Islam

Opinion: Muslims Must Find New, Non-Violent Language to Express Faith's Values

July 10, 2005

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/50712

On July 10, 2005 the Sunday Herald ran an opinion piece by Merryl Wyn Davies, a British Welsh Muslim woman, co-author of The No- Nonsense Guide To Islam, about the need for reform within Islam to prevent extremist abuse of the religion. Davies writes, "To make a difference in the world, we have to make meaningful change in ourselves. There is little point endlessly complaining about how misunderstood we are when by sheer...

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Muslim and Jew, Halal and Kashrut, Come Together at a Montreal Restaurant

July 10, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/597440.html

On July 10, 2005 Haaretz ran a feature article on Sassi Haba (38) and Musayed Amla (25), who met when Haba was an Israeli soldier at Musayed Amla was a Palestinian trying to get through a security checkpoint. Six years later, they jointly own a restaurant in Montreal. In describing their partnership, the article says, "On February 15 of this year [Haba] landed in Montreal. Until he was joined by his wife and...

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Des Moines Mosque Hosts Open House in Wake of London Attacks

July 10, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050710/LIFE05/507100333/1039/LIFE

On July 10, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Last week, while preparing for Saturday's open house at the Islamic Center of Des Moines, one of the Muslim organizers received a disturbing phone call. 'Tell me, when are you going to blow up another bus?' asked the male caller, making an apparent...

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All-Faith Temple "Upholds the Spirit of Ayodhya"

July 10, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050710/asp/nation/story_4971976.asp

On July 10, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "A kilometre away from the ravaged grounds where the Babri mosque once stood, curious visitors trooped into Satya Mandir. On Wednesday, a special prayer for peace was held in this all-faith temple, which was built after the mosque was brought down in 1992. As political shrapnel flies in the wake of the terror attack on the...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050711/4/23q7q.html

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This...

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Imam and Minister Offer Condemnation and Caution After Attacks in London

July 9, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2849782

On July 9, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Shiite cleric Ibrahim Kazerooni and the Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, didn't know each other when the two were teenagers in London. But both can recall living in the English capital when bombs set off by the Irish Republican Army prompted citizens to live with a little extra vigilance... 'Everybody's sensitivities' are heightened, he said...

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Attacks on Islamic Centers in New Zealand, United States, UK Follow Bombings in London

July 9, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-new-zealand-mosques-attacked,1,4966045.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On July 9, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Four mosques were vandalized in northern New Zealand overnight Sunday, leaving windows smashed and walls splashed with graffiti, police said...

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Opinion: Maintaining Civil Society in Wake of Bombings Requires Acknowledgement of Shared Responsibilities

July 9, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/comment/story/0,16141,1524839,00.html

On July 9, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Muslim scholar, on the importance of maintaining unity in the face of the July 7 bombings. Ramadan writes, "The proponents of the 'clash of civilisations' theory will have won if we allow ourselves to become suspicious towards people of other faiths and cultures......

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Flint Islamic Center Condemns Attacks, Opens Friday Jum�ah to Non-Muslims

July 9, 2005

Source: Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-30/1120918808263600.xml

On July 9, 2005 the Flint Journal reported, "Dr. Abdelmajid Jondy preached a message of peace Friday at the Flint Islamic Center, while condemning the terrorist attacks in London.

'Islam is a peaceful religion,' Jondy said. 'Those who kill innocent people are not Muslim.'

Jondy, president of the center, said he's...

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Toledo’s “Summer Church Tours” Includes Mosque, Temple

July 9, 2005

Source: toledoblade.com

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050709/NEWS10/507090338/-1/NEWS

On July 9, 2005 toledoblade.com reported, "It's known as the Summer Church Tours, but the popular event that begins Tuesday has expanded over the years into a multifaith event with visits to a Muslim mosque, a Hindu temple, and Jewish synagogues. This year, the seven stops on the summer tour will include five churches, one Jewish...

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Imam at Finsbury Park Mosque Calls for Help in Identifying Bombers

July 9, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/09/international/europe/09muslim.html?pagewanted=all

On July 9, 2005 The New York Times reported, "The new imam at the Finsbury Park mosque, once a hotbed of radical Islam, had a message for those who gathered for prayer on Friday, a day after four bombs killed at least 49 people: help identify the bombers, he told them. Show your anger at what happened here. His call to cooperate...

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