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Palos Heights Mosque Case Delayed

November 10, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/105syt2.htm

On November 10, 2004 Daily Southtown reported, "a federal judge has pushed back the planned trial date for the civil rights lawsuit filed against Palos Heights by a Muslim group that wanted to build a mosque in the city four years ago. U.S. District Judge James Zagel vacated the Nov. 15 trial date for the $6.2 million lawsuit. A new date has not been set, but attorney...

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Search for War Crimes Evidence Meet Resistance Over Disrupting Graves

November 10, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1110/p15s01-lire.html?s=hns

On November 10, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "To the American forensics team now digging for evidence of war crimes in a mass grave of 300 Iraqi Kurds, human remains might hold the key to long-awaited justice for Saddam Hussein and his fellow Baath Party leaders. But to Muslims inside Iraq and beyond, a quest for justice may not warrant disruption of a...

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Search for Common Ground at "IF" Interfaith Camp

November 10, 2004

Source: Town Online

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On November 10, 2004 Town Online reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens who participated in Camp IF (an acronym for 'interfaith' as well as an expression of the sentiment 'if we could make the world better') this past summer shared their experiences and their visions for the future. Camp IF is the product of a joint effort by Robert Leikind, the Anti-Defamation League's Boston Regional Director; the Rev...

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After Kerry's Loss, Muslim's Concerned with Vulnerability

November 10, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1749

On November 10, 2004 Independent Press Association reported, "an overwhelming majority of American Muslims and Pakistanis were very vocal in their opposition to Bush at all of their community functions. Now that the election results are in, the most often asked question is whether George Bush will continue during his second term what these communities consider discriminatory...

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Opinion: Muslims Must Voice Concerns in New "Moral Mission"

November 9, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/editorial/0411/09/a09-328678.htm

On November 9, 2004 The Detroit News ran an opinion piece by Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, who heads the Islamic House of Worship in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Elahi writes, "The people of both civilizations [East and West] have suffered from an imbalanced perception of life that led to immense human suffering. The West caused the people to believe politics and science could have...

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Murder of Dutch Filmmaker Highlights Europe's Tension With Muslims

November 8, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1108/p06s02-woeu.html?s=hns

On November 8, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The murder of a controversial Dutch filmmaker has reenergized an uncomfortable debate over Europe's relationship with its growing Muslim minority. Theo van Gogh, whose latest work cast a critical spotlight on Muslim treatment of women, was gunned down and stabbed last week as he road his bicycle in Amsterdam....

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Building Interfaith Relationships for Ramadan in OH

November 8, 2004

Source: The Enquirer (Cincinnati)

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/11/08/loc_loc4ram.html

On November 8, 2004 Enquirer reported, "more than 150 people of different faiths broke bread together Sunday to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan... The iftar, a meal that breaks the day's fast, was a first for the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio, which opened in March. The non-profit, grassroots organization aims at promoting...

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In Cleveland, Talk of Peace and Tolerance

November 6, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/04/news/local/event1105.txt

On November 6, 2004 The Cleveland Jewish News reported, "about 75 people of differing religions and ethnicities joined the Islamic Discussion Group of Cleveland State University for an iftar dinner concluding a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Three experts on the Abrahamic faiths - Islam, Christianity and...

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After Election FBI Eases Interviews of Muslims but Reservations Persist

November 6, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-me-interviews6nov06,1,5069567.story

On November 6, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "the FBI began ... interviews, officials said, to preempt possible terrorist attacks aimed at disrupting last Tuesday's election. Agents plan to continue them through the presidential inauguration in January. The sessions began shortly after U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said in June...

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Caution for Ramadan Giving

November 6, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/state/la-me-beliefs6nov06,1,5163795.story

On November 6, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "for many American Muslims, the war on terror is forcing modern adjustments to Islam's age-old tradition of charitable giving. Their faith requires them to contribute a religious tax known as zakat, amounting to 2.5% of their assets, to the poor and other needy people listed in the Koran. In...

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Update on Accommodations in GA Schools for Muslim Students

November 6, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1004/02muslimprayer.html

On November 6, 2004 The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "Gwinnett County schools and the family of two students at Duluth High School continued negotiations Monday over how best to accommodate Muslims who want to attend congregational prayer on Friday afternoons. Last week, the school system presented three options excusing...

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Editorial Suggests that Mosque Will Benefit Community

November 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 4, 2004 The Boston Globe reported that, "the new leadership of the embattled Islamic Society of Boston is saying clearly that it wants to join the family of forward-looking religious institutions in the city. Such an outcome would benefit both local Muslims who want to practice their religion free of extremist influences and members of other faiths who seek to engage Muslims in positive discussions. Concerns had escalated in recent weeks about the Cambridge-based group's undertaking to build a $22 million mosque and...

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