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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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Islamic Charter School in MN Responds to Public Need

December 5, 2004

Source: Grand Folks Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/state/10346467.htm

On December 5, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "in the middle of a Twin Cities suburb, more than 200 Muslim students study their own heritage and culture, and most importantly, they feel they belong. When Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy opened its doors for the second year this fall in the former Inver Grove Heights...

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Construction of Mosque Continues Despire Protests from Church

December 5, 2004

Source: Arutz Sheva

http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=73067

On December 5, 2004 Arutz Sheva reported, "Work on the construction of a mosque in the center of Kostroma continues despite protests reportedly organized by the local diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, according to Andrey Osherov, a participating monitor in a European Commission sponsored project to monitor xenophobia in Russia. (UCSJ, the Moscow Helsinki Group and the Moscow Bureau on Human Rights are the main...

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Gov't Drops Origami Birds on Muslim South in "Peace Bombing"

December 5, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4069471.stm

On December 5, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The Thai government has dropped an estimated one hundred million paper origami birds in an unusual peace bid.

The birds were dropped by military planes over the country's Muslim south after a surge of violence in the area.

Ordinary Thais across the nation have folded and written peace messages on the paper cranes in a...

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Europe Insisting "Islamism" Incompatible With Liberal Values

December 4, 2004

Source: TIMES ONLINE

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1387077,00.html

On December 4, 2004 TIMES ONLINE reported, "A few days ago, pop celebrities joined 2,000 people in a march through Marseilles denouncing violence against women, particularly in the immigrant-dominated housing estates. The protest against Islamic 'obscurantism' and the 'fundamentalism that imprisons women' was led by a group of Muslim women who call themselves Ni Putes ni Soumises (...

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Controversy Over Turkish Treatment of Minorities On Eve of EU Talks

December 3, 2004

Source: The Fresno Bee

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fresnobee.com/24hour/world/story/1889136p-9821391c.html

On December 3, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A furor in Turkey ignited by the title of a Christian spiritual leader on a U.S. embassy invitation has underscored concerns about the largely Muslim country's treatment of minorities two weeks before the European Union decides whether to open membership talks with...

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