Islam

BJP Leader to Tour Sacred Ruins in Pakistan to Heal Religious Scars

May 31, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4597113.stm

On May 31, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pakistan's ruling party hopes a planned temple trip by India's visiting opposition leader will help heal religious scars from more than 10 years ago. India's Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani will tour the ancient temple ruins at Ketas, 100km (65 miles) south of the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday. The event is part of a landmark visit to Pakistan...

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Seven Muslim Women Part of Iranian Everest Team

May 31, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=593912005

On May 31, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Two Iranians yesterday became the first Muslim women to conquer Mount Everest as the early season expedition took advantage of a rare weather window to reach the world's highest summit. Farkhondeh Sadegh, 36, a graphic designer, and Loleh Keshavarz, 26, a dentist, hoisted their country's tricoloured flag on the summit together with six Iranian men at...

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11 Dead in Aftermath of Mosque Bombing

May 31, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20050531/ca_pr_on_wo/pakistan_mosque_bombing

On May 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A mob angered by an al-Qaida-linked suicide bombing in a Shiite mosque set a KFC restaurant afire in overnight rioting, killing six employees and bringing the day's overall death toll to 11, police said Tuesday. Security in Karachi shifted into 'high alert...

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CAIR Begins its Qur�an Giveaway in Aftermath of Desecration Report

May 28, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/living/religion/11750420.htm

On May 28, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "An American Muslim organization, reacting to controversy generated by the retracted story about the desecration of the Quran, has offered to give a free copy of the holy book to any American.

The giveaway, which, depending on demand, could go as high as 100,000 copies, comes after a recent...

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Pentagon Admits to Five Instances of Qur’an Mishandling

May 27, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1493672,00.html

On May 27, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The Pentagon admitted last night that it had uncovered five instances of mishandling of the Qur'an at Guantánamo Bay, but it claimed that there was 'no credible evidence' that a copy had ever been flushed down the toilet. Brigadier General Jay Hood, commander of the US prison in Cuba, said an investigation had uncovered 13...

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Muslims Around the World Protest Qur’an Desecration

May 27, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-052705koran_wr,0,4705094.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On May 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Burning U.S. flags and throwing tomatoes at a likeness of President Bush, Muslims from Dhaka to Jakarta rallied today to protest the alleged desecration of Islam's holy book by military...

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Appeals Court Defends Woman's Right to Choose Mecca Pilgrimage Over Work

May 27, 2005

Source: Duluth News Tribune

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/local/11751898.htm

On May 27, 2005 the Duluth News Tribune reported, "an appeals court ordered state labor officials Thursday to reconsider forcing a Muslim woman to repay unemployment benefits after she turned down work so she could make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The 4th District Court of Appeals reversed a finding by the state Labor and Industry Review Commission,...

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New York City's Bangladeshi Community Protests Murder, Lack of Justice

May 27, 2005

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2111

On May 27, 2005 the Independent Press Association reported, "Mofizur Rahman Tofazzal, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh, was murdered on May 6, 2005, by unidentified assailants. Last Sunday, hundreds of people participated in a massive rally held on Chester Avenue, in Brooklyn, in protest against his killing. Amid a heavy downpour, the protesters gathered with...

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Christian Leaders Offer Support to American Muslims After Qur’an Desecration Report

May 27, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050527/NEWS01/505270525/1006/NEWS01

On May 27, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "American Muslims are deeply concerned and hurt by allegations that military guards and interrogators may have desecrated the Quran at Guantanamo Bay, said Sayyid M. Syeed, secretary general of the Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America. But, he added, the...

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Update: Wisconsin Prisons Change Policy to Accommodate Religious Headscarf

May 27, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5034795,00.html

On May 27, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "the state Department of Corrections will change its policy to allow visitors to Wisconsin prisons to wear religious headwear, an official said Thursday. Secretary Matt Frank's announcement came a day after a lawsuit accused the department and two male prison guards of violating a Muslim woman's right to...

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Somali Cabbies Ticketed for Islamic Prayers at Cleveland Airport

May 26, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=35475

On May 26, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "Somali immigrants who work as cabbies at Cleveland Hopkins airport say police are ticketing them when they step out of their cabs for traditional Islamic prayer. Police say they are enforcing a requirement that all drivers remain in their vehicles outside the terminal. Officers say they are trying to maintain order in an increasingly...

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Muslim Woman Sues After Being Ordered to Remove Headscarf During Prison Visit

May 25, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/politics/11737472.htm

On May 25, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "to Cynthia Rhouni, the black scarf that always covers her head and shoulders in the presence of men shows she's a devout Muslim woman... Rhouni claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that male prison guards ordered her to take off her scarf, or hijab, in order to visit an inmate at the...

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Qur’an Found in Stockton Toilet

May 25, 2005

Source: KESQ

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=3372410

On May 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Campus police at San Joaquin Delta College are investigating a report that a student found a copy of the Quran in a library toilet at the college. The student claims to have found the Muslim holy book in the toilet of a second-floor men's bathroom in the library just after 7:00 Wednesday evening. Campus police Sergeant...

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North Carolina Pastor Apologizes for Offensive Sign

May 25, 2005

Source: WFMY News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local_state/local_article.aspx?storyid=41815

On May 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A North Carolina pastor is apologizing to Muslims for a sign in front of his church that said, 'The Koran needs to be flushed.' A now-retracted Newsweek story alleging US interrogators flushed Islam's holy book down a toilet triggered demonstrations in...

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Stockton Council Teams Up with Muslim Council to Launch Diversity Education Program

May 25, 2005

Source: The Muslim News/Stockport Express

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9230

On May 25, 2005 the Stockport Express reported, "Stockport schoolchildren will be the first in the country to take part in a project to breed multi-racial harmony. Council education bosses have teamed up with the Muslim Council of Britain to use new resource packs supporting the teaching of Islam in primary schools. The initiative was launched at Cheadle Muslim...

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