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Islamic Parties Fare Well in Iraqi, Saudi Elections

February 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/43/story_4301_1.html

On February 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "For years, opponents of free elections in the Arab world have whispered warnings that if democracy ever came to this region, Islamic fundamentalists would sweep to power. Now, with votes counted in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it's clear there's truth to the idea that strongly conservative, Islam-...

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CA Delegation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Makes Pilgrimage to Middle East

February 12, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs12feb12,1,1586672.story

On February 12, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[W]hen his partners at the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council proposed a joint pilgrimage to Israel, [Mahmoud] Abdel-Baset, [director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles,] gulped. How, he wondered, could he sell this trip to the Muslim community at the...

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Changes Underway for Muslims; Shi'ites, Women Organizing

February 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4235999.stm

On February 9, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The are signs of churning among Muslims in India, home to the religion's second largest population. For one, Indian Shias recently broke away from the country's most important Muslim organisation, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). And a group of women is also organising to get stronger representation for themselves. Under the Indian...

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City Refuses to Honor Muslim Burial Rites

February 9, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-02/09/article01.shtml

On February 9, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Despite legislative amendments adopted to allow the Muslim community in Nordrehin Westfallen province to bury their dead in shroud, the German city of Koeln insists the German Muslims be buried in coffins according to Christian burial rituals, casting doubts on efforts to integrate the Muslim community in the...

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St. Andrews Center to Study Religion and Politics, Examine Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Presence

February 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4246559.stm

On February 8, 2005 the BBC News reported, "The link between religion and politics is to be examined by a new research centre at St Andrews University. One of the key projects at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP) will examine Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist communities in Scotland. The centre will be launched on Thursday with a lecture by Dr Mario Aguilar, the dean of...

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Quad Cities Anti-Hate Coalition Speaks Out Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry

February 8, 2005

Source: Quad City Times

http://www.qctimes.com/internal.php?t=Search&doc=/2005/02/09/stories/letters/1045187.txt

On February 8, 2005 the Quad City Times reported, "last month the Quad-Cities Anti-Hate Coalition reviewed a transcript from Don Imus’ radio show broadcast by MSNBC. During his program, his guest referred to Palestinians as 'filthy animals' and made several derogatory and inflammatory comments about Muslims and...

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Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center Dedicated in GA

February 8, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/hp/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/gwinnett_2480165ba2b120dd10c0.html

On February 8, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "Dozens of Bosnians are expected to squeeze into a converted two-story house in Snellville on Saturday for the dedication of an Islamic cultural center. The yet-to-be-named center is nestled behind a woodsy flank of Centerville Highway...

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Muslims Reject Prime Minister in Vote

February 7, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK294125.htm

On February 7, 2005 Reuters reported, "Thailand's Muslim far south, where more than 500 people were killed in militant violence last year, voted solidly against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in weekend general elections.

A stunned Thaksin, who had expected victories for several of his 11 candidates in the three violence-racked provinces, said on Monday the still unofficial results...

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Muslims and Jews Band Together to Build Habitat House

February 7, 2005

Source: KLTV News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2873991

On February 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim and Jewish communities are working together to build a house with the nonprofit, Christian housing charity Habitat for Humanity. Tamiko Seward is a single mother who will live in the eleven-hundred-square-foot house. She has a three-year-old son. Both are Baptist. The 26-year-old secretary says the Muslim...

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US Muslims Vie for Media Coverage of Tsunami Relief Efforts

February 7, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society (MAS)

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2149

On February 7, 2005 the Muslim American Society (MAS) reported, "The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation has been working with various national media outlets addressing the lack of American Muslim charities listed as providing relief services to the Asian tsunami victims and is requesting them to add American Muslim charities to their list of charities working in the region receiving...

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Protest Over School Dress Code Allowing Hijab Attracts the KKK

February 7, 2005

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/10835604.htm

On February 7, 2005 The Courier Journal reported, "a mother has pulled her son out of Bullitt Central High School after protesting what she believes is an unfair application of the school's dress code. Lisa Whiteside began protesting outside Bullitt Central last week after learning that two Muslim students who had enrolled after winter break had been allowed to wear a hijab, a traditional head...

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