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Europe Struggles to Integrate Muslim Immigrants

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 ran an article on the inegration of Muslims into European society and the difficulties highlighted by the recent murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. The article 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...

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Muslim Nobel Prize Winner Says Wearing Scarf Should Be Woman's Decision

November 25, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: UPI

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041125-041157-2770r.htm

On November 25, 2004 United Press International reported, "Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, said wearing a headscarf should be left to the discretion of Muslim women. The Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, on a visit to Japan, commented Wednesday on the recent discord in...

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Florida Muslims to Help Rebuild Iraq Churches

November 25, 2004

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-smuslims25nov25,0,6835697.story

On November 25, 2004 the Sun-Sentinel reported, "When he read about the bombings of five Catholic churches in Baghdad on the dawn of the first day of Ramadan, the Rev. Paul E. Edwards cried. Then the pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Weston appealed for help. In response, leaders from two South Florida Muslim...

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Muslim Outreach at Thanksgiving

November 25, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20041124-111546-1075r.htm

On November 25, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "Muslims passed out new winter coats and served hot meals to low-income families in the Herndon area last night to celebrate Thanksgiving. At least 100 members of the town's Hispanic community crowded Zuhair's Cafe on Grant Street, where they received a nontraditional Thanksgiving meal of beef kebabs and rice. 'It is not the...

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Muslim Cleric Accuses Gov't of Racism After Being Left Out of Interfaith Delegation

November 24, 2004

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1250433.htm

On November 24, 2004 Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, "A leading Muslim cleric, Sheikh Taj el-Din Al Hilaly, has described the Foreign Affairs minister Alexander Downer as 'racist' and 'vindictive.' Mr Downer has chosen the heads of religious organisations to represent Australia at a regional interfaith delegation in Indonesia next month. But the...

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Anxiety Increases Over Islamic Extremists After Murder of Dutch Filmmaker

November 24, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1124/p06s01-woeu.html

On November 24, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Hard-line Islamists...have become the b�te noire for Britons who question whether the growing ranks of Muslims here want to integrate more fully into society. This anxiety, felt throughout Europe, has intensified after weeks of headlines played up the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic extremist....

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Chaplain Yee Given Award For Courage

November 23, 2004

Source: The Reporter

http://www.thereporter.com/Stories/0,1413,295~30195~2553314,00.html

On November 23, 2004 The Reporter reported, "Army Capt. James Yee was greeted with an award and a standing ovation Saturday night by the Council on American-Islamic Relations when he was presented with a 'Courage and Inspiration Award' at the organization's Sacramento fund-raising event. He was saluted by a racially and ethnically diverse audience of 400 that...

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Germans Worried Religious Unrest Will Spread Following Dutch Filmmaker's Murder

November 22, 2004

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4182321

On November 22, 2004 NPR reported, in a story on All Things Considered, "The death of a Dutch filmmaker, at the hands of a suspected Muslim extremist, has Germans anxious that religious unrest will spread to their own country. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli continues a five-part series on Europe as the emerging battlefield in the struggle to define Muslim identity."

German Muslims Protest Terrorism

November 21, 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/21/content_2244315.htm

On November 21, 2004 Xinhuanet reported, "Over 20,000 Muslims took part in a demonstration in western Germany on Sunday to protest against terrorism and violence in the world.     Demonstrators holding national flags of the Turkey, Germany and the flag of the European Union marched through the downtown of Cologne.     'We are against terrorism of any form,' 'Terrorism is...

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"Your Muslim Neighbor" Theme for Tenth Annual Islam Awareness Week

November 21, 2004

Source: IslamOnline

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-11/21/article06.shtml

On November 21, 2004 IslamOnline reported, "Muslims in major cities across the United Kingdom will launch Monday, November 22, the tenth Islam Awareness Week (IAW) with activities and seminars highlighting contributions to the society. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will play host to the national event organized by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) under the...

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Muslim Leaders Gather and Confront Pressing Issues

November 21, 2004

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/112104/b0121muslimleaders.html

On November 21, 2004 The Journal News reported, "should Muslims seek to return to Islam as it was practiced 1,000 years ago? Is homosexuality halal (permitted) or haram (forbidden)? These and other debates raged on — though generally in calm, respectful tones — as more than 100 Muslims from across the country came together to attend a three-day conference...

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