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Muslims and Mormons Create Solidarity in UT

July 1, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/national/01enclave.html

On July 1, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Given its overwhelmingly Mormon population, Utah might seem an unlikely place for Muslim immigrants from Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Indonesia, Sudan and Pakistan. But the Muslim population of Utah has grown rapidly, to about 25,000, most of whom arrived in the last decade in the wake of conflicts around the world that in some cases...

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Sengegalese Music Star Releases Songs About His Islamic Faith

July 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19419-2004Jun30.html?referrer=email

On July 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A few years back, Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour composed a series of songs celebrating his Islamic faith. He originally wrote the devotional music for his family and friends to listen to during Ramadan but then decided to release it as an album. The events of Sept. 11, 2001,...

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Assault on Muslim in CA to be Investigated as Hate Crime

July 1, 2004

Source: The San Diego Channel 10 News

http://www.thesandiegochannel.com/news/3481735/detail.html

On July 1, 2004 The San Diego Channel 10 News reported, "A Muslim man reported being attacked outside a Mira Mesa supermarket by a man who beat him while screaming racial slurs, according to 10News.

Abdul Wahab Al-Sheikh said the assailant jumped him outside a Ralphs grocery store located at 9440 Mira Mesa Blvd. about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, punched him in the...

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Poll Shows Bush Trailing Kerry and Nader in Muslim Vote

July 1, 2004

Source: The Foundation For National Progress

http://www.motherjones.com/news/dailymojo/2004/07/07_801.html

On July 1, 2004 The Foundation For National Progress reported, "Muslim voters overwhelmingly backed George Bush four years ago, to the point that some conservative commentators cited that support as a key reason Bush is sitting in the White House. But as a new poll of Muslim voters further confirms, the landscape hasradically shifted. Tuesday’s...

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Survey: Candians Say They Value Multicultural Society But Cautious About Affirming Islam

July 1, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040701.wxcanada01/BNStory/National/

On July 1, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "On their nation's birthday today, Canadians can assure themselves they're more supportive of same-sex marriage than ever before. They're overwhelmingly opposed to banning religious symbols and dress in schools. They almost universally approve of their children growing up in a...

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Restoration of Underground Railroad Brings Muslims and Jews Together

June 30, 2004

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200427/germantown/news/223893-1.html

On June 30, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Nearly 50 county residents of differing faiths volunteered their time to clean up a historic Underground Railroad stop in Germantown Sunday as part of the first Muslim-Jewish Day of Friendship.

Event organizers and friends Saqib Ali of North Potomac and Jeff Waldstreicher of Bethesda planned the project in an effort to create...

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Opposition to U.S. Unites Shi'a and Sunni Muslims

June 29, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14826_1.html

On June 29, 2004 Beliefnet.com ran an editorial piece by Mark LeVine, a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of California-Irvine, and Nir Rosen, a freelance journalist who has spent the past 15 months in Iraq, on the role of religion in the "new Iraq." They write, "What has largely united Sunnis and Shi‘a is the increasingly intense opposition to the U.S.-led occupation. In...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

June 28, 2004

Source: Thw Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0406/28/b01-196473.htm

On June 28, 2004 Thw Detroit News reported, "Side by side, more than 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians worked as one, climbing ladders to nail siding, slicing wood to frame windows and doors and offering a hand of support during the third annual 'Interfaith build,' organized by the National Conference for Community Justice. Victor Begg, who is Muslim, said different faiths need to do...

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Muslim and Hindu Cyclist Duo Ride to Promote Religious Tolerance and Address Social Ills

June 28, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/lf/2004/06/28/stories/2004062802050200.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Hindu reported, "Two young Bangladeshi bicyclists are out on a mission to make the world a better place to live in. And they have chosen to travel to 178 countries not in jazzy-looking and technologically advanced motorcycles but on their Chinese manufactured bicycles to send a message across. Meet Kamal Kumar Saha and Mohammad Kamal Hossain -- both aged 25...

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Teens from Areas of Religious Conflict Meet for Multifaith Youth Leadership Program

June 28, 2004

Source: Religion News Service/Auburn Theological Seminary

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR062904.html

On June 28, 2004 Religion News Service posted a press release from Auburn Theological Seminary that reported, "On June 27, more than 50 teens from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States-Muslims, Christians, and Jews-will gather in upstate New York for the fourth year of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth...

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