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Cardinal Schonborn Advocates Muslim-Christian Dialogue

February 16, 2004

Source: The News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/040210cardinal.html

On February 16, 2004 the The News-Press reported, "The best way for Christians and Muslims to get along is by truly practicing what their faiths teach, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said Monday in Naples, Florida. While not giving up the basic tenets of their respective religions, 'our common responsibility to God can bring us, in a certain way, together,' said Schonborn,...

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Editorial: Europeans and Americans Divided Over Religious Freedom

February 15, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=12671

On February 15, 2004 The First Amendment Center published an editorial by Charles Haynes responding to the French ban on religious symbols in the public schools. "The head-scarf issue crystallizes the European-American divide (Belgium recently followed the French lead and moved to ban head scarves in schools; Germans are debating the issue). Most Europeans I...

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Egyptians Protest French Ban of Religious Symbols

February 15, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/568D4FE1-ABAA-4DEC-85EF-483331EEB 32B.htm

On February 15, 2004 Al-Jazeera ran an Agence France Presse article that reported, "Hundreds of Egyptian women staged a sit-in at Cairo University to protest the French parliament's approval of a law banning the Muslim headscarf in state schools. Over 300 hijab-wearing students gathered on campus this Wednesday to denounce the French...

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Democrats Call on Bush to Condemn Rep. King's Comments on Muslims

February 12, 2004

Source: MPAC News

On February 12, 2004 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "In response to statements made by Representative Peter King (R-NY) on Tuesday, in which he accused Muslims of being uncooperative with law enforcement officials in homeland security matters, members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) today called for a repudiation from President Bush and other Republican leaders. DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe stated that, 'Muslim Americans are teachers, lawyers, doctors, business owners who have made invaluable contributions to our...

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The History of Muslims in America

February 11, 2004

Source: The Pitt News

http://www.pittnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/02/11/402a522dece66

On February 11, 2004 the reported, "The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh hosted the event, 'Muslims in America: Seven Centuries of History' on Monday evening, where Muhammad, of the 'Collections and Stories of American Muslims' group, held a lecture on the history of Muslims in America. Displays containing photographs and stories created a gallery, which praised...

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Ban of Religious Symbols Passes; Potential to Divide Country Rather than Unite

February 11, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3478895.stm

On February 11, 2004 the BBC News reported, "As expected, the French parliament has voted in favour of a new law to ban the wearing of Islamic headscarves in schools. And despite mass protests by French Muslims in recent weeks, the ban won by a landslide...After months of public debate, the vote in parliament was a brief affair. Just five minutes for each party to sum up their position on this controversial new...

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Muslim Girl Scouts

February 11, 2004

Source: Muslims Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000538.php#more

On February 11, 2004 Muslims Wake Up! reported, "Eight teenage girls sat, legs crossed under them, in a circle on a carpeted floor in a quiet room of the Muslim Youth Center in the south of Brooklyn. They talked about school and other things concerning teenaged girls. Almost all of them were old enough to wear a hijab, the traditional headscarf of their religion, and many did. That...

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McMaster University to Get Vegetarian/Vegan Cafeteria

February 11, 2004

Source: The Hamilton Spectator

On February 11, 2004 The Hamilton Spectator reported, "McMaster University campus should have a cafeteria where vegans and vegetarians will be able to dine by the fall of 2004. The idea for the cafeteria was first promoted by Aaron Orkin, a third-year arts and science student, who along with a friend, wanted to open a kitchen where Jewish, Hindu and Muslim students could have a place to eat where their dietary needs would be served. Orkin says, 'The cafe is not just another option for lunch but a welcoming open space where...

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Symposium at Damascus University Discusses Religious Tolerance

February 11, 2004

Source: ArabicNews.com

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040211/2004021104.html

On February 11, 2004 ArabicNews.com reported, "A symposium on 'The Renovation of the Religious Discourse' was opened Tuesday at Damascus University Auditorium sponsored by the University's Center of Strategic Studies and the Damascus-based Center of Islamic Studies under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education Hani Murtada. Rector of Damascus University,...

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Republican Rep. Peter King Calls Islam an "Enemy Living Among Us"

February 11, 2004

Source: The Council on American- Islamic Relations

On February 11, 2004 The Council on American- Islamic Relations reported in a press release that Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY) claimed February 9th on Sean Hannity's nationally-syndicated radio program that "'no (American) Muslims are cooperating' with law enforcement officials to combat terrorism. He added: 'I would say, you could say that 80-85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists. Those who are in control. The average Muslim, no, they are loyal, but they don't...

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Update: Locals Protest Alabama Ban on Headscarves in License Photos

February 11, 2004

Source: The Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/107652521415511.xml

On February 11, 2004 The Huntsville Times reported that "dozens of people were expected to attend a legislative committee meeting here today to protest a Department of Public Safety order preventing Muslim women from wearing head coverings in their driver's license photos. Farook Chandiwala, a member of the Human Rights Committee of...

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