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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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U.S. Muslims Praise Pope Benedict XVI for Meeting with Muslims

April 25, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--pope-muslims0425apr25,0,5412066.story

On April 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the U.S. hailed Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with Islamic leaders at the Vatican on Monday, saying they are increasingly confident the new pontiff wants better ties between the world's two largest religions...

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Muslim Students at NYU Speak Up About their Needs

April 25, 2005

Source: Washington Square News

http://www.nyunews.com/features/campuslife/9543.html

On April 25, 2005 the Washington Square News reported, "finding places to pray has been a growing problem of the Islamic community [at New York University]. With the lease of their current space in the basement of the Catholic Center at NYU expiring, finding a new space for prayer, religious services and social gatherings poses a significant challenge. The problem is exacerbated by...

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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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Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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Tensions Rise Between Catholicism and Islam

April 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050420-094011-8316r.htm

On April 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Winding its way across Africa is an invisible fault line between a mainly Muslim north and a majority Christian south. Across this front, somewhere in the scrubland south of the Sahara Desert, tensions flare between increasingly strident Christian movements aggressively working to...

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Detroit Muslims Hopeful for New Papacy

April 20, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/20/A08-156365.htm

On April 20, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Like many people of faith, Muslims in Metro Detroit expressed joy and hope over the selection of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, describing the moment as a universal expression of faith in God and spirituality. Although the new pope had previously expressed views that were less accepting of Islam than the dramatic gestures of Pope John...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

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On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had moved the court seeking anticipatory bail and the recovery of the...

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Protestors Disrupt Meeting of Muslim Umbrella Group

April 19, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4460565.stm

On April 19, 2005 BBC News reported, "A dozen chanting men have stormed a London mosque to denounce Britain's principal umbrella group for Muslims. The protesters at Regent's Park mosque said voting was against Islam and that Tony Blair 'should go to hell.' Leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain tried to restore order but were drowned out by the...

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Islamic Classes in Appleton Well-Attended, Ready for Expansion

April 18, 2005

Source: Post-Crescent

http://www.wisinfo.com/postcrescent/news/archive/local_20662601.shtml

On April 18, 2005 the Post-Crescent reported, "with the positive response religious studies held on Sundays has had at the Islamic Center of Wisconsin, organizers say the time has come to move forward. Founders of the center, which opened in September, are in the preliminary planning stages of setting up a full-time school for children in kindergarten through...

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Muslim Family Finds Peace of Mind in Des Moines

April 18, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050418/LIFE05/504180354/1039/LIFE

On April 18, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "a few weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Imam Ibrahim Dremali arrived at his Florida home late in the evening. As he stepped out of his car, someone jammed a double-barrel shotgun into his chest. A second man was waving a pistol so he would...

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U.S. Outreach to Islamic World Off to Slow Start

April 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61213-2005Apr17.html

On April 18, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The Bush administration's outreach to the Islamic world is in no hurry. And it includes no Muslims... Despite the administration's repeated pledges of outreach, the State Department's main program directed at the Islamic world has no Muslim staff, U.S. officials say. 'There's a dearth of Muslims in the State...

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