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In San Francisco, Muslim and Interfaith Groups Condemn Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_2848821

On July 9, 2005 the San Mateo County Times reported, "Muslim and interfaith groups from across the Bay Area gathered at the Islamic Society of San Francisco Friday to send a clear message to those responsible for the 'heinous' and 'barbarous' London subway bombings Thursday...

Many from Islamic organizations felt that a quick response to...

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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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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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Opinion: Media's One-Sided Portrayal Contributes to Misunderstanding of Muslims

July 9, 2005

Source: The Albuquerque Tribune

http://www.abqtrib.com/albq/op_columnists/article/0,2565,ALBQ_19865_3913518,00.html

On July 9, 2005 The Albuquerque Tribune ran an opinion piece by the paper's editor, Paul Casaus, in which he discusses the Muslim community's response to the London bombings, and responds to a statement of condemnation issued by the local mosque. Casaus writes, "[L]et's face facts. That the Islamic Center of New Mexico would...

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Moderator of the World Conference on Religions for Peace Denounces Attacks, Offers Condolences

July 8, 2005

Source: World Conference of Religions for Peace Press Release

http://www.wcrp.org/RforP/SGUPDATES_MAIN.html

On July 8, 2005 a World Conference of Religions for Peace Press Release reported, "His Royal Highness, Prince El- Hassan bin Talal, moderator of the World Conference of Religions for Peace, the world’s largest coalition of religious leaders and their believers, denounced the reprehensible attacks in London stating, 'I strongly condemn yesterday’s violent...

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In Orissa, Muslims and Hindus Join Each Other's Celebrations

July 8, 2005

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13891828

On July 8, 2005 Sify News reported, "In Deulasahi, a village in Orissa, Muslims joined hands with Hindus in observing the annual Rath Yatra. This heartening event took place at this village which is 45 km from Kendrapara in Orissa. As the 10-feet-high chariot carrying the presiding deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, made its way on the bumpy earthen road of the sleepy hamlet, Muslims...

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Opinion: Attacks Have Nothing to Do With Religion

July 8, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1523812,00.html

On July 8, 2005 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Sher Khan, chair of the public affairs committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, on the terrorist attacks on the London mass transit system. Khan writes, "There are people claiming responsibility for these atrocities, calling on the 'nation of Islam and the Arab nation to rejoice' as these acts are 'retaliation for...

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New Zealand Muslim Organizations Condemn London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN)

http://www.iman.co.nz/index.htm?innerpage_not.htm?not/londoncondem.htm

On July 8, 2005 the International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN) posted a notice on their website that reported, "The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc. (FIANZ) and the Muslim community in New Zealand are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent bombings in London. This despicable act...

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“Who Speaks for Muslims?” Focuses on Enhancing the Public Voice of American Muslims

July 8, 2005

Source: Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D43F681C-1245-4E38-B890-B80D2C3AA562.htm

On July 8, 2005 Al Jazeera reported, "The American Muslim community, placed under intense scrutiny following the 11 September 2001 attacks, struggles to pursue a more expansive role in the news media, the entertainment industry and the political arena. Not having sufficient representation in these areas has contributed to a steady increase in...

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British Home Secretary Convenes Faith Leaders, Urges Unity

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4663653.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Charles Clarke and religious leaders have met at the Home Office to discuss a response to the bombings in London. Faith representatives included Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. After the meeting, the home secretary warned against any Muslim backlash and urged all faiths to stand united......

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In L.A., Interfaith Leaders and Law Enforcement Offer United Voice Against Terror and Backlash

July 8, 2005

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=791

On July 8, 2005 an Muslim Public Affairs Council Press Release reported, "In a press conference with interfaith leaders and law enforcement officials held in Los Angeles today, officials from national American Muslim organizations demonstrated their united stand against terrorism and interfaith leaders encouraged members of all faith communities to do what they...

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After Terror Attacks, Faith Groups Concerned About Backlash

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4660869.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Muslim leaders in Bradford have said they fear a possible backlash against their communities after the bomb attacks in London. Dr. Abdul Barry Malik from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association said he hoped people realised the bombings on Thursday were the acts of individuals.

Major faith groups in Yorkshire have united to condemn the attacks...Dr. Malik said Muslim...

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Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Condemns London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: Australian Federation of Islamic Councils press release

http://www.afic.com.au/Amn%20Press%20Release%208th%20July%202005.htm

On July 8, 2005 an Australian Federation of Islamic Councils press release reported, "'Muslims of Australia condemn the barbaric and indiscriminate attacks in London last night that caused the deaths of some 38 innocent persons and seriously injured many hundreds,' said Dr Ameer Ali, President of the Australian Federation...

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