Islam

Rise in Mosque-Building Shows Surge in Muslim Immigrants

March 17, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mosques17mar17,1,6774683.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On March 17, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The chink and scrape of stonecutters echo through the gray-domed mosque that rises like a glimmer of misplaced architecture in a city where the Muslim call to prayer is a widening whisper...Anxious Berliners sometimes peek into the...

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VHP to Support Only Parties Respecting Hindu Sentiments

March 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/566535.cms

On March 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The VHP would support only those political parties which respected the sentiments of Hindus and agreed to their main demands, including construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, a common civil code and a law to ban religious conversions, VHP leader Dr Pravin Togadia said on Wednesday. One of the VHP's main demands, he said, was...

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Evangelical Church Divided Over Headscarf Ban

March 16, 2004

Source: Lutheran World Information

http://www.wfn.org/2004/03/msg00158.html

On March 16, 2004 Lutheran World Information reported, "There is increasing disagreement within the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) concerning the ban on the wearing of head scarves by Muslim teachers at public schools. EKD Council Chairperson Bishop Dr Wolfgang Huber, Bishops Dr Margot Kdssman (Hanover), Dr Johannes Friedrich (Bavaria), or Dr Gerhard Maier (Wirttemberg), are among those favoring a ban...

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Utica Mosque Seeks Expansion

March 16, 2004

Source: The Utica Observer-Dispatch

http://www.uticaod.com/archive/2004/03/16/news/28331.html

On March 16, 2004 The Utica Observer-Dispatch reported, "The Muslim Community Association seeks a bigger building to serve the growing Islamic community in the Utica area. There are several thousand Bosnian refugees, nearly all of them Muslim, in the city. The addition of so many Muslims to Utica's population in the past 11 years has given the city one of the highest...

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W. Virginia Church Dedicates Abraham Tapestry

March 15, 2004

Source: West Virginia Gazette

http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/Other%20News/200403159

On March 15, 2004 the West Virginia Gazette reported, "Members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths came together Sunday at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral to celebrate a story of hospitality common to all three religions. Sacred Heart held a special Mass on Sunday, and invited members of the Jewish and Islamic faiths to dedicate a new tapestry in the church's addition...

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Muslims Prepare for Backlash After Alleged Al-Qaeda Links to Bombings

March 15, 2004

Source: The International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/510190.html

On March 15, 2004 The International Herald Tribune ran a New York Times article that reported, "The arrest of the three Moroccans in connection with the Madrid train bombings that killed 200 people last week and the release of a video late Saturday by a man calling himself an Al Qaeda military spokesman and claiming responsibility for the deadly attacks have left Spain's Muslim community in a...

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As Elections Approach, BJP Tempers Anti-Muslim Stance; Many Worry It Will Return

March 15, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8f89189ee1a973e7beb158a7dcbb897c

On March 15, 2004 NCM reported, "India's pro-Hindu ruling party is feeling good. The country's economy has soared in the last year, and as voters consider their choices for national elections beginning next month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is casting itself as the sole architect of a surging India...On the path to the...

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U.C. Berkeley Hosts Muslim Film Festival

March 14, 2004

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=02a6540db016e5748f7f4e4449ff722e

On March 14, 2004 the Pacific News Service reported that "the films, 'Oil Children,'and 'Born in the USA,' among more than a dozen being featured at the Muslim Film Festival March 13 at U.C. Berkeley, and April 24 at Santa Clara University. 'This is a significant milestone in the history of Muslim media arts...

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Opinion: Muslims Should Be Consistent in Protesting Oppressive Hijab Laws

March 14, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000626.php#more

On March 14, 2004 Muslim Wake Up! posted an opinion piece by Tarek Fatah, a founding member of the Muslim Canadian Congress and host of the weekly Canadian TV show, The Muslim Chronicle, in which he argues, "Recently, anger against the French proposal [to ban religious symbols in public schools] brought about a hundred Toronto Muslims to the streets. In freezing temperatures, they stood...

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In New York City, a Look at Muslim Fostercare

March 14, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/14/nyregion/14muslim.html

On March 14, 2004 The New York Times reported on Muslim fostercare in New York City. "The idea of foster care by unrelated guardians is unfamiliar to some ethnic groups, and one result is that when Muslim children, for example, do enter the foster care system, they are likely to go to homes that are unfamiliar with Islam... Zeinab Chahine, deputy commissioner for the Administration...

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Confusion Over Religious Identity of Bombing Suspects

March 14, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_616463,00050003.htm

On March 14, 2004 the Hindustan Times reported, "Utter confusion was caused about the faith and identity of the two people of Indian extraction who were detained in Madrid by Spanish police following the receipt of a videotape purportedly from Al-Qaeda claiming responsibility for the massacre of 200 train commuter in Madrid. In London a senior official of the UK Hindu Council sent...

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Muslims Worldwide Condemn Madrid Attacks

March 13, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-03/13/article12.shtml

On March 13, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "World Muslims condemned the Madrid blasts, sending it clear that killing civilians is forbidden in their religion regardless of where or who carry out the attacks. After the blasts, which left 200 people dead and 1,400 others injured, a crowded group of Muslims gathered outside the Islamic Cultural Center in the...

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Dictionary Defines Opposition to Zionism as "Anti-Semitism"

March 13, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54641-2004Mar12.html

On March 13, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A leading Arab American civil rights organization has asked Merriam-Webster Inc. to publicly repudiate what the group calls a 'false and damaging' definition of anti-Semitism in the unabridged version of Webster's Third New International Dictionary. That dictionary lists, as one of the meanings of anti-...

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