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Opinion: Thinking, Active Muslim Community Best Antidote to Fanaticism

September 8, 2004

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8f9e0ae51d72c5d6ca44ad1c2c5ea0e7

On September 8, 2004 the Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Hassan Zillur Rahim (editor of Iqra, an American Islamic magazine) in which he denounces Islamic extremism and cites numerous examples of Muslims working to counter the Islamic terrorist image. He writes, "Since the September attacks...

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Muslim Scholars at ISNA Convention Stress Importance of Leadership Roles

September 7, 2004

Source: Islam-Online Net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-09/05/article06.shtml

On September 7, 2004 Islam-Online Net reported that, "Muslims in America need to make leadership roles an integral part of their lives to succeed in the country, Muslim scholars have urged. The topic was highlighted during the 41st Annual Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Convention, where thousands of Muslims descended on Chicago as of Friday,...

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Opinion: Revoking Progressive Muslim Scholar's Visa "Sends Signal of Paranoia"

September 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/09/04/why_exclude_a_muslim_voice/

On September 4, 2004 The Boston Globe ran an op-ed piece by Pluralism Project director Dr. Diana Eck, responding to the U.S. government revoking the visa of Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan. Eck writes, "I write as a scholar who believes Ramadan's progressive voice is critical for all of us...

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Eck on Denial of Tariq Ramadan by Homeland Security

September 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/09/04/why_exclude_a_muslim_voice/

On September 4, 2004 The Boston Globe provided an editorial by Diana Eck on the denied entry of Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan into the US. Such efforts, according to Eck, limit the possibilities for healthy social and religious dialogue between Muslim's and the West. Eck writes, "Ramadan's...

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American Muslim Taskforce Hosts Town Hall Conference in Queens

September 3, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1642

On September 3, 2004 the Independent Press Association reported, "the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) held a media conference and town hall meeting regarding the upcoming presidential elections last Sunday in Long Island City. The organization’s goal: to 'inform, engage, and obtain oral and written input from Muslim community members,' said...

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Democrats Urge Ouster of Boykin

September 3, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57822-2004Sep2.html

On September 3, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "in a letter to Bush released yesterday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and 10 others said action in the matter of Army Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin is long overdue and he must be removed from his post as deputy undersecretary for defense. A Pentagon...

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Swiss Muslim Scholar: "What Does America Have to Fear from Me?"

September 2, 2004

Source: iviews.com/International Herald Tribune

http://www.iviews.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IH0409-2438

On September 2, 2004 the International Herald Tribune ran a column by Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Muslim scholar whose visa to teach at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. was recently revoked by the U.S. government. Ramadan writes, "I have written 20 books and 700 articles, and 170 audiotapes of my lectures are circulating. I ask my detractors: Have you...

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New Text On Japanese Internment Camps Strikes a Cord With Recent Arab-American Detentions

September 2, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~26~2373876,00.html

On September 2, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "A new book's claim that the U.S. was justified in interning Japanese Americans in WWII worsens the pain of their history, Colorado families say. The history-book interpretation of internment argues that the government erred, grievously, when it forced more than 100,000 Japanese immigrants into camps scattered across the West....

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France Refuses Demands of Hostage-Takers, Ban of Religious Symbols Goes Into Effect

September 2, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040902_586.html

On September 2, 2004 the Associated Press reported, 'Millions of French students returned to school Thursday as a new law that bans Islamic head scarves from classrooms went into effect amid demands by Islamic radicals holding two French hostages in Iraq that the law be scrapped. Muslim leaders in France, who had largely opposed the law, urged calm for...

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