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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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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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