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Concerns Raised Over 'Holy War' Book Sales, Citing Racial and Religious Tolerance Act

July 19, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/war-on-terror/row-over-melbourne-holy-war-book-sales/2005/07/18/1121538915909.html?oneclick=true

On July 19, 2005 The Age reported, "Books promoting Islamic holy war and the killing of non-Muslims who insult the prophet Muhammad are being examined for possible breaches of the Crimes Act following complaints from the Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs...

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Congressman Suggests Bombing Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terror

July 18, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3934448,00.html

On July 18, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's office on Sunday tried to clarify remarks the congressman made on a radio show that the U.S. could threaten to 'take out' Islamic holy sites if Muslim fundamentalists were to attack the country with nuclear weapons. The Republican congressman made his remarks...

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Opinion: Three Bombing Suspects From Mirpuri Community, History May Explain Why

July 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1530581,00.html

On July 18, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Madeleine Bunting on the history of Britain's Mirpur population, seeking to explain why three of the four suspected bombers on July 7 were from this background. Bunting writes, "The room is packed, the discussions go on way beyond the allotted time: this was a meeting of young professional Muslims in London at the weekend....

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After Detention, Muslim High School Girl Faces Exile

July 17, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00E15FC3F5F0C748DDDAF0894DD404482

On July 17, 2005 The New York Times reported, "The story of how it happened -- how Tashnuba, the pious, headstrong daughter of Muslim immigrants living in a neighborhood of tidy lawns and American flags, was labeled an imminent threat to national security -- is still shrouded in government secrecy. After nearly seven weeks in...

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Muslim Organization Co-Organizes Vigil for Bombings Victims, Rally Against Iraq War

July 17, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4690413.stm

On July 17, 2005 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of people have attended a vigil in memory of those killed or injured in the London bombings. Stop The War Coalition (StWC) and the Muslim Association of Britain organised the rally in Russell Square. Crowds listened to speeches by members from the two groups and Respect MP George Galloway who blamed the war on Iraq for the London bombings. Organisers...

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Growing Up Muslim in the Bluegrass State

July 17, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/12153227.htm

On July 17, 2005 the Lexington Herald Leader reported, "Most 5-year-old girls run from the bully on the playground who wants to yank their pigtails. As a kindergartner, I ran from the bully who wanted to tug off my hijab, the Islamic head cover. 'Is Saddam Hussein your daddy?' I was asked in fourth grade. Seventh grade brought frequent taunts of 'towelhead' from a gang of boys. High school...

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Opinion: Violence Can Lie Within All Ideologies; Islam Needs to Address Violent Elements Within

July 17, 2005

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1530215,00.html

On July 17, 2005 The Observer ran an opinion piece by Jason Burke on the July 7 London bombings and the association of Islam with terrorism. Burke writes, "Such ludicrous conspiracy theories [that America or 'the Jews' were responsible for terrorist acts] surfaced after 11 September and, on the evidence of the letters pages of many newspapers in the Middle East and...

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Update: Interfaith Rally at the Ruins of Mosque in Adelanto

July 17, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2970068,00.html

On July 17, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "On Sunday, [Muslima] Fazal spoke passionately about truths she held as evident to a group of about 30 people of various faiths that braved 110-degree temperatures and crossed long, dusty roads to get to the home of the Youth United Organization for the ceremony.

Once a place of gathering for...

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500 Anti-Muslim Attacks in Britain, and Fear of Race Riots

July 17, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1697168,00.html

On July 17, 2005 The Times reported, "About 500 faith-hate and race-hate crimes � ranging from arson attacks on mosques to Muslim women being spat at in the street � have been reported in Britain since the London bombings, writes Dipesh Gadher.

According to police sources, about 200 of these incidents are deemed significant enough to have potential repercussions within...

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Muslim Leader Says Muslim Community Bears Some Responsibility for Not Tackling Islamist Elements

July 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4684885.stm

On July 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "Britain's top Muslims have branded the London suicide bombings 'utterly criminal, totally reprehensible, and absolutely un-Islamic.' A joint statement of condemnation came as 22 leaders and scholars met at the Islamic Cultural Centre, in London. But Britain's highest ranking Asian police officer, Tarique Ghaffur, says Muslims and their leaders must do more than just condemn the...

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National Front to Stage Demonstration Outside London Mosque

July 16, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1636592005

On July 16, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The National Front will stage a march in central London this afternoon amid growing fears that Britain's Muslim community could increasingly be at risk from reprisal attacks, despite high-profile appeals by police and community leaders.

Several hundred supporters of the National Front will march along Victoria embankment and through...

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Moderate Muslim Leader Denied Entry to the U.S. Receives Apology

July 16, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--britain-muslimlea0716jul16,0,3295370.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On July 16, 2005 Newsday reported, "The British Muslim leader who was denied entry to the United States this week said he has received an apology and assurances of a visa from the U.S. Embassy in London. Dr. Zaki Badawi, the chief imam at London Central...

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Opinion: Blackfeet Native American History May Offer Lessons for Moderate Muslims

July 16, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/071705dnediprice.1d71f2d.html

On July 16, 2005 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by staff writer, Arnold Kling, who sees parallels between the situation now facing moderate Muslims and that of the Blackfleet Indian tribe of Montana in the 1870s. "Following the London subway bombings, New York Times columnist...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Together Four Faiths for Work, Visits to Houses of Worship in Dayton

July 16, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/0716faith.html

On July 16, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers... and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where [a] new Habitat house will be constructed... Members of IMFR are from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Bahai faiths. As a Habitat partner family, [Shirley...

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