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Holy Land Foundation Argues FBI Used Faulty Intelligence Translations

July 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/27/politics/27muslim.html?pagewanted=all

On July 27, 2004 The New York Times reported, "A shuttered Islamic charity in Dallas, accused of being a financial front for Middle East terrorists, charged Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation falsified evidence and 'fabricated a case' against it in an effort to show that it financed Palestinian suicide-bombers.

The charity, the...

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Study Shows Sharp Increase in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in 2003

July 26, 2004

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Wire Service: AP

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/9243179.htm

On July 26, 2004 Tallahassee Democrat reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington, D.C.-based Islamic civil-rights group, said there were more than 1,000 incidents of harassment or hate crimes against Muslims last year, up from about 600 in 2002.

CAIR officials say such anti-Muslim incidents are likely...

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In the Face of Conflict, Muslims and Jews Create Dialogue in NC

July 26, 2004

Source: WRAL News

http://www.wral.com/news/3577046/detail.html

On July 26, 2004 WRAL News reported, "Muslims from the Islamic Center spent Sunday morning with Jews at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh... The National Leader of the American Society of Muslims addressed the group. Omam Earl Mohammed first visited the Temple in November 2002... Sunday's participants spent most of their time speaking to each other. Leaders of both faiths say the constant unrest in the Middle East makes it...

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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country....

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Interfaith Assembly Fosters Abrahamic Dialogue in NJ

July 25, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=300

On July 25, 2004 Muslim American Society reported, "The Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) [Morristown, NJ] hosted a Special Assembly, entitled: 'Children of Abraham: Journeys to God.'   The milestone event, attended by more than 700 people, featured renowned leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths promoting the need for peace and solidarity among the...

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Opinion: Lack of Media Coverage of First Muslim Woman MP Shows Biased, Conservative Portrayal of Islam

July 25, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000970.php

On July 25, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! posted an opinion piece (originally published in the Globe and Mail) by Tarek Fatah, host of The Muslim Chronicle, a weekly program on Canadian TV, and a founding member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, on the lack of media coverage on the election of Canada's first Muslim woman member of Parliament, Yasmin Ratansi. Fatah writes, "The question is this: How...

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Islamic Center Festival Highlights Muslim Culture in Nashville, TN

July 25, 2004

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/07/54854891.shtml?Element_ID=548

On July 25, 2004 The Tennessean reported that, "at the fourth annual International Yard Sale at the Islamic Center of Nashville... [Muslims] have laid out their world, heritage and culture to share with others... In the back parking lot, there were heaps of clothing and toys, tables with jewelry and appliances, and racks of Middle Eastern clothing...

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Editorial: Prisoners Should Retain Religious Rights

July 25, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13763

On July 25, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "Disputes over the denial of kosher meals have flared up in a number of states, including Virginia, where an inmate filed a lawsuit in April. Keeping kosher in prison is just one of many religious-freedom claims being raised by prisoners throughout the nation. The cases cover the religious waterfront from the...

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Some Say London Has Become a Center of Islamic Terrorism Due to Tolerant Government

July 24, 2004

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/07/24/MNGN67SF4U1.DTL

On July 24, 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "The presence of militants like Bakri has earned the British capital the sobriquet 'Londonistan' among diplomats and terrorism experts, who see London as a worldwide center of Islamic terrorism. 'The Islamists use Britain as a propaganda base but wouldn't do anything to...

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Muslim Somalis Migrate to Barron Wisconsin

July 24, 2004

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/jul04/246311.asp

On July 24, 2004 The Journal Sentinel reported, "In less than a decade, a river of refugees from Somalia has flowed into Barron [Wisconsin], lured by good-paying meat packing jobs at the Jennie-O Turkey plant, the city's largest employer. Today, 12% of Barron's population is from Somalia... The first Somali refugees began showing up in Barron about eight years ago to fill jobs at Jennie-O....

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"Hybrid Culture" Emerges Among Italian Muslims

July 24, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10096-2004Jul23.html

On July 24, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "One recent evening, the band at the Thousand and One Nights Restaurant played hand-held drums and stringed instruments on a platform ringed with Oriental rugs and pillows, and a singer warbled Arabic love songs. It could have been a festive scene in Damascus, Cairo or Rabat. In fact the brightly lit establishment...

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Controversy Over Orland Park Mosque is now Political

July 23, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0407230295jul23,1,29834

On July 23, 2004 Chicago Tribune reported, "A political storm is quietly brewing in Orland Park, where controversy over recent approval of a new mosque has been followed by an effort to change how trustees are elected. At the same time, some residents are searching for a candidate to challenge Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who supported the mosque and...

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