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Opinion: London's Asians "Are Not a Ghettoized Minority, Vulnerable to Backlash"

July 7, 2005

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9156244a16109730081070d05c9b9454

On July 7, 2005 Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Sandip Roy, entitled "Notes from a Brown Man in London." Roy argues that South Asians in London are not a ghettoized minority, but "a new mainstream." He writes, "[B]eing Asian is no longer quite the threat it used to be. Ten years ago [Ansar...

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Prime Minister�s First Statement on Bombings Mentions �Decent and Law-Abiding� Muslims

July 7, 2005

Source: Directgov

http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page7858.asp

On July 7, 2005 Directgov posted a transcript of a statement made by Prime Minister Tony Blair in response to the terrorist attacks on London's mass transit system. In the statement, after condemning the attacks, expressing condolences to the victims' families and those suffering injuries, and thanking the emergency services, Blair said, "In addition I welcome the statement that has been put out by the Muslim...

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Hindu Council Condemns "Ghastly" Attack

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/pr48.htm

On July 7, 2005 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "Hindu Council UK is appalled to see the terrorist attacks today on the London transport system and condemn, in the strongest terms, the ghastly and inhuman attack on the innocent public.

The Hindu religion, which has been viewed throughout history as the most peaceful, humane, civilised and cultured religion, has been facing these...

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Muslim and Christian Organizations Release Joint Statement Condemning Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=151

On July 7, 2005 the Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland issued a joint press release condemning the terrorist attacks on the London public transit system. The joint statement expressed sympathy to the victims, condemned the attack in "the strongest possible terms," and said, "The scriptures and...

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Opinion: Muslims Must Condemn Bombings, Even Without Solid Link of Attacks to Muslim Group

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

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

On July 7, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Ahmed Nassef, editor-in-chief of MuslimWakeUp.com, on the terrorist attacks in London. Nassef writes, "When British Prime Minister Tony Blair first reacted to today’s tragedy in London, he did not put the blame on Al Qaeda--not enough evidence yet... However, he was certain that Muslims were behind...

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Landmark Meeting of Muslim Scholars Acts to Limit Fatwas

July 7, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

Wire Service: AP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9CD70B11-FA3B-4DF9-9980-E5A7B2A8C2D3.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Muslim world's top scholars have agreed that fatwas, or religious edicts, should only be issued by clerics with religious authority. The move is meant to weaken statements by figures involved in fighting in Iraq who ordain violence. The three-...

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Dallas Fort-Worth Muslim Organizations Issue Joint Statement Condemning London Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/070805dnmetmuslimreact.844c792b.html

On July 7, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "North Texas Muslims joined in condemning Thursday's bombing attacks in London that killed dozens and injured hundreds.

However, they added that they know suspicion probably will once again fall on their faith...Muslims...

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Opinion: Christians Can Learn from Islam

July 7, 2005

Source: Holliston Tab

http://www2.townonline.com/holliston/opinion/view.bg?articleid=281920

On July 7, 2005 the Holliston Tab ran an opinion piece by Christine Whittaker, a priest at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Holliston. She and 11 other pastors from various Christian denominations are participating in a "week-long intensive course on Islam sponsored by the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and the Duncan Black...

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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Attacks in UK and India

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_terroristatt.html

On July 7, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "With breaking news of the multiple bombings in London on July 7, 2005, coming just two days after a presumed Islamist terrorist attack on a Hindu temple in Ayodhya, India, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed condolences to the...

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High Court Orders Advani to Stand Trial for Role in Demolition of Mosque

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4655901.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "An Indian high court has ordered opposition leader LK Advani to stand trial for his role in the demolition of a mosque that sparked religious riots. The court in Allahabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state overturned a lower court ruling in 2003 that the former deputy premier had no case to answer. Mr Advani is accused of inciting Hindu fanatics to attack the...

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TV Presenters Win Landmark Ruling Allowing Headscarves

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4657921.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "Three women TV presenters in Egypt have won a landmark ruling that allows them to wear Muslim headscarves on air. The presenters complained they had been discriminated against because the state broadcaster banned their wearing them. Officials argued the presenters had not worn headscarves when recruited and changing their appearance contravened the terms...

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