attracts Many Kids

June 24, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/columnists/merryman/story/5865668p-5206902c.html

On June 24, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The middle schoolers who hope to spend Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at the first session of Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp at Camp Seymour want more than the usual from their summer camp experience. Sure, they want boating, campfires and hiking. They also want to talk about the Bible, the...

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Muslim Leaders Denounce Miami Terror Suspects

June 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0606240165jun24,1,2571736.story

On June 24, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Muslim leaders on Friday denounced the seven men arrested in Florida as members of a religious cult and implored the media not to refer to them as Muslims. 'The case of this bizarre, cultist group is evidence that the phenomenon of terrorism is not monolithic,' said Ahmed Rehab, executive director...

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American Muslim Alliance to Launch Weekly TV Show

June 23, 2006

Source: New America Media/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=83bb3d4de3246f837cc052d082a0bba4

On June 23, 2006 New America Media/Pacific News Service reported, "The American Muslim Alliance plans to launch a weekly television show called 'Global Forum,' modeled along the lines of the 'Jim Lehrer News Hour' and the 'Charlie Rose Show.' The hour-long program will kick off with a...

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