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Michigan Men Sue American Airlines

November 1, 2007

Source: PRNewswire

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/071101/clth085.html

DETROIT, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Michigan men who in August were escorted off an American Airlines flight and then detained filed a race discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against the airline, saying the incident was a clear case of racial profiling, false imprisonment and a violation of civil rights.

Filed in U.S. District Court by Allen Brothers PLLC of Detroit, the lawsuit seeks hundreds of thousands...

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Sikhcess Announces Sikh Community's Plans to Deliver 50,000 Food Packages to North America's Homeless Next Month

November 1, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/00E3ED9383EE4D4C8725738600577EA9!OpenDocument

New York, NY, October 31, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Sikhcessâ„¢, a community organization dedicated to highlighting Sikh achievements and promoting the basic Sikh principles of public service, today unveiled the Sikh community’s plans to distribute 50,000 food packages to North America’s homeless and needy...

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Terror Training for Senior Police

November 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/7071504.stm

Police in Tayside are to be trained how to tackle terrorism without alienating the Muslim community.

A number of the force's senior officers are attending a seminar at the Al-Maktoum Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies.

The one-day course will explain key elements of the religion and...

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"The U.S. Blacklisted Me. Let's Talk," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

October 31, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1031/p09s02-coop.html

Living in a democratic society that grants an individual's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the cherished privilege and pride of Western citizenry and the dream longed for by the rest of the world.

Countless have fought and died to secure these rights in the West, and millions the world over are dying for...

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Democrats Keep The Faith

October 31, 2007

Author: Brian Montopoli

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/31/politics/main3437433.shtml

In the 2004 election, according to exit polls, 78 percent of white evangelicals voted for George W. Bush. The president's deft use of religious language, socially conservative policy positions and unprecedented outreach program had galvanized highly religious voters, and there was serious talk of a permanent Republican...

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Muslims Take Pride in Oklahoma's Rich History

October 30, 2007

Author: MARJAN SEIRAFI-POUR

Source: The Norman Transcript

http://www.normantranscript.com/opinion/local_story_303012346

Alongside Oklahomans of all faiths and traditions, Muslims in Oklahoma take pride in the rich history of our state and the many accomplishments of its citizens. To honor the historic milestone of Oklahoma's 100th year of statehood, the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council of Oklahoma commissioned the printing of...

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Another Malaysian Hindu Temple Demolished

October 30, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/10/30.shtml#1

Datuk A.Vaithilingam, President of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam issued this press release today:

The Malaysia Hindu Sangam is gravely shocked at the sudden demolition of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Taman Karuppiah, Shah Alam. This has happened suddenly when the Mayor of Shah Alam ordered the temple to be demolished today because of a Court Order. It is most disturbing that the former...

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Clintons Invited to Bakersfield by Sikh Community

October 29, 2007

Author: GRETCHEN WENNER

Source: Sikhsangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/asia/Clintons_invited_to_Bakersfield_by_Sikh_community_102907.shtml

The hosts are confident Hillary and Bill Clinton will be on hand for a breakfast fundraiser Nov. 18 at the Kern County Fairgrounds, even though campaign managers won't confirm their attendance.

Whether the presidential hopeful or...

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Linking Terror on the Trail

October 29, 2007

Author: ELIZABETH HOLMES

Source: Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119361727562474380.html

A divide is emerging on the presidential campaign trail over battling terrorists: how exactly to label the fight. While Democrats tend to talk about terrorism in general, Republicans increasingly pin the threat directly on Islam.

All the major Republican candidates regularly weave some form of the phrase "Islamic...

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Diwali Resolution Passes by Overwhelming Margin in House of Representatives

October 29, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_747_passes.htm

Washington, DC (October 29, 2007). Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) were jubilant late today as a bill recognizing "the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali" passed in the full House of Representatives by a mammoth margin of 358 to 0. House resolution 747 was introduced jointly by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and...

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Sikh Community Hosting Sacramento Valley's Largest Cultural & Devotional Celebration This Weekend

October 29, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/ED2E61F3106E9900872573830066AD6C

YUBA CITY, CA, October 29, 2007 – The 28th annual worldwide gathering of Sikhs in Yuba City begins this week with an estimated 75,000 Sikhs and non-Sikh Sacramento Valley residents expected to attend a weekend of cultural celebration and devotion. The Sikh community welcomes and encourages everyone from all faiths and backgrounds...

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