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Update: Cat Stevens Still Barred from Entering U.S.

January 6, 2005

Source: Times Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/entertainment/music/10583286.htm

On January 6, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is still barred from entering the United States because of terror intelligence that identifies him as a security threat. 'The intelligence is the same. The reasons we rejected him several months ago still exist...

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Tsunami Interfaith Service Near D.C. Builds Community

January 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48988-2005Jan5.html

On January 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The faithful of many faiths gathered last night in Montgomery County to speak words of peace and welcome in Arabic, to chant Buddhist prayers and read Old Testament Psalms. They spoke in many tongues, but all called out to God for the same purpose: relief for the victims of the deadly South Asian tsunami....

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Female French Muslim Council Member Resigns, Citing Lack of Progress on Issues

January 5, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4149323.stm

On January 5, 2005 the BBC News reported, "One of two female members of a group set up to represent Muslims in France has resigned, saying it had failed to make any progress on important issues. Dounia Bouzar said she was stepping down from the French Council of the Muslim Faith because it had become dominated by men born outside France. She said they were too influenced by their countries of...

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Kansas City Faithful Ring in the New Year with Interfaith Service, Tsunami Fundraiser

January 5, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/10563889.htm

On January 5, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported that on, "Dec. 31, nearly 300 folks gathered at the Rime Buddhist Center for the 19th annual 'World Peace Meditation.' This year the program included the Muslim call to prayer, American Indian smudging, a Buddhist chant, a Sikh prayer, sacred Hindu music, a Christian hymn and a Sufi dance. In the keynote address, the Rev....

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Islamic Community in Dallas to Move from Motel to Mosque

January 4, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/denton/stories/010505dndenmosque.58521.html

On January 4, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "cultivating a sense of community from rented space at a highway motel has been a challenge for Ali Khan. His Islamic Association of Lewisville/Flower Mound [TX] has held prayer services weekly at the Super 8 Motel for the last three years. But...

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The Muslim American Society Launches New Chapters in Austin and Sacramento

January 3, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2029

On January 3, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "the Muslim American Society launched new chapters on January 1, in Austin, Texas, and January 2, in Sacramento, California, with a host of activities. In Austin, utilizing a 'Building A Model Muslim Community' theme, activities included workshops on 'Being Civically Active in the Muslim Community: How? Show Me!'; 'Working for...

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Detention of Muslim Americans in Canada "Blatant Case of Religious Profiling," CAIR Says

January 3, 2005

Source: The Epoch Times

http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-1-3/25411.html

On January 3, 2005 The Epoch Times reported, "Last week 38 Muslim Americans were detained while traveling back to the United States from an Islamic conference in Toronto, Canada. 'This is the most blatant case of religious profiling,' said Mr. Wissam Nasr of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Inc (CAIR). Nasr said that there was no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity or smuggling...

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Muslims and Jews Come Together for "Weekend of Peace and Friendship"

January 3, 2005

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

http://www.louisianaweekly.com/cgi-bin/weekly/news/articlegate.pl?20051203h

On January 3, 2005 The Louisiana Weekly reported, "on the weekend of January 14-16, members of Touro Synagogue and Masjidur Raheem (Mosque of the Merciful) will come together for a weekend of joint prayer, education, community service, fellowship and athletics entitled 'Weekend of Peace and Friendship.' The Muslim and Jewish congregations will...

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Over 600 Sikhs Visit Pakistan in Religious Pilgrimmage, Signals Recent Peace Between Countries

January 3, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/01/04/nat16.htm

On January 3, 2005 Dawn reported, "Over 600 Sikhs left for India on Monday after performing religious rituals at different gurdwaras in the province. They arrived [in Pakistan] on Dec 27 in connection with the 300th death anniversary of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, sons of Guru Gobind Singh, 10th guru of Sikhs...Talking to reporters, Priest Prof Darshan Singh welcomed the recent peace process between two countries. He...

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Christians, Jews Reach Out to Muslims After Mosque Fire in Springfield

January 3, 2005

Source: The Republican

http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1104742146166280.xml

On January 3, 2005 The Republican reported, "the Al-Baqi Islamic Center ended the year in flames, but yesterday a different fire burned for the mosque as some 50 people from all denominations showed support for the Muslims who lost their house of worship. The mosque was severely damaged by fire Dec. 8. Seven youths have...

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Young Muslims Create Professional Development Network

January 3, 2005

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-0/110475784158360.xml

On January 3, 2005 The Jersey Journal reported, "in 1998, three college students actively involved in Muslim student associations on their campuses determined there was no forum for professional development, leadership training and spiritual development for Muslims after college. So they came up with their own... In November, the group held its...

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