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Muslim Leaders Denounce Miami Terror Suspects

June 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0606240165jun24,1,2571736.story

On June 24, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Muslim leaders on Friday denounced the seven men arrested in Florida as members of a religious cult and implored the media not to refer to them as Muslims. 'The case of this bizarre, cultist group is evidence that the phenomenon of terrorism is not monolithic,' said Ahmed Rehab, executive director...

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Muslim Leaders in Miami Ask Authorities Not to Link Terror Suspects to Muslim Community

June 24, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-0624muslims,0,584506.story

On June 24, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Minutes after U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta announced indictments on Friday against an alleged terror cell, a Muslim leader took to the steps of the city's federal courthouse and said the suspects 'were not known' at either of two mosques near the warehouse in the...

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American Muslim Alliance to Launch Weekly TV Show

June 23, 2006

Source: New America Media/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=83bb3d4de3246f837cc052d082a0bba4

On June 23, 2006 New America Media/Pacific News Service reported, "The American Muslim Alliance plans to launch a weekly television show called 'Global Forum,' modeled along the lines of the 'Jim Lehrer News Hour' and the 'Charlie Rose Show.' The hour-long program will kick off with a...

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Religious Communities Hold Interaction With Coordinator of Maoist Talks Team

June 22, 2006

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepal News

http://www.nepalnews.com.np/archive/2006/jun/jun22/news06.php

Leaders of various religious groups held discussion with the Maoist spokesperson and coordinator of the Maoist talks team Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Thursday.

A press statement issued by Inter-Religious Council Nepal, organizer of the interaction, said, around 40 Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Bahai, Bon and Kirat religious...

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Red Cross Admits Israel into Organization, Adopts Optional Emblem

June 22, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/06/22/red_cross_admits_israeli_society_optional_emblem_adopted/

On June 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Red Cross admitted Israel to the worldwide humanitarian organization today, ending decades of exclusion linked to the Jewish state's refusal to accept the...

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Bill Under Review by House Could Cut Off Attorneys’ Fees in Church-State Cases

June 22, 2006

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr003=sse8y0po01.app5b&abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=8285&security=1002&news_iv_ctrl=1241

On June 22, 2006 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Americans United for Separation of Church and State today urged the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the...

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School Board Considering Continuation of Muslims' Early Release on Fridays

June 22, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/21/AR2006062101818.html

On June 22, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The Howard County school board has agreed to consider continuing a policy that has allowed Muslim students to leave school 20 minutes early on Fridays to attend prayer services. The five-member board voted Tuesday night not to accept changes proposed by a policy review committee...

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Op/Ed: “Overcoming Distorted Perceptions” by Javeed Akhter

June 21, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0606210196jun21,0,2954652.story

On June 21, 2006 the Chicago Tribune published an Op-Ed by Javeed Akhter, an Oak Brook physician and a founding member of International Strategy and Policy Institute, a Chicago-based Muslim-American think tank. Akhter writes: "A longtime friend told me that she recently had to defend Muslims at a family gathering. One of her relatives was...

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American Muslims Relying More on Secular Courts Over Shari'ah Courts

June 21, 2006

Source: Courier-Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060621/NEWS01/60621039/1006

On June 21, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "When Amira Attia, a 33-year-old pharmaceuticals worker, and Ashraf Amin, a 35-year-old hospital research assistant, got married in 2002, they pledged their love for each other. They also pledged that if the marriage went sour...

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Nonsectarian Prayer Restrictions Result in Debate Among Chaplains

June 19, 2006

Source: TheState.com

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/14851031.htm

On June 19, 2006 TheState.com reported, "Could Jesus be getting the boot from the military?

That’s a concern of some evangelical and fundamentalist Christian military chaplains.

They believe they’re being restricted from 'praying their conscience' at gatherings where troops of different faiths might attend, says the Rev. Billy Baugham, executive...

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Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 19, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

On June 19, 2006 Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Sikhs from across the country along with elected officials and honored guests, gathered to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) as well as recognize individuals who have helped in the empowerment and development of the Sikh American Community. The Honorable Navdeep Singh Bains, a Sikh Canadian Member of Parliament provided the evening’s Keynote address... SALDEF...

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Letter to the Editor: "At Odds with Islam" by Adeeba Al-Zaman

June 18, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/14839134.htm

On June 18, 2006 a letter to the editor by Adeeba Al-Zaman, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Philadelphia appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer: "As a practicing Muslim, I find Carlin Romano's commentary ('Daring to reject the cruelties and abuse of Islam,' June 4) at odds with the actual teachings and practice of my faith....

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Religious Accommodations Group Helps Muslim Students in Seattle Schools

June 15, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003062394_prayer15m.html

On June 15, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "On Friday afternoons, Nathan Hale High School senior Abdisiyad Adan asks his fifth-period teacher what he'll miss in class, writes down the homework for the weekend and leaves school. Other Muslim students at Nathan Hale pile into Adan's car, and they set off for the Idriss Mosque a little more than a...

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