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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue at Wesleyan University

October 31, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-ramadan1013.artoct31,1,6802067.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On October 31, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "on Saturday, a group of Jewish and Muslim students gathered for the first time to share an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. Antepli and Rabbi David Leipziger, Jewish chaplain at Wesleyan, formed...

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Islamic Militants Find "Bountiful Pool" of Recruits in Spanish Prisons

October 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/international/europe/31spain.html

On October 30, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Rather than scan all of society for recruits, Islamic militants in Spain have found that many of the most promising candidates have already been collected into one bountiful pool, law enforcement experts say. It is the Spanish prison system, which has become increasingly populated with immigrants from North...

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Govt Imposes Curfew After Religiously-Motivated Violence in Capital

October 29, 2004

Source: CNN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/10/29/liberia.curfew.reut/

On October 29, 2004 Reuters reported, "Liberia slapped an immediate curfew on the capital Monrovia on Friday after stick-wielding youths rampaged through the costal city, burning buildings, petrol stations and vehicles. Witnesses said a dispute between Muslim and Christian residents near the Paynesville suburb late on Thursday...

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Anti-Muslim Hate crimes at Stony Brook University

October 29, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.wnbc.com/news/3875751/detail.html

On October 29, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "two Staten Island men were arrested and charged Friday with hate crimes for allegedly hitting a Muslim student at Stony Brook University while using anti-Muslim slurs. Suffolk police charged 19-year-old Michael Parker and 20-year-old Marat Bravin, both Staten Island residents, with criminal trespass in the second degree and aggravated harrassment in the...

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CAIR Supports "Get Out the Muslim Vote" in FL

October 28, 2004

Source: United Press International

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041028-034341-4340r.htm

On October 28, 2004 United Press International reported, "an Islamic group said Thursday it will use buses and phone banks in a statewide 'Get Out the Muslim Vote' campaign across Florida. The Florida office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations said the campaign has already begun with action alerts distributed to Florida Muslims,...

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Compromise Reached in GA Public Schools for Holiday

October 27, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1004/28muslimprayer.html

On October 27, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "Muslim students in Gwinnett County schools would be excused for Friday afternoon prayer under a tentative compromise reached Wednesday by Muslim leaders and officials in Georgia's largest school system. School officials proposed three options. Muslim leaders plan to circulate the...

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Plans for a Muslim Subdivision in IN

October 25, 2004

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/10/25/news/top_news/89486edd4969c9cb86256f370070d3a9.txt

On October 25, 2004 Northwest Indiana News reported, "spurned by some Chicago suburbs, Muslims are planning a large scale subdivision near the Lake-Porter county line. Congregants of the Northwest Indiana Islamic Center have been quietly buying land adjacent to the center in Merrillville with...

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Islamic Schools in Milwaukee Teach Arabic and Qu'ran

October 24, 2004

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/oct04/269383.asp

On October 24, 2004 Journal Sentinel provided a report on two Islamic schools in Milwaukee. Clara Mohammed School and Salem School are the only two Islamic education centers in the city. "Many of the students are the children of immigrants from Islamic and Arabic-speaking countries, such as Jordan. Learning Arabic is a matter of preserving their heritage and being able to converse with...

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Country Struggles to Accept New Muslim Immigrants

October 24, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/international/europe/24spain.html

On October 24, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Seville's minaret has been the bell tower of the city's Roman Catholic cathedral for the past 500 years. Today, however, many of those who walk by it daily are again Moroccans, part of the growing number of Muslim immigrants to Spain. While they have not talked about reclaiming the minaret, they are seeking...

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Attack on Muslim Graves Latest in Series of Hate Crimes

October 24, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1334785,00.html

On October 24, 2004 The Observer reported, "Since April, the French region of Alsace, which borders Germany, has seen about 16 similar desecrations and more than 300 tombs have been defaced. Catholic, Muslim and Jewish graveyards have been hit in rotation, with satanic symbols and Nazi slogans scrawled on the stones... Despite the frequency of the attacks, police have made...

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Kerry�s Message for Ramadan

October 23, 2004

Source: Kerry Edwards Campaign Press Release

http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/releases/pr_2004_1015f.html

On October 23, 2004 The Kerry Edwards Campaign issued a press release with a statement concerning Kerry's thoughts on the Muslim Holy Day, Ramadan. The Kerry campaign was reported saying that, "freedom of religion is a founding principle of our nation. American society and democracy are stronger when we welcome people of all faiths and traditions....

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Bush�s Message for Ramadan

October 23, 2004

Source: Presidential Message

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/10/20041015-2.html

On October 23, 2004 a Presidential Message was released in observance of the Muslim Holy Day, Ramadan. The president was reported saying that, "American history has taught us to welcome the contributions of men and women of all faiths, for we share the fundamental values of religious freedom, love of family, and gratitude to God. Americans who practice the Islamic...

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