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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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Baha'i Youth Conference Draws Participants from Multiple Religions

August 22, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=319

On August 22, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A Baha'i youth conference here attracted participants from Baha'i, Muslim, Christian, and traditional African religious backgrounds. They gathered at the University of N'Zerekore in the forest region of this French-speaking country to learn about the teachings, history, and administration of the Baha'i Faith through...

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Institute for Social Policy Understanding Explores Options for American Muslims in the 2004 Election

August 21, 2004

Source: Institute for Social Policy Understanding

http://www.ispu.us/pdfs/Elections_Policy.pdf

On August 21, 2004 Institute for Social Policy Understanding reported, "American Muslims recognize the validity of the democratic process and are eager to participate in it to shape the political environment in which they live. Recent surveys on political attitudes within the community have clearly indicated that American Muslims will participate quite vigorously in the coming...

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Prison Service Apologizes After Offering Muslim Inmates "Halal" Pork Chops

August 21, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1287716,00.html

On August 21, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The Prison Service yesterday apologised after inmates at the top security Belmarsh jail, which houses Muslims accused of terrorism, were offered a pork chop for their evening meal. Abu Hamza, the radical cleric whom the United States wants to extradite for a string of alleged offences, was among those who were given a menu...

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At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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American Muslim Groups Welcome Probe into Gen. Boykin Controversy

August 20, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-boykin20aug20,1,2972363.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 20, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "American Muslim groups on Thursday welcomed initial results of an internal Defense Department probe that concluded that Army Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin violated Pentagon rules when he spoke before Christian groups and cast the war on...

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Mosque Founder Supports Daughter's Challenge to Mosque in West Virginia

August 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14849_1.html

On August 20, 2004 Beliefnet published an editorial by mosque founder Zafar Nomani concerning his support of daughter Asara Nomani who is at the center of Mosque controversy in West Virgina. "The mosque management committee has informed my daughter that 35 members of the congregation have signed a petition to 'expel' her from the mosque for 'actions and practices that are disruptive to prayer,...

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Hands of Peace Program Brings Together American, Middle Eastern Teens

August 19, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/gv/08-19-04-364262.html

On August 19, 2004 Pioneer Press reported, "They came together as strangers and parted after two weeks as friends. That was the goal of the Hands of Peace program, which for a second year brought together 16 Middle Eastern and 11 American teens for a peace-making mission that they and their adult sponsors hope will one day...

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U.S Continues Investigation of Saudi-Based Charities for Links to Terrorism

August 19, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13266-2004Aug18.html?referrer=email

On August 19, 2004 The Washington Post ran an in-depth article on the U.S. investigation into links between terrorism and Saudi-backed charities. The article reported, "The collision of Saudi missionary work and suspicions of terrorist financing in San Diego illustrates the perils and provocations of a multibillion-dollar effort...

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Muslim Women's Participation in Olympics a First for Many Countries

August 19, 2004

Source: Trinidad & Tobago Express/Los Angeles Times

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=34190423

On August 19, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A record number of Muslim women are representing their countries this year in Athens, nearly every one of them overcoming unimaginable hardships. Some endure death threats for exposing their legs to foreign men; others prepare for this day without the mats, shoes or other equipment...

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