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Recent Poll Reports Majority of Muslims Support Kerry Over Bush

September 22, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=869

On September 22, 2004 Zogby International reported, "American Muslim voters are overwhelmingly supporting Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry over Republican George W. Bush, according to a new American Muslim Poll conducted by Zogby International for Georgetown University’s Muslims in the American Public Square (Project MAPS).  By a margin of 76% to 7%, Muslims back the Kerry/Edwards...

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Muslim Brotherhood in the US

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15314_1.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to pray, memorize the Koran and discuss events of the day. But they also addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well....

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Rabbi Seeks to Find "Common Ground, Shared Narrative" for Israelis

September 19, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/09/17/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On September 19, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "Rabbi Michael Melchior[,]... Israel's energetic Knesset member and deputy minister for foreign affairs[,]... has been a vocal advocate for pluralism and religious tolerance, establishing many programs aimed at narrowing the gaps in Israeli society. He is currently...

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Marketing to Ethnic Populations Requires Acute Cultural Awareness

September 19, 2004

Source: TIME

http://www.time.com/time/globalbusiness/article/0,9171,1101040920-695866,00.html

On September 19, 2004 TIME reported, "The country is no longer defined, and shaped, exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons but increasingly by African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. This New Mainstream is transforming how America will work, play, learn and spend in the coming decades. Any company or institution that fails to...

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September 11 Memorials Highlight Commonality and Moral Significance of Tolerance

September 18, 2004

Source: AZ Central

Wire Service: AP

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0912911-vignettes12.html

On September 18, 2004 the Associated Press provided a report on the 9-11 memorials held nationwide. A highlight from this report includes an interfaith memorial held in Atlanta, GA. It was reported that, "speakers at an interfaith service that included readings from the Bible and the Koran urged people to focus on what they have...

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Failed Attempt to Vandalize El Paso Islamic Center

September 18, 2004

Source: El Paso Times

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=8113

On September 18, 2004 El Paso Times reported, "a man allegedly threw two makeshift firebombs at the Islamic Center of El Paso near Downtown at 2:35 p.m. Friday, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was in custody and under investigation by the FBI and police late Friday. He was facing arson and possibly other charges. The man was arrested after allegedly throwing two bottles of...

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Saudi-American Woman Running for CA State Assembly

September 17, 2004

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0917/p02s01-uspo.html

On September 17, 2004 Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ferial al-Masry, who is the Democratic candidate for California's 37th Assembly District after a write-in campaign that drew local, national, and international attention... [Masry] is breaking stereotypes of Arab Muslim women as she seeks to become the first Saudi-born American to hold elective office in the United States......

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In Texas, 9/11 Memorials Marked by Interreligious Events

September 17, 2004

Source: The Austin Chronicle

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-09-17/pols_naked6.html

On September 17, 2004 The Austin Chronicle reported, "in Austin, there were attempts to reach across religious and cultural divides; some results were impressive, some were mixed. At the state Capitol, people of the Islamic faith from around the state converged on the second annual Texas Muslims Legislative Day, an event sponsored by the Freedom...

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Muslim Officer Builds Bridges in Houston

September 16, 2004

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2799993

On September 16, 2004 Houston Chronicle reported, "like most Americans, Houston police officer Muzaffar Siddiqi was shaken to his core by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A Muslim who had fought crime and terror for years in his native Pakistan, Siddiqi understood the anger and grief that was now spreading throughout his new country. But he also understood the fear of being...

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