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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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Interfaith Lay Academy Celebrates 25 Years

September 7, 2005

Source: delawareonline.com

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050907/LIFE/509070316/1005

On September 7, 2005 delawareonline.com reported, "In 1980 it was rare to find education classes at one's house of worship teaching about another faith. That's why the Interfaith Lay Academy was born. Over the years it's been possible to learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism as well as topics such as dreams...

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Muslim Party Wants to Institute Islamic Law

September 6, 2005

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16505917%255E2702,00.html

On September 6, 2005 The Australian reported, "The leader of the nation's first Muslim political party says all Australians should be living under Islamic law dictated by the Koran.

The Best Party of Allah in Australia applied for registration in the ACT yesterday, claiming to provide a political voice for Muslims...

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Denver Faithful Respond to Needs of Katrina Victims

September 5, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_3002070?rss

On September 5, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Across the Denver metropolitan area, religious communities have stepped up efforts to raise money, gather supplies and even offer housing for hurricane evacuees. And many weekend worship services included prayers, sermons and messages of hope for the survivors. 'The government gives material relief, but there's this hope element that the church has to bring,' the Rev...

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After July 7, Rising Resentment Against Immigrants, Muslims

September 5, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-multiculti5sep05,1,1300791.story?coll=la-headlines-world

On September 5, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "It was less than genteel, not the kind of thing a Londoner liked to admit, but Matthew Pickard couldn't help himself when drawn into a discussion about the recent bombings on the city's transit system. There is an 'undertow,' he...

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Muslim Leaders Sign Code of Conduct to Counter Extremism

September 5, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=54070

On September 5, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende today witnessed the signing of a code of conduct with Muslim religious leaders which commits them to rooting out extremism. The code seeks to specify how mosques detect radical elements in their congregations, counter extreme...

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Robert Wuthnow Explores Religious Diversity in America

September 5, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12564433.htm

On September 5, 2005 The Charlotte Observer ran a book review of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert Wuthnow. "Wuthnow draws on the results of the national Religion and Diversity Survey as well as 300 in-depth interviews conducted in 14 metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims represent what Wuthnow...

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Rushdie Speaks Out for "Secular Muslims"

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/wl_uk_afp/britainattacksmuslims_050904131621

On September 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Novelist Salman Rushdie warned that British Muslims are lacking secular representative institutions and the government has made serious mistakes in listening to the Muslim groups filling the void. The writer, born in India to a Muslim...

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Concern, Conversation Over Proposed Invitation of Bombers' Families to Commemoration Service

September 4, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1763915,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Sunday Times reported, "Church leaders want to invite the families of the July 7 suicide bombers to a national memorial service in honour of the victims. The service of commemoration is to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on November 1 and will be attended by the Queen and Tony Blair. Two senior Church of England bishops believe that extending the...

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Proposed Shariah Tribunals in Ontario Prompt International Protests

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/CP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20050904/ca_pr_on_na/shariah_protest

On September 4, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Protesters will take to the streets this week in cities from Amsterdam to Victoria, all because of a bureaucratic proposal that would allow Islamic law to be used in Ontario family arbitration cases.

The long-delayed decision on whether to formally include - and regulate - Shariah religious arbitration...

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