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Mosques in WA Host Voter Registration

July 31, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/184399_muslimvote31.html

On July 31, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "about eight mosques from Olympia to Lynnwood participated in a national campaign to encourage Muslims, many of whom are immigrants, to register to vote as a first step in becoming politically active... The national group launched a drive to encourage Muslims to vote last year. In the Seattle area, the local...

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Opinion: New Global Anti-Semitism Seen in Disproportionate Criticism of Israel

July 31, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080436525.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 The Age ran an opinion piece by Pamela Bone, an associate editor of The Age, in which she argues that not only Jews should be worried about the "global phenomenon" of the "return" of anti-Semitism." She writes, "[I]n the West, suddenly a new anti-Semitism has become widespread, acceptable, even politically correct, it is argued in a...

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Former American Muslim Council Leader Pleads Guilty to Aiding Extremist

July 31, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28602-2004Jul30.html?referrer=email

On July 31, 2004 The Washington Post reported that, "A Muslim activist whose influence once reached the highest levels of the U.S. government pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally moving cash from Libya and admitted that he was involved in an elaborate Libyan plot to assassinate the Saudi ruler. Abdurahman Alamoudi pocketed nearly...

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Soldiers Ordained as Monks, Hope to Boost Morale Among Buddhists in South

July 31, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080443253.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 Reuters reported, "Soldiers were ordained as monks this week before heading for remote temples in Thailand's largely Muslim south in the hope of restoring some confidence among Buddhists in the violence-torn area. The soldiers, policemen and public servants among the 222...

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Increased Scrutiny and Vulnerability for Muslims and Arab-Americans

July 30, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0730/p02s02-usgn.html?s=hns

On July 30, 2004 the Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the past three weeks, the FBI has been calling in Arab-Americans and other Muslims to ask them about their travels and whom they might know... The FBI's increased interest coincides with worries that terrorists will try to disrupt or influence this fall's presidential election, the first since Sept. 11. Arab-...

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Study Finds Detroit Arab Americans Are Mostly Christian, Diverse and Settled

July 29, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/metro/arab29_20040729.htm

On July 29, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "A two-year, $1-million study of metro Detroit Arab Americans concludes that these thousands of families are far more diverse, more settled and more eager to embrace American life than many observers around the world had assumed... The study focused on in-depth interviews with 1,016 men and women whose families came from Arabic-speaking countries...

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Harvard to Return $2.5 Million Gift from United Arab Emirates

July 28, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19223-2004Jul27.html?referrer=email

On July 28, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Harvard Divinity School has agreed to return a $2.5 million gift from the president of the United Arab Emirates after 18 months of controversy over the donor's alleged connection to anti-Semitic and anti-American propaganda, Harvard officials said yesterday. While not unprecedented,...

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Conference Focuses on Peace and Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, Muslims

July 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Communion News Service

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/articles/38/50/acns3861.cfm

On July 28, 2004 the Anglican Communion News Service reported, "A new 'Children of Abraham Peace Forum' for news, articles and discussions over the Internet has grown out of a large inter-religious conference held 11-13 June at the American Cathedral in Paris. The bi-lingual conference, entitled 'The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking:...

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Envoys Call Political Leader's Comments Anti-Muslim and Intolerant

July 27, 2004

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-7-2004_pg4_8

On July 27, 2004 Reuters reported, "Anti-Muslim remarks by a far-right Norwegian political leader have sparked an unprecedented furore in Norway and a sharp reproof from envoys from Muslim countries. Diplomats from Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco and Tunisia said in a joint letter to the daily Aftenposten that...

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Proposal for Muslim Holidays Questioned in Dearborn, Mich

July 27, 2004

Source: Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0407/27/b01-223552.htm

On July 27, 2004 Detroit News reported, "A City Council member is offering a resolution to recognize Islam and Muslim holy days, but critics questioned the timing and merit of his proposal. City Councilman Robert Constan says that his resolution, which could be considered as early as tonight by the City Council, is intended to foster unity... 'Although the resolution seems to be a...

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How Strong Will the Jewish Vote Swing Towards Kerry?

July 27, 2004

Source: Haaretz News

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/456594.html

On July 27, 2004 Haaretz News reported, "Jewish activists in the Democratic Party are working hard this convention week to garner support for the party and its presidential candidate, John Kerry, in order to prevent an erosion of Jewish votes on behalf of U.S. President George W. Bush in November's election... A former AIPAC executive director and former chairman of the Democratic Party, Steve...

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Muslims Urge Kerry to Reach Out to Community

July 27, 2004

Source: News House News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/mccutcheon072704.html

On July 27, 2004 News House News Service reported, "Muslim voters appear less inclined to support President Bush in November than they did in 2000, but that doesn't mean they automatically back Democrat John Kerry. Several of the roughly 40 Muslim delegates attending this week's Democratic National Convention said they are waiting for the Kerry campaign to show its concern...

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Muslim Holy Land Foundation Claimed to be Linked to Hamas

July 27, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040727_456.html

On July 27, 2004 the reported, "A Texas-based Muslim charity and seven of its directors and fund-raisers have been charged with supporting the militant Palestinian group Hamas and with money laundering and conspiracy. A federal grand jury in Dallas returned the 42 charges against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and the...

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Election 2004: Muslim Delegates look to Back Kerry at the DNC

July 27, 2004

Source: Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=74026

On July 27, 2004 Metro West Daily News reported, "Muslims expect to have their voices heard at the Democratic National Convention. Forty Muslim delegates from across America have come to Boston to have their say during the convention and express their support for Kerry's campaign. The majority, along with local Muslim leaders, plan to also...

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