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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 8, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/070803arson.htm

On July 8, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "investigation of a small fire set under the home of Bill Aossey, founder of the group planning to build a Muslim youth camp just outside of North Liberty, has been declared inactive... 'We have no leads at all,' said Al Brockhohn, investigator with the Cedar Rapids Fire Marshal's Office. 'I don't have a suspect, so it could have been...

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A Lesson in Political Participation for N.C. Islamic Center

July 8, 2003

Source: The News Observer

http://newsobserver.com/front/story/2677357p-2482289c.html

On July 8, 2003 The News Observer reported that "on the surface, it was a fight over parking. Ever since Raleigh's [NC] Islamic Center began growing, its neighbors in the Method community near N.C. State University have complained about the logjams on Friday afternoon, when Muslims converge for the most important weekly service, known as Jum'a prayer... For Muslims, the...

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Labeling the United States: From Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.dispatch.com/news/religion/faith-story.php?story=dispatch/2003/07/04/20030704-03901.html

On July 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "even though the United States is a nation of many religions, its image to the world is defined greatly by two — Judaism and Christianity — and its value system has come to be called 'Judeo-Christian...' Recently, American Muslims have begun to...

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Muslim Americans: Part of the American Mosaic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/070703dnmetmuslims.77ef8.html

On July 7, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "the Islamic Society of North America chose the Fourth of July weekend to hold a regional conference in Dallas for a reason. Its leaders wanted to send a message to Muslims and non-Muslims that Islam is a part of the American mosaic... The theme of the conference was 'Better Muslims for a...

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Muslims Gather in Philadelphia to Voice Concerns

July 6, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6242879.htm

On July 6, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "fifteen thousand members of two major Muslim organizations have gathered this weekend for the first time in Philadelphia, where the U.S. Constitution was written, partly to voice their alarm that rights set forth in that document are under siege... This meeting, which ends today at the Convention Center, included sessions...

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Fulbright Scholars Study Religious Diversity in Utah

July 6, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.harktheherald.com/article.php?sid=88751

On July 6, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "17 Fulbright scholars from countries such as Bangladesh and Brazil, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Slovakia and Spain, have come here to see U.S. religious diversity firsthand... They arrived in Utah on Saturday... It seems an odd place to study diversity, given the fact that this state has a dominant religious majority in...

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Diverse Celebrations of the Fourth

July 5, 2003

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/arab5_20030705.htm

On July 5, 2003 the Detroit Free Press reported that "for the hundreds of thousands of Muslims in metro Detroit, Independence Day is all the more symbolic this year. As Muslims gather in mosques near Warren Avenue or in family homes in West Bloomfield for the weekly Muslim holy day, they salute their two heritages -- one more than a millennium old, the other born in 1776... For recent college...

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Diverse Celebrations of the Fourth

July 5, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/local/6238148.htm

On July 5, 2003 the Philadelphia Daily News reported that "some visitors to Independence Mall were probably surprised to encounter exhibits about Islam and a tent staffed with women in traditional Middle Eastern garb... The Islamic Circle of North America, hosting its national conference in Philadelphia this week celebrated the constitutional protections of...

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 3, 2003

Source: Star Tribne

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/3969141.html

On July 3, 2003 the Star Tribne reported that "along with environmental concerns, fears that the camp will train terrorists have stirred up many Iowans and others across the country. The Army Corps of Engineers, which will lease the federal land to the Muslim nonprofit group, gave the go-ahead Tuesday for a scaled-down version of the project. That only served to fuel the controversy... Weeks of news...

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Extraordinary Religious Texts on Display in Pennsylvania

July 3, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/6224430.htm

On July 3, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "this weekend, from worlds apart, two remarkable religious books are going on display to the general public here... The Islamic Circle of North America has brought in an ornate Koran from Iran that, at six feet high and 1,500 pounds, is billed as the world's largest. Its 606 hand-painted canvas pages will be...

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 3, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/070303gallagher.htm

On July 3, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "dialogue about a planned Muslim youth camp in North Liberty quickly deteriorated into an argument Wednesday about whether all Muslims are potential terrorists - all broadcast live on Mike Gallagher's national radio talk show that originated in Iowa City... The show came two days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed...

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