Islam

El Paso Islamic Center Receives Message Threatening Violence

April 20, 2004

Source: The El Paso Times

http://www.borderlandnews.com/stories/borderland/20040420-107941.shtml

On April 20, 2004 The El Paso Times reported, "The FBI is investigating an e-mail that threatened to destroy the Islamic Center of El Paso if hostages in Iraq are not released, center officials said Monday. The threat is the first reported case of anti-Muslim backlash targeting the El Paso mosque since 1995... The e-mail was sent Sunday under the name...

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Muslims Ask Church to Allow Prayer in Cathedral in Ancient Mosque Complex

April 19, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1194663,00.html

On April 19, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims across Spain are lobbying the Roman Catholic church in the southern city of Córdoba to make a symbolic gesture of reconciliation between faiths by allowing them to pray in the city's cathedral. Córdoba's renaissance cathedral sits in the centre of an ancient mosque complex, and local Muslims want to be allowed to...

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Mosque in Strasbourg Vandalized With Swastikas and Crosses

April 19, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:407fbe00:61c2a843838a4f?

On April 19, 2004 Reuters reported, "Vandals have burned the entrance to a mosque in eastern France and daubed swastikas on the walls, police said on Friday. A rubbish bin outside the mosque was set on fire in the early hours of Thursday and the flames damaged the entrance to the building in the town of Haguenau, just north of Strasbourg. Two swastikas and a...

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The Muslim Vote Stands to Impact Election 2004

April 17, 2004

Source: The Observer-Dispatch

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

On April 17, 2004 The Observer-Dispatch reported, "No-shows at the ballot box might take a lesson from Muslim-Americans, who are stepping up efforts to assume an active role in the nation's political process. The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections believes that this year's presidential race will be close, and even though its numbers are small,...

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Critics Say Government Repression of Religion Serves to Protect President's Rule

April 17, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-uzbek17apr17,1,521069.story?coll=la-news-religion

On April 17, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The secular Uzbek government keeps mosques under a tight rein, yet underground groups � both nonviolent and armed � that mix fundamentalist Islamic values with radical political goals have been able to grow. Uzbekistan, which helped the United States...

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Asma Hasan Writes of the Muslim-American Experience

April 16, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/041704dnrelhasan.a65a9.html

On April 16, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "When she was in kindergarten, Asma Gull Hasan was sent to the principal's office at her Catholic school for telling the class that Jesus was not the Son of God. Muslims, she explained, believe that Jesus was a prophet, but not a divine being. After that...

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Opinion: U.S. Problems With "Islamic World" Due to U.S. Policy, Not Lack of Information

April 16, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/opinion/?id=9674

On April 16, 2004 the Middle East Online ran an opinion piece by Hady Amr, co-president of the Arab Western Summit of Skills, on the problems of U.S. foreign policy relations with the "Islamic world," specifically the recent Iraq war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Amr writes, "But those who think that a 'fair and balanced' response to Al-Jazeera [the U.S.-funded Arabic-...

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Thai Muslim Group Preaches Peace, Refutes Claims of Involvement in Southern Violence

April 16, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-04/16/article03.shtml

On April 16, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Rejecting claims by Thai officials that they are behind the current state of unrest in South Thailand, Muslims vowed to preach non-violence in the region, a member of the Islamic Group (IG) or Yayasan Muslimin in Malay - told IslamOnline.net. The IG, a non-official entity that has grouped all the Muslims under one roof...

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Update: Chaplain Yee Cleared of All Charges, Reprimand Reversed

April 15, 2004

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/04/15/muslim.chaplain.ap/

On April 15, 2004 CNN reported, "A Muslim Army chaplain who had been embroiled in an espionage probe was given a clean slate after a general overturned an adultery and pornography reprimand, the one remaining blemish on his record after the dismissal of criminal charges. Capt. James Yee had been the target of an investigation of suspected espionage at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba,...

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