Islam

High School Teacher Charged with Anti-Muslim Bias Over Head Scarf in New Orleans

July 22, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-1/10904866642540

On July 22, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported that, "The Jefferson Parish school system has fired a West Jefferson High School teacher accused of using religious slurs against a Muslim student and pulling off her head scarf, a school system source said this week.

Superintendent Diane Roussel would not confirm that teacher Wes Mix...

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Muslim Apologist Becomes Victim of Hate Crime in FL

July 22, 2004

Source: AP

http://www.local6.com/news/3565167/detail.html

On July 22, 2004 AP reported, "After appearing on Fox News and local television in Orlando and urging Americans not to blame Muslims for the beheading of American businessman Nicholas Berg by Al-Qaida-linked militants in Iraq in May, [Areej] Zufari became a victim of the hate she had tried to discourage... Two men confronted her inside a gas station's convenience store in Orlando, spewing out a string of vulgarities...

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Anti-Arab Discord Divides City in MI

July 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040722-014826-8551r.htm

On July 22, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "The suburban Detroit city of Dearborn Heights is struggling to suppress anti-Arabic sentiment in a community split geographically. The city's dividing line is an east-west route called Ford Road, south of which a steadily growing number of Arabic families live, the Detroit News said Thursday. In the suburb, the...

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Jewish-Muslim Planning Group Focuses on Interfaith Awareness in OR

July 22, 2004

Source: Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/suburban/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/1090497434207680.xml

On July 22, 2004 Oregonian reported, "A Muslim-Jewish planning group works to build understanding. Planners hope a September arts program will help members of both faiths learn about each other... Formed in December 2003, the group's goal is simple: to build understanding between Jewish and Muslim...

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Daughters of Hajar Challenge Islam

July 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/22/national/22muslim.html

On July 22, 2004 The New York Times reported that, "Mrs. [Nasreen] Aboobaker prays only at home, shunning the segregated mosque. But she is not the only Muslim woman who is beginning to bridle at the men's club culture of many American mosques. Gradually and with mixed success, a small number of Muslim women are challenging the lack of inclusion of women in worship and communal life...

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Daughters of Hajar Challenge Islam

July 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/22/national/22asra.html

On July 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "On a sultry night in July, Asra Q. Nomani was summoned to the large brick mosque near the university here for the start of a hastily planned inquisition... The meeting was called because 35 mosque members had signed a petition demanding that Ms. Nomani be expelled... The petition capped nine months in which Ms. Nomani had unsettled Muslims...

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Dutch PM Urges Europe Not to Allow Fear of Islam to Influence Consideration of Turkey for EU

July 21, 2004

Source: Turks.US

http://www.turks.us/article.php?story=20040721115433543

On July 21, 2004 Turks.US reported, "Peoples of all faiths can live together, said the Dutch Prime Minister, warning against invoving religion when assessing Turkey’s EU bid. Europe should not allow the fact that Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country to affect its decision on whether to grant Turkey a date to commence accession negotiations, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands said...

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Country's Mufti Takes a Stand Against Extremism

July 21, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0721/p15s02-lire.html

On July 21, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As often as he can find time, Australia's senior Muslim cleric, or 'Mufti,' takes a religious journey of sorts to a Sydney dump. With him he brings handfuls of pamphlets, fliers, and books filled with Islamist messages and personally disposes of them. As head of a popular mosque in Sydney's suburbs, Sheikh Taj Din Al Hilaly...

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Arab Americans Rally Against Anti-Islamism

July 21, 2004

Source: SNITCH Louisville

http://louisville.snitch.com/2004/07/21/muslim

On July 21, 2004 the SNITCH Louisville reported that throughout the country Arab-Americans are mobilizing with local civil authorities in order to counter the Anti-Islam stigmatism that has continued to attack their community. "During 2003-04, Boston’s Northeastern University studied police relationships with Muslim, Sikh and Arab-American communities in Michigan, Southern California and Boston....

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Call to Prayer Controversy Sets Precedent for Nation's Growing Diversity

July 21, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/ham21_20040721.htm

On July 21, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Campaign banners fluttered in four languages and neighbors from an array of ethnic backgrounds took to the streets and gathered in houses of worship in Hamtramck Tuesday to lobby each other as voters decided two hotly debated ballot questions. Issues as universal as religious freedom and public education hung in the balance in the special...

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