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Russian Orthodox Church Reaches Out to Muslims in Persian Gulf

August 4, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15070_1.html

On August 4, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Russian Orthodox Church said Wednesday that it hopes to develop closer ties with the predominantly Islamic Persian Gulf region, the Interfax news agency reported. Metropolitan Kirill, who heads the church's foreign relations department, said the decision to boost cooperation is based on the...

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Save Darfur Coalition Declares Aug. 25 "Sudan: Day of Conscience"

August 3, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04sudanconscienceaug25.html

On August 3, 2004 the National Council of Churches issued a press release that reported, "The Save Darfur Coalition, composed of National Council of Churches and 70 other faith-based, humanitarian and secular civic organizations, has identified Wednesday, August 25, 2004 as Sudan: Day of Conscience. On that day, communities across North America are urged to engage in interfaith...

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Evangelicals Urge Bush to Take Action in Sudan

August 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35223-2004Aug2.html?referrer=email

On August 3, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Thirty-five evangelical Christian leaders have signed a letter urging President Bush to provide massive humanitarian aid and consider sending U.S. troops to stop what they called the "genocide" taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan. The Aug. 1 letter marks a shift in focus for...

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Joint Vatican-Muslim Statement Condemns Attacks on Civilians in Places of Worship in Iraq

August 3, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0404238.htm

On August 3, 2004 the Catholic News Service reported, "Terrorist acts of violence waged against places of worship offend the name of God and religion, said an interfaith Vatican committee. In a joint statement released Aug. 3 by the Vatican, the two co-presidents of the Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee condemned all 'terrorist acts that continue to be perpetrated in Iraq and...

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PM: Muslims Fear Christians are Waging "War Against Islam" Worldwide

August 3, 2004

Source: Free New Mexican

Wire Service: AP

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/2588.html

On August 3, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims worldwide fear Christians are waging a 'war against Islam,' Malaysia's leader said Tuesday, blaming the campaign against terror on increased tensions between the religions. In an emotional speech to the World Council of Churches, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the events that followed...

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Christian Community Has Deep Roots in Iraq

August 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3526386.stm

On August 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Christians have inhabited what is modern day Iraq for about 2,000 years, tracing their ancestry to ancient Mesopotamia and surrounding lands. Theirs is a long and complex history. Before the Gulf War in 1991, they numbered about one million, but that figures is now put at about 800,000 and falling. Under Saddam Hussein, in overwhelmingly Muslim Iraq, some...

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Father of Daniel Pearl and Muslim Intellectual Tour U.S. With Dialogue Presentation

August 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19541-2004Jul27.html

On August 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "At some other point in history, [Akbar] Ahmed and [Judea] Pearl probably never would have crossed paths. Despite some similarities -- both are immigrant academics in their sixties who as children witnessed the costs of religious and ethnic strife -- Pearl was usually cloistered in a California lab while Ahmed...

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Muslims in Las Vegas: Maintaining the Holy Life in Sin City

August 1, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-vegas1aug01,1,747563.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 1, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "There are about 10,000 Muslims in Las Vegas, and they come from all over. In the mosques on any Friday, one can find well-to-do doctors from the Indian subcontinent, barrel-chested circus tumblers from Tangier, cabdrivers from Compton, war widows from Kabul...

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Mosques in WA Host Voter Registration

July 31, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/184399_muslimvote31.html

On July 31, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "about eight mosques from Olympia to Lynnwood participated in a national campaign to encourage Muslims, many of whom are immigrants, to register to vote as a first step in becoming politically active... The national group launched a drive to encourage Muslims to vote last year. In the Seattle area, the local...

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Opinion: New Global Anti-Semitism Seen in Disproportionate Criticism of Israel

July 31, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080436525.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 The Age ran an opinion piece by Pamela Bone, an associate editor of The Age, in which she argues that not only Jews should be worried about the "global phenomenon" of the "return" of anti-Semitism." She writes, "[I]n the West, suddenly a new anti-Semitism has become widespread, acceptable, even politically correct, it is argued in a...

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Former American Muslim Council Leader Pleads Guilty to Aiding Extremist

July 31, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28602-2004Jul30.html?referrer=email

On July 31, 2004 The Washington Post reported that, "A Muslim activist whose influence once reached the highest levels of the U.S. government pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally moving cash from Libya and admitted that he was involved in an elaborate Libyan plot to assassinate the Saudi ruler. Abdurahman Alamoudi pocketed nearly...

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Soldiers Ordained as Monks, Hope to Boost Morale Among Buddhists in South

July 31, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080443253.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 Reuters reported, "Soldiers were ordained as monks this week before heading for remote temples in Thailand's largely Muslim south in the hope of restoring some confidence among Buddhists in the violence-torn area. The soldiers, policemen and public servants among the 222...

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