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"Religions for Kerry": Democrats Seek Religious Voters

August 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-faith8aug08,1,3897896.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 11, 2004 the the Los Angeles Times reported that,"hoping to loosen President Bush's hold on voters who regularly attend church, Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign has launched what many observers say is the most ambitious Democratic effort in recent times to reach people of faith... The Kerry...

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Continuing Cemetery Attacks Provoke Outrage, Calls for Govt' to Take Punitive Action

August 11, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1280535,00.html

On August 11, 2004 The Guardian reported, "President Jacques Chirac led politicians and religious leaders in a now familiar chorus of revulsion yesterday at the latest desecration of a Jewish cemetery to unsettle France. Vandals smashed gravestones and scrawled swastikas, Celtic crosses and Adolf Hitler's name (misspelt) in black paint on 56 tombs in the graveyard in Lyon on...

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Jewish Groups Predict Record High Levels of Anti-Semitic Attacks

August 8, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1278580,00.html

On August 8, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain will reach record levels this year, say Jewish groups which accuse the government of inaction. The predicted sharp rise, from 375 last year, appears to be reflected across many European Union countries. Zvi Heifetz, Israel's new ambassador to London, warned last week that combating anti-...

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Republican Pressured to Resign After Comments Insulting Gays, Buddhists

August 6, 2004

Source: Duluth News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/9336902.htm

On August 6, 2004 Duluth News Tribune/AP reported, "The independent candidacy of state Rep. Arlon Lindner has caused discord among Republicans in his suburban district, leading party activists to call on their colleagues to turn away from Lindner's re-election bid. Lindner has ignited repeated controversies in the Legislature...

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Anti-Semitic Hate Crime to Be Charged as Civil Rights Violation in Franklin, MA

August 6, 2004

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=53080

On August 6, 2004 the reported, "three teens accused of painting a swastika and other offensive material with mustard on a car last week will face charges in court including civil rights violations, according to police... 'I don't want this swept under the carpet. It's a hate crime pure and simple,' said Jamie Baer, 40, whose family's car was the target....

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Interfaith Community Defends Muslim Cleric Accused of Aiding Terror in San Diego

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20040803-2228-hamas-staff.html

On August 6, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported that, "people of many faiths voice their support for El-Mazain. Scores of people crowded the federal courthouse Tuesday in support of a prominent San Diego Muslim cleric whose arrest on terrorism charges inspired Jewish, Catholic and Protestant community leaders to come to...

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Save Darfur Coalition Declares Aug. 25 "Sudan: Day of Conscience"

August 3, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04sudanconscienceaug25.html

On August 3, 2004 the National Council of Churches issued a press release that reported, "The Save Darfur Coalition, composed of National Council of Churches and 70 other faith-based, humanitarian and secular civic organizations, has identified Wednesday, August 25, 2004 as Sudan: Day of Conscience. On that day, communities across North America are urged to engage in interfaith...

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Father of Daniel Pearl and Muslim Intellectual Tour U.S. With Dialogue Presentation

August 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19541-2004Jul27.html

On August 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "At some other point in history, [Akbar] Ahmed and [Judea] Pearl probably never would have crossed paths. Despite some similarities -- both are immigrant academics in their sixties who as children witnessed the costs of religious and ethnic strife -- Pearl was usually cloistered in a California lab while Ahmed...

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Opinion: New Global Anti-Semitism Seen in Disproportionate Criticism of Israel

July 31, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080436525.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 The Age ran an opinion piece by Pamela Bone, an associate editor of The Age, in which she argues that not only Jews should be worried about the "global phenomenon" of the "return" of anti-Semitism." She writes, "[I]n the West, suddenly a new anti-Semitism has become widespread, acceptable, even politically correct, it is argued in a...

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Sharon Welcomes French Jewish Immigrants, Attempts to Placate Tensions With France

July 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3932313.stm

On July 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A plane carrying 200 French Jewish immigrants has landed in Israel, at a time of strained diplomatic relations between Israel and France. They were personally greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who recently urged French Jews to flee to Israel to escape rising anti-Semitism. In his welcoming speech, Mr Sharon moved to reduce tensions with France...The BBC's...

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Conference Focuses on Peace and Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, Muslims

July 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Communion News Service

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/articles/38/50/acns3861.cfm

On July 28, 2004 the Anglican Communion News Service reported, "A new 'Children of Abraham Peace Forum' for news, articles and discussions over the Internet has grown out of a large inter-religious conference held 11-13 June at the American Cathedral in Paris. The bi-lingual conference, entitled 'The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking:...

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