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Speaking Arabic, Other Eastern Languages, is High on FBI's Wish List

February 19, 2007

Author: Moustafa Ayad

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07050/763270-84.stm

Standing in the main prayer room of the ornate Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara in Monroeville, the FBI's special agent looked out at a sea of turban-wearing worshippers with dark beards.

The clean-cut agent, armed with brochures and a short video extolling the virtues of Sikhs to the worshippers gathered for prayer services, was playing an...

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New Synagogue Latest in Religious Building Boom in Rochester

February 19, 2007

Source: Pioneer Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/state/minnesota/16734795.htm

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The first building in southern Minnesota built specifically as a synagogue will rise from the site of B'nai Israel's current building in the next 14 months.

The $5.5 million synagogue near downtown will mark another milestone in the nearly 100-year history of the Jewish...

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United Sikhs Aid Doctors Join the Florida Tornado Emergency Operations Center

February 19, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/5482810D2688B6D987257287006945BD

Lady Lake, Florida: Four United Sikhs AID volunteers, including two doctors, registered last week with the Lady Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The team discussed relief effort strategies with other groups involved in the relief effort, from various parts of the United States.

Helena Osborne-Ponsi, the...

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United Sikhs Aid Doctors Join the Florida Tornado Emergency Operations Center

February 19, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/5482810D2688B6D987257287006945BD

Lady Lake, Florida: Four United Sikhs AID volunteers, including two doctors, registered last week with the Lady Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The team discussed relief effort strategies with other groups involved in the relief effort, from various parts of the United States.

Helena Osborne-Ponsi, the...

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United Sikhs Aid Doctors Join the Florida Tornado Emergency Operations Center

February 19, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/5482810D2688B6D987257287006945BD

Lady Lake, Florida: Four United Sikhs AID volunteers, including two doctors, registered last week with the Lady Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The team discussed relief effort strategies with other groups involved in the relief effort, from various parts of the United States.

Helena Osborne-Ponsi, the...

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Speaking Arabic, Other Eastern Languages, is High on FBI's Wish List

February 19, 2007

Author: Moustafa Ayad

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07050/763270-84.stm

Standing in the main prayer room of the ornate Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara in Monroeville, the FBI's special agent looked out at a sea of turban-wearing worshippers with dark beards.

The clean-cut agent, armed with brochures and a short video extolling the virtues of Sikhs to the worshippers gathered for prayer services, was playing an...

Read more about Speaking Arabic, Other Eastern Languages, is High on FBI's Wish List

Speaking Arabic, Other Eastern Languages, is High on FBI's Wish List

February 19, 2007

Author: Moustafa Ayad

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07050/763270-84.stm

Standing in the main prayer room of the ornate Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara in Monroeville, the FBI's special agent looked out at a sea of turban-wearing worshippers with dark beards.

The clean-cut agent, armed with brochures and a short video extolling the virtues of Sikhs to the worshippers gathered for prayer services, was playing an...

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Muslim Group Wants Mentoring Center

February 18, 2007

Author: Jon Wilson

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/18/Neighborhoodtimes/Muslim_group_wants_me.shtml

ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association wants to establish a mentoring center in Childs Park and is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday to begin its campaign.

"We want to really introduce the idea to the St. Pete community," said Abdul Karim Ali, the association's board chair....

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

Read more about Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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Protesters Demand Nepal Revert to Hindu State

February 17, 2007

Source: Turkish Press

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=163172

Kathmandu-Around 1,000 protesters have rallied in Nepal's capital to demand that the Himalayan nation revert to being a Hindu state after the government declared the country secular.

Nepal was the world's only Hindu nation until the government made it a secular country last year following massive protests which forced its Hindu monarch to end his absolute rule.

King Gyanendra is viewed by...

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Protesters Demand Nepal Revert to Hindu State

February 17, 2007

Source: Turkish Press

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=163172

Kathmandu-Around 1,000 protesters have rallied in Nepal's capital to demand that the Himalayan nation revert to being a Hindu state after the government declared the country secular.

Nepal was the world's only Hindu nation until the government made it a secular country last year following massive protests which forced its Hindu monarch to end his absolute rule.

King Gyanendra is viewed by...

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