Islam

Pakistani Man Claims Civil Rights Violation in NV

December 1, 2004

Source: Las Vegas Sun

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/lv-crime/2004/dec/01/517912380.html

On December 1, 2004 Las Vegas Sun reported, "the Council on American Islamic Relations has filed a complaint with Metro Police internal affairs alleging that a 25-year-old Muslim Pakistani national had his civil rights violated by officers at a casino parking garage when he was questioned and his car was searched. CAIR attorney Engy Abdelkader...

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Attacks of Islamic Sites Follow Dutch Filmmaker's Murder

December 1, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4057645.stm

On December 1, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Head teacher Jeanne van der Voort was at home watching television when she got the news that her school was on fire.

By the time she arrived at the scene in Uden, a small town in southern Holland, the building was engulfed in flames. It took firefighters until 2am to extinguish the blaze.

No one was hurt, but over 100 children of the...

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Europe Must Tackle Religious Intolerance, EU Counter-Terrorism Official Says

December 1, 2004

Source: The Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-12-2004_pg4_5

On December 1, 2004 Reuters reported, "Europe must tackle religious intolerance to reduce the threat of terrorist attacks, the European Union’s top counter-terrorism official said on Tuesday. Gijs de Vries said in an article in Britain’s Financial Times that the murder this month of Dutch film...

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Poll Shows Muslims Want Islamic Law for Civil Cases and Time Off for Prayers

November 30, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1129916,001600060001.htm

On November 30, 2004 the Hindustan Times reported, "Muslims in Britain want greater recognition of their faith with the introduction of Islamic law for civil cases and time off for prayers during the working day, a survey reveals. But they are equally committed to greater participation in British life. A Guardian/ICM poll based on a survey of 500 British Muslims found...

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Muslim Rap Combines Popular Music and Islamic Values

November 29, 2004

Source: Pittsburg Tribune Review

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/music/s_277546.html

On November 29, 2004 Pittsburg Tribune Review/AP reported, "when David Kelly -- aka 'Capital D' -- raps, he doesn't follow the mainstream mantra of women, cars and jewelry. Instead, the Chicago rapper uses his rhymes to dish out praise for Allah, criticize the war in Iraq and blast...

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The Shifting of the Muslim Vote

November 29, 2004

Source: Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida News)

http://www.ucfnews.com/news/2004/11/29/News/Muslims.Vote.With.Religions.In.Mind-815424.shtml

On November 29, 2004 Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida) reported, "religion may have affected the decisions of many young Muslim voters, but not as strongly as foreign policy. 'The main issue Muslims care about is foreign policy because it affects...

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School Divided Over Muslim Prayer

November 28, 2004

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4189949

On November 28, 2004 National Public Radio reported, "a school in Georgia is wrestling with the problem of how to allow Muslim students to observe a religious tradition and pray with fellow Muslims on Friday. The students are asking to miss classes on Friday afternoon. The school has made some proposals but no solution has yet emerged."

Islam in Austin

November 28, 2004

Source: News 8 Austin

http://www.news8austin.com/content/your_news/default.asp?ArID=125734

On November 28, 2004 News 8 Austin reported, "there are about 1,200 mosques in America, more than half of which were founded in the last 20 years. Texas has about 70 mosques, and Austin is home to seven. Five Austin mosques are Sunni, one is Shi’a and the other is the Nation of Islam. There are no exact numbers on Muslims in Austin. The number of people who...

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Friends Describe Suspect in Murder of Dutch Filmmaker as Moderate, Friendly

November 28, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16855-2004Nov27.html

On November 28, 2004 The Washington Post ran a feature article on Mohammed Bouyeri, a suspect in the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh: "Bouyeri's move from community organizer to alleged terrorist was swift and shocking to friends, teachers and co-workers. They describe him as a friendly person and good student who, like many of his generation, found...

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Franklin Graham’s Rhetoric on Islam

November 27, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs27nov27,1,5645353.story

On November 27, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Franklin Graham called Islam 'an evil and wicked religion.' The remark, made during an interview on 'NBC Nightly News,' created a furor. Some said it endangered Christians working in Muslim countries. American Muslim leaders denounced Graham's statement as...

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Afterthoughts on the Muslim Vote

November 26, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/11/26/interpreting_the_muslim_vote?mode=PF

On November 26, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "of all the groups scrutinized since the election, one has been overlooked: Muslim-Americans. For whom did they vote? Were they motivated by moral or religious values? Which mattered more to them, foreign policy or domestic...

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