Islam

NY Islamic Center Holds Forum on Safety and Interaction With Law Enforcement

March 26, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1356

On March 26, 2004 Independent Press Association posted a Muslims Weekly article that reported, "An informational forum aimed at educating Muslims in safety and interaction issues with local law enforcement agents was held at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY) in Manhattan, last Sunday afternoon. Event organizers planned the meeting with the ICCNY and the...

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Sacramento, Calif. Court Documents to be Translated into Urdu

March 25, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=695269fd55f126fa05e9f4ee92274ac0

On March 25, 2004 NCM reported, "[Sacramento, Calif.] is considered by many as the most diverse in the United States, and now officially incorporated within this diversity is the language of Urdu, which accompanied the first South Asian people to step foot in the state of California roughly a century ago...court documents here...

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Lawmaker Calls for Referendums on Requests to Build Mosques

March 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/142/story_14282_1.html

On March 24, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Allies of Premier Silvio Berlusconi are pushing for a law that would require referendums on requests to build mosques in Italy, contending that Islamic culture is "historically antithetical" to Italian culture. The Northern League, one of the parties in Berlusconi's conservative government coalition,...

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Few Signs of Terrorism After Reconstruction

March 24, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0324/p01s01-woeu.html

On March 24, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported on the lack of terrorism in Bosnia after reconstruction from the 1992-95 war: "While world attention has been focused on Iraq and the Middle East, the international reconstruction effort in Bosnia has begun to bear fruit, and not just for Bosnians. As the country's infrastructure, border patrol services, and national...

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Editorial: Muslim World "Making Progress" in Suppression of Terrorism

March 24, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0324/p08s03-comv.html

On March 24, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor published an editorial on "progress in the Muslim world" in the fight against terrorism. The editorial board wrote, "Malaysia's national elections [are] a reminder that since the US launched the war on terrorism, the Islamic world has made significant progress against terrorists and religious, political fundamentalism...On Sunday,...

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PC-USA to Host International Christian-Muslim Dialogue

March 24, 2004

Source: PCUSA news

http://www.wfn.org/2004/03/msg00201.html

On March 24, 2004 PCUSA news issued a press release that stated, "Acting on the belief that listening can promote better understanding, Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world will once again visit the United States to meet with Presbyterians and others through the Interfaith Listening Project (http://www.pcusa.org/listeningproject/). The program, which...

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Break-In at Maryland Islamic Office

March 23, 2004

Source: The Sentinel

http://www.thesentinel.com/print/320511680296302.php

On March 23, 2004 The Sentinel reported, "The offices at the Prince George's Muslim Association were recently broken into, with files and papers strewn throughout its administrative office, yet the board of directors did not press the issue with law enforcement or the media, out of fear of further anti-Islam discrimination. The board of directors would not elaborate on the nature of the break-...

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"Sharing Our Faiths" Introduces Brandeis Students to Different Religious Services

March 23, 2004

Source: The Justice

http://www.thejusticeonline.com/news/2004/03/23/News/sharing.Our.Faith.Gives.Taste.Of.Different.Beliefs-638930.shtml

On March 23, 2004 The Justice reported, "'Sharing our Faiths,' a new series sponsored by the Religious Pluralism and Spirituality this semester, allows students to attend services or gatherings of different religions, including Buddhist meditation, Catholic mass and...

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Police Increase Surveillance of Muslim Community as Olympics Approach

March 23, 2004

Source: phillyBurbs.com

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/48-03232004-269417.html

On March 23, 2004 phillyBurbs.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, " Greek police have increased scrutiny of Muslim immigrant groups and makeshift mosques in Athens - a city with no official place of worship for Muslims - ahead of the Olympics. The surveillance, confirmed to The Associated Press by police sources, was intensified following the deadly...

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Kurds Celebrate Spring Festival as Symbol of Cultural Uniqueness and Freedom

March 23, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0323/p07s02-woiq.html

On March 23, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Questions of how different the Kurds are from the rest of Iraq's people are laid to rest on March 21 by the women and girls in shiny sequined dresses, the bonfires that dotted the hillside the night before, and the hundreds of thousands who pour out of Sulaymaniyah into the surrounding hills for a day of picnicking and...

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Symbolic Peace Effort to Restore Religious Sites Reveals Difficulties in Uniting Island

March 22, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=503709

On March 22, 2004 The Independent reported on "how UN efforts to restore two historic religious sites have come to symbolise the difficulties" in uniting Cyprus: "Like its Orthodox counterpart [the Apostle Andreas monastery], the Tekke mosque is Islam's holiest site on the island and, like the monastery, it lies cut off from the bulk of the faithful on the other side of the...

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Concerns About Cultural Conflict Persist Despite Proposed Peace Deal

March 22, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=6d1085738ef5bccfe04695f34ec369ed

On March 22, 2004 NCM reported, "Warring parties in oil-rich Sudan -- long branded a supporter of terror by the United States and even a temporary home base for Osama bin Laden -- may soon stop fighting. Tempted by promises of development assistance and investment, they're trying to finalize a deal in wavering peace talks in...

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In Dallas, a Joint Muslim-Jewish-Christian Blood Drive

March 22, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/stories/032204dnccodrive.142d4.html

On March 22, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Dispelling misconceptions can be a large task. But Lin Rosenquist wasn't intimidated when she set out to banish one recently. 'There was so much hoopla surrounding The Passion of the Christ ,' Ms. Rosenquist said of the Mel Gibson movie. 'I...

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Annual Islamic Charity Festival Aims to Present Positive Image of Islam

March 22, 2004

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www.tampatrib.com/FloridaMetro/MGANL2QZ3SD.html

On March 22, 2004 The Tampa Tribune reported, "Rhonda Holder walked through the tent picking out clothes for herself and her children, ages 5 months to 5 years. Hanging from a shelf piled with shirts and pants, a flier read, 'With love from Muslim brothers and sisters.' The positive message is what Holder says brings her back each year to the annual Islamic Charity Festival. On Sunday,...

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