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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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Opinion: Muslims Must Root Out the "Death Cult" of Extremists Within

July 8, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/opinion/08friedman.html?pagewanted=all

On July 8, 2005 The New York Times ran an opinion piece by columnist Thomas L. Friedman, about the London bombings on July 7. Friedman writes, "When jihadist-style bombings happen in Riyadh, that is a Muslim-Muslim problem... for Saudi Arabia. But when Al-Qaeda-like bombings come to the London Underground, that becomes a civilizational problem. Every...

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London's Faith Communities Respond to Bombings: Condemnation and Fear of Retaliation

July 8, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article297652.ece

On July 8, 2005 The Independent reported, "The [July 7] explosions [in three subway stations and a double-decker bus] prompted the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to issue the extraordinary advice yesterday that no Muslim should travel or go out unless strictly necessary, for fear of reprisals... Dr. Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham central mosque,...

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Christian Leaders Offer Statements in Support of Muslim Neighbors in Wake of Attacks

July 8, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05078islam.shtml

On July 8, 2005 Ekklesia reported, "Churches and other faith groups in multi-ethnic areas of Britain are working together to ensure that community relations are not damaged as a result of perceptions about possible radical Islamist involvement in yesterday’s London bomb attacks. Among those to have spoken out in support of their Islamic neighbours...

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Muslim Leaders Visit British Ambassador, Express Condolences for London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2598

On July 8, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "A group of Muslim leaders headed by Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations Chairman, and Mahdi Bray, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation Executive Director, visited the British Embassy today offering their condolences to Ambassador Sir David Manning and the citizens of Great Britain...

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Muslims Bracing for, Trying to Prevent Backlash, in an "Ambivalent" Relationship with Gov't

July 8, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/Los Angeles Times

http://news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/inbritainmuslimsworryadelicatebalancemaytip;_ylt=AvNcaBhE.KLQq3LKxHqM4DxbbBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b3JuZGZhBHNlYwM3MjE-

On July 8, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Thursday's attacks at the Liverpool Street Station and three other sites touched off fear in London's down-at-the-heels eastern districts, where...

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American Muslim Voice Condemns London Bombings

July 7, 2005

Source: American Muslim Voice Press Release

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/html/body_london_bombings.html

On July 7, 2005 an American Muslim Voice Press Release reported, "The American Muslim Voice (AMV) vehemently condemns the barbaric bombings in London, this morning, causing death and injury to innocent people.

We reaffirm our principled position towards acts of terror, regarding them as cowardly acts of violence irrespective of the identity of the...

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Opinion: Response to Terror Attacks Must Not Lead to More Violence, Death, and Hatred

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/07/london_attacks.php

On July 7, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Dr. Muqtedar Khan, nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Jihad For Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations, on the London terrorist attacks. Khan writes, "This madness must stop before the world is caught in a spiral of violence that will not only tear...

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Arson Investigated at Future Site of Area’s First Islamic Cemetery

July 7, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locvarson07x070705jul07,0,298891.story

On July 7, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "These eight acres of oak hammocks and horse pasture in east Orange County are a landmark for area Muslims. The land is the planned site of the area's first Islamic cemetery. For the first time, Muslims will be able to bury their own. Then early Wednesday morning, someone forced open a door of...

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British Muslims "Utterly Condemn" Terrorist Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=150

On July 7, 2005 a Muslim Council of Britian Press Release reported, "The Muslim Council of Britain utterly condemns today's indiscriminate acts of terror in London. These evil deeds make victims of us all. It is our humanity that must bring us shoulder to shoulder to condemn, to oppose and to overcome those who would spread fear, hatred and death.

Our sympathies and our...

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Manchester’s Muslim Mayor Praises City’s Diversity

July 7, 2005

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/201/201695_praise_for_asian_mayor.html

On July 7, 2005 the South Manchester Reporter reported, "Manchester's first Muslim Lord Mayor attended a reception in his honour held by the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community at their centre in Levenshulme. Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Afzal Kahn said: 'I have always enjoyed the organisational skills and dedication...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Holds Press Conferences to Condemn London Terror Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: MPAC Press Release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=790

On July 7, 2005 a MPAC Press Release reported, "Officials from the Muslim Public Affairs Council today held simultaneous press conferences in Washington, DC and Los Angeles to declare their unequivocal condemnation of the brutal murder of innocent civilians in London this morning.

In its statement released this morning, MPAC said: "...Islam considers the use of terrorism to...

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