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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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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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