Islam

Yale Holds Islam Awareness Week

February 17, 2004

Source: The Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=25055

On February 17, 2004 The Yale Daily News reported, "In the past decade, Muslim communities have grown significantly across the nation. Yale is not an exception. As the Muslim student body continues to expand, the Muslim Students Association has grown. As the only Muslim student organization registered through the Yale Chaplain's office, the MSA has worked to accommodate members of the...

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Task Force Encourages Muslim Political Participation

February 17, 2004

Source: The Council on American-Islamic Relations

On February 17, 2004 The Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that "a nationwide coalition of Islamic organizations today announced the formation of a task force designed to encourage community-based Muslim political participation and to defend against the erosion of civil liberties in a post-9/11 social environment. The new group, called the 'American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT),' will concentrate on helping Muslims become 'full partners in the development and...

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Federal Agents Seek Information on Islam Conference

February 17, 2004

Source: The National Lawyers Guild

http://www.nlg.org/news/statements/UTexasLaw_pressrelease.htm

On February 17, 2004 The National Lawyers Guild issued a press release condemning "an apparent effort on the part of the United States Army to gather information about students engaged in a civilian academic conference. On February 9, two Army officers came to the University of Texas Law School seeking information about a conference that had been held on February 4...

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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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