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Muslim Student Told to Remove Headscarf in Johannesburg School

January 23, 2004

Source: News24.com

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1473729,00.html

On January 23, 2004 News24.com reported, "A Johannesburg school has briefly barred a Muslim pupil from wearing a headscarf - a non-issue in other schools - but its governing body is set to review the matter, press reports said on Friday. Thirteen-year-old Lamiah Khan was told by the principal of her new school in Johannesburg to remove the scarf as it was...

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Muslims Flex Political Muscle

January 23, 2004

Source: BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3422685.stm

On January 23, 2004 the BBC reported that groups like the CAIR are trying to get one million more Muslims to register as voters in the upcoming presidential election. Muslims believe that if the election again comes down to the wire, then their votes can make a crucial difference in swing states, particularly Ohio. "They now have the ear of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who is running for the Democrat nomination for...

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Jewish Groups Call Gibson Film Anti-Semitic

January 23, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.indystar.com/articles/2/113969-8752-010.html

On January 23, 2004 The Associated Press reported that "representatives of two Jewish groups who attended screenings of Mel Gibson's upcoming movie 'The Passion of the Christ' said Thursday it contained offensive stereotypes about the Jewish role in the crucifixion. The American Jewish Committee said the movie contained 'unnecessary and destructive imagery of Jews' and 'represents a...

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Plans Move Forward for First Muslim State School in Scotland

January 22, 2004

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=6790&PHPSESSID=5b25e4e7d9f97f981761cee3e57ccbf3

On January 22, 2004 The Muslim News ran an article from The Scotsman that reported, "A commitment to open Scotland’s first state school for Muslim children has come a step closer with the revelation that a council has included one in its future building plans. East Renfrewshire began informal...

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Muslim Student Hopes Journalist Convert Will Counter Stereotypes in Speech

January 22, 2004

Source: icNorthernIreland

http://icnorthernireland.icnetwork.co.uk/news/local/content_objectid=13844431_method=full_siteid=91603_headline=-Islam-Convert-Yvonne-Makes-Anti-Racist-Bid-name_page.html

On January 22, 2004 icNorthernIreland reported, "A Muslim student who is regularly taunted in the street because of his religion is hoping to shatter negative...

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Interfaith Calendar

January 22, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http ://w ww.dallasnews.com/s/dws/dn/religion/stories/010304dnrelcalendar.7706.html

On January 22, 2004 The Dallas Morning News published an interfaith calendar marking the most important holidays of the world's major religions.

Presidential Candidates Seek Muslim Votes

January 21, 2004

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=3620935ba9584d6f8772a6e49554a6a9

On January 21, 2004 Pakistan Link reported that "the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its annual two-day convention recently with more than 1200 attendees. Speakers came from all over the nation to participate in the conference that covered the theme 'Progressive Islamic Thought...

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Update: Ohio Imam Ordered to Resign

January 21, 2004

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/religion/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/1074681163294941.xml

On January 21, 2004 The Plain Dealer reported that "leaders of the area's largest mosque have ordered controversial cleric Fawaz Damra to step down as imam after his arrest on charges of failing to disclose links to terrorist groups. The Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of Cleveland voted 10-5 Monday to place...

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Editorial: Boroughs Should Not Have Zoning Rules That Discriminate on Religious Grounds

January 20, 2004

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/story.asp?id=4B5AA9C1-379E-4E3B-9E51-EF46F1033558

On January 20, 2004 the Montreal Gazette ran an editorial that argued, "Public hearings resume this week into the fate of what must be Montreal's most unusual mosque. The Canadian Islamic Centre Al-Jamieh, in Dollard Des Ormeaux, is situated in what used to be the Adat Reim synagogue...

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Imam's Controversial Book Ruled a Violation of Human Rights Laws

January 20, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30093-2004Jan19.html

On January 20, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Nearly 500,000 Muslims live in Spain, most of them immigrants from North Africa. Tensions with the majority Roman Catholic population are common, and many Muslims say that the Spanish establishment is constantly looking for ways to discredit them. Consequently, many Muslims in Spain were apprehensive in July...

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Priest Found Guilty of "Provoking Discrimination, Hatred or Violence" Against Muslims

January 19, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BE9C25A5-BC4F-4B26-A67C-1946F8BD8F07.htm

On January 19, 2004 Al-Jazeera posted an Agence France Presse article on their website that reported, "A French priest has been fined 800 euros ($990) for describing the Quran as a handbook for the devil. Philippe Sulmont, 82, was found guilty of 'provoking discrimination, hatred or violence' for comments he made in a letter to his...

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Muslim Government Official's Car Bombed

January 19, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=482563

On January 19, 2004 The Independent reported, "A bomb has destroyed a car belonging to a recently appointed French government official who was born in Algeria, in an apparent attempt to inflame racial and religious tensions in France. Investigators suspect that either the white-supremacist far right or an extremist Muslim group planted the bomb that exploded yesterday under the...

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