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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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Muslim Girl in Oklahoma Public School OK'd to Wear Headscarf

November 12, 2004

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111304dntexheadscarf.9d9e.html

On November 12, 2004 Dallas Morning News reported, "a little more than a year after she was suspended for wearing a Muslim head scarf to school, Nashala Hearn now goes to school wearing it. And few people seem to notice, said Nashala, a 12-year-old student at the Seventh and Eighth Grade Center. Nashala can...

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Through Abrahamic Initiative Denver Church Staff Now Includes Imam

November 11, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2527260,00.html

On November 11, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "a Muslim imam will join the staff of a Christian church, a first in Denver and perhaps nationally. Ibrahim Kazerooni, a Shiite cleric, will direct the church's fledgling Abrahamic Initiative, a bridge-building effort among Christians, Jews and Muslims. He will continue to head the Islamic Center of Ahl Al-Beit in west Denver...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Thrives at Washington University in St. Louis

November 11, 2004

Source: Record

http://record.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/4070.html

On November 11, 2004 Record (Washington University's Weekly Newspaper) reported that a, "Muslim Jewish Dialogue Group, formed in spring 2003, is one of only a few such organizations in the nation. Composed of Muslim and Jewish students, the group provides a means for biweekly formal dialogue sessions and educational programs. It allows Jewish and Muslim students to learn about each other's religion and to...

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Muslims Volunteer at Jewish Food Pantry in NY

November 11, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1777

On November 11, 2004 Independent Press Association reported, "in the spirit of the holiday Ramadan, members of a Queens Shia Muslim youth group recently volunteered for a day at a Jewish food pantry in Flushing. Sixteen members from the Al-Husseini Madressa, a community center in Woodside, helped pack kosher food for the food pantry at Krhilat Sepharadim of Ahavat...

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