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Muslims Complain of Discrimination by Police Post-9/11

March 29, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1180007,00.html

On March 29, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Many Muslims in Britain believe police are using the post-September 11 terrorist threat as an excuse to vilify their community. The Guardian spoke to three people who are convinced they suffered at the hands of police officers during the past year simply because of their religion and ethnic background." The article went on to detail...

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Media Promoting Xenophobia and Religious Intolerance

March 29, 2004

Source: The Moscow Times

[themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/03/29/011.html]

On March 29, 2004 The Moscow Times ran an Associated Press article that reported, "National newspapers and magazines are one of the factors behind growing racial and religious intolerance and xenophobia, according to a new study. A nearly two-year monitoring of about a dozen nationwide publications, conducted under the auspices of the Union of Russian Journalists, indicated that the main newspapers were promoting fear and hatred toward the...

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Sunni Muslims Oppose Showing of Gibson's "Passion," Shi'ites Want it Shown

March 29, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

[middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=9432]

On March 29, 2004 Middle East Online reported, "Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" has stirred a religious controversy in Kuwait between majority Sunni Muslims who oppose the movie and the emirate's Shiite Muslims who call for showing it. The authorities, meanwhile, have not decided either way. The dean of the local Islamic college, Mohammad al-Tabtabai, said in a fatwa, or religious edict, Monday that parts of the controversial movie...

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"Nick News" Show Features "Muslim Kids in America"

March 27, 2004

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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On March 27, 2004 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "American Muslim children have been caught in the middle of the emotional aftermath of 9/11 and during the continued violent strife in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel. 'It is easier to fear what you don't know. And most of us don't know much about Muslims or the Islamic faith,' Linda Ellerbee says in her calm, down-to-earth manner as she hosts 'Keeping Faith: Muslim Kids in America' at 8:30 p.m....

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Refuses to Apologize for Remarks on Islam

March 27, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3575255.stm

On March 27, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The former Archbishop of Canterbury has defended a speech made in Rome in which he accused Islamic societies of contributing little to the world. Lord Carey said his lecture on Thursday also contained criticisms of Western culture and was a balanced appraisal of Islam and Christianity's relationship. The former Anglican Church head told BBC's Newsnight: 'I do not...

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Seventeen Women Arrested for Wearing Veils

March 27, 2004

Source: News24

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On March 27, 2004 News24 reported, "At least 17 women have been arrested in southern Somalia's Middle Shabbelle region for ignoring a decree banning women from wearing veils, a spokesperson for the the area's administration said on Saturday...Independent sources in Jowhar, 90km north of the capital Mogadishu, confirmed the arrests. [Mohamed Omar] Habeb banned the Islamic veils on Thursday in a bid to foil male would-be attackers who could be...

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"Children of Abraham Project" Brings Teens Together for Theatre Performance

March 26, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

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On March 26, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "At 8 p.m. Saturday, "The Children of Abraham Project" will debut with a diverse troupe of young performers at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre at Maple and Drake roads in West Bloomfield. This drama, written partly by Muslim, Jewish and Christian kids, is expected to spark fresh dialogue across old barriers. From the premiere, the project will expand into a series of performances across Michigan, and...

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

March 26, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

[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 American Muslims in Law Enforcement to address issues of crime...

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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. The program, which promotes face-to-face dialogue between Christians and Muslims about living...

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