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Interfaith Group Gathers at Passover Table in Chicago

April 22, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0504220159apr22,1,4346021.story

On April 22, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "inside the basement auditorium of a Chicago labor union headquarters, Jewish community leaders broke matzo at a model Passover seder in the unlikely company of Muslim lawyers, Latino workers and African-American supermarket employees. The invited Muslims sipped grape juice instead of...

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Tensions Rise Between Catholicism and Islam

April 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050420-094011-8316r.htm

On April 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Winding its way across Africa is an invisible fault line between a mainly Muslim north and a majority Christian south. Across this front, somewhere in the scrubland south of the Sahara Desert, tensions flare between increasingly strident Christian movements aggressively working to...

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Detroit Muslims Hopeful for New Papacy

April 20, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/20/A08-156365.htm

On April 20, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Like many people of faith, Muslims in Metro Detroit expressed joy and hope over the selection of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, describing the moment as a universal expression of faith in God and spirituality. Although the new pope had previously expressed views that were less accepting of Islam than the dramatic gestures of Pope John...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1083653.cms

On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had...

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Protestors Disrupt Meeting of Muslim Umbrella Group

April 19, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4460565.stm

On April 19, 2005 BBC News reported, "A dozen chanting men have stormed a London mosque to denounce Britain's principal umbrella group for Muslims. The protesters at Regent's Park mosque said voting was against Islam and that Tony Blair 'should go to hell.' Leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain tried to restore order but were drowned out by the...

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U.S. Outreach to Islamic World Off to Slow Start

April 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61213-2005Apr17.html

On April 18, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The Bush administration's outreach to the Islamic world is in no hurry. And it includes no Muslims... Despite the administration's repeated pledges of outreach, the State Department's main program directed at the Islamic world has no Muslim staff, U.S. officials say. 'There's a dearth of Muslims in the State...

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Islamic Classes in Appleton Well-Attended, Ready for Expansion

April 18, 2005

Source: Post-Crescent

http://www.wisinfo.com/postcrescent/news/archive/local_20662601.shtml

On April 18, 2005 the Post-Crescent reported, "with the positive response religious studies held on Sundays has had at the Islamic Center of Wisconsin, organizers say the time has come to move forward. Founders of the center, which opened in September, are in the preliminary planning stages of setting up a full-time school for children in kindergarten through...

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Muslim Family Finds Peace of Mind in Des Moines

April 18, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050418/LIFE05/504180354/1039/LIFE

On April 18, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "a few weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Imam Ibrahim Dremali arrived at his Florida home late in the evening. As he stepped out of his car, someone jammed a double-barrel shotgun into his chest. A second man was waving a pistol so he would...

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Muslim Woman Runs for Minneapolis Mayor

April 16, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5351480.html

On April 16, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "Green Party candidate Farheen Hakeem would rather talk about issues in the Minneapolis mayor's race than her religion or gender... So far, Hakeem, 29, doesn't face competition for the Green Party endorsement, but she confronts other challenges. Unlike the experienced who can raise money from donor lists, she's new to fundraising. Last month, she noted...

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Queen Advocates for Opposition to Islam

April 15, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/04/15/wqueen15.xml

On April 15, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has called on the country "to show our opposition to Islam", regardless of the opprobium such a stance provokes abroad. Her comments further undermined the image of Denmark as a liberal haven for those seeking a new life in northern Europe... She said: 'We are being...

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Government to Supply Islamic World with Halal Vaccines

April 15, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-04/15/article06.shtml

On April 15, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi said Friday, April 15, that his country is planning to supply the Muslim world with 'halal' vaccines. 'We can also ensure that vaccine development for diseases prevalent in our respective regions, such as malaria, will receive the attention that it deserves,' he told the...

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Board Approves Muslim Deli in Burlington

April 14, 2005

Source: Burlington Union

http://www2.townonline.com/burlington/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=223419

On April 14, 2005 the Burlington Union reported, "local Muslim families who wish to abide by Islamic law will no longer need to go to Boston to buy halal meat.

The Planning Board last Thursday unanimously approved brothers Sayed and Khundmeer Mohammed's proposal to open an Islamic meat and grocery business in the 120 Cambridge Street...

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Plans for Yorktown Muslim Center Held Up by Traffic

April 14, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050414/NEWS02/504140355/1020/NEWS04

On April 14, 2005 The Journal News reported, "the Yorktown Planning Board could vote on dividing the old Franciscan High School property, part of which would be used as a mosque and Muslim center, as soon as May 9. If the opening of public hearings on plans to turn a former Catholic high school into a Muslim...

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