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Candidate Confronted by Arabic Speaker

November 18, 2007

Author: SARAH LIEBOWITZ

Source: Concord Monitor

http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071118/NEWS01/711180314

Describing the United States as "the last best hope" for carrying on the ideals of western civilization, Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo called last night for an end to the nation's "bilingualization" and "Balkanization."

"I think Europe can not be counted on to help...

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HAF Celebrates Adoption of Diwali Resolution in U.S. Senate

November 15, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_sen_res_299.htm

WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2007). Senate Resolution 299, recognizing the “religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali,” passed unanimously on November 14, 2007 in the U.S. Senate. Nearly identical to the House Resolution 747 that passed in the full House of Representatives on October 29, 2007, the senate...

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Portrait of Hon. Congressman Dalip Singh Saund Unveiled in the U.S. Capitol

November 12, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A7966F0CACC5152E872573920059C240

Washington, November 12, 2007 - Under the dome of the capitol building, son of Punjab was honored in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol. The official portrait of the late Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American and also the first Asian-American congressman was unveiled. Nearly 200 Indian-Americans from across the country,...

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US Congress Recognizes Islamic Faith Through Ramadan Bill

November 11, 2007

Author: Mujeeb Osman

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1386/

CHICAGO: After a decade of hard work and efforts of several organizations, US Congress has formally recognized Islam as one of the great world religions and agreed that it rejects "hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide" This was part of a House resolution # 635 that was passed with a 376-0 votes recently.

The...

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Clashes at Far-Right Prague Rally

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7089031.stm

There have been clashes in Prague between neo-Nazis and protesters trying to block their right-wing march.

More than 1,000 people rallied in the Czech capital's old Jewish quarter to try to stop the march by members of the Young Nationalist Democrats (MND).

The march was planned for the anniversary of the 1938 anti-Jewish purge known as...

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Carbondale Muslim Food Pantry Helping to Feed the Less Fortunate

November 10, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/11/10/lifestyles/faith_and_values/22116464.txt

CARBONDALE - Anad Salem's Muslim faith makes reaching out to those in need a priority for the Carbondale physician.

"Our faith is littered with commandments to feed the hungry, to help the unfortunate, the sick, the orphans," said Salem, a member of Masjid An-...

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Evangelicals' Issue: Radical Islam

November 10, 2007

Author: ERIC GORSKI

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jDF1ivqtmmy6a4-IIOz4FOvNMtFAD8SQUOUG0

Following last month's Values Voter Summit in Washington, conservative Christian power-broker Gary Bauer sent an e-mail to supporters.

He ticked off the issues dear to activists in attendance. Opposition to "abortion-on-demand" and preservation of traditional marriage led the way.

Then the...

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Beyond the Wall: Kids With Cameras - Jerusalem

November 9, 2007

Author: LAUREL GRAEBER

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE4DC103BF93AA35752C1A9619C8B63

'BEYOND THE WALL: KIDS WITH CAMERAS -- JERUSALEM' In Israel, Jewish and Muslim children rarely see the world through one another's eyes. But not long ago, some did -- with the help of a camera's lens.

The results are at the JCC in Manhattan, where ''Beyond the Wall'' illustrates...

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Interfaith Group Promotes Activism Throughout Community

November 8, 2007

Author: Marcus Ngbea

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/110807/greenew165834_32359.shtml

Sharing a meal and conversation with Muslims during their holy month at a Christian church and hosting Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless are just a few ways Greenbelt Interfaith Leadership Association has helped groups of different faiths unite.

GILA has worked since 1975 to join various denominations in the community to...

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Sikhs Promote Fitness and Help Juvenile Diabetes Research

November 8, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/610BC71AD723F2EF8725738D0063C0F1!OpenDocument

Atlanta, Georgia, USA –Inspired to promote fitness and help the young adults suffering with diabetes, a jattha (team) of Sikhs participated in a 3miles ‘Walk to cure Diabetes’ held in Atlanta, Georgia last month. The ‘Sikhs for Fitness’ team of the UNITED SIKHS lead by Parvinder...

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Court Allows Protesters To Sue Columbus

November 7, 2007

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.wlwt.com/news/14537538/detail.html

CINCINNATI -- Three men who sought permits to burn ceremonial items in public, including the rainbow-colored flag of the gay rights movement, can continue with a lawsuit against the city of Columbus, a federal appeals court ruled. The plaintiffs include Charles Spingola and Thomas Meyer, who were convicted in Franklin County Environmental Court and fined $100 each for the misdemeanor charge of open burning...

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