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Sikh Prisoners in California Ordered to Remove Turbans and Cut Hair

November 9, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5107

On November 9, 2005 India Post reported, "Two California prisons, Solano State Prison and San Quentin State Prison, have disallowed its Sikh prisoners from wearing any head covering, including a dastaar [turban]. The prisons have also punished the Sikh prisoners for refusing to comply with orders to cut their hair. California Code of Regulations § 3062(e), which governs prison inmate...

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Representative of Nine Religions Attend Baha’i Peace Event in Dar Es Salaam

November 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=398

On November 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Representatives of nine religious communities offered prayers on the International Day of Peace at a gathering organized by the Baha'i community of Tanzania. 'This is an historic day,' said keynote speaker, United Nations representative Eshila Maravanyika. Ms. Maravanyika expressed her delight at witnessing representatives of the various...

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Detroit Muslims Offer Relief Services to Katrina Victims

November 9, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0511/09/B01-376309.htm

On November 9, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "On Sept. 11, Khalil Jassemm boarded a plane and flew to Houston for the day to join 2,000 fellow Muslims offering relief services to Hurricane Katrina victims. 'We, as a group [of] American Muslims, wanted to show support for the community there,' said Jassemm, the head of Life for Relief and Development, a Southfield-based...

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Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa Against Rioting

November 9, 2005

Source: ISNA

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=437

On November 9, 2005 ISNA reported, "French Muslim leaders on Sunday, November 6, issued a fatwa banning Muslims from joining the unlawful riots raging across the country. 'It is not acceptable to express feelings of desperation through damaging public properties and carrying out arson,' read the religious edict issued by the Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF)’s Fatwa Body. '...

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Homeland Security Official Urges Muslims to Register Before Flying, Sparking Outrage

November 8, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051108/NEWS02/511080348/1018/NEWS02

On November 8, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Local Muslims yesterday reacted with sadness and outrage to a Department of Homeland Security official's recent urging that they and Arab-Americans register with the federal government before flying, to reduce the chance their names are flagged as security risks...

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Paris Riots Reflect Social, Not Religious, Grievances

November 8, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/paris-heat-not-from-muslims/2005/11/07/1131212007304.html?oneclick=true

On November 8, 2005 The Age reported, "The riots, described as France's worst since May 1968, have been linked to the threat of radical Islam. But both descriptions are misleading. The violent unrest is better compared to the riots that burnt down African-American ghettos across the United...

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Church Promotes Muslim-Buddhist Dialogue in Order to Stop Violence

November 8, 2005

Author: Weena Kowitwanij

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=4565

Krabi (AsiaNews) – The violence in southern Thailand is "political and not religious" in nature, and the government "must remember that Muslims and Buddhists live in peace with equal dignity", said the Toh-kru or Muslim teacher Suhthorn Simun during a conference entitled Dialogue of life with Muslims that was organised by the Episcopal Commission for Inter-...

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Istanbul Forum Focuses on Interfaith Cooperation in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia

November 8, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2005/11/08/feature-01

On November 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Religious figures must promote peace and conciliation, not conflict, Christian, Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders said Monday (7 November) at the start of a three-day conference in Istanbul. The forum...

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Eid Festival of International Proportions Takes Place in Laramie

November 7, 2005

Source: Laramie Boomerang

http://www.laramieboomerang.com/news/more.asp?StoryID=104245

On November 7, 2005 the Laramie Boomerang reported, "Muslims from all over Wyoming came to the Islamic Center of Laramie to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Thursday... Laramie has the largest Muslim community in the state, primarily because students and professors from the University of Wyoming bolster the population. The dynamic means that there are dozens of cultural...

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Opinion: “We Are Each Other’s Business” by Eboo Patel

November 7, 2005

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4989625

On November 7, 2005 NPR ran an opinion piece by Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization fostering the international interfaith youth movement. "I am an American Muslim. I believe in pluralism. In the Holy Qur'an, God tells us, 'I created you into diverse nations and tribes that you may come to know one another.' I believe...

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Opinion: Immigration Policies Have Fostered Muslim Radicalism

November 7, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-1860457,00.html

On November 7, 2005 The Times ran an opinion piece by Charles Bremner, Paris correspondent for The Times, on the fallout after the riots in Clichy. Bremner writes, "The biggest explosion of street violence in France since the late 1960s has jolted the country into confronting its failure to include its seven million residents of Arab and African origin in the national mainstream...

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Monumental Hindu Temple Opens in New Delhi, Inaugurated by Muslim, Sikh

November 7, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-india07.html

On November 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, " India's Muslim president, Sikh prime minister and Hindu nationalist opposition leader joined Sunday to open one of the biggest Hindu temples of modern times, a $45 million pink sandstone shrine to religious tolerance. The Swaminarayan sect that built the temple -- the length of a...

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