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Muslim Community Reels as Media Coverage of Lodi Terror Presumes Guilt

July 6, 2005

Source: Metroactive

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/07.06.05/lodi-0527.html

On July 6, 2005 Metroactive reported, "The media storm that followed the Lodi arrests and detentions has been, up until now, not unlike those which have followed other terrorism-related arrests since 9/11. The pattern has been agonizingly consistent: A flurry of media coverage immediately following the arrests, most of it not skeptical of the government's allegations, which...

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Hindu Shrine at Ayodhya Stormed, Six Killed

July 5, 2005

Source: Canada.com/CP

http://www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=c4f49f2f-368f-410e-b694-336efb4e5426

On July 5, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "In a likely suicide attack, unidentified militants blew up a security fence on Tuesday and stormed a northern Indian Hindu shrine at the heart of a bitter sectarian dispute, setting off a gun battle with security personnel that left five other attackers dead, officials said. Police found...

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New Magazine Caters to Muslim Girls

July 5, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://author.voanews.com/english/2005-07-05-voa54.cfm

On July 5, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "In the United States there are magazines that cater to many different topics of interest and segments of the population. Now there is a magazine that targets Muslim Girls. It is called MG Magazine and not only is it FOR Muslim girls; it is written and published BY Muslim girls... Yasmine El-Safy is MG magazine's founder, publisher and...

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McDonald's Settlement Over Vegetarian Fries Benefits Hindu Organizations

July 4, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/7/4.shtml#5

On July 4, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "This week the food giant McDonald's mailed a check for US $254,773.19 to Hinduism Today magazine's endowment fund (Hindu Heritage Endowment), one of a handful of elite vegetarian-friendly institutions in America chosen as recipients of the court-ordered $10 million settlement...It was all started by a Seattle lawyer, Harish Bharti, a vegetarian Hindu who...

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Muslims at Air Force Academy Face Ongoing Worship and Schedule Conflicts

July 3, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2837668

On July 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Nearly two weeks after an Air Force task force found that the academy failed to facilitate worship for diverse religions, Muslim freshmen had to choose between worship and a required training activity.

The training schedule listed 'optional chapel service' for Muslims from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. However, that...

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Country's First Woman-Led Islamic Prayers Held at United Muslim Association Mosque

July 2, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/170/story_17031_1.html

On July 2, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "An American convert to Islam made history when she became the first woman to lead Friday prayers in a Canadian mosque.

About 100 people attended the service at the United Muslim Association mosque here Friday (July 1) -- Canada Day -- as Pamela Taylor, co-chair of the New York-based...

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Booklet Stirs Tensions Between Coptic Christians and Muslims

July 2, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-livcoptic02070205jul02,0,6270922.story?coll=orl-home-lifestyle

On July 2, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "Coptic Christians of California has upon request distributed 5,000 copies of its 28-page booklet, 'The Islamization of American Schools' since its first press run in December 2004.

The booklet focuses on...

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Opinion: Muslim Civil Liberties Under Attack on the Fourth of July

July 2, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/01/AR2005070101786.html

On July 2, 2005 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Colbert I. King. "On this Fourth of July, what must Muslims in America be thinking? Do they feel within or beyond the pale of our national celebration?

Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union released a report last month called 'U.S.:...

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Nashville Police Chief Admits Mishandling of Qur�an Desecration Case

June 30, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050630/NEWS03/506300404/1017/NEWS

On June 30, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Officers and dispatchers should have done a better job responding to complaints last week about the defacing of a Muslim holy book, Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas said yesterday.

An Emergency Communication Center employee has already been disciplined for the incident...

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