Islam

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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Muslim Truck Driver Takes Action Against Discrimination in TN

June 23, 2004

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/06/53237088.shtml?Element_ID=53237088

On June 23, 2004 The Tennessean reported, "A local Muslim truck driver says he was fired for refusing to pick up a load of Budweiser beer after telling supervisors that transporting alcohol violated his religious beliefs.

Ibrahim Barzinji, a Nashville resident who is Kurdish, filed suit in federal court this week against his...

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Interfaith Conference Engages Cultural Sensivity in Cleveland, OH

June 23, 2004

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/108798332

On June 23, 2004 The Plain Dealer reported the recent events of the interfaith conference "Stand Against Hate" held in Cleveland to engage cultural and religious sensitivity. "There were 12 presentations Tuesday at the third annual conference, which focused on the public's misunderstandings and misconceptions about certain cultures and...

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Soccer Player Told to Remove Headscarf, Referee Suspended

June 23, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9932760%255E1702,00.html

On June 23, 2004 The Australian reported, "A referee has been suspended after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly asked to take off her Islamic headscarf during a junior soccer match in Melbourne on the weekend. The Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) said it had suspended the referee while it investigated reports he questioned...

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Islam Growing, Number of Muslims Near 4 Million

June 21, 2004

Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/998.html#

On June 21, 2004 The Santa Fe New Mexican reported, "According to Arquitecto Muhammad Yusuf Hallar, the Secretary General of the Islamic Organization for Latin America, there are roughly four million Muslims in Latin America." The article then listed links to the Latino American Dawah Organization and other internet resources on the growth of Islam in Latin America.

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