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Muslims Find New Opportunities for Donations

November 15, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/15/giving/15GOOD.html

On November 15, 2004 The New York Times reported, "the crackdown on Islamic charities since Sept. 11 has led to a shift in giving by Muslims in America: far more of their donations are going close to home, instead of overseas. Groups that have become vocal advocates for Muslim civil liberties have seen big increases, but the change has been felt by smaller groups as well... The Council on...

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Growing Muslim Population in Westchester, NY

November 15, 2004

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/111504/a0115eid.html

On November 15, 2004 The Journal News reported, "Yasser Arafat is buried, the siege of Fallujah appears complete and President Bush has nominated a successor to John Ashcroft as U.S. attorney general, but northern Westchester's growing Muslim community is focused on much more parochial things. First order of business: Find new and larger places to pray. About 400 Muslims were...

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ADL Speaks Out Against Threats to Presbyterian Churches

November 15, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4589_31.htm

On November 15, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the threatened use of violence against Presbyterian churches because of decisions made by church leaders to pursue a course of divestment from Israel. The League is in dialogue on the divestment issue with the Presbyterian leadership and strongly believes that dialogue, not violence, is the appropriate...

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Eid al-Fitr in CA Draws 10,000 to Convention Center

November 15, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ramadan15nov15,1,4203549.story?coll=la-headlines-california

On November 15, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "in Anaheim, the faithful mark the end of Ramadan with food and with prayers for victims of turmoil around the world. Almost lost among the estimated 10,000 U.S. Muslims marking the end of Ramadan at the Anaheim Convention Center, Ahmed Yacoob had...

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Orange County (CA) Residents Gather to Mourn Arafat's Death

November 13, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-interfaith13nov13,1,7557678.story?coll=la-editions-orange

On November 13, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Just hours after a procession of grieving Palestinians accompanied Yasser Arafat to his final resting place half a world away, about 60 of their compatriots and sympathizers gathered in Orange County on Friday to say goodbye to the man...

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Zoning Change Rejected for Muslim Cemetery in TX

November 12, 2004

Source: The Fayette County Review

http://www.fayettecountyreview.com/articles/2004/11/10/news/news04.txt

On November 12, 2004 The Fayette County Review reported, "the Fayette County Development Committee has recommended the County Commission not approve a re-zoning request by the North American Islamic Trust to allow a cemetery to be established in a residential district on Orr Road. The vote was held Monday night in front of a packed courtroom...

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Iraqi Christians Feel Threatened by Growing Religious Tensions

November 12, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44507-2004Nov12.html

On November 12, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Some Christians in Mosul feel say they are being subjected to threats that have escalated during Ramadan and that may be designed to drive them out of the country, create religious tensions, or at least make life difficult. Even those who haven't received threats swap stories of anonymous phone calls and...

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Teacher Who Pulled Scarf from Student�s Head Reinstated

November 12, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-2/110024636280370.xml

On November 12, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "a suspended Jefferson Parish public school teacher accused of using religious slurs and yanking the head scarf off a Muslim student will be allowed to return to the classroom next school year after an unpaid suspension and sensitivity training, the School Board decided Thursday....

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