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Muslims Gather for Anti-Terror Event in Scottsdale

May 1, 2005

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0501muslim01.html#

On May 1, 2005 The Arizona Republic reported, "Muslim Americans from across the Valley met at a workshop in Scottsdale on Saturday to mobilize their community against extremists trying to 'hijack' their religion. Eleven mosques are based in the Phoenix area.

Part of a national campaign by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the...

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The Battle at Columbia Microcosm of Larger Trends in US Academia

April 30, 2005

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2005/0504056.html

On April 30, 2005 the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs reported, "freedom of speech and conscience on American universities and colleges, particularly in relation to Middle East studies, has been taking some hard hits, of late. First, there was the post-9/11 lawsuit over the use of the book, Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations, in a freshman...

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Battle Over Kirpan Rages for Sikh Youth

April 30, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1343020,00160006.htm

On April 30, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A young Sikh in Denmark, who was once paid by authorities there to give lessons on Sikh culture and history to school students in the country, today finds himself fighting the court battles for refusing to part with his Kirpan, a religious symbol sacrosanct for all baptised...

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ACLU Files Petition with Simpson Over Invocation Case

April 29, 2005

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

On April 29, 2005 the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has filed a petition on behalf of Cynthia Simpson, a witch of the Wiccan faith, seeking to reverse a ruling that upheld Chesterfield County's decision to bar her from giving the invocation at Board of Supervisors meetings. In its petition yesterday to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the ACLU said it has asked the full court to reverse a three-judge panel ruling that allowed government officials to discriminate on...

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Hindu American Foundation Meets with American Jewish Committee

April 28, 2005

Source: Hindu American Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_ajc01.html

On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by...

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Interfaith Power & Light Group Holds Light Ceremony

April 25, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

On April 25, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, a group working to reduce energy consumption in houses of worship, held a ceremony at the church last evening to mark the installation of compact fluorescent bulbs, which organizers said would cut energy consumption and environmentally harmful power-generating emissions by 75 percent."

Justice Sunday Divides Christians Over Judiciary

April 25, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0504250132apr25,1,2838690.story

On April 25, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "[Louisville] in the heart of the Bible Belt became ground zero Sunday for a battle over the federal judiciary between Christians who support President Bush and Christians who oppose him.

The trigger for the fight was 'Justice Sunday,' an event that was simulcast to...

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Religious Hatred Law Under Scrutiny from All Sides

April 25, 2005

Source: Townhall.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200504/FOR20050425a.shtml

On April 25, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "A self-described witch serving a jail term for child-sex abuse has become the latest person to use Australia's controversial religious hatred law to complain that he is being vilified on the basis of religion.

The new complaint will draw further attention to a law in the state of Victoria that has sparked...

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Partisan Battle Over Courts Reaches New Heights

April 25, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-telecast25apr25,0,4713174.story?coll=la-home-nation

On April 25, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "partisan battles over the courts moved Sunday from the halls of Congress to the pews and pulpits of the nation's churches � with evangelical leaders portraying opponents of conservative judges as enemies of faith and liberals decrying a...

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Sikh Student Group at Rutgers University Dispels Stereotypes

April 24, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/B53AF7B6457D7FF587256FEE006738C2!OpenDocument

On April 24, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, America is said to have united more than ever. But this thought excludes the crude reality that the Rutgers Sikh Club is desperately trying to escape - that of stereotypes. Club President Divnain Malik said...

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Sikh Student Fined for Carrying Kirpan

April 24, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050425/punjab1.htm#6

On April 24, 2005 The Tribune reported, "A Danish Court has imposed a fine of 3000 kroners on Ripudaman Singh, a student, of the Aahrus University, Denmark for wearing a ‘kirpan’. Ripudaman Singh hails from Jalandhar. Before his entry into the US Embassy in Copenhagen for the purpose of seeking a visa, Ripudaman Singh handed over his 'kirpan' and mobile phone to the security...

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Suburban Chicago Mosques and Islamic Schools Face Opposition

April 24, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0504240396apr24,1,5146237.story

On April 24, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "invitations were delivered to every neighbor along Old Orchard Road in Harvard. But when the day arrived to meet the likely new owners of the brick church at the end of their street, no one showed up.

Hamid and Mazher Ahmed sat for hours inside the vacant church on a...

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Sikhs to Lobby Against Paris Olympic Bid

April 24, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1271/2005-04-24.html

On April 24, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "In July this year the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be voting to decide which city will host the 2012 Olympic games. The Sikh Federation in association with the National Council of Gurdwaras and various UK Sikh Organisations has said it will be writing to the 120+ IOC members voting, with regards to the French Law...

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