Islam

Indiana Muslim School Opens and Looks to Attract Non-Muslims

August 26, 2004

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/08/26/news/lake_county/7dff89c97f692e2986256efc000055da.prt

On August 26, 2004 Northwest Indiana News reported, "Samar Megdadi quietly tiptoed out of the classroom Wednesday as her daughter, Reem, settled in to her first day of junior kindergarten on the first day of the newly opened Avicenna Academy. Megdadi and her husband, Dr. Zuhair...

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Orthodox Church Dwindling Under Turkish Regulations

August 26, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0826/p14s01-lire.html?s=hns

On August 26, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Despite a 1,500-year history in Istanbul - and presiding over some 250 million believers worldwide, stretching from Russia and Romania to Greece and the United States - the Orthodox [Church] patriarchate [of Constantinople] tends a rapidly dwindling flock at home. To make matters worse, Turkish law stipulates...

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Muslim Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sears Logistics

August 25, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-muslim18.html

On August 25, 2004 the Chicago Sun-Times reported that, "Belal Degedeh, who is of Jordanian and Palestinian origin, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging he was discriminated against for his ancestry and religion... Degedeh worked for Sears Logistics Services Inc. as a merchandise distributor. He claims as he unloaded trucks at a receiving dock, co-workers asked him if he...

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In Hawaii, FBI Hosts Seminar Informing Agents on Islamic Culture

August 25, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Adviser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Aug/25/ln/ln09a.html

On August 25, 2004 The Honolulu Adviser reported that the, "Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday hosted an informational lecture about Islam for Hawai'i-based agents and members of the state's Joint Terrorism Task Force. The goal was to help inform agents about the basic tenets of Islam in order to make them aware of the culture that many terrorists use...

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Western Cape Premier Exhorts Christians, Muslims, Jews to Religious Tolerance

August 24, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Cape Argus

http://allafrica.com/stories/200408240670.html

On August 24, 2004 Cape Argus reported, "Fundamentalism, of whatever sort, is the greatest threat to world peace and co-existence. This was the message from Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool, when giving a welcoming address at a function at the weekend to celebrate the centenary of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council). After a warm reception, Rasool exhorted followers of...

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Nader Criticized by ADL for Comments About U.S. Involvement in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

August 24, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/001032.php#more

On August 24, 2004 Muslim Wakeup reported that, "Ralph Nader has come under attack from the ADL and their executive director Abe Foxman for suggesting that the US should proceed in a new direction regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue... Nader's crack at Ariel Sharon for being the 'chief Israeli puppeteer' and his jab at George W. Bush for being Sharon's 'puppet' didn't sit well with the...

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Muslims Reach Out into Mainstream Media and Pop Culture

August 22, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9464561.htm

On August 22, 2004 The State (S.C.) reported that, "a group of 20- and 30-something Muslims are combining its faith with pop culture elements, ranging from edgy Web sites to comedy. It’s all part of an increasing effort, they say, to increase Muslims’ impact on mainstream American society and to help non-Muslims understand the culture of Islam and, in the aftermath...

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PM's Wife Exemplifies Balance Between "Piety and Modernity"

August 22, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-firstlady22aug22,1,4129108.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 22, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Even as she reaches out to observant Muslims, Emine Erdogan has sought to overcome the distrust of Turkey's fiercely pro-secular elite, who see her head scarf as an unmistakable symbol of Islamic militancy. In a country struggling to calibrate...

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CAIR-Canada Says Use of "Sharia" Law Creates "Slippery Slope," Muslims Divided Over Issue

August 22, 2004

Source: CNews

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/08/22/597420-cp.html

On August 22, 2004 CNews reported, "A Canadian Islamic group is trying to prevent the word shariah from being included in Ontario's Arbitration Act on the grounds it creates a 'slippery slope' that blurs dangerously the lines between family and criminal law. Currently, the law provides for voluntary faith-based arbitration, which allows Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths to use...

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British Military to Appoint First Muslim Chaplain

August 22, 2004

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/August/theworld_August568.xml&section=theworld

On August 22, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "Britain’s army forces are to get their first Muslim chaplain, a defense ministry source was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying. The company and counsel of a...

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Palos Heights Trial to Begin in November

August 22, 2004

Source: The Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/227syt3.htm

On August 22, 2004 The Daily Southtown reported, "a Nov. 15 trial date has been set in a $6.2 million federal lawsuit by the Al Salam Mosque Foundation that accuses Palos Heights of civil rights violations and discrimination in opposing a mosque in the city. In 2000, Al Salam created a major controversy by announcing its intent to buy the Christian Reformed Church of...

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