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Conference on Islam and Terrorism Calls for Muslims to Speak Out Against Militant Groups

June 3, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14693_1.html

On June 3, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Muslims must be at the forefront of the fight against militant groups who cast a shadow over Islam through violence, participants at a conference on Islam and terrorism said Thursday. The conference 'Islam Against Terrorism' opened in the Russian capital with the aim of determining the prospects for...

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New Muslim School to Open in Boston

June 3, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/06/03/muslims_lease_site_in_cambridge_for_school/

On June 3, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "An Islamic school is expected to open next school year in the Boston area, but not in Medford, one of the sites that had been considered for the school. The Muslim American Society, which had proposed converting the former Hervey School in Medford into a pre-...

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Opinion: Government Must Earn Trust of Muslims to Receive Their Help in Countering Terrorism

June 3, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000846.php#more

On June 3, 2004 Muslim Wake Up ran an editorial piece by Dr. Pete Lentini, Co-Convenor of the Global Terrorism Research Unit and Head of the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, on the relationship between the Australian government and the country's Muslims. He writes, "In both circumstances [that Lentini describes in his article]...

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President Orders His Words Inscribed Next to Qur'anic Verses at Mosque

June 3, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3773667.stm

On June 3, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov, has ordered that his own words be inscribed alongside verses of the Koran on a new mosque being built just outside the capital Ashgabat, intended to be the biggest in all Asia. The president announced that craftsmen would add lines from his book called 'the Ruhnama' on the immense façade. Mr. Niyazov, known...

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Jews Most Frequent Targets for Hate Crimes, Followed by Blacks and Muslims, Report Says

June 2, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040602/HATE02/National/Idx

On June 2, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "The first national snapshot of hate crime in Canada has concluded that Jews, followed by blacks and Muslims, are the most frequent targets for bigots. Statistics Canada released crime figures yesterday supplied by 12 major police forces in Canada. Of the 928 hate crimes reported...

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Muslim Charity Says Worker Wrongly Accused

June 2, 2004

Source: NBC News

http://www.nbc4.com/news/3375364/detail.html

On June 2, 2004 NBC News reported, "The U.S. branch of a controversial Saudi-based charity said Wednesday that the arrest of one of its volunteers last week on immigration charges is unfounded. Federal agents on Friday raided the offices of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth in Alexandria as part of its investigation into immigration charges against Ibrahim Abdullah, an Alexandria resident and Saudi citizen who last...

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In New Mexico, Praying Muslims Detained at Shopping Mall

June 2, 2004

Source: Albuquerque Tribune

http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/opinions04/060204_opinions_hal.shtml

On June 2, 2004 the Albuquerque Tribune reported, "Last month in Albuquerque, two men of Middle Eastern origins were observed in prayer on a lawn outside a large shopping mall. It was sundown, and devout Muslims engage in prayer five times a day, so Muslims at prayer was hardly surprising. They had planned some shopping, but before it was over, Albuquerque...

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Majority-Muslim Province Also Includes Buddhists, Christians and Taoists Living in Harmony

June 2, 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/02/content_1504671.htm

On June 2, 2004 Xinhuanet reported, "The Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Linxia in northwest China's Gansu Province is known as the 'little Mecca' in China for the existence in peace and harmony of residents of different ethnic groups and different faiths. The prefecture has a population of 1.92 million. People of Hui ethnicity constitute 56 percent of the total population....

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Protestors of Orland Park Mosque Want Vote

June 2, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/021syt4.htm

On June 2, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported, "Opponents of a planned Orland Park mosque want village trustees to delay a final decision until after a non-binding referendum on the issue in November. An organized petition drive for a referendum has not yet begun, but mosque foes contend that trustees have not heeded the concerns of many residents who have attended two...

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At Shiite Conference, Muslims Aim for Voice in Policy

May 31, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/whitehouse/la-na-muslim31may31,1,6480326.story?coll=la-news-politics-white_house

On May 31, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Iraq topped the list of foreign policy concerns at the weekend convention of the Universal Muslim Assn. of America, a group formed last year to organize the Shiite community here and project...

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Young Buddhist, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus Share Experiences in Forum on Religious Diversity

May 31, 2004

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,253706,00.html

On May 31, 2004 The Straits Times reported, "Being a Muslim in a Catholic school gave Ms. Iva Aminuddin the chance to talk about Islam at length to curious friends. 'It made me more aware of my own religion,' said Ms. Iva, 25, a civil servant and member of Mendaki Club. She was one of four speakers at a forum on dealing with religious diversity held...

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