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Vatican Pledges to Further Relationship with Muslims

October 14, 2005

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/12901796.htm

On October 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican sent a message to Muslims on Friday for the end of Ramadan, pledging to keep up momentum for closer relations begun by the late Pope John Paul II and to work for 'greater justice and enduring peace.' The traditional message, signed by...

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Korean Muslims Celebrate 50 Years

October 14, 2005

Source: Chosun

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200510/200510140006.html

On October 14, 2005 Chosun reported, "It was half a century ago that two Muslims, Imam Zubercoch and Abdul Rahman, fought for peace in the Korean War as part of the UN forces and in the process introduced Islam's holy book, the Koran, to Korea. On Friday, the country celebrated the golden anniversary of their mission. Sponsored by the Korea-Middle East Association,...

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After Mayoral Race, Muslim Woman Turns to Comedy

October 14, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5670262.html

On October 14, 2005 the Star Tribune ran an opinion piece by Doug Grow, a writer for the Star Tribune. He reports on his conversation with the recent Minneapolis mayoral candidate, Farheen Hakeem, who is also a comedian. "Hakeem, who has been doing comedy for six years, was the Green Party's candidate for mayor of Minneapolis in last month's primary election. She finished third, behind Hennepin...

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Many U.S. Muslim Charities Reemerge for the First Time Since 9/11 to Provide Quake Relief

October 14, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/14/international/asia/14charity.html

On October 14, 2005 The New York Times reported, "All across America, Muslim charities, many of which have shunned the spotlight since 9/11 lest they attract unwanted law enforcement attention, are now stepping up their efforts to raise money for the victims of the earthquake that crumbled the northernmost corner of Pakistan. In many cases, they have been more...

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Burka-Clad Women Face Benefit Cuts, Burka May Be Banned in Public Places

October 14, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,174-1824918,00.html

On October 14, 2005 The Times reported, "A Dutch city is to cut benefits for unemployed Muslim women whose refusal to take off their burkas stops them getting jobs. Utrecht City Council voted for the measure the day after the Dutch Government announced plans to ban women wearing the burka in some public places as a security measure, and on the same day that Maria van der Hoeven,...

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Irish Society Seen as Welcoming by Immigrant Muslims

October 14, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-fals14.html

On October 14, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "The Muslim community, according to 2002 Irish census figures, numbers about 20,000 in the south of Ireland and, according to Irish Muslim leaders, is more like 25,000 in the south with another few thousand in Northern Ireland... Much of the dramatic increase came in a wave of refugees and asylum seekers from Eastern Europe and...

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European Parliament Hosts First Iftar

October 13, 2005

Source: Turkish Weekly/Zaman.com

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=20694

On October 13, 2005 Zaman.com reported, "The European Parliament (EP) hosted an iftar dinner for the first time in its history. The 'fast-breaking dinner for Ramadan' took place one week after the EU launched accession talks with Turkey; it was organized by the Belgian-Turkish Businessmen Association (BETIAD), the Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) and the EP. The iftar dinner hosted by EP...

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New Hampshire Muslims Find Ways to Observe Ramadan

October 13, 2005

Source: NewsVOA.com

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2005-10-13-voa24.cfm

On October 13, 2005 NewsVOA.com reported, "There are large, well-established Muslim American communities across the country - in California, New York, Michigan and... Washington DC. They have their own well funded Islamic Centers and mosques where members can gather and worship together. They also have easy access to a variety of ethnic markets and grocery stores. In...

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Hindu Holy Days Coincide with Muslim, Jewish Holidays

October 13, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.dcexaminer.com/articles/2005/10/12/features/faith/71faith13hindus.txt

On October 13, 2005 The Examiner reported, "October this year brings together not only the Jewish High Holidays and the Muslim month of fasting but also a season of Hindu religious festivities, starting at the beginning of this month with Navaratri, or 'nine nights,' and stretching until Diwali, or the 'festival of lights,' on Nov. 1....

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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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Staten Island Mosque Among Those Sending Direct Aid

October 13, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/13/nyregion/13relief.html

On October 13, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A pair of trucks rumbled along the broken roads of Kashmir on Tuesday, carrying yet another load of food, clothes and makeshift tents into the earthquake zone. But unlike so many of the anonymous donors thousands of miles away, the source of this aid, a mosque, was boldly advertised on the trucks' red-lettered banners: 'Masjid Al-...

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Boulder Jews and Muslims Celebrate Convergence of Holy Days, Common Ties

October 13, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3110123

On October 13, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "For a service celebrating the second day of the Jewish New Year, it was an unusual choice of music: a Sufi Muslim chant with lyrics in Hebrew and Arabic: 'Allah Hu Allah la illah ha il Allah Elohim Echad Elohim Gadol.' Roughly translated, Jews and Muslims could agree on this one critical point: There is one God, and he is great. This scene last week at Boulder's...

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