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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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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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