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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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Opinion: Muslim World Must Speak Out Against Wahhabism

June 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17037-2004Jun4.html

On June 6, 2004 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece on the "Wahhabi threat to Islam" by Mona Eltahawy, managing editor of Arabic Women's eNews and a columnist for the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Eltahawy writes, "When gunmen killed 22 people in the city of Khobar in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich eastern province last weekend, they set off alarm bells...

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Muslims Seek Courtship on the Internet

June 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18646-2004Jun5.html

On June 6, 2004 The Washington Post reported that Muslim men and women are using the internet to court one another online."Like other online dating services, the Muslim Web sites ask their members to post photos, biographical profiles and descriptions of what they are looking for in a spouse. But instead of moving quickly to the dating stage, the user of a...

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Opinion: Referendum Against Orland Park Mosque an 'Abuse of Democracy"

June 6, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsedit/x06-ed1.htm

On June 6, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported, "Frustrated because the mayor and village board "are not listening" to opponents of a proposed mosque in Orland Park, some residents of the village are calling for a referendum on the subject. One resident told the Daily Southtown he hoped to get enough petition signatures to force the village to hold a non-binding referendum Nov. 2 on...

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Terrorism Warnings Create Unease Among Florida's Muslim Community

June 6, 2004

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/06/03/Tampabay/Terror_talk_stirs_Mus.shtml

On June 6, 2004 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "While reports of harassment against Muslims have been on the rise nationally, many Muslims in Hernando County say they move effortlessly through the community... Even so, announcements such as the one made last week in Washington - that the FBI will be canvassing Muslim communities for information...

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Faith Enters the Workplace

June 5, 2004

Source: IndyStar

http://www.indystar.com/articles/9/152398-3719-047.html

On June 5, 2004 IndyStar reported, "Indianapolis firefighter Michael Saahir prays five times a day at work, finding quiet time by his bed at the fire station. Bernie Lacy's family printing business hires a chaplain to talk to employees about their lives. Rachel McDuffee tries to follow Christ's way of caring for others in her treatment of employees at her Broad Ripple hair salon. Then there is...

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Police Ban Muslim Procession After Appeals from Christians

June 4, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3777441.stm

On June 4, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The Nigerian authorities have banned a procession by Muslims in the northern city of Kano, after appeals from Christian leaders. The police outlawed Saturday's march by the Qadiriyya Sufi sect. It has been held annually for 59 years. Dozens of Christians were killed in communal clashes last month in Kano. The Christian Association of Nigeria said it had received information...

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