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Increased Scrutiny and Vulnerability for Muslims and Arab-Americans

July 30, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0730/p02s02-usgn.html?s=hns

On July 30, 2004 the Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the past three weeks, the FBI has been calling in Arab-Americans and other Muslims to ask them about their travels and whom they might know... The FBI's increased interest coincides with worries that terrorists will try to disrupt or influence this fall's presidential election, the first since Sept. 11. Arab-...

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Study Finds Detroit Arab Americans Are Mostly Christian, Diverse and Settled

July 29, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/metro/arab29_20040729.htm

On July 29, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "A two-year, $1-million study of metro Detroit Arab Americans concludes that these thousands of families are far more diverse, more settled and more eager to embrace American life than many observers around the world had assumed... The study focused on in-depth interviews with 1,016 men and women whose families came from Arabic-speaking countries...

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Conference Focuses on Peace and Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, Muslims

July 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Communion News Service

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/articles/38/50/acns3861.cfm

On July 28, 2004 the Anglican Communion News Service reported, "A new 'Children of Abraham Peace Forum' for news, articles and discussions over the Internet has grown out of a large inter-religious conference held 11-13 June at the American Cathedral in Paris. The bi-lingual conference, entitled 'The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking:...

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Harvard to Return $2.5 Million Gift from United Arab Emirates

July 28, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19223-2004Jul27.html?referrer=email

On July 28, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Harvard Divinity School has agreed to return a $2.5 million gift from the president of the United Arab Emirates after 18 months of controversy over the donor's alleged connection to anti-Semitic and anti-American propaganda, Harvard officials said yesterday. While not unprecedented,...

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Muslims Urge Kerry to Reach Out to Community

July 27, 2004

Source: News House News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/mccutcheon072704.html

On July 27, 2004 News House News Service reported, "Muslim voters appear less inclined to support President Bush in November than they did in 2000, but that doesn't mean they automatically back Democrat John Kerry. Several of the roughly 40 Muslim delegates attending this week's Democratic National Convention said they are waiting for the Kerry campaign to show its concern...

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Muslim Holy Land Foundation Claimed to be Linked to Hamas

July 27, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040727_456.html

On July 27, 2004 the reported, "A Texas-based Muslim charity and seven of its directors and fund-raisers have been charged with supporting the militant Palestinian group Hamas and with money laundering and conspiracy. A federal grand jury in Dallas returned the 42 charges against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and the...

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Election 2004: Muslim Delegates look to Back Kerry at the DNC

July 27, 2004

Source: Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=74026

On July 27, 2004 Metro West Daily News reported, "Muslims expect to have their voices heard at the Democratic National Convention. Forty Muslim delegates from across America have come to Boston to have their say during the convention and express their support for Kerry's campaign. The majority, along with local Muslim leaders, plan to also...

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Envoys Call Political Leader's Comments Anti-Muslim and Intolerant

July 27, 2004

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-7-2004_pg4_8

On July 27, 2004 Reuters reported, "Anti-Muslim remarks by a far-right Norwegian political leader have sparked an unprecedented furore in Norway and a sharp reproof from envoys from Muslim countries. Diplomats from Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco and Tunisia said in a joint letter to the daily Aftenposten that...

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Holy Land Foundation Argues FBI Used Faulty Intelligence Translations

July 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/27/politics/27muslim.html?pagewanted=all

On July 27, 2004 The New York Times reported, "A shuttered Islamic charity in Dallas, accused of being a financial front for Middle East terrorists, charged Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation falsified evidence and 'fabricated a case' against it in an effort to show that it financed Palestinian suicide-bombers.

The charity, the...

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Proposal for Muslim Holidays Questioned in Dearborn, Mich

July 27, 2004

Source: Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0407/27/b01-223552.htm

On July 27, 2004 Detroit News reported, "A City Council member is offering a resolution to recognize Islam and Muslim holy days, but critics questioned the timing and merit of his proposal. City Councilman Robert Constan says that his resolution, which could be considered as early as tonight by the City Council, is intended to foster unity... 'Although the resolution seems to be a...

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How Strong Will the Jewish Vote Swing Towards Kerry?

July 27, 2004

Source: Haaretz News

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/456594.html

On July 27, 2004 Haaretz News reported, "Jewish activists in the Democratic Party are working hard this convention week to garner support for the party and its presidential candidate, John Kerry, in order to prevent an erosion of Jewish votes on behalf of U.S. President George W. Bush in November's election... A former AIPAC executive director and former chairman of the Democratic Party, Steve...

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Study Shows Sharp Increase in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in 2003

July 26, 2004

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Wire Service: AP

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/9243179.htm

On July 26, 2004 Tallahassee Democrat reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington, D.C.-based Islamic civil-rights group, said there were more than 1,000 incidents of harassment or hate crimes against Muslims last year, up from about 600 in 2002.

CAIR officials say such anti-Muslim incidents are likely...

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In the Face of Conflict, Muslims and Jews Create Dialogue in NC

July 26, 2004

Source: WRAL News

http://www.wral.com/news/3577046/detail.html

On July 26, 2004 WRAL News reported, "Muslims from the Islamic Center spent Sunday morning with Jews at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh... The National Leader of the American Society of Muslims addressed the group. Omam Earl Mohammed first visited the Temple in November 2002... Sunday's participants spent most of their time speaking to each other. Leaders of both faiths say the constant unrest in the Middle East makes it...

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