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Bosnian Muslim Cleric Urges Europe: Support Islam in Order to Curb Extremism

January 26, 2004

Source: The International Herald Tribune

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/125878895/

On January 26, 2004 The International Herald Tribune reported, "Bosnia's most senior Muslim cleric has warned that European governments must do more to support Islam if they are to curb Islamic extremism. Mustafa Ceric, the grand mufti of the estimated two million...

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PM Urges People Not to View Murder of Monks as "Religious Conflict"

January 25, 2004

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25Jan2004_news10.html

On January 25, 2004 the Bangkok Post reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for patience among people in the South, saying certain elements were trying to create religious conflict. Speaking on his weekly radio show, Mr. Thaksin said he had received a report on knife attacks that killed two monks and seriously wounded another yesterday morning. 'Please be patient. Don't take...

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School Run By Muslim Former Departmental Governor Bombed

January 25, 2004

Source: Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B8CBBB7E-DCB1-4D87-8563-AF7D1AA7F9CF.htm

On January 25, 2004 Al Jazeera posted an Agence France Presse article that reported, "A business school run by one of France's first Muslim departmental governors was rocked by a minor explosion on Sunday but there were no injuries, officials said. Windows were broken and the door damaged at the Audencia school in Nantes, run by 57-year-...

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More Attendees at Mosques Than Churches in Britian

January 25, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/444572.cms

On January 25, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Attendance at Britain 's mosques has outstripped the number of regular worshippers in the Church of England for the first time, media reported on Sunday. Figures compiled from government and academic sources show that 930,000 Muslims attend a place of worship at least once a week, as against 916,000 Anglicans, The Sunday Times...

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Human Rights Groups Say Many Released Prisoners are Peaceful Dissident Muslims

January 24, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3425813.stm

On January 24, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Uzbekistan has released more than 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty, including nearly 400 people convicted of anti-constitutional activities. The releases, announced in December to mark the anniversary of the Uzbek constitution, have been taking place over several weeks. The Uzbek foreign ministry said those freed included 391 people jailed for...

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In Kansas City, a Muslim and a Hindu Discuss Faith

January 24, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/7780791.htm

On January 24, 2004 the Kansas City Star published an editorial by Rushdy El-Ghussein, former president of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, on how individuals should participate in public debates concerning religion: "Discussions and debates should bring understanding between people without them being pressured or forced to adopt each other'...

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History of Diversity in Southern New Jersey

January 24, 2004

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/lifestyle/012404J24OLDCHURCHES.html

On January 24, 2004 The Press of Atlantic City reported on the diverse history of religious migration to Southern New Jersey. The article traces the migration of Quakers, Baptists and "Separatists" from the Church of England in the late 17th century, Welsh Baptists, Presbyterians, African-American Christians, Catholics, Jews, and the...

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New Society Facilitates Hajj Journeys for Muslims Over 65

January 24, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-01/24/article02.shtml

On January 24, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The Muslim elderly in the Netherlands can now easily apply for hajj thanks to a new society established especially to facilitate the holy journey for Muslims over 65. Set up by the government-recognized Union of the Muslim Elderly in Holland, the society is offering hajj at affordable prices to make the dreams of many...

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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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NYPD Previews Training Film to South Asian, Muslim, and Arab Communities

January 23, 2004

Source: Muslims Weekly

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1232

On January 23, 2004 Muslims Weekly reported that "the New York Police Department (NYPD) unveiled its newest officer training film to leaders and community activists from local Arab, South Asian, and Muslim communities last Tuesday. The video, created by Jonathon Silberberg, is a training aid for newly appointed officers, after they have been on the beat for about eight weeks. The 6 p.m. Jan...

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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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