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Report Shows Extent of Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Attacks

June 17, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9864117%5E28737,00.html

On June 17, 2004 The Australian reported, "Since September 11 and the Bali bombings, Australia's 300,000 Muslims have been living with ever-increasing victimisation. In shopping centres, schools and on streets, strangers have accused them of being terrorists or at least supporting their cause. Muslim men and particularly women,...

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Philadelphia-Based Interfaith Group Runs Ad on Arab-Speaking TV Stations Condeming Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

June 16, 2004

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8931909.htm?1c

On June 16, 2004 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "A month after President Bush appeared on Arabic television to express regret for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a U.S. interfaith group yesterday began running an independent ad on the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya TV stations condemning 'the sinful and systemic abuses committed in our name.' The 30-second ad...

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Interfaith Group Runs Ad Condeming Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

June 16, 2004

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8931909.htm?1c

On June 16, 2004 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "A month after President Bush appeared on Arabic television to express regret for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a U.S. interfaith group yesterday began running an independent ad on the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya TV stations condemning 'the sinful and systemic abuses committed in our name.' The 30-second ad...

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President Encourages Government to Promote Religious Tolerance

June 15, 2004

Source: Hi Pakistan

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en68006&F_catID=&f_type=source

On June 15, 2004 Hi Pakistan reported, "President Pervez Musharraf called upon the peoples’ representatives on Monday to play a pro-active role for improvement of law and order by promoting sectarian harmony and religious tolerance in their respective constituencies. Talking to 16 parliamentarians, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in two...

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Imam Denounces Muslim Woman Running for Canadian Parliament

June 15, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000882.php

On June 15, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! reported, "When Itrath Syed entered her local mosque in Vancouver last Friday, she expected to get a chance to let her fellow congregants know about her campaign for the Canadian parliament representing the Delta-Richmond East Riding south of Vancouver on behalf of the New Democratic Party (NDP). After all, not only is Syed the sole Muslim candidate in her province,...

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Atlantic City School District Recognizes Muslim Holidays

June 14, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=51560

On June 14, 2004 The Associated Press reported, " Atlantic City has become the fourth school district in New Jersey to recognize Muslim holidays. The city's board of education approved districtwide days off for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two sacred Islamic holidays, for the upcoming school year. Previously, under state law Muslim students and teachers were allowed to...

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Muslim Graves Vandalized With Neo-Nazi Graffiti

June 14, 2004

Source: ABC News Online

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1131687.htm

On June 14, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "A Muslim cemetery and a village in eastern France were painted with Neo-Nazi slogans and swastikas over the weekend, prompting Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin to head to the region to speak with officials and religious representatives. More than 50 Muslim graves in a Strasbourg...

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A Free Chaplain Yee Speaks Out for Islam

June 14, 2004

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.tribnet.com/news/local/story/5136819p-5065896c.html

On June 14, 2004 The News Tribune reported, "Capt. James Yee, a Muslim U.S. Army chaplain who was jailed for 76 days by his government on suspicion of espionage before he was cleared, stood with his prayer cap on Saturday evening and explained some basics of Islam to an audience at the Washington State History Museum. 'I'm here today as James Yee - your brother in...

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Government-Sponsored Conference Considers Women's Issues

June 14, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0614/p01s04-wome.html

On June 14, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "[W]hen the first government-sponsored conference on women's issues was announced early this year, there was a spontaneous and unprecedented outpouring of public support. Groups of women, individuals, and members of charitable and cultural societies from across the country flooded the council's offices with working papers,...

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European Governments Seek Measures to Control Radical Imams

June 13, 2004

Source: Centre Daily/Chicago Tribune

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/world/8914070.htm

On June 13, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "The case [of London prayer leader Abu Hamza] also underscores the difficulties that Britain and other European countries with large Muslim minorities face as they try to cope with radical or fundamentalist preachers who hold great sway over legions of alienated young Muslim men. The preachers' messages often...

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Muslim Community Center Opens in London

June 12, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3796631.stm

On June 12, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A Muslim community centre - one of the largest of its kind in western Europe - has opened in London. The London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel aims to teach women and young people job skills and how to balance work with their role at home. The six storey building can hold 10,000 worshippers but 15,000 have been attending the centre's inauguration. It hopes to improve...

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