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Muslim Leader's Conviction Suggests Hidden Ties to War on Terror

July 10, 2004

Source: Ohio News Network

Wire Service: AP

http://www.onnnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=1984261

On July 10, 2004 Ohio News Network reported, "The impact of a mosque leader being convicted of hiding terrorist ties is stretching beyond the courtroom.

The American Civil Liberties Union may join the appeal by imam Fawaz Damra to overturn his conviction on a charge of lying to obtain U.S. citizenship in 1994. The ACLU says civil rights...

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FBI Calls on Muslims and Sikhs for Help Fighting Terror

July 9, 2004

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/07/09/fbi.terrorthreat.ap/index.html

On July 9, 2004 CNN reported, "The FBI is intensifying efforts nationwide to enlist Muslims, Arab-Americans and Sikhs to help thwart a possible terrorist attack this summer or fall. FBI Director Robert Mueller told top agents in all 56 FBI field offices to increase contacts with these groups in their areas amid a consistent flow of intelligence that indicates al Qaeda wants to launch...

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In Wake of Anti-Semitic, Anti-Muslim Attacks, President Calls for Religious Tolerance

July 9, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1257445,00.html

On July 9, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French president, Jacques Chirac, made a national appeal for racial and religious tolerance yesterday as part of a campaign to tackle an alarming surge in racist attacks. In his strongest condemnation yet of the desecration of Muslim and Jewish cemeteries over the past three months, Mr Chirac called for urgent action to stem a rise...

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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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Jewish Leaders Demand Police Action Against Islamic Cleric

July 9, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3879127.stm

On July 9, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Jewish community leaders are pressuring the police to act against controversial Islamic cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. The Board of Deputies of British Jews has met senior Scotland Yard officers to present a 'dossier' of alleged comments by the sheikh. They say the Egyptian-born cleric is a threat to race relations because he has defended Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel...

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Muslim Convention Asserts: Know Rights, Protect Freedom

July 9, 2004

Source: The Independent Press

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1556

On July 9, 2004 The Independent Press reported that, "thousands gather at a Muslim convention to polish their political skills – Bush policies criticized. The 29th annual convention of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and Muslim American Society (MAS) concluded at the sprawling Cleveland Convention Center on Sunday, July 4. Usually ICNA-MAS doesn’t have a tradition...

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Muslims Worried Over Creation of Government Database on "Radical Muslims"

July 8, 2004

Source: DAWN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dawn.com/2004/07/09/int11.htm

On July 8, 2004 Reuters reported, "Germany said on Thursday it would create a central database on suspected radical Muslims, provoking concern from the country's large Muslim community. Interior Minister Otto Schily also announced plans to boost the 'fight against terrorism' by pooling intelligence from the three national security agencies in a new joint analysis centre. The...

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Proposed Law Would Make Inciting Religious Hatred a Criminal Offense

July 7, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3871867.stm

On July 7, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Inciting religious hatred is to be made a criminal offence under plans unveiled by Home Secretary David Blunkett. The government failed to get laws introducing the offence passed by Parliament in the wake of the US terror attacks in 2001. In a speech in London, Mr Blunkett revived the proposals. He said he was returning to the plans as there was a need to...

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