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Growing Number of Latinos Are Converting to Islam

October 24, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/102503dnrelhispanicmuslims.66

On October 24, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "a growing number of Hispanics are leaving Catholicism for Islam, for Protestant churches, for other faith traditions – or are dropping out of any religious practice. Exact numbers are impossible to come by, but some national Latino Muslim associations claim 'reverts,' their term for...

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At Chicago Hearings, Immigrants Speak of the Terrors of Racial Profiling

October 23, 2003

Source: ColorLines Race Wire

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=fadc767ca85b7aa34e36f1ca401b00fc

On October 23, 2003 ColorLines Race Wire discussed the Chicago hearings of Oct.18th and 20th, during which a cross-section of more than 200 of the city's immigrant and African American community members gathered to witness testimonies from local residents who had experienced racial profiling and government...

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Alamoudi Formally Charged with 18-Count Indictment

October 23, 2003

Source: Associated Press

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20031023_1970.html

On October 23, 2003 Associated Press reported that "a prominent U.S. Muslim activist was charged Thursday in an 18-count indictment with devising an illegal scheme to obtain money from Libya and with attempting to conceal his financial dealings from the government. The charges, brought by a grand jury in Alexandria, Va., carry a maximum sentence of 105 years in prison for Abdurahman M. Alamoudi,...

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A Dialogue of Differences: Illinois Muslim Students Sponsor Interfaith Discussion

October 23, 2003

Source: Daily Illini

http://www.dailyillini.com/oct03/oct23/news/stories/news_story02.shtml

On October 23, 2003 Daily Illini reported that "as a part of Islamic Awareness week, the Muslim Student Association sponsored an interfaith dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians Wednesday evening at the Chemistry Annex on campus. The purpose of the dialogue called 'Building Bridges,' was to bring different faiths together, said Omar Galahari, executive...

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CA Islamic School Holds Sept. 11 Memorial

October 23, 2003

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6747668.htm

On October 23, 2003 The Mercury News reported that "in Fremont, students at the Peace Terrace Academy, a private Islamic school, gathered outside for a minute of silence. Two years ago, many students stayed home because their parents feared a backlash against the region's mosques. Today, many spoke of how they view Sept. 11 as both Americans and Muslims, patriots and believers of a...

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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 22, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-general22oct22,1,3890983.story?coll=la-news-religion

On October 22, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday that the Pentagon would conduct an internal investigation of a senior military intelligence official who has publicly described the war on terrorism as a battle between 'a Christian nation'...

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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 22, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=12099

On October 22, 2003 The Associated Press reported that " the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee called yesterday for the temporary reassignment of a Pentagon official who made church speeches casting the war on terrorism in religious terms. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin should step aside during a Pentagon investigation of Boykin...

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President Mbeki Meets With Religious Working Group

October 21, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200310210471.html

On October 21, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media posted a BuaNews article that reported, "President Thabo Mbeki is meeting with the representatives of the Presidential Religious Working Group in Pretoria today. The Presidency said the meeting sought to promote meaningful interaction between the government and religious communities. President Mbeki has met with the religious group before and a...

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New York City Council Examines Civil Rights Abuses Justified Under Patriot Act

October 21, 2003

Source: Hoy

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1118

On October 21, 2003 Hoy reported that the New York City Council on October 20 held meetings to listen to the testimonies by activists in Arab and Muslim communities on civil rights violations justified by the Patriot Act. "Representatives of these organizations denounced the 'systematic harassment' and 'persecution' of Muslims and immigrants of Middle Eastern and South Asian origin. Activists told the...

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Ex-Agent Claims He was Fired From FBI Because He is Muslim

October 20, 2003

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.com/news/980186.asp#ten

On October 20, 2003 Newsweek reported that Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, an Egyptian born FBI agent who worked big terrorism probes, is preparing a lawsuit claiming that the FBI fired him because they mistrusted the fact that he is a Muslim. According to the FBI's account, Abdel-Hafiz's review was prompted by " a recent claim by his ex-wife that Abdel-Hafiz had faked a burglary in his home in 1989 in order to collect $25,000 in...

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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 20, 2003

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/10/20/boykin.statement/index.html

On October 20, 2003 CNN reported that "an apology from Lt. Gen. William Boykin for casting the war on terrorism in terms that offended some Muslims originally included a promise that he would no longer speak at religious events... But that language was deleted on the advice of Pentagon attorneys and the press office, a Pentagon spokesman said. Other statements also were withdrawn by the...

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Muslim Group Calls for Reservation of Jobs for 'Dalit Muslims'

October 19, 2003

Source: Yahoo! News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/031019/43/28mw2.html

On October 19, 2003 Yahoo! News posted an Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) article that reported, "An influential Muslim body has called for reservation in government jobs for 'Dalit Muslims,' saying they constitute a large chunk of the community in India and are very poor. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board says it favours jobs quotas for the 'Dalit Muslims' -- or socially marginalized Hindus who...

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