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Muslim Woman Promotes Pluralism, Progressivism

May 9, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1479419,00.html

On May 9, 2005 The Guardian reported, "A Muslim woman author, once described as Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare, is to call for the setting up of an Islamic reform movement to press for a change in the faith's attitudes towards human rights, women and pluralist societies at a public meeting this week.

Irshad Manji, a Canadian-based writer and...

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Rift Widens in New England Over Imam's Resignation

May 9, 2005

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://www.patriotledger.com/articles/2005/05/09/news/news01.txt

On May 9, 2005 The Patriot Ledger reported, "the rift over the pending departure of Imam Talal Eid from the Islamic Center of New England is widening. Imam Eid's resignation, which backers say was forced, is 'a settled question,' according to one mosque official, but his supporters are escalating a campaign to convince the center's board of directors to rescind a...

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Indonesia a Microcosm of Global Conflict Between Moderate and Extremist Islam

May 9, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2005/05/09/conflict_hits_indonesia_hard_extremists_rock_tolerant_nation/

On May 9, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The men were marked as outsiders and Islamic fundamentalists by their untrimmed beards and long, flowing robes. They arrived, one or two at a time, in the summer of 2002, preaching, trading, selling rolls and...

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Hundreds of Muslims Barricade Themselves in Al-Aqsa

May 8, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/573793.html

On May 8, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Between 700 and 1,000 Muslim worshippers barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount plaza on Sunday. The worshippers arrived at the site after rumors swirled that the far-right Jewish group 'Revava' had planned to visit the Temple Mount. Police have arrived at the scene. United Arab List MK Abdulmalik Dehamshe spoke with Public Security...

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Moderate and Extremist Islam Collide in Many Parts of the World

May 8, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2005/05/08/two_visions_of_faith_collide/

On May 8, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "For...hundreds of millions of...moderate Muslims, Islam is not about cloistered women, global jihad, or living by a literal interpretation of the Koran. It is about self-improvement and tolerance. About modesty and propriety, though not pressed to the fully veiled extreme. And...

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Harlem Girl Released After Held in Detention for Alleged Security Threat

May 7, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/07/nyregion/07suicide.html?oref=login

On May 7, 2005 The New York Times reported, "it began with two 16-year-old immigrant girls arrested at dawn, detained far from home, and, in a chilling government assertion, called would-be suicide bombers who posed 'an imminent threat to the security of the United States.' But now, after holding the girls for six weeks in a Pennsylvania detention center,...

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Christians and Muslims Gather to Watch Kingdom of Heaven Film in South Florida

May 7, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.southflorida.com/movies/sfl-likingdom07may07,0,1862611.story?coll=sfe-movies-headlines

On May 7, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "three South Florida friends -- a Protestant pastor, a Muslim activist, a Catholic priest -- watched an advance screening of Kingdom of Heaven this week, then talked out their widely diverging feelings. 'I felt the film's message to people of all faiths, Jews,...

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Muslim Opens Holocaust Museum in Nazareth

May 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/06/muslim_opens_holocaust_museum_in_israel/

On May 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The photographs in a new museum here are among the best-known icons of the Holocaust: Germans executing a group of naked Jewish women; a little boy with a yellow Star of David on his jacket raising his hands in fright; a grandmother and four...

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Professor Diana L. Eck Narrates Journey of Religious Women Activists

May 5, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507637

On May 5, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "people of faith are often challenged to reconcile religious traditionalism with a desire for progressive action and modernism: Catholics who disagree with the encyclicals of the pope or Muslims who reject fundamentalist action are currently among the more prominent examples. To this end, at the opening of 'Acting on Faith: Women and the New...

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Plaintiff in Denny's Case Claims Corporation Ignored Anti-Muslim Complaint

May 5, 2005

Source: Boca Raton News

http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&category=Local%20News&prid=11533

On May 5, 2005 the Boca Raton News reported, "the Denny’s Corporation refused to take responsibility for a racial discrimination complaint against one of its South Florida franchises, ignoring the seven alleged Muslim victims for 11 months, a Boca Raton plaintiff said Wednesday.

Ehab Mohamed, an Egyptian-born Muslim and...

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Women, Faith and Activism Usher New Movement

May 5, 2005

Source: Womens eNews

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2283

On May 5, 2005 Womens eNews reported, "organizers of the Harvard University-based Pluralism Project, which documents this country's changing religious landscape, believe Al-Marayati represents a growing, grass-roots activism led by women who seek to enact social change and who carry their deep faith into every aspect of their lives. Although there is no way to quantify the increased involvement,...

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Illinois Senate Resolution Calls for List of So-Called Safe Charities

May 5, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9117

On May 5, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "an Illinois Senate resolution expected to be introduced this week will urge the U.S. government to screen Islamic charities and create a 'safe' list of organizations that are not suspected of having ties to terrorism. Sponsoring Sen. Jacqueline Collins, D-Chicago, and proponents of the measure say the federal crackdown on terrorist financing...

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U.S. Government Freezes Charity Assets, Alleging Front for Islamic Jihad

May 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050504/us_nm/security_usa_jihad_dc

On May 4, 2005 Reuters reported, "The United States on Wednesday froze the assets of a charity it called a front for the militant Palestinian Islamic Jihad group and said it was seeking safe channels for donations to Palestinians in need.

This afternoon we designated the Elehssan Society, including all...

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Muslim Vote a Factor in Elections

May 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4511207.stm

On May 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "What will happen to the Muslim vote? Is it just about a headline-grabbing battle in one seat in London's East End or is there something more complex happening within the UK's largest non-Christian faith community. Since the war in Iraq commentators have been predicting that Labour will lose Muslim support come 5 May...

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