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Helping People In Need a Big Part Of Jewish Holiday Tradition

September 8, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100908/FEATURES01/9080378/1322/Helping-people-in-need-a-big-part-of-Jewish-holiday-tradition

Leaning in to gently clasp Sarah Gottesman's right hand, Suzanne Levin placed a bag of gifts in her lap in a Southfield nursing home.

"Have a healthy and sweet new year," Levin, 67, of Pleasant...

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Imam Says Moving Center Could Spur Radicals

September 8, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/nyregion/09mosque.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said on Wednesday night that if he had known how much strife would arise over his plan for a Muslim community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site, he would not have proposed it.

“If I knew that this would happen, that...

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Thailand: Marching 1,100 Kilometres for Peace Between Buddhists And Muslims In the South

September 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,9508,0,0,1,0

More than 70 people, including Buddhist monks, took part in a peace march that began on 11 July and ended on 1 September. Participants walked some 1,100 kilometres, from Mahidol University in Salaya District to the central mosque in Pattani province. Their goal was to tell everyone that peace and coexistence are possible in...

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Muslims Take to Minn. State Fair to Repair Image

September 4, 2010

Author: Patrick Condon

Source: Google News

Wire Service: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hHMy9Ts7cdEbA7jLyySvPOIFTOOQD9I0V4PG0

Despite the smells of fried dough and roasted meat wafting from the Minnesota State Fair, Salim and Zuleyha Ozonder were focused on the people who were leaving, not the food or festivities beckoning from across the...

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For US Muslims, a 9/11 Anniversary Like No Other

September 4, 2010

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: Google News

Wire Service: Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jYMr4MEm1Vu6my2WD-agJeNrLTOAD9I1876G0

American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States — all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more...

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Prayer At the Center Of the National Day Of Prayer, UT Arlington Lawsuits

September 4, 2010

Author: Joshunda Sanders

Source: The Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/prayer-at-the-center-of-the-national-day-898196.html

In March 2006, Evelyne Shatkin and Linda Shifflett met at the cubicle of one of their co-workers after work to pray for her and anoint her workspace with olive oil, according to court documents. The two administrative assistants at the University of Texas at Arlington prayed and...

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Far-Right Anti-Mosque Video Game Triggers Outrage In Austria

September 1, 2010

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/01/far-right-anti-mosque-video-game-triggers-outrage-in-austria/

The picturesque Austrian province of Styria is overrun by huge mosques with minarets, if you are to believe an online video game designed for the far-right Freedom Party ahead of regional elections on September 26.

In a shooting range-style game, players have 60 seconds to collect points...

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