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Opinion: War Against Radical Islam is a "War of Values," We Must Defend Our Values Strongly

November 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/11/06/a_war_of_values_not_religion/

On November 6, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby on the U.S.'s attitude toward Islam. Jacoby writes, "Of course, it goes without saying that most Muslims are not terrorists. Of course many people professing Islam are compassionate and generous. Of...

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With Regard to Politics, Muslims Torn Between Civil Rights and Social Issues

November 6, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-muslimprop2_06tex.ART.State.Edition2.d87eee4.html

On November 6, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "[In Arlington, Texas] at a festival celebrating the end of Ramadan, a few thousand Muslims were greeted last week by a bounce house, sandwich and hot tea stands and a sign proclaiming '1 Man + 1...

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Chicago Based Institutions to Co-Host Interfaith Gathering

November 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/education/988/section/chicago-based.institutions.work.toward.interfaith.relations/1.htm

On November 6, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "At the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Augustana Chapel, Nov. 10-11... attendants of the Chicago Interfaith Gathering Symposium hope to explore and build toward solutions to this question: [...

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Opinion: French Need to "Start Getting Used to" Differences

November 6, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1126720,00.html

On November 6, 2005 TIME Magazine ran an opinion piece by Médine, a Muslim rapper from Le Havre, on the recent riots in Clichy, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris. Médine writes, "The people who live in projects like those where last week's riots raged are treated as second-class citizens. We have less access to the rights and services of the republic--schools are...

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Opinion: “Religious Observances Should be Respected”

November 6, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/opinion/MGBT0HZJOFE.html

On November 6, 2005 The Tampa Tribune ran an opinion peice by Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the board for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "The Council on American- Islamic Relations, which has been at the forefront of the Muslim community's efforts to have Islamic religious holidays accommodated, is disappointed at the [Hillsborough County School Board's] decision to ban all religious holidays,...

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Institute Studies Arab-Police Relations in Yonkers

November 5, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051105/NEWS02/511050379/1018

On November 5, 2005 The Journal News reported, "There are six police officers of Arab descent in Yonkers, who help with Arabic translation in addition to their day-to-day patrolling duties. Police also deal daily with Arab doctors, nurses and other emergency workers in their line of work. That kind of side-by-side work...

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Barn Turned Mosque Wins User-Friendly Mosque Award

November 5, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051105/MOSQUE05/TPNational/Toronto

On November 5, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "The three-day festival of Eid al-Fitr began yesterday. Think eight or nine thousand people gathered to pray in a onetime dilapidated horse barn and riding school. You've got Canada's most user-friendly mosque of 2005. Which was the title bestowed...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Muslim Graves Desecrated in Birmingham

November 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/4406760.stm

On November 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Dozens of Muslim grave stones have been smashed and pushed over in a cemetery in Handsworth in Birmingham. The desecration was discovered on Friday by relatives visiting the Muslim part of the cemetery.

Leaflets were scattered, with insults against Muslims which were attributable to 'Black Nation'.

Last month, riots...

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Cartoon Portraying Police at a Mosque Offends Many

November 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4406702.stm

On November 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "A chief constable has condemned the portrayal of Muslims in a police magazine cartoon, describing it as offensive and sacrilegious. The Police Federation magazine cartoon shows officers taking their shoes off outside a mosque, as a bearded man escapes clutching bags of explosives. Bedfordshire's chief constable Gillian Parker has written...

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US Muslims Forgo Typical Eid Gifts in Favor of Earthquake Aid

November 4, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3435069

On November 4, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Any other year, Dr. Kashif Ansari would be celebrating Eid al-Fitr with a gathering of friends and family. He would be decked out in a new suit for an elaborate feast and the exchange of gifts, traditions of the Muslim holiday.

Not this year.

With the start of Eid today, Ansari will observe the...

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Update: ACLU Investigation Into New Mexico State to Include Prayer Allegations

November 3, 2005

Source: ESPN

Wire Service: AP

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2212630

On November 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a law firm hired to look into allegations of religious discrimination by the Aggie football program to also investigate an allegation that players were required to recite the Lord's Prayer at practice this week. The ACLU New Mexico filed a grievance Oct. 25...

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New Documentary Explores Three Abrahamic Faiths

November 3, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-11-03-voa36.cfm

On November 3, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "A new film is showing on American television. 'Three Faiths, One God' compares the practices and beliefs of the three so-called Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many of the similarities have surprised American audiences, and critical reviews of the film have been very positive... 'What's most important is understanding...

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Riots Outside Paris Continue Over Deaths of Two Muslim Teenagers

November 3, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=2907

On November 3, 2005 the Muslim American Society reported, "The violence which has plagued a largely-immigrant Paris suburb for almost a week spread to several other departments bordering the French capital overnight, with many cars set ablaze, French authorities said. The epicenter of the trouble, which first erupted last Thursday following the electrocution deaths of two African Muslim teenagers, has been the...

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Number of Muslims in US Unknown and Growing

November 3, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/13067012.htm

On November 3, 2005 The Miami Herald ran a feature article by staff writer, Donna Gehrke-White, who chronicles inconsistencies between the reported numbers of Muslims in America. "As I researched my book, The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America... I found the Muslimah, as Muslim women are called, from coast to coast... Their...

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