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Michigan Town, Home to Polish and Islamic Immigrants, Microcosm of World Response to Pope’s Passing

April 4, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.usreact04apr04,1,2970143.story?coll=bal-news-nation

On April 4, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "As they gathered yesterday under a 10-foot-tall statue of the pope they considered to be their own, residents of this longtime Polish Catholic enclave [Hamtramck, Michigan] stood as testament to the complex challenges the successor to Pope John...

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Muslim Women Enjoy Rare Swim Time at Local YWCA

April 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/04/04/4250ea7b8ba88

On April 4, 2005 The Daily Nebraskan reported, "when Zainab Al-Baaj first organized swimming sessions last September with the assistance of the YWCA staff and the funding of a community endowment, she had never gone swimming before... Now, eight months later, the program still is one of the only of its kind in the country, although Al-Baaj said...

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Muslims Mourn Pope, Hope for Successor with Similar Interfaith Commitment

April 3, 2005

Source: xtramsn

Wire Service: Reuters

http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11965-4252901,00.html

On April 3, 2005 Reuters reported, "For centuries, Catholic-Muslim relations were dominated by distrust and resentment born of painful memories of a history of mutual repression. But Pope John Paul spearheaded a campaign in the past two decades that helped turn conflict into cooperation between the 1.1 billion-strong Catholic Church and the world's 1...

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Muslims Open Separate Schools in Response to Headscarf Ban

April 3, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_31-3-2005_pg4_11

On April 3, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "France's ban on religious symbols in state schools, a move meant to check a feared spread of Islamist radicalism, is prompting some Muslims to pull out of the system and launch their own schools and tutoring services.

Representatives of new projects around the country turned up at France’s largest Muslim...

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Muslims, LDS Remain Partners in Sending Aid to Tsunami Victims

April 3, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600123352,00.html

On April 3, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "Salt Lake City's Islamic population is teaming up with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to keep aid flowing to Indonesian countries still recovering from December's tsunami and recent earthquakes. The Islamic Society of Great Salt Lake donated about $4,000 to the LDS relief effort for tsunami victims this...

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Muslim Girl Allowed to Wear Headscarf in Basketball Tournament

April 2, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11295952.htm

On April 2, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "a 12-year-old Muslim girl will be allowed to wear her head scarf in an basketball tournament after officials originally told her not to, the Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations said Saturday. The Amateur Athletic Union had originally told the girl from Tampa that she could not wear her religiously mandated...

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Opinion: Mary Almanza Key Figure in Black Muslim History

March 31, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/metro/cooper31e_20050331.htm

On March 31, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "On April 17, 1934, a squad of Detroit police officers converged upon a school at 3408 Hastings. They approached carefully, even cutting the building's telephone wires. Once inside, Mary Almanza and 12 other teachers were booked for contributing to the delinquency of minors and subversion. The name of the school was the University of...

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Woman Leader of Black Muslims Dies

March 31, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/metro/cooper31e_20050331.htm

On March 31, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Mary Almanza died in February at the age of 109, having lived to see her faith grow from a marginalized anomaly to one of the most influential movements in African-American history. Born in 1895 in South Carolina, Almanza, the daughter of a former slave, eventually migrated to Detroit. She was working in Eastern Market in 1930 when...

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Muslims, Christians Build Bridges after Indonesian Earthquake

March 31, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2631668

On March 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Unlike other places in Indonesia, islanders on mostly Roman Catholic Nias have always lived in peace, an example of religious tolerance in a nation better known for interfaith clashes than harmony. Elsewhere on this sprawling archipelago - the world’s most populous Muslim nation - religious violence...

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Prime Minister Reconsiders Approach to Violence in Muslim-Dominated South

March 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4392657.stm

On March 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has indicated that he might be prepared to follow a softer line in tackling the restive south.

Mr Thaksin, addressing a parliamentary session which is debating the southern violence, said he would provide more education and development in the area.

He said he had had time to reconsider his approach to...

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Hospitals Strive to be More Muslim-Friendly

March 30, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/11263451.htm

On March 30, 2005 the Lexington Herald Leader reported, "in response to a growing Muslim population in Central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Hospital is offering a workshop to help employees better understand Islam so they can treat Muslim patients with respect for their religion. Yesterday, Chih Ian Lee, a training specialist for UK's Human Resource Development...

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New Legislature Could Accommodate Muslim Burials

March 29, 2005

Source: WCAX-TV News

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3124675

On March 29, 2005 WCAX-TV News reported, "the Vermont Legislature is considering a bill that would accommodate the Muslim funeral tradition of burying their dead without a casket. Some members of Vermont's Muslim community are upset about current law that requires the dead to be buried in a casket, which is in turn sealed in an air-tight concrete vault. The bill would remove prohibitions on the burial of...

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