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Muslims Critical of Authorities' "Indiscriminate Use" of Anti-Terror Legislation

August 8, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,1278602,00.html

On August 8, 2004 The Observer reported, "With the country on high alert, the arrests of...two men, along with 11 others in raids across the country last week, seemed to suggest that the authorities were indeed gaining an upper hand on the security threat to the country. But among some British Muslims, particularly young men, these arrests are merely another example of...

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Orland Mosque Now Pushes Forward With Little Opposition

August 8, 2004

Source: The South Town Daily

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/081nd3.htm

On August 8, 2004 The South Town Daily reported, "six weeks after Orland Park trustees voted to approve the village's first mosque over rancorous protests, the project is quietly moving forward. Mosque backers have already hit up local donors, including some non-Muslims sympathetic to their cause, for a 'significant chunk' of the $3.5 million it will take to build the house of...

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Profile of a Muslim Informant

August 8, 2004

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=273922

On August 8, 2004 Times Union reported that, "This week, following the arrest of the spiritual leader and a member of a Central Avenue mosque on charges related to aiding terrorism, [Shahed] Hussain's undercover work ended with a flourish of national attention. Court papers identify Hussain only as a confidential informant, and the FBI initially asked the Times Union not to...

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NY Mosque Divided Over the Legitimacy of Imam Leadership

August 7, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/07/nyregion/07mosque.html

On August 7, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Muslim factions at odds over involvement with the Taliban and terrorism squared off yesterday at a Queens mosque, where the issue divided the congregation after the Sept. 11 attacks. Armed with a court order and a phalanx of police officers, a group that had been ousted from the mosque in 2001 demanded entrance. The group, which...

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Offensive Articles on Islam May Have Been Authored by Senior Press Officer of British Council

August 6, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1277423,00.html

On August 6, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslim groups and individuals have flooded the British Council with complaints after learning that one of its senior press officers allegedly wrote controversial Sunday Telegraph articles attacking 'the black heart of Islam.' The government-funded body, which recently commissioned a handbook on Islam 'to prevent ignorant comments about...

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Interfaith Community Defends Muslim Cleric Accused of Aiding Terror in San Diego

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20040803-2228-hamas-staff.html

On August 6, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported that, "people of many faiths voice their support for El-Mazain. Scores of people crowded the federal courthouse Tuesday in support of a prominent San Diego Muslim cleric whose arrest on terrorism charges inspired Jewish, Catholic and Protestant community leaders to come to...

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Muslims to Purchase Methodist Church in Ocoee FL

August 6, 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-locchurch06080604aug06,1,6091489.story

On August 6, 2004 Orlando Sentinel reported, "The Foundation of Lights, a Muslim organization, has signed a contract to buy the Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church for $600,000 and has raised about half the $200,000 down payment needed to seal the deal, said foundation board member Naeem Nasir. The mosque, which...

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Government Begins Formal Discussions on Financing Religious Institutions

August 5, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/03/international/asia/03spai.html?pagewanted=all

On August 5, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The Spanish government has begun formal discussions on a proposal to expand financing to religious institutions, and security officials say that one intention is to subsidize mosques to make them less dependent on money from militant groups abroad. The Justice Ministry proposal, which legal...

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Editorial: Chaplain Yee Resigns, Still Seeking an Apology

August 5, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1091621010167640.xml

On August 5, 2004 The Oregonian reported that, "this week, [Chaplain James Yee] submitted a letter of resignation, effective in January, admitting defeat. Despite the fact that he has prevailed in court against his accusers, he wrote, his reputation and his prospects in the Army are ruined. Was Yee, a Chinese...

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