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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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Teacher Challenges Superintendent Over Recommendation to Fire

August 18, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1092821374184280.xml

On August 18, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "Embattled former West Jefferson High School teacher Wes Mix, who was accused of using racial slurs and yanking the head scarf off a Muslim student, plans to fight Jefferson Parish public schools Superintendent Diane Roussel's recommendation to fire him. Under policies governing tenured...

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Study Shows Religion Plays Larger Part in Lives of Non-White Population

August 18, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=552588

On August 18, 2004 The Independent reported, "Although most white Britons call themselves Christian, most admit religion plays little part in their lives, a government study shows. But a strikingly different picture emerges in black and Asian communities, who say that their faith is a crucial part of their identity. And in a sign that Britain's religious map is...

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More on FBI and Muslim Relations in CA

August 17, 2004

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/08/17/special_reports/religion/8_16_0422_08_18.txt

On August 17, 2004 North County Times reported that, "the faithful who come to worship at the Masjid Al-Ittehad in Vista on Friday crowd the prayer hall and spill over into the courtyard. At this masjid, or mosque, Nader Dehani serves as imam, conducting the service, which opens with a call to prayer. He stresses to the...

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