Islam

Editorial: Mosques Now must be More Engaged in Condemning Terror

August 12, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0812/p12s01-lire.html?s=hns

On August 12, 2004 the The Christian Science Monitor reported, "This week, Muslim leaders nationwide find themselves rallying - again - to defuse the notion that terrorism finds a sympathetic ear in America's 1,200-plus mosques. On Tuesday in Albany, N.Y., a federal judge refused bail for the imam and one other member of a local mosque, who were indicted on 19 counts of...

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Greek Muslims Hope Olympics Will Bring Attention to Need for Mosque

August 12, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A31A002B-3612-4985-96884A5A7B57B117

On August 12, 2004 Voice of America reported, "The Olympics will bring to Greece thousands of visitors from all over the world. For Muslims coming to Athens to see the games, finding a mosque to attend prayer services will not be easy. While there are more than 100,000 Muslims in Athens there are no official mosques in the entire city....

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Muslim Sues Company for Religious Discrimination Over Beard

August 11, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1280600,00.html

On August 11, 2004 The Guardian reported, "A Muslim man is demanding £20,000 damages from Virgin Trains for religious discrimination because he was allegedly ordered to trim his beard too short. Mohsin Mohmed claims that he was sacked from his job as customer service assistant at Euston station in London because he refused, even though he told his bosses he was required for...

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"Religions for Kerry": Democrats Seek Religious Voters

August 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-faith8aug08,1,3897896.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 11, 2004 the the Los Angeles Times reported that,"hoping to loosen President Bush's hold on voters who regularly attend church, Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign has launched what many observers say is the most ambitious Democratic effort in recent times to reach people of faith... The Kerry...

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Interfaith Conference Examines "Religion, Peace and the Olympic Ideal"

August 11, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4547_31.htm

On August 11, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) participated in a gathering of religious and interfaith leaders from around the world in Athens in the run up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. The Interreligious Conference in Athens, August 10 – 11, 2004, was hosted by the Greek Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in...

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Christian Groups to Charge Government With Discrimination Against Church-Building

August 10, 2004

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/10/1092102444233.html?oneclick=true

On August 10, 2004 Australian Associated Press reported, "Christian groups in mainly-Muslim Indonesia are planning legal action over laws barring them from building new churches. They plan to lodge a class action against Indonesia's government, accusing it of discrimination by continuing to enforce a decades-old decree governing construction of new...

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Concerns Continue Over Oppression of Women in Islamic Law Courts

August 10, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0810/p01s03-woam.html

On August 10, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Muslims [in Ontario], supported by a 1991 provincial law, have been using sharia to mediate legal disputes, such as divorce and child custody. But in the spring, after a Muslim group proposed creating a formalized tribunal, what had been going on quietly for more than a decade became front-page fodder and led to a...

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Anti-Kerry Author Apologizes for Frequent Disparaging Remarks About Muslims and Catholics

August 10, 2004

Original Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/424469331/

On August 10, 2004 the Associated Press reported that, "one of the authors of a new anti-John Kerry book frequently posted comments on a conservative Web site describing Muslims and Catholics...

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Arrest of Pretoria Men Raises Questions About Presence of Islamic Extremism

August 9, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/09/international/africa/09joburg.html

On August 9, 2004 The New York Times reported, "A string of international arrests of South African citizens, followed by sensational reports in the last week of terrorist plots against tourism and financial sites, is raising new questions about the depth of Islamic extremism in a country known for its racial and religious tolerance. South Africans were jolted...

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Muslim Boy Scouts in York, S.C.

August 9, 2004

Source: The Herald (S.C.)

http://www.heraldonline.com/local/story/3736448p-3340215c.html

On August 9, 2004 The Herald (S.C.) reported, "under an American flag, after a plaintive rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, almost 300 scouts received khaki scout hats and merit badge armbands Sunday. The best scout camp softball team mugged for photos. The best camp cook took a good-natured ribbing. The York County Sheriff and the head of South Carolina's FBI office...

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Editorial: Islam Needs Louder Voices Advocating Peace

August 9, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/col/story/219898p-189096c.html

On August 9, 2004 the New York Daily News printed an editorial that reported, "the two men arrested in Albany for allegedly taking part in a terrorist plot were men of God. So friends and neighbors have been telling reporters. Mohammed Mosharref Hossain was a pillar of the local congregation. Yassin Muhiddin Aref was a prayer leader. They called their mosque the House...

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"Uniquely Singapore" Branding Campaign Includes Attention to Religious Diversity

August 9, 2004

Source: TODAY online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/23727.asp

On August 9, 2004 TODAY online reported, "The essence, or 'soul,' of Singapore has had several re-incarnations in the last decade but arguably none on as high a plane of existence as its current avatar. The 'Uniquely Singapore' branding campaign came to life only in March — but its presence is being felt practically everywhere. From the Singapore Zoo and the Post Office to food outlets, shops and even drug...

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Charges of Systemic Racism Increase as Italians Struggle With New Diversity

August 9, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0809/p06s01-woeu.html?s=hns

On August 9, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Italy is fighting allegations of institutional racism by the editor of a major French newspaper. In a letter published last week in the left-leaning Italian daily La Repubblica, Le Monde's Jean-Marie Colombani accused Italian border police at Venice's Marco Polo airport of 'harassing' his 20-year-old adopted son...

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Documentary on Hindu-Muslim Riots Banned from Public Showings

August 8, 2004

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/08/08/2003197908

On August 8, 2004 the Taipei Times reported, "Indian censors have banned an award-winning documentary that chronicles one of the country's most painful and deadly episodes of Hindu-Muslim violence. 'Final Solution' is scheduled for release in 40 art house cinemas in Germany next month, where it won an award at this year's Berlin Film Festival. But in India, the...

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Jewish Groups Predict Record High Levels of Anti-Semitic Attacks

August 8, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1278580,00.html

On August 8, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain will reach record levels this year, say Jewish groups which accuse the government of inaction. The predicted sharp rise, from 375 last year, appears to be reflected across many European Union countries. Zvi Heifetz, Israel's new ambassador to London, warned last week that combating anti-...

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