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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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For American Arabs and Muslims, Anyone Beats Bush

March 13, 2004

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/402114.html

On March 13, 2004 Haaretz reported, "Surveys conducted a few months ago show that the rate of support for Bush among the Arab community comes to only 38 percent and that he loses among this group to any Democratic candidate. Senator John Kerry, who last week outdistanced all other Democratic candidates in picking up electoral votes, has not yet been subjected to direct examination by surveys aimed at the Arab...

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Update: Chaplain Yee May Receive Honorable Discharge

March 12, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/12/politics/12BRFS5.html

On March 12, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The military is considering settling the case of Capt. James J. Yee by dropping all charges against him and allowing him to leave the Army with an honorable discharge, officials said. Captain Yee, who was the Muslim chaplain at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, had been suspected of espionage but was charged with transporting...

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More Czechs Converting to Islam

March 12, 2004

Source: Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/3/19FDEB45-4B52-4C03-B44D-51380E13CF1E.html

On March 12, 2004 Radio Free Europe reported, "The Czech Republic may be one of the most atheistic nations in Europe, but many Czechs are converting to Islam in their search for spirituality. Vladimir Sanka says he is one of several hundred new converts to Islam throughout the country and one of some 10,000 Muslims nationwide...

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Opinion: A "Secular Image" the Way to Overcome Religious Divides

March 12, 2004

Source: The Daily Star

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/12_03_04_e2.asp

On March 12, 2004 The Daily Star ran an opinion piece by Rabih Khoury, a journalism student at the Lebanese American University, in which he discusses the religious divisions in the country: "Lebanese stereotypes function almost entirely through religion. Now here is the reality of the situation: there are 18 official religions in Lebanon. If we retackle this issue, a second civil war is not that...

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