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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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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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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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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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Iowans Get to Know Islam Through Public Television

October 3, 2003

Source: The Daily Iowan

http://www.dailyiowan.com/news/510819.html?mkey=1014078

On October 3, 2003 The Daily Iowan reported that "Getting to Know Islam," a taped educational program on Public Access Television, is celebrating its fifth year of educating the Iowa community on stereotypes against Islam. "The show provides an outlet for people who want to find out about the faith of Islam," said Aman Aminzay, the president of the University of Iowa Muslim Student...

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Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

October 2, 2003

Source: RedandBlack.com

http://www.redandblack.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/02/3f7b91d15cd64

On October 2, 2003, Red and Black.com, the website of the student newspaper of the University of Georgia, ran an article on a fund-raiser held by the university's Pakistani Student Association (PSA) to help members of the Islamic Center of Savannah after a fire destroyed their mosque: "Approximately 250 people of different ethnicities and religious...

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Muslim Employees Sue Plaza Hotel in NYC for "Severe and Pervasive Harassment"

October 1, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/01/nyregion/01SUIT.html?ex=1067317200&en=de9b5667aa062775&ei=5070

On October 1, 2003 The New York Times reported that "10 Muslim men...filed a lawsuit yesterday against their employer, the Plaza Hotel, with the help of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The suit, filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, says the workers...

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