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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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Muslims Protest in Response to Recent Raid of Mosque in Philadelphia

June 11, 2004

Source: Centre Daily

Wire Service: AP

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/8902136.htm

On June 11, 2004 the Centre Daily/AP reported, "Federal agents desecrated a mosque when they detained an imam during a raid two weeks ago, leaders of local mosques said Friday... About 100 people protested the raid outside the Philadelphia federal building, many shouting 'Allahu Akbar!' meaning 'God is great' in...

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At Dedication of Muslim Community Center, Saudi Imam Encourages British Muslims to Promote Peace

June 11, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/147/story_14748_1.html

On June 11, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Several thousand Muslims filled London's oldest mosque and the streets outside Friday to hear a sermon by a top Saudi Arabian preacher who urged them to help dispel misconceptions that sometimes result from the war on terror. The service began a weekend of ceremonies marking the formal opening of...

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