Islam

Imams Gather to Discuss Formation of National Muslim Council

March 31, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=1098

On March 31, 2004 Muslim American Society reported, "Imams from across the United States gathered over the weekend in northern Virginia to initiate discussions on the development of a council designed to foster better communication between mosques, Islamic centers and the American Muslim community. Recognizing the lack of unity among American Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) sponsored a conference aimed...

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Leading Muslim Organization Urges Muslims to Fight Terrorism

March 31, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,1271,-3923154,00.html

On March 31, 2004 The Guardian ran a Press Association article that reported, "Britain's leading Muslim organisation is to write to mosques across the country urging them to help police fight terrorism. The Muslim Council of Britain wants imams and community leaders to be alert for possible illegal activities. Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the council, said...

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Sunni and Shi'ite Clerics Resolve to Maintain Unity Despite Attacks

March 30, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34497-2004Mar29.html

On March 30, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Nominally divided by ethnicity, tribe and -- most precariously of late -- religion, Iraqis insist those distinctions are secondary to an overarching sense of shared national identity. It is a robust self-image, anchored by traditions as intimate as marriage but tested in recent weeks by scenes as bloody as the...

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Kindergarten Teacher Asked to Remove Headscarf

March 30, 2004

Source: Fox23News.com

http://www.fox23news.com/news/world/story.aspx?content_id=E669B5D6-23AF-40C2-8C60-E4F735C0CFEF

On March 30, 2004 Fox23News.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "The debate over headscarves that divided France has reached Italy, with a kindergarten asking a Muslim trainee teacher to remove her headscarf because it might frighten children. The case has made headlines [in Rome] and...

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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/499849542/

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in...

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Religious Diversity Causes Parking Problems in Queens

March 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/29/nyregion/29flushing.html

On March 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "There is a stretch of Flushing, Queens, where Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Hindus worship within blocks of one another without a hint of sectarian strife. When it comes to parking spaces, though, it is all-out war. Every Sunday, a flood of cars descends on the neighborhood, thanks in large part to its dozens of newly...

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Muslims Could Play Pivotal Role in Presidential Election

March 29, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000672.php#more

On March 29, 2004, Muslim Wakeup! ran an article by Dr. Muqtedar Khan, a non-resident fellow at Brookings and Director of International Studies and Chair of Political Science at Adrian College. Dr. Khan wrote, "The American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections 2004 (AMT), an official umbrella organization of many American Muslim Organizations, has made Civil rights its main...

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Inter-Religious Committee Formed to Deal With Conflicts

March 29, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200403291128.html

On March 29, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Catholic Information Service for Africa article that reported, "An inter-religious committee to foster dialogue between the different religions in Sudan was formed on Thursday, March 25, 2004. The committee, constituted in the warring south, has the duty to ensure that the tribal conflict there does not degenerate into a religious one. Speaking during the...

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University of Iowa Hosts Annual Iowa Conference on Islam

March 29, 2004

Source: The Daily Iowan

http://www.dailyiowan.com/news/2004/03/29/Metro/Muslim.Conference.Stresses.OpenMindedness-644072.shtml

On March 29, 2004 The Daily Iowan reported, "Dressed in everything from sweatsuits to multicolored cultural attire with head scarves, nearly 600 people attended the fourth-annual Iowa Conference on Islam last weekend. Hosted by the Iowa Muslim Student Association, 'Islam: Unity in Diversity'...

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Utah State University Students Teach Middle Schoolers About Islam

March 29, 2004

Source: The Utah Statesman

http://www.utahstatesman.com/news/2004/03/29/CampusNews/Usu-Students.Explain.Islam.To.Middle.Schoolers-644195.shtml

On March 29, 2004 The Utah Statesman reported, "Mount Logan Middle School students had the opportunity to learn about Islam when Utah State University students from the Study Abroad program spoke to them last week. Muhammad Hussain, a senior studying business...

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