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Obama Web Site Seeks to Rally The Faithful

June 2, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/01/AR2007060102283.html?sub=AR

Although Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is a Christian, he "embodies the basic ideals and values of most Hindus," said Prianka S., a Hindu from Chicago.

Obama's "love for Israel" is "evident not just in his work, but also in his heart," said Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), an Orthodox Jew.

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Motions Heard Today Before Civil Lawsuit Trial against NMSU Football Coach Hal Mumme

June 1, 2007

Author: Jose L. Medina

Source: Las Cruces Sun News

http://www.lcsun-news.com/news/ci_6033854

LAS CRUCES — A federal judge will hear motions today in what may be the final hearing before a civil lawsuit alleging religious discrimination against New Mexico State University head football coach Hal Mumme goes to trial.

The trial is scheduled for June 25. The lawsuit was brought by four former players who allege Mumme discriminated against them and...

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Police Seek Better Understanding of Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs

June 1, 2007

Author: Uthayla Abdullah

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1702&z=8&title=Training%20gives%20look%20into%20other%20cultures

It was a consciousness-raising game of free association.

The question: “What do you think when you see a Muslim?”

Among the answers by a group of mostly police, airport security and corrections officers: “terrorist,...

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Arabic School in N.Y.C. Creates Stir

June 1, 2007

Author: Alexandra Marks

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0601/p03s01-ussc.html

New York - In September, New York City will open the nation's first public school dedicated to teaching Arabic and Arab culture.

Named after the Christian Arab poet Khalil Gibran, it's one of 65 specialty dual-language schools in New York. But it's the only one that has sparked a public controversy.

Some conservative...

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Hawks Co-Owner Pushes for Middle East Peace

June 1, 2007

Author: MARGARET COKER

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/hawks/stories/2007/05/31/0601mideast.html

Jerusalem--Atlanta Hawks co-owner Ed Peskowitz arrived in Israel on Thursday ready to tackle a problem that has eluded many others: peace in the Middle East.

He's not dealing with soldiers and militants, however, but shooters of another kind.

Nearly 260...

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Articles of Faith: Cleric Offers Tips to Living in Multifaith Society

June 1, 2007

Author: Anthony B. Robinson

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/318247_faith02.html

It wasn't all that long ago that what most Americans knew of religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism came from books, not personal encounter or experience. That's changed. Not only have travel and technology made the world smaller, but America has become a religiously pluralistic nation. Islam is now the fastest- growing...

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Families of Srebrenica Victims to Sue Dutch, U.N.

June 1, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/01/AR2007060100451.html

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Families of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia will sue the Dutch state and the United Nations, which they blame in part for allowing the killings to happen, lawyers said on Friday.

The law firm representing a group of about 6,...

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Muslim, Jewish Leaders See Fresh Start

May 31, 2007

Author: Raja Mishra

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/05/31/muslim_jewish_leaders_see_fresh_start/

Boston-area Jewish and Muslim leaders sighed in relief yesterday at the resolution of a lengthy legal dispute over the planned construction of a mosque in Roxbury, saying the development cleared the way for renewed local dialogue between adherents of the two faiths.

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New York City Police Seek Trust Among Immigrants

May 31, 2007

Author: Cara Buckley

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/31/nyregion/31outreach.html

Sidique Wai slipped into a mosque in Harlem as afternoon prayers broke, a wisp of a man swimming upstream against the crush of robed worshipers spilling out. He stepped out of his shoes and walked briskly to the front of the prayer room. A microphone was pressed into his outstretched hand.

“How many of you know a police...

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US Airways Seeks Imam-Suit Dismissal

May 30, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070530-023947-9029r.htm

US Airways is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of Muslim imams, saying the airline followed government guidelines when it removed the men from a flight because of suspicious behavior.

The response to the lawsuit, filed March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, says...

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Some Irked that Banner at Lodi's Sikh Temple Doesn't Include American Flag

May 30, 2007

Author: Ross Farrow

Source: Lodi News Sentinel

http://www.saldef.org/anm/anmviewer.asp?a=1701&print=yes

The new Sikh Temple in south Lodi has a 60-foot-high canary-yellow banner with the faith's emblem, but some Lodi residents wonder why there isn't an American flag to go with it.

"It's almost a slap in the face as an American and as veterans," said Lodi resident Robin Sarisky. "You're an American first; then everything else falls...

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Boyles Continued Trend of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric by Denver Clear Channel Hosts

May 30, 2007

Source: Colorado Media Matters

http://colorado.mediamatters.org/items/200705310001

Summary: Peter Boyles of 630 KHOW-AM is the most recent Denver-based Clear Channel Communications host to engage in anti-Muslim rhetoric, telling a caller on his May 30 show that "the enemy" is "radical, crazy, religious Islam." Boyles also agreed with the caller's suggestions that the United States should bar "Islamic immigration" and that Islam should be declared "a political ideology."
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