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Speakers at Interfaith Dialogue Conference Call for Inter-Religious Harmony

May 2, 2006

Source: New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_27560.shtml

On May 2, 2006 the New Nation reported, "Speakers at a national interfaith dialogue in the city have emphasised the need for maintaining inter-religion harmony to ensure peace across the globe. Addressing the dialogue on 'Strengthening Social Stability in Bangladesh' held at CIRDAP auditorium, they said all religions are for peace and no religion preaches enmity among the people....

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Wide Array of Religions Represented at D.C. Dafur Rally

May 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/30/AR2006043000183.html

On May 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Clutching signs that read 'Never Again,' thousands of protesters from across religious and political divides descended on the Mall yesterday along with celebrities and politicians to urge President Bush to take stronger measures to end the violence in Sudan's Darfur region that the...

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Government Introduces Plan to Synchronize Call to Prayer in Cairo

May 1, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C05%5C01%5Cstory_1-5-2006_pg7_2

On May 1, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "The Egyptian government unveiled on Sunday its project to synchronise the Muslim call to prayer in Cairo and said that it might next ban the use of amplifiers by muezzins at small mosques outside government control. Religious Endowments Minister Mahmoud Hamdi Zakzouk said that the government...

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Over 35 Hindus Killed in Kashmir Massacre

May 1, 2006

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12571706/

On May 1, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Suspected Islamic militants raided a village in Indian-controlled Kashmir and killed 22 Hindus, lining them outside their homes and shooting them execution-style, police said Monday. The attack in the village of Thava was the single bloodiest attack by Islamic rebels in Kashmir since a 2003 cease-fire between India and Pakistan, and it came days...

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Muslim Americans March for Immigration Reform

May 1, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=890

On May 1, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "In Los Angeles, Muslim Americans joined more than one million people who attended two Immigrants’ Rights marches in downtown and along Wilshire Blvd. on May 1, 2006. The nationwide day of action calling for immigration reform has been described in recent days as one of the largest rallies in American history....

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Milwaukee Islamic Center Seeks to Build Bridges

April 30, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=419918

On April 30, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Galvanized by a recent national poll that shows an increase in the number of Americans with negative views of Islam, local Muslims are re-energizing outreach efforts by inviting the public to an open house this week at the Islamic Center. Advertisement The estimated 10,000 Muslims in the Milwaukee metropolitan area have not...

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Sikh Coalition Co-Founder Says No American is Safe From Profiling

April 29, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1003.shtml

On April 29, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "A national dialogue on the civil rights of minorities is necessary in post-9-11 America, a Sikh civil rights activist declared. Amardeep Singh, co-founder and legal director of the New York-based Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization, spoke in a symposium on civil rights abuses against Sikhs, Arabs and Muslims.

About 100 people...

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Chicago Islamic Council Mobilizes for Immigration Rally

April 29, 2006

Source: NWTimes.com

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2006/04/29/news/illiana/81fada1e199050648625715e00804fd9.txt

On April 29, 2006 Medill News Service/NWTimes.com reported, "Muslim leaders are mobilizing their community to join thousands of marchers on Monday, a day that has historically commemorated the struggle of working people throughout the world. In a bid to strengthen their solidarity with the Latino...

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Bonn School Suspends Two Muslim Girls Over Burqa

April 29, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C29%5Cstory_29-4-2006_pg7_50

On April 29, 2006 Reuters reported, "A secondary school in the German city of Bonn suspended two Muslim girls over their wearing of the burqa, an education official said on Friday. The two teenagers were considered to have disturbed the peaceful running of the school and were...

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Cultural Workshop in Paris Hopes to Bridge Divide Between West and Muslim World

April 28, 2006

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=16342

On April 28, 2006 Middle East Online reported, "France is launching a 'cultural workshop' starting in September in a bid to promote understanding between the West and the Islamic world, the diplomat in charge of the project said Thursday. The workshop, which is the brainchild of French President Jacques Chirac, will hold its first session in Paris on September 13-15, ambassador-at-large...

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Country's First Muslim Women Preachers Complete Training

April 28, 2006

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/55410875-6CFA-4E19-9147-BDCB6ED3815A.htm

On April 28, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Morocco has just graduated its first team of women preachers to be deployed as a vanguard in its fight against any slide towards Islamic extremism. 'This is a rare experiment in the Muslim world,' proudly stated Muhammad Mahfudh, director of the...

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Leeds to Host "Faith Walk" Tour of Places of Worship

April 28, 2006

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/society/leeds.religious.communities.to.unite.in.faith.walk./858.htm

On April 28, 2006 Christian Today reported, "Members of Leeds’ religious communities will join together in the first faith walk around the city with the hope of fostering stronger interfaith relations. The walk in the Hyde Park area of the city will promote greater respect as...

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Michigan State University Professor Apologizes for Derogatory Email to Muslim Students

April 28, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060428/NEWS01/604280355/1001/news

On April 28, 2006 Lansing State Journal reported, "The Michigan State University professor who came under fire for calling a Muslim student group 'dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems' in an e-mail has issued a partial apology. In a letter, published today in the State News, MSU's student...

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Juror Disavows Verdict in Lodi Case

April 28, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/04/28/LODI.TMP

On April 28, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "One of 12 jurors who convicted a 23-year-old Lodi man Tuesday on charges that he trained for holy war disavowed the verdict late Thursday, alleging that she was bullied into a guilty finding amid a pattern of misconduct by fellow panelists.

'I never once throughout the deliberation...

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