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Muslim Model Represents England in Miss World Beauty Pageant

December 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4515836.stm

On December 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "A teenager who fled the Taleban regime has made history by being the first Muslim to represent England in the Miss World beauty contest in China. Hammasa Kohistani, 18, had been third favourite but Misses Iceland, Mexico and Puerto Rico were voted top three. Islamic extremists had sent her death threats for taking part in the competition, watched by...

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Imam Granted Doctorate in Bridge-Building at United Theological Seminary

December 10, 2005

Source: Charleston Gazette

http://wvgazette.com/section/Faith%20&%20Community/2005120923

On December 10, 2005 the Charleston Gazette reported, "Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi isn’t an engineer, but he has been studying bridge-building lately. The spiritual leader of the South Charleston-based Islamic Center of West Virginia recently earned a doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary, a Dayton, Ohio institution more accustomed to...

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Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Utah's First Muslim Girl Scout Troops Strengthens Bonds of Faith, Friendship

December 9, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_3296182

On December 9, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Aisha, a now-17-year-old Somalian who immigrated to Utah by way of Pakistan five years ago, has had her insecure moments. No way around it, she's different. Her culture, religion, skin color and - not least of all - the way she dresses set her apart. Being Murray High School's only Muslim girl who wears 'hijab,' the traditional head covering, can take a toll......

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Leaders of Muslim Countries Conclude Summit Warning of Crisis Posed by Terrorism

December 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4511548.stm

On December 9, 2005 BBC News reported, "Leaders of 57 Muslim countries have ended their summit with a warning that the Islamic world is in crisis because of the threat posed by terrorism. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference statement urges decisive action to fight 'deviant ideas'. The meeting in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia called for changes in national laws to...

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Islamic Society of Boston Refutes Alleged Ties to Terrorism

December 9, 2005

Source: The Daily Free Press

http://www.dailyfreepress.com/media/paper87/news/2005/12/09/News/Isb-Refutes.Ties.To.Terrorism-1126531.shtml

On December 9, 2005 The Daily Free Press reported, "After accusations of terrorist ties were leveled at the Islamic Society of Boston by two Boston media outlets over the past two years, the ISB has announced that it is fighting back. In a series of reports dating to October...

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Senate to Keep Muslim Investigation Open, Despite Announcing End

December 8, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051208/NEWS01/512080434/1006

On December 8, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "A U.S. Senate committee is pressing ahead in its two-year-old investigation of 25 Muslim groups -- including one from Plainfield -- despite a statement last month that nothing 'alarming' had been found in tax records to tie them to terrorism. The Senate Finance Committee began...

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Judge Dismisses Qur’an Courtroom Oath Lawsuit

December 8, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051208/NEWSREC0101/51208007/1001/NEWSREC0201

On December 8, 2005 the News-Record reported, "A judge today dismissed a lawsuit prompted by outcry over the inability of Muslims to be sworn in Guilford County courts using the Qur'an, a lawyer in the case said. In throwing out the case, Superior Court Judge Donald L. Smith decided that no controversy...

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Al-Arian Acquitted in Terrorism Case

December 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/06/AR2005120601012_pf.html

On December 7, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "A federal jury acquitted former Florida professor Sami al-Arian yesterday of conspiring to aid a Palestinian group in killing Israelis through suicide bombings, dealing the U.S. government a setback in its efforts to use secretly gathered intelligence in criminal cases...

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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

http://www.bgnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/12/06/4396eb369d239

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According...

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Chicago Restaurant and Mosque Defaced

December 6, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0512060181dec06,1,6119843.story

On December 6, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "A Greektown mosque and restaurant was vandalized during the weekend, leaving worshipers wondering why their house of worship was targeted.

'Viva Mexican. Isan Diablo,' was written in red marker more than 30 times Saturday morning on the walls of Kabab Corner... and of the mosque in the...

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Over 20,000 Muslims Attend Peace Rally in London

December 5, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-1904949,00.html

On December 5, 2005 The Times reported, "More than 20,000 British Muslims gathered yesterday at a conference in London, the largest meeting of its kind to be held in Europe. Ken Livingstone, Michael Mansfield, QC, and the former Pakistan cricketers Saeed Anwar and Imran Khan were among the speakers promoting 'global peace and unity'. Tariq Suwaidan, a Muslim scholar from Kuwait,...

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