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TX Store Owner Who Alleged Hate Crime Now Charged with Arson

September 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/30/national/30arson.html

On September 30, 2004 The New York Times reported, "the owner of a Middle Eastern meat market who had said he was the victim of a hate crime in this border town was arrested and arraigned Tuesday on a felony arson charge that he set fire to his own business. The man, Amjad Abunar, had complained that 'Go Home' was twice spray-painted on a door of his Al Madinah Market before a fire on...

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Jordan Acts to Curb a Rising Chorus of Critics

September 30, 2004

Author: Scott Wilson

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A60554-2004Sep29?language=printer

His arrest started as an invitation to coffee and ended three days later, when he walked out of a jail cell.

Ahmed Kafaween, a longtime leader of Jordan's most influential Islamic group, arrived at the provincial government building in the southern city of Karak one afternoon this month after...

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Scholar-Activist Advocates Islamic Theology of Pluralism and Social Justice

September 29, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/001165.php

On September 29, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! reported, "At a time when religion has assumed a particular potency in shaping and defining inter-community and inter-state rivalries the world over, the need for evolving alternate understandings of religion to creatively deal with the fact of religious pluralism has emerged as a pressing necessity. This is an issue for concerned and socially engaged believers...

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Cat Stevens: "I Am a Victim of an Unjust and Arbitrary System"

September 28, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com/Los Angeles Times

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15359.html

On September 28, 2004 the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed piece by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) on the subject of his denial of entry into the U.S. After describing his detention and questioning by U.S. FBI agents, Islam writes, "God almighty! Is this the same planet I'd taken off from? I was devastated. The unbelievable thing is that only two months earlier, I had...

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Asian Leaders Concerned Over Anti-Muslim Components of War of Terror

September 28, 2004

Source: Chanel News Asia

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/108840/1/.html

On September 28, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "Asian countries challenged world leaders to redraw their battle plans in the war on terror by training their sights on religious intolerance, poverty and social injustice. Taking centre stage at the annual United Nations debate, Asian leaders also...

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In IL, Candidate's Remarks Condemned by Muslims

September 28, 2004

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intID=3825838

On September 28, 2004 the Chicago Daily Herald reported, "the Republican challenger to three-term Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said Monday he's distrusted Islam 'for years' and supports the federal government planting human monitors in mosques to track the activity of those practicing the religion there. Kurt Eckhardt's comments brought swift criticism from Schakowsky...

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A Campaign of Compassion Highlights Post-9/11 Hate Crimes

September 28, 2004

Source: The Daily Northwesterner

http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/28/415913d036305

On September 28, 2004 The Daily Northwesterner reported, "Evanston [Illinois] resident Anya Cordell is trying hard to convince people that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks killed people beyond New York City and Washington, D.C. She wants the history books of the future to 'tell the whole story,' including those of the victims of...

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Hate Mail Stuffed With Pork Sent to Muslims

September 28, 2004

Source: stuff/The Dominion Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3047192a11,00.html

On September 28, 2004 The Dominion Post reported, "Racist hate letters, some stuffed with pieces of pork, are being sent to Wellington Muslims. Community leaders say the campaign may be designed to fuel racial tensions between Jews and Muslims. Police are investigating the letters, which follow two recent anti-Semitic attacks in the city. The letters have been sent mainly to Somali...

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Film About Violence Against Muslim Women Sparks Protests

September 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/international/europe/27netherlands.html

On September 27, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The images roll on, now showing a woman lying on the ground, her back and legs marked by red traces of a whip. The Koranic verses on her wounded flesh say that those guilty of adultery or sex outside marriage shall be punished with 100 lashes. There are chilling sounds of a cracking whip; there is...

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Leaders in Edmonton Say City is Model of Religious Cooperation

September 27, 2004

Source: CANOE/Edmonton Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2004/09/27/645239.html

On September 27, 2004 the Edmonton Sun reported, "Leaders of the city's various religious communities said yesterday that Edmontonians bucked a trend toward religious intolerance after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Sen. Doug Roche - who is recognized for his international work with the United Nations to promote peace - said the co-operation between...

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Kansas Imam Cites Civic and Religious Duty of Voting

September 26, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9766447.htm

On September 26, 2004 the Kansas City Star/AP reported, "voting is a civic duty for all Americans and a religious duty for Muslims, speakers said at the Heartland Muslim Council's annual dinner... The dinner's keynote speaker, Imam Omar Hazim of the Islamic Center of Topeka, Kan., said the Quran's concept of 'mutual...

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Group References Mussolini's Law to Justify Headscarf Ban

September 26, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeerah/The Independent Arab News

http://www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/September/26n/Italians%20Invoke%20Mussolinis%20Law%20to%20Ban%20Muslim%20Head%20Scarf.htm

On September 26, 2004 The Independent Arab News reported, "Italy’s reputation for religious tolerance was in the balance last week after a ban on Muslim women...

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Muslims Fear Backlash Related to Hostage Crisis

September 25, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1312481,00.html

On September 25, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The government's crisis command unit, Cobra, is monitoring tension levels around Britain to guard against extremists using the plight of the British hostage Ken Bigley as an excuse to attack Muslims. As the hostage crisis entered its ninth day, efforts in Britain and Iraq intensified to secure the release of Mr Bigley, 62, who is being...

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In Swing States, Muslims Extend Invitations to Candidates

September 25, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw104707_20040925.htm

On September 25, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "a coalition of Muslim groups has invited both presidential campaigns, plus statewide and local candidates, to discuss civil rights in meetings in the key swing states that also have large numbers of Muslims: Michigan, Ohio and Florida... Campaign spokesmen for President Bush and Democrat John Kerry said staff are reviewing...

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