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Muslim Students in Indonesia Grill Blair on Policies

March 31, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2704-2111915,00.html

On March 31, 2006 The Times reported, "Indonesian schoolchildren gave Tony Blair a lesson about the vast scale of his mission to bridge the gulf between Islam and the West yesterday. On a one-day visit to the world’s largest Muslim nation, both to mark its move from dictatorship to democracy and to show his support for the voice of 'moderate Islam', the Prime Minister...

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27 Muslim Organizations File Defamation Suit Over Cartoons

March 30, 2006

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/03/30/denmark.cartoons.ap/

On March 30, 2006 CNN reported, "A group of 27 Danish Muslim organizations have filed a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper that first published the contentious Prophet Muhammed cartoons, their lawyer said Thursday. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, two weeks after Denmark's top prosecutor declined to press criminal charges, saying the drawings that sparked a firestorm...

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After Bombings, Christians, Muslims and Others Hold Peace Programs

March 30, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/news_read.asp?nid=1375

On March 30, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Christians, Muslims and others have organized programs to preserve peace in Varanasi, Hinduism's holiest city, which was recently wracked by bomb blasts. On March 26, the Church of North India (CNI) conducted a prayer service for the blast victims while a Muslim organization organized a seminar on terrorism. Two explosions on March 7...

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Association of Military Chaplains Opposes Order Guaranteeing Rights to Use Jesus' Name

March 30, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/29/AR2006032902207.html

On March 30, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "An association that represents more than 70 percent of the chaplains in the U.S. military, including many evangelical Christians, is opposing a demand by conservatives in Congress for a presidential order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. The...

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Muslim Cleric Arrested in Connection With Varanasi Bombings

March 30, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=65224

On March 30, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "A Muslim cleric has been picked up by the Special Task Force from his residence in Allahabad for interrogation in connection with his alleged role in the terror attacks here, officials sources said today. The cleric, identified as Waliullah, from the Islamabad locality under Phulpur police circle area of Allahabad was taken into custody by...

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Michigan Muslims Worked for Carroll’s Release

March 30, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star/Detroit Free Press

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/14226525.htm

On March 30, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "From holding news conferences to making a hazardous trip to Baghdad, Iraq, Muslims in Michigan and across the United States launched an extraordinary campaign to help secure the release of kidnapped journalist Jill Carroll. During the three months that she was held hostage, Muslims - with...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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Italy Grants Asylum to Afghani Christian Convert

March 29, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18843_1.html

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Italy granted asylum Wednesday to an Afghan man who faced the death penalty and threats for converting from Islam to Christianity, and Italian premier said the man had arrived in Italy earlier in the day. Abdul Rahman was in the care of Italy's Interior Ministry, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said. 'He...

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Islamic Society of North America's Leader to Head Up New Interfaith Office in Washington

March 29, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060329/NEWS01/60329025/1006/NEWS01

On March 29, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "The leader of a Plainfield-based Muslim organization with a national profile is moving to Washington to head an effort to improve interfaith cooperation and educate government officials about Muslim issues. Sayyid Syeed will give up his post as secretary general of...

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"Muslim Women Raise Voices Worldwide" by Raheel Raza

March 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/03/by_raheel_raza.php#more

On March 29, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, author of 'Their Jihad..Not my Jihad' and Interfaith director for The Muslim Canadian Congress, on growing Muslim women's leadership. Raza writes, "During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to...

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Arab-Americans Meet with Jersey Governor to Discuss “Political Lynching” of Candidate

March 29, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--arabcandidate-ter0329mar29,0,3022807.story

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arab-American leaders told Gov. Corzine that the dumping of a Lebanese-born candidate for a county office because of comments he made about terrorism amounted to 'political lynching,' and asked the governor...

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Muslim Woman Wins Religious Discrimination Case Against School

March 29, 2006

Source: Morocco Times

http://www.moroccotimes.com/News/article.asp?id=13786

On March 29, 2006 the Morocco Times reported, "A Muslim woman who refuses to shake men's hands for religious reasons cannot be barred from a Dutch teacher-training programme, said the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission. The commission found Monday that the Regional Education Centre in the city of Utrecht illegally 'discriminated, indirectly, on the basis of religion,' when it rejected Fatima...

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