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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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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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