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Survey Shows Many Americans Find Atheists and Muslims Threatening

April 27, 2004

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/04/27/9453

On April 27, 2004 The Minnesota Daily reported "White Americans think racial discrimination is increasing although black Americans think it’s decreasing. The findings are the first phase of a three-year study called the American Mosaic Project, which examines race and religion in the United States. Three University professors and others designed the survey, which the University of Wisconsin...

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Southern Baptists Join Muslims and the NCC to Help the Uninsured

April 27, 2004

Source: The Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/abpnews/story.cfm?newsId=4235

On April 27, 2004 The Associated Baptist Press reported, "Perhaps only a problem as daunting as the 40-plus million Americans lacking health insurance could bring together officials from groups as diverse as the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Council of Churches, and the Islamic Society of North America. Those groups as well as Catholic, Jewish, Pentecostal and other...

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Editorial: Bridges, Not Roadblocks, Will Build Tolerance Among Abrahamic Faiths

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083067061140131.xml

On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "After reading Richard Colby's report about this controversy within the Portland area's religious community, I was truly shocked. In a time when we are supposed to be teaching religious tolerance and understanding, it is sad to see the organizers of the "Mayors' Prayer...

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Update: Participants Continue to Pull Out of Event After Mayor Disinvited

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metrowest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_west_news/1083066963140130.xml

On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Few if any of the county's mayors will attend the May 5 Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County, at least in part because event organizers decided last week to bar participation by a Muslim leader.   Mayors and the county's top elected official on Monday...

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Controversy Over the Call to Prayer Reverberates Across the Nation

April 26, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/29/a01-133933.htm

On April 26, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Next month, Hamtramck will become one of the few cities in the United States where the Islamic call to prayer is broadcast onto public streets. The impact of that decision is reverberating across the nation. Loudspeakers on an old brick building in Hamtramck have become a symbol of the struggle between tolerance and tradition, and...

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Christian-Muslim Violence Kills 22

April 26, 2004

Source: Radio Netherlands

http://www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/ind040426.html

On April 26, 2004 Radio Netherlands reported, "At least 22 people have been killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians in the Indonesian city of Ambon. The violence is reminiscent of the bloody chaos that engulfed the Mollucan islands five years ago, and is seen as a major setback to the reconciliation process under way since 2002. The fighting began after Christian separatists raised their banned...

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Ohio Mosque Responds to Imam's Arrest With Open House

April 26, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/108297690628468

On April 26, 2004 The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, "Ray Mickol will not be converting to Islam anytime soon, but the Catholic West Sider and his family left Sunday's open house at the Cleveland Islamic Center's Grand Mosque with two large plates of Middle Eastern delicacies and smiles that could not have been bigger. Mickol, his daughter...

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Arab-Americans Support Kerry in Swing States

April 26, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.uticaod.com/archive/2004/04/17/opinion/30247.html

On April 26, 2004 Reuters reported, " Arab-Americans in four battleground U.S. states would choose Democrat John Kerry by a wide margin if the presidential election were held now, a shift from their strong support of George W. Bush in 2000, a new poll showed on Wednesday. The tracking poll, released by the Arab American Institute, looked at Arab-Americans in Michigan, Florida, Ohio...

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Muslim Group Warns Against Government Funding of Religious Centers

April 26, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404270053.html

On April 26, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Vanguard article that reported, "A pressure group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has warned the federal government against funding churches and mosques in the country, saying that may set Nigeria on the path of strife caused by religious differences. The group's warning came against the backdrop of government's plans to fund, particularly, the completion of...

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Islamic Group Distributes "Know Your Rights" Pamphlet on How to Handle Terrorism Investigations

April 25, 2004

Source: CNews

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/WarOnTerrorism/2004/04/25/436344-cp.html

On April 25, 2004 CNews reported, "An Islamic group is distributing a pocket guide to Canadian Muslims advising them what to do if CSIS or the RCMP tries to interrogate them about terrorism. Almost 30,000 copies of the Know Your Rights guide are already in circulation across the country and demand is growing among Muslims left shaken by sensational headlines...

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Renewed Christian-Muslim Violence Kills 10 in Moluccan Islands

April 25, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3657101.stm

On April 25, 2004 the BBC News reported, "At least 10 people have died in renewed fighting between Christians and Muslims in Indonesia's Moluccan islands, police and witnesses say. People fought with knives and stones, buildings were set alight and an Associated Press reporter says he saw two men hacked to death in the street. It came as separatist Christians paraded in the capital, Ambon, to mark a...

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Muslim Women to Be Exempt from Revealing Face on National ID

April 25, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1202742,00.html

On April 25, 2004 The Observer reported, "Thousands of Muslim women will be exempted from having to show their faces on identity cards as the Government moves to allay fears among British Muslims that the new cards will be used to target them in the 'war on terror'. As David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, faced attack for not allowing enough debate over the...

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The New Religious Landscape of Houston, TX

April 24, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2526488

On April 24, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "The diversity and design of Houston's religious landscape is changing as new churches, mosques, synagogues and temples meet the demands of growing congregations. Martin Aaron, a nationally known religious real estate appraiser, describes the metropolitan area as "very prolific" in the development or sale of worship centers...

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OR Mayor and Rabbi Decline Invitation After Muslim 'Disinvited"

April 24, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metro/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/10828077352517031.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Organizers of the annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County have voted to bar a local Muslim leader from offering a prayer at the event, leading Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake and other city officials to say they'll skip the May 5 event. 'It's just broken my heart,' Drake said Friday...

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