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Catholics Urge Human Rights Commission to Protect Religious Minorities

October 6, 2004

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=1621

On October 6, 2004 AsiaNews reported, "Indonesia’s Catholics do not feel safe and for this reason Jakarta’s Catholic Community Forum is sending today an official letter to the country’s National Human Rights Commission calling on it and the government to 'protect religious minorities in Indonesia.' Addressed to the Commission’s chairman, Abdul Hakim Garuda Nusantara SH, the appeal follows...

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Egyptian Christian-Muslim Dialogue Pair Visits KY

October 6, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/9846644.htm

On October 6, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Emad Ramzy Philobbos calls himself 'an ambassador for the peacemaking' that needs to be done between Christians and Muslims in America. Philobbos, a Christian, and Abou Elela Mady, a Muslim, both from Egypt, are in Central Kentucky this week to help Americans learn from Egypt's experiences with interfaith relationships...

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Website Challenges New Boston Mosque

October 5, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 5, 2004 The Boston Globe reported that, "a group opposing the Islamic Society of Boston's proposed $22 million mosque in Roxbury yesterday launched a website citing published allegations that the society is linked to terrorists and accusing it of teaching a radical Islamic message. Organizers of the website, sponsored by a group calling itself Citizens for Peace and Tolerance, planned to hold a news conference today to announce efforts to 'break the silence' surrounding the Islamic Society's Cultural Center project under...

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Troubling Results from CAIR’s Poll on Attitudes Towards Muslims in US

October 5, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7097-2004Oct4.html?referrer=email

On October 5, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "one in four Americans holds a negative stereotype of Muslims, and almost one-third respond with a negative image when they hear the word 'Muslim,' according to a new national poll commissioned by a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group. Officials with the Council on American-Islamic...

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40,000 See Gibson's "Passion" Despite Strict Govt Control of Showings

October 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

Wire Service: AP

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/custom/wire/sns-ap-passion-malaysia,1,4560485.story?coll=sns-ap-entertainment-headlines

On October 5, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "More than 40,000 Malaysians have watched Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' after authorities in this mostly Muslim nation allowed the...

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Opponents to Boston Mosque Launch Website in Support of Cause

October 5, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/10/05/groups_website_challenges_mosque/

On October 5, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "a group opposing the Islamic Society of Boston's proposed $22 million mosque in Roxbury yesterday launched a website citing published allegations that the society is linked to terrorists and accusing it of teaching a radical Islamic message. Organizers...

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Israeli Rabbi Tours U.S. Promoting Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

October 5, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/10/05/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On October 5, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "With a hectic speaking schedule taking him to numerous U.S. cities, Rabbi Michael Melchior barely knew which time zone he was in when he arrived at the Mandel Jewish Community Center for his recent address to the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation's Community...

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Local Columnist Speaks Out Against Muslim Hate Crimes

October 5, 2004

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/editorial/9835183.htm

On October 5, 2004 St. Paul Pioneer Press provided a report in response to recent acts of vandalism at a local Islamic center. "The vast majority of Americans, we believe, are smart enough to understand that while the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were indeed carried out by Muslim extremists, their views are a minority among the estimated 1 billion Muslims...

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Court Rules to Re-Deport Controversial Imam

October 5, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3717452.stm

On October 5, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A Muslim preacher who defended wife-beating has been deported from France. Abdelkader Bouziane, an imam from Lyon, was arrested near his home and sent to Algeria on Tuesday, a day after a court ruled he could be expelled. He was originally deported in April, but the decision was overruled and he was allowed to return. In an interview, Mr Bouziane had endorsed...

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In FL , Arab Americans Rally for Change in White House

October 4, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/yahoo/la-na-arab04oct04,1,2594908.story

On October 4, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported that, "on Sunday night, a surprising new ethnic thread wove itself into Florida's ever-complicated political fabric: the frustrated Arab American. Business owners, physicians, lawyers and others — furious over the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 policies that many believe unfairly target Muslims and Arab...

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Muslim Girl Shaves Head to Beat Headscarf Ban

October 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/newsid_3710000/3710134.stm

On October 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A 15-year-old girl has beaten the ban on headscarves in French schools by shaving off her hair. Cennet Doganay was banned from classes for wearing a headscarf after a law preventing kids from wearing religious signs in schools came in. 'I will respect both French law and Muslim law by taking off what I have on my head and not...

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Denver Airport Ok's Religious Headwear for Employee Photos

October 2, 2004

Source: Rock Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3224918,00.html

On October 2, 2004 Rock Mountain News reported, "Denver International Airport says it believes it has resolved a dispute over Muslim women and Sikh men being ordered to remove their religious headwear for identification photos. Employee complaints over the practice led to a federal mediation service sending a representative to the airport...

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Parliament to Vote on Construction of Athens Mosque

October 1, 2004

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=52230&d=1&m=10&y=2004

On October 1, 2004 the Arab News reported, "Greek Parliament will vote next week on a bill for the long-delayed construction of a Saudi-funded Islamic center and mosque in Athens, the capital’s first since the end of Ottoman rule. The Greek government has set aside some 35,000 square meters of land in the town of Peania, about 20 km north of the city center and...

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