Islam

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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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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