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Update: Nashville Leaders Reach Out to Muslims

August 2, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050802/NEWS0202/508020337/1009/NEWS

On August 2, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Leaders of the Islamic community met yesterday with Mayor Bill Purcell's top brass, with one Islamic leader asking them 'to open your hearts to us.'

The meeting was one of a series of overtures to Nashville Muslims in recent weeks... The meetings have been the most...

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Muslim Community Flourishes in DC’s Outer Suburbs

August 1, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/31/AR2005073101185.html

On August 1, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "In the outer suburbs of Washington, long filled with Christian churches, new and expanding Muslim mosques are changing the religious landscape... Mosques from Annapolis to Manassas are growing as Muslims who have migrated to the outer suburbs seek places to worship near where...

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IKEA Launches Own-Brand Hijab for Muslim Staff

August 1, 2005

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hijab Shop

http://www.thehijabshop.com/press/index.php

IKEA's new Edmonton branch contacted TheHijabShop.com to design and produce a 'hijab' – a Muslim headscarf - that would fit in with their current uniform. When IKEA first approached TheHijabShop.com, their excited team was impressed that an internationally-acclaimed company like IKEA was making so much effort to accommodate Muslims in its workforce.

Kanwaria Festival Offers Opportunity for Harmony Between Hindus and Muslims

August 1, 2005

Source: Kerala Next

http://www.keralanext.com/news/?id=301570

On August 1, 2005 Kerala Next reported, "The ongoing Kanwaria festival in Gangotri and Haridwar in Uttranchal state showcases communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims at its best. This atmosphere of brotherhood and communal bonhomie is most visible in wooden 'Kanwars' (frame or batons used to carry pots containing water), most of which are manufactured by Muslims. The holy water is carried in earthen pots that hang...

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Update: Muslim Groups Not Satisfied with Tancredo’s Apology

July 31, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2902576

On July 31, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's remarks about bombing Islamic holy sites, including Mecca, were so inflammatory and insensitive that a simple apology is not enough, Muslim officials said Saturday at a Denver rally. 'He needs to be removed from office,' said Gerald Muhammad, a Nation of Islam minister from Denver. 'We're not going to stop pushing until he is censored. We can't...

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Opinion: Speaking to Young, Second-Generation Muslim Experience is Crucial in Fight Against Terrorism

July 31, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0507310411jul31,1,7343299.story

On July 31, 2005 the Chicago Tribune ran an opinion piece by Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core and an adjunct faculty member at Chicago Theological Seminary, in response to the London bombings. Patel writes, "The problem is that some second-generation Muslims in the West are experiencing an identity...

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Latino Muslims Struggle to Help Family Understand Conversion

July 31, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2902407

On July 31, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Latino Muslims say it's a lot easier to convert to Islam than to convince family members it's a good idea. Some Latino Muslim converts gathered in Denver on Saturday to discuss problems they have in adjusting to their new religion, keeping up family relationships and putting up with rejection from people who fear Muslims. Misunderstandings about Islam are rampant, said...

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Inter-Religious Council Backs Government Ban on Alcohol and Tobacco Ads

July 30, 2005

Source: AllAfrica.com/The East African Standard

http://allafrica.com/stories/200507290772.html

On July 30, 2005 The East African Standard reported, "The Government's plan to ban cigarette and alcohol advertisements has won the backing of Muslim, Hindu and Christian faiths. Representatives of the faiths communities also demanded a Government crackdown on pornography in electronic and print media. They spoke out in Nairobi at the end of a consultative meeting organised by...

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Opinion: "Interreligious Harmony Gets Very Little Press"

July 30, 2005

Source: L.A. Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~24781~2988743,00.html

On July 30, 2005 the L.A. Daily News ran an opinion piece by Jonathan Dobrer, a professor of comparative religion at the University of Judaism in Bel-Air who recently conducted a panel discussion as part of the university's Great Faiths program. "For most of the last 1,700 years, just a Catholic priest in a Jewish institution would have been considered remarkable. A...

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Opinion: Those Who Say Muslims Haven't Condemned Terrorism Aren't Listening

July 30, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/562/5533865.html

On July 30, 2005 the Star Tribune ran an opinion piece by Allie Shah. She writes, "[W]hy aren't Muslims speaking out against terrorism?

Since 9/11, this question in one form or another has been raised by non-Muslims... The better question might be: Why aren't you hearing us?... The fact is that many prominent American Muslim groups have clearly and publicly denounced acts of terror in...

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Opinion: Racial Profiling Will Only Increase Terrorism

July 30, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/29/AR2005072901626.html?sub=AR

On July 30, 2005 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Colbert I. King, deputy editorial page editor for the Post. King writes, "A New York Times op-ed piece by Paul Sperry, a Hoover Institution media fellow ["It's the Age of Terror: What Would You Do?"], and a Post column by Charles Krauthammer ["Give...

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Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Take Dramatic Jump in London and California

July 29, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-7-2005_pg7_15

On July 29, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The number of hate-related incidents against Muslims has increased in London and the US state of California, Muslim groups said on Thursday... But London police chief Ian Blair said racially and religiously motivated crime remained at a low level for a large city...

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Talk Show Host Suspended for Anti-Islam Remarks

July 29, 2005

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1678&theType=NR

On July 29, 2005 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded a Washington, D.C., radio station’s decision to suspend without pay a talk show host who stated repeatedly that 'Islam is a terrorist organization.' CAIR said WMAL-AM morning host Michael Graham should be fired for his Islamophobic...

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