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Columnist Ann Coulter Makes Islamophobic Remarks

March 10, 2004

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=139-03102004

On March 10, 2004 U.S. Newswire reported, "A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on major media outlets to end their association with a controversial conservative pundit who recently suggested that Muslims 'smell bad.' The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said syndicated columnist Ann Coulter, who frequently...

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Muslim Runs for State House in Georgia

March 10, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0304/11muslim.html

On March 10, 2004 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported, "Jamil Imran believes Gwinnett County is ready for him. A Bangladesh-born Muslim, Imran is campaigning for state House District 69, which runs along I-85 to Ga. 316. If he wins, he would be the sole Muslim in the state Legislature, and the only representative from the Indian...

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Non-Traditional Head Coverings Provide Alternative for Muslim Women

March 9, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1441_A_1135389_1_A,00.html

On March 9, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "Even as the headscarf row simmers in Germany, a Berlin Muslim has designed colorful alternative headgear that serves the purpose of a traditional hijab but looks like anything but...The search for the neutral, non-radical Islamic headscarf has resulted in a series of nine innovative headscarf models in varying colors and...

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Openness of Mosque Community Quells Fears of Extremism

March 9, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3544237.stm

On March 9, 2004 the BBC News reported, "When the Muslim community in the southern Spanish city of Granada built a new mosque this summer - the city's first for 500 years - it was to considerable local opposition. During eight centuries of Moorish rule, Granada had enjoyed a reputation for religious tolerance...[but] in the post-11 September world, people said, they feared the mosque could become a focus for...

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Three Virginia Muslims Convicted of Conspiring to Support Terrorism

March 8, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-03-04-paintball-terror_x.htm

On March 8, 2004 USA Today reported, "Three American Muslims accused of training for holy war against the United States by waging paintball battles in the Virginia woods were convicted Thursday of conspiring to support terrorism. Prosecutors said the three were part of a 'Virginia jihad network' that used paintball games in 2000 and 2001 to train for holy war...

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Radical Muslim Leader Tied to Roxbury Mosque

March 8, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=2500

On March 8, 2004 The Boston Herald reported in the second of a two part series, that "one of the Muslim leaders behind the new mosque planned for Roxbury has written a series of anti-Jewish articles in Arabic, including one in which he condemns Jews as the people who 'killed prophets.' Dr. Walid Ahmad Fitaihi, a longtime director of the Islamic Society of Boston...

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FBI to Investigate Mosque Vandalism in TX

March 8, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.nj.com/newsflash/national/index.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0459_BC_BRF--MosqueVandalism

On March 8, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "The FBI and police are investigating anti-Muslim graffiti and broken furniture at a mosque that Muslim leaders say was a hate crime.

Imam Mohamed El-Moctar said his office at the Islamic Center of the South Plains was ransacked...

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Senator Calls for Dialogue and Reconciliation Amongst Religions

March 8, 2004

Source: Western Catholic Reporter

http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2004/0308/roche030804.shtml

On March 8, 2004 the Western Catholic Reporter ran an excerpt from a talk by Senator Douglas Roche to the Canadian Egyptian Society of Edmonton and the Canadian Arab Professional and Business Club on Feb. 7, in which he said, "My message to you tonight is that all of us - Muslim, Christian, Jew and beyond - must reach out in dialogue and reconciliation in these new and dangerous...

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At a Texas Mosque, a Broken Fence Becomes a Memorial

March 8, 2004

Source: KCBD News

http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=1697160

On March 8, 2004 KCBD News reported, "'The guys came in here and bent the fence,' said Cherif Amor, a member of the Islamic Center of the South Plains, retracing a night of violence. 'The concrete blocks are here,' he said, standing outside a broken window. On Sunday morning vandals defiled his house of worship. Monday afternoon the faithful were framed with shards of glass. The mosque is surrounded by a...

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Mosque Vandalized in Lubbock, TX

March 7, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2437943

On March 7, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "The spiritual leader of a Lubbock mosque discovered anti-Muslim graffiti, broken computers and broken windows when he arrived at the mosque for morning prayers today.

Police said the graffiti and vandalism of the Islamic Center of the South Plains took place sometime between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday....

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Younger Generation of Muslims Turning Their Backs on Britian

March 7, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3539535.stm

On March 7, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Navid Akhtar is a practising Muslim deeply concerned about a growing trend among his contemporaries toward a separatist ideology that turns its back on Britain. He wrote this personal account for Sunday's Five Live Report: 'Young Muslims are opting out. They've renounced the Islam of their immigrant parents and feel disillusioned with a society that they perceive as...

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Rift Between Muslims and Non-Muslims Widens

March 7, 2004

Source: Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.muslims07mar07,0,3804862.story?coll=bal-news-nation

On March 7, 2004 the Baltimore Sun reported, "As one way to protect itself against religious extremism, the French government is clamping down on religious symbolism. This month the French parliament approved a ban on head scarves in public schools; its passage into law is expected this spring....

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