Islam

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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Vermont Muslim Teaches Education on Islam

April 24, 2004

Source: The Brattlebor

http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0,1413,102~8862~2105333,00.html

On April 24, 2004 The Brattlebor reported, "Anas Coburn was born into a white, middle-class Presbyterian family. He was raised primarily in Southern California and educated at the University of California at Berkeley. Coburn has lived and traveled abroad and is now the executive director of a non-profit organization.

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Counterterrorism Officials Concerned Over Increasingly Vocal Militant Islamic Groups

April 24, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/26/international/europe/26EURO.html

On April 24, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The call to jihad is rising in the streets of Europe, and is being answered, counterterrorism officials say...On working-class streets of old industrial towns like Crawley, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester, and in the Arab enclaves of Germany, France, Switzerland and other parts of Europe, intelligence officials say...

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Update: Teens Arrested for Vandalizing New Jersey Mosque

April 24, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--mosquevandalized0424apr

On April 24, 2004 Newsday reported, "Three teenage boys have been charged with scrawling swastikas and other graffiti on a mosque under construction in Ocean County. Dover Township Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy said the trio _ two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old _ told police that boredom drove them to vandalize the future home of the Islamic Center of...

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Two Cities Struggle To Accommodate Muslim Populations in Michigan

April 24, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/editorial/0404/24/d05-132115.htm

On April 24, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "In Dearborn, the American Muslim Society has asked that city offices close on Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha, two Islamic holy days. Advocates say granting the holidays would show respect for the city’s growing Arab-American population. Dearborn’s Legal Department is reviewing the request for the City Council... The best...

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Farrakhan Challenges African-Americans to Fight Poverty

April 23, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/23/d06-131695.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, challenged a group of African-American spiritual leaders Thursday to do more to end religious divisions and focus on practical problems of poverty and despair. 'That’s the failure of religion,'he admonished. 'You have a book, but you don’t make...

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Islamic Group Joins Jews and Christians to Lobby Social Justice in Minn.

April 23, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4738045.html

On April 23, 2004 The Star Tribune reported, "The Islamic Center of Minnesota joined with Jews, Catholics and mainline Protestants on Tuesday to lobby for certain social justice issues in the state. The center, one of the state's most influential Islamic organizations, signed on as a member of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) in a ceremony attended by 75 of the state's religious...

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Interior Minister: Country Must Train Imams in Moderate Islam

April 23, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1201448,00.html

On April 23, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French interior minister, Dominique de Villepin, said yesterday that the country must urgently begin training Muslim clerics in a moderate Islam that respects human rights and the republican code. Addressing a meeting of local prefects a day after he deported an Algerian imam who was in favour of stoning women, Mr. De...

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Editorial: Local Human Rights Abuses Largely Absent at Amnesty Conference

April 23, 2004

Source: The Weekly Thikana

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1398

On April 23, 2004 The Weekly Thikana reported, "Although Amnesty International U.S. Chapter’s annual conference held this month focused on upholding human rights, no mention was made of the current repression of Muslim immigrants in the United States, save for three immigrants – an Arab American, and Indian American and an Afghani American – who described the dangerous...

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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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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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