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Lexington Muslim-Baptist Partnership Remembers 9/11 and Reaches Out to Katrina Victims

September 10, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/12608653.htm

On September 10, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Four years after 9/11, Lexington Christians and Muslims are working together today to promote unity and public service and to honor the memory of those who died.

About 40 volunteers will spend the day visiting children in area hospitals and holding a picnic for disabled kids, according to organizers...

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Crescent-Shaped Design of Flight 93 Memorial Criticized for Utilizing "Symbol of Islam"

September 10, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05253/569055.stm

On September 10, 2005 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "There's a growing outcry that one element of the newly chosen Flight 93 National Memorial represents Islam and is a slap in the face to the passengers and crew members who died on the hijacked plane four years ago. The winning design, announced Wednesday in Washington, D.C., includes what is called the 'Crescent of Embrace.' That...

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Muslim Parents Experience Challenges Raising Children in America

September 10, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050910/LIVING/509100326/1007/LIVING

On September 10, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "The tensions between American culture and the practice of Islam -- particularly with regard to dating, modesty and relationships between genders -- were the subject of several hours of discussion at the 42nd annual convention of the Islamic Society of North...

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Opinion: MPs Calling for Ban on Headscarves Are Inciting Hatred

September 10, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/08/29/1125302509116.html

On September 10, 2005 The Age ran an opinion piece by Iktimal Hage-Ali, the deputy chairwoman of the NSW Youth Advisory Council, on the recent proposal to ban Muslim headscarves in Australia. Hage-Ali writes, "As a young Muslim woman, born and bred in this great country, I find it ironic that on one side of the debate you have political leaders calling for harmony and integration...

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Religious Minorities Suffer Violence, Vandalism

September 9, 2005

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=647

On September 9, 2005 Forum 18 reported, "Recent incidents of violence against Serbia's religious minorities have included the wounding by stabbing of Hare Krishna devotee Zivota Milanovic in the town of Jagodina and the beating of two Muslim conscripts during their military service, Forum 18 News Service notes in its latest listing of verbal and physical attacks on religious minority communities. Places of...

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Interfaith Gathering in Hartford to Discuss Global Warming in the Wake of Katrina

September 8, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-enviro0908.artsep08,0,683056.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 8, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Leaders from a range of denominations and faiths will gather for the first time Friday at Hartford Seminary to discuss the responsibility of faith communities to care for the environment. Religious communities have become more inclined to embrace...

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Western Kentucky University Students Have Range of Local Worship Options

September 8, 2005

Source: Western Kentucky University Herald

http://www.wkuherald.com/media/paper603/news/2005/09/08/Diversions/Many-Worship.Options.Available.Near.Campus-979061.shtml

On September 8, 2005 the Western Kentucky University Herald reported, "Many students have difficulty finding a place to worship after enrolling at Western. Other students may have trouble adjusting to new venues of worship... Several...

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EU Calls for Dialogue With Muslims to Help Fight Terrorism

September 7, 2005

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-239/0509074803215421.htm

On September 7, 2005 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "European Union Commissioner for Justice and Security, Franco Frattini, called Wednesday for an open dialogue with the Muslim world to fight terrorism. 'We must uncover the root causes of violent radicalisation and recruitment to the armies of terror. We need an open dialogue with religious...

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Sultaana Freeman Loses Appeal to Wear Headscarf in Driver's License Photo

September 7, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17449_1.html

On September 7, 2005 United Press International reported, "A Muslim woman in Florida has lost a state appeal to allow her to wear a veil for her driver's license photograph. The 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach upheld an Orlando civil trial court's decision that enforcing the full face photo requirement did not violate the state's...

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