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Evangelical Groups Mix Humanitarian Aid and Missionary Work

January 8, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.md.missionary08jan08,1,6917267.story

On January 8, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "Some evangelical groups are mixing Christian missionary work with humanitarian aid in countries ravaged by the tsunamis and earthquake, a provocative approach shunned by the majority of faith-based relief organizations. Spreading faith this way can antagonize the people...

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CAIR Urges Bush Administration to Treat Muslim-Americans Making Hajj as "Pilgrims, Not Suspects"

January 8, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/01/09/top14.htm

On January 8, 2005 Dawn reported, "A prominent Muslim advocacy group has urged the Bush administration to cooperate with American-Muslims and clarify whether people participating in this year's Haj will be fingerprinted or singled out for special security measures. Usually, non-Saudi Muslims wanting to visit Saudi Arabia are fingerprinted and have to go through strict security searches. But the Washington-based Council on...

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Debate Over Whether to Specify Religion on Passports Highlights Tensions

January 7, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/asia/07pakistan.html?oref=login

On January 7, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A heated dispute over whether new Pakistani passports should specify the bearer's religious affiliation has underlined the problems President Pervez Musharraf faces in projecting Pakistan as a moderate Islamic state. The controversy is the latest between Mr. Musharraf and hard-line...

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Muslim Community in SC Raises Money for Tsunami Relief

January 7, 2005

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/10586442.htm

On January 7, 2005 The State reported, "Members of the Muslim community in the Midlands [of South Carolina] are organizing fund-raising efforts for the nations hit hard by the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster...Mirza Baig, a member of the Islamic Center of Columbia, also known as Masjid Al-Muslimmin, on Gervais Street in Columbia...said special prayers were offered for tsunami victims at...

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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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