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Muslim Women’s Group in Tamil Nadu to Build Mosque for Women Only

April 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1308750,000600010002.htm

On April 5, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A Muslim women's group in Tamil Nadu is to build a mosque exclusively for women. The Tamil Nadu Muslim Women's Jamaat will set up the mosque at Perambur in Pudukottai district, about 600 kilometre south of Chennai, according to Sharifa Khanum, an activist of the...

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Islam a Consideration in Choosing Papal Successor

April 5, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-pope-islam,0,361499.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On April 5, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "On one of Pope John Paul II's last major trips four years ago, he stood in the ancient Omayyad Mosque in Syria and appealed for Christians and Muslims to seek common ground rather than...

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Jews and Muslims Share Seder Meal

April 5, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pseder04apr04,0,2818375.story

On April 5, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover served as the backdrop Sunday afternoon for bringing Jews and Muslims together to better understand each other's faiths. About 25 Muslims gathered with about 75 Jews at Temple Torah west of Boynton Beach to learn about the Seder, the holiday meal...

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Islam Awareness Week at University of Minnesota Helps to Build Bridges

April 5, 2005

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2005/04/05/63988

On April 5, 2005 The Minnesota Daily reported, "Al-Madinah Cultural Center (University of Minnesota) and the Muslim Students Association kicked off its Islam Awareness Week on Monday. The main event, called Islam: The Best Defense Against Terrorism, was at night in Coffman Union Theater... Islam Awareness Week is the center’s largest event of the year. This year’s theme is 'Islam: The...

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Michigan Town, Home to Polish and Islamic Immigrants, Microcosm of World Response to Pope’s Passing

April 4, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.usreact04apr04,1,2970143.story?coll=bal-news-nation

On April 4, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "As they gathered yesterday under a 10-foot-tall statue of the pope they considered to be their own, residents of this longtime Polish Catholic enclave [Hamtramck, Michigan] stood as testament to the complex challenges the successor to Pope John...

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Muslim Women Enjoy Rare Swim Time at Local YWCA

April 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/04/04/4250ea7b8ba88

On April 4, 2005 The Daily Nebraskan reported, "when Zainab Al-Baaj first organized swimming sessions last September with the assistance of the YWCA staff and the funding of a community endowment, she had never gone swimming before... Now, eight months later, the program still is one of the only of its kind in the country, although Al-Baaj said...

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Muslims Open Separate Schools in Response to Headscarf Ban

April 3, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_31-3-2005_pg4_11

On April 3, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "France's ban on religious symbols in state schools, a move meant to check a feared spread of Islamist radicalism, is prompting some Muslims to pull out of the system and launch their own schools and tutoring services.

Representatives of new projects around the country turned up at France’s largest Muslim...

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Muslims, LDS Remain Partners in Sending Aid to Tsunami Victims

April 3, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

https://www.deseret.com/archives/2005/4

On April 3, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "Salt Lake City's Islamic population is teaming up with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to keep aid flowing to Indonesian countries still recovering from December's tsunami and recent earthquakes. The Islamic...

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Muslims Mourn Pope, Hope for Successor with Similar Interfaith Commitment

April 3, 2005

Source: xtramsn

Wire Service: Reuters

http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11965-4252901,00.html

On April 3, 2005 Reuters reported, "For centuries, Catholic-Muslim relations were dominated by distrust and resentment born of painful memories of a history of mutual repression. But Pope John Paul spearheaded a campaign in the past two decades that helped turn conflict into cooperation between the 1.1 billion-strong Catholic Church and the world's 1...

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Muslim Girl Allowed to Wear Headscarf in Basketball Tournament

April 2, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11295952.htm

On April 2, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "a 12-year-old Muslim girl will be allowed to wear her head scarf in an basketball tournament after officials originally told her not to, the Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations said Saturday. The Amateur Athletic Union had originally told the girl from Tampa that she could not wear her religiously mandated...

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Opinion: Mary Almanza Key Figure in Black Muslim History

March 31, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/metro/cooper31e_20050331.htm

On March 31, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "On April 17, 1934, a squad of Detroit police officers converged upon a school at 3408 Hastings. They approached carefully, even cutting the building's telephone wires. Once inside, Mary Almanza and 12 other teachers were booked for contributing to the delinquency of minors and subversion. The name of the school was the University of...

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Muslims, Christians Build Bridges after Indonesian Earthquake

March 31, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2631668

On March 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Unlike other places in Indonesia, islanders on mostly Roman Catholic Nias have always lived in peace, an example of religious tolerance in a nation better known for interfaith clashes than harmony. Elsewhere on this sprawling archipelago - the world’s most populous Muslim nation - religious violence...

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