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9-11 Remembrance in L.A. Gives Attention to Religious Tolerance

September 12, 2004

Source: The L.A. Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-localreact12sep12,1,5117906.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On September 12, 2004 The L.A. Times reported 9-11 anniversary events held in southern California. "Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and Fire Chief William Bamattre joined with Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Rabbi Leonard Bearman and Maher Hathout, senior advisor to the Los Angeles-...

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Bay Area Muslims Struggle With 9-11 Backlash

September 10, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/10/MNGTQ8MS7A1.DTL

On September 10, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "many Bay Area Muslims -- especially those who 'look Muslim' -- complain of job discrimination or of being unfairly targeted by law enforcement. Some say they've changed their day-to-day habits, including how they dress and what they say in public, to avoid possible harassment. On the...

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Two Muslim Women Hold Different Views on Headscarf Issue

September 9, 2004

Source: Tallahassee Democrat/Chicago Tribune

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/world/9617708.htm

On September 9, 2004 the Chicago Tribune ran an article on the headscarf ban, highlighting two different perspectives on Islamic dress through two Muslim women: "Souad Morabet and Sadia Belrabet would seem to have a lot in common. Both emigrated from Morocco to France at a young age; both are now married and live in Paris... Both women describe...

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Opinion: Thinking, Active Muslim Community Best Antidote to Fanaticism

September 8, 2004

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8f9e0ae51d72c5d6ca44ad1c2c5ea0e7

On September 8, 2004 the Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Hassan Zillur Rahim (editor of Iqra, an American Islamic magazine) in which he denounces Islamic extremism and cites numerous examples of Muslims working to counter the Islamic terrorist image. He writes, "Since the September attacks...

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Ceremonial Opening of Mosque in D.C.

September 8, 2004

Source: Indolink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=082304010532

On September 8, 2004 Indolink reported, "a mosque of Dawoodi Bohra sect of Islam has been opened in Washington metro area. Spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhannudin, inaugurated the mosque on Saturday. A large number of Bohras community members from all over the world, diplomats, numerous representatives from Congress, the State Department and the D...

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Muslim Scholars at ISNA Convention Stress Importance of Leadership Roles

September 7, 2004

Source: Islam-Online Net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-09/05/article06.shtml

On September 7, 2004 Islam-Online Net reported that, "Muslims in America need to make leadership roles an integral part of their lives to succeed in the country, Muslim scholars have urged. The topic was highlighted during the 41st Annual Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Convention, where thousands of Muslims descended on Chicago as of Friday,...

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Opinion: Revoking Progressive Muslim Scholar's Visa "Sends Signal of Paranoia"

September 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/09/04/why_exclude_a_muslim_voice/

On September 4, 2004 The Boston Globe ran an op-ed piece by Pluralism Project director Dr. Diana Eck, responding to the U.S. government revoking the visa of Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan. Eck writes, "I write as a scholar who believes Ramadan's progressive voice is critical for all of us...

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Eck on Denial of Tariq Ramadan by Homeland Security

September 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/09/04/why_exclude_a_muslim_voice/

On September 4, 2004 The Boston Globe provided an editorial by Diana Eck on the denied entry of Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan into the US. Such efforts, according to Eck, limit the possibilities for healthy social and religious dialogue between Muslim's and the West. Eck writes, "Ramadan's...

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American Muslim Taskforce Hosts Town Hall Conference in Queens

September 3, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1642

On September 3, 2004 the Independent Press Association reported, "the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) held a media conference and town hall meeting regarding the upcoming presidential elections last Sunday in Long Island City. The organization’s goal: to 'inform, engage, and obtain oral and written input from Muslim community members,' said...

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Democrats Urge Ouster of Boykin

September 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57822-2004Sep2.html

On September 3, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "in a letter to Bush released yesterday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and 10 others said action in the matter of Army Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin is long overdue and he must be removed from his post as deputy undersecretary for defense. A Pentagon...

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France Refuses Demands of Hostage-Takers, Ban of Religious Symbols Goes Into Effect

September 2, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040902_586.html

On September 2, 2004 the Associated Press reported, 'Millions of French students returned to school Thursday as a new law that bans Islamic head scarves from classrooms went into effect amid demands by Islamic radicals holding two French hostages in Iraq that the law be scrapped. Muslim leaders in France, who had largely opposed the law, urged calm for...

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