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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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Columbus (IN) Residents Attend Parliament of World's Religions

July 31, 2004

Source: The Republic

On July 31, 2004 The Republic reported, "The image of a Jewish rabbi embracing a Muslim imam is one of the clearest memories of the recently completed Parliament of the World's Religions for Columbus' Tom and Sandi Hinshaw. The Hinshaws and five other Columbus [Indiana] residents attended the weeklong meeting in Barcelona, Spain, from July 7 to 13. The Hinshaws and Madhu Vedak of Columbus also took part in a Parliament assembly the previous week in a Montserrat, Spain, Catholic monastery... The Hinshaws took part in the religious...

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Former American Muslim Council Leader Pleads Guilty to Aiding Extremist

July 31, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28602-2004Jul30.html?referrer=email

On July 31, 2004 The Washington Post reported that, "A Muslim activist whose influence once reached the highest levels of the U.S. government pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally moving cash from Libya and admitted that he was involved in an elaborate Libyan plot to assassinate the Saudi ruler. Abdurahman Alamoudi pocketed nearly...

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Mosques in WA Host Voter Registration

July 31, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/184399_muslimvote31.html

On July 31, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "about eight mosques from Olympia to Lynnwood participated in a national campaign to encourage Muslims, many of whom are immigrants, to register to vote as a first step in becoming politically active... The national group launched a drive to encourage Muslims to vote last year. In the Seattle area, the local...

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Soldiers Ordained as Monks, Hope to Boost Morale Among Buddhists in South

July 31, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080443253.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 Reuters reported, "Soldiers were ordained as monks this week before heading for remote temples in Thailand's largely Muslim south in the hope of restoring some confidence among Buddhists in the violence-torn area. The soldiers, policemen and public servants among the 222...

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Town Council Looks to Appeal Court Ruling on Opening Prayer in S.C.

July 30, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.thecarolinachannel.com/news/3596744/detail.html

On July 30, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Great Falls Town Council has agreed to fight a decision by a federal appeals court that bars using the name of Jesus Christ in prayers before meetings. The council agreed unanimously to ask the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case. Great Falls Mayor H.C. Starnes said most of the people in the town would want the...

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"Peace Bell" Made in Korea Will Find Home in U.S. Buddhist Temple

July 30, 2004

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200407/200407300047.html

On July 30, 2004 The Chosun Ilbo reported, "43-year-old U. S. Buddhist monk Mooryang recently visited Korea to produce the 'Peace Bell.' He has been constructing a temple in California for ten years and the bell will be contributed to the temple. The 'Peace Bell' is being made in a factory in Yongin. On August 5, a tolling ceremony would take place and it would...

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Texan Renounces Job as Lawyer to Become a Sadhu in India

July 30, 2004

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2711114

On July 30, 2004 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Rahul Patel knows how to speak like a lawyer: He can make all the logical arguments. But this Georgetown Law School graduate did not rely just on reason when he decided to turn down a $125,000-a-year job offer from a New York City law firm to follow a spiritual path of poverty, chastity and obedience. He also responded to...

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Different Views on the Future of Faith Based Office

July 30, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15055_1.html

On July 30, 2004 Religion News Service reported that, "Call to Renewal, a religiously rooted anti-poverty group, has urged President Bush and Sen. John Kerry to keep the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives in the next presidential administration... The Interfaith Alliance sent letters in mid-July to Kerry and Bush seeking the dismantling of the office and its...

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