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Dutch Reject Liberalism in Response to Islamic Immigration: Lessons for Europe?

February 27, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times Magazine

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-1488514,00.html

On February 27, 2005 The Sunday Times Magazine reported, "The Dutch have rejected liberalism in response to Islamic immigration. Some say they are now too hardline. So what can the rest of Europe learn from their crisis? Not long ago, Holland prided itself as being the most tolerant and welcoming country in Europe for immigrants and asylum seekers... [Now,]...

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Muslim Graves Desecrated in Bern

February 26, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-02/26/article02.shtml

On February 26, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "The Federation of Islamic Organizations (FIO) in the Swiss capital Bern condemned on Saturday, February 26, the desecration of Muslim graves in the city’s cemetery, asking the authorities to take concrete steps to protect Muslims.

'We are pretty sure that Swiss authorities will do their best to...

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Muslim Woman

February 25, 2005

Source: The Journal-Standard

http://www.journalstandard.com/articles/2005/02/17/local_news/news03.txt

On February 25, 2005 The Journal-Standard reported, "a Freeport woman charged with felony aggravated battery for striking a local Muslim on the street pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser misdemeanor battery charge, after a plea agreement was reached between the prosecution and defense. Tonya Morris, 19, of Freeport was in Stephenson County Circuit...

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Akbar Ahmed Honored at National Cathedral for Work in Interfaith Understanding

February 25, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-2-2005_pg7_38

On February 25, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "last Sunday’s evening song – a special evening prayer – at the National Cathedral was dedicated to Dr Akbar Ahmed in recognition of his work towards inter-faith understanding. The ceremony started with the reading of a message from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, while Bishop John Chane of the...

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University of Michigan Student Senate Presses for Divestment from Israel

February 25, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.detnews.com/2005/schools/0502/25/D01-100329.htm

On February 25, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are pressing the Board of Regents to end university investments in companies that the students assert are involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory. In an echo of the 1970s, when students and faculty urged the university to divest in companies...

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Pipes plans "Centre for Islamic Pluralism"

February 24, 2005

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=27615

On February 24, 2005 the Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Despite the apparent decision by President George W. Bush against re-nominating him to the board of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), 'anti-Islamist' activist Daniel Pipes is working as diligently as ever to protect the United States and the Western world from the influence of radical Islamists. He has...

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Increasing Muslim Population Causes Tensions in Public Life

February 24, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0224/p10s01-woeu.html?s=u

On February 24, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Religion's place in public life has shot to the top of the agenda in France, and in the rest of Europe, for one reason: Islam, and the growing millions of people on the Continent who practice it. Shocked by the discovery of Islamic terrorist networks on their soil, Europeans have suddenly woken up to the...

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Update on the Hamtramck Call to Prayer Controversy

February 23, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0502/27/B01-98280.htm

On February 23, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "nearly a year after the call-to-prayer controversy thrust Hamtramck into the center of a national debate, some non-Muslim residents say they don't mind the two-minute broadcasts. Others fear a loss of the community's roots as a home to Christian Eastern European immigrants... The controversy peaked nearly a year ago when the City...

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Muslim-Christian Dialogue to Be Held Following OIC Summit

February 23, 2005

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=59410&d=23&m=2&y=2005

On February 23, 2005 the Arab News reported, "Following an initiative from Crown Prince Abdullah, Senegal will host an [Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)] summit and a Muslim-Christian dialogue in December next year. Senegal’s President Maitre Abdoulaye Wade gave this information to Arab News after opening Senegal’s new embassy in the...

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Pilot Program Teaches Jewish Fifth-Graders Arabic

February 23, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/543672.html#top

On February 23, 2005 Haaretz reported, "A pilot project launched in February in 14 elementary schools in northern Israel is meant to bridge the deep divide between Jews and Arabs. Over the next two years, hundreds of Jewish fifth-graders will be taught conversational Arabic, and learn about Arab culture and traditions. The project, financed in part by the Abraham Fund, a U.S.-Israeli non-...

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Islamist Party Endorses Women’s Suffrage

February 22, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4288583.stm

On February 22, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The Kuwaiti parliament is to debate a bill to grant women full political rights, a Kuwaiti minister has said. Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Sharar said that legislators would discuss the bill in March. The measure, which has been approved by the cabinet, will allow women to vote and to stand for election. Kuwait's Islamist Umma Party has said it backs...

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Bank Closes Islamic Educational Center's Account without Explanation

February 22, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--bank-islamicaccou0222feb22,0,6837675.story

On February 22, 2005 Newsday reported, "Muslim groups want to know why a North Jersey bank closed an Islamic Center's bank accounts. Hudson United Bank closed the Islamic Educational Center of North Hudson's three accounts just before last month's hajj...

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Speaker Relates African Americans, Slavery, and Islamic Culture

February 22, 2005

Source: Collegiate Times

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/index.php?ID=5204

On February 22, 2005 the Collegiate Times reported, "the Muslim Student Association and Theta Nu Xi Sorority [at Virginia Tech] sponsored a discussion with Dr. Sylviane Diouf, author of 'Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas' last night in Squires’ Black Cultural Center. Diouf spoke about ways African Americans have been affected by Islamic culture. 'A lot is unknown about...

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Jews and Muslims Coexist Peaceably in Marseille, Offering Model

February 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40389-2005Feb20.html

On February 21, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Marseille, population 800,000, a proud and bristly Mediterranean port, has since ancient times mixed diverse cultures and faiths. Today it is home to nearly 200,000 Muslims and 80,000 Jews, the continent's third-largest Jewish population center. All the ingredients for protracted sectarian violence would...

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