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Surge in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Follows News Of Beheading in Iraq

May 14, 2004

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-fvandals14may14,0,4128001.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

On May 14, 2004 Sun-Sentinel reported, "Three South Florida Islamic institutions have reported vandalism and threats in recent days as Muslims nationwide are experiencing a backlash to recent events in Iraq. In the two days after the public revelation of Nicholas Berg's...

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Update: Controversy Over the Headscarf Nears Resolution in OK

May 14, 2004

Source: News OK

http://www.newsok.com/cgi-bin/show_article?ID=1238720

On May 14, 2004 News OK reported, "A settlement on a lawsuit involving a Muslim girl suspended twice for wearing a head scarf awaits approval of the Muskogee School Board, court records reflected Thursday.

Nashala Hearn, an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Ben Franklin Science Academy, was suspended twice in October for wearing the religious scarf, or hijab, to school.

The...

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Muslim Vote "Played Decisive Role" in Defeat of BJP

May 13, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/13/article06.shtml

On May 13, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee resigned Thursday, May 13, following a stunning defeat of his Hindu nationalist-led coalition government in the elections. An Indian analyst told IslamOnline.net that Muslims - estimated at 140 million and making up 13 per cent of India's one billion people population - have...

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Muslims, Sikhs, and Law Enforcement Officials Build Bridges in Utah

May 13, 2004

Source: The Deseret News Publishing Company

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595062821,00.html

On May 13, 2004 The Deseret News Publishing Company reported, " J.B. Singh's pet peeve is being associated with Osama bin Laden because of his beard and turban. Apart from the fact he's not a terrorist, Singh is also a Sikh, not a Muslim. Muslim Suzanne Montgomery says she's sometimes treated like she's unintelligent, just because she chooses to dress in traditional...

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Scholars in Al-Azhar Condemn Beheading of American Civilian

May 12, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/12/article08.shtml

On May 12, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Several scholars from Al-Azhar, the world's highest Sunni religious authority, condemned the decapitation of an American civilian by unknown people in Iraq, saying Islam stands against such acts. 'Islam respects the human being, dead or alive, and cutting off the American's head was an act of mutilation forbidden by...

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Asra Nomani Leads a "Moral Jihad" for Women's Rights in Islam

May 11, 2004

Source: The Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04132/314380.stm

On May 11, 2004 The Post-Gazette reported on Asra Nomani, an American Muslim reporter at the Wall Street Journal, and "her moral jihad against the leadership of the Islamic Center of Morgantown, which she has taken to the editorial pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times. By her account, puritanical Arabs, whom she labels Wahhabis, a disputed and pejorative term for the strict strain of...

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Muslims Protest After Killings of Muslims by Predominantly Christian Group

May 11, 2004

Source: CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/05/11/nigeria.religion.ap/index.html

On May 11, 2004 CNN.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Thousands of Muslim demonstrators marched and some burned U.S. and Israeli flags Tuesday to protest the killings of hundreds of Muslims by gunmen from a predominantly Christian group last week. Businesses closed and school children hurried home in the heavily Muslim northern city...

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Opinion: Muslims Need Allies In Establishing Institutions and Identity

May 10, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1213031,00.html

On May 10, 2004 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Madeleine Bunting on Muslim immigrants' need for allies in their the establishment of their identity in a new society. She writes, "The struggle by Muslims to establish their own institutions and identity in this country, in the face of hostility and suspicion, is comparable to that of the Catholics at the time of the Irish...

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Prayer Breakfast Snub Brings Muslim Leader into the News

May 10, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1084190134254120.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The question took Shahriar Ahmed by surprise. The president of Bilal Mosque in Beaverton was looking for an elevator at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center when a security guard approached him: 'Aren't you the guy who was disinvited from the prayer breakfast?' A week earlier, organizers of...

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How Far Should Schools Go to Accommodate Muslim Students?

May 9, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13311

On May 9, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "It isn’t easy being a Muslim in America these days. The statistics are chilling. Last year anti-Muslim violence, discrimination and harassment in the United States increased by nearly 70%, according to a report released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. That’s why Muslim students...

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After Arson, Muslims at Georgia Mosque Vow to Rebuild

May 9, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=37431

On May 9, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "Two signs have hung in front of the Islamic Center of Savannah since a fire destroyed the building last August with an optimistic message for the community: 'God Bless America. We will rebuild.' And members of the mosque have been working hard to do that and also rebound from reports that an arsonist was responsible for...

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