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Judge Rules Safety Trumps Religious Protection in Muslim Firefighter Case

September 23, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9908

On September 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim firefighter cannot wear a beard on the job because of the safety risk that facial hair poses, a judge ruled yesterday. Curtis De Veaux sued the city on grounds that the ban infringed on his Muslim faith, which generally requires men to grow beards. But the state judge sided with...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Talks with Rabbis About Common Values in DC

September 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/09/22/jordans_king_extends_hand_to_jews/

On September 22, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Convening an unprecedented meeting between a Muslim head of state and Jewish religious leaders, King Abdullah II of Jordan urged Jews and Muslims yesterday to 'take bold steps toward mutual forgiveness and reconciliation' to counteract extremist...

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Muslim Doll Takes Barbie’s Place

September 22, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/22/international/middleeast/22doll.html?pagewanted=print

On September 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "In the last year or so, Barbie dolls have all but disappeared from the shelves of many toy stores in the Middle East. In their place, there is Fulla, a dark-eyed doll with, as her creator puts it, 'Muslim values.' Fulla roughly shares Barbie's size and proportions, but...

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Boston College Creates Jewish Studies Minor

September 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/09/22/bc_adds_minor_in_jewish_studies/

On September 22, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Boston College, a Jesuit university with a student body that is overwhelmingly Christian, is launching a program that will allow students to minor in Jewish studies, a rarity in Catholic higher education. Although the first student who intends to sign up...

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Government Promises Safeguards for Muslims in Terrorism Laws

September 22, 2005

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16679307%5E2702,00.html

On September 22, 2005 The Australian reported, "The Howard Government has promised to put safeguards into its new anti-terrorism laws to ensure Muslims were not unfairly targeted for scrutiny. The promise was made at a meeting between Muslim leaders and Multicultural Affairs Minister John Cobb in Sydney yesterday. The meeting...

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Executive Director Chosen for Universism, a Religion that Opposes Moral Certainty

September 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/175/story_17562_1.html

On September 21, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "An upstart religion called Universism has named a new leader who hopes to spread the neo-Deist movement nationwide. Todd Stricker, 25, has been named executive director of the nonprofit organization and said he hopes to launch a new branch in Chicago. University of Alabama-Birmingham medical...

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Bush to Discuss Promotion of Moderate Islam With King of Jordan

September 21, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-09-21-voa39.cfm

On September 21, 2005 Voice of America reported, "President Bush is to meet Thursday with Jordan's King Abdullah to discuss developments in the Middle East and the king's initiative to promote moderate Islam and denounce terrorism. King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks on the importance of religious tolerance and mutual respect among the followers of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism Sept. 15, 2005...

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Opinion: Governor Romney Seeks to Divide Americans

September 21, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/09/21/romneys_misstep_with_muslims/

On September 21, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by Shahid Ahmed Khan, a consultant in international development in Boston who serves on the board of trustees of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Khan responds to the recent remarks made by Massachusetts Governor,...

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High School Senior Wins "Discovering Diversity" Award for His Interfaith Work

September 21, 2005

Source: Metro

http://www.metronews.ca/news_feature_detail.asp?id=10988

On September 21, 2005 Metro reported, "Ryan Nutter, 17, was awarded the Discovering Diversity Award at Mississauga Council's chamber yesterday. Nutter taught himself to write, read and speak Arabic, Hindi, Latin and Punjabi... Nutter says he believes tolerance begins with studying and appreciating our differences — and then learning, as he has in spades, to embrace others. It was that devotion...

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Muslim Group Honors “30 Days” Television Series

September 20, 2005

Source: The Register-Herald / CHNI News Service

http://www.register-herald.com/cnhi/registerherald/features/local_story_263230045.html

On September 20, 2005 the CHNI News Service reported, "Award-winning filmmaker and Beckley [West Virginia] native Morgan Spurlock's FX series '30 Days' is garnering awards for an episode that featured a fellow Beckley native. Next month, the Muslim Public Affairs Council plans to present one of its 14th...

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Cat Stevens Opens Center on Muslims in Britain at Cardiff University

September 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4261292.stm

On September 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "Former pop star Yusuf Islam - previously known as Cat Stevens - has opened a faith centre focusing on Islam and Muslims in Britain. The musician, who had a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, is chair of the Islamia Schools Trust. The unit at Cardiff University is the first of its kind in Britain and will lead research on Muslims in the UK. The centre also offers a...

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