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Muslims to Urge Voter Turnout During Ramadan

October 15, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslim15oct15,1,4730120.story

On October 15, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Muslims in California and across the nation will add something new to the fasting, praying and acts of charity that are traditional during Ramadan, Islam's month long time of spiritual renewal that begins today: a get-out-the-vote campaign. In a rare confluence, the U.S. presidential election falls within...

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Islamic Society of Boston Repudiates Ties to Extremist Groups

October 15, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 15, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "board members of the Islamic Society of Boston said yesterday that they have avoided financial or organizational ties with extremist groups and have sought assistance from US and state law enforcement agencies to make certain that no such associations are established. In an effort to quell concern that the group has ties to extremist individuals, several board members offered assurances of its moderate views and links. The society is building a mosque and cultural center in Roxbury on...

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Animated Film About Muhammad to Open in U.S. and Canada After 9/11 Delay

October 14, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11573

On October 14, 2004 Middle East Online reported, "The first animated movie of Prophet Mohammed will finally be screened in North America after being delayed by the September 11 tragedy, which sparked off unprecedented anti-Muslim sentiment, its distributor said Wednesday. 'Mohammed: The Last Prophet,' will premiere in theaters in 37 US and Canadian cities for one week beginning November 14...

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GOP Pushes for Muslim and Arab Support in Michigan

October 14, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/politics/rally14e_20041014.htm

On October 14, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "the heated contest for Michigan's Arab and Muslim vote came to Southfield on Wednesday evening, as more than 100 supporters of President George W. Bush gathered to rally for his re-election. The crowd, a diverse mix of Arab Americans, Chaldeans, and Muslims of African and Asian descent, clapped loudly as Republican speakers...

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Catholics Support Governmental Shari'ah Law

October 13, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-10/13/article02.shtml

On October 13, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The Catholic denomination in Kenya has urged the Council of Churches and all Christians in the country to support expanding powers of the Shari’ah courts under the new constitution. The Catholic Parish said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by IslamOnline.net, that Shari’ah courts were...

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Proposed Law to Criminalize Adultery Affects Turkey's EU Prospects

October 12, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-turkey12oct12,1,7234561.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On October 12, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[T]he tug of war between conservative tradition and modern aspiration [in Turkey] has never been more visible than it is now, as the nation of 69 million attempts to become the first Muslim-majority member of the European Union. On Dec....

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Pre-election Interviews of Muslims to Continue

October 12, 2004

Source: Pittsburg Tribune Review

http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/newssummary/s_260859.html

On October 12, 2004 Pittsburg Tribune Review reported, "the FBI wants to interview 44 area Muslims for any information they have that might help authorities uncover a possible terrorist attack targeting the Nov. 2 presidential election. Agents are conducting similar interviews nationwide. The FBI told the Islamic Council of Greater Pittsburgh...

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Muslim Kindergarten Opens in Northwest China

October 11, 2004

Source: Xinhua News Agency

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/11/content_2078675.htm

On October 11, 2004 Xinhua News Agency reported, "A high-grade Muslim kindergarten opened Monday in the remote mountainous Tongxin County, one of China's poorest areas, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui AutonomousRegion.     Children will receive education in Chinese, English and Arabic at the kindergarten, which is furnished with modern teaching equipment, said Ma...

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People of All Faiths Pray for Hostage Bigley

October 10, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3730576.stm

On October 10, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Prayers have been said for murdered hostage Ken Bigley at church services all over Britain. British diplomats in Baghdad are still trying to retrieve the body of the 62-year-old engineer who was kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq... Mr. Bigley was remembered at special church services in his home city of Liverpool on Sunday... The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick...

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Relatives of Persons Killed in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Advocate for Peace

October 9, 2004

Source: Times Leader

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/entertainment/gossip/9842544.htm

On October 9, 2004 Times Leader reported, "A group striving to end violence in the Middle East will bring its message of peace and forgiveness to the area this week. Parents' Circle-Families Forum, an association of bereaved individuals who have lost relatives and loved ones in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will have two delegates visit five...

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Launch of Progressive Muslim Union of North America

October 9, 2004

Source: The Register Gaurd

Wire Service: AP

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/10/09/f4.rel.muslim.1009.html

On October 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "on Nov. 15, as the holy month of Ramadan is expected to end, a group of mostly young Muslims plans to launch the Progressive Muslim Union of North America in New York. As their name suggests, the organization will take positions that conservatives consider...

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Interfaith Event in Oregan to Focus on Peace in Middle East

October 9, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http ://w ww.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1097323614152040.xml

On October 9, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The Wholistic Peace Institute, led by Gary Alan Spanovich, is behind the evening that promises to use at least three languages: words to challenge people's minds, music to speak to their hearts, and food and conversation to satisfy their souls. The topic for the evening will be peace in the Middle East, and the experts will be six Portland religious leaders, all of whom...

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Islamic Society of Boston Criticizes Media Bias

October 8, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 8, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) lashed out at the news media yesterday for 'trying to instill fear and hostility' toward the group and denied any links to terrorists or Muslim extremism. In an unsigned written statement, society leaders said they 'believe the new conflagration of negative media attention given to the ISB is not the result of honest, diligent journalism, but of malicious intent to discredit our organization and the new Cultural Center in Boston.' It is the first...

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