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B'nai Brith Official Resigns After Controversy Over Statements on Israel

November 3, 2004

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20041103/BRITH03/TPNational/Canada

On November 3, 2004 The Globe and Mail reported, "An official with B'nai Brith Canada resigned after statements he made on The Michael Coren Show that Israel's use of state-sponsored terrorism is justified to protect its citizens. Adam Aptowitzer, former Ontario chairman of B'nai Brith Institute for...

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Dutch Fear Backlash Directed at Muslims After Murder of Filmmaker

November 3, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3980371.stm

On November 3, 2004 the BBC News reported, "When the populist politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated two years ago, it was said the Netherlands had lost its innocence.

By comparison, film maker Theo van Gogh's murder has evoked sensations of d�j� vu, rather than disbelief. But that does not mean the fall-out will be any less serious.

In 2002, the revelation that Pim Fortuyn's killer was...

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MN Islamic Center’s Expansion Questioned

November 3, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/142/5063213.html

On November 3, 2004 The Star Tribune reported, "the Islamic Center of Minnesota has outgrown its Fridley building and wants to expand, but upset neighbors fear the center may grow too big for the neighborhood... The center is trying to address neighbors' concerns about parking, privacy and traffic in the expansion's design, said Anwar Abdul Karim, the center's vice president. The center's main...

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Evangelical School Teaches "Ethics," not Christianity, to Muslim Students

November 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/3974555.stm

On November 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "[T]he National Evangelical School in south Lebanon is... testament to the complexities of religious co-existence in today's Middle East. Founded by Presbyterian missionaries 75 years ago, the school is Christian, but its pupils - from the town of Nabatieh in Hezbollah's heartlands - are Shia Muslims. The school's governors long ago gave up any...

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Possible Mosque Arson in Louisiana to be Investigated

November 2, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-5/109938246196800.xml

On November 2, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported, "a possible arson fire Sunday afternoon in a Muslim mosque in Arabi closed for the Islamic month of Ramadan is being investigated by both St. Bernard Parish and federal agencies. No one was injured in the 2:45 p.m. fire at the Islamic Association of Arabi... The blaze was under control in 15...

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Syrian Christians Worried About Increase of Islamic Fundamentalism in Middle East

November 1, 2004

Source: Assyrian International News Agency

http://www.aina.org/news/20041101184703.htm

On November 1, 2004 Assyrian International News Agency reported, "The ancient Christian churches of Syria, small in numbers but vibrant in faith, are facing new challenges brought by political instability and religious extremism outside the country's borders. The war in Iraq has unleashed violence and terrorism by groups claiming to act in the name of Islam, sending tens of thousands of...

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Muslim Council Condemns Violence Against Christians

November 1, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/The Analyst

http://allafrica.com/stories/200411010962.html

On November 1, 2004 The Analyst reported, "'Whatever the cause of this unhealthy episode, the National Muslim Council of Liberia condemns it in its entirety in no uncertain term, referring to it as barbaric and unacceptable.' This statement by the Muslim Council on state radio over the weekend contended that the National Muslim Council of Liberia sees the act by the perpetrators to be inviting...

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Human Rights Commission Ends Fact-Finding Trip to Investigate Muslim Deaths

November 1, 2004

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/10/31/news/thai.html

On November 1, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "Thailand's human rights commission ended a fact-finding trip Sunday to examine the deaths of 78 Muslims in custody as more testimony emerged on their fate. The four members of the independent National Human Rights Commission decided Sunday that they did not need to meet any of...

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Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House

October 31, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-24/1099233328236860.xml

On October 31, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, "Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received the 'Building on Faith 2004' award from Habitat for Humanity International for its House of Abraham project, the local group's first interfaith effort. The house is being built ... by members of a Jewish synagogue, Muslim mosque, 21...

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Muslims Condemned for Derogatory Remarks About Jews

October 31, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/international/americas/31canada.html

On October 31, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Two prominent Canadian Muslims who made derogatory remarks about Jews have been condemned by moderate Muslims and other Canadians, and the police have opened investigations to determine whether the men have broken any laws. A statement on a Web site by a Muslim cleric from Vancouver calling Jews 'the...

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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue at Wesleyan University

October 31, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-ramadan1013.artoct31,1,6802067.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On October 31, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "on Saturday, a group of Jewish and Muslim students gathered for the first time to share an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. Antepli and Rabbi David Leipziger, Jewish chaplain at Wesleyan, formed...

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Afghani Refugee Family Struggles to Find Asylum

October 31, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1340273,00.html

On October 31, 2004 The Observer reported on the journey of a refugee family from Afghanistan who were detained in Britian and subsequentally deported to Germany. The article reported, "For Feriba Ahmadi, the morning when deportation officers came is seared in her memory. Clad in riot gear, they rammed their way into the Ghausia Jamia mosque at...

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Islamic Militants Find "Bountiful Pool" of Recruits in Spanish Prisons

October 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/international/europe/31spain.html

On October 30, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Rather than scan all of society for recruits, Islamic militants in Spain have found that many of the most promising candidates have already been collected into one bountiful pool, law enforcement experts say. It is the Spanish prison system, which has become increasingly populated with immigrants from North...

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Govt Imposes Curfew After Religiously-Motivated Violence in Capital

October 29, 2004

Source: CNN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/10/29/liberia.curfew.reut/

On October 29, 2004 Reuters reported, "Liberia slapped an immediate curfew on the capital Monrovia on Friday after stick-wielding youths rampaged through the costal city, burning buildings, petrol stations and vehicles. Witnesses said a dispute between Muslim and Christian residents near the Paynesville suburb late on Thursday...

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