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Catholic and Muslim Clergy Call for Dialogue on Construction of Islamic Prayer Room

October 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/oct/16/yehey/top_stories/20041016top10.html

On October 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "To douse the tension caused by the planned construction of an Islamic prayer room in the heart of Greenhills’ shopping district, an alliance of Catholic and Muslim clergy on Thursday called for a dialogue between residents of upscale subdivisions and Muslim leaders. The...

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Engineering Schools Refuse to Provide Space for Muslim Ramadan Prayers

October 15, 2004

Source: CBC News Online

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/15/ramadanmontreal041015.html

On October 15, 2004 CBC News Online reported, "As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslim students will have to pray in cramped stairwells at two Montreal engineering schools because the institutions won't rent space to let them practise their faith. The post-secondary schools say they are secular institutions and do not need to accommodate...

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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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