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Muslim Community Leaders Asked to Help Seek Out Extremists at Universities

September 15, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5285828-116499,00.html

On September 15, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Muslim community leaders will be asked to help 'identify and isolate' potential extremists on university campuses as students start their new term... The move is among measures to be outlined today in a speech by the education secretary, Ruth Kelly, and comes amid concern that radical groups are using universities as...

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DC Area Places of Worship Continue to Reach Out to Katrina Victims

September 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091401416.html

On September 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Across Montgomery County, members of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions are opening their wallets, and in some cases their homes, to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Religious organizations both big and small report raising thousands of dollars...

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Muslim Children of Immigrant Parents Find Their Way

September 15, 2005

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050915/news_lz1c15muslims.html

On September 15, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "The dome of California's capitol rises above the trees, another kind of Mecca for a group of teenagers making a pilgrimage to Sacramento last month for a historic Muslim youth leadership workshop. In Carlsbad, on a cool August night, about three dozen college-age Muslim men and...

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Muslim Community Group Set Up to Promote Better Relations With Government

September 15, 2005

Source: The Advertiser

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16613220%255E1702,00.html

On September 15, 2005 The Advertiser reported, "The chairman of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils will chair a committee being set up to promote better communication between the Federal Government and the Muslim community. The establishment of the reference group follows a meeting between Prime Minister John...

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Editorial: Concerns Over "Crescent"-Shaped 9/11 Memorial are "Nonsense"

September 14, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05257/570800.stm

On September 14, 2005 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran an editorial responding to a controversy over the proposed design for a memorial to the victims of Flight 93, the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001. The design includes an arc of maple trees that critics say will appear as a "red crescent" in the fall, a symbol of Islam. The Post-Gazette editorial staff comments, "[...

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Jews, Muslims Request Tribunals

September 14, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17488_1.html

On September 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Jews and Muslims in Ontario pledged Wednesday to fight for faith-based tribunals to settle family disputes after its premier stunned their communities by announcing he would ban all religious arbitration in Canada's largest province. Ontario appeared well on its way to becoming the first Western...

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Hindu Victims of Hate Crimes Upset Over Exclusive Focus On Backlash Against Muslims After Bombings

September 14, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On September 14, 2005 the Hindu Press International reported, "Hindu organizations in the UK have expressed 'outrage' over the Home Affairs Select Committee's decision to accept oral evidence from only the Muslim community in its investigation into the backlash following the July terrorist attacks in London. This is despite recent figures released by the Metropolitan Police showing that more Hindus and Sikhs were victims of hate crimes than Muslims during the backlash that affected the capital, the organizations said."

Bay Area Muslims to Participate in Muslim Unity Day

September 14, 2005

Source: InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_3022105

On September 14, 2005 InsideBayArea.com reported, "When he was 13 years old, Zain Ali's family came to the Bay Area from Fiji, a South Seas island slightly smaller than New Jersey, where Muslims such as the Alis were a minority. That was in the 1980s, when there were far fewer Muslims living in the Bay Area, a time when his family had to drive 40 miles to reach the nearest mosque. Today...

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King Presses for Moderate Islam

September 14, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/13/AR2005091301810.html

On September 14, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Six years after inheriting the throne, Jordan's King Abdullah II has picked up his father's mantle as a leading voice of moderate Islam, calling for the 'quiet majority' of Muslims to 'take back our religion from the vocal, violent and ignorant extremists,' in a speech...

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Decision on Shar’ia Law Sparks Jewish Protest

September 13, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/freeheadlines/LAC/20050913/SHARIA13/national/National

On September 13, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "A Jewish group is considering mounting a constitutional challenge to Premier Dalton McGuinty's recently announced ban on faith-based arbitration, while conservative Muslim leaders vow to continue using sharia to resolve family disputes...

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Islamic Center in Irving Attacked on 9/11 Anniversary

September 13, 2005

Source: WFAA - TV

http://www.wfaa.com/s/dws/wfaa/bhawkins/stories/wfaa050912_mo_vandals.504e9438.html

On September 13, 2005 WFAA - TV reported, "Many Muslims have expressed concern after a Sept. 11 break-in at the Islamic Center of Irving, [Texas].

On Sunday, someone smashed the windows of portable classrooms used by students in pre-kindergarten through second grade.

The crime came at the end of two weeks of the...

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Update: Ontario Premier Says No to Sharia: "One Law for All Ontarians"

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4236762.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The head of Canada's Ontario province has rejected attempts to allow Muslims to use Sharia law in family disputes. A report by Ontario's former attorney general Marion Boyd had recommended the use of Islamic law to settle issues such as divorce and child custody. But Premier Dalton McGuinty ruled against the move, saying there should be 'one law for all Ontarians.'...

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