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Opinion: Imams Should Not Use Mosques to Further Political Agendas

June 26, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000908.php

On June 26, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! ran an opinion piece by Tarek Fatah, host of The Muslim Chronicle TV, and Jehad Aliweiwi, former executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation, in which they argued, "On Monday, millions of Canadians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament and a new Prime Minister. Muslim Canadians have been active in the body-politic of this country for decades. We have...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 26, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up Inc.

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000909.php

On June 26, 2004 Muslim Wake Up Inc. reported, "AMT [American Muslim Taskforce] has been set up to guide Muslim voters about the 2004 elections. It is the new incarnation of the notorious American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) that was set up in 2000 to rally the Muslim vote behind Bush-Cheney. But as we reported in February, the 2000 Bush endorsement debacle was apparently...

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Father of Slain Reporter Daniel Pearl to Help Muslim-Jewish Relations

June 25, 2004

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F66858BA-6162-455A-A12192AD7

On June 25, 2004 VOA News reported, "The father of a Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan two years ago is leading a series of public dialogues with a Pakistani scholar aimed at improving Jewish-Muslim relations. The series that began in the United States last year moved to London this week and...

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An Interfaith Wedding Anniversary

June 25, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/179445_vcenter25.html

On June 25, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Sixty-two years ago, Alice Siegal wore a powder-blue wool suit, a pillbox hat and a veil and married her sweetheart, Arthur, in the gymnasium of the Seattle Talmud Torah, a Jewish day school in the Central District. Tomorrow, she and her husband will celebrate their anniversary in the same brick-faced building. It...

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Shi'ite Muslim Center in New England Looks to Expand

June 24, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/06/24/getting_to_know_the_neighbors/

On June 24, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Mahmud Jafri, a founder of the only Shi'ite Muslim center in New England, was mingling with Jewish leaders and fellow Muslims under a canopy of trees at his Dover home... In this charged political climate... the get-together also spoke to the evolving role that he and other members of...

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3rd Annual Youth Interfaith Camp in N.C.

June 24, 2004

Source: The Mountain Times

http://www.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2004/0624/interfaithcamp.php3

On June 24, 2004 The Mountain Times reported, "The third annual interfaith camp was held at Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp last week where 16 Christians, Jews and Muslims met together to learn about one another and to learn how to trust others of different faiths or beliefs. Boys from Ashe County, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Israel, Africa, Charlotte...

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Muslim Prayer Hall Site Vandalized With Pigs' Heads

June 24, 2004

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/June/theworld_June465.xml&section=theworld

On June 24, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "The site of a controversial Muslim prayer hall was vandalized on Thursday with pigs’ heads skewered on stakes and pork offal smeared throughout the building. Developer...

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Opponents of Orland Park Mosque Threaten to Unseat Board Members in Favor of Building in IL

June 24, 2004

Source: The Star

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/24-sp1.htm

On June 24, 2004 The Star reported, "If opponents of a proposed Orland Park mosque follow through on their promise, Mayor Dan McLaughlin and village trustees put their political careers in jeopardy Monday. About three-quarters of a vocal crowd — which police estimated to be close to 700 people — voiced objections to the development [of the Orland Park Mosque] Monday and vowed to next year...

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Current Report on Hate Crimes Geared Toward Muslims

June 24, 2004

Source: WTOP

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wtopnews.com/?sid=215314&nid=226

On June 24, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the subsequent war on terror, many Muslim-Americans report they've been victims of harassment and discrimination, violence and vandalism." This six part audio series and report explores issues that range from profiling concerns to the challenges faced by Sikh-Americans mistaken as Muslim.

Muslim Graves Vandalized, Government Creates Interfaith Committee to Promote Tolerance

June 24, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24351371.htm

On June 24, 2004 Reuters reported, "Neo-Nazi vandals have struck at the Islamic minority in the Alsace region of eastern France, desecrating 48 graves of Muslim soldiers with swastikas and "SS" inscriptions, officials said on Thursday. The vandals smashed seven Muslim gravestones overnight in the military cemetery in this town north of Strasbourg, capital of the region which has seen about a dozen...

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Beheadings Have No Justification in Islam, Scholars Say

June 24, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wohead243865339jun24,0,5716711.story

On June 24, 2004 New York Newsday reported, "It has become a terrifying spectacle disseminated by videotape: masked men calmly reading statements and then beheading their hostages. The speeches are mostly political; occasionally they have invoked vague religious justifications for the killings. But there is little precedent...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 23, 2004

Source: Metro Active

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/06.23.04/muslims-0426.html

On June 23, 2004 Metro Active reported that, "in a San Jose Convention Center meeting room, about 150 members of the South Bay's Muslim community gathered expectantly for a South Bay-wide Muslim town-hall meeting. The meeting, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), would be one of 40 such meetings scheduled in major cities across the nation by...

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