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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

http ://w ww.manilatimes.net/national/2004/may/03/yehey/world/20040503wor2.html

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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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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