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Bank of America Resolves Bias Complaints with Outreach to Arabs and Muslims

April 12, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/04/12/bank_of_america_resolves_complaints_of_anti_muslim_bias_by_former_fleet_bank/

On April 12, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Bank of America Corp. has agreed to resolve allegations by Arab and Muslim groups that the former Fleet Bank...

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FBI Hosts Town Hall with Arabs and Muslims on Muslim TV Network

April 12, 2006

Source: MSNBC.com

Wire Service: Reuters

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12292799/

On April 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "The FBI will hold its first nationally televised 'town hall' meeting for Muslim and Arab-Americans Thursday in a effort to improve relations and enlist their help in fighting terrorism, an FBI official said. Paul Moskal, chief division counsel for the FBI in Buffalo, N.Y., who will lead the meeting and field questions, said the agency and the...

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Warren Board Approves Plan to Build City’s First Mosque

April 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060411/NEWS04/604110408/1006

On April 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The Warren Planning Commission voted 5-3 Monday night to approve the Islamic Organization of North America's plan to build the first mosque in the city. The vote came minutes after an initial 4-4 vote that would have led to an automatic tabling for two weeks until the next commission...

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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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Jordan to Host Iraqi Islamic Reconciliation Meeting

April 10, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18892_1.html

On April 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In a bid to end sectarian violence in Iraq, religious leaders from the country's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish communities will gather for talks in Jordan later this month, said a statement issued Wednesday by a Jordanian Islamic group. The one-day conference, to be held April 22, is 'an important and...

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First Muslim Woman Takes the Bench in Detroit

April 10, 2006

Source: The Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=4910

On April 10, 2006 The Arab American News reported, "As the first Arab American to sit on the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County, Charlene Mekled Elder knows she plays an important role. Not only does she carry the weight of serious decision making, but she serves as a role model for Middle Eastern women around the globe. Appointed to the Wayne County 3rd Circuit...

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Jersey Muslims Make Plans for Vineland Islamic Center

April 10, 2006

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/cumberland/story/6118242p-6117052c.html

On April 10, 2006 The Press of Atlantic City reported, "Muslims living in Cumberland County have always had to travel far to find services that follow their religious requirements.

They travel to Philadelphia for schools and events, to Cherry Hill for meat that is butchered in a particular way and to...

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Sham Marriage Law Breaches Religious, Human Rights

April 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4894544.stm

On April 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tough government rules to prevent sham marriages discriminate against immigrants, the High Court has ruled. In a significant defeat for the government, Mr Justice Silber said the rules were unreasonable and breached human rights... The rules, introduced in February 2005, mean people born outside the EU and some bordering European nations who have only six months' permission to be in...

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Muslim Sorority Hoping to Expand its Chapters

April 9, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-04-09-muslim-sorority_x.htm

On April 9, 2006 USA Today reported, "Less than a year after she graduated from MIT, [Christine Ortiz], 23, has returned to campus on a chilly night to help introduce them to a new concept in Muslim sisterhood: the first Muslim-oriented sorority, Gamma Gamma Chi. The sorority, which was formed last year, has no campus chapters but is trying to drum up interest with...

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"Citizenship Test" Seen as Anti-Muslim By Many

April 9, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-fg-test9apr09,1,7945159.story?coll=la-news-a_section

On April 9, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Brahms, beer and Beethoven are German, but can a Muslim head scarf be German too? Islamic communities throughout this country are beginning to wonder. What it means to be German is an excruciating riddle, not something casually broached...

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