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Muslims Say 300 People Killed in Attacks by Christian Militia

May 5, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040505/325/eswoz.html

On May 5, 2004 Yahoo! News posted a Reuters article that reported, "Nigeria's top Muslim leader says 300 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in Sunday's attacks by Christian militia in the town of Yelwa in the central Plateau state. Justice Abdulkadir Orire, secretary general of the Jama'atu Nasril Islam, described the killings in the remote farming town as 'genocide' and said they took the death toll...

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Muslim Boy Wounded By Sikh's Ceremonial Sword at Religious Festival

May 5, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/3688201.stm

On May 5, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A 16-year-old Muslim boy was wounded at a religious festival by a Sikh wielding a ceremonial sword. West Midlands Police are treating Sunday's incident at the Vaisakhi Mela in Walsall as racially aggravated. Faisal Mehmood says he was hit with a sword before it was unsheathed and his arm was slashed. Two Sikh pupils have since...

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Drama Celebrates Common Story of "The Children of Abraham"

May 4, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/02/b03-139594.htm

On May 4, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Gary Gordon lives in Duluth, Minn., a community with a small number of Jewish and Islamic families. When he heard about a drama project being staged in Metro Detroit that explores the possibility of peace between the two religions’ followers through the story of the ancient religious leader Abraham, Gordon began raising money to...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Forms at Univ. of Santa Barbara

May 4, 2004

Source: The Daily Nexus

http://www.ucsbdailynexus.com/news/2004/7418.html

On May 4, 2004 The Daily Nexus reported, "The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Club met last night to explore Muslim and Jewish relations in its newly official and undergraduate format. Seven people attended the meeting, which touched on subjects ranging from the latest referendum vote in Israel, to a discussion of the Mexican population of Isla Vista, to reactions to American Students for Israel speaker...

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Government Proposes Censoring Imam's Sermons, Requiring Registration With Govt

May 4, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1208815,00.html

On May 4, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The Spanish government is considering censoring the sermons of Muslim imams in an attempt to control the spread of radical Islamic ideas - a move that has been criticised as a lurch towards authoritarianism. The interior minister, Jos� Antonio Alonso, suggested the plan, which could also see a requirement that all preachers...

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Roots of Conflict in Muslim-Dominated South Go Back Centuries

May 3, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

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On May 3, 2004 The Manila Times ran an Agence France Presse article giving history behind the current conflict in the predominantly-Muslim south of Thailand: "A wave of violence which has hit Thailand’s restive Muslim-dominated south this year, culminating in bloody clashes that left 113 dead, has its roots in a separatist struggle that stretches back centuries. The region was originally part of an ancient Hindu-...

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Study Shows Violence Against Muslims Up 40%

May 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61488-2004May2.html

On May 3, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Muslims in the United States experienced more than 1,000 incidents of alleged harassment, violence and discriminatory treatment in 2003, a jump of 70 percent over the previous year, according to a report to be released today by a major Islamic advocacy group. The report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations...

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Muslim Comedian Seeks to Diffuse Tensions Through Laughter

May 2, 2004

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/30/60minutes/main614933.shtml

On May 2, 2004 CBS News reported, "She's been called the world's only female Muslim stand-up comedian, which sounds like a joke in itself. But for Shazia Mirza, comedy is a serious business. In Britain, where she was born, Mirza has overcome the prejudices of both Muslims and non-Muslims to become a leading figure on the stand-up comedy circuit. And far from hiding her...

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Archbishop: Muslims' Request to Pray in Spanish Church is Not Permissible

May 2, 2004

Source: Zenit

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On May 2, 2004 Zenit reported, "Is it permissible to allow Muslims to worship in a Catholic church? The answer is no, according to Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The question, asked by a Spanish Muslim, had sparked a national debate in that country, as followers of Islam in Spain wish to be able to worship in the cathedral of Cordoba, a former mosque. In statements to AsiaNews,...

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Woman Lobbies to be Army's First Muslim Female Chaplain

May 2, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2004/05/02/her_private_war/

On May 2, 2004 The Boston Globe reported. "She's a 43-year-old wife and mother from Quincy, but Major Shareda Hosein is also on the brink of becoming a 4-foot-10, fatigue-clad symbol of all the tension between the Middle East and America. She's been in the Army for 24 years, either on active duty or serving in the reserves. Her jobs have...

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Muslims Hope to Oust Bush in Election 2004

May 2, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/politics/ny-nymusl023782850may02,0,6597470.story

On May 2, 2004 Newsday reported, "Muslim leaders in the New York area say they have been urging Muslim immigrants... to fill out registration cards, hoping to give new strength to a community that has been politically powerless. In New York State, only one major elected office holder, Democratic Assemb. Roger Green of Brooklyn...

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