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Sikhs Campaign Against Religious Symbols Ban

May 15, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1329/2005-05-15.html

On May 15, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The Sikh Community continues to campaign against the French law banning Sikh students in government schools from wearing turbans. The campaign is being spearheaded by United Sikhs, an organization which has offices in Amritsar, London and New York.

In their latest move, Sikhs from European countries are scheduled to...

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Muslim Anti-terrorism Group Leader Readies Rally in Washington

May 13, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/12/AR2005051201788.html

On May 13, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Kamal Nawash would like to see tens of thousands of Muslim Americans join his March Against Terrorism tomorrow morning at Freedom Plaza, but he likely won't. Only a few hundred showed up to another group's anti-terrorism march in Phoenix last April, and on his permit application,...

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Islamic Society of Boston Leader Files Defamation Suit with Local Media

May 12, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=82880

On May 12, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "a leader of the Islamic Society of Boston has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and WFXT-TV, alleging news reports unfairly linked him to radical Islamic terrorists. The complaint filed Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court by Osama Kandil alleges that a series of Herald stories published...

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Calgary Sikhs Raise Money for Children's Hospital

May 12, 2005

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=abf9f88b-09d3-4fb1-81a8-1f1b5f9d7d98

On May 12, 2005 the Calgary Herald reported, "The idea was spawned less than a year ago from within Calgary's tightly-knit Sikh community. Members of that community had wondered how they could honour Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji -- the founder of the Sikh faith. The love of God and the love of his fellow...

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Harvard College Interfaith Council Hosts "Belief in Action" Event

May 11, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507702

On May 11, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "students of diverse faiths united to perform public service and discuss the role of service within religion at the 'Belief in Action' event hosted by the Harvard College Interfaith Council (HCIC) Monday. Forty students representing at least five religious organizations on campus participated in the afternoon’s events, volunteering three hours...

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Catholic Bishops Launch Immigration Reform Campaign

May 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/10/AR2005051000735.html

On May 11, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "U.S. Catholic bishops launched a campaign yesterday to change the country's immigration system, saying they would reach into the pews to build support for proposals that would grant residence to millions of people here illegally. 'Our immigration system is badly broken and needs...

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Donation by Sikh Community Saves Fremont Soccer Program

May 10, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2724602

On May 10, 2005 The Argus reported, "for each of the past eight seasons, the Fremont Healthy Start youth-advocacy program has allowed 100 or so underprivileged Fremont kids to play organized, competitive soccer for free. But, because of dwindling donations, it looked as though there would be no such privileges for those low-income kids this fall. That is when Fremont's Sikh community came...

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White Supremacists Rally at Somerville Public Library

May 8, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/05/08/white_supremacists_rally_in_somerville/

On May 8, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "about two dozen supporters of an Arkansas-based white supremacist organization rallied in the rain yesterday in a Somerville parking lot and prepared to stage a demonstration today outside a Holocaust memorial in downtown Boston, the group's...

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Harlem Girl Released After Held in Detention for Alleged Security Threat

May 7, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/07/nyregion/07suicide.html?oref=login

On May 7, 2005 The New York Times reported, "it began with two 16-year-old immigrant girls arrested at dawn, detained far from home, and, in a chilling government assertion, called would-be suicide bombers who posed 'an imminent threat to the security of the United States.' But now, after holding the girls for six weeks in a Pennsylvania detention center,...

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Illinois Senate Resolution Calls for List of So-Called Safe Charities

May 5, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9117

On May 5, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "an Illinois Senate resolution expected to be introduced this week will urge the U.S. government to screen Islamic charities and create a 'safe' list of organizations that are not suspected of having ties to terrorism. Sponsoring Sen. Jacqueline Collins, D-Chicago, and proponents of the measure say the federal crackdown on terrorist financing...

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Religious Leaders Denounce Robertson's Comments on Judiciary

May 4, 2005

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16622_1.html

On May 4, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "religious leaders, left-leaning political activists and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York joined Wednesday (May 4) to denounce recent comments Pat Robertson made about the escalating battle over the federal judiciary. MoveOnPAC, a progressive group that provides financial backing to congressional candidates, said it's launching...

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U.S. Government Freezes Charity Assets, Alleging Front for Islamic Jihad

May 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050504/us_nm/security_usa_jihad_dc

On May 4, 2005 Reuters reported, "The United States on Wednesday froze the assets of a charity it called a front for the militant Palestinian Islamic Jihad group and said it was seeking safe channels for donations to Palestinians in need.

This afternoon we designated the Elehssan Society, including all...

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Farrakhan Announces Millions More Movement

May 3, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/05/03/farrakhan_calls_for_new_rally/

On May 3, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan revealed plans yesterday for a rally commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling it the start of a broad social movement he says will jump-start the civil rights movement and help the poor and disenfranchised, regardless of...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Greets Pope Benedict XVI in Letter

May 2, 2005

Source: CommonDreams.org/Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0502-09.htm

On May 2, 2005 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI begins his incumbency by building bridges to Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) is taking the initiative to extend sincere and respectful greeting in the form of a letter -- remarkable not only for what it says but for it doesn't say, and thus...

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