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Bush Nominates Hughes to Help Change Islamic Perception of US

March 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34885-2005Mar14.html

On March 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "declaring that the United States 'must do a better job of engaging the Muslim world,' Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice introduced former presidential adviser Karen Hughes yesterday as the Bush administration's choice for a State Department post designed to change Islamic perceptions about America. Hughes,...

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Transit Authority's Crackdown on Headgear Not Consistent

March 15, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/289986p-248265c.html

On March 15, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "the Transit Authority may be cracking down on workers wearing turbans, but the agency is ignoring secular headgear - everything from Russian-style winter hats to Mets caps to do-rags, a federal survey has found. Conducting surveillance at subway stations, bus stops and terminals, the Justice Department, which has...

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US Muslims Shift Identity in Post-9/11 World

March 14, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/4347061.stm

On March 14, 2005 BBC News reported, "there is a stirring in Muslim communities. A new breed of activists driven by anger and injustice against Muslims, both at home and abroad, is on the move. The US election in 2004 captured the attention of Muslim Americans like never before and brought them back into politics The war on terror at home, the invasion of Iraq and the Abu...

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Muslim Community Fares Well One Year After Train Bombings

March 14, 2005

Source: MSNBC.com/Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7101281/site/newsweek/

On March 14, 2005 MSNBC.com/Newsweek reported, "A year ago Madrid's cavernous Atocha train station was filled with twisted steel and mangled bodies, killed by suspected Islamist terrorists. Spain is an ancient battleground between Christians and Muslims. The bombings of March 11, 2004, posed the question: would it be so again? The answer—no—is clear from an inconspicuous memorial at Atocha. It's a...

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Enrollment in Muslim Schools Surges in Dearborn

March 14, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/schools/0503/14/A01-116550.htm

On March 14, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "enrollments at Islamic schools in Metro Detroit and Michigan are booming. Parents say they are attracted by the discipline, the values-based religious instruction and the stress on academic achievement that includes individual attention and smaller class sizes. The local communities of Arab and south Asian descent -- which comprise...

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Mosque Nearly Reconstructed in Ross

March 13, 2005

Source: Minot Daily News

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/state/11127828.htm

On March 13, 2005 the Minot Daily News reported, "work to reconstruct a Muslim mosque here is nearing completion. Zinie Peterson of Bismarck said the mosque, which was dismantled in the 1970s, was the oldest Muslim mosque constructed in North America. The building located on the Muslim cemetery near Ross will include a dome and minarets once completed this summer....

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Opinion: European Societies "Risk Being Torn Apart" Over Islamophobia

March 13, 2005

Source: Arab News/The Washington Post

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=60359&d=13&m=3&y=2005

On March 13, 2005 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Mustafa Malik about growing Islamophobia in Europe. He writes, "During my two most recent research trips to Europe, I saw how a story like this could capture people’s imaginations. It represents one of the most radical cases of what Germany’s newspaper the Sueddeutsche...

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Department of Justice Reveals Discrimination Against Muslims in US Jails

March 12, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/03/13/int1.htm

On March 12, 2005 Dawn reported, "the US Justice Department has 'found a disturbing pattern' of discriminatory and retaliatory actions against Muslim inmates by wardens and guards at American prisons. A report by the department's Office of the Inspector General, made available to the media on Friday afternoon, singles out an unnamed federal prison where the treatment of Muslim inmates was 'particularly bad'. Inspector General...

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Politicians in Quebec Urge Against Shari�ah Law

March 11, 2005

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=3934ac7a-d844-4318-a19d-d1d65110c8bc

On March 11, 2005 the Montreal Gazette reported, "Islamic law has no place in Quebec or the rest of Canada, a provincial cabinet minister and several MNAs said yesterday.

With the Ontario government expected to decide shortly on whether to allow the Islamic legal code, known as...

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RSS Calls for an End to Minority Status of Christians, Muslims

March 11, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=43082

On March 11, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The RSS on Friday said Muslims and Christians in India could not be treated as minorities as they have not come from outside the country and called for an early end to ‘minorityism’. Addressing the Akhil Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest policy making body of RSS...

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Muslim Woman Appointed US Advisor on UN Reforms

March 11, 2005

Source: World Peace Herald

http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050311-102201-8638r

On March 11, 2005 the World Peace Herald reported, "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday appointed a Muslim woman her senior adviser on U.N. reforms. Shirin Tahir-Kheli is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin. She will serve as the secretary's senior advisor and chief interlocutor on United Nations reform, the State Department announced Friday. Tahir-Kheli...

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