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Muslim Leaders Encourage Flag Pin Wearing to Show Patriotism

June 13, 2006

Source: Ottawa Sun

http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/06/13/1629181-sun.html

On June 13, 2006 the Ottawa Sun reported, "The Ottawa Muslim Association is launching a Canada pin-wearing campaign to counter lingering assumptions that Muslims are not patriotic in the wake of the Toronto terror arrests.

Association president Bader Siddiqi wore his red maple leaf Canada pin for a meeting of Muslim organizations held at the Ottawa Mosque last...

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Religious Leaders Call for End to Torture in New York Times Ad

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=898

On June 13, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) ran a full-page advertisement on the op-ed pages of the New York Times calling for the elimination of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment as part of U.S. policy. The ad is signed by 27 religious...

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Potential Move of Pompano Mosque into Black Community Raises Tensions

June 13, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cmosque10jun13,0,3731338.story

On June 13, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "A clash fueled by angry words has erupted over a plan to move a mosque from Old Pompano to the northwest part of the city, underscoring tensions between some in this city's black and Muslim communities. The Islamic Center of South Florida wants to move to a...

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Muslim Leader Proposes Banning Foreign Donations to Canadian Muslim Groups

June 13, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/06/13/terrorist-funding.html

On June 13, 2006 CBC News reported, "A Toronto-based Muslim group wants the federal government to ban all foreign donations to religious institutions in Canada as one way of trying to curb the influx of extremist views. The Muslim Canadian Congress, which is also seeking to limit individual domestic cash donations to $10 at a time, is proposing the measure...

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Some Fear Public Accommodation of Muslim Women's Dress Will Cause Backlash

June 13, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-13-muslim-modesty_x.htm

On June 13, 2006 USA Today reported, "Muslim women in the USA have been asking the public to accommodate their religious beliefs about modesty, a trend that some Muslims worry will provoke a backlash. In some recent examples: In Lincoln Park, Mich., Fitness USA relented when Muslim women demanded that the gym wall off a co-ed aerobic center from their women-only...

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Op-Ed: "The Seductive Beat of the Militant, Islamic Drum" by H.D.S. Greenway

June 13, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/06/13/the_seductive_beat_of_the_militant_islamic_drum/

On June 13, 2006 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by columnist H.D.S. Greenway in response to the recent arrests of 17 Canadian men on charges of plotting terrorism. Greenway writes, "Canadians today, are horrified that some of their citizens...

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Op-Ed: "O Canada! We Stand on Guard for Thee" by Shujaat Wasty

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/06/o_canada_we_sta.php

On June 13, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Shujaat Wasty, a board member of the South Asian Research Center on the recent arrests of 17 men accused of planning terrorism. Wasty writes, "[W]hy is it that when a Canadian Christian or Canadian Jew or Canadian Hindu or Canadian Sikh commits a crime, their fellow members in faith are not asked to...

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Toronto Imam Attacked in Hate Crime

June 12, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/story/qc-imam20060612.html

On June 12, 2006 CBC News reported, "A Muslim cleric in Montreal was allegedly asked by a knife-carrying man if he wanted to 'die a martyr,' say police who suspect it was a hate crime. Imam Said Jazeri said he and a friend were leaving a mosque on Friday night when a man with a butcher's knife approached them. The man pointed the knife at Jazeri and asked: 'Do you want to die a martyr?' Then,...

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Toronto's Best-Known Imam Advocates for Fair Trial for Men Accused of Terrorism

June 12, 2006

Source: The Chronicle Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotian/509536.html

On June 12, 2006 The Chronicle Herald reported, "When Canada’s most quoted and often controversial imam, Ally Hindy, appeared at the Brampton courthouse this past weekend to support the group police describe as a homegrown terrorism cell, few were surprised. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, and with Canada’s focus on terrorism, Hindy has either known,...

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Mother Whose Son Arrested as Terror Suspect Seeks Answers

June 12, 2006

Source: National Post

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=dc162a51-849d-483c-b821-29da7e5adefa

On June 12, 2006 the National Post reported, "She can't sleep, can't eat. But above all, she can't understand how her son got implicated in what police are describing as an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist plot to kill Canadians. Since the eldest of her five children was charged with smuggling guns into Canada for an alleged...

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