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In Chicago, Muslim Leader Honored for Her Bridge-Building Work

March 11, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/nb/03-11-04-245232.html

On March 11, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Leaders of the Society of the Divine Word's Peace and Justice Commission were so impressed with the way Northbrook's Debra DePalma Youssef organized a diversity event at the Techny Towers last spring, they were inspired to create a special 'bridge building' award -- and give...

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Secret Service: Islamic Extremists Finding Willing Recruits in the Netherlands

March 11, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

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On March 11, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Wars in Iraq and Chechnya, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and alienation of immigrants are helping Islamic extremists find willing recruits in the Netherlands, its secret service said Wednesday. In a report to parliament, the Dutch secret service said an increase in the recruitment of young Muslims, some minors, has occurred. The agency...

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After Sept. 11, Muslims Encounter New Problems in Building Mosques

March 11, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20040309/5987749s.htm

On March 11, 2004 USA Today reported, "Some Muslim groups seeking to build mosques to accommodate their growing numbers of followers are encountering vehement opposition in communities across the nation. In some cases, the conflicts are similar to those that for decades have pitted residents against expansion plans by large churches. Neighbors in communities from New Jersey to Arizona have...

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Opinion: Islamic Tribunals Would Decrease Burden on Judicial System and Save Tax Dollars

March 11, 2004

Source: iViews

http://www.iviews.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IV0403-2242

On March 11, 2004 iViews ran an opinion piece by Ahman Kutty, senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, and Faisal Kutty, a partner in the law firm of Baksh & Kutty, in which they argued in favor of the establishment of alternative Islamic tribunals in Canada. They write, "Given the situation, one would expect that anything that may ease the backlog [of cases in...

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MPAC Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Madrid

March 11, 2004

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

On March 11, 2004 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press release condemning the bombings in Madrid. The relesase read, "The carnage in Spain represents one of the most heinous crimes committed against the people of Spain and the civilized world as a whole. As we express the strongest condemnations of such an act, and of the criminals who committed it, we pray to God to comfort the families and to guide the authorities in Spain to bring the criminals to justice. We call on all decent human beings not to lose...

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Plans for Mosque Constructions Meet Resistance

March 11, 2004

Source: Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/03/0c9d3257-6681-4cb0-88f0-bd1a98e13b63.html

On March 11, 2004 Radio Free Europe reported, "In Greece, plans to build the first mosque in the Athens area in nearly 200 years have sparked a row. In Slovenia, thousands signed a petition calling for a referendum on whether to build the country's first mosque. And residents in the Dutch city of Rotterdam have protested the...

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Missouri House Votes to Allow Headscarves in the Schools

March 10, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8154958.htm?1c

On March 10, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Trying to ensure that controversy in France would not also come to Missouri, the state House voted Wednesday to protect a student's right to wear religious symbols at school. School workers could not direct students to remove a religious symbol as long as the symbol 'is worn in a manner that does not promote...

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Democrats Court the Pakistani Vote

March 10, 2004

Source: Sada-e-Pakistan NY

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1309

On March 10, 2004 Sada-e-Pakistan NY reported, "On Feb. 27, speaking before a crowd of more than 400 Pakistani community members, three prominent U.S. Senators said that the only way to counter the Bush Administration’s policies of ethnic and racial profiling was to send President Bush back home to Texas. It was the first time in the history of Pakistani community in New York City...

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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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