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Muslims, Mormons Join Forces for Airlift of Tsunami Aid

January 1, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2507136

On January 1, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "A plane carrying more than 70 tons of relief supplies for tsunami-devastated Asia is slated to lift off from Salt Lake City early today, thanks to a joint effort by Mormons and Muslims. About 143,000 pounds of medical supplies and hygiene items provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were loaded Friday onto an Indonesia-bound MD-11 cargo plane...

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Survivors Take Refuge in Holy Places--Temples, Mosques, Churches

December 31, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10539076.htm?1c

On December 31, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "Amid the devastation of earthquake and tsunami, dazed refugees and weeping mourners seek solace - and shelter - on holy ground. Muslims across the ravaged northern coast of Sumatra crowded into debris-littered mosques Friday for their final prayers of the year, the stench of rotting corpses hanging over them...

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Tsunamis Challenge Faith of Many South Asians

December 31, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10538253.htm

On December 31, 2004 the Kansas City Star reported, "Not only did the tsunami drown southern Asia; it challenged its soul. When the waves washed over India's coastal villages Sunday, thousands of pilgrims to a Marian shrine were washed away while paying homage and attending mass. Bodies were scattered and buried in the sand, and the shrine suddenly became a morgue...

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Columnist Calls for Curtailment of Muslim Civil Liberties in the U.S.

December 31, 2004

Source: Editor and Publisher

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000744193

On December 31, 2004 Editor and Publisher reported, "when an opinion survey released by Cornell University last week found that 44% of Americans wanted to curtail the civil liberties of all Muslim-Americans, with better than one in four saying they should all be required to register their location with the federal...

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More Muslim, Christian Women Wearing Headscarf for "Protection"

December 30, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35086-2004Dec29.html

On December 30, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "This is the new reality for many women in Iraq, Muslims and Christians alike. As the months have passed since the U.S.-led invasion, fewer women are daring to venture out without wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf, called a hejab in Arabic. In Baghdad, moderate Muslim women used to feel they had a choice...

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Interfaith Service for Tsunami Victims Held in Nebraska

December 29, 2004

Source: KETV

http://www.theomahachannel.com/family/4032305/detail.html

On December 29, 2004 KETV reported, "At least 150 Omahans gathered Tuesday night to grieve and marshal help in the wake of the Asian tsunami. An interfaith prayer service at the Hindu Temple focused on victims of the disaster. Many people at the prayer service had a direct connection to the disaster. Some lost friends or family and some are still waiting to find out... Hindus, Muslims and...

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Chicago Companies Produce Kosher and Halal Meals for U.S. Military

December 29, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0412290261dec29,1,6395998.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On December 29, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "There was a time when military members who adhered to Jewish or Islamic dietary requirements often faced the choice of violating their consciences or lugging their own rations in their duffel bags. But nowadays...

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Tsunami Relief Efforts Could Shed Positive Light on U.S. Immigrant Groups

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States...The Tamil Nadu Foundation will be collecting relief funds...The Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills is...

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Muslims Petition Homeland Security to Investigate CA Imam's Arrest

December 28, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/state/la-me-muslim28dec28,1,1886945.story

On December 28, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Members of the Muslim community, including the family of a jailed Islamic leader who has been held at a federal detention facility since Nov. 4, met Monday with Rep. Christopher Cox to protest alleged violations of due process by immigration officials. About two dozen community members...

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Local Pittsburgh Religious Groups Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States. V. Velpari of Monroeville could picture the devastation in southeast India even before he saw it on satellite...

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TX Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Threatening Islamic Center

December 28, 2004

Source: KLTV News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2737726

On December 28, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "a man who pleaded guilty to threatening to destroy the El Paso Islamic Center has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. In addition, U-S District Judge Frank Montalvo ordered 30-year-old Jared Bjarnason to complete 150 hours of community service. U-S Attorney Johnny Sutton said 'There are no idle...

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