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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Princeton

October 18, 2004

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2004/10/18/news/11129.shtml

On October 18, 2004 The Daily Princetonian reported, "Muslim and Jewish students shared cookies, conversation and conceptions of God in Cafe Vivian Wednesday at the second Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD) event of the year. Marc Grinberg, a senior in the politics department, and Rasha Al-Duwaisan, a junior in the Wilson School, created the program last year...

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Christians Increasingly Vulnerable After Church Attacks

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p06s01-woiq.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story on Iraqi Christians, increasingly under attack and fleeing the country. The article opened with a baptism scene in a Baghdad church and quoted a priest: "'We should be strong in our hearts and work together, united,' the priest said. 'Thanks to our Muslim neighbors, who helped us. Let God protect our country...

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Lebanon Bans "The Da Vinci Code" Over Fears of Anti-Christian Sentiments

October 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38753-2004Oct16.html

On October 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Few places seem to indicate how far this country has come from civil war better than the sunny hipness of the Virgin Megastore that fills a blond-stone building in the heart of the new Beirut... But there is a hole in the megastore's inventory that suggests the war's legacy has not entirely faded. The store's...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Advises American Muslims to Vote for Kerry

October 17, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/001253.php#more

On October 17, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! posted an "open letter to American Muslims" from Mahathir Bin Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, on the subject of the upcoming election. Mohamad writes, "In the past four years, during the Presidency of George W. Bush, the Muslims and their countries have suffered oppression and humiliation as never before in the history of Islam. There is an...

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University's Holiday Policy for Hindu and Muslim Staff and Students Inconsistant

October 17, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Sunday Times (Johannesburg)

http://allafrica.com/stories/200410181357.html

On October 17, 2004 Sunday Times (Johannesburg) reported, "Community leaders have criticised a University of KwaZulu-Natal decision to make Hindu and Muslim staff members take leave to celebrate key religious holidays. UKZN's interim executive director of public affairs and corporate communication, Prof Dasarath Chetty, said that from next year students would be given 'condoned...

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Catholic and Muslim Clergy Call for Dialogue on Construction of Islamic Prayer Room

October 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/oct/16/yehey/top_stories/20041016top10.html

On October 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "To douse the tension caused by the planned construction of an Islamic prayer room in the heart of Greenhills’ shopping district, an alliance of Catholic and Muslim clergy on Thursday called for a dialogue between residents of upscale subdivisions and Muslim leaders. The...

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Muslims Must Not Form Isolated Communities, Scholar Says

October 16, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1328742,00.html

On October 16, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims must reach out and connect with other Britons as equal citizens, and resist the impulse to withdraw into isolated communities, one of the foremost thinkers on Islam in Europe will tell his audience this evening at the European Social Forum in London. Tariq Ramadan urges Muslims to embrace and get to know the culture and history of...

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Islamic Society of Boston Repudiates Ties to Extremist Groups

October 15, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 15, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "board members of the Islamic Society of Boston said yesterday that they have avoided financial or organizational ties with extremist groups and have sought assistance from US and state law enforcement agencies to make certain that no such associations are established. In an effort to quell concern that the group has ties to extremist individuals, several board members offered assurances of its moderate views and links. The society is building a mosque and cultural center in Roxbury on...

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Engineering Schools Refuse to Provide Space for Muslim Ramadan Prayers

October 15, 2004

Source: CBC News Online

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/15/ramadanmontreal041015.html

On October 15, 2004 CBC News Online reported, "As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslim students will have to pray in cramped stairwells at two Montreal engineering schools because the institutions won't rent space to let them practise their faith. The post-secondary schools say they are secular institutions and do not need to accommodate...

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Muslims to Urge Voter Turnout During Ramadan

October 15, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslim15oct15,1,4730120.story

On October 15, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Muslims in California and across the nation will add something new to the fasting, praying and acts of charity that are traditional during Ramadan, Islam's month long time of spiritual renewal that begins today: a get-out-the-vote campaign. In a rare confluence, the U.S. presidential election falls within...

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Animated Film About Muhammad to Open in U.S. and Canada After 9/11 Delay

October 14, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11573

On October 14, 2004 Middle East Online reported, "The first animated movie of Prophet Mohammed will finally be screened in North America after being delayed by the September 11 tragedy, which sparked off unprecedented anti-Muslim sentiment, its distributor said Wednesday. 'Mohammed: The Last Prophet,' will premiere in theaters in 37 US and Canadian cities for one week beginning November 14...

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GOP Pushes for Muslim and Arab Support in Michigan

October 14, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/politics/rally14e_20041014.htm

On October 14, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "the heated contest for Michigan's Arab and Muslim vote came to Southfield on Wednesday evening, as more than 100 supporters of President George W. Bush gathered to rally for his re-election. The crowd, a diverse mix of Arab Americans, Chaldeans, and Muslims of African and Asian descent, clapped loudly as Republican speakers...

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