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Islamic Nations to Participate in Fourth Annual Muslim Women Games

May 1, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9108

On May 1, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "Thirty-one Islamic nations have so far announced readiness to take part in the Fourth Muslim Women Games slated for September 2005 in Tehran, IRNA said. Stating that the games had received enthusiastic welcome from Islamic countries, head of the Technical Committee of the event, Soheila Qassemi, said the competitions would be held in 18 different...

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Muslims Protest Anti-Terror Laws

April 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4499849.stm

On April 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in marches through London and Blackburn to protest anti-terror legislation. Saturday's protests were organised by more than 50 Islamic organisations including Stop Political Terror and the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Dr Adnan Siddiqui, an organiser of the London march, said: 'This demonstration sends a clear message against 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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Muslim Converts in US Face Discrimination Post 9/11

April 30, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/30/nyregion/30converts.html?

On April 30, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in the wake of 9/11, Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Egypt and other countries have found themselves living in a newly suspicious America. Many of their businesses and mosques have been closely monitored by federal agents, thousands of men have been deported and some have simply been swept away - 'rendered' in the language of...

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Muslim Teacher Alleges Biased Job Termination

April 28, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/304200p-260346c.html

On April 28, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "a long-time teacher who alleges she was fired because she is Muslim and refused to convert to Christianity yesterday demanded her job back during a protest outside the Woodside school where she worked for 11 years. Until she was terminated eight months ago, Shahensha Begum was an assistant teacher at the Rainbow...

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Denny's Restaurant Faces Religious Discrimination Charges

April 28, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/gen/ap/FL_Dennys_Lawsuit.html

On April 28, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "seven men of Middle Eastern descent have sued a South Florida Denny's restaurant franchisee and one of its managers for $28 million, saying they were kicked out because of their ancestry and compared to Osama Bin Laden.

The men, who are all U.S. citizens, are seeking $4 million each from...

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Muslims Chaplain at Howard University Resigns After 20 Years Service

April 28, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2388

On April 28, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "after over two decades of service to the Howard University community, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik will resign his duties as the Muslim chaplain at the end of this semester. Imam Johari came to Howard University in 1974 and subsequently earned degrees in chemistry and genetics. During graduate school he converted to...

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Muslims Mark Anniversary of Mosque Shootout

April 28, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK252360.htm

On April 28, 2005 Reuters reported, "Thai Muslims gathered in a historic mosque in the restive south on Thursday and prayed for 32 men killed by troops a year ago after they refused to surrender.

Some 150 people living around the Krue Se mosque prayed for peace in the largely Muslim region where more than 600 people have been killed since violence erupted in January last year.
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Muslim Women Gain Religious Authority

April 27, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0427/p04s01-woeu.html

On April 27, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Covered in a pink and gray head scarf that tightly frames her round face, and adorned in a long, dark-blue overcoat, Zuleyha Seker hardly seems like a rebel. But as one of 400 women preachers, known as vaizes, currently working in several of Turkey's state-run mosques, Ms. Seker is making waves. 'The vaizes like me are seen...

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Esposito Honored for Contributions to Understanding Islam in the West

April 27, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-4-2005_pg7_49

On April 27, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "Prof John Esposito, an eminent Islamic scholar, was honoured at the Pakistan embassy on Monday evening when Ambassador Jehangir Karamat pinned the Nishan-e-Quaid-e-Azam on him. The citation read out on the occasion said the award was in recognition of his scholarship and his contribution to the promotion of greater...

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Islamic Scholar Convicted of Exhorting Followers to Violence Against the U.S.

April 26, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16583_1.html

On April 26, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic scholar who prosecutors said enjoyed 'rock star' status among a group of young Muslim men in Virginia was convicted Tuesday of exhorting his followers in the days after Sept. 11 to join the Taliban and fight U.S. troops. The convictions against Ali al-Timimi, 41, carry a mandatory...

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Update: Systemic Racism Not Widespread at School Where Teachers Suspended

April 26, 2005

Source: Canada.com/Canadian Press

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/toronto/story.html?id=c09db75a-7f5f-4ecc-9560-01294fc8af96

On April 26, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "There is no systemic problem with racism at an Ottawa Islamic school where two teachers were suspended for praising a student's story advocating violent revenge against Israel, Education Minister Gerard Kennedy said Tuesday. '...

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Scottish National Party Backs Muslims Schools

April 25, 2005

Source: The Muslim News/The Scotsman

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9077

On April 25, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The Scottish National Party backed calls for state-funded Muslim schools yesterday, in a move aimed at attracting disillusioned Labour voters. Alex Salmond, the Nationalist’s leader, said that the choice granted to Catholic parents should be given to Muslims and people from other religions. Faith schools are becoming more of...

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