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Court Oath Lawsuit Begs Question of Pluralism in America

July 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1704/section/scriptures.lawsuit.places.focus.on.pluralism.in.america/1.htm

On July 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A lawsuit in North Carolina asking that religious texts other than Bible to be used in court for swearing in has highlighted the challenges one city is experiencing as the nation becomes more diverse. In...

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Attacks on Religious Minorities Up After Bombings

July 28, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0F8AF83D-55AB-4F17-A1A2-89975598AD61.htm

On July 28, 2005 Al-Jazeera reported, "Attacks on Asians and religious minorities in London have leapt more than 500% since the bomb attacks on the capital three weeks ago, according to Muslim groups.

Across Britain one man has been murdered, one mosque firebombed, a Sikh temple attacked and other buildings and individuals targeted,...

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Dearborn brings the Arab World to America

July 28, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050728/OPINION/507280383/1002

On July 28, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "About 300 miles northeast of Indy, Dearborn is home to the largest concentration of Arabs outside the Middle East. Thirty percent of Dearborn's residents are of Arab origin, as are half the kids in its public schools... The Arab population is Christian and Muslim, Sunni and Shia...

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Advani Charged with Inciting Ayodhya Riots

July 28, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4723409.stm

On July 28, 2005 BBC News reported, "India's opposition leader LK Advani has appeared in court and been charged with inciting Hindus to attack a mosque in the town of Ayodhya in 1992. The demolition of the Babri mosque sparked religious riots in which more than 2,000 people were killed. Mr Advani has denied any wrongdoing over the destruction of the mosque. A court had ruled that Mr Advani had no case to...

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Young American Muslims Work to Ease Stereotypes

July 28, 2005

Source: MTV.com / Medill News Service

http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/features/discrimination/muslim_american_students/

On July 28, 2005 Medill News Service ran a feature article on American Muslim students who are working in their communities to combat stereotypes. "Student leaders like [Samad] Pardesi, 20, who is the president of Georgetown University's Muslim Students' Association, have been working to raise awareness about Islam since the 2001...

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Muslims in Philadelphia Seek to Address Domestic Violence

July 28, 2005

Source: North Jersey Media Group / Knight Ridder News Service

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY3MzMxMDQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On July 28, 2005 the Knight Ridder News Service reported, "The Philadelphia clergy council - known as the Majlis Ash'Shura of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley - has adopted a tough policy of public...

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Pomona Mosque Vandalized

July 28, 2005

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/Stories/0,1413,203~21481~2986355,00.html

On July 28, 2005 the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported, "In the process of an apparent burglary in which [members of Ahlul-Beyt Mosque] found no signs of forced entry, classroom doors were torn from their hinges and smashed through, a coin-operated phone was ripped from the wall and chairs were assembled around a television that had been...

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Tancredo to Meet with “Moderate Muslims” in Wake of Controversial Remarks

July 27, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3956828,00.html

On July 27, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo plans to meet with some Muslim leaders and ignore others in the wake of his controversial remarks about Islamic holy sites. The Littleton Republican faced an international outcry over a recent radio interview in which he suggested the United States could...

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Update: Other Holy Books and Scriptures May Soon be Used for Court Oaths

July 27, 2005

Source: TheBostonChannel.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/irresistible/4774439/detail.html

On July 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union said witnesses in North Carolina courtrooms should be allowed to swear to tell the truth on scriptures other than the Bible. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to permit oaths to be taken on the holy books of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and...

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Muslim Inmate in Colorado Prison Wins Rights Over Meals and Headgear

July 27, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9605

On July 27, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "A Muslim prisoner doesn't have to register as Jewish to eat kosher meals that meet Muslim dietary restrictions, a federal judge has ruled. Colorado U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger also ordered state prison officials Monday to stop violating the inmate's right to cover his head in accordance with his faith. Krieger's 43-page...

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New Anti-Terrorism Laws Walk Line Between Freedom of Religion and National Security

July 27, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0507270077jul27,1,4996800.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On July 27, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Earlier this year, Britain's Appeal Court upheld one of the nation's core values--freedom of religion--by ruling that a 16-year-old Muslim girl named Shabina Begum had the right to wear a head-to-toe jilbab to her high school in...

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American Views of Muslims Remains Unchanged, According to Pew Poll

July 27, 2005

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/nation/ny-uspoll274359746jul27,0,56626,print.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-print

On July 27, 2005 Newsday.com reported, "Despite the recent terrorist bombings in London and renewed fears of another attack at home, people's opinions of Muslim Americans are unchanged, with even fewer than two years ago viewing Islam as more likely to spur violence,...

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