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Muslims in Philadelphia Seek to Address Domestic Violence

July 28, 2005

Source: North Jersey Media Group / Knight Ridder News Service

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY3MzMxMDQmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On July 28, 2005 the Knight Ridder News Service reported, "The Philadelphia clergy council - known as the Majlis Ash'Shura of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley - has adopted a tough policy of public...

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Update: Other Holy Books and Scriptures May Soon be Used for Court Oaths

July 27, 2005

Source: TheBostonChannel.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/irresistible/4774439/detail.html

On July 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union said witnesses in North Carolina courtrooms should be allowed to swear to tell the truth on scriptures other than the Bible. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to permit oaths to be taken on the holy books of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and...

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N.C. Congressman Re-Introduces Bill to Protect Prayer at Military Academies

July 27, 2005

Source: Army Times

http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-999398.php

On July 27, 2005 the Army Times reported, "A North Carolina congressman re-introduced legislation July 26 that would authorize the superintendents of West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy to offer a voluntary, nondenominational prayer as part of their activities. In a press release, Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., sponsor of legislation called the Military Academy First Amendment...

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Tancredo to Meet with “Moderate Muslims” in Wake of Controversial Remarks

July 27, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3956828,00.html

On July 27, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo plans to meet with some Muslim leaders and ignore others in the wake of his controversial remarks about Islamic holy sites. The Littleton Republican faced an international outcry over a recent radio interview in which he suggested the United States could...

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Indiana Prisons Launch Faith-Based Immersion Program

July 26, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050726/NEWS01/507260392/1006/NEWS01

On July 26, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Indiana prison officials plan to unveil a new program today that is based squarely on the idea that religious faith may be the key to turning a convict's life around. Three Indiana prisons -- one each for men, women and juveniles -- are joining a growing trend in...

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Hispanic, Islamic Groups Ally Together Against Tancredo

July 26, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/25/AR2005072500897.html

On July 26, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Hispanic and Muslim groups called on Rep. Tom Tancredo to resign Monday, saying he has embarrassed Colorado by suggesting that Americans bomb Islamic holy sites if terrorists launch a nuclear attack on the United States. They...

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Tariq Ramadan Condemns Bombings, is Condemned

July 25, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article301486.ece

On July 25, 2005 The Independent reported, "The day the first bombs went off in London, a Swiss academic issued a press release condemning the outrage. 'The authors of such acts are criminals and we cannot accept or listen to their probable justifications in the name of an ideology, a religion or a political cause,' it said. Even though it was signed by a Muslim, Tariq...

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Judges Examine Use of Sacred Texts Other than Bible for Court Oath

July 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0720/p02s02-usju.html

On July 20, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The recent refusal by a Guilford County, N.C. judge to allow a Muslim woman to swear upon Islam's holy text before testifying is, in part, a new First Amendment challenge. And here in the Tar Heel state, the idea of swearing on books other than the Bible has reinvigorated a debate on the relationship between faith and truth...

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Concerns Raised Over 'Holy War' Book Sales, Citing Racial and Religious Tolerance Act

July 19, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/war-on-terror/row-over-melbourne-holy-war-book-sales/2005/07/18/1121538915909.html?oneclick=true

On July 19, 2005 The Age reported, "Books promoting Islamic holy war and the killing of non-Muslims who insult the prophet Muhammad are being examined for possible breaches of the Crimes Act following complaints from the Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs...

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Congressman Suggests Bombing Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terror

July 18, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3934448,00.html

On July 18, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's office on Sunday tried to clarify remarks the congressman made on a radio show that the U.S. could threaten to 'take out' Islamic holy sites if Muslim fundamentalists were to attack the country with nuclear weapons. The Republican congressman made his remarks...

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Opinion: Four Religious Leaders Weigh in On Faith in the Public Square

July 17, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050717/OPINION/507170312/1002/OPINION

On July 17, 2005 The Indianapolis Star ran an opinion piece featuring the opinions of four American religious leaders regarding faith in the public square. Carol Johnston of the Christian Theological Seminary states, "We believe that if more faith communities encouraged... public social discourse, instead of...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Together Four Faiths for Work, Visits to Houses of Worship in Dayton

July 16, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/0716faith.html

On July 16, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers... and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where [a] new Habitat house will be constructed... Members of IMFR are from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Bahai faiths. As a Habitat partner family, [Shirley...

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