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Update: Jewish Groups Opposed to Pipes Nomination

July 31, 2003

Source: Mpac News

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=590

On July 31, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "a broad coalition of Jewish peace groups today called upon President Bush to withdraw his controversial nomination of Daniel Pipes to the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace... The Jewish peace groups also lauded the decision of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week to table a...

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ADL Supports Resolution to Protect Arab, South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh-Americans

July 30, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4288_41.htm

On July 30, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League issued a press release stating that "(ADL) today urged the Speaker of the House of Representatives to schedule a floor consideration of a measure condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, South Asian-Americans, Muslim-Americans and Sikh-Americans on the House agenda. Resolution 234 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on...

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Court Overturns Syndey Council's Decision to Prohibit Mosque Construction

July 30, 2003

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/07/30/1059480380772.html

On July 30, 2003 The Sydney Morning Herald reported that "the NSW [New South Wales] Land and Environment Court...overturned a Sydney council's decision to refuse a development application for a Muslim prayer centre. New Century Developments director Abbas Aly took Baulkham Hills Council to the Land and Environment Court in a bid to reverse a decision because he said...

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Plans to Build Mosque North of Athens Cause Controversy

July 29, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3104893.stm

On July 29, 2003 the BBC News reported that "if the Greek Government has its way, [Peania, a small town north of Athens, the capital] will become the focus for tens of thousands of Muslims living in the capital with the construction of the first proper mosque in the Athens area for almost 200 years.

The Foreign Ministry is pushing hard for a large mosque and Islamic cultural centre to be built before...

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Latinos Celebrate Muslim Roots

July 28, 2003

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1059387008155480.xml

On July 28, 2003 The Jersey Journal reported that "the Islamic Educational Center of North Hudson took its message to a new demographic yesterday: Latinos... In a one-day celebration at the Union City center, Muslims and Latino converts sought to teach their neighbors, the vast majority of whom are Latino, about the Spanish Moors, who ruled Spain from the...

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U.S. to Deport Largest Number of Visitors from Muslim Countries

July 28, 2003

Source: Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030728-080915-8935r.htm

On July 28, 2003 the Washington Times reported that "the United States is moving to deport the largest number of visitors from Muslim countries in U.S. history... In a report Monday, the Washington Post said with little public notice, the government is moving to deport more than 13,000 of the nearly 83,000 men older than 16 who complied with the 2002 alien...

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Update: Cross-Burning at College Park Mosque Angers Community

July 28, 2003

Source: NBC4

http://www.nbc4.com/news/2362513/detail.html

On July 28, 2003 NBC4 reported that "a representative from the Justice Department spoke to about 300 people at an interfaith meeting in Adelphi, Md. Sunday... Many of the people in the audience expressed concern about recent hate crimes directed against Muslims... Last Thursday morning, a wooden cross was set on fire outside of the Al- Huda School in College Park, Md. And last April, a bus was set on fire at the Dar Al-...

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Accommodations Made for Muslim Women to Swim

July 28, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/072803swim.htm

On July 28, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "a group of women and their children from the University of Iowa Association of Muslims in America enjoyed a rare delight Sunday night - swimming... Workers at the Coralville Recreation Center taped up the windows to give the women privacy required by their religious and cultural dogmas. When the summer heat soars above 90 degrees,...

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Investigation Under Way Concerning Latest Fire at Quincy Mosque

July 28, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On July 28, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "a fire early yesterday at a mosque in Quincy is under investigation by state and local authorities, but it is not being considered a hate crime, State Fire Marhsal Stephen D. Coan said. The fire, which destroyed a wooden porch in back of the Islamic Center of New England, might have originated in a dumpster on the property, Coan said. There is no determination yet whether the fire was accidental or arson, he added... However, the mosque has been the target of harassment since the Sept...

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Update: Iowa Muslim Youth Camp

July 26, 2003

Source: Dallas News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/072603dnrelcamp.a3e62.html

On July 26, 2003 Dallas News reported that "in the aftermath of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, concerns about the Muslim camp have rippled far beyond the muddy Coralville Reservoir, whose shoreline forms the site's southern and eastern boundaries... Some Iowans opposed to the camp cite environmental concerns. Others, however, say they fear that the camp will...

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Update: Cross-Burning at College Park Mosque Angers Community

July 25, 2003

Source: SMART

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/press/pressdetail.asp?pressid=48

On July 25, 2003 SMART issued a press release stating that "the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART)... is standing in solidarity with the local Muslim community after a mosque in College Park, MD was defiled by a cross-burning yesterday. SMART’s Chairman, Manjit Singh, issued a statement demonstrating the need for ethnic and religious communities to unify when such...

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