Islam

Mosque Fire in Houston May be Arson

February 24, 2004

Source: Houston 2 News

http://www.click2houston.com/news/2869318/detail.html

On February 24, 2004 Houston 2 News reported that "federal investigators are looking into a possible case of arson after fire erupted Monday night at a southeast Houston house used for Muslim prayer meetings.

However, the home was not a total loss thanks to quick-acting neighbors, News2Houston reported. A father and son grabbed a garden hose and put out the fire after they smelled...

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Baptists Hold Mission Conference on Islam

February 24, 2004

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=17717

On February 24, 2004 Baptist Press News reported that "a better understanding of Islam was the agenda at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s annual mission conference Feb. 13-15. Hosted by The David and Faith Kim School of Intercultural Studies, the conference drew approximately 250 college students from across the West to the seminary’s northern California campus in Mill...

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Muslim and Hindu Responses to th Passion

February 24, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/movies/nyc-reli0225,0,4635957.story

On February 24, 2004 Newsday reported on the reactions by Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and Christians to Mel Gibson's "The Passion." Rajeesh Persaud, a Hindu who is seven years out of his native Guyana,notes in the article that "nobody should speak against another's religion. I would hope Mr. Mel Gibson would not make people become intolerant."Hassan Numan, a...

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The Muslim-Jewish Alliance Forms Bonds in New Jersey

February 23, 2004

Source: The Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,912431,00.html

On February 23, 2004 The Courier News published an article on the American Jewish Muslim Alliance, formed by Moin Ansari, a Pakistan-born Muslim, along with Allan Shapiro, a member of the Flemington Conservative Jewish Community Center. The alliance was formed after September 11 in an attempt to form positive relationships between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. The slogan of the...

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Middle School Students Encounter Islam

February 23, 2004

Source: The Record- Journal

http://www.record-journal.com/articles/2004/02/19/news/news01.txt

On February 23, 2004 The Record- Journal reported, "Wearing a satin New York Yankees jacket and a white kufi, the traditional hat worn by Muslims at prayer, Sheik Mohammed Ahmed explained Islam's standards for prayer to his classmates during a field trip to New Haven Wednesday. Ahmed and 10 other Muslim students from Washington Middle School, members of the...

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Muslim Professor Educates Yale Students on Women and Islam

February 23, 2004

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=25115

On February 23, 2004 Yale Daily News reported that "Hartford Seminary Islamic Studies professor Ingrid Mattson discussed the role of women in Islam at a Trumbull College Master's Tea Thursday. The talk was one of several events hosted by the Muslim Students Association to celebrate Islamic Awareness Week. MSA political action co-chair Arafat Razzaque '06 said the MSA hopes to educate the greater...

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Anglican Church Promotes Dialogue and Peace in Reconstruction Process

February 23, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0223/p01s04-woiq.html

On February 23, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an article on the efforts of the Anglican Church to mediate the peace process in Iraq: "The Rev. Canon Andrew White nods thoughtfully as he reads a statement by one of the sheikhs criticizing the 'embarrassing failure' of the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and accusing the US-appointed Governing Council of being...

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Florida Ministerial Group Debates Whether to Exclude Non-Christians

February 23, 2004

Source: The Herald-Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040214/NEWS/402140402/1060

On February 23, 2004 The Herald-Tribune reported, "In a move that threatens to divide the local religious community, the Venice Area Ministerial Association is considering whether to exclude Jewish, Muslim and other religious groups that do not 'declare allegiance to Jesus Christ of Nazareth.' Several conservative church...

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Update: For Chaplain Yee, Few Facts and Increasing Delays

February 23, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0223/p09s02-cogn.html

On February 23, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Last week, for the fifth time in three months, Captain James Yee's military court preliminary hearing was postponed to give the Army more time to review classified documents it alleges Yee took from Guantanamo Bay. Last year, Yee spent 76 days in prison while military prosecutors tried to build a much-publicized...

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Update: Religious Coverings Will be Allowed in Alabama License Photos

February 23, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_582341,0005.htm

On February 23, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "The Sikhs and the Muslims have won their battle over a US state order against the wearing of turbans and head scarves while being photographed for driving licenses. Following a vigorous campaign by the two communities -- and a threat to file a class action lawsuit -- the Alabama state has changed its controversial rule on...

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A Cemetery for Muslims in Washington

February 22, 2004

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001862816_cemetery22m.h

On February 22, 2004 The Seattle Times published an article on the All-Muslim Cemetery in South King County, one of only a few cemeteries of its kind in the United States. "Dr. Mahmood Sarram, a retired Tacoma obstetrician from Iran, who first envisioned this place more than 16 years ago, thought the region's growing Muslim population needed a burial...

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Editorial: Moderate Muslims Should Speak Out

February 22, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/02/22/the_courage_of_muslim_moderates/

On February 22, 2004 The Boston Globe published an editorial by Jeff Jacoby on the duty of moderate Muslims to challenge extremism: "If anyone should be raising their voices against the totalitarians and terrorists who promote such evil in the name of Islam, it is the millions of...

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Medford Residents Petition in Favor of Islamic School

February 22, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/02/22/two_groups_compete_over_future_of_school/

On February 22, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Facing an intense lobbying effort by West Medford residents that included letters, telephone calls, and petitions, the City Council last week asked a city-appointed committee to reconsider its decision that would prevent the shuttered...

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