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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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Opinion: Muslims Should Learn from Jews' Successful Integration into European Society

August 5, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=547978

On August 5, 2004 The Independent ran an opinion piece by Ismail Patel, chairman of a Leicester-based human rights organization, in which he wrote about the situation faced by Muslims in British society: "British Muslims today find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. They are told to integrate, but when they do, via active political...

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More Details on Controversy Surrounding the Pro-Islam Resolution in Dearborn Michigan

August 5, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/cfp/11/kislam5_20040805.htm

On August 5, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "In the fall election of 2001, Bob Constan, an attorney, ran for City Council against two incumbent councilmen, Jumanah Judeh and David Turfe, who are both of Arab descent. Turfe is also Muslim. In the weeks after Sept. 11, a man claiming to be a pollster made calls to residents in Dearborn Heights. The pollster's questions had more to do...

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Debate Over Headscarf Continues; Potential Bill Would Ban Religious Symbols in Public Service Jobs

August 5, 2004

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=24951

On August 5, 2004 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "An Allensbach Institute survey in Germany indicated recently that 53 percent of Germans regard the headscarf as a form of repression, and something not reconcilable with western values. The German states Baden-Wuerttemberg, Saarland and Lower Saxony have all passed laws banning Islamic headscarves from public schools...Now the...

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Worker Fired for Eating Pork at Company With Muslim Ties

August 4, 2004

Source: Central Florida Local 6 News

http://www.local6.com/money/3614199/detail.html

On August 4, 2004 the Central Florida Local 6 News reported, "A Central Florida woman was fired from her job after eating 'unclean' meat and violating a reported company policy that pork and pork products are not permissible on company premises, according to Local 6 News... Lina Morales was hired as an administrative assistant at Rising Star -- a Central Florida telecommunications company...

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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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