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Shi'ite Theology School Teaches About Abrahamic Faiths

October 7, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1007/p01s04-woiq.html

On October 7, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported on a school in Iraq teaching about the three Abrahamic faiths: "Founded six months ago by a Shiite scholar, the institution bills itself as the Arab world's only school of theology, teaching Muslim, Christian, and Judaic texts...About 250 students of all ages have descended on the experimental school in search of a broader...

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Reactions Mixed on Mosque Under Investigation by FBI

October 7, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

On October 7, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "top federal law-enforcement officials in Chicago have scheduled a town hall meeting at a southwest suburban mosque following news reports the mosque is under federal investigation. The public meeting, to be held Friday night at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, is expected to draw a large crowd from the Chicago area's Muslim community. U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, FBI Special Agent Thomas Kneir and other federal officials will take questions from the audience... Nancy Needles...

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Fasting Helps Diverse Faiths "Focus on the Spirit"

October 7, 2003

Source: Alameda Times-Star

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125%257E1549%257E1679937,00.html

On October 7, 2003 Alameda Times-Star took the Jewish Festival of Yom Kippur as an occasion to describe the ritual of fasting in many religions. The article notes that "fasting has traditionally had a part in many religious traditions... Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints fast on the first Sunday of every month. Muslims fast...

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Maine Goat-Meat Industry Debates Production of Halal Meat

October 7, 2003

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://www.pressherald.com/business/stories/031007goatmeat.shtml

On October 7, 2003 Portland Press Herald discussed the challenges farmers, butchers, store owners and state officials face as they try to build a goat-meat industry in Maine to meet a growing market demand. No one has yet capitalized on the goat market due to the religious, cultural and agricultural complications involved. According to the Herald, a recent influx...

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Opinion: Christian Soldiers Discriminated Against in U.S. Military

October 6, 2003

Source: The Miami Herald

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On October 6, 2003 The Miami Herald ran an opinion piece by Michelle Malkin in which she argued that Christian soldiers are discriminated against in the U.S. Military, which shows preferential treatment for Muslims. She writes, "There's something terribly wrong when an American soldier overseas can't receive Scriptures in the mail, but a Muslim chaplain can preach freely among al Qaeda and Taliban enemy combatants at Guantánamo Bay....

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Relations Strained Between Thai Muslims and Buddhists

October 5, 2003

Source: The St. Augustine Record

http://www.staugustine.com/stories/100503/new_1846589.shtml

On October 5, 2003 The St. Augustine Record ran an Associated Press story on relations between Muslims and Buddhists in Thailand: "The dialect, culture and religion of Thai Muslims have long sparked mistrust among some officials and among the country's Buddhist majority. Some Buddhists use the slur 'khaek' -- unwanted visitor -- to refer to anyone resembling people from...

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U.S. Rep Ballenger Says Proximity of CAIR to His Home Caused Him Marital Stress

October 4, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/politics/6929935.htm

On October 4, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported, " U.S. Rep. Cass Ballenger blames the breakup of his 50-year marriage partly on the stress of living near a leading American Muslim advocacy group that he and his wife worried was so close to the U.S. Capitol that 'they could blow the place up.' Another stress on their marriage: the decision by 'we holier-than-...

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Company Markets to Young Muslims With Clothes and Spoof Humor

October 3, 2003

Source: MSNBC News

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_email.asp?/news/972579.asp

On October 3, 2003 MSNBC News reported on a group of Muslim entrepreneurs latching on to the "Muslim niche" in the American market: "Chicago-area computer professionals Mirza Baig, Azher Ahmed and Afeef Majeed — all 26 — run one of the busiest Muslim Web sites in North America, driven in part by their spoof Internet publication Islamica News — a...

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Bangledeshis Increase Their Role in New York Politics

October 3, 2003

Source: Bangla Patrika

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1085

On October 3, 2003 Bangla Patrika reported that immigrant Bangladeshis are gradually becoming more active in mainstream politics by working behind the scenes with both Republican and Democratic candidates. According to the article, "at night, one can find Assembly member James Brennan (D-Brooklyn) or Councilman Bill de Blasio (D-Brooklyn) deeply engaged in chats with Bangladeshis at the...

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Controversy Surrounds Opening of Mosque in London Area

October 3, 2003

Source: The Daily Telegraph (Online)

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&xml=/news/2003/10/03/nmosq03.xml

On October 3, 2003 The Daily Telegraph (Online) reported, "Members of the Ahmadi community will today inaugurate what they describe as the largest mosque complex in western Europe, able to accommodate more than 10,000 worshippers. The Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, Surrey, which features...

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Imams Asked to Speak in Dutch, Teach Dutch Values and Customs

October 3, 2003

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2002-12/03/article45.shtml

On October 3, 2003 IslamOnline.net reported that "Dutch Immigration and Integration Minister Hilbrand Nawijn asked Imams and preachers in mosques across the country to use the Dutch language in their sermons. He also pressed them to convince members of the Islamic minority to comply with the values and customs of the Dutch society. Imams play a major role in...

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