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Government Official Calls for Interreligious Committees at State and Local Levels

May 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405270406.html

On May 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a This Day article that reported, "The Tor Tiv Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkula has called for the establishment of joint committees of Muslims and Christians at the State and Local government levels, even as the nation grapples with the pervasive problem of religious intolerance. Dr. Torkula spoke in Makurdi at an expanded State Security Council meeting, chaired by the...

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"Shari'ah TV" Examines Life in Britian for Muslims Observing Shari'ah Law

May 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/27/article05.shtml

On May 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "A TV program tackling the real issues of living a Muslim lifestyle in Britain proved a must-see success among many community households. The Shari’ah TV series on Channel 4 features British Muslims seeking answers from a team of leading Islamic scholars and experts for the first time on British terrestrial...

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For Muslims Wrongly Accused, Apology is not Enough

May 27, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59014-2004May26.html?referrer=email

On May 27, 2004 The Washington Post reported, " The FBI has graciously, and properly, apologized to Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield, a convert to Islam, was detained for two weeks as a material witness in connection with the March 11 Madrid bombings. He was released and exonerated when the FBI conceded that a...

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"Hidden" Mosques More Accepted Than Highly Visible Traditional Architecture

May 27, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1441_A_1219001_1_A,00.html

On May 27, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "Most Muslims in Germany pray in mosques that are hidden from view in old factory buildings and basements. The Muslim community would like that to change, but projects to build traditional mosques are often controversial...With few exceptions, [the 70 mosques in Berlin that serve the capital's 200,000-strong Muslim community...are...

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Muslim High School Student Challenges Dress Code

May 27, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,1271,-4138013,00.html

On May 27, 2004 The Guardian ran a Press Association article that reported, "A 15-year-old Muslim girl was challenging a school's refusal to allow her to wear traditional religious dress in the classroom. Shabina Begum has been out of school since September 2002, when she was sent home after arriving for classes at Denbigh High School, Luton, in the jilbab, a long,...

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Muslim-Christian Conference to Include Jews Next Year

May 27, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/qatar/?id=10088

On May 27, 2004 the Middle East Online reported, " A conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue opened Thursday in Qatar with an official call to broaden the forum to include Judaism. Qatari Prime Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani set the stage for two days of inter-faith talks by drawing parallels between those who believe in the oneness of God. 'Perhaps it is wise to widen the...

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Human Rights Groups Condmen U.S. Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

May 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/27/article06.shtml

On May 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Human rights groups said they strongly condemn U.S. soldiers' practices of forcing Iraqi prisoners to denounce Islam as a way to avoid torture in the U.S.-run Abu Gharib prison, if such reports were true. 'We condemn these acts in the strongest way just as we condemn all other types of abuses and human rights violations...

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Amidst Protests, Orland Park Mosque Moves Closer to Opening

May 27, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/seast/272seyt3.htm

On May 27, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported, "In front of crowd of more than 300 people on the brink of eruption, Orland Park's first mosque cleared its second-to-last hurdle Wednesday night. After a 3-to-0 vote, it now heads for consideration by the full village board June 21.... Opponents of the mosque, who made up about two-thirds of the crowd, repeatedly said...

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Government Orders Closing of Country's Only Remaining Synagogue

May 27, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/432012.html

On May 27, 2004 Ha-Aretz ran an Associated Press article that reported, "One by one, Jewish worshipers unfurl their white-and-blue prayer shawls and mutter a quick blessing to begin one of the last Sabbath services in Tajikistan's only remaining synagogue. The government of this former Soviet republic has ordered the Jews out of the Dushanbe synagogue by the end of July so it can be demolished with the...

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Muslim Request to Pray in Cordoba Church Prompts Examination of Spanish Identity

May 26, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0526/p01s04-woeu.html

On May 26, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ever since Charles V erected an altar and choir stall in the middle of this city's Great Mosque five centuries ago - clearing out many of the mosque's emblematic red-and-white-striped arches in the process - Córdoba's Mezquita has symbolized Spain's divisive past. But now, Muslim immigrants and Spanish converts to Islam are...

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Editorial: Nigeria Should Look to the Indian Example of Government and Progress

May 26, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405260485.html

On May 26, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted an editorial from the Vanguard arguing that Nigeria should learn from India, the world's largest democracy. The editorial board writes, "India is the world's largest democracy. It has a population of over one billion people of diverse ethnicity and of diverse religions; among their religions are some of the world's oldest. Numbering among these religions are two...

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Islamic Center and Arab-American Museum to Open in Michigan

May 25, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/27/d01-162836.htm

On May 25, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Metro Detroit’s significant Muslim population will soon have a mosque befitting its size. Once completed this fall, the Islamic Center of America — which will be among the largest in the country — will have a 120,000-square-foot complex that includes the mosque, the Muslim American Youth Academy, an auditorium and library....

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