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At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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Muslims Dismiss Dispute Over Legality of Burka

June 7, 2005

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/06/news/italy.php

On June 7, 2005 the International Herald Tribune reported, "Members of the anti-immigrant Northern League, a partner in Italy's governing coalition, stirred controversy over the weekend by calling for fines against women who wear burkas, the all-encompassing female Muslim dress, and advocating a crackdown on immigrant street vendors.   But Islamic leaders played down the...

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Opinion: Rejection of EU Constitution Linked to Fear of the "Green Tide" of Islam

June 7, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/06/07/the_war_against_islam/

On June 7, 2005 The Boston Globe ran a column by James Carroll in which he discussed the rejection of the EU Constitution. Carroll writes, "Among the factors leading to the French and Dutch rejections of the European constitution last week, none looms more ominously than the nightmare of antagonism...

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Justice Minister Urges that Women Wearing Burkas Should Be Fined

June 6, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1500012,00.html

On June 6, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Women wearing burkas in Italy should be reported to the police and fined, Silvio Berlusconi's justice minister said at the weekend. Roberto Castelli said the garment was at odds with an Italian law that forbids masks.

The burka is rare, though not unknown, in Italy. But commentators yesterday noted that the minister's ruling...

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No Evidence Found to Indicate that San Bernardino Mosque Fire a Hate Crime

June 6, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2907484,00.html

On June 6, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "the fire that leveled a rural mosque here was not fueled by the flames of hatred, authorities said Monday. 'There is no evidence it was a hate crime,' said Robin Haynal, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating with the help of the county Fire Department and FBI. '...

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Following Pentagon’s Report of Qur'an Descration, MPAC Calls for Congressional Inquiry

June 5, 2005

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council press release

http://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:2785.97779893

On June 5, 2005 a Muslim Public Affairs Council press release reported, "It is clear in the hearts and minds of Muslims worldwide, including American Muslims, that a segment of our military finds profaning all things Islamic as an acceptable tactic in fighting the war on terror... MPAC is calling on Congress to establish a national commission to...

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Desecration of the Qur'an is "Unpardonable," Says Musharraf

June 5, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050605/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanusuaeattacksguantanamokoran_050605061613

On June 5, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf condemned the reported desecration of the Koran by US interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, saying it was 'unpardonable.'

'Our...

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Scottish Muslims Say Culture of Drinking a Barrier to Integration

June 5, 2005

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/50159

On June 5, 2005 the Sunday Herald reported, "Young Muslim men born in Scotland do not feel completely Scottish because they believe the prevailing drinking culture excludes them... The belief among male Muslims aged 16-25 that drinking alcohol and going to nightclubs is a major part of Scottish culture acts as a barrier to feeling completely Scottish, according to the study. Some of the interviewees spoke of how the drinking...

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Profile of Asra Nomani, Leader of Muslim Women’s Freedom Tour

June 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060401646.html?sub=AR

On June 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "it was two days after she appeared on 'Nightline' talking about her fight to change her mosque that the death threats began. The first call came on her cell phone. The caller left a message, in Urdu: 'If you want to stay alive, keep your mouth shut.' Otherwise, he...

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European Unity Seen as Advantageous to Muslim Minorities

June 5, 2005

Source: Journal of Turkish Weekly/IslamOnline.net

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=12004

On June 5, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Austrian Muslims believe that European unity, as manifested by the hotly-debated European Constitution, would serve the best interests of Muslim minorities across the euro bloc. 'Muslim minorities in Europe are hopeful to see the European unity materialized at all levels as it serves interests of all minorities across the continent,...

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Religious Accommodation Becoming More Common in Workplace

June 4, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1498767,00.html

On June 4, 2005 The Guardian reported, "In a Britain where workforces are increasingly diverse, the effective management of staff is an issue the government is keen to push. Safia Tharoo, the Muslim Council of Britain's legal officer, recently completed a DTI-funded project aimed at raising awareness of the employment equality regulations covering religion and belief, which...

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Charlotte Gathering Discusses "Climate of Intolerance"

June 4, 2005

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/11813073.htm

On June 4, 2005 the Charlotte Observer reported, "Area leaders representing Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths united Friday and denounced what one described as a 'climate of intolerance' in the Charlotte area in recent weeks. 'We are seeing a trickle-down effect of an Islam-phobic climate that is allowed to flourish,' said Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Islamic...

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Interfaith Tour of Biblical Sites Spurs Dialogue

June 4, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050604/LIVING/506040340/1007/LIVING

On June 4, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In late June and early July, [Kazim] Eldes plans to lead two interfaith journeys to Turkey, this time with groups from the Indianapolis area. Sponsored by an organization called the Holy Dove Foundation, Eldes hopes the Biblical Treasures of Turkey tour will create...

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