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British Foreign Secretary Criticizes U.S. For Denying Cat Stevens Entry

September 24, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1311786,00.html

On September 24, 2004 The Guardian reported, "US officials last night defended the deportation of Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, as it emerged that the former pop star met White House officials earlier this year. Jack Straw, the foreign secretary earlier intervened in the row by telling Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, that the decision to...

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Cat Stevens Taking Legal Action After Refused Entry to U.S.

September 24, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3686992.stm

On September 24, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Yusuf Islam, the British singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, is taking legal action after he was refused entry into the US. Mr. Islam said the decision to deny him entry on grounds of national security was 'very serious and wholly unfounded' and he wants an explanation. His Washington-bound flight was diverted to Maine on Tuesday and...

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Interfaith Members Support Each Other's Holiday Celebrations

September 23, 2004

Source: yorkregion.com

http ://w ww.yorkregion.com/yr/opinion/letter/story/2228323p-2582634c.html

On September 23, 2004 yorkregion.com ran a letter to the editor from Ghulam Abbas Sajan, co-chairperson of Mosaic, an interfaith organization. Sajan writes, "The goal of Mosaic is to learn and respect each other's religion. This way there is no hate if we co-exist. In line with that goal, we have instituted social action activities, among which is one where representatives of our seven religions -- Buddhism, Christianity,...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Appeal to Hostage-Takers for Mercy

September 23, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3535407

On September 23, 2004 PA News reported, "Christian and Muslim leaders in Liverpool made a joint appeal today to Kenneth Bigley’s captors to show mercy. Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend James Jones and Muslim cleric Akbar Ali made the appeal at Saint Mary’s Church in Walton, a short distance from the home of Mr Bigley’s elderly mother. On behalf of both faiths, Mr Ali said: 'In...

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Recent Poll Reports Majority of Muslims Support Kerry Over Bush

September 22, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=869

On September 22, 2004 Zogby International reported, "American Muslim voters are overwhelmingly supporting Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry over Republican George W. Bush, according to a new American Muslim Poll conducted by Zogby International for Georgetown University’s Muslims in the American Public Square (Project MAPS).  By a margin of 76% to 7%, Muslims back the Kerry/Edwards...

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Muslim Northwest Province Under Gov't Scrutiny in War on Terror

September 22, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004-09-22-chinaterror-usat_x.htm

On September 22, 2004 USA Today reported, "Amid a crackdown on alleged terrorist groups that accelerated after the Sept. 11 attacks, Beijing appears firmly in command of its sometimes restive Muslim northwest. 'Chinese authorities have the situation pretty much in hand. The degree of control in Xinjiang is at its highest point ever,' says Nicolas Becquelin, a Hong...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Muslim Brotherhood in the US

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15314_1.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to pray, memorize the Koran and discuss events of the day. But they also addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well....

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Rabbi Seeks to Find "Common Ground, Shared Narrative" for Israelis

September 19, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/09/17/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On September 19, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "Rabbi Michael Melchior[,]... Israel's energetic Knesset member and deputy minister for foreign affairs[,]... has been a vocal advocate for pluralism and religious tolerance, establishing many programs aimed at narrowing the gaps in Israeli society. He is currently...

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Failed Attempt to Vandalize El Paso Islamic Center

September 18, 2004

Source: El Paso Times

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=8113

On September 18, 2004 El Paso Times reported, "a man allegedly threw two makeshift firebombs at the Islamic Center of El Paso near Downtown at 2:35 p.m. Friday, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was in custody and under investigation by the FBI and police late Friday. He was facing arson and possibly other charges. The man was arrested after allegedly throwing two bottles of...

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