Islam

New Islamic Center Opens in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

June 17, 2003

Source: Hattiesburg American

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/news/stories/20030617/topstories/497931.html

On June 17, 2003 the Hattiesburg American reported that the Hattiesburg Islamic Center "opened June 1 [and] will be used for prayer services and as a base for the group's community outreach programs... Hattiesburg has one other Islamic Center, located at 215 S. 25th Ave., near the University of Southern Mississippi, and there is a...

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Update: NY Judge Resigns after "Terrorist" Question

June 17, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/sns-ap-brf-ticket-terror,0,4294763.story

On June 17, 2003 Newsday reported that "a judge who admitted asking an Arab-American woman if she was a terrorist when she went to court last month to fight a parking ticket has stepped down... Village Justice William Crosbie, 79, resigned in a letter Monday to the mayor. The incident led the woman to file a complaint with the state...

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Baptist Convention Speaker Denounces Islam

June 17, 2003

Source: Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/06/34508659.shtml

On June 17, 2003 the Tennessean reported that "one year after the Rev. Jerry Vines generated a year's worth of controversy by calling the founder of Islam 'a demon-possessed pedophile,' Ergun Caner, a theology professor from Criswell College in Dallas, picked up where Vines left off... Caner, a Turkish immigrant who converted to Christianity as a child, spoke to pastors at the...

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Muslim Political Activity in Northern Virginia

June 16, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62875-2003Jun15.html

On June 16, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Muslim activists in Northern Virginia have launched a political action committee to help elect officials who will halt what they call rights abuses associated with the nation's war on terror... Mukit Hossain, a telecommunications entrepreneur who emigrated from Bangladesh and lives near Sterling, said he...

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FBI Reaches Out to Community to Prevent Hate Crimes

June 16, 2003

Source: The Pew Forum

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=2314

On June 16, 2003 The Pew Forum reported that "addressing a gathering of imams from mosques across the country, an FBI official has pledged to initiate more outreach programs to American Arabs and Muslims... FBI Civil Rights Division chief Tom Reynolds addressed a conference of roughly 300 imams, or Muslim religious leaders, who were gathered in Alexandria, Va., in early June for a four-day conference...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Diverse Religious Growth in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s2_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "peek into almost any house of worship and the population growth in Dutchess County is obvious... Along with the swelling population comes a growing number of religious followers -- in just about every faith... Many local congregations say their membership is growing and they need...

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Modesto Muslim Community Upset over Dave Hunt Lecture

June 14, 2003

Source: The Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/life/faithvalues/story/6958505p-7893346c.html

On June 14, 2003 The Modesto Bee reported that "as Moses Saleh sat in the cavernous sanctuary of a Modesto [CA] church recently, he felt trapped. He was listening to Christian author Dave Hunt lecture on the subject of Islam -- and Saleh, 62, a lifelong Muslim, was growing more and more upset... There were many things he wanted to say -- points he wanted to...

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Controversy Over Proposed Ban on Halal and Kosher Butchery

June 11, 2003

Source: Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;$sessionid$AAORE0LOQAYUPQFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2003/06/11/nmeat11.xml

On June 11, 2003 the Daily Telegraph (U.K.) reported that "Muslim and Jewish methods of slaughter, involving slitting animals' throats and letting them bleed to death, should be banned immediately, Government advisers said yesterday. The Farm...

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