Islam

Security Forces Kill Over 100 Militants in Muslim South

April 29, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48573-2004Apr28.html?referrer=email

On April 29, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Thai security forces repulsed a coordinated attack by scores of Islamic fighters against police posts in three provinces on Wednesday, killing at least 107 of the fighters in an attempt to quell a simmering insurgency in the Muslim-majority south, authorities reported. The assault...

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Law Provision Allows for Use of Islamic Law Courts to Settle Civil Disputes

April 28, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47735-2004Apr27.html?referrer=email

On April 28, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "[T]housands of...Muslims, taking advantage of a provision of the law in the province of Ontario, can now decide some civil disputes under sharia, including family disagreements and inheritance, business and divorce issues, using tribunals that include imams, Muslim elders and...

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Delegates from 65 Islamic Countries Meet to Discuss Relations With the West

April 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3666911.stm

On April 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Delegates from 65 Islamic countries are meeting in Cairo for the start of a conference on tolerance in Islam. The Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, called on the participants to initiate a dialogue between the Islamic world and followers of other religions. They should work together to refute the false allegations against Islam in the West, he said. Many Islamic...

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Editorial: OR Mayor Demonstrates the Power of Taking a Stand

April 28, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083153773240511.xml

On April 28, 2004 The Oregonian published an editorial noting, "Tuesday, the organizers of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County canceled the event, which had been planned for May 5. The event's demise this year is a small, and potent, demonstration of what can happen when good people refuse to...

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Government Leaders Stress Importance of Interfaith Dialogue for Peace

April 28, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404280495.html

On April 28, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Daily Trust (Abuja) article that reported, "Secretary General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Dr. Lateef Adegbite and Kano State governor Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau have stressed the importance of dialogue in promoting peace and religious harmony. Speaking during separate interviews, both Adegbite and Shekarau who were at the State House to brief President...

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European Muslims Struggle to Define Identity

April 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3665779.stm

On April 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "As the European Union gets bigger and more diverse with the entry of 10 new members in less than a week, the question of European identity and minorities will once again spring to the fore - including that of Europe's largest religious minority, the Muslims. Two contrasting images of Muslims living in Europe caught my attention over the past few months. One is of Muslim...

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Scotland's Only Muslim School Faces Closure

April 28, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=477112004&20040428103821

On April 28, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Scotland's only Muslim school was yesterday warned it faces closure in six months after it was severely criticised in a damning report by inspectors. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMI) said the quality of learning and teaching at the all-girls Imam Muhammed Zakariya School, in Dundee,...

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Update: Radio DJ Remains On Air After Call to Kill Muslims

April 28, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=34

On April 28, 2004 The Boston Herald reported, "WTKK-FM (96.9) afternoon personality Jay Severin is still on the hotseat for alleged anti-Muslim remarks made last week despite a Monday explanation he was misquoted and taken out of context. The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on WTKK-FM to fire Jay Severin yesterday, citing transcripts showing he called for...

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Call to Prayer Verdict Provokes Outrage in Hamtramck

April 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/pray28_20040428.htm

On April 28, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reportedm "The Hamtramck City Council's unanimous approval Tuesday night of a plan to allow the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast on loudspeakers five times a day in Arabic has outraged many of the city's Polish Catholic residents. They said they'll start a petition drive to bring the issue to a vote. Others have said they'll file lawsuits...

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Muslim Actor Warns Against Misuse of Religion

April 28, 2004

Source: The Ledger

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040428/APE/404280899

On April 28, 2004 The Ledger ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Shah Rukh Khan, a Muslim actor married to a Hindu, says his success as one of India's top movie stars proves India's inherent secularism, and urged his compatriots to oppose the misuse of religion. 'The only thing which can stop India from being the greatest superpower in...

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Increasing Religious Diversity as EU Accepts New Member States

April 28, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1433_A_1183522_1_A,00.html

On April 28, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "With the 10 new EU member states, the religious map of Europe is also changing dramatically, bringing aboard Catholics, the Orthodox Church and Protestants...'As we build the new, enlarged Europe, we cannot marginalize religions and the movements that have played a part in European integration and Europe's cultural development...

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Soccer Player Told to Remove Headscarf, Referee Could Face Disciplinary Action

April 28, 2004

Source: Canada.com

http://www.canada.com/search/story.html?id=7ad65f19-16c4-4d45-8227-a7670053dadd

On April 28, 2004 Canada.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "A female soccer player was told she could not play for her local team unless she removed her Islamic head scarf, officials said Monday. Afifa Saad, who has tried out for the Victorian state team, played for the South Melbourne Women's Soccer Club wearing her...

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