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State Department Sets up Prayer Room for Muslims

November 4, 2004

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-powell-ramadan,0,2081523.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

On November 4, 2004 Newsday/AP reported, "in a gesture to Muslims, the State Department on Thursday set up a prayer room for some 150 guests invited to dinner by Secretary of State Colin Powell to end their daylight Ramadan fast. Rugs were...

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Pope Encourages Iraqi Prime Minister to Pursue Democracy and Religious Freedom

November 4, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406081.htm

On November 4, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "Pope John Paul II encouraged Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to pursue democracy and religious freedom in his country and told him he prayed for the victims of terrorism and violence there. The pope met with Allawi, his wife, Thana, and members of the Iraqi interim government in a private audience at the Vatican Nov. 4. It...

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Dutch Filmmaker Killed Following Outrage Over Film Critiquing Islamic Treatment of Women

November 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18529-2004Nov2.html?referrer=email

On November 3, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A Dutch filmmaker who outraged members of the Muslim community with his attacks on the treatment of women in Islamic society was gunned down and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street Tuesday morning. Witnesses said a gunman opened fire on Theo van Gogh, 47, as the filmmaker...

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MN Islamic Center’s Expansion Questioned

November 3, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/142/5063213.html

On November 3, 2004 The Star Tribune reported, "the Islamic Center of Minnesota has outgrown its Fridley building and wants to expand, but upset neighbors fear the center may grow too big for the neighborhood... The center is trying to address neighbors' concerns about parking, privacy and traffic in the expansion's design, said Anwar Abdul Karim, the center's vice president. The center's main...

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Dutch Fear Backlash Directed at Muslims After Murder of Filmmaker

November 3, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3980371.stm

On November 3, 2004 the BBC News reported, "When the populist politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated two years ago, it was said the Netherlands had lost its innocence.

By comparison, film maker Theo van Gogh's murder has evoked sensations of d�j� vu, rather than disbelief. But that does not mean the fall-out will be any less serious.

In 2002, the revelation that Pim Fortuyn's killer was...

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Evangelical School Teaches "Ethics," not Christianity, to Muslim Students

November 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/3974555.stm

On November 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "[T]he National Evangelical School in south Lebanon is... testament to the complexities of religious co-existence in today's Middle East. Founded by Presbyterian missionaries 75 years ago, the school is Christian, but its pupils - from the town of Nabatieh in Hezbollah's heartlands - are Shia Muslims. The school's governors long ago gave up any...

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Possible Mosque Arson in Louisiana to be Investigated

November 2, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-5/109938246196800.xml

On November 2, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "a possible arson fire Sunday afternoon in a Muslim mosque in Arabi closed for the Islamic month of Ramadan is being investigated by both St. Bernard Parish and federal agencies. No one was injured in the 2:45 p.m. fire at the Islamic Association of Arabi... The blaze was under control in 15...

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Syrian Christians Worried About Increase of Islamic Fundamentalism in Middle East

November 1, 2004

Source: Assyrian International News Agency

http://www.aina.org/news/20041101184703.htm

On November 1, 2004 Assyrian International News Agency reported, "The ancient Christian churches of Syria, small in numbers but vibrant in faith, are facing new challenges brought by political instability and religious extremism outside the country's borders. The war in Iraq has unleashed violence and terrorism by groups claiming to act in the name of Islam, sending tens of thousands of...

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Human Rights Commission Ends Fact-Finding Trip to Investigate Muslim Deaths

November 1, 2004

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/10/31/news/thai.html

On November 1, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "Thailand's human rights commission ended a fact-finding trip Sunday to examine the deaths of 78 Muslims in custody as more testimony emerged on their fate. The four members of the independent National Human Rights Commission decided Sunday that they did not need to meet any of...

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Muslim Council Condemns Violence Against Christians

November 1, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/The Analyst

http://allafrica.com/stories/200411010962.html

On November 1, 2004 The Analyst reported, "'Whatever the cause of this unhealthy episode, the National Muslim Council of Liberia condemns it in its entirety in no uncertain term, referring to it as barbaric and unacceptable.' This statement by the Muslim Council on state radio over the weekend contended that the National Muslim Council of Liberia sees the act by the perpetrators to be inviting...

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Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House

October 31, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-24/1099233328236860.xml

On October 31, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, "Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received the 'Building on Faith 2004' award from Habitat for Humanity International for its House of Abraham project, the local group's first interfaith effort. The house is being built ... by members of a Jewish synagogue, Muslim mosque, 21...

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Afghani Refugee Family Struggles to Find Asylum

October 31, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1340273,00.html

On October 31, 2004 The Observer reported on the journey of a refugee family from Afghanistan who were detained in Britian and subsequentally deported to Germany. The article reported, "For Feriba Ahmadi, the morning when deportation officers came is seared in her memory. Clad in riot gear, they rammed their way into the Ghausia Jamia mosque at...

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Muslims Condemned for Derogatory Remarks About Jews

October 31, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/international/americas/31canada.html

On October 31, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Two prominent Canadian Muslims who made derogatory remarks about Jews have been condemned by moderate Muslims and other Canadians, and the police have opened investigations to determine whether the men have broken any laws. A statement on a Web site by a Muslim cleric from Vancouver calling Jews 'the...

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