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Prime Minister Dismisses Proposal to Ban Headscarves

August 30, 2005

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/pm-rejects-headscarves-ban/2005/08/29/1125302511538.html

On August 30, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A proposal to ban Muslim girls from wearing traditional headscarves in state schools has been rejected by Prime Minister John Howard and all the main political parties in Victoria. Mr Howard said yesterday a ban on scarves — urged by prominent Liberal...

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Muslim Chaplains Gather in Chicago to Discuss Challenges, Strategies

August 30, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-08/30/article08.shtml

On August 30, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Brining together chaplains from across the United States, the annual conference of Muslim Chaplains opens Tuesday, August 30, in Chicago to discuss common challenges and map out the future. The three-day event will be attended by Muslim chaplains working with hospitals, universities, the Armed Forces, and federal and...

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9/11 Commemorative Quilt Made by Muslim Women Could be Lost

August 30, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/30/911_commemoration_quilt_could_be_lost_cause/

On August 30, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Days before a quilt created by local Muslim women was set to go on display at the Peabody Essex Museum, it has disappeared -- possibly carried away with the trash. The elaborate quilt, designed in part by Clara Wainwright, an artist who founded the New Year...

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Muslim Leaders to Speak at Bangor Cathedral

August 30, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9822

On August 30, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "A policeman and religious leader will become the first Muslim to take a service at a North Wales cathedral. Moroccan-born PC Mohammed al-Arabi Lachiri regularly leads Friday prayers at Bangor's Islamic Centre, attracting Muslim worshippers from Anglesey and Gwynedd. The Llangefni-based officer is now taking up an offer to take the pulpit...

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Boston-Area Muslims Get Involved in Local Politics

August 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/08/29/muslims_put_their_faith_in_political_arena/

On August 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "On a recent evening, an effort to turn local Muslims into a political constituency was underway in a blank, fluorescent-lit classroom at Northeastern University. Four candidates for the Boston City Council took questions from 10...

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Government Rejects Headscarf Ban

August 29, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AD105A1C-7FB0-4A75-B5F1-3AFF011072F6.htm

On August 29, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard has rejected suggestions by some ruling party lawmakers that Muslim girls should be banned from wearing Islamic headscarves in public schools. Howard, who held a landmark meeting with Muslim leaders last week...

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Rochester Islamic Center Hosts Mayoral Debate

August 29, 2005

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050829/NEWS01/508290322/1002/NEWS

On August 29, 2005 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported, "With just over two weeks until the Democratic primary, four of Rochester's mayoral candidates made campaign pitches to the public during a feisty forum at the Islamic Center of Rochester. Former Police Chief Robert...

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Young Muslims Bridge Cultural Divides of Their Immigrant Parents

August 29, 2005

Source: MSNBC / Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9024951/site/newsweek/

On August 29, 2005 Newsweek reported, "Children of immigrants are the fastest-growing group among the nation's estimated 7 million Muslims, and they're changing the face of Islam in this country by combining their faith with the American tradition of diversity. In Orange County, youth-group members [at the Mission Viejo Masjid] have similar stories: their strong ties with Islam really started in college...

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Newburgh Mosque Expands to Meet Growth

August 29, 2005

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050829/NEWS01/508290317/1006

On August 29, 2005 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported, "As more Muslim families have made the mid-Hudson Valley their home, the crowd at Masjid Al Ikhlas has swelled at Friday prayer services. With almost 500 members, the tiny mosque is no longer large enough to support its growing congregation and plans have...

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Coalition of Christian Schools Files Suit Claiming Bias at the University of California

August 27, 2005

Source: Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/Stories/0,1413,203~26127~3029826,00.html

On August 27, 2005 the Daily Bulletin reported, "A group representing religious schools in the state is suing the University of California admissions officials for allegedly discriminating against high schools that teach creationism and other conservative Christian viewpoints. The Association of Christian Schools International, which represents more than 800...

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Muslims and Jews Share Fraternity as Religious Minorities - and Share Dialogue

August 27, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-1751953,00.html

On August 27, 2005 The Times ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, minister of Maidenhead Synagogue and author of Reform Judaism and Modernity (SCM Press), on dialogue between British Jews and Muslims. Romain writes, "Jews and Muslims in Britain today do not spend their time re-enacting the Middle East conflict. The priority of both is everyday life in the UK, which...

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