Islam

Police Officers Display Hindu Identity Prominently

July 20, 2004

Source: Ahmedabad Newsline

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=92203

On July 20, 2004 Ahmedabad Newsline reported, "At the Naroda Police Station, in a corner of Senior Inspector V.S. Gohil’s chamber is a mini temple. There are idols and pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses on a shelf. Garlands, flowers, and agarbattis indicate there is daily puja. Gohil readily admits as much. He says he’s religious, of course, and is bewildered that...

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Controversy Over Muslims Wearing Religious Stoles at U.C. Irvine

July 19, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/archives/000893.php

On July 19, 2004 Muslim Wake Up reported that "A huge controversy (has erupted) over 11 UCI students who planned to wear an Islamic-themed stole (i.e. the sashes worn over the shoulders by graduates) at their graduation ceremony... a whole host of Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Congress, have been demanding that the university administration ban the stoles, since they contend that...

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CAIR Denounces Vandalism at Hamilton Mosque

July 19, 2004

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations (Canada)

http://www.cair-net.org/asp/article.asp?id=34038&page=NB

On July 19, 2004 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Canada) issued a press release that reported, "A national Muslim group has denounced reports of vandalism on a Hamilton mosque and asked police to treat it as a possible hate crime. The Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada (CAIR-CAN), a grassroots organization that...

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Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 18, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/213140p-183538c.html

On July 18, 2004 New York Daily News reported, "Last Sunday's senseless attack on a Sikh man - a 54-year-old father and community leader - in Richmond Hill, Queens, was the latest reminder that prejudice and hate are alive and well on the streets of New York... That is why on Thursday, almost 100 people in a diverse, multiethnic coalition of more than two dozen civil...

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Muslim Vote Plays Role in Labour Party's Loss of Seats in Election

July 17, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/16/1089694567759.html?oneclick=true

On July 17, 2004 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "British voters have delivered a humiliating rebuke to Tony Blair in two by-elections in supposedly safe Labour seats in the Government's first electoral test after the damning Butler inquiry into Iraq intelligence. Massive swings against Labour cost the party Leicester South and reduced...

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FBI to Conduct Voluntary Interviews of Muslims

July 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56080-2004Jul16.html?referrer=email

On July 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported that, "FBI agents have launched a series of interviews of Muslims and Arab Americans in the Washington area and across the country, hoping to glean information that could prevent a major terrorist attack during this election year. A few dozen voluntary interviews of community leaders,...

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Grand Sheikh and Alexandrian Pope Sign Christian-Muslim Dialogue Agreement

July 17, 2004

Source: ArabicNews.com

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040717/2004071726.html

On July 17, 2004 ArabicNews.com reported, "The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mohamed Sayed Tantawi and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese presided yesterday on the signing of an agreement on Muslim-Christian dialogue. Sheikh Hamid El-Rifae, Chairman of the International Islamic Forum and Gergis Saleh, Secretary General of the Middle East...

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FBI Official Meets with NY Muslims to Continue Building Strong Relationship

July 16, 2004

Source: The Stanten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/1089985522116710.xml

On July 16, 2004 The Stanten Island Advance reported, "Muslim cultural and religious leaders from across the city flocked to the Muslim Majlis Mosque in Concord last night to meet the head of the FBI's New York office for the first time. Continuing a dialogue begun by his predecessor, Kevin Donovan, who left the FBI last year, Pasquale...

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Saudi Textbooks Teach Anti-Western Rhetoric, Washington-Based Reform Group Says

July 14, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/saudi/story/0,11599,1260867,00.html

On July 14, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Saudi schoolchildren are being taught to disparage Christianity and Judaism in a textbook issued by the education ministry, a report said yesterday. The book forms part of the kingdom's revised curriculum - supposedly cleaned up after complaints that demonising the west had become endemic in Saudi schools. A lesson for six-year-olds reads...

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Update: Woman Fabricated Story of Alleged Anti-Semitic Attack

July 14, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=93A0FCCE-E6BC-4C95-A0C7AEF9F7A23F8B

On July 14, 2004 Voice of America reported, "An alleged anti-Semitic attack that rocked France turns out to be a fabrication. Public opinion is now torn over whether authorities reacted too quickly and unfairly targeted the country's Muslim population. The story was horrific enough when details emerged in recent days. A gang of youths...

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Chirac: Those Breaking Religious Symbols Ban Will Be Prosecuted

July 14, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14372685.htm

On July 14, 2004 Reuters reported, "French President Jacques Chirac said on Wednesday anyone who defies a ban on headscarves and other religious headwear when state schools reopen in September could be prosecuted. Chirac's warning followed an appeal for girls to defy the ban which was issued by the Union of French Islamic Organisations (UOIF), a Muslim fundamentalist organisation. 'If anyone is...

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Education Authorities Block Plan to Create Separate Class for Muslim Students

July 14, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040714_1129.html

On July 14, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Education authorities in Milan have blocked a plan by a local public school to create a separate class for Islamic students, a decision that fueled an ongoing debate over the role of Muslims in this predominantly Catholic nation. The decision Tuesday came after days of raging controversy in Milan. Over...

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