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Promotion Sought for Officer at Center of Air Force Bias Probe

May 10, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002269158_academy10.html

On May 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "the Pentagon said yesterday it wants to promote a top commander at the Air Force Academy — a born-again Christian who has been the subject of complaints that he improperly mixes religion with education. The announcement about Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida...

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch Dismissed After Contentious Land Deal in Jerusalem

May 10, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

On May 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Greek Orthodox Church Synod, the church's highest decision-making body in the Holy Land, dismissed Patriarch Irineos I Friday over his alleged role in a land deal that angered Palestinian Christians, church officials said. The patriarch has been under attack over a deal in which church property in Jerusalem was leased to a Jewish group. Such land transactions, while legal, are politically explosive because Palestinians see...

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Holocaust Memorial Opens in Berlin

May 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4531669.stm

On May 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "German politicians and Jewish leaders have marked 60 years since the end of World War II by officially opening Berlin's vast Holocaust memorial. The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs near the Brandenburg Gate. The dedication comes after years of delays and disagreements over design and construction issues. Backers of the...

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Troy Community Divided Along Religious Lines on National Day of Prayer

May 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3308608

On May 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "it was a day of separation for different religious groups in the Detroit suburb of Troy. Yesterday afternoon, about 250 people participated in a Christians-only prayer session in front of Troy City Hall. A similar number of Christians and members of other faiths attended the Troy Interfaith Group service at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mayor...

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Synagogue Burns Down in Moscow Suburb Amidst Allegations of Anti-Semitism

May 10, 2005

Source: WCCO

Wire Service: AP

http://wcco.com/topstories/topstories_story_130111641.html

On May 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A fire roared through a synagogue in a Moscow suburb early Tuesday, burning down much of the wooden structure in an incident that Jewish leaders blamed on anti-Semitism. The synagogue in the town of Malakhovka, 12 miles southeast of Moscow caught fire at about 6 a.m., and the flames quickly...

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White Supremacists Rally at Somerville Public Library

May 8, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/05/08/white_supremacists_rally_in_somerville/

On May 8, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "about two dozen supporters of an Arkansas-based white supremacist organization rallied in the rain yesterday in a Somerville parking lot and prepared to stage a demonstration today outside a Holocaust memorial in downtown Boston, the group's...

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Hundreds of Muslims Barricade Themselves in Al-Aqsa

May 8, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/573793.html

On May 8, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Between 700 and 1,000 Muslim worshippers barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount plaza on Sunday. The worshippers arrived at the site after rumors swirled that the far-right Jewish group 'Revava' had planned to visit the Temple Mount. Police have arrived at the scene. United Arab List MK Abdulmalik Dehamshe spoke with Public Security...

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Muslim Opens Holocaust Museum in Nazareth

May 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/06/muslim_opens_holocaust_museum_in_israel/

On May 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The photographs in a new museum here are among the best-known icons of the Holocaust: Germans executing a group of naked Jewish women; a little boy with a yellow Star of David on his jacket raising his hands in fright; a grandmother and four...

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Israeli Study Reveals Record High Levels of Global Anti-Semitism

May 2, 2005

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/572491.html

On May 2, 2005 Reuters reported, "Anti-Semitic violence and vandalism hit a 15-year high worldwide in 2004, driven mostly by a rise in attacks by marginalized Muslim immigrants in developed countries, a new Israeli study said yesterday. In its annual report, Tel Aviv University's Stephen Roth Institute accused Russia, Ukraine and Belarus of not doing enough...

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Religious Discrimination Claim Under Investigation in US Navy

April 30, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050430/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/navy_religious_discrimination

On April 30, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "the Navy is investigating a chaplain's allegations he was punished for theological disagreements with superior officers, including his objections to requiring sailors to participate in services at a church that accepts homosexuality.

Lt. Gordon...

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The Battle at Columbia Microcosm of Larger Trends in US Academia

April 30, 2005

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2005/0504056.html

On April 30, 2005 the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs reported, "freedom of speech and conscience on American universities and colleges, particularly in relation to Middle East studies, has been taking some hard hits, of late. First, there was the post-9/11 lawsuit over the use of the book, Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations, in a freshman...

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