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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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Wichita Mosque Holds Dome Raising Ceremony

April 15, 2004

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/news/local/8435026.htm

On April 15, 2004 The Wichita Eagle reported, "The Islamic Society of Wichita plans to hold a 'raising the dome' ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Muslim Community Center, 6655 E. 34th St. North. The event is designed to watch the placement of a 26-foot-wide dome on a new mosque. The mosque will cost about $1.5 million. If weather permits, the mosque will be ready for use by the...

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Utah Congressman Discusses Patriot Act in Local Mosque

April 13, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Apr/04042004/utah/153951.asp

On April 13, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Congressman Jim Matheson stood in stocking feet before about 150 members of Utah's diverse Islamic community Saturday and promised to keep fighting what he views as the harshest aspects of the post-9-11 Patriot Act: unreasonable search provisions and racial profiling. 'I believe that some of the search provisions of that act go...

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Chicago Politician Discusses Muslim-Christian Values

April 13, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/spirit/index.html

On April 13, 2004 the Chicago Sun-Times sat down with Barack Obama and Jack Ryan, and Dick Durbin, to "talk about what they believe, why they believe it and how it affects their lives." Young local politican Barak Obama explained: "'I went to a Catholic school in a Muslim country, so I was studying the Bible and catechisms by day, and, at night, you'd hear the [Muslim] prayer...

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HSBC First Bank to Offer Islam-Friendly Pension Fund

April 13, 2004

Source: Times Online

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8209-1072349,00.html

On April 13, 2004 the Times Online reported, "HSBC will this week become the first bank to offer an Islam-friendly pension fund to cater to Britain’s two million Muslims. The HSBC Life Amanah Pension Fund is compliant with Sharia, or Islamic law, which means that it does not hold shares in any companies that are unacceptable to Muslims. Investment in breweries and...

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Supreme Court Orders Retrial of Gujurat Riot Case

April 12, 2004

Source: AlertNet

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DEL89201.htm

On April 12, 2004 AlertNet posted a Reuters article that reported, "India's highest court ordered on Monday a retrial of a high-profile murder case after 20 Hindus were acquitted of slaying 12 people during 2002 religious riots. The Supreme Court ordered the Hindu nationalist government of the state of Gujarat to take up the issue of a retrial, through state prosecutors. In a rare move, it...

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Christian Group Concerned About New Constitution's Stance on Religious Freedom

April 12, 2004

Source: crosswalk.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1256254.html?view=print

On April 12, 2004 crosswalk.com posted a CNS News article that reported, "Iraqi Christians are concerned that the new Iraqi interim constitution may or may not provide freedom of worship and religion to non-Muslim Iraqis, a Christian group says. The constitution, signed on March 8 by all 25 members of the Iraqi governing council, has been hailed as progressive by Middle East standards....

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In Buffalo, Empty Churches Fuel Religious Diversity

April 11, 2004

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20040411/1047114.asp

On April 11, 2004 The Buffalo News reported, "A former Polish National Catholic cathedral at Sycamore and Sobieski streets was recently converted into a mosque. The Islamic crescent moon symbol graces the tops of the various steeples. Buddhists worship in a converted Buffalo police station on Fillmore Avenue. Many faiths have converted various buildings around Buffalo into houses...

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