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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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Critics Demand More Investigation into Capt. Yee's Case

May 25, 2004

Source: The Olympian

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040517/topstories/51828.shtml

On May 25, 2004 The Olympian reported, "Accused of espionage, Army Capt. James Yee saw his notoriety bloom overnight. He was vilified on the airwaves and on the Internet as an operative in a supposed spy ring that aimed to pass secrets to al-Qaida from alleged terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where Yee ministered to them. After his arrest, Yee was...

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Study Shows Growth in Fundamentalism

May 24, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250867903.html

On May 24, 2004 The Age reported, "Fundamentalist religion is here to stay, an interfaith conference of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Melbourne was told yesterday. Professor Des Cahill, head of intercultural studies at RMIT, told the Abraham Conference that a new Christianity was emerging that would be much more conservative. He said fundamentalism was 'religion's revenge...

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Arabs in Ohio Rally the Muslim Vote

May 24, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040524/NEWS09/405240366/-1/ARCHIVES30

On May 24, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "The Arab-American community in Ohio needs to organize a far-reaching voter-registration campaign and encourage its members to go to the polls in November, representatives from two Arab-American advocacy groups said yesterday. The two urged more than 150 people who...

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Muslim Student Wins Student Press Freedom Award

May 24, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000830.php#more

On May 24, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! reported that "on May 15th American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications and the Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented the 2004 Student Press Freedom Award (first prize) to Nadia Sheikh for Courageous Journalism in support of Civil Liberties." In...

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American Muslims Protest Human Rights Abuses in Middle East

May 23, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslim23may23,1,4205831.story

On May 23, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "As an American flag flapped in a cool wind, Maher Hathout, senior advisor to the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council, told the 200 gathered 'to pray to Allah — to pray to God. We turn to him because everyone else has turned us down'...Hathout acknowledged the toll taken on the local Muslim...

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