Islam

Opinion: True Pluralism Requires "Strength of Character"

August 27, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald / The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/12489650.htm

On August 27, 2005 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an opinion piece by Jane Eisner regarding a poll released last month by the Pew Research Center and the Forum on Religion and Public Life. "The headline [of the poll] struck a vaguely cheerful note -- fewer Americans now say that Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence --...

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Bridgeview Mosque Hosts Visit with Freshman Congressman

August 26, 2005

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/263nd1.htm

On August 26, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "Nearly nine months after he was sworn in as a congressman to replace his father in the 3rd District, Dan Lipinski paid his first visit to the Bridgeview home of the Mosque Foundation. His hosts were pleased he came so soon. William Lipinski waited more than 10 years before paying a visit, the foundation's president, Mohammed Sahloul...

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Interfaith Center to Be Built at University of Chicago

August 26, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0508260265aug26,1,6588026.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On August 26, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "With its neo-gothic majesty and its conspicuous location on the University of Chicago campus, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel was designed as an unavoidable reminder to students that faith was a central part of their education...

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New England Muslim Community Remains at Odds Over Leadership as Court Dismisses Suit Filed by Former Imam

August 26, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/08/26/islamic_community_at_odds_over_post/

On August 26, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Imam Talal Eid, well known for his interfaith work and for speaking out against terrorism, lost a legal bid yesterday to win back his longtime job as religious director of the 1,500-member Islamic Center of New England. The struggle at the...

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Editorial: "Don’t Judge Islam, Christianity by Extremists"

August 26, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/12480532.htm

On August 26, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an editorial stating, "Few conservative political and religious leaders have condemned the Rev. Pat Robertson's call for assassinating Venezuela's leader to prevent him from using the country as a 'launching pad for communistic infiltration and Muslim extremism.' The televangelist first denied saying it and...

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Third Annual Muslim Festival to be Held in Salt Lake

August 25, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_2971367?rss

On August 25, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "In hopes of educating people about Islam and the religion's followers, [Ghulam Hasnain, 59, of Salt Lake City] is organizing the third annual Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival, which includes a public forum with journalists Saturday and ends with an outdoor event Sunday. Hasnain, who moved to the United States to attend college almost 40 years ago, says...

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Government Unveils Plan to Deport Supporters of Terrorism

August 25, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe/Washington Post

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/08/25/under_new_guidelines_britain_will_deport_terror_supporters/

On August 25, 2005 the Washington Post reported, "People who 'foment, justify, or glorify terrorist violence' will be deported and banned from Britain under guidelines released yesterday by the country's top law enforcement official. Home...

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Government to Keep Close Watch on Islamic Schools, Mosques

August 25, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/closer-watch-on-schools-mosques/2005/08/24/1124562924785.html?oneclick=true

On August 25, 2005 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "Intelligence agencies will monitor mosques, prayer halls and Islamic schools 'to the extent necessary' as part of the Federal Government's counter-terrorism policy, the Prime Minister said yesterday. John Howard...

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Islamic Society of North America Seeks President Bush’s Presence at Annual Meeting

August 24, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-muslims-bush,0,6555195.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

On August 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A leading U.S. Muslim group called on President Bush Wednesday to show his support for mainstream Islam in this country and worldwide by meeting with the group next week in Chicago. Bush...

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Muslims Seek School Holidays, Accommodations

August 24, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Cox Washington Bureau

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/wednesday/atlanta_world_34b02d2c043f105f0099.html

On August 24, 2005 the Cox Washington Bureau reported, "Muslim parents around the nation are lobbying school districts to add Islamic holidays to the school year, or at least persuade schools not to penalize students for missing school to observe...

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Muslim Boy Scouts Find Their Place in the Troop

August 23, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1096510,00.html

On August 23, 2005 the TIME Magazine reported, "Most people probably think of the Boy Scouts of America as a Christian group--and not a particularly inclusive one, a reputation earned in part through its efforts to keep out gays, atheists and agnostics. But the Scouts insists it is open and diverse, especially in matters of faith... There are Jewish, Hindu, Mormon and...

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Vilification of Other Religions in Pakistani Textbooks Catches the Attention of US Policymakers

August 23, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1208153.cms

On August 23, 2005 The Times of India reported, "Pakistan's state-sponsored bigotry and vilification of other religions has caught the attention of US policy makers following a raft of articles in the American media about the intolerance the country's formal education system is breeding. In an unusually tough statement recently, the US state department said reports...

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