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Judge’s Ruling Allows Religious Head Coverings in Courtroom After Hijab Dispute

March 18, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5597251p-5031271c.html

On March 18, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "Tacoma Municipal Court judges have clarified rules on appropriate attire in their courtrooms two months after one of them kicked a Muslim woman out of court because she declined to remove her traditional head scarf. A ruling by Presiding Judge Jack Emery means hijabs, yarmlukes and other religious head coverings...

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Muslim Women's Organization Releases Media Guide to Covering Islam

March 17, 2006

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Media-guide-for-covering-Muslim-issues/2006/03/17/1142098653764.html

On March 17, 2006 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A new media guide will attempt to balance the way Australian journalists cover issues relating to Muslims, an Islamic group says. The Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria said the booklet, Media Guide: Islam and Muslims...

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National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

March 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1BD16E6C6996BC6587257134006146C6!OpenDocument

On March 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "500 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh protestors came together in front of Capitol Hill on Monday to stand in solidarity for peace in Iraq. '[Guru Amardas jee] asks for the strength and compassion to understand God’s will. He further states that...

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Outreach Needed to Dispel Stereotypes of Islam in Fremont

March 17, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3612098

On March 17, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "Two polls released this week indicated that almost half of Americans have a negative perception of Islam and that one in four of those surveyed have extreme anti-Muslim views. An independent survey by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) shows that 23 to 27 percent of all Americans believe Muslims value life less than...

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Multicultural Group Organizes Soccer Tournament Between Gays and Muslims

March 16, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Wire Service: AP

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103AP_Netherlands_Gays_and_Muslims.html

On March 16, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Dutch multicultural group is organizing a soccer tournament between gays and Muslims, hoping to counter what a study published on Thursday said was a rising tide of fear among gays.

A nationwide survey by the Police...

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Ramadan Requests Temporary Permission to Enter U.S.

March 15, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--muslimscholar-vis0315mar15,0,5360333.story

On March 15, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim scholar suing the U.S. government over its refusal to give him a travel visa asked a court Wednesday to allow him to enter the country temporarily while the case is awaiting trial.

Tariq...

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Muslims Upset Over "Freedom of Expression" Double Standards

March 15, 2006

Source: Egypt Today

http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6451

On March 15, 2006 Egypt Today reported, "If there is only one thing — and there may be just one thing — that all sides of the raging debate about Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) can agree upon, it is this: 'These are our values, and we will defend them'... [O]n one side, the West is calling for the respect of freedom of expression, and on the other Muslims are calling for...

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South Park Muslims Abandon Plans for Cultural Center Due to Negative Responses

March 15, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06074/670440.stm

On March 15, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "After facing what it saw as anti-Muslim sentiment at a public hearing last week, a Turkish organization has dropped its plan to turn a vacant school in South Park into a cultural center... The group will withdraw its application for a permit to turn the old Broughton Elementary School into a facility where members of the Turkish community...

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"Divided We Fall" by Tracy Wells

March 15, 2006

Source: Furman Magazine

http://www.dwf-film.com/dwf.pdf

On March 15, 2006 Furman Magazine released an article written by Pluralism Project researcher Tracy Wells about her work as communications director for the film "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath," a documentary about hate crimes against Sikh, Muslim and Arab Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Tracy is a 2003 alumna of Furman University. She writes, "While at Furman, I realized the...

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South Continues to Struggle for Peace

March 15, 2006

Source: Asia Times Online

http://atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HC15Ae02.html

On March 15, 2006 the Asia Times Online reported, "Add Thailand's Muslim minority to the growing list of Thais who believe a change in government would likely be in their best interest. That's what many Thai Muslims in the country's conflict-ravaged southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala are hoping for - though few say so openly for fear of landing on a government enemies...

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Muslims Build Up the Neighborhood Around Mosque, Revitalizing Buffalo’s East Side

March 15, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060315/1069205.asp

On March 15, 2006 The Buffalo News reported, "A group of 45 people, mostly Muslim, is about to embark on one of the biggest revitalization projects the East Side has ever seen. For the last six months, these investors - many of them congregants of the Masjid Zakariya Mosque on Sobieski Street - individually approached the city about buying 59 parcels of vacant, city-owned lots and...

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