Islam

Two Mosques Damaged in Suspected Arson Attacks

March 7, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3539311.stm

On March 7, 2004 the BBC News reported, "About 250 people have held a protest rally in the south-eastern French town of Annecy after two local mosques were damaged in suspected arson attacks. One fire ravaged a mosque in the Alpine town itself while the other burned a prayer room in nearby Seynod. French President Jacques Chirac condemned the 'odious acts'. In Paris, the issue of the Islamic veil in schools...

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Arab Voters Campaign to Unseat Bush

March 5, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/4645885.html

On March 5, 2004 The Star Tribune reported that "in states such as Michigan with a large Islamic population, [Arab-Americans] are hoping to exert a significant influence on the 2004 presidential race. Most are motivated by their desire to oust President Bush, whom they have turned against with a vengeance since 9/11... Bush, who narrowly lost Michigan in 2000, has made the state one of his...

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Editorial: Religious Freedom Must be Upheld in Zoning Case

March 5, 2004

Source: The Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/story.asp?id=5A595B9E-E967-49C0-AE0B-0DA2BCD37409

On March 5, 2004 The Montreal Gazette ran an editorial in response to a borough council considering whether "an Islamic centre continue to operate in a building that has been used for religious purposes since it was built 15 years ago." The editorial board wrote, " At the request...

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In Chicago, Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Day Stresses a Common Humanity

March 5, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/views.asp?id=1018

On March 5, 2004 the Muslim American Society reported that speakers and attendees at the February 24 Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Day event "stressed that Catholic and Muslim communities can only establish meaningful bonds when each community rids itself of the us vs. them mentality, and learns to recognize that both Catholics and Muslims have similar concerns, from upholding their traditional values to figuring...

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In a New Book, a Muslim Reflects on Sept.11

March 5, 2004

Source: Primezone Media Network

http://www.primezone.com/pages/news_releases.mhtml?d=53755

On March 5, 2004 Primezone Media Network reported, "In his new book, Healing the Wounds of Sept. 11, 2001 (Reflections of an American Muslim) (now available through 1stBooks), Shahid Athar, M.D., a leader in interfaith understanding, presents a collection of writings, letters and speeches about the tragedy and its aftermath from the viewpoint of Muslims against terrorism...

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Bill to End Racial Profiling in Congress

March 5, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/ERPA2004

On March 5, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "On February 26th, the End Racial Profiling Act of 2004 (ERPA) was introduced in the US Congress. The legislation, launched with bipartisan support in the House (H.R. 3847) and the Senate (S. 2132), would curb profiling by law enforcement officials on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or national origin... The practice of racial profiling occurs when law enforcement relies on race, ethnicity,...

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El Paso's Muslim Population Involved in the City's Community

March 5, 2004

Source: El Paso Times

http://www.borderlandnews.com/stories/living/20040305-89425.shtml

On March 5, 2004 the El Paso Times reported, "While the numbers aren't large -- about 3,000 -- Muslims are very much involved in the El Paso-Las Cruces area. They are part of the community in every way, including being PTA members and teaching gymnastics...While most Muslims go on with their daily lives, things have changed since Sept. 11, said Yaser Issa, an imam at...

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Interfaith Prayers Bring Healing to Boston's Logan Airport

March 4, 2004

Source: The Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/artsCulture/view.bg?articleid=42933

On March 4, 2004 The Milford Daily News reported, "Ellen Band has brought prayer into the noisy bustle of everyday life. Now, while travelers rush through Logan Airport, they hear sacred words and sounds from the world's great religions wafting through the elevated walkway to Terminal E. Band's intriguing audio installation rearranges and broadcasts a mix...

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In Missouri, Women Discuss Their Roles in Different Faiths

March 4, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8098317.htm

On March 4, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Some consider discussing religion taboo in the company of strangers. But nearly 400 women of all faiths got together Wednesday at the Overland Park Marriott for a forum to address religious differences and similarities. The forum, 'Defining Women's Roles ...Three Traditions' allowed three female panelists — one...

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Harvard Divinity School Hosts 5th Annual "Islam in America" Conference

March 4, 2004

Source: Harvard Divinity School's News and Events website

http://www.hds.harvard.edu/news/article_archive/islam_america-04.html

On March 4, 2004 Harvard Divinity School's News and Events website reported, "The United States' general response to the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, and its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have left many Muslims feeling besieged. In the United States, they protest that the Patriot Act and other regulations target them...

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Muslim Engineer Charges Airline With Bias

March 4, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/8103318.htm

On March 4, 2004 The State reported, "A flight engineer has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that ATA Airlines Inc. denied him a promotion to co-pilot because he is a Muslim born in the Middle East. In his lawsuit filed Feb. 13 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, Ziad Elwazan asks a judge to void a June 2002 decision by its chief pilot that bars him from future attempts to become a...

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