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Investigators Claim Arson at Springfield Mosque

December 12, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/12/12/officials_say_arson_was_cause_of_fire_in_springfield_mosque/

On December 12, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "investigators probing a fire Wednesday night that severely damaged a Springfield mosque have concluded that it was arson, but have not yet been able to determine whether the blaze was a hate crime, a fire official said...

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Islamic Leaders in TN Offer Public Courses to Promote Understanding

December 12, 2004

Source: Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/12/63400747.shtml?Element_ID=63400747

On December 12, 2004 Tennessean reported, "when Awadh Binhazim holds diversity training in the Nashville area, he asks his students what comes to mind when they hear the word Muslim. Many say 'murderer,' 'terrorist' or 'bad religion.' To counter these beliefs, Binhazim and other leaders of the Islamic Center of Nashville will hold free...

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City Board Rejects Divestment Proposal in Somerville, MA

December 10, 2004

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=505006

On December 10, 2004 The Harvard Crimson reported, "Somerville lawmakers resoundingly rejected a proposal last night to divest the city’s funds from Israeli holdings, effectively ending a debate over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that had sparked controversy in recent weeks. The 9-1 vote by the city’s Board of Aldermen came five weeks after the proposal drafted by Somerville...

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Balkan Leaders Agree Dialogue Only Way to Prevent Return of Ethnic Violence

December 10, 2004

Source: The State

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/10386076.htm

On December 10, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Balkan leaders on Friday agreed that strengthening regional dialogue was the only way to prevent the return of ethnic violence that wracked the region in the 1990s. Closing a two-day summit on ethnic and religious tolerance, the presidents of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria,...

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Poor Maternity Care Putting Muslim Women At Risk

December 9, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4078999.stm

On December 9, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Poor maternity care is putting many Muslim women at risk, according to a report by the Maternity Alliance. The most common complaints were about lack of privacy and being treated by male doctors. Many problems were caused by a lack of understanding about the Muslim faith but some were due to discrimination, the report found. The report follows a study into...

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U.S. Judge Orders Islamic Charities With Ties to Hamas to Pay Damages in West Bank Murder Case

December 9, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1261451.htm

On December 9, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "A US judge ordered four Islamic charities accused of raising money for the militant Palestinian group Hamas to pay $US156 million in damages to the parents of a teenager slain in the West Bank. David Boim, 17, was shot and killed in a 1996 attack in West Bank. His parents turned to US...

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Two Churches Bombed in Mosul

December 8, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20041207-095551-3910r.htm

On December 8, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Terrorists bombed two churches in Mosul yesterday, wounding three persons in a coordinated attack apparently aimed at stirring trouble among religious groups in the ethnically diverse northern city.     In Baghdad, U.S. soldiers arrested several people described as suspected...

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Imams to Be Offered University Training in French Law, Civics, History and Culture

December 8, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1368735,00.html

On December 8, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslim prayer leaders in France are to be offered university training in French law, civics, history and culture from next autumn as part of a bid to build a moderate 'French Islam' that respects human rights and the Republican code, the interior minister said yesterday.

The courses, available initially at two university...

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Muslims Demand Reconstruction of Ayhodya Mosque on 12th Anniversary of Its Destruction

December 7, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2004/12/07/stories/2004120704031000.htm

On December 7, 2004 The Hindu reported, "On the occasion of the 12 anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the All-India Muslim Unity Front (AIMUF) today held a demonstration-cum-dharna at Jantar Mantar here, demanding that the mosque be rebuilt at its original site in Ayodhya. Addressing the demonstrators, the president of AIMUF, Mohammad Younus Siddiqui, said the...

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Church's Divestment Policies Strain Relationships with Jewish Groups, Present Opportunities

December 6, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1206/p11s02-lire.html?s=hns

On December 6, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "A vote by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to use economic sanctions against certain companies doing business with Israel - namely those that profit from the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza - has set off a quiet firestorm within the American religious community. The Presbyterians' decision to consider...

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