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Muslim Population Increasing in Prisons, Neglect of Prisoners Leads to Radicalization

December 19, 2004

Source: Houston Chroncile/The New York Times

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2953300

On December 19, 2004 The New York Times reported, "In less than a decade, there has been a radical shift in France's prison population, a shift that officials and experts say poses a monumental challenge. Despite making up only 10 percent of the population, Muslims account for most of the country's inmates and a growing percentage of the prison populations in many...

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Islamic Feminist Draws Criticism From Men and Women

December 18, 2004

Source: Houston Chronicle/Los Angeles Times

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2953301

On December 18, 2004 Los Angeles Times reported, "Drawing fire from men and women, Hidayet Sefkatli Tuksal is at the forefront of Turkey's unique brand of Islamic feminism. Disillusionment over male professors and colleagues' misogyny prompted Tuksal, a fiercely devout Muslim scholar, to investigate what Islam really says about women. Her findings, she said, reveal...

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Prince Charles Pushes for End to Muslim Death Penalty for Converts to Other Faiths

December 18, 2004

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=8555

On December 18, 2004 The Muslim News reported, "The Prince of Wales is brokering efforts to end the Muslim death penalty on converts to other faiths, The Telegraph has learned. He held a private summit of Christian and Muslim leaders at Clarence House this month to explore the centuries-old Islamic law under which apostates face persecution and even death. His intervention follows...

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Islamic-Christian Conference Says Egyptians Should Be Treated Equal Regardless of Religion

December 18, 2004

Source: Arabic News

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041218/2004121835.html

On December 18, 2004 Arabic News reported, "The Islamic-Christian conference wrapped up Friday in Ain Al Sukhna with a call of rejecting distinction between the Egyptian people on the basis of race or religion. The three-day conference concluded that the three monotheistic religions should be respected, stressing Islam's longstanding principle that there was no compulsion...

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Cornell Poll Indicates Broad-Based Desire to Restrict Muslim Civil Liberties in US

December 17, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm1873_20041217.htm

On December 17, 2004 the Detroit Free Press/AP reported, "nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans, according to a nationwide poll. The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were...

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Website Helps Muslims Find Halal Markets and Restaurants

December 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4092947.stm

On December 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A website called zabihah.com is helping Muslims find markets and restaurants with halal products, prepared according to Islamic dietary law. Shahed Amanullah is strolling through the isles of Halalco, a supermarket in Falls Church, Virginia, that specialises in halal products... Mr Amanullah's family is originally from southern India but he was raised in...

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Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group Upset by Anti-Muslim Flyer

December 16, 2004

Source: The Weston Town Crier

http://www2.townonline.com/weston/opinion/view.bg?articleid=145906

On December 16, 2004 The Weston Town Crier reported, "the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group (WWIAG) [was] profoundly disturbed and saddened to learn from The Wayland Town Crier on Nov. 25 ("Police investigating anti-Islamic flier") that Wayland was recently subjected to untruthful, anonymous leafleting that slandered our Muslim friends and neighbors at...

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BNP Leaflet Posted to South Wales Homes Opposes New Mosque

December 15, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/4095863.stm

On December 15, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Police are investigating a British National Party leaflet posted to homes in south Wales opposing plans for a new mosque.

Anti-racism campaigners in Swansea have handed copies to South Wales Police.

Swansea's Muslim community is raising money to open a new mosque and community centre in the former St Andrews...

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BNP Leader Arrested Over Calling Islam "Vicious" and "Wicked"

December 15, 2004

Source: Crosswalk.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1301557.html

On December 15, 2004 CNSNews.com reported, "The leader of a far-right political party in Britain was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement to racial hatred after he was secretly filmed calling Islam a 'vicious, wicked' religion. British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin was questioned by police in the northern English city of Halifax before being released on bail and told to reappear at a...

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Gov't Bans Broadcasts by Hizbullah on Grounds of Anti-Semitism

December 15, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1373845,00.html

On December 15, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French government has banned broadcasts by a satellite TV channel run by the militant Hizbullah organisation on the grounds of anti-semitism. On Monday the council of state, France's highest administrative body, ordered Eutelsat, the Paris-based satellite operator, to stop transmitting programmes from al-Manar within two days...

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Arson at MA Mosque Now Seen as Act of Juvenile Vandalism, Not Hate

December 15, 2004

Source: The Boston Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/3998284/detail.html

On December 15, 2004 The Boston Channel reported, "it was the pursuit of money and candy -- not a hatred of Muslims -- that led seven 15-year-old boys to break into the Al-Baqi Islamic Center and set a fire that gutted the mosque, authorities said... Three of the teens pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Springfield Juvenile Court to...

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Update: Tariq Ramadan Resigns Appointment at Notre Dame

December 14, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/158/story_15806_1.html

On December 14, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim scholar whose work visa was abruptly revoked after he was hired by the University of Notre Dame said Tuesday he has resigned his appointment.

'I'm abandoning the idea of moving to the United States,' Tariq Ramadan told The Associated Press from Geneva. 'I want to maintain...

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