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Jews and Muslims Gather to Mark Anniversary of Synagogue Attacks

November 15, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/501815.html

On November 15, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Turkish Jews and Muslims cried in the rain and recited prayers of mourning Monday as they marked the first anniversary of suicide bombings that struck two Istanbul synagogues in attacks blamed on a local Al-Qaida cell.

Some 60 people were killed in November 15 attacks on the Neve Shalom and Beth Israel synagogues and similar attacks five days later...

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ADL Speaks Out Against Threats to Presbyterian Churches

November 15, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4589_31.htm

On November 15, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the threatened use of violence against Presbyterian churches because of decisions made by church leaders to pursue a course of divestment from Israel. The League is in dialogue on the divestment issue with the Presbyterian leadership and strongly believes that dialogue, not violence, is the appropriate...

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Dutch Questioning Limits of Tolerance in Wake of Filmmaker's Murder

November 14, 2004

Source: TIME Europe

http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901041122-782075,00.html

On November 14, 2004 TIME Europe reported, "Immediately after the Nov. 2 murder of firebrand filmmaker Theo van Gogh, 47 � whose recent work included a controversial attack on Muslim violence against women � a Dutch Muslim man with alleged ties to a terrorist gang was arrested for the crime. That touched off a violent anti-Muslim...

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Orange County (CA) Residents Gather to Mourn Arafat's Death

November 13, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-interfaith13nov13,1,7557678.story?coll=la-editions-orange

On November 13, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Just hours after a procession of grieving Palestinians accompanied Yasser Arafat to his final resting place half a world away, about 60 of their compatriots and sympathizers gathered in Orange County on Friday to say goodbye to the man...

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Muslim Girl in Oklahoma Public School OK'd to Wear Headscarf

November 12, 2004

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111304dntexheadscarf.9d9e.html

On November 12, 2004 Dallas Morning News reported, "a little more than a year after she was suspended for wearing a Muslim head scarf to school, Nashala Hearn now goes to school wearing it. And few people seem to notice, said Nashala, a 12-year-old student at the Seventh and Eighth Grade Center. Nashala can...

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Iraqi Christians Feel Threatened by Growing Religious Tensions

November 12, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44507-2004Nov12.html

On November 12, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Some Christians in Mosul feel say they are being subjected to threats that have escalated during Ramadan and that may be designed to drive them out of the country, create religious tensions, or at least make life difficult. Even those who haven't received threats swap stories of anonymous phone calls and...

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Teacher Who Pulled Scarf from Student�s Head Reinstated

November 12, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-2/110024636280370.xml

On November 12, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "a suspended Jefferson Parish public school teacher accused of using religious slurs and yanking the head scarf off a Muslim student will be allowed to return to the classroom next school year after an unpaid suspension and sensitivity training, the School Board decided Thursday....

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Zoning Change Rejected for Muslim Cemetery in TX

November 12, 2004

Source: The Fayette County Review

http://www.fayettecountyreview.com/articles/2004/11/10/news/news04.txt

On November 12, 2004 The Fayette County Review reported, "the Fayette County Development Committee has recommended the County Commission not approve a re-zoning request by the North American Islamic Trust to allow a cemetery to be established in a residential district on Orr Road. The vote was held Monday night in front of a packed courtroom...

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Pope Offers Condolences to Arafat's Family, Prays for Peace in Israel

November 11, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406197.htm

On November 11, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "Pope John Paul II expressed his closeness to the family of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and to the Palestinian people and prayed 'that the star of harmony soon shine on the Holy Land.' The pope's message followed the Nov. 11 announcement of Arafat's death in a Paris military hospital. The pope prayed that Israelis and...

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"Ramadan Fast-a-thon" in AZ

November 11, 2004

Source: Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/48/01_3.html

On November 11, 2004 Arizona Daily Wildcat reported, "more than 300 non-Muslim students gave up food and water yesterday, in an effort to raise money for the poor and gain insight into the Islamic religion. Organized by the Muslim Student Association, the Ramadan Fast-a-thon invited non-Muslim students to fast for 12 hours from sunrise to sunset yesterday. For each of students who participated...

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