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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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Human Rights Activist Calls for Islamic Liberation Theology

May 24, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/05/lily_munir_on_i.php

On May 24, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "Lily Zakiyah Munir is a leading Indonesian Muslim human rights activist. She is the director of the Jakarta-based Centre for Pesantren and Democracy Studies that works with the ‘ulama and students of Indonesian Islamic boarding schools or pesantrens. In this she interview speaks to Yoginder Sikand about her work...

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Journalist Sued by the Muslim Union for Defamation

May 24, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4576663.stm

On May 24, 2005 BBC News reported, "Controversial Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci is to face trial for allegedly insulting the Muslim faith in her latest book, a court in Italy says. Ms Fallaci is being sued by the head of the Muslim Union of Italy, who says 'The Force of Reason' is defamatory. The journalist caused an uproar with 'The Rage and the Pride,' published two weeks after the 11...

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Church Sign States "Koran Needs to be Flushed"

May 24, 2005

Source: The Digital Courier

http://www.thedigitalcourier.com/articles/2005/05/24/news/news01.txt

On May 24, 2005 The Digital Courier reported, "A sign in front of a Baptist church on one of the most traveled highways in the county stirred controversy over religious tolerance and first-amendment rights this weekend. A sign in front of Danieltown Baptist Church, located at 2361 U.S. 221 south reads 'The Koran needs to be flushed,' and the Rev. Creighton...

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CAIR Calls for FBI Investigation of Alleged Bias Crime in Staten Island

May 23, 2005

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/1116854280248670.xml

On May 23, 2005 the Staten Island Advance reported, "the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling for the FBI to investigate the purported beating of a Muslim student who is a seventh-grader at New Dorp Christian Academy.

'All we want is justice,' Wissam Nasr, executive director of CAIR New York, said during a...

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University Meditation Room in Flint Becomes Contested Space

May 23, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-29/111686171918890.xml

On May 23, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "a room for peaceful reflection and prayer at the University of Michigan-Flint has become anything but. Instead, Room 386 at the University Center - known as the Meditation Room - is at the heart of a months-long religious dispute between Muslim and non-Muslim students. The non-Muslims began...

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Government Seeks to Resolve Conflict in Southern Province

May 23, 2005

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7857269/site/newsweek/

On May 23, 2005 Newsweek reported, "The amateur video looked like something that would appear on Al-Jazeera: a group of men with long, gray beards and white Muslim robes sitting in a spartan room at a hidden location, discussing Islam. But instead of denouncing the West and plotting terrorist attacks, the group was engaged in an emotional discussion about how to halt spiraling religious violence in...

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Jury Rules That Palos Heights Did Not Violate Mosque Rights

May 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/05/22/jury_town_didnt_violate_muslims_rights/

On May 22, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "a federal jury has found that a Chicago suburb didn't violate the civil rights of a Muslim group that claims city officials conspired to foil its plans to turn a vacant church into a mosque and school. The Al Salam Mosque Foundation sued the city of Palos Heights in...

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Palos Heights Mosque Case Puts Spotlight on Religious Freedom

May 22, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-mosque22.html

On May 22, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "although Al Salam Mosque Foundation's attorney Gregory Kulis is disappointed a federal court jury rejected the Muslim group's claims that Palos Heights violated its civil rights and kept it from building a mosque five years ago, he's glad the lawsuit put a glaring spotlight on the issue of religious freedom. 'We're glad we brought...

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Some Express Reservations as Religious Hatred Bill Returns

May 20, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5769&title=Anger%20as%20religious%20hatred%20bill%20returns

On May 20, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Religious groups have spoken out fiercely against the reintroduction of the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, the plans of which were outlined in the Queen’s Speech this week....

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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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Red Cross Reported Allegations of Mishandling the Qur'an

May 20, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/19/AR2005051901879.html

On May 20, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The International Committee of the Red Cross said yesterday that it repeatedly expressed concern to the U.S. government in 2002 and early 2003 about a series of credible detainee allegations that military guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba had mishandled and shown...

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Palos Heights Mosque Trial Heats Up

May 18, 2005

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsindex/18-ds1.htm

On May 18, 2005 the Daily Southtown reported, "a former Palos Heights alderman who spearheaded an effort to give a group of Muslims money so they wouldn't convert a church to a mosque five years ago testified Tuesday he had nothing but 'fiscal responsibility' in mind when he made the offer. Former Ald. Jim Murphy was called to testify as a hostile witness by attorneys for the Al...

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Muslim Uprising Brings Bloodshed

May 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5014342,00.html

On May 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Diplomats and U.N. officials toured the eastern city of Andijan under government escort Wednesday to investigate widely differing accounts of recent bloodshed, as a rebel leader deepened the crisis in eastern Uzbekistan by announcing an Islamic uprising in his border town...

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