Islam

Radio Host Says: Allah is Not the God of this Nation

May 2, 2004

Source: The Council on American-Islamic Relations

http://www.cair-net.org/audio/KFAQ.mp3

On May 2, 2004 The Council on American-Islamic Relations released in its Hate Hurts America campaign the audio recording of radio-talk show host Michael DelGiorno. He says in it that "Allah is not the God of this nation, but that is exactly the agenda of Islam: to change our government from within through politics and through tolerance and inclusion -- alter our culture. But make no mistake...

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Muslim Doctoral Student Charged With Maintaining Islamic Web Sites

May 2, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/27/national/27BOIS.html

On May 2, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Graduate student, Sami Omar al-Hussayen, is on trial in a heavily guarded courtroom [in Moscow, Idaho], accused of plotting to aid and to maintain Islamic Web sites that promote jihad. As a Web master to several Islamic organizations, Mr. Hussayen helped to maintain Internet sites with links to groups that praised suicide bombings in...

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Arabs and Sikhs Guard Against the Threat Within

May 1, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/9134319p-10059952c.html

On May 1, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Since the terrorist attacks against Washington and New York in 2001, thousands of American citizens have found themselves victimized by fellow Americans who thought they looked 'too Arab.' Who thought they seemed 'suspicious.' Who thought they didn't belong. Dalvir Sangha is one of these Americans, a quiet 46-year-old...

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Muslim Political Activists Seek High Voter Turnouts in Election 2004

May 1, 2004

Source: The Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~2121333,00.html

On May 1, 2004 The Los Angeles Daily News reported, "Arab-Americans and U.S. Muslims always vote in large numbers. An estimated 79 percent are registered, and 85 percent of those say they vote, according to a 2001 poll taken on behalf of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Political activists believe the power of the community's bloc vote helped put...

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New Study Reveals Attitudes and Practices of America's Muslim Communities

May 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58081-2004Apr30.html

On May 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "American Muslims overwhelmingly endorse universal health care, tougher environmental laws, affirmative action and income tax cuts. They believe civil rights, education and foreign policy are the country's most critical public policy issues. And most -- 85 percent -- disapprove of President Bush's job performance...

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Villagers Boycott Mosque Over Imam's Attempt to Impose Stricter Version of Islam

May 1, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-turkreligion1may01,1,1270844.story?coll=la-news-religion

On May 1, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Every day, Leyla Karsli, shrouded in an Islamic-style turban and a bulky ankle-length skirt, lines up at the only well in this wind-swept village in the mountains of eastern Turkey. Such modest attire is customary for females in what is one of...

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Through Abraham's Sacrifice, Faith Leaders Find Healing

May 1, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/lifestyle/story/9118323p-10043947c.html

On May 1, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Sunday, Sacramento area faith leaders will discuss Abraham's sacrifice and what it means at a special program sponsored by the Children of Abraham. 'We'll each talk about his sacrifice, but let's face it, we're not going to resolve the issue,' says Imam Metwalli Amer, chairman of SALAM, the Sacramento Area...

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Documentary Features British Converts to Islam

May 1, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/3663771.stm

On May 1, 2004 the BBC News reported, "In the current climate, converting to Islam is not an obvious choice or an easy one, either for converts or their families. So, why have 14,000 Brits (and counting) now taken that leap of faith? In A Muslim in the Family, Rageh Omaar tries to find out. For the four converts featured in the documentary, conversion is a positive step - but one that demands...

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Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One of the focuses of the event is religious violence, and the participants in Jerusalem, mostly Jewish and Muslim but also Christian, Buddhist and Hindu, were modeling an...

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In Detroit, Mosques Spread to the Suburbs

April 30, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/30/d04-138358.htm

On April 30, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "The leaders of a Detroit Muslim congregation have submitted plans to city officials to build a mosque. Officials with the Baitul Muzaffar mosque in Detroit have applied for a permit to build a $2.5 million, 16,000-square-foot mosque on Auburn Road, east of Crooks. It would be the second mosque in the city. 'It’s not too small...

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Government Struggles To Prevent Spread of Extremist Islam

April 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/30/international/europe/30FRAN.html

On April 30, 2004 The New York Times reported, "France has long maintained one of the strictest antiterrorism programs in Europe, in part because the country was hit early by Islamist terror and because it has the largest Muslim population on the Continent. Many other countries in Europe have been far more tolerant in allowing radical discourse to flourish in...

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New Mosque Opens in Wisconsin

April 30, 2004

Source: The Post-Crescent

http://www.wisinfo.com/postcrescent/news/archive/local_15893891.shtml

On April 30, 2004 The Post-Crescent reported, "Muslims in the Fox Valley have a new mosque beginning today. The Islamic Center of Wisconsin, created out of a converted office building at 720 W. Parkway Blvd., opens for its first prayer service at 1 p.m. It joins the long-established Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah as places of Muslim worship here. A...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~toler/information.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be concerned with...

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