Islam

Shi'a Clerics Call for Boycott of French Goods

December 27, 2003

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/308D41B4-D976-4A5F-9A28-42FB9F5FF9D8.htm

On December 27, 2003 Al-Jazeera reported, "Iraqi Shia clerics have called for a boycott of French products in protest at France's move to ban Islamic headscarves from schools. Influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for the boycot during his Friday sermon in Kufa near Najaf. 'I suggest that a fatwa (religious edict) be issued by (Shia...

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Muslims Have Mixed Views and Practices Regarding Christmas

December 27, 2003

Source: The Daily Star

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/features/24_12_03_a.asp

On December 27, 2003 The Daily Star ran a story on Muslims in Lebanon viewed and embraced or rejected Christmas traditions: "Wandering about the overwhelmingly Muslim southern suburbs of Beirut during the lead-up to Christmas, Ramadan decorations were still up in the streets and in shop windows. However, in the shop window of the Karout Grand Supermarket in the suburb of Haret Hreik, there was a...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Urges Religions to "Stand Together" Against Secular Society

December 26, 2003

Source: The Scotsman

http://www.news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1410182003

On December 26, 2003 The Scotsman reported, "An ecumenical message from the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged Christians, Jews and Muslims to stand together against an increasingly secular society. Dr. Rowan Williams, speaking at Canterbury Cathedral, told of fears over religion, noting what he described as 'sniggering' in the media over the Prime Minister, Tony Blair’s, faith. He said: 'It isn...

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Interfaith Council Calls for Middle East Peace

December 26, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/opinion/stories/122703dnrelguestcolumn.13f09.html

On December 26, 2003 The Dallas Morning News published an editorial by Marzuq Abdul Jaami on the American Clergy Leadership Conference and the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, organizations that are working to establish an interfaith council at the United Nations and focus religious efforts...

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Dallas Hosts New Multi-Faith Radio Show

December 26, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/122703dnrelconnect.ed78.html

On December 26, 2003 The Dallas Morning News published a profile on Mike Ghouse, the host of Dallas' new "The Multi-Faith Radio Program," weekdays at 6 a.m. on KBIS-AM (1150) and KYNG-AM (950). Each day, Gouse "interviews a guest from a local religious community, with the goal of helping his listeners learn to 'cherish and respect every which way...

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Thousands of Muslims Gather at Chicago Conference on Islam

December 26, 2003

Source: The Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=778

On December 26, 2003 The Muslim American Society issued a press release regarding the annual four-day Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) convention in Chicago. This year's convention, entitled "Muslims: Citizens of the West: Rights, Duties and Prospects," attracted several thousand Muslims, and emphasized political participation and action. Participants were briefed on...

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Muslim Leader Praises Islam in America

December 23, 2003

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/12/23/Hernando/Islamic_leader_praise.shtml

On December 23, 2003 The St. Petersburg Times reported, "The leader of the nation's largest Islamic group told local Muslims on Sunday that tolerance for other faiths and respect for women has made Islam in America a model for the rest of the Muslim world. Sayyid Syeed, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America, also said America's...

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Ohio Students Sing in the Season with a Ramadan Rap

December 23, 2003

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/12/17/loc_ramadanrap.html

On December 23, 2003 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, "More than 1,500 students, parents and guests crowded into Mason Intermediate School's gym Tuesday for a musical celebration of international holidays including, for the first time, Muslim students from a local Islamic center. The annual school musical event this year celebrated religious, racial...

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Is America Judeo-Christian?

December 23, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/7557392.htm

On December 23, 2003 The Kansas City Star published an article in which a Hindu and Muslim answered the question: "Are people of other faiths offended when this country is referred to as Judeo-Christian?" Kris Krishna,a member of the Hindu community, agrees in her response that America is Judeo-Christian but adds:"Only a naive person should think this is used to give Judeo-Christian...

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