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Muslim Woman Runs for Minneapolis Mayor

April 16, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5351480.html

On April 16, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "Green Party candidate Farheen Hakeem would rather talk about issues in the Minneapolis mayor's race than her religion or gender... So far, Hakeem, 29, doesn't face competition for the Green Party endorsement, but she confronts other challenges. Unlike the experienced who can raise money from donor lists, she's new to fundraising. Last month, she noted...

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Queen Advocates for Opposition to Islam

April 15, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/04/15/wqueen15.xml

On April 15, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has called on the country "to show our opposition to Islam", regardless of the opprobium such a stance provokes abroad. Her comments further undermined the image of Denmark as a liberal haven for those seeking a new life in northern Europe... She said: 'We are being...

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Government to Supply Islamic World with Halal Vaccines

April 15, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-04/15/article06.shtml

On April 15, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi said Friday, April 15, that his country is planning to supply the Muslim world with 'halal' vaccines. 'We can also ensure that vaccine development for diseases prevalent in our respective regions, such as malaria, will receive the attention that it deserves,' he told the...

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Board Approves Muslim Deli in Burlington

April 14, 2005

Source: Burlington Union

http://www2.townonline.com/burlington/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=223419

On April 14, 2005 the Burlington Union reported, "local Muslim families who wish to abide by Islamic law will no longer need to go to Boston to buy halal meat.

The Planning Board last Thursday unanimously approved brothers Sayed and Khundmeer Mohammed's proposal to open an Islamic meat and grocery business in the 120 Cambridge Street...

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Tories Advocate for More Faith Schools

April 14, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4438453.stm

On April 14, 2005 BBC News reported, " The Conservatives say they want to see "perhaps thousands" more faith schools. Education spokesman Tim Collins says a commitment to a major expansion of religious schools 'is absolutely at the heart of the Conservative vision.' He says Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools have higher standards and a stronger...

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Plans for Yorktown Muslim Center Held Up by Traffic

April 14, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050414/NEWS02/504140355/1020/NEWS04

On April 14, 2005 The Journal News reported, "the Yorktown Planning Board could vote on dividing the old Franciscan High School property, part of which would be used as a mosque and Muslim center, as soon as May 9. If the opening of public hearings on plans to turn a former Catholic high school into a Muslim...

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Van Gogh Murder Suspect Appears in Court

April 13, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4440347.stm

On April 13, 2005 BBC News reported, "The alleged killer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh has made his first appearance in court.

Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, faces charges of murder, terrorism, possession of an illegal firearm and impeding democracy.

Mr Van Gogh was killed after his film about the treatment of women in Islamic society was shown on television.

Mr Bouyeri was seized by...

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Interfaith Service in Los Angeles Honors Memory of John Paul II

April 13, 2005

Source: India Post News Service

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=4707

On April 13, 2005 the India Post News Service reported, "Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba of the Sikh Dharma, addressed a gathering of 500 in an Interfaith Memorial Service for Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles, California. She shared some personal experiences with her husband Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Khalsa Yogiji and their...

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Human Rights Groups Point to Increased Persecution of Muslims

April 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/12/international/asia/12china.html

On April 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "China has stepped up a campaign of religious persecution against its minority Uighur population in the western region of Xinjiang even though the government has already eliminated any organized resistance to Beijing's rule there, two leading human rights groups said in a joint report to be released Tuesday.
...

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Papal Candidates and the Role of Islam

April 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/12/international/worldspecial2/12islam.html

On April 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "One is from Nigeria, a man who grew up among Muslims and says there is no clash of cultures. Another is from Germany, who believes that it may be useful to talk to Muslims but that it is better to revitalize Christianity. Others speak of the need for Muslims in Europe to integrate better or even to...

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The Pope’s Interfaith Outreach Symbolic, Personal

April 11, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3127863

On April 11, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "The symbols of cooperation left to the world by Pope John Paul II transformed interfaith relations. He was the Polish pope who came of age under Nazi occupation and prayed at one of Judaism's most holy sites, Jerusalem's Western Wall. The leader of more than 1 billion Catholics, he shed his shoes to enter a mosque and urged repentance...

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School Unlawfully Asks Girls to Remove Hijab Before Exams

April 11, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_11-4-2005_pg7_26

On April 11, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The city [Karachi] government’s education authorities have taken notice of an incident at an examination centre in which 10 girls were forced to take off their hijabs and burqas before appearing in the ongoing SSC examinations. 'These girls had been asked to remove their scarves and burqas (veil) to become eligible...

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