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National Council of Imams and Islamic Centers to be Established

May 19, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=1225http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=1225

On May 19, 2004 the Muslim American Society reported, "On June 4-6, 2004, in Washington, DC, imams and directors of Islamic Centers from across the nation will meet to ratify the constitution for the establishment of a National Council for Imams and Islamic Centers in the United States...

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Jewish Organization Commends Headscarf Verdict in OK

May 19, 2004

Source: The American Jewish Congress

http://www.ajcongress.org/pages/RELS2004/MAY_2004/may04_03.htm

On May 19, 2004 The American Jewish Congress reported that they "praised the settlement agreement between a Muskogee Oklahoma school girl, supported by the Justice Department, and the Muskogee Public School District, that will allow her to continue wearing her hijab. On May 7, 2004, AJCongress filed a friend of the court brief in the case of Nashala Hearn v....

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Muslims and Jews Walk for Peace

May 17, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000816.php#more

On May 17, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! reported, "The Interfaith Peace Walk for Jewish Muslim Reconciliation began at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, an predominantly Arab-American community in North Central Philadelphia on May 2nd... The guest speakers were the founders of the Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rabbi Lynne Gottlieb is a multitalented artist and human rights...

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Debate Over Education Reform Bill Highlights Role of Religion in Public Square

May 17, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://search.csmonitor.com/search_content/0517/p10s01-woeu.html

On May 17, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "A recently passed higher education reform bill has thrust Turkey into a raging political debate, once again highlighting the secular country's continuing struggle with defining the role of religion in the public sphere. The bill deals in large part with reorganizing the board that oversees Turkey's...

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Three Buddhist Temples Attacked With Explosives

May 16, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16634800.htm

On May 16, 2004 Reuters reported, "Bomb blasts rocked three Buddhist temples in Thailand's troubled Muslim south on Sunday, wounding at least one person in the latest violence to hit the restive region, police said. The temples, located in three separate districts of Narathiwat province, were hit by bombs within minutes of each other. One temple suffered damage to its roof and pillars. 'Three...

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CAIR Launches "Not in the Name of Islam" Campaign

May 14, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25782-2004May13.html

On May 14, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A national Muslim advocacy group announced yesterday that it is asking Muslims around the world to sign an online petition condemning terrorism as 'un-Islamic' and a betrayal of their faith. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations said that its petition, titled 'Not in the Name of Islam,' is "...

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Muslim Chaplain Says He Will Quit if Crosses are Removed from Classrooms

May 14, 2004

Source: The National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004b/051404/051404n.php

On May 14, 2004 The National Catholic Reporter reported, "Georgetown University’s Muslim chaplain has said that if the university were to ever remove crucifixes from its classrooms, as some students and even faculty have proposed, he would resign. 'I will not continue to be at Georgetown if that cross is removed,'said Imam Yahya Hendi in Rome...

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PM Says Government Will Shut Down Radical Islamic Websites

May 14, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3714277.stm

On May 14, 2004 the BBC News reported, 'The Malaysian Prime Minister says his government will act to shut down radical Islamic websites hosted by internet businesses in his country. His announcement follows the closure of the site that first showed video of American contractor Nick Berg being beheaded in Iraq. The site leased computer server space from a Malaysian web hosting company, Acme Commerce....

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Vatican Discourages Catholics from Marrying Muslims

May 14, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2570572

On May 14, 2004 The Houston Chronicle ran an article from The New York Times that reported, "In an official church document released Friday, Vatican officials discouraged marriage between Roman Catholics and Muslims -- especially Catholic women and Muslims. When 'a Catholic woman and a Muslim wish to marry,' the document says, 'bitter experience teaches us that a...

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