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Building Interfaith Relationships for Ramadan in OH

November 8, 2004

Source: The Enquirer (Cincinnati)

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/11/08/loc_loc4ram.html

On November 8, 2004 Enquirer reported, "more than 150 people of different faiths broke bread together Sunday to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan... The iftar, a meal that breaks the day's fast, was a first for the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio, which opened in March. The non-profit, grassroots organization aims at promoting...

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Murder of Dutch Filmmaker Highlights Europe's Tension With Muslims

November 8, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1108/p06s02-woeu.html?s=hns

On November 8, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The murder of a controversial Dutch filmmaker has reenergized an uncomfortable debate over Europe's relationship with its growing Muslim minority. Theo van Gogh, whose latest work cast a critical spotlight on Muslim treatment of women, was gunned down and stabbed last week as he road his bicycle in Amsterdam....

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Update on Accommodations in GA Schools for Muslim Students

November 6, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1004/02muslimprayer.html

On November 6, 2004 The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "Gwinnett County schools and the family of two students at Duluth High School continued negotiations Monday over how best to accommodate Muslims who want to attend congregational prayer on Friday afternoons. Last week, the school system presented three options excusing...

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Caution for Ramadan Giving

November 6, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/state/la-me-beliefs6nov06,1,5163795.story

On November 6, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "for many American Muslims, the war on terror is forcing modern adjustments to Islam's age-old tradition of charitable giving. Their faith requires them to contribute a religious tax known as zakat, amounting to 2.5% of their assets, to the poor and other needy people listed in the Koran. In...

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In Cleveland, Talk of Peace and Tolerance

November 6, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/04/news/local/event1105.txt

On November 6, 2004 The Cleveland Jewish News reported, "about 75 people of differing religions and ethnicities joined the Islamic Discussion Group of Cleveland State University for an iftar dinner concluding a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Three experts on the Abrahamic faiths - Islam, Christianity and...

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After Election FBI Eases Interviews of Muslims but Reservations Persist

November 6, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-me-interviews6nov06,1,5069567.story

On November 6, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "the FBI began ... interviews, officials said, to preempt possible terrorist attacks aimed at disrupting last Tuesday's election. Agents plan to continue them through the presidential inauguration in January. The sessions began shortly after U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said in June...

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American Muslim Imams Urge Release of Iraqi Civilian Hostages, Condemn Terrorism

November 5, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0411050058nov05,1,3901059.story

On November 5, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Six American Muslim imams have urged the immediate release of all civilian hostages in Iraq and say Muslims involved in terrorism are 'betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent.' The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which sponsored the announcement just...

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State Department Sets up Prayer Room for Muslims

November 4, 2004

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-powell-ramadan,0,2081523.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

On November 4, 2004 Newsday/AP reported, "in a gesture to Muslims, the State Department on Thursday set up a prayer room for some 150 guests invited to dinner by Secretary of State Colin Powell to end their daylight Ramadan fast. Rugs were...

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Interfaith Leaders Acknowledged for Role in Quelling Religious Unrest

November 4, 2004

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/11/msg00040.html

On November 4, 2004 Worldwide Faith News reported, "Global humanitarian agency Church World Service paid tribute to interfaith leaders in Liberia today for being instrumental in helping restore calm following a fresh round of violence in Monrovia that erupted last Thursday (Oct 28) and that was initially reported as being between Muslims and Christians. Following the burning of several churches, mosques and...

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Editorial Suggests that Mosque Will Benefit Community

November 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 4, 2004 The Boston Globe reported that, "the new leadership of the embattled Islamic Society of Boston is saying clearly that it wants to join the family of forward-looking religious institutions in the city. Such an outcome would benefit both local Muslims who want to practice their religion free of extremist influences and members of other faiths who seek to engage Muslims in positive discussions. Concerns had escalated in recent weeks about the Cambridge-based group's undertaking to build a $22 million mosque and...

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Islamic Leaders Warn of Reprisal After Death of 85 Muslims During Protest

November 4, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3981159.stm

On November 4, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Thailand's troubled south remains tense after a series of violent incidents left at least seven people dead.

The killings came a week after 85 Muslims were killed when a protest turned violent, many of them suffocated while in police custody.

Islamic leaders warned that the tragedy could trigger reprisal attacks in Thailand's mainly...

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Pope Encourages Iraqi Prime Minister to Pursue Democracy and Religious Freedom

November 4, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406081.htm

On November 4, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "Pope John Paul II encouraged Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to pursue democracy and religious freedom in his country and told him he prayed for the victims of terrorism and violence there. The pope met with Allawi, his wife, Thana, and members of the Iraqi interim government in a private audience at the Vatican Nov. 4. It...

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Dutch Filmmaker Killed Following Outrage Over Film Critiquing Islamic Treatment of Women

November 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18529-2004Nov2.html?referrer=email

On November 3, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A Dutch filmmaker who outraged members of the Muslim community with his attacks on the treatment of women in Islamic society was gunned down and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street Tuesday morning. Witnesses said a gunman opened fire on Theo van Gogh, 47, as the filmmaker...

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