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Marshals Decry Imams' Charges

November 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061129-121812-1240r.htm

Air marshals, pilots and security officials yesterday expressed concern that airline passengers and crews will be reluctant to report suspicious behavior aboard for fear of being called "racists," after several Muslim imams made that charge in a press conference Monday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Six imams, or Muslim holy men, accused a US...

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Mayfield Settles Case Against Feds for $2 Million

November 29, 2006

Author: Ryan Geddes

Source: Beaverton Valley Times

http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=116482687291016800

The Washington County lawyer wrongly arrested by the FBI in connection with the 2004 terrorist bombings of passenger trains in Madrid has settled his lawsuit against the federal government for $2 million.

Brandon Mayfield, a muslim who lives in Aloha and practices law in Beaverton, sued...

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Cambodian Monks Get the Vote

November 29, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=53,3470,0,0,1,0

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Cambodian Buddhist monks have the right to vote in upcoming commune and national elections, acting head of state Chea Sim told a Buddhist congress in the capital Wednesday. His statement threatens to reignite a public debate which flared before the 2003 general elections when Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhists and leader of the Mahanikaya Buddhist sect...

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Another Plea over Holiday City Display

November 28, 2006

Author: Kevin Darst

Source: Coloradoan

http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061128/NEWS01/611280339/1002

A faith-based coalition again is calling on Fort Collins to allow the menorah and other religious symbols in the city's holiday displays.

The Inter Faith Dialogue Group will send a letter to City Council today asking members to reconsider its July decision to stick solely with the...

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Imams Stage Airport 'Pray-in' as Protest

November 27, 2006

Author: Leslie Miller

Source: The Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/nation/16107962.htm

WASHINGTON - Imams, ministers and a rabbi staged a "pray-in" demonstration Monday at Reagan Washington National Airport and demanded an apology from US Airways for barring six Muslims from a Minneapolis to Phoenix flight last week.

The religious leaders called...

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Lampson to Build on the Support of Muslims

November 27, 2006

Author: Armando Villafranca

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3909

The Muslim-American community in Houston should know that there will be someone who will listen in the offices of the 22nd Congressional District, U.S. Rep.-elect Nick Lampson said Saturday.

Lampson, who will take over Tom DeLay's former seat in January, said he has never had as large an electoral base in any previous election as he had...

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Removing Obstacles to Development of Buddhism in Russia

November 26, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3469,0,0,1,0

Thousands residents of the Russian Buddhist republic of Kalmykia gathered yesterday in Elista’s magnificent new temple “The Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni” to take part in a large scale ritual intended to remove obstacles on the path of the spiritual development of Buddhist teaching.

The Torgyak ritual, led by the Ritual Master Yelo Rinpoche, who...

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"Faith is Worth Study at Harvard., et. al" a Commentary by David C. Steinmetz

November 25, 2006

Author: David C. Steinmetz

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-guestcol_25rel.ART.State.Edition1.3e5eb9d.html

The Puritans who founded Harvard College in 1636 did so for religious reasons. They were convinced that their Calvinist God wanted to be loved with the mind as well as with the heart.

And so in the midst of...

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Muslims Protest with Prayer at Sea-Tac

November 25, 2006

Author: Seattle Times Staff

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/faithvalues/2003446938_prayin25m.html

Six Seattle-area Muslims gathered in prayer Friday in front of a US Airways ticket counter at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to protest the removal of six imams from a flight in Minneapolis earlier this week.

The prayer lasted eight minutes without incident.

"We are...

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Ellison Seeks Meeting on Removal of Clerics

November 24, 2006

Author: Rochelle Olson

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/833707.html

Congressman-elect Keith Ellison wants to meet with executives of US Airways and the Metropolitan Airports Commission to discuss the removal of six Muslim clerics from a flight on Monday.

Ellison sent the letter to US Airways CEO Doug Parker and Jeff Hamiel, executive director of the MAC, late Wednesday. As of Friday, no meeting had been scheduled....

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Praying in Public Concerns Muslims

November 23, 2006

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061123/LIFESTYLE04/611230372/1020/NATION

DEARBORN -- With many Muslims traveling to and from Detroit Metro Airport for major events in December, local leaders said they are concerned about continuing friction at airports and the phenomenon many now call "flying while Muslim."

The Hajj begins on Dec. 29,...

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