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"National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection" for Darfur Planned by U.S. Multifaith Coalition

July 14, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0714/p11s02-ussc.htm

On July 14, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "From July 15 to 17, thousands of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations will hold worship services, offer sermons and homilies, and engage in prayer for the people of Darfur, in western Sudan. Some 400,000 people in that region of Africa's largest country have died amid conflict over the past two years, and more than 2.5...

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Minority Groups Concerned Over Iraqi Constitution's Lack of Protection for Religious Freedom

July 14, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050713-102505-4411r.htm

On July 14, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A month before the debuting of a new Iraqi constitution, the country's religious minorities are worried the document may leave out any meaningful provisions for religious freedom. A panel representing three of those minorities called on the United States to ensure the constitution, to be revealed Aug. 15, benefits them as...

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Muslim MPs Offer Advice on Political Response to Addressing Extremists

July 14, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1528109,00.html

On July 14, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The four Muslim MPs who went to see Tony Blair told the Guardian what political response was needed in the wake of the attacks. Sadiq Khan, Labour MP for Tooting and formerly a civil liberties lawyer, [said]: 'Some of the solutions need to come from the Muslim community, but they cannot all come from it. I don't think a...

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British Mulitculturalism in Question After Bombings

July 14, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4681615.stm

On July 14, 2005 BBC News reported, "The radicalisation of some younger members of Britain's 1.5 million-strong Muslim community has led to often heated debate. Now questions are being asked about whether British-style multi-culturalism is succeeding or failing. Muslims have lived in Britain for centuries, but only relatively recently have they become the focus of controversy. Three big crises over the last decade and...

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Opinion: American Muslims Need to Issue Joint Fatwa Against Terrorism

July 14, 2005

Source: Inside Bay Area/San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_2860006

On July 14, 2005 San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance, on the need for Muslims to speak out against terrorism. Hai writes, "Muslim leaders in the past have been slow to condemn terrorist attacks, but this time they acted fast. All over the Bay Area and...

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Opinion: Britons Must Not Alienate Muslims With Heavy "Integration Agenda"

July 14, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1528012,00.html

On July 14, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Madeleine Bunting on the treatment of the Muslim communities in the wake of the July 7 bombings in London. Bunting writes, "The anxiety among Muslims is that this crisis will ensnare a range of issues - some relevant, some not - that come under the rubric that 'to avoid terrorism, we must know more about our Muslim...

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Number of Latino Muslims Increases Significantly in the US

July 13, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://author.voanews.com/english/2005-07-13-voa49.cfm

On July 13, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States and Latinos represent one of the fastest-growing minorities. Increasingly, the two trends are meeting in the form of Hispanic converts to Islam... San Antonio native Juan Galvan says the transition to Islam is made easy for many Hispanics because of historic and cultural...

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Italian Debate Raging Over Freedom of Speech Versus Respect for Religious Belief

July 13, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1527136,00.html

On July 13, 2005 The Guardian reported, "One of Italy's best-known authors faces renewed legal action in a dispute that has raised fundamental questions about respect for religion and the right to free speech. A radical Muslim leader, Adel Smith, told the Guardian he was bringing a civil action for damages against the writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci. He has already...

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At Lutheran Hospital, the Masjid is a Few Doors Down from the Chapel

July 13, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/327457p-279920c.html

On July 13, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "To meet the needs of Muslim patients and staff, Lutheran [Medical Center in Sunset Park] has just opened the masjed, or small mosque, in the main hospital building, a few doors from a Christian chapel... Lutheran has had two small rooms for Muslims to pray, but neither was big enough, said hospital officials. 'When...

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Ownership of Taj Mahal Disputed

July 13, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050713/ap_on_re_as/india_taj_mahal

On July 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic trust claimed ownership Wednesday of the Taj Mahal and demanded a slice of tourist revenue from the 17th-century monument to love, but the government-run group charged with its upkeep vowed to challenge that claim in court. The white-marble monument — built by...

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California National Guard Office Displays Anti-Muslim Poster

July 12, 2005

Source: SFGate.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/12/state/n173942D83.DTL

On July 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Islamic leaders and peace groups are criticizing the California National Guard for a flier posted in its headquarters suggesting the United States should execute Islamic terrorists with bullets dipped in pig's blood to deny them entry to heaven...

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At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

http://www.dailyemerald.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/07/12/42d3fd2f6bccf

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

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Accused Killer of Van Gogh Refuses to Participate in Court Case

July 12, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1526396,00.html

On July 12, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The man accused of killing the Dutch film producer Theo van Gogh quoted prayers in Arabic at judges yesterday and walked out of court holding a Qur'an above his head. Mohammed Bouyeri, the only suspect on trial for Mr van Gogh's killing, refused to answer questions about his possible motivation and said he had no plans to...

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