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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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Magnificent New Mosque Opens In Billerica

October 21, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 21, 2004 The Boston Globe reported "For years, members of this Shi'ite Muslim community have had to celebrate Ramadan and their other religious services in space provided to them by two non-Muslim religious organizations in Chelmsford: the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church and Congregation Shalom synagogue. Now, they have a place of worship of their own a new mosque in Billerica...In a special open-house event, dozens of people from the church and synagogue toured the Dawoodi Bohra's religious complex off...

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Progressive Muslim Union of North America Prepares to Go National and Abroad

October 20, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/ny-p2two4011400oct20,0,5495863,print.story?coll=ny-entertainment-headlines

On October 20, 2004 Newsday reported, "on Nov. 15, during the Muslim holiday of Eid, [a progressive Muslim movement] will launch in Manhattan as the Progressive Muslim Union of North America, the first national organization devoted to liberal Muslim projects. The group's goals are ambitious:...

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In Jerusalem, Diversity Does Not Breed Tolerance

October 19, 2004

Source: The New York Times/Jerusalem Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/international/middleeast/19israel.html

On October 19, 2004 the Jerusalem Journal reported, "Jerusalem may have the world's highest diversity of religious belief per square meter but here, it seems, diversity does not produce a lot of tolerance. In fact, it is almost the reverse, suggests Rabbi David Rosen, based in Jerusalem as head of inter-religious affairs for the...

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Hope for Jewish-Muslim Relations in Jordan? An American Tourist Reports

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p18s02-hfes.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story by Margie Goldsmith, an "American... female... blond... with a Jewish last name" who traveled to Jordan. She writes about her learning about Arab-Jewish tensions in the country: "When I asked my guide, Ali, how he felt about Jews, he said that Jews, Christians, and Muslims had lived happily side by side...

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Christians Increasingly Vulnerable After Church Attacks

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p06s01-woiq.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story on Iraqi Christians, increasingly under attack and fleeing the country. The article opened with a baptism scene in a Baghdad church and quoted a priest: "'We should be strong in our hearts and work together, united,' the priest said. 'Thanks to our Muslim neighbors, who helped us. Let God protect our country...

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