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School to be Converted into an Islamic Center in South Park Township

March 10, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06069/668129.stm

On March 10, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "South Park Township officials last night heard from opponents and supporters of a plan to turn the vacant Broughton Elementary School into an Islamic center. Resident Brian Murray, who was among about 40 people who attended a hearing on the plans, told township supervisors he was against the plan... He said he believes that the Western...

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Survey Reveals that Americans Hold Increasingly Negative Perceptions of Islam

March 9, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/08/AR2006030802221.html

On March 9, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "As the war in Iraq grinds into its fourth year, a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The poll found that nearly...

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Copenhagen Conference Seeks to Foster Dialogue Between Islam and the West

March 9, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-03/09/article03.shtml#t

On March 9, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "A cohort of Muslim scholars, intellectuals and youths are meeting on Thursday, March 9, with Danish peers to bridge the widening gaps since the publication of cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). 'We hope our dialogue will result in practical solutions,' Khaled Barakat, the head of a...

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Increasing Tensions, Divisions Amongst Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in the US

March 8, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/186/story_18671_1.html

On March 8, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Sensitive to U.S. pluralistic traditions and forced to work together as fellow Islamic minorities, American Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims have avoided the violent strife that has plagued Iraq and other parts of the Muslim world... Divisions have widened worldwide since the golden dome of the Al-...

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Bombs Rock Varanasi, Suspected as Sectarian Violence

March 8, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/international/asia/08india.html

On March 8, 2006 The New York Times reported, "In what the police called a terrorist attack, apparently coordinated explosions in Varanasi, the Hindu holy city, killed at least 15 people on Tuesday evening and injured dozens more, raising the familiar specter of sectarian violence. The first blast came as devotees gathered for evening prayer at a 16th-century...

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Islamophobia Found Lurking in Harvard’s Halls

March 8, 2006

Source: The Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=511925

On March 8, 2006 The Crimson reported, "Recent attacks against Muslims on the Harvard campus have not been directly perpetrated by students, [but] Islamophobia exists in less overt forms at Harvard. Many Muslim students have experienced moments when they said they have felt surprised or offended by others’ assumptions about followers of Islam... [In 2005], The Harvard Salient published the...

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Dialogue Series in Long Island Helps Muslims, Jews Find Common Ground

March 7, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liislm074653231mar07,0,366844.story

On March 7, 2006 Newsday reported, "Their discussions ranged from polygamy to women's lib, but, through it all, Muslims and Jews found they had much in common. The dialogue on 'Women and Islam' at Temple B'nai Sholom in Rockville Centre was the first in a recent Sunday night series that runs through April 2 and is designed by Rabbi Barry...

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Buddhist "Dharma Army" Demands PM Thaksin�s Resignation

March 7, 2006

Source: The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Wire Service: AP

http://ap.lubbockonline.com/pstories/world/asia/20060313/3708602.shtml

On March 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "In the morning, they pray and collect alms. At night, they march and shout for Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to resign.

Clearly these aren't your ordinary tranquil Thai Buddhists.

In fact, they are members of the...

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Islamic School, Home Vandalized in New Orleans

March 7, 2006

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-13/114171480586020.xml

On March 7, 2006 The Times-Picayune reported, "Kenner police are investigating a pair of incidents of vandalism during the weekend that apparently targeted an Islamic school and the nearby home of a Pakistani man... At the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans on Maine Avenue, curse words were spray-painted on the wall and chewing gum was...

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200 People Join in Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk in Tucson, Offering Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

March 6, 2006

Source: Arizona Daily Star

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/118766

On March 6, 2006 the Arizona Daily Star reported, "As the conflict in the Middle East smolders, more than 200 Tucsonans on Sunday took a step toward cooperation between Jews and Muslims. The group walked from one house of worship to another, where they were joined by others in a celebration as part of the third annual Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk. The walkers made their way from the Islamic Center of Tucson... just west of...

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Samiyah Diaz Offers a New Face for the Republican Party

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/gop_picks_a_fight/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "She is the daughter of immigrants. She is black and Hispanic. She is a single mother, and a Muslim. And, to the delight of the state party, Samiyah Diaz is also a Republican. The law student, who is collecting signatures to oppose state Senator Dianne Wilkerson, the Roxbury...

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Opinion: Religion Improves and Empowers Muslim Women

March 6, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/14027233.htm

On March 6, 2006 The Miami Herald ran an opinion piece by one of its staff writers, Donna Gehrke-White regarding the empowering role religion plays in Muslim women's lives. "In Los Angeles, one doctor delivers beginnings: Babies. On the other coast, a South Florida physician tends to those in their last years, even making house calls to the infirm. Dr. Laila Al-Marayati...

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Progressive Muslims Offer Their Opinions About the Cartoon Controversy

March 6, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0306/p04s01-woeu.html?s=hns

On March 6, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As protests against the Danish cartoons fade, Europe's moderate Muslims are facing difficult choices about their faith, identity, and values...

During a month of flag-burning protests in Europe against cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, the voices of Islamic radicals were the loudest. As the flames die...

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