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Britian "Institutionally Islamophobic," Tensions Building in Muslim Communities, Report Says

May 30, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1227962,00.html

On May 30, 2004 The Observer reported, "Hostility towards Islam permeates every part of British society and will spark race riots unless urgent action is taken to integrate Muslim youths into society, according to a devastating report. The Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia (CBMI), which is chaired by a key government adviser to the Stephen Lawrence...

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Muslims Celebrate the Art of Naat

May 30, 2004

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=073886cf90b8ac6eff2dbee7cd0e69e3

On May 30, 2004 Pakistan Link reported, "This San Francisco Bay Area city became a focal point of much spiritual activity for area Muslims when The Hamdani Brothers Foundation held their second annual “Naat Khwani” competition as a part of the ongoing community festivities associated with the birthday of...

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Muslim Officer Sues Dept. Over Bias

May 29, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=7428

On May 29, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "A Chicago police officer who is a Muslim and Palestinian-American alleged in a federal lawsuit Friday that he had been repeatedly ridiculed and discriminated against by officers and superiors because of his heritage and religion. The suit by Nail Majid, an officer since November 1999, said the discrimination increased dramatically after the...

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In Hamtramck, the Call to Prayer Quietly Enters the Streets

May 29, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call29_20040529.htm

On May 29, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "The call to prayer from the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck at 1:35 p.m. Friday could barely be heard across the street, but it echoed around the world. Mosque leaders deliberately toned down their amplifier Friday in an effort to show how little the hotly contested broadcast will affect the neighborhood around Caniff and Jos....

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Hamtramck's Immigrants Learn the Messiness of Democracy

May 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0405/28/d01-166954.htm

On May 28, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Masud Khan came looking for America, and found it in a city where many do not speak English. Polish grandmothers in babushkas and Pakistani teens in burkas stroll along the sidewalk outside the Al-Islah Islamic Center where Khan, a Bangladeshi, is secretary. Perched above them, on the roof of the mosque, are three shiny silver loudspeakers...

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Religious Leaders Praise Sonia Gandhi's Leadership

May 28, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=704273

On May 28, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Leading the nationwide prayer meeting for the success of the tenure of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India Religious Leaders Association (AIRLA) president Moulana Peerzada Syed Shabbir Naqshbandi hailed the Nehru-Gandhi family as a symbol of 'secularism and sacrifice' in the nation. A five-member delegation...

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Officers Learn Islamic Culture

May 28, 2004

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/9453469p-10377510c.html

On May 28, 2004 the Sacramento Bee reported, "During a traffic stop, the driver avoids eye contact with the police officer. If the person is Muslim, the gesture isn't necessarily a sign of evasion or deceit. The person could be following religious teachings about modesty when dealing with someone of the opposite sex. 'It's a sign of respect,' said Tamer Ahmed, an...

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Hamtramck's Interfaith Leaders Address Rising Tensions

May 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/call28_20040528.htm

On May 28, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "A dozen Catholic, Protestant and Muslim leaders from Hamtramck met at the Al-Islah mosque on Thursday to discuss the rising tension. They reached a consensus that, as the calls to prayer begin, they'll make a joint public appeal for a cooling-off period of interfaith prayer and fasting. They also agreed to try to disengage from the...

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Muslims Protest Occupation of Iraq

May 28, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw98603_20040528.htm

On May 28, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Chanting 'Get out of Najaf, Get out of Karbala,' about 200 Muslims protested the American occupation of Iraq on Friday with signs, as drivers honked their support along a main street in the heart of the city. The protesters in this heavily Arab suburb of Detroit said they are angry about the destruction of holy sites in Iraq and...

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Opinion: As Long as EU Excludes Turkey, "Muslim Issue" Will Grow

May 28, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=c1cead3ffbfccd5fba92bb5f1840d9ed

On May 28, 2004 NCM posted a commentary from the Pacific News Service on the place of Islam in European soceity. Paolo Pontoniere [U.S. correspondent for Focus, Italy's leading monthly magazine], with Franz Schurmann and Jalal Ghazi, argues, "Since Charlemagne unified much of Europe in a Holy Roman Empire for a few...

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