Islam

New York Radio Host Calls Muslims "Murderers"

November 20, 2003

Source: New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/11292.htm

On November 20, 2003 the New York Post reported that "an Islamic group is demanding that radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger apologize - for calling Muslims 'murderers' on her nationally syndicated show. On Monday, a caller asked Schlessinger whether her teenage daughter should accompany her 'moral themes' class on a field trip to a local mosque to learn how Muslims are treated in America... 'This is...

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Hindus Encouraged to Have More Children to Counteract Muslim Population Growth

November 20, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1088790,00.html

On November 20, 2003 The Guardian (UK) reported, "A radical Hindu political party in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which is a key ally of the country's ruling party, is encouraging Hindus to have more children because of fears of a Muslim population explosion...'We will honour these couples [with five or more children] at a special function next month...

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In a Post-September 11 World, Muslim Candidates Once Again Enter the Race

November 19, 2003

Original Source: The Associated Press/ San Francisco Gate

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/424752325/

On November 19, 2003 The Associated Press reported that Muslim-American groups believe Islamic candidates are slowly returning to the political scene after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks blunted their progress. The article reports...

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Growth of Islam Due Largely to Converts from Christianity

November 18, 2003

Source: Syndey Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/17/1069027046245.html

On November 18, 2003 the Syndey Morning Herald ran a feature article on several Australians who have converted to Islam, summarizing their conversion stories and reporting on the phenomena of conversion in Australia: "Islam is among NSW's [New South Wales] fastest-growing religions, the numbers of adherents increasing by 40 per cent since the 1996 census when 102,288...

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Arrest of James Yee Prompts Review of Military Chaplain Selection Process

November 18, 2003

Source: The Olympian

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20031118/frontpage/152111.shtml

On November 18, 2003 The Olympian reported that "Huda Yee, 29, hopes for the release of her husband, who was arrested in September when investigators accused him of taking classified information from Guantanamo Bay... 'I don't know if he's coming back in one month, two months, a year, exactly when,' said Yee, during her first formal interview since her husband's...

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Opinion: Synagogue Bombings an Attack on Hope and Tolerance

November 17, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,12700,1086870,00.html

On November 17, 2003 The Guardian [UK] ran an opinion piece by Fiachra Gibbons, an author currently writing a book on minorities in the Ottoman empire, in which she argued that the synagogue bombings in Turkey were an attack on tolerance itself. She writes, "The Jews of Turkey, and the survival of their precious and unique culture, are one of the few enduring examples of...

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MPAC "Horrified" By Syngagoue Bombings

November 17, 2003

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

On November 17, 2003 Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) released a statement condemning the attacks on two Istanbul synagogues: "The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), is horrified by the criminal bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, of two synagogues on November 14. No civilized people, and no religion, could possibly sanction or condone in any way such sickening behavior. The fact that the majority of the victims of these terrible attacks were Muslims, including policemen and security guards assigned to the temples,...

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Sulawesi Increases Security After Outbreak of Religious Violence

November 17, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3276173.stm

On November 17, 2003 the BBC News reported that "Indonesia has stepped up security in its central province of Sulawesi after a fresh outbreak of religious violence at the weekend. A Christian minister and his driver were found dead in a river near Poso, and Muslim crowds surrounded a police station to protest at recent killings...A crowd of several hundred people took to the streets on Sunday to...

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Editorial: Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Needs to Rediscover Compassion

November 16, 2003

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/7269886.htm

On November 16, 2003 the Star-Telegram published an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed on the need to improve the current state of Muslim-Jewish relations. Ahmed writes, "A historical conjunction of factors has created a global situation where several world civilizations feel simultaneously besieged and where hatred and anger readily turn into violence. Perhaps what makes all this even more dangerous is...

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Boykin Editorials

November 16, 2003

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~75~1764874,00.html

On November 16, 2003 an editorial in The Denver Post by Carl Raschke reported that "the American press - and, to a certain extent, American pundits and policymakers - have had a difficult time dealing with the kind of incendiary rhetoric about other people's religion that has come from the likes of Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin and outgoing Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir...

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