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Update: Espionage Charges Dropped for Chaplain Yee, New Charges Follow

November 26, 2003

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=868db9fa70f7049008926a7bc03acc52

On November 26, 2003 Pacific News Service reported that "Captain James Yee, the Army chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, was freed after spending almost 3 months in military prison on espionage charges. But his release is bittersweet to his family and supporters. Yee is now charged with downloading pornography and...

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American Muslim Scholar Urges Muslims to be Self-Critical

November 26, 2003

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20031125-043542-6436r

On November 26, 2003 United Press International reported that "an American Muslim scholar finds it 'condescending' to dismiss hate speech from Muslim leaders as 'rhetorical' while holding Christian and Jewish leaders to higher standards of discourse. 'For a long time, Muslim American organizations have been allowed to get away with all kinds of hate speech against the U.S...

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Sacramento Muslims Hold Interfaith Iftaar

November 26, 2003

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=023b1a7cf635

On November 26, 2003 Pakistan Link reported, "On one day of Ramadan every year, Muslims at SALAM (Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims) who are blessed with a degree of affluence, invite several members of the Sacramento Interfaith community to share with them what Islam is all about. This year it was five Arab-Americans who funded this effort,...

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At Kentucky Eid Service, American Muslims Called Islam's Best Hope

November 26, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/11/26ky/met-front-ramadan11270-6292.html

On November 26, 2003 The Courier Journal reported, "More than 1,000 Louisville-area Muslims celebrated the largest festival of their religious calendar yesterday, as a prayer leader said educated American Muslims represent the best hope for those in impoverished, embattled Islamic countries.

'Those who are...

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Islamic Center Purchases School in Florida

November 25, 2003

Source: Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/auto/epaper/editions/tuesday/south_county_f32c3ed901f342a20022.html

On November 25, 2003 the Palm Beach Post reported that "the purchase of a small private school has doubled the amount of property owned by the Islamic Center of Boca Raton. The center bought the 3.36-acre Clerisy Academy property earlier this month... The purchase of an...

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Visible Minorities Face Discrimination After 9/11

November 25, 2003

Source: The Eyeopener

http://www.theeyeopener.com/storydetail.cfm?storyid=812

On November 25, 2003 The Eyeopener reported, "As executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation, Audrey Jamal documented an alarming increase in hate crimes after the Twin Towers were toppled in 2001...In a report released in September, Statistics Canada noted that 20 per cent of visible minorities aged 15 and over said they had been victims of racism in the last five years. For Arabs...

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Milwaukee Interfaith Conference Grants Islamic Society Full Membership

November 25, 2003

Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/nov03/188031.asp

On November 25, 2003 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Representatives of 11 denominations and faith groups that oversee the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee have voted to admit the city's Islamic Society to full membership, the first addition in three decades, conference officials said Tuesday.

Coming the same week as Thanksgiving and...

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School Assignment on "Fasting" Sparks Protests

November 24, 2003

Source: Pasadena Star

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/Stories/0,1413,206~22097~1789230,00.html

On November 24, 2003 the Pasadena Star reported that "about 200 protesters marched outside Royal Oak Intermediate School on Monday, opposing an assignment in which students fast to learn about Islam... The protest began brewing last week when Christian-based groups learned a teacher gave the optional extra-credit assignment to students studying Islam in a...

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President Bush Issues Eid Greeting

November 24, 2003

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/11/20031124-10.html

On November 24, 2003 The White House issued President George Bush's Greeting to Muslims on Eid al-Fitr. The text reads, in part: "Islam is a religion that inspires its followers to lead lives based on justice, compassion, and personal responsibility.

During this joyful season, I encourage people of all faiths to reflect on our shared values: love of family...

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Proposed Laws Would Recognize Non-Christian Faiths

November 24, 2003

Source: Neue Z�rcher Zeitung

http://www.nzz.ch/2003/11/24/english/page-synd4481570.html

On November 24, 2003 Neue Z�rcher Zeitung reported, "Voters in Zurich are set to decide on controversial new laws that would lead to the official recognition of non-Christian faiths, including Islam...One of the most controversial parts of the new legislation, which is due to be voted on in a referendum on November 30, is a move towards recognising faiths other than the...

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Government Leaders Urge Nigerians to Avoid Violence During Ramadan/Eid

November 24, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200311240968.html

On November 24, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media reported, "As Moslems in Nigeria join millions of others worldwide to celebrate this year's Eid-el-Fitri from today, Senate President, Chief Adolphous Wabara; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari; Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other leaders have urged Nigerians to eschew violence particularly during this...

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

November 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A4697-2003Nov21?language=printer

On November 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported on the backlash among evangelical Christian leaders over President Bush's statement that Christians and Muslims worship the same god. "At a news conference with Prime Minister Tony Blair in England on Thursday, a reporter noted that Bush has often said that freedom is a gift from 'the Almighty' but...

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In New York City, Discrimination Runs Deeper than Reported

November 21, 2003

Source: India Abroad

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1154

On November 21, 2003 India Abroad reported, "There have been more incidents of discrimination and bias-related harassment of South Asians, Arabs and Muslims in the city since September 11 than has been reported, a New York City Commission of Human Rights report reveals. Last month, the commission released its first report on such incidents: 'Discrimination against Muslims, Arabs and...

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Mississippi Muslims Help the Needy

November 21, 2003

Source: The Sun Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/living/7314495.htm

On November 21, 2003 The Sun Herald reported that "congregates of The Biloxi Islamic Center are bringing food and clothing to their mosque throughout Ramadan, the monthlong holy observance that includes fasting, reflection and prayer.

On Saturday, they will set up tables at the center on Keller Avenue and distribute the food and clothing to South Mississippi's less...

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