Islam

TX Police Officer Honored by Islamic Center for Preventing Arson

December 2, 2004

Source: KFOXTV

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/3967698/detail.html

On December 2, 2004 KFOXTV reported, "an arson in progress... that was the call El Paso Police Officer Moises Avila responded to in September. Avila's quick response led to the arrest of a man allegedly attempting to burn down the El Paso Islamic Center. Members of the Islamic Community formally thanked Officer Avila with a plaque and ceremony this afternoon."

ACLU and CAIR Host Forum in FL on Treatment of Immigrants

December 2, 2004

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/floridametronews/MGBZFLPI82E.html

On December 2, 2004 The Tampa Tribune reported, "federal antiterrorism legislation and the backlash against the Arab community is driving the undocumented population away from the mainstream, according to immigration and civil rights advocates. Dalia Hashad, the American Civil Liberties Union's national advocate for Arabs, Muslims and South Asians, recounted anecdotes of Arab and Muslim...

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Pakistani Man Claims Civil Rights Violation in NV

December 1, 2004

Source: Las Vegas Sun

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/lv-crime/2004/dec/01/517912380.html

On December 1, 2004 Las Vegas Sun reported, "the Council on American Islamic Relations has filed a complaint with Metro Police internal affairs alleging that a 25-year-old Muslim Pakistani national had his civil rights violated by officers at a casino parking garage when he was questioned and his car was searched. CAIR attorney Engy Abdelkader...

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Employers Balance Religious Accommodation and Worker Productivity

December 1, 2004

Source: Business Today Egypt

http://www.businesstodayegypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2926

On December 1, 2004 Business Today Egypt reported, "It may be a bit messy, ...but more and more workplaces are finding the need for creative solutions to make room for God in the workplace. There is no debating whether prayer should be allowed. Followers of any religion consider it a privilege and a right to serve God in this way. And now, more than ever, people...

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Europe Must Tackle Religious Intolerance, EU Counter-Terrorism Official Says

December 1, 2004

Source: The Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-12-2004_pg4_5

On December 1, 2004 Reuters reported, "Europe must tackle religious intolerance to reduce the threat of terrorist attacks, the European Union’s top counter-terrorism official said on Tuesday. Gijs de Vries said in an article in Britain’s Financial Times that the murder this month of Dutch film...

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Attacks of Islamic Sites Follow Dutch Filmmaker's Murder

December 1, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4057645.stm

On December 1, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Head teacher Jeanne van der Voort was at home watching television when she got the news that her school was on fire.

By the time she arrived at the scene in Uden, a small town in southern Holland, the building was engulfed in flames. It took firefighters until 2am to extinguish the blaze.

No one was hurt, but over 100 children of the...

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French PM to Convene Prefects to Mobilize Against Racism

December 1, 2004

Source: Arabic News.com

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041201/2004120118.html

On December 1, 2004 Arabic News.com reported, "French prime minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, will convene 'within a few days' all prefects to mobilize them against racism, after a murder attempt that targeted a Moroccan Imam last week in Sartne (southern Corsica), announced Tuesday interior Minister, Dominique de Villepin. The house of the Moroccan Imam, which also...

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Poll Shows Muslims Want Islamic Law for Civil Cases and Time Off for Prayers

November 30, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1129916,001600060001.htm

On November 30, 2004 the Hindustan Times reported, "Muslims in Britain want greater recognition of their faith with the introduction of Islamic law for civil cases and time off for prayers during the working day, a survey reveals. But they are equally committed to greater participation in British life. A Guardian/ICM poll based on a survey of 500 British Muslims found...

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The Shifting of the Muslim Vote

November 29, 2004

Source: Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida News)

http://www.ucfnews.com/news/2004/11/29/News/Muslims.Vote.With.Religions.In.Mind-815424.shtml

On November 29, 2004 Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida) reported, "religion may have affected the decisions of many young Muslim voters, but not as strongly as foreign policy. 'The main issue Muslims care about is foreign policy because it affects...

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Muslim Rap Combines Popular Music and Islamic Values

November 29, 2004

Source: Pittsburg Tribune Review

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/music/s_277546.html

On November 29, 2004 Pittsburg Tribune Review/AP reported, "when David Kelly -- aka 'Capital D' -- raps, he doesn't follow the mainstream mantra of women, cars and jewelry. Instead, the Chicago rapper uses his rhymes to dish out praise for Allah, criticize the war in Iraq and blast...

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