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Al-Arian Acquitted in Terrorism Case

December 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/06/AR2005120601012_pf.html

On December 7, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "A federal jury acquitted former Florida professor Sami al-Arian yesterday of conspiring to aid a Palestinian group in killing Israelis through suicide bombings, dealing the U.S. government a setback in its efforts to use secretly gathered intelligence in criminal cases...

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Sikh Student Acquitted of Charges for Wearing Kirpan

December 5, 2005

Source: India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2005/dec/05sikh.htm

On December 5, 2005 India Abroad reported, "A 23-year-old Wayne State University student, who was arrested for carrying a kirpan, or a small knife on the university campus under the Detroit Knife Act has been acquitted of all charges thanks to United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union. Sukhpreet Singh was arrested August 24, 2005, after two police officers asked him to either remove his kirpan or...

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Muslims Angered by Government Plans That Could Close Suspected Mosques

December 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4496580.stm

On December 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Government plans that could see the closure of mosques suspected of inciting extremism have been attacked by Muslim leaders. Sir Iqbal Sacranie said the move would 'criminalise an entire community for the criminality carried out by a few'. The Muslim Council of Britain secretary general made his comments in a speech to an east London conference focusing on the role of...

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Sikh Community Holds Blood Drive to Honor Martyrdom of 9th Guru

December 4, 2005

Source: Sunday Observer

http://www.ippmedia.com/ipp/observer/2005/12/04/55290.html

On December 4, 2005 the Sunday Observer reported, "Members of the Sikh community in Dar es Salaam congregated in the precincts of the library of the Sikh Temple last Sunday to carry out to conclusion a blood donation drive. The Blood Donation Camp was specifically organised to mark the occasion of the 330th years of the 'Shahidi-divvas' (martysdom day) of 'Hind-di-chaddar Shri...

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Opinion: "Missing the Forest for the Christmas Tree"

December 2, 2005

Source: TomPaine.com

http://www.tompaine.com/print/missing_the_forest_for_the_xmas_tree.php

On December 2, 2005 TomPaine.com ran an opinion piece by Alexandra Walker, a writer for TomPaine.common sense, a progressive website. "Gasp. I’m finding myself agreeing with conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby. And Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. From Boston to Capitol Hill , conservatives are a-flutter about whether evergreen trees erected in public...

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Muslim Youth Take Up Scouting Traditions

November 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/20/AR2005112001310.html

On November 21, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Last week, five Girl Scout troops from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling hosted an Eid party for five Herndon area troops, their mothers and troop leaders, to share a meal and help demystify Muslim cultural and religious traditions. The annual event, in its...

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City Hall Comes Out Against Anti-Bias Bill in New York

November 18, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/366805p-312237c.html

On November 18, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "City Hall came out yesterday against a bill to protect city uniformed workers from being fired for wearing turbans or other religious garb. While it covers all religious groups, the City Council bill has special significance to Sikh men who grow distinctive beards and wear turbans as part of their religious...

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Sikhs Pilot Anti-Bias Bill in New York City

November 18, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/18sikh.htm

On November 18, 2005 Rediff reported, "Sikhs in New York [City], along with several other community organizations, have played a role in piloting an anti-bias bill in the City Council. The first hearing of the Int. 577, as the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill is known, was held on Thursday. A news conference was also held on the occasion and David I. Weprin, a Democratic party city council member, was...

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Religious Organizations Pledge Cooperation on UN Millennium Development Goals

November 17, 2005

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122362/1/

On November 17, 2005 OneWorld South Asia reported, "Over twenty organizations representing different faiths - including Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Diocese of Agra and Church of North India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, World Vision India, Bharat Sokagakkai, Bahai National Spiritual...

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Press Release: “Council Member David Wepring and Sikh Coalition Organize City Council Hearing on City Uniform Anti-Discrimination Act the Law of New York City”

November 17, 2005

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/nyc_hearing.htm

On November 17, 2005 a Sikh Coalition Press Report stated, "Council Member David I. Weprin (D-Hollis), Chair of the Council Finance Committee, hosted a press conference today with the Sikh Coalition and many other organizations. The press conference took place prior to the first hearing on Int. 577, the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill. The bill, drafted by the Sikh Coalition,...

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“Interfaith Excursions” by Martin Marty

November 14, 2005

Source: Martin E. Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1114.shtml

On November 14, 2005 the Martin E. Marty Center ran an editorial by its founder, Martin E. Marty on interfaith events. "While I have been involved in Christian ecumenical and then inter-religious events for a half century, I have never considered myself a type that its critics call 'interfaithy.' Like many of those critics, I was not moved by inter-religious...

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Islamic Center of Boston Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 13, 2005

Source: The Islamic Center of Boston

http://www.icbwayland.org/include/MetroThanksgiving.pdf

On November 13, 2005 The Islamic Center of Boston reported, "Representatives from diverse faiths will mark Thanksgiving during a service next week at the newly expanded Islamic Center of Boston... [Rev. Frank Silva, co-chairman of the Wayland Clergy Association], who serves as pastor of the Catholic St. Ann's Parish, said the service will present readings from Jewish,...

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