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Prince Charles Pushes for End to Muslim Death Penalty for Converts to Other Faiths

December 18, 2004

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=8555

On December 18, 2004 The Muslim News reported, "The Prince of Wales is brokering efforts to end the Muslim death penalty on converts to other faiths, The Telegraph has learned. He held a private summit of Christian and Muslim leaders at Clarence House this month to explore the centuries-old Islamic law under which apostates face persecution and even death. His intervention follows...

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Cornell Poll Indicates Broad-Based Desire to Restrict Muslim Civil Liberties in US

December 17, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm1873_20041217.htm

On December 17, 2004 the Detroit Free Press/AP reported, "nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans, according to a nationwide poll. The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were...

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Website Helps Muslims Find Halal Markets and Restaurants

December 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4092947.stm

On December 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A website called zabihah.com is helping Muslims find markets and restaurants with halal products, prepared according to Islamic dietary law. Shahed Amanullah is strolling through the isles of Halalco, a supermarket in Falls Church, Virginia, that specialises in halal products... Mr Amanullah's family is originally from southern India but he was raised in...

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Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group Upset by Anti-Muslim Flyer

December 16, 2004

Source: The Weston Town Crier

http://www2.townonline.com/weston/opinion/view.bg?articleid=145906

On December 16, 2004 The Weston Town Crier reported, "the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group (WWIAG) [was] profoundly disturbed and saddened to learn from The Wayland Town Crier on Nov. 25 ("Police investigating anti-Islamic flier") that Wayland was recently subjected to untruthful, anonymous leafleting that slandered our Muslim friends and neighbors at...

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BNP Leader Arrested Over Calling Islam "Vicious" and "Wicked"

December 15, 2004

Source: Crosswalk.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1301557.html

On December 15, 2004 CNSNews.com reported, "The leader of a far-right political party in Britain was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement to racial hatred after he was secretly filmed calling Islam a 'vicious, wicked' religion. British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin was questioned by police in the northern English city of Halifax before being released on bail and told to reappear at a...

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Gov't Bans Broadcasts by Hizbullah on Grounds of Anti-Semitism

December 15, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1373845,00.html

On December 15, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French government has banned broadcasts by a satellite TV channel run by the militant Hizbullah organisation on the grounds of anti-semitism. On Monday the council of state, France's highest administrative body, ordered Eutelsat, the Paris-based satellite operator, to stop transmitting programmes from al-Manar within two days...

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Arson at MA Mosque Now Seen as Act of Juvenile Vandalism, Not Hate

December 15, 2004

Source: The Boston Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/3998284/detail.html

On December 15, 2004 The Boston Channel reported, "it was the pursuit of money and candy -- not a hatred of Muslims -- that led seven 15-year-old boys to break into the Al-Baqi Islamic Center and set a fire that gutted the mosque, authorities said... Three of the teens pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Springfield Juvenile Court to...

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BNP Leaflet Posted to South Wales Homes Opposes New Mosque

December 15, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/4095863.stm

On December 15, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Police are investigating a British National Party leaflet posted to homes in south Wales opposing plans for a new mosque.

Anti-racism campaigners in Swansea have handed copies to South Wales Police.

Swansea's Muslim community is raising money to open a new mosque and community centre in the former St Andrews...

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Muslims in Utah File Workplace Discrimination Suit

December 14, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/157/story_15780_1.html

On December 14, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "from the time they started work at a Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City, three Muslims from Africa were subjected to derogatory comments from co-workers about their race and religion, they contend. In addition, the black men say their white American counterparts received better pay raises and more opportunities to work overtime...

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New Mosque Opens in Porterville, CA

December 14, 2004

Source: The Porterville Recorder

http://www.portervillerecorder.com/articles/2004/12/10/news/local_state/news04.txt

On December 14, 2004 The Porterville Recorder reported, "Porterville now has a Muslim place of worship. The Masjid Porterville mosque is open in a renovated church building at Cleveland Avenue and Third Street. For years, religious services were absent from the building, as its lower floor was used for commercial space and...

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Update: Tariq Ramadan Resigns Appointment at Notre Dame

December 14, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/158/story_15806_1.html

On December 14, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim scholar whose work visa was abruptly revoked after he was hired by the University of Notre Dame said Tuesday he has resigned his appointment.

'I'm abandoning the idea of moving to the United States,' Tariq Ramadan told The Associated Press from Geneva. 'I want to maintain...

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