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Editorial: "[Muslim] Group Encourages Volunteer Work"

June 5, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/editorial/sfl-edittdislamjun05,0,7826873.story

On June 5, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an editorial that read, "To their great credit, many Muslim organizations in the United States have been working to counteract negative views of their religion resulting from the terrorism of Islamic extremists. One of the foremost of these groups is the Council...

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Op-Ed: "Liberalism Under Pressure" by Lisa Jardine

June 5, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5042418.stm

On June 5, 2006 BBC News ran an opinion piece by Lisa Jardine on the restriction of freedoms in Holland, "The removal of an immigrant raising awkward political questions is a warning sign over the future of the tradition of free speech and tolerance in Holland. There are times when a small event raises an issue of enormous importance. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born politician and women's rights activist, is...

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Latino Muslims Balance Catholic Ethos with New Faith

June 5, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/04/AR2006060400957.html

On June 5, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Every morning, Jackie Avelar wakes up to a predicament. On one side of her bed is a clock that sounds the Islamic call to prayer five times a day. On the other side is a statue of Mary. As a Muslim, she wants to remove it. As a Latina, she can't. Her father, who is a Catholic...

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Interfaith Peace Walk Held in North Philly

June 5, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/14741624.htm

On June 5, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "By appearance, by culture and by religion, the differences among the 300 people in sneakers gathered yesterday outside a North Philadelphia mosque were clear-cut. As they prepared to walk more than three miles to promote peace, however, they were reminded of their Scripture-based similarities - an instruction to pursue love and...

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After Terrorism Arrests, Toronto Mosque Vandalized

June 4, 2006

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N04204306.htm

On June 4, 2006 Reuters reported, "Vandals smashed 30 windows of a Toronto mosque and damaged nearby cars after the arrest of 17 suspected al Qaeda sympathizers accused of planning bomb attacks. Canadian Muslims expressed fear on Sunday that a backlash had begun. The vandals struck overnight at the west-end mosque, a police official said on Sunday. A second official said he had no information on...

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Coronation of Prince of Wales Should be Interfaith Event, Former Archbishop Says

June 4, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nchas04.xml

On June 4, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "The coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has controversially claimed. Lord Carey believes that the next coronation needs 'very significant changes' so that it is 'inclusive' of other religions that have spread across Britain. His comments, which...

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Backlash Throughout Canada After Terror Arrests

June 4, 2006

Source: CityTV

http://www.citytv.com/calgary/news_30127.aspx

On June 4, 2006 CityTV reported, "The foiled terror plot in Toronto has already resulted in a backlash against Muslim communities across the country. In Calgary on Friday night, a group of nine men and women in their twenties banged on the doors and window of the Al-Madinah Islamic Centre before opening the front door to yell and swear at seven worshippers gathered for a late prayer.

In Toronto on...

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Blacks and Latinos Gather in LA Mosque to Discuss Immigration, Jobs

June 4, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-unity4jun04,1,7426272.story

On June 4, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A forum to discuss the viewpoints of Latinos and African Americans on such issues as immigration and jobs attracted about 200 people — and 20 protesters — Saturday night to a mosque near downtown Los Angeles. The event was intended to be the first of monthly 'black and brown roundtables' on topics that tend to...

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Muslim Film Festival Comes to Fremont

June 4, 2006

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_3877324

On June 4, 2006 the Tri-Valley Herald reported, "Muslim snowboarders, gender divisions at mosques, praying etiquette at American restaurants, and a hajj pilgrimage are some of the themes to be showcased at this years Muslim Film Festival, an all-day event that comes to Naz 8 Cinema in Fremont on July 29. By basing the festival in Fremont, Juveria Aleem, a Concord...

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Muslim High Schoolers in San Antonio Host Alternative Prom

June 4, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/stories/MYSA060406.01B.muslimprom.825b9e0.html

On June 4, 2006 the Express-News reported, "South Asian Muslim traditions mingled with modern American culture at a gathering Friday night that was billed as a prom alternative for 13 Muslim high school graduates in San Antonio. In keeping with Muslim convention, traditional music from India and Pakistan and the smell of...

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Alamo Car Rental Found Guilty of Religious Bias

June 3, 2006

Source: Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=5454

On June 3, 2006 the Arab American News reported, "In a legal victory for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Arizona Federal District Court Judge Roslyn Silver ruled that Alamo Car Rental took part in post-9/11 backlash discrimination based on religion when it terminated a Somali customer sales representative in December 2001 for refusing to remove...

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Some Chicagoland Funeral Homes Work to Meet Needs of Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims

June 2, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0606020187jun02,1,6850176.story

On June 2, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "For decades, [Lakeview Funeral Home]... has catered to the Japanese-American community in Chicago. 'It's very comfortable,' [Calvin] Mashio said, adding that some funeral homes are uncomfortable offering a Buddhist service. He doesn't have to explain customs to the staff because they...

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Muslim Congressional Aides Seek to Educate Capitol Hill on Islam

June 2, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-capitol-muslims,0,3212947.story

On June 2, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "At midday on Fridays, Muslims gather to pray in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. Kneeling on sheets they've spread over the floor and facing east toward Mecca, they are members of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, about two dozen...

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