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Mosque Proposed in Orland Park, IL Faces Zoning Concerns

June 10, 2004

Source: Star Newspapers

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/10-sp3.htm

On June 10, 2004 Star Newspapers gave an update on the proposal to build a mosque in Orlando Park, IL. "The property where the proposed mosque would be built is subject to annexation into Orlando Park. As a result, village officials are expected to vote in favor of the project on its merits — that is, whether it meets village codes and ordinances. Committee members last month said...

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Private Islamic School to Open in Des Moines, Iowa

June 10, 2004

Source: The Iowa Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.theiowachannel.com/education/3404088/detail.html

On June 10, 2004 The Iowa Channel reported, " A new private elementary school will open in Des Moines in the fall, featuring Islamic teachings. Organizers said the New Horizons School, at the Islamic Center of Des Moines, 6201 Franklin Ave., will serve about 20 kindergartners through second-graders this fall. Board member Iqbal...

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Since 9/11 Muslims and Methodists Unite in MN

June 10, 2004

Source: Sun Newspapers

http://www.mnsun.com/archive.asp?display=story2&year=2004&storyID=137882

On June 10, 2004 Sun Newspapers reported that, "On June 19, the Methodists and the Muslims will get together for a big picnic at Brooklyn Park’s River Park. It will be the third picnic that the congregations have organized since the terrorist attacks in September 2001, which put the nation at war but brought the local Islamic center and church...

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Bias in School District's Religious Holiday Observances in Baltimore County, MD

June 9, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.board09jun09,0,4016240.story?coll=bal-education-k12

On June 9, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "Ignoring pleas from members of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Baltimore County school board unanimously approved last night a 2005-2006 school year calendar that excludes two important Muslim holidays... (At issue are Muslim...

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Hamtramck Prayer Controversy is Emblem of "Culture Wars"

June 9, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0405/20/d01-158815.htm

On June 9, 2004 The Detroit News published an editorial on the controversy over the call to prayer in Michigan: "The din surrounding the Hamtramck mosque keeps getting louder: It’s a clarion call to hate groups and provocateurs. The National Alliance, a neo-Nazi-like group whose national clubhouse is based in West Virginia, is circulating fliers to oppose the noise ordinance...

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Buddhist Artifacts Still in Danger

June 8, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0608/p06s03-wosc.html

On June 8, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Seven strangers pulled into [Mis Ainak, Afghanistan] a few weeks ago with a keen interest in a nearby Buddhist temple. They asked the local villagers why they wanted to work for pennies when they could make hundreds of dollars stealing Buddhas instead. The villagers' response? On May 16, they called the cops and had the...

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Editorial: Interfaith Leaders Support Orland Park Mosque Project

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/letters/x07-fd1.htm

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported,"As members of the steering committee of the Southwest Inter-faith Team, we commend the Orland Park village officials for their support for the building of a mosque in their community. In the year we have existed, SWIFT has sponsored dialogues over dinner and presentations by speakers in which Christians, Jews and Muslims...

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Muslim Women Integrating Into European Society Faster Than Men

June 7, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0607/p07s02-woeu.html

On June 7, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "[A]n emerging group of young Muslim women...are outpacing their male counterparts in making the transition into mainstream European society, the workplace, and even political office. Their success is a hopeful sign that new generations of women may break the cycle of unemployment and poverty prevalent among Europe's migrant...

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Opposition Builds Over Proposed Mosque in IL

June 7, 2004

Source: The Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/231syt5.htm

On June 7, 2004 The Daily Southtown reported on a growing controversy in Orland over the proposed building of a local mosque. "About 150 residents packed an Orland Park Plan Commission meeting this month, with many objecting to the mosque, the first of the village's 25 houses of worship that would not be a Christian church. Plan commissioners approved the plan,...

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