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Muslim Foundation Teaches Activism

February 26, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=996

On February 26, 2004 the Muslim American Society reported that "'Stressing “Faith over Fear and Justice for All,' the Muslim American Society (MAS)’s Freedom Foundation provided a weekend of intense activist training for Muslims in Houston, Texas and Tampa, Florida.    The Activist Training Seminar is MAS Freedom’s signature program. The session is a series of daylong...

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Editorial: Gibson's Film Won't Change Accomplishments of Religious Pluralism

February 26, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7201-2004Feb25.html

On February 26, 2004 The Washington Post published an editorial on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ," noting that the film's "overall impression is neither subtle nor complicated: The Jews conned unwilling Roman authorities into killing Jesus.

With this unfortunate portrayal, Mr. Gibson sweeps away decades of serious efforts by Christian leaders...

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Forty-Eight Dead in Outbreak of Religious Violence

February 26, 2004

Source: News 24

http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1489639,00.html

On February 26, 2004 News 24 reported, " Suspected Muslim militants armed with guns and bows and arrows killed at least 48 people in an attack on a farming village in central Nigeria. Most of the victims died as they sought refuge in a church, police said. The latest bout of Muslim-Christian violence in the region occurred on Tuesday night in Yelwa, a mainly Christian...

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In Ohio, Middle School Trip to Mosque Canceled After Parents Complain

February 26, 2004

Source: The Middletown Journal

http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/newsfd/auto/feed/news/2004/02/26/1

On February 26, 2004 The Middletown Journal reported, "An Edgewood teacher canceled a class field trip to the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati after hearing a barrage of complaints from concerned parents. Three seventh-grade social studies classes were scheduled to visit the West Chester mosque Wednesday. The visit was to be part of the...

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Nation of Islam Members Prepare to Hear Farrakhan's Address

February 26, 2004

Source: Final Call News

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1310.shtml

On February 26, 2004 Final Call News reported, "All across America, the Black community is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Saviours’ Day, the crowning event of Black History Month. From coast to coast, in small cities and large, urban and rural, Black people are preparing to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s message delivered from Chicago via satellite....

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Headscarf Controversy Seen as Political

February 25, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3513259.stm

On February 25, 2004 the BBC News reported, "As France pushed ahead with its planned school headscarf ban, in Turkey the issue has been the subject of impassioned debate for more than 20 years. Turkey is often held up as a model of Islamic democracy. The separation of public secular identity from private religious practice is fiercely defended by the country's powerful military. It's a separation which many here...

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Officials Denied Zoning Laws When Denying Islamic Center Variance

February 25, 2004

Source: The Philadelphia Enquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/8034281.htm

On February 25, 2004 The Philadelphia Enquirer reported, "Officials in Clementon violated New Jersey zoning laws when they rejected a bid by a group of immigrants to turn a derelict apartment house into a mosque in the tiny South Jersey borough, a judge has ruled. The Delaware Valley Islamic Center needed a use variance to turn the boarded-up triplex into a house of worship. A use variance allows...

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Turkmenistan President Announces Ban on Long Hair and Beards

February 25, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3486776.stm

On February 25, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov has passed a decree forbidding young men in the country to wear long hair or beards. The president said the Education Ministry should be in charge of checking people's hair as the issue was most pressing among the young...President Niyazov appeared on television saying that men can no longer grow their hair and that...

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Muslim Imam Responds to "The Passion"

February 25, 2004

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=82623

On February 25, 2004 The Orange County Register reported that "four Orange County spiritual leaders got together Monday for an early look at 'The Passion,' and, at the Register's request, described what they saw and how the movie affected them.

Each of the four - a Christian evangelist, a Jewish rabbi, a Muslim imam and a Catholic priest - offered a personal...

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Update: Muslim FBI Agent Reinstated

February 25, 2004

Source: MSNBC

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4374015/

On February 25, 2004 MSNBC reported, "Overturning the action of its senior disciplinary officer, the FBI has reinstated a high-profile Muslim agent who had been fired last year amid a swirl of controversy over allegations of conflicting loyalties in the war on terrorism. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, an Egyptian-born agent who had played a crucial role in some of the bureau’s biggest terrorism cases, was recently notified that a three-member FBI...

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Congressmen Deplore Religious Persecution of Christians and Muslims by Hindu Extremists

February 25, 2004

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/003/18.26.html

On February 25, 2004 Christianity Today reported, "A fact-finding team of four U.S. congressmen has raised hopes among Indian Christian leaders fighting persecution. After a weeklong tour in January requested by Indian Christians, Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.) expressed shock at the persecution. We are touched by the suffering of the Christian and Muslim minorities at the hands of Hindu...

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Muslims Campaign for Arab- American Congressional Candidate in CA

February 24, 2004

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=791b4a9b5989e24451457861ad6d0c29

On February 24, 2004 Pakistan Link reported that a dinner event in Newark recognized Eid while fundraising for Muslim-American Maad Abu Ghazalah who is running for U.S. Congress from District 12 (San Mateo/San Francisco) against incumbent Tom Lantos. "The Feb. 1 program started with a recitation from the Holy Qur...

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