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Authorities Crackdown on Serving Pork Soup to Homeless Population on Religious Grounds

January 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4644766.stm

On January 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "Charity groups with far-right links serving pork soup to homeless people face a crackdown by French officials. Protesters have accused the groups of deliberate discrimination against Jews and Muslims, who do not eat the meat.

Strasbourg officials have banned the hand-outs and police in Paris have closed soup kitchens in an effort to avert racial...

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Town Councils Debate Public Prayer After Great Falls Ruling

January 23, 2006

Source: WCNC.com

http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-ad-1_23_06-prayer.3144c8ab.html

On January 23, 2006 WCNC.com reported, "The York County Council will discuss the issue of referring to God in prayers at the start of public meetings. This comes months after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case involving prayer at public meetings and the battle over keeping those prayers continues. Ironically, Monday night...

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National Call-In Day Urges Repair of the Patriot Act

January 23, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/Bill of Rights Defense Committee

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060123/nym134.html

On January 23, 2006 a Bill of Rights Defense Committee Press Release reported, "Tens of thousands of Americans will phone their members of Congress on Wednesday, January 25, to urge them to repair the USA PATRIOT Act. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) organized the National Call-In Day in response to a draft PATRIOT Act reauthorization bill that its network of...

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Non-profits, Volunteers Organize Health Fair at Queens Gurdwara

January 20, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org

On January 20, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "The 'Strengthening Families Khalsa Health Fair' is being held on January 22 as a result of the efforts of several non-profits, doctors and social workers. The Makhan Shah Lobana Gurdwara in Queens is one of the largest Sikh Gurdwaras in the country, in the heartland of New York’s Sikh immigrant population. The Khalsa Health Fair on Sunday will be the first of its magnitude and...

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Sikh Youth Provide Relief Work in Mississippi as Part of the Jakara Korps

January 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/8FB6F3235BF06BAD872570FB006B2D11!OpenDocument

On January 19, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "A group of Sikh youths in the San Joaquin Valley plans to return to Mississippi in the spring to remove more debris and work on more homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A total of 17 Sikhs, most of them from the Valley, arrived home Dec. 25...

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Muslim Sworn in on Boontown Planning Board Using a Qur’an

January 18, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060118/NEWS01/601180313/1005

On January 18, 2006 the Daily Record reported, "The three men stood at the front of the courtroom before the planning board attorney last week, their right hands raised in preparation to become the latest members of the town's planning board. Two of the men placed their left hands on the Bible to take their oaths and 'solemnly swear...

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Second Trial Likely for Al-Arian

January 18, 2006

Source: The Ledger

Wire Service: AP

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060118/BREAKING/60118006

On January 18, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss remaining charges against Sami Al-Arian, making a second trial more likely for the former college professor on charges that he aided Palestinian terrorists. U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr....

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Sikh American Woman Named Majority Whip in South Carolina House

January 17, 2006

Source: Sikh News Sentinel/Tribune News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_752.shtml

On January 17, 2006 the Tribune News reported, "Nikki Randhawa Haley, a.k.a. Nimrata Randhawa-Haley, a Sikh American woman, has been named a majority whip for the House Republican Caucus in the South Carolina General Assembly. The Republican whips are the party leaders on the floor of the legislature, responsible for lining up votes in support of caucus priorities and setting the...

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Fayetteville Muslims Seek a Role in King Celebration Planning

January 12, 2006

Source: Fayettville Observer

http://www.fayettevillenc.com/article?id=224143

On January 12, 2006 the Fayettville Observer reported, "Thirteen years ago, a small group met at the Four Flames restaurant one chilly January morning to prayerfully celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Much has changed since then: the size of the group, the meeting spot, certainly the diversity of those attending. And a group of Fayetteville Muslims would like to see next year’s...

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Muslim Women Form Group to Address HIV/AIDS

January 12, 2006

Source: Daily Monitor

http://www.monitor.co.ug/news/reg01128.php

On January 12, 2006 the Daily Monitor reported, "Muslim women in Seeta trading centre have formed an association to sensitise fellow Muslim women on sexually transmitted diseases and how to start income generating projects. The association called Seeta Womens' Development Association, was launched at Seeta Mosque on January 6. Speaking at the function, the association's Chairperson, Hajjati Nuulu Nabunya, said the...

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Muslim Cleric Trial Opens With Accusations of Religious Hatred

January 11, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune/The New York Times

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/11/news/terror.php

On January 11, 2006 the The New York Times reported, "In a closely watched trial, a prominent British Muslim cleric was accused Wednesday of inciting hatred against Jews and of seeking the installation of an Islamic caliphate in the White House. He was said to have praised Hitler and to have voiced support for suicide bombings. The alleged offenses against...

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Muslim Religious Obligations Provide Learning Moments for Huntsville Residents

January 11, 2006

Source: The Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1136974670135750.xml&coll=1

On January 11, 2006 The Huntsville Times reported, "More than 100... homeless clients enjoyed lunches brought to First Stop [a day center for the homeless in Huntsville] Tuesday by members of Masjid Tauhid, a predominantly black mosque; the Huntsville Islamic Center, a predominantly Sunni Muslim mosque; and the Alabama...

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