Islam

"Your Muslim Neighbor" Theme for Tenth Annual Islam Awareness Week

November 21, 2004

Source: IslamOnline

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-11/21/article06.shtml

On November 21, 2004 IslamOnline reported, "Muslims in major cities across the United Kingdom will launch Monday, November 22, the tenth Islam Awareness Week (IAW) with activities and seminars highlighting contributions to the society. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will play host to the national event organized by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) under the...

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Muslim Leaders Gather and Confront Pressing Issues

November 21, 2004

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/112104/b0121muslimleaders.html

On November 21, 2004 The Journal News reported, "should Muslims seek to return to Islam as it was practiced 1,000 years ago? Is homosexuality halal (permitted) or haram (forbidden)? These and other debates raged on — though generally in calm, respectful tones — as more than 100 Muslims from across the country came together to attend a three-day conference...

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A Canadian's Eid in NYC

November 20, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/001544.php#more

On November 20, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! ran a feature article by Raheel Raza, a Toronto-based media consultant, writer, public speaker, and interfaith advocate, about her experience celebrating Eid in New York City: "Eid – a word that means joy – it’s the ‘feast after the fast’, a major celebration for Muslims after fasting in the month of Ramadan. Deciding to...

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"Headscarf Day" in NH

November 20, 2004

Source: Telegraph Staff

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041120/NEWS01/111200050/-1/news

On November 20, 2004 Telegraph Staff reported, "'Headscarf Day', an event held in Manchester and Concord on Friday to celebrate diversity and discourage negative stereotyping of Muslim- and Arab-Americans. The daylong observance, which was modeled on similar ones by students at the University of Tennessee and the...

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Anti-Muslim Behavior Should be Condemned as Much as Anti-Semitism, Officials Tell Conference

November 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/156/story_15663_1.html

On November 20, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Hate crimes against Muslims, particularly in Europe, should be combatted as vigorously as anti-Semitic behavior, officials have told a European-Mediterranean conference. The call comes after a wave of attacks on ethnic and religious communities in Europe, many in The Netherlands, and a...

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Politician Would Close Borders to Muslim Immigrants for 5 Years

November 19, 2004

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041119/w111976.html

On November 19, 2004 CBC News reported, "One of the most popular politicians in the Netherlands said Friday his country's democracy is under threat and called for rejecting immigration from non-western nations in the wake of the killing of a Dutch filmmaker, allegedly by a Muslim radical.

'We are a Dutch democratic society. We have our own norms and values,' Geert Wilders told The Associated Press in...

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Interfaith Vigil Prays for Peace in South

November 19, 2004

Source: Phuket Gazette

http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/index.asp?id=3796

On November 19, 2004 the Phuket Gazette reported, "About 500 people, including local leaders of the major faiths in Thailand, held a mass session yesterday to pray for peace to return to the troubled provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.

The congregation gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall in�support of the government’s call for mass prayer, which Phuket Governor Udomsak...

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Anti-Muslim Flier in Wayland, MA

November 18, 2004

Source: Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=83344

On November 18, 2004 Metro West Daily News reported, "police are investigating the origin of a flier that alleges a local Islamic group raised money for terrorists while law enforcement protected the group from 'citizen retribution.' Several residents living near the home of the Wayland-based Islamic Center of Boston found the anti-Islamic flier in...

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Expert on Islam Welcomes Country's Decision Not to Ban Headscarf

November 18, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://nzz.ch/2004/11/18/english/page-synd5349796.html

On November 18, 2004 swissinfo reported, "A Swiss expert on Islam has welcomed a decision by the country’s leading retailer, Migros, not to ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves. But in an interview with swissinfo, Stéphane Lathion, president of the Group of Research on Islam in Switzerland, said the move was unlikely to lead to changes elsewhere. On Thursday Migros said there would be...

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UK Must Pursue More Muslim-Friendly Foreign Policy, Report Says

November 18, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AB1A491A-35AE-469E-94E6-AF99334F03E6.htm

On November 18, 2004 Al-Jazeera reported, "The UK government must combat Islamophobia and pursue a more Muslim-friendly foreign policy if British Muslims are to fully integrate into society, a new report says. Released on Thursday by the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), the report states that most British Muslims suffer from...

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Cardinals Comments Comparing Islam to Communism Spurs Dialogue

November 18, 2004

Source: CathNews

http://www.cathnews.com/news/411/105.php

On November 18, 2004 CathNews reported, "Last week's reporting of Cardinal George Pell's controversial remarks comparing Islam with communism appears likely to bring the Cardinal face to face with local Muslim leaders, with an official of the Lebanese Muslim Association expressing his wish for 'a friendly meeting' with Cardinal Pell. The Age reports today that Keysar Trad, of the Lebanese Muslim Association, said a speech...

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25-Year Temple-Islamic Center Partnership Recognized by Interfaith Organization

November 17, 2004

Source: Canada NewsWir

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2004/16/c3998.html

On November 17, 2004 Canada NewsWir reported, "The extraordinary partnership of the Temple Har Zion and the Jaffari Islamic Centre will be recognized at special dinner organized by the Harmony Movement. The two religious centres have been close neighbours for over 25 years, not only sharing the same parking facility but collaborating on number of programs....

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Hindus and Muslims Unite in Protest Over Arrest of Swami

November 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924997.cms

On November 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "That the residents of Satara town in western Maharashtra observed a day-long peaceful bandh on Tuesday to protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is just half the news. What was noteworthy was the rare show of unity by members of hardcore Hindu and Muslim organisations.

The Muslim...

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Eviction Because of Religious Intolerance, or Debt?

November 17, 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locevict17111704nov17,1,7120332.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

On November 17, 2004 Orlando Sentinel reported, "a court battle between a Christian school and its former landlord is escalating into a discrimination dispute as the school's owner said it was evicted because of religion. Lee Wasson, head of Kissimmee Christian Academy, said his school was kicked...

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Beglian Senator Critical of Conservative Muslims in Hiding After Death Threats

November 17, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041117-0608-belgium-politicianthreatened.html

On November 17, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A Belgian senator of Moroccan origin, known for her criticism of conservative traits within immigrant Muslim communities, has gone into hiding after receiving death threats, officials said Wednesday. Mimount Bousakla, 32, contacted police after receiving threatening...

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