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Young Muslims Rediscovering Traditional Piety

June 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0406/28/a01-196679.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Detroit News reported that, "Now 24, Mona Safiedine this year began wearing the veil and long, obscuring robes that, for many, are integral to Muslim beliefs about piety and acceptance of the faith. Her decision is part of her personal development and the spiritual journey of a young life. And it is an increasingly well-traveled path. Among Muslims in...

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Update: Hijab Case in Nebraska

June 28, 2004

Source: Omaha World Herald

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=57&u_sid=1133603

On June 28, 2004 Omaha World Herald reported, "Hussein, an Omaha Public Schools teacher's aide, was barred from a city pool because employees considered her outfit - jeans, a long-sleeve shirt and head scarf - street clothes. Earlier this month, she filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Omaha, which has prompted the city to allow exceptions to its dress code for city pools."

Ghanaian Chief Appeals for Religious Tolerance, Interfaith Work in Africa

June 28, 2004

Source: afrol News

http://www.afrol.com/articles/13472

On June 28, 2004 afrol News reported, "Ghanaian Paramount Chief Togbe Afede XIV, has appealed for tolerance and reciprocal respect among Africa's peoples, saying conflict was one reason why the continent had grown poorer over the past 25 years. The regional leader of Ho-Asogli state in the Volta region, urged African governments to endeavour to strengthen peace by working toward a more equal and just society. In a candid...

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Sunni and Shi'a Muslims More United Than U.S. Government Portrays

June 27, 2004

Source: News-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.news-leader.com/today/0627-Iraqissayt-121177.html

On June 27, 2004 News-Leader/AP reported, "Ahmed Shammar, a Shiite Muslim, prays in a Sunni Muslim mosque because it's close to his house. His wife, Shatha, a Sunni, improvises her own daily prayers, mixing Shiite and Sunni rituals. That she and her husband are from different sects of Islam means nothing to Shatha. 'He's a Muslim and...

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Religious, Ethnic Diversity Increasing With Growing Presence of Immigrants

June 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/travel/27nabe.html

On June 27, 2004 The New York Times ran a travel piece by novelist Michael Mewshaw in which he reflects on the increasing religious diversity of Rome: "I used to entertain the antic notion that I could walk from one end of Rome to the other by ducking in and out of the city's hundreds of churches. I imagined myself strolling beneath an almost continuous canopy of frescoed ceilings swarming...

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Over One-Third of Dutch Surveyed Are Afraid of Muslims

June 27, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

On June 27, 2004 Reuters reported, "More than a third of the Dutch surveyed are afraid of Muslims, and nearly three-quarters have little or no contact with people from that cultural background, according to a poll published yesterday. The survey of 813 adults by TNS NIPO pollsters for De Volkskrant newspaper found that 36 percent of the Dutch feel threatened by Muslims in the Netherlands and only 15 percent regard the culture positively. Half of the respondents fear that the...

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Institute Established to Monitor Representation of Religion in School Textbooks

June 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/ArtCulture/2004/06/article07.shtml

On June 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Distortion of Islam in French school syllabi can be seen as a reflection of the mutual misunderstanding between Islam and the West, yet a reflection with its own significance, which can also be viewed in the light of the American attempts to change the religious curricula in some Islamic countries. Dr. Mustafa Al-...

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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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