Islam

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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School Divided Over Muslim Prayer

November 28, 2004

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4189949

On November 28, 2004 National Public Radio reported, "a school in Georgia is wrestling with the problem of how to allow Muslim students to observe a religious tradition and pray with fellow Muslims on Friday. The students are asking to miss classes on Friday afternoon. The school has made some proposals but no solution has yet emerged."

Friends Describe Suspect in Murder of Dutch Filmmaker as Moderate, Friendly

November 28, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16855-2004Nov27.html

On November 28, 2004 The Washington Post ran a feature article on Mohammed Bouyeri, a suspect in the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh: "Bouyeri's move from community organizer to alleged terrorist was swift and shocking to friends, teachers and co-workers. They describe him as a friendly person and good student who, like many of his generation, found...

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Islam in Austin

November 28, 2004

Source: News 8 Austin

http://www.news8austin.com/content/your_news/default.asp?ArID=125734

On November 28, 2004 News 8 Austin reported, "there are about 1,200 mosques in America, more than half of which were founded in the last 20 years. Texas has about 70 mosques, and Austin is home to seven. Five Austin mosques are Sunni, one is Shi’a and the other is the Nation of Islam. There are no exact numbers on Muslims in Austin. The number of people who...

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Franklin Graham’s Rhetoric on Islam

November 27, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs27nov27,1,5645353.story

On November 27, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Franklin Graham called Islam 'an evil and wicked religion.' The remark, made during an interview on 'NBC Nightly News,' created a furor. Some said it endangered Christians working in Muslim countries. American Muslim leaders denounced Graham's statement as...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving in Denver

November 26, 2004

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/religion/article/0,1299,DRMN_61_3355695,00.html

On November 26, 2004 Rocky Mountain News reported, "nearly 600 people gathered Thursday to break bread, pray, sing America the Beautiful and laugh at Rabbi Steven Foster's vintage quips. Once again, Denver's long-running interfaith service helped launch Thanksgiving in multicultural style... Started in the 1880s, this year'...

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Europe Faces a "Melting Pot Question" Over Muslim Population

November 26, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1126/p08s02-comv.html?s=hns

On November 26, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The van Gogh case resonates partly because of the brutality of the killing and the clash of two extremists: a strident filmmaker who referred to Islam as 'garbage' and whose recent film denounced the treatment of Muslim women in a way distasteful to many Muslims; and a young Islamic militant with Dutch-...

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