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Romney’s Remarks Continue to Reverberate

September 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/09/29/romney_remarks_alarm_muslims/

On September 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported on the reactions of Massachusetts Muslims to Governor Romney's recent statement advocating the wiretapping of some mosques. "Romney made the remarks -- which triggered a barrage of criticism from local Islamic associations, civil liberties groups, and religious organizations -- in a...

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Burlington Muslims Reflect on the Plight of Disaster Victims as Ramadan Approaches

September 29, 2005

Source: Burlington Union

http://www2.townonline.com/burlington/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=333383

On September 29, 2005 the Burlington Union reported, "Muslims are getting ready for the start of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, commemorating the time Muslims believe the truth of the Koran - the holy book of Islam - and other sacred texts were revealed to them through the prophet Mohammed... This year, Ramadan will be a...

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NYPD Meets with Muslim Leaders About Ramadan Security

September 28, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--ramadan-police0928sep28,0,5435043.story

On September 28, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Police officials met with several hundred clerics, activists and community leaders to discuss their plans to provide added security to mosques during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on either Oct. 4 or 5...

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Islamic School in Pasadena Receives Nation’s Top Award for Academic Excellence

September 28, 2005

Source: Whittier Daily News

http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3070399

On September 28, 2005 the Whittier Daily News reported, "New Horizon, a private Islamic school [in Pasadena, California] has been awarded the Blue Ribbon, the highest award the U.S. Department of Education bestows to recognize academic excellence. Interim school head Amira Al-Sarraf believes that New Horizon is the first Islamic school to earn this award. The distinction means the school's...

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Muslim Campground Raided in East Haddam

September 27, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-datashak0927.artsep27,0,1947829.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 27, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Around town... people are wondering why federal agents seized datashak plants and seeds and 19 computer discs from a Muslim campground in Moodus. First Selectman Brad Parker said Friday's raid on the 18-acre Town Street campground, owned by Darul...

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Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

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Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

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170 American Muslim Groups Issue Fatwa Against Extremism

September 26, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/09/27/top13.htm

On September 26, 2005 Dawn reported, "North American Muslims have issued a religious edict against extremism and terrorism to prevent disgruntled Muslims who might be tempted to use their religion to justify violence, says a pamphlet distributed at mosques and other religious places across North America. The fatwa has been signed by representatives of more than 250 mosques and Islamic centers and endorsed by over 170 Muslim...

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Bay Area Religious Groups Gearing Up for More Relief Efforts After Rita

September 26, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3062969

On September 26, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "During the past month, religious groups of all faiths have played a key role in coordinating relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, commonly viewed as America's Bible Belt. As Hurricane Rita threatens to make matters worse in the Gulf States, many religious organizations are gearing up for a second round of...

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New Mosque to Open in Fort Worth

September 26, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/12744357.htm

On September 26, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "For almost two years, Ali Safi and a crew of construction workers have labored to build [Fort Worth's] newest mosque [for the Islamic Association of Tarrant County]... Safi and the other construction workers are scrambling to complete the $3.5 million project by Friday, when hundreds of people are expected to gather for prayer and a dedication ceremony marking...

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Netzarim Synagogue Converted into Hamas Museum

September 25, 2005

Source: Arutz Sheva

http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=90407

On September 25, 2005 Arutz Sheva reported, "Hamas plans to convert the synagogue building of the former Gaza community of Netzarim to a museum to display the terror organization’s military abilities. According to a media release from the Izzadin el-Kassam military wing of the terror organization, all the weaponry used to oust the IDF from Gaza, from stones to rockets, will be on display."

Baptist Church Opens its Doors to Muslim Evacuees

September 24, 2005

Source: The Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2005/09/24/20050924wacstormmuslims.html

On September 24, 2005 The Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "Hurricane Rita created a divine opportunity for a local mosque and a Baptist church to put the religious edict of 'love your neighbor' into practice this weekend. When the Islamic Center of Waco started to run out of room for Muslim evacuees from the...

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Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

September 24, 2005

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/09/25/news/religion/satrel03.txt

On September 24, 2005 the Gazette Times reported, "In light of the destruction and loss monopolizing the news recently, the theme of Corvallis' fourth annual Interfaith Conference on Oct. 1 couldn't be more appropriate. 'Healing Ourselves and Our World — An Interfaith Sharing,' was the topic chosen months ago by the Interfaith Community of Corvallis...

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Report Shows Discrimination Against Muslims in Army

September 24, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-09/24/article03.shtml

On September 24, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Muslims serving in the French army are routinely mocked at, discriminated against and sometimes denied their religious rights, according to a new report. The report, entitled French Servicemen of Immigrant Origin, found that racist jokes and derogatory remarks are often played on Muslims inside the military...

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