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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Original Source: Marin Independent Journal

http ://w ww.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country. Disturbed by the inflammable anti-Islamic rhetoric that...

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Opinion: Lack of Media Coverage of First Muslim Woman MP Shows Biased, Conservative Portrayal of Islam

July 25, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000970.php

On July 25, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! posted an opinion piece (originally published in the Globe and Mail) by Tarek Fatah, host of The Muslim Chronicle, a weekly program on Canadian TV, and a founding member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, on the lack of media coverage on the election of Canada's first Muslim woman member of Parliament, Yasmin Ratansi. Fatah writes, "The question is this: How...

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Islamic Center Festival Highlights Muslim Culture in Nashville, TN

July 25, 2004

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/07/54854891.shtml?Element_ID=548

On July 25, 2004 The Tennessean reported that, "at the fourth annual International Yard Sale at the Islamic Center of Nashville... [Muslims] have laid out their world, heritage and culture to share with others... In the back parking lot, there were heaps of clothing and toys, tables with jewelry and appliances, and racks of Middle Eastern clothing...

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Editorial: Prisoners Should Retain Religious Rights

July 25, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13763

On July 25, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "Disputes over the denial of kosher meals have flared up in a number of states, including Virginia, where an inmate filed a lawsuit in April. Keeping kosher in prison is just one of many religious-freedom claims being raised by prisoners throughout the nation. The cases cover the religious waterfront from the...

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Interfaith Assembly Fosters Abrahamic Dialogue in NJ

July 25, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=300

On July 25, 2004 Muslim American Society reported, "The Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) [Morristown, NJ] hosted a Special Assembly, entitled: 'Children of Abraham: Journeys to God.'   The milestone event, attended by more than 700 people, featured renowned leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths promoting the need for peace and solidarity among the...

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"Hybrid Culture" Emerges Among Italian Muslims

July 24, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10096-2004Jul23.html

On July 24, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "One recent evening, the band at the Thousand and One Nights Restaurant played hand-held drums and stringed instruments on a platform ringed with Oriental rugs and pillows, and a singer warbled Arabic love songs. It could have been a festive scene in Damascus, Cairo or Rabat. In fact the brightly lit establishment...

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Muslim Somalis Migrate to Barron Wisconsin

July 24, 2004

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/jul04/246311.asp

On July 24, 2004 The Journal Sentinel reported, "In less than a decade, a river of refugees from Somalia has flowed into Barron [Wisconsin], lured by good-paying meat packing jobs at the Jennie-O Turkey plant, the city's largest employer. Today, 12% of Barron's population is from Somalia... The first Somali refugees began showing up in Barron about eight years ago to fill jobs at Jennie-O....

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Newly Rebuilt Bridge Seen as Unifying Symbol in Ethnic-Religious Conflict

July 23, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2004/07/23/old_bridge_seen_as_new_symbol_of_ethnic_tolerance/

On July 23, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "When Nedzad Kasumovic filmed Croatian tank shells pounding into Mostar's Old Bridge until its 400-year-old white marble stones plunged deep into the Neretva River's emerald waters a decade ago, he did so through tear-filled eyes. And...

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Religious Hate Message Halts Train Going From NJ to Boston and NY

July 23, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/23/nyregion/23train.html

On July 23, 2004 The New York Times reported, "For 90 minutes on Thursday morning, passengers aboard an Amtrak train headed to New York and Boston were questioned and videotaped as the seven cars were searched after a note containing Muslim and anti-Semitic phrases was found in a bathroom. No arrests were made at Pennsylvania Station in Newark, where the train was stopped just before...

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Muslim Cultural Festival to Showcase Diversity in UT

July 23, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_2380693

On July 23, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "The 2004 Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on July 31 at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. This year's festival, to be inaugurated by Utah State Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, celebrates the American ideals of diversity, inclusion, and tolerance by presenting a diverse set of talented...

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Government Eases Restrictions on Religious Freedom; Minority Religions Still Uneasy

July 23, 2004

Source: The Journal Gazette

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/9225588.htm

On July 23, 2004 the Associated Press reported, " Pastor Pavel Fedotov was in church leading services when the bulldozers and wrecking balls showed up. Over the next week, they razed his house of worship as part of the authoritarian Turkmen government's crackdown on minority religions. That was November 1999. Now, Fedotov's small group...

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