Islam

�Submission� Pulled from Film Festival, Raises Questions About Influence of Islamic Militants

January 31, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/31/international/europe/31netherlands.html?pagewanted=all

On January 31, 2005 The New York Times reported, "The Netherlands' main film festival, now going on in Rotterdam, canceled a showing of a short documentary denouncing violence against Muslim women that was made by Theo van Gogh, who was killed 10 weeks ago. An Islamic militant is accused of the crime.

The...

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Saudi Documents Distributed in U.S. Mosques Promote Hatred, Report Says

January 31, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/160/story_16025_1.html

On January 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Saudi Arabian government has had a role in the distribution to American mosques of documents that reflect a 'totalitarian ideology of hatred that can incite to violence,' according to a new report. The report, published by Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom, was based on a year-...

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Learning About Muslim Neighbors

January 29, 2005

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/142/5199976.html

On January 29, 2005 The Star Tribune reported that Muslims in Minnesota offer free public teachings on Islam. In Minnesota the effort has been a success and is part of a growing trend throughout the country in places such as Tennessee, Vermont and Arizona. Ultimately the free public classes are an attempt to educate the non-Muslim community to the basic teaching of Islam with hope of...

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Vandals Spray Paint Home of Kansas City Muslims

January 29, 2005

Source: WDAFTV4 News

http://www.wdaftv.com/fullstory.asp?ID=7323

On January 29, 2005 WDAFTV4 News reported, "someone spray-painted foul language on a northland house aimed at the Muslim owner. 'It was just spray paint, but next time it could be something worse,' said Mahnaz Shabbir, President of the Heartland Muslim Council. 'here shouldn't be any reason for anyone to take out a hateful crime, even if it's just kids. They should be educated to know that this is wrong.' On...

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Mosque Left Standing After Tsunami Becomes Pilgrimage Site

January 28, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2005/01/28/mosque_that_survived_tsunami_draws_tourists/

On January 28, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Just to the north of the mosque at the tip of this northern Sumatra city, the waves of the Indian Ocean gently lap the shore. In every other direction, all the way to the horizon, lie the ruins from last month's tsunami. Somehow, the Baiturrahim...

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Highland Park Schools Recruiting Muslim Students

January 28, 2005

Source: Detriot Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/education/recruit28e_20050128.htm

On January 28, 2005 the Detriot Free Press reported, "Highland Park school officials have begun a recruiting campaign to lure Arab-American and Muslim students from Hamtramck and Detroit. They have hired an Arab-American consultant who is helping to add Arabic language, history and culture classes to the curriculum for the 2005-06 school year. They hired EPIC/MRA, the Lansing-...

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Converts to Islam Face Difficulties as Muslims in US

January 27, 2005

Source: The Daily Bruin

http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=31695

On January 27, 2005 The Daily Bruin reported, "thirty-five years ago, at age 12, Reymund Nur converted to Islam while still living in his parents' Methodist household. Five years ago, Boni Bee was a young Hindu woman seeking clarity and purpose in her life. Last spring, Leilani Downing was reading the Christian Bible and looking for meaning in Christianity, her birth religion. Today...

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Islamic Center of Nashville Faces Hurdles to Offering Course on Islam

January 26, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/education/archives/05/01/64599695.shtml?Element_ID=64599695

On January 26, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "one week before the scheduled start of a free course on Islam at Tennessee State University, members of the Islamic Center of Nashville have been told they won't be able to use a room at the campus, a mosque leader said yesterday. TSU officials could not immediately explain why the...

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Growing Number of Latinos Converting to Islam in the US

January 25, 2005

Source: My San Antonio.com

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA012505.1A.latino.muslims.3f873650.html

On January 25, 2005 My San Antonio.com reported, "thousands of Latinos across the country — both U.S.-born and immigrants — have been converting to Islam since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks sparked massive U.S. societal interest in the religion and its billion followers worldwide. No definitive research exists on the...

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Study Suggests American Muslim Voting Bloc Signifies New Era

January 25, 2005

Source: The Daily Californian

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=17364

On January 25, 2005 The Daily Californian reported, "in the 2004 presidential election, 93 percent of American Muslims voted as a bloc for Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry in an effort to help restore civil liberties and human rights for all. It was the largest turnout of American Muslim voters in U.S. history, and represented a 20 percent voter registration increase over the previous presidential...

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U.S. Indian Immigrants Unite to Aid Tsunami Relief

January 25, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0125/p03s01-ussc.html

On January 25, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Here [gathered in a Sunnyvale, CA Hindu temple] are Punjabis and Gujaratis, Tamils and Bengalis, and the only sound is the high waver of traditional Indian singing nearby. So often divided by ties to two dozen states, more than 10 languages, and a kaleidoscope of faiths, Indian immigrants are finding unity in a time of...

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Multi-Religious Settlement Proposal Met with Controversy

January 24, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=603965

On January 24, 2005 The Independent reported, "The town is meant to offer a blueprint for the new Sri Lanka; a shining example of how the one million people left homeless by the tsunami will live out the rest of their days. But the beleaguered Muslims of the southern coastal town of Hambantota are furious at what their government has in store for them... According to...

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