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Bush Faces Criticism Over Statement that Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

December 4, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/136/story_13658_1.html

On December 4, 2003 Beliefnet published an editorial by Jack Miles on the current controversies concerning Pres. Bush's comments that Muslims and Christians worship the "same god." Miles puts forward the opinion that Bush was quite correct in asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same god, adding that Jews should be added to the list. The difference between religions is not about the...

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Farrakhan Calls Jews "Masters of Hollywood"

December 4, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/Anti_semitism/sp_f.asp

On December 4, 2003 Anti-Defamation League reported, "Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, lashed out with a vicious attack on Jews in his November 23, 2003 sermon to followers at Mosque Maryam, the NOI headquarters in Chicago. In his two-hour speech, Minister Farrakhan depicted Jews as "masters of Hollywood" who are poisoning American society with 'filth and indecency.' Farrakhan also...

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Council on Islamic Relations Sues Congressman

December 4, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33545-2003Dec3.html

On December 4, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the country's largest Islamic civil liberties group has sued a North Carolina congressman, saying that he defamed the organization when he called it 'the fund-raising arm for Hezbollah' and said that the stress of living near its Washington headquarters had contributed to the breakup of his marriage. The...

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Atlanta's Muslims Welcome End of Registration

December 4, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1203/04muslims.html

On December 4, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "Gwinnett County's Muslim community of 20,000 applauded news Monday that the Bush administration had ended a controversial program that required foreign visitors from 25 Muslim-majority nations to register with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security... The registration program...

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Federal Census Bureau Releases Reports on Arab-Americans

December 2, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20031121/5700950s.htm

On December 2, 2003 USA Today reported that the first of two reports on Arabs in the USA is to be released next month by the Census Bureau. According to the article, the Census report shows that "Arabs numbered 1.2 million in 2000, up 38% since 1990 and double the number in 1980, when the Census began tracking ancestry. The overall U.S. population grew 13% in the 1990s to 281.4 million....

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Pope Calls for Religions to Unite Against Terrorism

December 2, 2003

Source: Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200312021437-1088-RT1-CRO-0-NF82

On December 2, 2003 Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported, "The 'name of God' must not be used to incite violence and terrorism, to promote hatred and exclusion. The Pope asked this, on receiving various Muslim leaders who came for a meeting organised by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. According to the Pontiff, the dialogue...

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Diverse Group of Women Argues Against Headscarf Law

December 2, 2003

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1432_A_1047227_1_A,00.html

On December 2, 2003 Deutsche Welle reported, "Over 70 women gathered in front of the symbolically significant statue of the Roman goddess Minerva -- the patron of teachers and the goddess of wisdom -- at the German parliament building in Berlin on Monday to plead for a more discerning and objective debate over the Muslim headscarf. The group, which sees itself working...

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Religious Leaders Mobilize to Support Middle East Peace

December 2, 2003

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/oldnews/2003/03521.htm

On December 2, 2003 the Presbyterian News Service reported, "On the day after a new Middle East peace accord was signed in Geneva, 31 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders today announced in Washington a new collaborative effort — 'Walk the Road to Peace'— to mobilize public and Bush Administration support for the plan. In a Dec. 2 press conference and letter to President...

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Interviews Reveal Alamoudi was no Stranger to Politics

December 1, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A23876-2003Nov30?language=printer

On December 1, 2003 The Washington Post reported on the high-profile relationships Muslim leader Abdurahman Alamoudi had in Washington before his arrest for allegedly accepting funds from Libya. In 1996, Alamoudi sponsored the first Washington Iftaar dinner, an affair attended by Clinton administration officials, ambassadors and Joseph I....

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Editorial: All Canadians Should Abide By Same Laws

December 1, 2003

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/search/story.aspx?id=75e691ae-e91a-4d2d-b377-b7676152dd44

On December 1, 2003 the Montreal Gazette ran an editorial in response to Canadian Muslims' call for Islamic tribunals run on shari'a law to be accepted by the country's legal system. The editorial board wrote, "Canadians are proud of our country's reputation for multiculturalism. But all Canadians, whatever their roots or culture, should...

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Young European Muslims Claim Space in European Society

December 1, 2003

Source: MSBNC.com

http://www.msnbc.com/news/997156.asp

On December 1, 2003 MSBNC.com posted a story from Newsweek International on the debate over where Islam fits in European culture, focusing on the younger generation of European-born Muslims who are claiming their own space in European society: "The real challenge...lies not with those who have checked out of the system, but those who want in, on their own terms. That’s the role of a new crop of twenty- and...

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