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Muslims Granted First Muslim Burying Ground

April 9, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C09%5Cstory_9-4-2006_pg4_3

On April 9, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "Danish Muslim leaders praised on Saturday a government decision to allow Denmark’s first Muslim cemetery after seven years of struggle, saying it signalled tolerance following the cartoon row. 'We are pleased, happy. It is an expression that Islam and Muslims are a part of Danish...

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Muslim Woman First to Lead Prayers for Illinois Legislature

April 9, 2006

Source: State Journal Register

http://www.sj-r.com/sections/news/stories/83172.asp

On April 9, 2006 the State Journal Register reported, "Maryam Mostoufi, chaplain to the Islamic Community of Greater Springfield, prayed for state legislators before they began legislative business on a recent day in the Illinois Senate. 'We ask that you (God) open our hearts and minds that we may rededicate our work in the Senate to you,' she invoked. 'That we might see each act, each...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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Danish Dairy Products Back in Stores in Muslim Countries

April 6, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-04/06/article05.shtml

On April 6, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Scandinavian food group Arla, Europe's second largest dairy firm, confirmed on Thursday, April 6, that its products were back on shelves in Muslim countries after weeks of boycott following the publication of the Danish cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). 'Butter and cheese from Arla...

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Opinion: "A Muslim Visits the Vatican" by Iftekhar Hai

April 6, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_3678870

On April 6, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Hai writes, "As a Muslim, I never dreamed of attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, but last week, I joined a group of 60 Bay Area clergy at the ceremony elevating Archbishop William Levada to the role of...

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Crisis Center Helps Muslim Women Seek Refuge from Domestic Violence

April 6, 2006

Source: North Jersey Herald

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY5MTIwNjQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On April 6, 2006 the North Jersey Herald reported, "Founded in fall 2004, WAFA House (Women Against Family Abuse) is a privately run domestic violence crisis center based in Paterson that caters primarily to the needs of women of South...

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Hate Crimes Against Religious Minorities on the Rise in Southern Florida

April 6, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/broward_county/14273637.htm

On April 6, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "The weekend defacing of a Muslim prayer hall and a new audit of hate crimes against Jews brought into relief the continuing threats against Muslim and Jewish houses of worship in South Florida.

On Sunday, volunteers for the Islamic Center of...

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US Calls European Failure to Integrate Muslims a "Security Risk"

April 6, 2006

Source: EUobserver

http://euobserver.com/9/21327

On April 6, 2006 the EUobserver reported, "The failure to integrate Muslim minorities in Europe constitutes a security risk for the US, the US state department's undersecretary for European affairs Daniel Fried told a US senate committee. Mr Fried said unemployment, discrimination and lack of integration among Europe's Muslim communities had created an 'audience' open to extremist messages, according to Reuters. He added that some European...

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Opinion: "Ijtihad in South Africa" by Tamara Sonn

April 5, 2006

Source: Monsters and Critics

Wire Service: UPI

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/africa/article_1152775.php/Ijtihad_in_South_Africa

On April 5, 2006 United Press International ran an opinion piece by Tamara Sonn, Kenan Professor of Religion and Humanities at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Sonn writes, "One of the most challenging issues in contemporary Islam concerns the question of...

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Muslim Women Challenge Police Over Comments on Driving With Burkas

April 5, 2006

Source: Radio New Zealand

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200604052134/19338d24

On April 5, 2006 Radio New Zealand reported, "Muslim women in New Zealand are challenging the Police Association to back up comments that those who wear full, face-covering, burkas should not drive. Police Association president, Greg O'Connor, has described the new policy - which is designed to help officers identify Muslim women drivers - as silly. Mr O'Connor says he is worried...

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Chancellor to Hold Islam Summit

April 5, 2006

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060405-062846-6685r

On April 5, 2006 United Press International reported, "German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to invite leading German Muslims to her chancellery for an Islam summit. The summit, which is a bid to promote intercultural dialogue, is currently planned by staff from the chancellor's office and Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Die...

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