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Prince Charles Opens Multifaith Garden at Primary School

July 7, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3173370

On July 7, 2004 PA News reported, "The Prince of Wales today opened a multi-faith garden in a primary school. Charles was visiting Deansfield Primary School in Eltham, south– east London, and was greeted with applause by waiting schoolchildren when he arrived this morning...The cloister garden at the school was designed and built by an alumni of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built...

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In Wisconsin, a Muslim Libertarian for Senate

July 6, 2004

Source: The Libertarian Party

http://www.lp.org/lpnews/0408/muslim_wisconsin-outreach.html

On July 6, 2004 The Libertarian Party reported, "Those who regularly attend the Muslim Professional Association's annual Independence Day picnics in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are accustomed to hearing from politicians. But this year's picnic brought something new: Libertarians. As a Muslim man and a small business owner, Arif Khan -- Wisconsin's Libertarian candidate for U.S....

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Opinion: Ethnic-Minority and Faith Groups Must Oppose "Honor Killing"

July 6, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1254762,00.html

On July 6, 2004 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Fareena Alam, managing editor of the Muslim magazine Q-News, in which she argued that "honour crimes" are not a "Muslim problem" and should not be labeled as such. She writes, "The recent decision by Scotland Yard to reassess at least 13 cases of suspected 'honour killings' should be welcomed as an attempt to understand the...

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Editorial: Rabbi Considers Contemporary Discussion on Religious Pluralism

July 6, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/160222-9743-021.html

On July 6, 2004 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When the sociologist Will Herberg wrote a seminal book in 1955 titled 'Protestant, Catholic and Jew,' he was reflecting on what he saw were the primary religious affiliations in the United States. He wrote of ethnic divisions fading against a backdrop of three primary faith expressions that made up the American landscape. That...

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Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic Weddings on the Rise in U.S.

July 6, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2004/07/06/weddings.html

On July 6, 2004 the Courier Journal reported that , "For more and more American couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage.couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage... The...

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Church Organization Calls Meeting of Religious Leaders to Establish Dialogue

July 6, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5068571

On July 6, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leaders of Switzerland’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have met in Bern for the first time since the outbreak of war in Iraq. The heads of the country’s largest religious groups discussed plans to establish a permanent platform for interfaith dialogue. The meeting was organised by the Federation of Swiss...

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Muslims Strive for Political Organization Across Ethnic Lines in MD

July 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslims05jul05,0,680827.story

On July 5, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Baltimore City Council candidate Melvin Bilal held a fund-raiser at a local mosque in May, the black Republican drew 250 fellow Muslim Americans, including immigrants from India, Pakistan and the Arab world. Among them was retailer Ahzar Ansari, originally from Karachi, who donated $1,000...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Reaches Tenth Year of Action

July 5, 2004

Source: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pccair05jul05,0,725817.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On July 5, 2004 The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Since its founding a decade ago, the council, frequently referred to by its acronym CAIR, has pursued a mission of exposing injustice against American Muslims. Modeled in part on the Anti-Defamation League's civil rights...

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Government Warns Muslims Not to Defy Headscarf Ban

July 5, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L05574394.htm

On July 5, 2004 Reuters reported, "French officials warned Islamic activists against testing the state's patience on Monday after a second large Muslim group urged schoolgirls to defy a ban on headscarves when schools reopen in September. The headscarves, which will be banned from state schools after the summer break, surged back into the news when the large Union of French Islamic Organisations (...

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Hundreds of Muslims Gather at Yosemite National Park

July 4, 2004

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8801879p-9688097c.html

On July 4, 2004 The Fresno Bee reported, "Year after year, Zainab Munjy, 22, makes the drive from her Fresno home to join hundreds of Muslim families at Camp Green Meadows in Fish Camp. About 250 people are expected to attend this year's 15th annual Youth and Adult Islamic Camp, hosted by the Muslim Society of Central California near the entrance to Yosemite National Park. The...

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Muslim Comedian Gets Laughs in Sacramento, CA

July 3, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=c7ba961e3fa3c67a49cbe69706d6ff00

On July 3, 2004 NCM reported, "The Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims, or SALAM, held its annual fundraiser once again at its facility in California's State Capital region. And if one wanted to be pleasantly surprised, this was the place to be as a new twist of sorts enhanced the usual religious program. With the...

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Sufi Teacher from Jerusalem Tours U.S.

July 3, 2004

Source: The Ann Arbor News

http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf?/base/news-9/108884954062910.xml

On July 3, 2004 The Ann Arbor News reported, "Dr. Kirk Laman and other Sufis in the area gathered at Eastern Michigan University four days last week to travel deeper in prayer with their Sufi guide, Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i ash-Shadhuli. For 20 years, Shaykh Muhammad, 73, was an Islamic judge in Palestine and now heads the Higher...

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