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Press Release: Captain Yee to Speak at Minneapolis Forum on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

August 12, 2005

Source: Asian American Press

http://www.aapress.com/archive/2005/webaug12/c-townhall.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Asian American Press issued a press release announcing the upcoming Asian American Journalists Association’s National Conference. "The August 18 town hall meeting will allow community members, leaders and journalists to examine the relationship between Asian American and Pacific Islanders, justice and the media. An esteemed panel will explore...

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African Americans Form Large Percentage of American Muslims

August 12, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2005-08-12-voa49.cfm

On August 12, 2005 Voice of America reported, "When reporting on Islam in America, the media often focus on immigrant communities, either from the Middle East or from Southeast Asia. But as many as 40% of the Muslims in this country were born here, and their families have been living in America for generations. By some estimates, African Americans are the largest...

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Carlsbad Forum on Immigration Draws Protestors

August 12, 2005

Source: SignOnSanDiego.com / Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20050812-9999-7m12forum.html

On August 12, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "Police from several jurisdictions, most wearing riot gear, formed a barrier to keep the peace between those attending a forum on illegal immigration and protesters who ranged from Latino activists to Muslim students. While more than 100 protesters jeered, the public forum featuring...

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Man Accused of CAIR Bomb Threat Released

August 12, 2005

Source: BellevilleNewsDemocrat.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/local/12371169.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A federal judge has allowed a 60-year-old man to be released from custody a week after he was arrested for allegedly sending an e-mail threat to bomb the headquarters of an Islamic civil liberties group... [Max] Oakley is accused of sending two angry e-mails...

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Twin Cities Women Challenge Political Status Quo as Mayoral Candidates

August 11, 2005

Source: Pulse of the Twin Cities

http://www.pulsetc.com/article.php?sid=1989

On August 11, 2005 the Pulse of the Twin Cities reported, "Minnesota may be a blue state, edging ever closer to red status, but as the September 13 primary approaches, Twin Cities voters will be seeing Green. This year Green Party Minnesota has endorsed two candidates for mayor: Farheen Hakeem in Minneapolis and Elizabeth Dickinson in St. Paul. Both women are first-time mayoral candidates and long-time...

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Plans for Lodi School and Center Continue After 10 Years

August 11, 2005

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2005/08/11/news/2_farooqia_qna_050811.txt

On August 11, 2005 the Lodi News-Sentinel reported, "The Farooqia Islamic Center, a school and worship center planned for south of Lodi, was conceived by members of the Lodi Muslim Mosque more than a decade ago. However, there have been recent allegations that a school on the site could become linked to a Pakistani campus that allegedly...

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Nomani Death Threat Traced to Chico

August 11, 2005

Source: AsraNomani.com / Chico Enterprise Record

http://asranomani.com/media/archives/2005/08/chico_enterpris.php

On August 11, 2005 Chico Enterprise Record reported, "A death threat made against an outspoken Muslim writer has been linked to Chico. Asra Nomani, who challenges what she calls Islamic discrimination against women, got a phone message in May from a man who said unless she 'shut up,' he'd slaughter her like an animal. The call was traced and...

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Religion on the Sharp Decline in Europe, Except for Islam

August 10, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-08-10-europe-religion-cover_x.htm

On August 10, 2005 USA Today reported, "Church attendance in Ireland, though still among the highest in Western Europe, has fallen from about 85% to 60% from 1975 to 2004, according to the Dublin Archdiocese... Ireland is not an exception. Every major religion except Islam is declining in Western Europe, according to the Center for the Study on Global...

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British Government May Take Control of Muslim Schools

August 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17252_1.html

On August 9, 2005 the Religion News Service reported, "To help combat terrorism, the British government is proposing an enormous expansion of the number of Muslim schools within its state sector, a London newspaper has reported. The Sunday Telegraph report says that the government is thinking of creating up to 150 Muslim schools within the state...

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Arlington Police Investigate Attack on Muslim Woman

August 9, 2005

Source: NBC4.com News

http://www.nbc4.com/news/4830091/detail.html

On August 9, 2005 NBC4.com News reported, "Arlington police are investigating a Tuesday morning attack on a pregnant woman. Mary Anne Coldia, 23, said she was attacked by three men who shouted anti-Muslim slurs and called her a terrorist. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, is calling on local and federal authorities to treat the attack as a hate crime....

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Poll Shows Most Dutch Want Ban on Headscarves for Public Officials

August 8, 2005

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-8-2005_pg4_11

On August 8, 2005 Reuters reported, "A majority of Dutch people want a ban on public officials wearing Muslim headscarves, a significant fall in religious tolerance from two years ago when most people did not back a ban, a poll showed on Friday. The survey, conducted by pollsters TNS Nipo for Binnenlands Bestuur...

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Artist to Project Laser Buddhas on Cliffside Destroyed by Taliban

August 8, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17240_1.html

On August 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "When the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan destroyed two 1,600-year-old Buddha statues lining Bamiyan Valley's soaring cliffs, the world shook with shock at the demise of such huge archaeological treasures. Now, artist Hiro Yamagata plans to commemorate the towering Buddhas by projecting...

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Opinion: Fatwa Against Terror Falls Short of Strength It Could Have Had

August 8, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20050807-092808-8354r.htm

On August 8, 2005 The Washington Times ran an opinion piece by Walid Phares, a senior fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington and a professor of Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University, on the North American fatwa against terrorism. Phares writes, "A number of North American-based Muslim organizations, clerics and activists held a recent...

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