Islam

Young Woman Leads Bay Area Chapter of CAIR

August 15, 2005

Source: CBS 5

http://cbs5.com/specialreports/local_story_227212821.html

On August 15, 2005 CBS 5 reported, "Just weeks before bombers attacked the London subway, Safaa [Ibrahim] -- barely 30 years old -- was named regional director of CAIR, the Council for American Islamic Relations. She is the first woman to ever lead the Bay Area chapter. Within days, CAIR was answering the attacks with television ads, a groundbreaking move that Ibrahim supports... While this...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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Filmmakers Document Syrian-Lebanese Immigrants in Western North Dakota

August 14, 2005

Source: Grand Forks Herald / Minot Daily News

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/12379185.htm

On August 14, 2005 Minot Daily News reported, "Film producer Joan Mandell has documented the Gaza Strip and highlighted civil rights issues involving Palestinian immigrants charged with terrorism in California. Her special interest in the Arab community recently brought her and her husband, Rich Wieske, from Michigan to western North Dakota to film another...

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Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan Suffers from Deportation Surge

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/08/14/deportation_surge_leaves_void_in_brooklyns_little_pakistan/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Business in his modest grocery store in Brooklyn's Little Pakistan has gone down so much that Shafiq Ul Hassan has started stocking what he calls 'American foods' in a desperate attempt to attract different customers. Across...

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Nashville Muslims Reach Out to Educate Neighbors about Islam

August 14, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050814/NEWS01/508140377/1006/NEWS

On August 14, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Local Muslim families took time yesterday to open their religious center to guests for shared prayers and conversations about one of the world's largest and most misunderstood faiths. Members of the Islamic Center of Nashville had an open house to introduce non-Muslims to the...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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Lodi Terror Probe Widens Community Divide

August 13, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/state/12377411.htm

On August 13, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Twenty-year-old Nawaz Shah was tired of his community being invisible. So three years ago, Shah and a group of other Pakistani-Americans in this small agricultural town helped launched the annual Pakistan Independence Day festival, complete with kabobs, a fashion show with traditional clothing and dancing in...

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Businesses Cater to Muslim Niche Market in Europe

August 13, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald / Financial Times

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/international/12373095.htm

On August 13, 2005 the Financial Times reported, "Politicians are reaching out to Muslim communities seeking to secure their integration rather than their isolation from mainstream society, but a growing number of businesses across Europe have long been doing the same. Among the well-known brands to have recently acknowledged the...

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In Ruling on Firefighters’ Beards, Both Sides Claim Victory

August 13, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20050812-111320-8932r.htm

On August 13, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A federal judge has ruled that safety outweighs the religious rights of three Muslim firefighters who have refused to shave their beards for religious reasons. U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson issued the ruling late Thursday, which is the latest chapter in the department's eight-year effort to enforce a grooming...

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American Hindus Condemn Actions of Saudi Police

August 13, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_saudiarabianpolice.html

On August 13, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the latest news that detention cases of Indian nationals on allegations of involvement in religious activities in Saudi Arabia are steadily...

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PM Meets with Buddhist and Muslim Leaders

August 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=BKK212219

On August 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met Muslim and Buddhist leaders on a surprise visit on Saturday to the restive deep South, where more than 800 people have been killed in 20 months of violence.

Thaksin, who flew south after Thailand's queen issued a plea for peace on Thursday, said his government would work harder to end the...

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