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Interfaith Service Marks World AIDS Day

November 30, 2007

Author: Nathan Eagle

Source: Kauai Garden Island News

http://www.kauaiworld.com/articles/2007/12/01/news/news01.txt

Kaua‘i religious leaders united on the eve of World AIDS Day to commemorate those who suffer from the human immunodeficiency virus or have died from the pandemic disease it causes.

The Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist service yesterday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihu‘e marked...

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WSU Panel to Present Findings on Muslim-American Experience

November 30, 2007

Author: MANDY BURTON

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071130/NEWS02/71130013/1048/SPORTS01

A panel discussion on Wayne State University's campus this evening will share the findings of a task force on Muslim involvement in American political and civic life.

The study, called "Strengthening America: The Civic and Political Integration of Muslim Americans," was...

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The Battle over Mosque Reform

November 29, 2007

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7118503.stm

British Muslim leaders are to tell mosques to reform - but do young Muslims even care?

This week began as just another for Britain's mosques. But by the end of it, things could be very different.

The four largest Islamic organisations in the UK have, against expectations, agreed professional standards for mosques. It may sound...

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Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him

November 29, 2007

Author: Perry Bacon Jr.

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/28/AR2007112802757.html?hpid=topnews

In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.

Since declaring his candidacy for president in February, Obama, a member of a...

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Pope Invites Senior Muslims to Vatican Meeting

November 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=23297

Pope Benedict XVI invited a delegation of senior Muslim personalities, who signed an appeal for greater dialogue between religions, to a meeting at the Vatican, according to a letter released Thursday.

The pope praised the "positive spirit" behind the October 11 message signed by 138 top Muslims from around the world and sent...

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Judge Declines to Block Autopsies of Muslim Men

November 28, 2007

Author: MAX B. BAKER

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/328475.html

FORT WORTH -- A Tarrant County judge declined Tuesday to stop the autopsies of two men killed in a traffic collision late Sunday night. The men's families had objected, saying autopsies violated their Muslim faith.

Abdel Rahman Joudeh, 23, of Arlington and Mohammad Khan, 18, of Grand Prairie were killed when their car veered into the path of a...

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UW-Milwaukee Students Object to Security Fee for Anti-Islamic Speaker

November 28, 2007

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1578213.html

MILWAUKEE — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student group that's invited a speaker who's raised the ire of some Muslim organizations elsewhere because of his anti-Islamic message is objecting to a school demand that it post extra security fees for the appearance.

UWM's Conservative Union said the university is trying to kill the Dec. 4...

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Mitt Romney Rejects Reports He Would Not Consider a Muslim in His Cabinet

November 28, 2007

Source: FOXNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,313303,00.html

Mitt Romney said Tuesday that reports claiming he does not think a Muslim would be needed in his Cabinet are inaccurate, and that he would consider applicants "of any faith and ethnic group" for positions in a Romney administration.

"The people who would be part of my Cabinet is something that I really haven’t given a lot of thought to at this point," Romney said, speaking to reporters at a...

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Buddhist Group Helps California Fire Victims

November 26, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5448,0,0,1,0

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- A Taiwanese Buddhist organization has helped put out the fire that engulfed southern California in October.

The Buddhist Compassionate Relief Tzu Chi Foundation said on Sunday that its volunteers in 22 locations in the US all assisted in the rescue work. So far, it has helped more than 2,000 families and 6,000 people receive support from the...

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Major N.Y. Islamic Center Honors Orthodox Rabbi at Annual Event

November 26, 2007

Author: Shlomo Shamir

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/928302.html

The Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI), considered one of the largest leading Muslim centers among the U.S. Muslim community, awarded a special honor to Orthodox Rabbi Marc Schneier on Sunday.

400 Muslim religious leaders and businessman took part in the center's annual dinner Sunday. Those in attendance welcomed Schneier with much applause as the heads of...

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