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Judge Overturns Denial for Sikh Building Permit in Yuba City

November 21, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/7817870p-8758656c.html

On November 21, 2003 The Sacramento Bee reported, "A Sacramento federal judge on Wednesday ordered Sutter County to allow construction of a Sikh temple on a 30-acre plot of farmland west of Yuba City. U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton invalidated the 2002 denial by the Sutter County Board of Supervisors of a conditional-use permit for the temple's construction...

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Fear Causes Muslim Shoppers to Stay at Home this Eid

November 21, 2003

Source: Bangla Patrika

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1163

On November 21, 2003 Bangla Patrika reported on the impact of tightened immigration laws and the random arrests of Muslims on the market for gifts and products for Eid. According to the article, fear related to the Special Registration program caused sales to be significantly lower in Jackson Heights this year than last year, a fact that has provoked widespread insecurity among shop owners...

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In the Wake of September 11, a Tale of Immigrants

November 21, 2003

Source: Tolerance

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=899

On November 21, 2003 Tolerance published an article on "Waking the American Dream," a performance piece by poet and actor Sarah Jones that chronicles the narratives of American immigrants. The piece tells the story of a Pakistani accountant named Mohammed Ali, a 20-something Vietnamese guy, a wealthy Haitian immigrant, and a Chinese woman who comes to grips with her daughter's sexuality and...

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Protests in San Francisco as Muslims Forced to Report to Federal Agents

November 21, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/20/MNG00366RM1.DTL

On November 21, 2003 The San Francisco Chronicle reported on area protests by activists and civil rights advocates against the policy that requires men from 23 predominantly Muslim countries to register with federal agents once a year. The article reported that "as of Oct. 30, 83,519 men had voluntarily reported to immigration...

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Scholar Links Hip Hop and Islam

November 20, 2003

Source: Daily Illini

http://www.dailyillini.com/nov03/nov20/news/stories/news_story06.shtml

On November 20, 2003 Daily Illini reported that "Hip-hop and Islam aren't usually thought to be associated with one another, but Hesham Samy Alim proved otherwise during his presentation Wednesday night at the University. Alim, a visiting scholar at Duke University, is devoted to studying hip-hop culture. Various Muslim, African-American and other registered...

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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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