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Film About Violence Against Muslim Women Sparks Protests

September 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/international/europe/27netherlands.html

On September 27, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The images roll on, now showing a woman lying on the ground, her back and legs marked by red traces of a whip. The Koranic verses on her wounded flesh say that those guilty of adultery or sex outside marriage shall be punished with 100 lashes. There are chilling sounds of a cracking whip; there is...

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Leaders in Edmonton Say City is Model of Religious Cooperation

September 27, 2004

Source: CANOE/Edmonton Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2004/09/27/645239.html

On September 27, 2004 the Edmonton Sun reported, "Leaders of the city's various religious communities said yesterday that Edmontonians bucked a trend toward religious intolerance after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Sen. Doug Roche - who is recognized for his international work with the United Nations to promote peace - said the co-operation between...

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Group References Mussolini's Law to Justify Headscarf Ban

September 26, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeerah/The Independent Arab News

http://www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/September/26n/Italians%20Invoke%20Mussolinis%20Law%20to%20Ban%20Muslim%20Head%20Scarf.htm

On September 26, 2004 The Independent Arab News reported, "Italy’s reputation for religious tolerance was in the balance last week after a ban on Muslim women...

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Kansas Imam Cites Civic and Religious Duty of Voting

September 26, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9766447.htm

On September 26, 2004 the Kansas City Star/AP reported, "voting is a civic duty for all Americans and a religious duty for Muslims, speakers said at the Heartland Muslim Council's annual dinner... The dinner's keynote speaker, Imam Omar Hazim of the Islamic Center of Topeka, Kan., said the Quran's concept of 'mutual...

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In Swing States, Muslims Extend Invitations to Candidates

September 25, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw104707_20040925.htm

On September 25, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "a coalition of Muslim groups has invited both presidential campaigns, plus statewide and local candidates, to discuss civil rights in meetings in the key swing states that also have large numbers of Muslims: Michigan, Ohio and Florida... Campaign spokesmen for President Bush and Democrat John Kerry said staff are reviewing...

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Muslims Fear Backlash Related to Hostage Crisis

September 25, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1312481,00.html

On September 25, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The government's crisis command unit, Cobra, is monitoring tension levels around Britain to guard against extremists using the plight of the British hostage Ken Bigley as an excuse to attack Muslims. As the hostage crisis entered its ninth day, efforts in Britain and Iraq intensified to secure the release of Mr Bigley, 62, who is being...

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Church Gives "Qualified Support" to Proposed Anti-Religious Hatred Law

September 24, 2004

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256E4E00384246/httpPublicPages/C65BC7ABF733007880256F18004F5D28?opendocument

On September 24, 2004 the Church Times reported, "The Church of England has warned the Government that community relations are threatened not only by terrorists who claim to be defending Islam, but by some of the measures being taken against them. But the Church continues to give '...

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Interfaith Service Held to Remember Hostage Killed in Iraq

September 24, 2004

Source: News 11

http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=52309

On September 24, 2004 News 11 reported, "An interfaith candelight prayer vigil was held Thursday evening for executed American hostage Jack Hensley. About 250 people attended the service held on the square in Marietta, [Georgia]. Hensley's family was not in attendance. They are expected to attend a service scheduled for this Saturday. The leaders of the First Baptist church and the...

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British Foreign Secretary Criticizes U.S. For Denying Cat Stevens Entry

September 24, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1311786,00.html

On September 24, 2004 The Guardian reported, "US officials last night defended the deportation of Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, as it emerged that the former pop star met White House officials earlier this year. Jack Straw, the foreign secretary earlier intervened in the row by telling Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, that the decision to...

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Cat Stevens Taking Legal Action After Refused Entry to U.S.

September 24, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3686992.stm

On September 24, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Yusuf Islam, the British singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, is taking legal action after he was refused entry into the US. Mr. Islam said the decision to deny him entry on grounds of national security was 'very serious and wholly unfounded' and he wants an explanation. His Washington-bound flight was diverted to Maine on Tuesday and...

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Blair Promises Anti-Religious Discrimination Law

September 24, 2004

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256E4E00384246/httpPublicPages/D6A81B2C3F616D5780256F1F00405942?opendocument

On September 24, 2004 the Church Times reported, "The Prime Minister announced this week that he would change the law to make religious discrimination unlawful. In his keynote speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Tuesday, Tony Blair said that he was acting to demonstrate...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Appeal to Hostage-Takers for Mercy

September 23, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3535407

On September 23, 2004 PA News reported, "Christian and Muslim leaders in Liverpool made a joint appeal today to Kenneth Bigley’s captors to show mercy. Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend James Jones and Muslim cleric Akbar Ali made the appeal at Saint Mary’s Church in Walton, a short distance from the home of Mr Bigley’s elderly mother. On behalf of both faiths, Mr Ali said: 'In...

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Interfaith Members Support Each Other's Holiday Celebrations

September 23, 2004

Source: yorkregion.com

http://www.yorkregion.com/yr/opinion/letter/story/2228323p-2582634c.html

On September 23, 2004 yorkregion.com ran a letter to the editor from Ghulam Abbas Sajan, co-chairperson of Mosaic, an interfaith organization. Sajan writes, "The goal of Mosaic is to learn and respect each other's religion. This way there is no hate if we co-exist. In line with that goal, we have instituted social action activities, among which is one...

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Muslim Northwest Province Under Gov't Scrutiny in War on Terror

September 22, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004-09-22-chinaterror-usat_x.htm

On September 22, 2004 USA Today reported, "Amid a crackdown on alleged terrorist groups that accelerated after the Sept. 11 attacks, Beijing appears firmly in command of its sometimes restive Muslim northwest. 'Chinese authorities have the situation pretty much in hand. The degree of control in Xinjiang is at its highest point ever,' says Nicolas Becquelin, a Hong...

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