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UK Must Pursue More Muslim-Friendly Foreign Policy, Report Says

November 18, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AB1A491A-35AE-469E-94E6-AF99334F03E6.htm

On November 18, 2004 Al-Jazeera reported, "The UK government must combat Islamophobia and pursue a more Muslim-friendly foreign policy if British Muslims are to fully integrate into society, a new report says. Released on Thursday by the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), the report states that most British Muslims suffer from...

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Cardinals Comments Comparing Islam to Communism Spurs Dialogue

November 18, 2004

Source: CathNews

http://www.cathnews.com/news/411/105.php

On November 18, 2004 CathNews reported, "Last week's reporting of Cardinal George Pell's controversial remarks comparing Islam with communism appears likely to bring the Cardinal face to face with local Muslim leaders, with an official of the Lebanese Muslim Association expressing his wish for 'a friendly meeting' with Cardinal Pell. The Age reports today that Keysar Trad, of the Lebanese Muslim Association, said a speech...

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Beglian Senator Critical of Conservative Muslims in Hiding After Death Threats

November 17, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041117-0608-belgium-politicianthreatened.html

On November 17, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A Belgian senator of Moroccan origin, known for her criticism of conservative traits within immigrant Muslim communities, has gone into hiding after receiving death threats, officials said Wednesday. Mimount Bousakla, 32, contacted police after receiving threatening...

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Eviction Because of Religious Intolerance, or Debt?

November 17, 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locevict17111704nov17,1,7120332.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

On November 17, 2004 Orlando Sentinel reported, "a court battle between a Christian school and its former landlord is escalating into a discrimination dispute as the school's owner said it was evicted because of religion. Lee Wasson, head of Kissimmee Christian Academy, said his school was kicked...

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25-Year Temple-Islamic Center Partnership Recognized by Interfaith Organization

November 17, 2004

Source: Canada NewsWir

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2004/16/c3998.html

On November 17, 2004 Canada NewsWir reported, "The extraordinary partnership of the Temple Har Zion and the Jaffari Islamic Centre will be recognized at special dinner organized by the Harmony Movement. The two religious centres have been close neighbours for over 25 years, not only sharing the same parking facility but collaborating on number of programs....

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Hindus and Muslims Unite in Protest Over Arrest of Swami

November 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924997.cms

On November 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "That the residents of Satara town in western Maharashtra observed a day-long peaceful bandh on Tuesday to protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is just half the news. What was noteworthy was the rare show of unity by members of hardcore Hindu and Muslim organisations.

The Muslim...

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Eid al-Fitr in Kansas

November 16, 2004

Source: The Witcha Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/local/10183000.htm

On November 16, 2004 The Witcha Eagle reported, "roughly 2,000 Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan's month of fasting and prayers Sunday by attending the first service held in Wichita's nearly complete mosque... Several people remarked that their prayers seemed more meaningful when offered in the peace and quiet of the mosque instead of the gymnasium of the community center where...

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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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