Islam

Gallup Poll Looks at Views of Muslim Women in Eight Countries

June 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/world/middleeast/08women.html?pagewanted=print

On June 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Muslim women do not think they are conditioned to accept second-class status or view themselves as oppressed, according to a survey released Tuesday by The Gallup Organization. According to the poll, conducted in 2005, a strong majority of Muslim women believe they should have the right to...

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Canadian Muslims Call for Dialogue on Terrorism

June 8, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060608/wl_canada_afp/canadaattacksreligion_060608184543

On June 8, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Muslim groups in Canada reached out for help Thursday to calm angry young men within their community, to starve extremism and begin dialogue to bridge gaps in Canada's multicultural mosaic.

'Muslim leaders from across Canada...

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Muslim Mothers Against Violence Group to Host Peace Concerts in Cincinnati

June 8, 2006

Source: The Post

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060608/LIFE/606080384/100

On June 8, 2006 The Post reported, "When Mason resident Shakila Ahmad and her Muslim friends heard about the deadly bombings on London's public transport system last July, they knew they wanted to do something. 'A number of us mothers felt like we needed to get out of this helpless stage and take a pro-active role in terms of having our voices...

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Muslim from Mississippi Writes Play Highlighting Life in an American Muslim Family

June 8, 2006

Source: Forbes

Wire Service: AP

http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2006/06/08/ap2803791.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "As the college-age daughter of Egyptian immigrants living in Starkville, Miss., Suehyla El-Attar felt isolated. 'The only idea I had was, "I just need to get out of here,"' said El-Attar, who turned those feelings of isolation and culture clash into a play, 'The Perfect Prayer,'...

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Muslim Leaders Call for Summit to Discuss Youth Radicalization

June 8, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060608.wmuslim0608/BNStory/Front

On June 8, 2006 The Globe and Mail reported, "Muslim leaders called Thursday for a summit by the end of the month among all three levels of government and community leaders to address youth extremism.

'Muslim leaders from across Canada are coming forward today in order to extend a hand to all Canadians so we can...

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Canadian Muslim Organizations Call for Summit on Extremism

June 8, 2006

Source: CAIR-CAN Press Release

On June 8, 2006 a CAIR-CAN Press Release reported, "For all of us, Canada is more than our home; it is our family and our 'vivre ensemble'; a common commitment to build a better world based on shared values. Canadian Muslims care deeply about the safety of our country and stand behind our security forces, the Canadian government and all Canadians in their desire to protect Canada.

Terrorism is antithetical to Muslim belief and is a perversion of its teachings. Terrorism is a global issue, not a Muslim problem. And...

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Diverse Group of Religious Leaders and Organizations Protests Torture

June 8, 2006

Source: Click On Detroit

Wire Service: AP

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9340398/detail.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "American evangelical, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders are calling for an end to U.S. policies that allow torture of prisoners. Clergy signing the statement of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture include the Rev. Rick Warren, Cardinal Theodore...

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Islamic School Vandalized in Mississauga

June 7, 2006

Source: The Mississauga News

http://www.mississauga.com/mi/news/story/3534762p-4084757c.html

On June 7, 2006 The Mississauga News reported, "Peel Regional Police are searching for at least one suspect after a Muslim high school in east Mississauga was vandalized today. Graffiti was spray-painted on a window and wall at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) high school on Sherway Dr. some time between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. today, said Peel Cst....

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Islamic Center Dedicated at Quantico Marine Corps Base

June 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/06/AR2006060601529.html

On June 7, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "In the official speeches, no one mentioned Haditha. But as the Islamic Prayer Center was dedicated yesterday at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, recent violence in Iraq, including the killing of 24 civilians in the western Iraqi town, allegedly by Marines, was on the mind of...

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Ontario's Lieutenant-Governor Meets with Muslims, Discusses Potential Backlash After Arrests

June 7, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/06/07/bartleman-muslim.html

On June 7, 2006 CBC News reported, "There's a 'real danger' of a backlash against Muslim Canadians, says James K. Bartleman, Ontario's lieutenant-governor.

Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman greets Kazem Mesbah Moosavi, founder of the Islamic Iranian Centre of Imam Ali and other members of the Muslim community at Queen's Park. In the wake of a...

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