Islam

Boston Radio Hosts Says: "Let's Kill All Muslims:

April 23, 2004

Source: The Council on Arab-Islamic Relations

http://www.cair-net.org/asp/article.asp?id=166&page=AA

On April 23, 2004 The Council on Arab-Islamic Relations reported, "In its first 'Hate Hurts America' action alert, CAIR is calling for the termination of Jay Severin, a Boston-area radio talk show host, who allegedly said, 'Let’s kill all Muslims' in his Thursday afternoon program. WTKK-FM General Manager Matt Mills told CAIR that in a discussion about how...

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Muslims Urge Christians to Engage in Dialogue in Kentucky

April 23, 2004

Source: The Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04195.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Presbyterian News Service reported, "A group of 15 Muslim scholars and preachers said during a visit here last week that mainstream Islam is widely misunderstood in the United States. A Christian theologian challenged the group to engage Christians in dialogue that does not avoid the hard questions posed by either faith. 'We need serious, ongoing, in-depth discussion with...

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Hundreds of Teens to Participate in Interfaith Service in Chicago

April 22, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/sk/04-22-04-278078.html

On April 22, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Area teens will have a chance to meet and work with teenagers of other faiths Sunday when they take part in the National Day of Youth Service. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corps, will bring together teenagers in 20 cities including an estimated 400 in the...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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Education Ministry Formulates Guidelines for Implementation of Religious Symbols Ban

April 21, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14480_1.html

On April 21, 2004 Beliefnet.com ran an Associated Press article that reported, "A law banning Islamic headscarves in French public schools could add bandanas, seen by some Muslims as a substitute for a full head covering, to the black list of forbidden dress. Or maybe not. A document on implementing the law, made public Wednesday by the Education Ministry, is so imprecise that one...

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Editorial: American Muslim Institutions Are Out of Touch With Islam

April 21, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0421/p09s02-coop.html

On April 21, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported in an editorial, "Most Muslim American institutions today, from local mosques to national advocacy groups, reflect an ultraconservative Muslim agenda not shared by most within their community, which at an estimated 6 million now equals the size of the American Jewish community. The Washington-based Committee on American...

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Opinion: Ban of Religious Symbols Creates More Problems Than It Solves

April 21, 2004

Source: National Review

http://www.nationalreview.com/stuttaford/stuttaford200404210855.asp

On April 21, 2004 the National Review ran an opinion piece by Andrew Stuttaford on the recent ban of religious symbols in French public schools, which he sees as an attempt by the French government to provide a "quick fix" to the problem of rising religious fundamentalism which he argues that the government has itself fostered by not integrating immigrant Muslims...

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Huntington Mosque Faces Zoning Opposition

April 21, 2004

Source: The Herald-Dispatch

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2004/April/21/LNtop2.htm

On April 21, 2004 The Herald-Dispatch reported, " A group of Huntington residents have asked that the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals overturn a decision to allow the Huntington Muslim Association to build a mosque in their neighborhood. The Planning Commission earlier this month voted 5-1 in favor of granting a special permit to the Muslim Association so it can build a mosque...

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Muslim Scholars Praise Boxer Muhammad Ali for Teaching Tolerance

April 21, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/04/21ky/A1-ali0421-8253.html

On April 21, 2004 The Courier Journal reported, "Growing up in Iran in the 1970s, Omid Safi knew of only one Muslim outside of his native country: Muhammad Ali. Safi, along with other Muslim scholars from Asia and the United States, met the former heavyweight boxing champion in person yesterday in Ali's native Louisville. Ali, they said, set a...

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Update: City Council Likely to Pass Amendment Allowing Call to Prayer in MI

April 20, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/20/b01-127888.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Detroit News reported, " Along with pierogi and paczki, Hamtramck may soon be known for its Islamic calls to worship. The City Council is expected today to pass a noise ordinance amendment permitting mosques to issue the traditional call to prayer over loud speakers. It’s another sign of change in this traditionally Polish community of 23,000, which...

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