Islam

Cairo Moves to Instate Unified Broadcast of 3,500 Calls to Prayer

March 10, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0310/p01s04-wome.html

On March 10, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The city government is finalizing plans - first announced last September - to wire Cairo's 3,500 mosques so they will broadcast a live, unified call to prayer that would replace the chaotic cacophony which now bursts forth five times a day, amplified in some places through squeaky speakers. What would seem to be a simple,...

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Muslim Woman Builds Hindu Temple

March 9, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1045981.cms

On March 9, 2005 The Times of India reported, "In a refreshing case of communal harmony, a Muslim woman has built a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, which was opened on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on Tuesday. Noor Fatima, who laid the foundation for the Shiva Temple, claimed that Shiva had visited her in her dream, prompting her to build the temple....

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Muslim Students Host "Day in the Life Event" to Educate Peers About Islam

March 9, 2005

Source: The Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/09/422eada4d6296

On March 9, 2005 The Michigan Daily reported, "instead of learning it in a lecture hall or reading it in a textbook, students can participate in Muslim rituals and experience Muslim culture through a 'A Day in the Life,' presented by the Muslim Students’ Association. The program pairs non-Muslim students with a 'buddy' from MSA with whom they...

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Coptic-Muslim Tensions Persist After Arrests in Murder Case

March 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16205_1.html

On March 9, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "tense feelings between Coptic Orthodox Christians and Muslims over the mid-January killings of four Egyptian-American Christians in Jersey City, N.J., seem unlikely to vanish quickly despite the arrests of two men authorities say murdered the family to cover up a robbery. Many Muslims and Copts expressed relief...

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Man Jailed for Mosque Arson

March 8, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L08713015.htm

On March 8, 2005 Reuters reported, "A Dutch court sentenced a man to two years in jail on Tuesday for setting fire to a mosque in apparent revenge for the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.

He attacked the Turkish mosque in the northern town of Heerenveen on Nov. 10, just over a week after Van Gogh, an outspoken critic of Islam, was killed as he cycled to work.

His murder...

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Report Confirms Increased Anti-Muslim Bias in EU After 9/11 Member States

March 7, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4325225.stm

On March 7, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Muslims in Europe have faced increased discrimination since the 11 September attacks, according to a new report. The study by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) covers 11 EU members states. It looks at 'widespread' negative attitudes towards Muslims, including unbalanced media reporting which depict Muslims as 'an enemy within.'...

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Government Moves Toward Women’s Vote, Despite Islamist Opposition

March 7, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4325207.stm

On March 7, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Kuwait's parliament has agreed to speed up moves towards a law to grant women the same political rights as men. The decision came amid noisy street rallies by women activists, who were also permitted to watch the debate. But the public gallery was cleared after some activists applauded a speech by one MP in support of their cause. The cabinet...

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Update: Murder of Coptic Family Confirmed Robbery, Not Hate Crime

March 6, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/05/nyregion/05jersey.html

On March 6, 2005 The New York Times reported, "two former convicts, including an upstairs tenant of the victims, were charged yesterday with binding, gagging and cutting the throats of four members of an Egyptian Coptic Christian family last January in what prosecutors called a robbery that went awry in their Jersey City home. What began as a gunpoint holdup, with the man from...

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Muslim and Jewish Student Organizations Collaborate at Syracuse University

March 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2005/03/04/News/Religious.Groups.Close.Cultural.Gap-885539.shtml

On March 4, 2005 The Daily Orange reported, "accepting differences and celebrating diversity is the idea behind a joint program by Syracuse University's Hillel and Muslim Student Association starting next week. The program, 'Search for Understanding,' will include events ranging from discussions to...

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Author Explores Muslim Girls' Experiences in American Public Schools

March 4, 2005

Source: Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/04/4227f5ef608cb

On March 4, 2005 the Daily Nebraskan reported, "Loukia Sarroub, an assistant professor of education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln read selected sections from her new book 'All American Yemeni Girls: Being Muslim in a Public School.' More than 40 people filled the chairs set up in the middle of University Bookstore while more stood in the back...

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Police Acknowledge Muslims More Likely to be Targeted for Searches

March 3, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16192_1.html

On March 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Britain's top police officer said Thursday the country's Muslim population was more likely to be targeted for police searches. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said police 'stop and searches,' carried out under government anti-terrorism regulations, did not require individual suspicion...

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Muslim Woman Resigns After Threats to Her Employer

March 3, 2005

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-03-voa42.cfm

On March 3, 2005 VOA News reported, "A Muslim woman who has been hailed in Belgium for standing up to racist threats has resigned from her job in a food processing plant after her employer received a new death threat.�

Naima Amzil is a young Moroccan-born Belgian citizen who speaks French and Flemish as well as her native Arabic.� She has worked for the past eight years at a factory in...

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