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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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Opinion: Trend Toward Inequality in Mosques Contradicts Tradition of Muhammad

August 16, 2004

Source: National Post

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/comment/story.html?id=cf80bfb3-1e4c-427e-b20b-6c6b40a3c569

On August 16, 2004 the National Post reported, "When I first came to Canada as a young mother in 1976, I was surprised to see that in North America mosques -- or masjid as they care called in Arabic -- were open to women just as they were during the time of Prophet Mohammed. The Prophet...

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Muslim Council of Britian to Publish Guide on Dealing With Backlash After Terrorism

August 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3566586.stm

On August 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Senior imams are publishing a guide for Muslims including advice on how to cope should there be an 11 September-style terror attack on the UK. It warns an anti-Muslim backlash would be likely and sets out people's rights. The guide also urges Muslims to be vigilant against potential terrorists and to report any suspicions to police. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) says the...

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Followers of Many Religions Flock to Church for its "Miraculous Powers"

August 14, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20040813-095345-7816r.htm

On August 14, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "Sri Lanka is a seat of conservative Buddhism, but a church here visited out of the blue by the pope is standing out as a symbol of religious harmony amid a heated debate on conversions. Devotees of different creeds flock to St. Anthony's Church even as the predominantly Buddhist nation grapples with proposals to outlaw 'unethical...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims from Atlanta Visit Sites of Ancient "Al-Andalus"

August 14, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/saturday/content/epaper/editions/saturday/faith_values_14d19512e3d0a1980050.html

On August 14, 2004 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "This summer, 32 Atlantans took a 10-day journey together through Andalusia --- the region of southern Spain that includes Grenada, Seville and Toledo --- and to Morocco, to see remnants of a distinctive way of life that...

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Local Men Charged With Vandalizing Mosque in Houston, TX

August 14, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2735209

On August 14, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "Two Spring men have been arrested and charged in the July Fourth bombing of a mailbox at a Spring mosque. Jody David Ferguson, 31, and Arthur Menno Mann IV, 30, both of the 9500 block of Dundalk, are charged with possession of an illegal weapon, a third-degree felony. Both men were arrested and charged last month. Both...

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Queen Praises Country's Religious Tolerance

August 13, 2004

Source: Borneo Bulletin

http://www.brunei-online.com/bb/fri/aug13w12.htm

On August 13, 2004 the Borneo Bulletin reported, "Thai Queen Sirikit, who turned 72 on Thursday, lauded Thailand's traditional values of generosity and tolerance for different religions in a speech delivered on the eve of her birthday. Thursday is a national holiday, marking Thailand's Mother's Day to honour the queen's birthday. The day was marked by celebrations and special events to commemorate the...

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PM's Office Says Muslims Can Wear Headscarf in ID Photos, Facial Features Must Be Visible

August 13, 2004

Source: CAIR-CAN

http://www.caircan.ca/itn_more.php?id=1108_0_2_0_C

On August 13, 2004 the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada reported, "In a letter to the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), the Prime Minister’s office has assured Canadian Muslims that their religious right to wear a hijab, or Islamic headscarf, will be respected and protected when photographs are taken for the Permanent Resident (PR) Card. The letter came after a...

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Employee Fired for Eating Pork Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

August 12, 2004

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/9386959.htm

On August 12, 2004 The Orlando Sentinel reported, "Lina Morales claims she was fired from an Orlando company because she ate a BLT sandwich at work. In her religious-discrimination lawsuit against Rising Star Telecommunications, she alleges she lost her job as administrative assistant for violating a policy banning pork and pork products from the workplace. Morales...

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Shi'ites Worldwide Warn U.S. Against Attacking Iraq Shrine

August 12, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-mosque12aug12,1,392409.story

On August 12, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "With its twin minarets and glinting gold dome, the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf has been a beacon for the Muslim faithful for more than a thousand years. But with fighting raging around the Iraqi shrine, one of the holiest sites in Shiite Islam is reprising a different historical role:...

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