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Survey: Detroit Muslims Favor Activism, Moderate Beliefs

April 6, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/8363931.ht%0Am

On April 6, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "Even the most religiously traditional Muslims believe they should participate in American politics, according to a newly released study of one of the largest Muslim communities in the nation. The survey of Detroit-area Muslims is the latest to show that the isolationism that once pervaded the...

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Asian Muslims Travel to U.S. to Study Practice of Islam in America

April 6, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/04/06ky/B1-islam04060-4424.html

On April 6, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "A group of Muslims from Asia embarking on a monthlong study visit to the United States made pledges of friendship and pleas for religious tolerance yesterday at a University of Louisville forum. The 14 religious and intellectual leaders are visiting under a $343,785 grant from the State...

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Survey: Detroit Muslims Favor Activism, Moderate Beliefs

April 6, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/musl6_20040406.htm

On April 6, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The vast majority of Muslims in metro Detroit say they should be politically active and work more to help non-Muslims, according to a survey to be released today. Many also favor practicing an Islam that is flexible and moderate. The findings were among the results of a survey taken last summer of almost 1,300 Muslims in metro Detroit,...

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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New CAIR Center Opens in Cincinnati

April 5, 2004

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/04/05/loc_loc4isl.html

On April 5, 2004 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, "A Muslim advocacy group opened a Cincinnati office on Sunday at a reception that drew about 60 people from a variety of faiths, and even no faith. Edwin Kagin, an official with the national American Atheist Center, drove from Union, Ky., to the open house to support the Council on American-Islamic Relations' effort...

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At Interfaith Gathering, Religious Figures Pray for Success of Elections

April 4, 2004

Source: Antara

http ://w ww.antara.co.id/e_berita.asp?id=145925&th=2004

On April 4, 2004 Antara reported, "Six religious figures representing Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confuciounism, conducted prayers in their respective ways for the success of the 2004 general elections. These figures on behalf of the Indonesian Committee for Religions and Peace chaired by Din Syamsuddin performed their prayers at Borobudur Hotel`s National Tabulation Center on Sunday. Also present at the occasion were Susongko,...

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Muslim Community Concerned Recent Fires May Be Hate Crimes

April 4, 2004

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/crime/stories/MYSA04.02B.gas_fires_0404.5f44843.html

On April 4, 2004 the Express-News reported, "Two arson fires less than a week apart at Muslim-owned gas stations on the North Side [of San Antonio, T.X.] have some in the Muslim community worried that the crimes might have been motivated by hate. Though arson investigators haven't uncovered a link, chilling similarities have...

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Three Teens Arrested in Conjunction with Attack on Muslim Graves

April 4, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2739729

On April 4, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Three teenagers have been arrested after a 'faith hate' attack on 40 Muslim graves. The gravestones were knocked down and broken in the attack at Charlton Cemetery, south London, last month. The teenagers, aged 13, 15 and 16 have been arrested and bailed to return to a London police station in ten days. The desecration of the graves brought revulsion from the Muslim...

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Concern Developing Over "Hardline Islamic Militancy" in British Muslim Youth

April 4, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1185373,00.html

On April 4, 2004 The Observer reported, "Over the days following the arrests [of eight young British men of Pakistani descent, and a ninth who was born in Algeria, on suspicion of terrorist activities], extremists such as those from Al-Muhajiroun noisily spouted their support for holy war. Moderates closed ranks and rejected the radicals' violent call to arms. The...

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Teens' Project Examines Discrimination Against Muslims in Wisconsin School

April 2, 2004

Source: Waukesha Freeman

http://www.gmtoday.com/news/local_stories/2004/April_04/04022004_02.asp

On April 2, 2004 Waukesha Freeman reported, "Abqure Humbaq turned lots of heads at school earlier this month. The 16-year-old Oconomowoc High School junior, whose real name is Katie Rather, attended Hartford Union High School on March 18 wearing a hijab, a traditional headdress worn by Arab and Muslim women. 'Everyone was staring at me; watching me as I...

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Government To Continue to Promote Peace Among Religions

April 2, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404020622.html

On April 2, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Vanguard article that reported, "Government will continue to promote the peaceful coexistence which exists amongst the various religious groups in the country,' Vice President Atiku Abubakar said yesterday in Abuja. Speaking yesterday when the President, Ibrahim Niyasse University, Dakar, Senegal, Sheikh Imam Hassan Cisse led a 4-man delegation to his office,...

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Terror Attacks Draw Attention to Islamic Fundamentalist Party

April 2, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/world/20040401-104946-9718r.htm

On April 2, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "A series of suicide bombings and attacks on security forces that have rocked Uzbekistan this week has focused new attention on a secretive, anti-American Islamic fundamentalist party that aims to create a Muslim superstate based on strict Koranic law. But the crackdown on Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami by the authoritarian...

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