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Temple, Church, Mosque and Kovil in Forefront of HIV Awareness

August 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070812/Plus/pls12.html

The message is to be broadcast from the temples, the churches, the mosques and the kovils.....and the word being spread would be vital for the survival of humankind. These are the plans of a group of religious leaders, who have joined hands to launch a campaign against HIV, not only to strengthen prevention programmes but also to make people aware that those...

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A Non-Believer - Say it Isn't So

August 11, 2007

Source: SMH.com

http://www.smh.com.au/text/articles/2007/08/10/1186530618725.html

You can be gay, black or even a woman, but America will not tolerate a president who has no religion. Anne Davies writes.

Pete Stark found himself in a unique and slightly uncomfortable position earlier this year. The longtime Democrat congressman for the Oakland district near San Francisco had responded to a survey from the Secular Coalition for America which offered a $...

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Holiday Task Force Accused of Insensitivity

August 10, 2007

Author: KELLI LACKETT

Source: Coloradoan

http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070810/NEWS01/708100353/1002

The city's Holiday Display Task Force was created to address issues of religious diversity when it comes to holiday displays on city property.

One task force member found it ironic, therefore, and somewhat offensive that one of the task force meetings would fall on the Jewish New Year,...

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Sali Concerned about Hindu Prayer

August 10, 2007

Author: Mike Butts

Source: Idaho Press Tribune

http://idahopress.com/articles/2007/08/10/news/news2.txt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho U.S. Rep. Bill Sali has questioned a Hindu prayer that was offered to open the U.S. Senate last month.

Sali is quoted on OneNewsNow.com that when a Hindu prayer is offered, “that’s a different god” and that it “creates problems for the longevity of this country.”
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Muslim Americans Setting Example For Muslims Abroad, Leader Says

August 10, 2007

Author: Jason Wiest

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/08/10/news/081107lrmohammed.txt

LITTLE ROCK -- The leader of the largest Muslim community in America said Friday that Muslims here live in harmony overall with people of other religious backgrounds and Muslim nations abroad are taking note.

"I believe that Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and perhaps many other Muslim nations, are really...

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Downtown Principal Removed after Santeria Ceremony

August 10, 2007

Author: Jennifer Milne

Source: DowntownExpress.com

http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_222/downtownprincipal.html

A Soho high school principal was removed from her job Aug. 7, following allegations that she engaged in Santeria rituals in the school involving dripping chicken blood on the floors.

Maritza Tamayo, principal at The Unity Center for Urban Technologies, located at 121 Sixth Ave., has been under investigation by the Office...

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Thousands of Muslims Expected at Unity Day

August 10, 2007

Author: Juliana Barbassa

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_6590976?nclick_check=1

SANTA CLARA -- Muslims of all backgrounds, whether Shia or Sunni, born in San Jose or Afghanistan, recent immigrants or recent converts, will put aside their differences to share the thrill of a good roller-coaster ride on Saturday.

More than 4,000 people are expected at the Great America amusement park for Muslim Unity Day,...

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Holy Land Trial Turns to Israeli Agent

August 9, 2007

Author: JASON TRAHAN

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/081007dnmetholyland.2dac4a9.html

The federal judge presiding over the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial ordered his courtroom cleared of spectators Thursday as a secret agent for the Israeli Defense Forces took the stand.

The agent, referred to only by the pseudonym...

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Sen. Dodd Condemns Protests Over Hindu Prayer

August 8, 2007

Source: Scoop.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00252.htm

Senator and Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd issued the following statement in light of last week's disruption of a prayer on the Senate floor:

"Our nation was founded on the importance of religious freedom. The United States Senate has a responsibility to continue this legacy by honoring religious diversity and embracing the many faiths to which our citizens subscribe."

Indian Tibetans March to Shame Olympics Host China

August 8, 2007

Author: Jonathan Allen

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070809/wl_nm/india_tibet_protest_dc

Thousands of Tibetans marched through New Delhi and New York on Wednesday, shouting slogans and waving flags in protest against China's actions in Tibet at the start of the one-year countdown to the Beijing Olympics.

In one of the biggest rallies by Tibetans in India,...

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Arizona Mosque Targeted in "Acid Bomb" Attack

August 8, 2007

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0833871920070808

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police in Arizona said two unidentified men tossed a bottle filled with acid at a Phoenix area mosque early on Monday, splashing a caustic chemical near a Muslim cleric involved in a high-profile discrimination suit.

A Glendale Police Department spokesman said two men driving in a red car threw a soda bottle filled with acid and a reactant at the...

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Agents Target Charity Offices

August 7, 2007

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070807/NEWS05/708070390

Federal agents were looking for information on terrorist operations and Hizballah activity when they raided two Muslim charities last month, court records show.

The agents hauled away computers, files, money and other items from the Dearborn offices of Al-Mabarrat Charitable Organization and...

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London Gathering Defends Vision of Radical Islam

August 6, 2007

Author: JANE PERLEZ

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/europe/06hizb.html?ex=1344052800&en=4721683df293cdef&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

LONDON, Aug. 4 — An international radical Islamic party that has been the focus of increasing concern in Britain launched a frontal attack on its critics at a carefully stage-managed conference in London this...

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