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Queen Calls for End to Violence in Southern Part of Country

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4017485.stm

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The Queen of Thailand has made a rare public appeal calling for an end to the violence in the country's south.

During a 45-minute televised address, Queen Sirikit spoke of the suffering of ordinary Thais caught in the violence.

Earlier, Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra blamed the violence on Thai Muslims who had studied Islam...

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Black Muslims Respond to Arafat's Death

November 16, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=0be4f458a66687d4048d0048d7915eca

On November 16, 2004 NCM reported, "Akbar Muhammad, international representative for Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, says that Blacks should not let Arafat's critics cloud their opinions of him [after his death]. 'We [Nation of Islam] have had many meetings with him. I feel that the Africans in the Diaspora...

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Sharp Criticism of Politician's Proposal to Have Muslims Pray in German

November 16, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1398235,00.html

On November 16, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "A regional politician's proposal that prayers in German mosques should be said in German was greeted with dismay on Monday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks may spread over the border from the Netherlands. Annette Schavan, the Christian Democratic education minister for the state of Baden-Württemberg and a contender for the state's...

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Moderate Muslims Afraid to Speak Out

November 16, 2004

Source: Copenhagen Post

http://www.cphpost.dk/get/83602.html

On November 16, 2004 the Copenhagen Post reported, "Members of Denmark's moderate Muslim community say they are reluctant to�speak out with�critical observations of their religion, fearing social isolation, threats and violence.

Daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten spoke with several immigrant pundits and politicians following the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh earlier this month.

Danish-...

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Charges for Threats Against Islamic Center of America in Detroit

November 16, 2004

Source: Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041116-032814-3282r.htm

On November 16, 2004 Washington Times reported, "federal indictments unsealed Tuesday charge two New York men with threatening members of the Islamic Center of America in Detroit. The indictments accuse Michael Bratisax and John Barnett of sending threatening e-mails on different occasions from their home computers in New York to the Islamic Center of America with...

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"Muhammad: The Last Prophet" the Movie

November 15, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50304-2004Nov14.html

On November 15, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "'Muhammad: The Last Prophet' a lush, solemn, 90-minute animated film directed by Disney veteran Richard Rich made its U.S. debut yesterday, showing in about 40 cities in 86 theaters nationwide, four of them in Northern Virginia. The English-language film has been released in a handful of countries, including...

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Jews and Muslims Gather to Mark Anniversary of Synagogue Attacks

November 15, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/501815.html

On November 15, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Turkish Jews and Muslims cried in the rain and recited prayers of mourning Monday as they marked the first anniversary of suicide bombings that struck two Istanbul synagogues in attacks blamed on a local Al-Qaida cell.

Some 60 people were killed in November 15 attacks on the Neve Shalom and Beth Israel synagogues and similar attacks five days later...

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Eid al-Fitr in WI Draws 5,000

November 15, 2004

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/nov04/275248.asp

On November 15, 2004 Journal Sentinel reported, "an estimated 5,000 Muslims gathered Sunday morning for communal prayers inside the Midwest Airlines Center to begin celebrating the Eid al-Fitr, or 'festival of fast breaking,' which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan...That was a record crowd, and it started a day of firsts. Instead of going to homes or restaurants to...

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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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