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Imams Urged to Condemn Extremism

July 26, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-07-26-voa5.cfm

On July 26, 2005 Voice of America reported, "Australia's Islamic leaders are being urged to denounce terrorism. Senior Islamic figures, fearing a backlash following the recent bombings in London and Egypt, have sent a letter to 200 clerics and community leaders, advising them to condemn extremist attacks. The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, the country's main Muslim organization, has...

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Van Gogh Murderer Gets Life Sentence

July 26, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/07/26/dutch_court_jails_van_gogh_killer_for_life/

On July 26, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "A Dutch court sentenced the self-confessed killer of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam to life in jail on Tuesday, calling the murder which whipped up racial tensions in the Netherlands a terrorist attack. Mohammed Bouyeri, an Amsterdam-born...

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Poll Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Muslims Consider Leaving

July 26, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200507261714.htm

On July 26, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "An overwhelming majority of Muslims in Britain have considered leaving the country fearing backlash against them following the July 7 suicide bombings in London, a survey said today.

Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the Guardian/ICM poll said they had thought about their...

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Hispanic, Islamic Groups Ally Together Against Tancredo

July 26, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/25/AR2005072500897.html

On July 26, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Hispanic and Muslim groups called on Rep. Tom Tancredo to resign Monday, saying he has embarrassed Colorado by suggesting that Americans bomb Islamic holy sites if terrorists launch a nuclear attack on the United States. They...

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Number of Converts to Islam Growing

July 26, 2005

Source: Monsters and Critics.com

Wire Service: UPI

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/europe/article_1036899.php/

On July 26, 2005 United Press International reported, "Islam is becoming an increasingly popular religion in Belgium, with some four hundred converts last year. The Islamic Centre in Brussels says the reason for the increase in Islam converts may be due to more public interest in the Muslim world after the Sept. 11...

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Tariq Ramadan Condemns Bombings, is Condemned

July 25, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article301486.ece

On July 25, 2005 The Independent reported, "The day the first bombs went off in London, a Swiss academic issued a press release condemning the outrage. 'The authors of such acts are criminals and we cannot accept or listen to their probable justifications in the name of an ideology, a religion or a political cause,' it said. Even though it was signed by a Muslim, Tariq...

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Would-Be Muslim Youth Center Burns to the Ground in Paterson

July 25, 2005

Source: North Jersey Media Group

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk0NSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NjczMTkxMiZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM=

On July 25, 2005 the North Jersey Media Group reported, "It was to be a Muslim youth center, a place for people to meet and mingle, but after a fire ravaged the building Sunday, it was nothing more than a toppled pile of...

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Non-Muslims Push for Religious Education During School Hours

July 25, 2005

Source: Daily Express

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=35985

On July 25, 2005 the Daily Express reported, "The Consumer Association of Sabah and Labuan (Cash) hopes the State Education Department will respect the wishes of non-Muslim parents who want their children to be allowed to learn their respective religions during school hours. At the moment, religious education is only allowed for Muslim students while students of other faiths have to take Moral...

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San Bernardino County One of Most Religiously Diverse in Nation

July 24, 2005

Source: The Press Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_godmain24.408c852.html

On July 24, 2005 The Press Enterprise reported, "A decade of explosive growth in the Inland area has created one of the most religiously diverse regions in the nation, experts say. Nearly 1 million people have moved to the Inland area in the past 10 years, many of them immigrants who are building ethnic churches, mosques and...

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Muslim Women Protest Extra-Judicial Actions of Religious Bodies in Mumbai

July 24, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2005/07/24/stories/2005072402441000.htm

On July 24, 2005 The Hindu reported, "An unusual morcha wound its way through Mumbai's Muslim dominated localities on Saturday afternoon. A vociferous group mostly of Muslim women, many wearing the hijab, publicly protested against the extra-judicial actions of some religious bodies. Shouting slogans 'Shah Bano, Gudiya, Imrana, the Maulanas are unjust' and 'Our government is silent...

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Militant Muslims Ban Return of Kashmiri Hindus

July 23, 2005

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=67372&d=23&m=7&y=2005&pix=world.jpg&category=World%22

On July 23, 2005 Arab News reported, "Four separatist groups said yesterday they would not allow minority Hindu Pandits who had left the region some 16 years ago to return to Kashmir. Kashmir’s moderate separatist leaders and officials said this month they were making plans to help thousands...

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