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Education a "Passport to Freedom" for European Muslim Women

December 4, 2005

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/12/01/news/islam6.php

On December 4, 2005 the International Herald Tribune reported, "Hanife Karakus, the soft-spoken daughter of Turkish immigrants, is a thoroughly European Muslim. She covers her hair with a veil, but she also has a law degree and married the man of her choice...Adding to this mix, Karakus recently became the first woman to preside over one of France's 25 regional Islamic...

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Muslims Angered by Government Plans That Could Close Suspected Mosques

December 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4496580.stm

On December 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Government plans that could see the closure of mosques suspected of inciting extremism have been attacked by Muslim leaders. Sir Iqbal Sacranie said the move would 'criminalise an entire community for the criminality carried out by a few'. The Muslim Council of Britain secretary general made his comments in a speech to an east London conference focusing on the role of...

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Muslim Youth Develop Strategy to Address Radicalism

December 4, 2005

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200512/s1522979.htm

On December 4, 2005 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, "Young Muslim leaders have forged a plan for improving relations with the wider Australian community. The leaders devised a strategy to tackle radicalism and the alienation of Islamic youth at the inaugural national Islamic youth summit in Sydney yesterday. The 66 young Muslim leaders involved...

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Complaints Filed by Muslim Women Over Head-Scarf at New Jersey DMV

December 4, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--muslims-motorvehi1204dec04,0,5317760.story

On December 4, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Despite a policy that allows motorists to wear religious head coverings in their driver license photos, some Muslim women complain that workers at the state motor vehicle commission continue to require...

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Teenagers Form Muslim Club at Mission Hills High School

December 4, 2005

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/12/05/news/inland/12405193032.txt

On December 4, 2005 the North County Times reported, "There is one day that will always stand out in the mind of Mission Hills High School senior Dina Hamideh - the day she decided to publicly display her faith at school. On April 4 of this year, Hamideh showed up for class for the first time wearing a 'hijab,' a head scarf that represented her Muslim...

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Religious Meals Still Served at Passiac County Jail

December 3, 2005

Source: NewJersey.com/Herald News

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTcmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY4Mjk1NjMmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On December 3, 2005 the Herald News reported, "Religious meals have continued to be served to inmates at the Passaic County Jail, despite an internal memo in October that they would cease, an official said Friday.
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New York Sikh Community Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Feast

December 1, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1201.shtml

On December 1, 2005 the Martin Marty Center reported, "The Sikh community of New York City hosted a thanksgiving feast for local religious leaders, the NYPD, court officials, and a representative of the DA's office, hoping to initiate a program of hospitality and patriotism—and they succeeded with a little help from the Interfaith Center of New York, which co-...

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Nebraska Interfaith Council Faces Funding Problems in Wake of Katrina and Rita

December 1, 2005

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/12/01/local/doc438e2bcbd3680873724401.txt

On December 1, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, but they also dealt a heavy blow to the Lincoln Interfaith Council. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to renew an annual grant of about $100,000 to support Faces of the Middle East and the African...

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Textbook Reforms A Challenge in Many Parts of Islamic World

December 1, 2005

Source: Portsmouth Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/11272005/world/75246.htm

On December 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Page after page, the self-appointed hate hunters underline passages in Pakistani school books. They flag hard-edged Muslim views toward other faiths such as describing past efforts by Hindus and Christians to 'erase' Muslims. Or [they] note sections that speak of martyrdom, and...

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First National Conference on Muslim Youth Work to be Held

December 1, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/4490474.stm

On December 1, 2005 BBC News reported, "Better services and youth opportunities for young British Muslims are among topics for discussion at a conference hosted by the University of Birmingham. The first National Conference on Muslim Youth Work on Monday will be held at the International Convention Centre. It will look at providing positive services for young British Muslims. Themes...

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Crescent Design Removed from Pennsylvania 9/11 Memorial

December 1, 2005

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10265911/

On December 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing a crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced Wednesday. The new design for the memorial, to be built on the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 crash near Shanksville features most of...

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