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Muslim Couple Alleges Religious Discrimination in Removal of Foster Children

May 4, 2005

Source: The Omaha Channel

http://www.theomahachannel.com/family/4428635/detail.html

On May 4, 2005 The Omaha Channel reported, "an Omaha couple said they lost custody of their foster children because of religious discrimination, but they are fighting back.

Fa'iz and Thurayya Rab have filed special motions to try to get their foster children -- in this case their niece and nephew -- back home. Their attorney, Jackie Madara-Campbell, said it's believed to...

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Religious Leaders Denounce Robertson's Comments on Judiciary

May 4, 2005

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16622_1.html

On May 4, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "religious leaders, left-leaning political activists and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York joined Wednesday (May 4) to denounce recent comments Pat Robertson made about the escalating battle over the federal judiciary. MoveOnPAC, a progressive group that provides financial backing to congressional candidates, said it's launching...

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Farrakhan Announces Millions More Movement

May 3, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/05/03/farrakhan_calls_for_new_rally/

On May 3, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan revealed plans yesterday for a rally commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling it the start of a broad social movement he says will jump-start the civil rights movement and help the poor and disenfranchised, regardless of...

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Robertson's Remarks on Federal Judiciary Draw Ire of Muslims

May 2, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-robertson2may02,1,7606032.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On May 2, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "televangelist and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson praised former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on Sunday, saying that despite disagreements on social issues, Giuliani would make 'a good president.' Appearing...

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Divorce Code Set Out for Muslims

May 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4504889.stm

On May 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "Muslim men are being urged against instant divorce of their wives, in a new marriage code from an authoritative body of Muslim clerics in India. But the code stops short of banning the controversial 'triple talaq' pronouncement which allows a man to divorce his wife with immediate effect. Instead, it recommends that Muslims approach a religious body if they wish to...

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Islamic Nations to Participate in Fourth Annual Muslim Women Games

May 1, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9108

On May 1, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "Thirty-one Islamic nations have so far announced readiness to take part in the Fourth Muslim Women Games slated for September 2005 in Tehran, IRNA said. Stating that the games had received enthusiastic welcome from Islamic countries, head of the Technical Committee of the event, Soheila Qassemi, said the competitions would be held in 18 different...

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Muslims Gather for Anti-Terror Event in Scottsdale

May 1, 2005

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0501muslim01.html#

On May 1, 2005 The Arizona Republic reported, "Muslim Americans from across the Valley met at a workshop in Scottsdale on Saturday to mobilize their community against extremists trying to 'hijack' their religion. Eleven mosques are based in the Phoenix area.

Part of a national campaign by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the...

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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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Muslims Protest Anti-Terror Laws

April 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4499849.stm

On April 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in marches through London and Blackburn to protest anti-terror legislation. Saturday's protests were organised by more than 50 Islamic organisations including Stop Political Terror and the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Dr Adnan Siddiqui, an organiser of the London march, said: 'This demonstration sends a clear message against the...

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Muslim Converts in US Face Discrimination Post 9/11

April 30, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/30/nyregion/30converts.html?

On April 30, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in the wake of 9/11, Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Egypt and other countries have found themselves living in a newly suspicious America. Many of their businesses and mosques have been closely monitored by federal agents, thousands of men have been deported and some have simply been swept away - 'rendered' in the language of...

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Muslims Mark Anniversary of Mosque Shootout

April 28, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK252360.htm

On April 28, 2005 Reuters reported, "Thai Muslims gathered in a historic mosque in the restive south on Thursday and prayed for 32 men killed by troops a year ago after they refused to surrender.

Some 150 people living around the Krue Se mosque prayed for peace in the largely Muslim region where more than 600 people have been killed since violence erupted in January last year.
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