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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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Religious Leaders' Responses to Arafat's Death Vary

November 11, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=245402

On November 11, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Upon Yasser Arafat's death, the Vatican and religious leaders worldwide issued heartfelt pleas for renewed peace efforts. But their reactions reflected long-standing disagreements about both the Palestinian leader himself and the intractable Mideast situation. Arafat 'will be remembered in...

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Pope Offers Condolences to Arafat's Family, Prays for Peace in Israel

November 11, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406197.htm

On November 11, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "Pope John Paul II expressed his closeness to the family of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and to the Palestinian people and prayed 'that the star of harmony soon shine on the Holy Land.' The pope's message followed the Nov. 11 announcement of Arafat's death in a Paris military hospital. The pope prayed that Israelis and...

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"Ramadan Fast-a-thon" in AZ

November 11, 2004

Source: Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/48/01_3.html

On November 11, 2004 Arizona Daily Wildcat reported, "more than 300 non-Muslim students gave up food and water yesterday, in an effort to raise money for the poor and gain insight into the Islamic religion. Organized by the Muslim Student Association, the Ramadan Fast-a-thon invited non-Muslim students to fast for 12 hours from sunrise to sunset yesterday. For each of students who participated...

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President Receives African Inter-Religious Peace Award

November 10, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/The Independent

http://allafrica.com/stories/200411100521.html

On November 10, 2004 The Independent reported, "The Governing Council of the Ecumenical Apostolic Church Diocese has selected the president of the West African state of Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah for the African Inter-Religious Peace Award. He won the award for the religious tolerance that exists in the country. Sierra Leone was also recently nominated by the US as one of the most...

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Suspected Arson at Islamic School Following Controversial Filmmaker's Death

November 10, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2004/11/10/dutch_call_for_end_to_violence_amid_memorial_for_slain_filmmaker/

On November 10, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Suspected arsonists set an Islamic elementary school on fire yesterday amid a string of attacks following the killing of a Dutch filmmaker by an...

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Indian Communities Celebrate Major Festivals: Diwali, Ramadan, Eid

November 10, 2004

Source: canada.com/Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/story.html?id=7851a46e-b869-49d7-a0a0-38e297856a7a

On November 10, 2004 the Vancouver Sun reported, "Imagine Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve rolled into one and you have an idea of the importance of this weekend for British Columbia's 210,000-strong Indo-Canadian community. For children of all ages, Friday brings Diwali... The festivities continue through Saturday...

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Cat Stevens Awarded "Man for Peace" Prize By Nobel Laureates

November 10, 2004

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/10/entertainment/main654876.shtml

On November 10, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev honored the singer once known as Cat Stevens with a peace prize on Wednesday, praising him for charity work and for standing by his convictions despite personal hardships. Yusuf Islam was awarded the 'Man for Peace'...

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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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