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Canadian Islamic Congress President Supports Violence to Israeli Civilians

October 23, 2004

Source: CBC News Online

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/23/elmasry_jewish.html

On October 23, 2004 CBC News Online reported, "Remarks by the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress came under fire Saturday from anti-hate and Muslim and Jewish organizations. Mohamed Elmasry told various media outlets that Israelis above the age of 18, – civilian and those dressed in military uniform – are legitimate targets for...

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Differing "Decalogue Displays" to be Considered in 10 Commandment Cases

October 23, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55480-2004Oct22.html?referrer=email

On October 23, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "sometime in late winter, advocates for and opponents of public displays of the Ten Commandments will argue the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in 25 years. Litigators on both sides agree that the justices probably will set parameters on what constitutes an...

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Students Get Time Off for Ramadan at Brooklyn High School

October 23, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0B1FFE3C5E0C768DDDA90994DC404482

On October 23, 2004 The New York Times reported, "the city's Department of Education said yesterday that it would allow Muslim students at Brooklyn International High School to miss class over the next four Fridays for religious observance during the holy month of Ramadan, after students from the school complained that they were...

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Government Relentless in Enforcement of Religious Symbols Ban

October 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/international/europe/22france.html

On October 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "To enforce its new law banning religious symbols from public schools, the Ministry of National Education has decided to get tough. This week it held formal disciplinary hearings and began expelling students who violated the law. The goal was to get rid of those defined as hopeless cases before the 10-day All...

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Study Examines Jewish Standards for Muslim Dialogue Partners

October 22, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=greenberg200410201127

On October 22, 2004 The Forward reported, "In an emerging national conversation about the future of Jewish-Muslim relations, several experts this week debated the appropriate conditions under which Jewish community officials should break bread with Islamic groups. The issue is a growing concern for Jewish leaders across the country as Islamic groups are increasing their...

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Polls Show Religious Parties Lead Popular Opinion

October 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52674-2004Oct21.html

On October 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Leaders of Iraq's religious parties have emerged as the country's most popular politicians and would win the largest share of votes if an election were held today, while the U.S.-backed government of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is losing serious ground, according to a U.S.-financed poll by the...

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Muslims Urge School District to Accommodate for Ramadan in Delaware

October 22, 2004

Source: Delaware Online News

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/10/22parentssayschoo.html

On October 22, 2004 Delaware Online News reported, "the parents of some Muslim students attending Bancroft Intermediate School in Wilmington have charged that the Christina School District is interfering with their children's observance of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. The students are required to go to the cafeteria for lunch during a...

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City of Nawabs an Example of Interreligious Harmony

October 22, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/895649.cms

On October 22, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The city of Nawabs has been known for religious tolerance and serves as an example of communal harmony. The latest example of understanding and brotherhood among city residents comes in the wake of Ramzan, Navratra and Dussehra being observed in the same month. What impresses is regard for each other's sensitivities, irrespective...

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Coalition for Tolerance and Justice in Delaware

October 22, 2004

Source: Cape Gazette

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/1004/intolerance102204.html

On October 22, 2004 Cape Gazette reported, "a group of 20 county residents says Sussex County is in need of a wakeup call to combat intolerance. The Coalition for Tolerance and Justice formed over the past few months to seek tolerance respect and acceptance for all people in Sussex County... According to a recent press release, the coalition grew from discussions...

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American Muslim Taskforce Endores Kerry But Still Concerned With Civil Rights

October 21, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20041021-1336-americanmuslims-president.html

On October 21, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "major American Muslim groups gave what they called a 'qualified endorsement' Thursday to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, urging Muslims to vote for him while calling his platform on civil rights inadequate. The American Muslim Taskforce had been leaning...

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U.S. Airmen Worship at Local Mosques in Area of Deployment

October 21, 2004

Source: Air Force Print News Today

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123008979

On October 21, 2004 Air Force Print News Today reported, "For most Airmen, deploying on the current air and space expeditionary force rotation means spending the holidays far from family and home. But for two Airmen with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing here, it means getting closer to their religious roots. Though a general order prohibits Airmen from entering mosques, Staff Sgt....

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ACLU Wants Info on Questioning of Muslims, Arabs

October 21, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

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On October 21, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on Thursday, trying to get more information about the agency's questioning of Muslims and Arabs as it investigates the possibility of pre-election terror attacks. The ACLU, which describes the unannounced interviews at homes, workplaces and mosques '...

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