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Bay Area Muslim Group to Celebrate 25 Years of Participation in Civic Life

April 27, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/14440686.htm

On April 27, 2006 the The Mercury News reported, "United Muslims of America, a Bay Area-based organization that encourages Muslims to participate in civic life, is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday with a dinner and symposium in Newark. Fremont organizer Syed R. Mahmood, who ran unsuccessfully for a Republican seat in Congress in 2002, said speakers will...

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Update: After Pressure from Muslim Women, Fitness USA Agrees to Segregate Genders

April 26, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060426/NEWS11/60426012

On April 26, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "After pressure from Muslim and non-Muslim women, Fitness USA has agreed to place a divider and frosted glass in its Lincoln Park gym to ensure gender separation, a company official said Wednesday... The move comes after the Free Press reported last week that almost 200 Muslim women who are members...

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First Muslim Student Organization Created at Radford University

April 25, 2006

Source: The Tartan

http://www.thetartan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/04/25/444ff6f7a0fa0

On April 25, 2006 The Tartan reported, "Radford University has over 200 clubs, including 18 religious organizations. Sixteen are affiliated with Christianity, one with Judaism and one with alternative religions. Until recently, there had not been any Islamic groups that have lasted at RU. The Islamic Cultural Association (ICA) will make its debut in the fall...

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Warren Mosque Planners Consider Community Outreach Efforts

April 25, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060425/METRO03/604250341/1014

On April 25, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Steve Elturk says he was shocked at the reaction he received over his request to establish the first mosque in Warren. The controversial project approved by the Warren Planning Commission ignited concerns from residents and commission members over traffic, ties to terrorists and religious...

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Government Backs Away from Claim that Ramadan Endorsed Terrorism

April 25, 2006

Source: ACLU Press Release

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/25336prs20060425.html

On April 25, 2006 an ACLU Press Release reported, "In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of academic organizations, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have backed away from a claim that noted Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan is being denied entry to the United States because he endorsed...

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Trial Set for Case of Chicago Police Tearing Off Girl's Hijab

April 23, 2006

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5c04%5c23%5cstory_23-4-2006_pg7_15

On April 23, 2006 the Daily Times reported, "The trial of Rehana Khan, a Muslim girl of Pakistani-descent from Illinois who had her headscarf or hijab ripped off after she and several others were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at a rally for immigrant rights last year, has finally been scheduled for April 25. A...

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EU Leaders Promise to Take Up Turban Issue With France

April 22, 2006

Source: Rediff

Wire Service: PTI

http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/apr/22sikh.htm

On April 22, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "A visiting European Union team Friday promised the Sikh community that it would try to impress upon France the 'cultural' sentiments attached with the turban and ask them to lift the ban on wearing it in schools. A nine-member Parliamentary delegation led by Ludhiana-born EU legislator Neena Gill had met...

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Kansas University Muslims Organize Islam Awareness Week

April 20, 2006

Source: Lawrence-Journal World

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/apr/20/muslim_students_battle_prejudice/?city_local

On April 20, 2006 the Lawrence-Journal World reported, "It was just two days ago that Kansas University student Bazigha Tufail was taunted for being Muslim. Tufail, 20, stopped at a food court on campus for a bite when she casually made eye contact with a young man. Tufail wore a headscarf as she does wherever she goes...

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Bridges TV Grows in Rapid Response to Viewer Demand

April 19, 2006

Source: Tonawanda News/CNHI News Service

http://www.tonawanda-news.com/nightandday/gnnnightandday_story_109162458.html

On April 19, 2006 CNHI News Service reported, "Tucked in the back of a complex of small warehouses, Bridges TV doesn’t look like much. A small sign tacked to the front door is the only sign of life visible from outside Studio V. A couple tiny offices branch off the main hallway inside, which leads the visitor to a...

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Muslim American Society Annual Banquet to Honor Life and Work of Sharifa Alkhateeb

April 19, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3294

On April 19, 2006 Muslim American Society reported, "This year's third annual Standing for Justice Banquet will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner... The Banquet, whose theme is 'Defending Our Image, Our Rights and Our Faith,' will honor the life and work of Sharifa Alkhateeb. Sister Alkhateeb, who died last year, was a pillar of the greater Washington Muslim community...

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