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Call to Prayer Controversy Sets Precedent for Nation's Growing Diversity

July 21, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/ham21_20040721.htm

On July 21, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Campaign banners fluttered in four languages and neighbors from an array of ethnic backgrounds took to the streets and gathered in houses of worship in Hamtramck Tuesday to lobby each other as voters decided two hotly debated ballot questions. Issues as universal as religious freedom and public education hung in the balance in the special...

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Country's Mufti Takes a Stand Against Extremism

July 21, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0721/p15s02-lire.html

On July 21, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As often as he can find time, Australia's senior Muslim cleric, or 'Mufti,' takes a religious journey of sorts to a Sydney dump. With him he brings handfuls of pamphlets, fliers, and books filled with Islamist messages and personally disposes of them. As head of a popular mosque in Sydney's suburbs, Sheikh Taj Din Al Hilaly...

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University Holds Summer Program on "Muslims in the West"

July 20, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-07/20/article02.shtml

On July 20, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The German University of Erfurt opened Monday, July 20, its International Alumni Summer School 'Muslims in the West' for the third consecutive year in this German state. The 12-day event brings together 25 Muslim participants from Turkey, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan, South Africa, Iran and Malaysia alongside 15...

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Livingston CA City Council Condemns Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

July 20, 2004

Source: Merced Sun-Star

http://www.mercedsun-star.com/local/story/8873307p-9763003c.html

On July 20, 2004 Merced Sun-Star reported that, "Livingston's City Council is set to approve a resolution condemning hate crimes against Sikhs tonight. Mayor Gurpal Samra said the resolution will show support for Sikhs nationwide who have been subjected to hurtful remarks and occasional physical attacks since the terrorist attacks of 2001. He said Sikhs make up about...

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Police Officers Display Hindu Identity Prominently

July 20, 2004

Source: Ahmedabad Newsline

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=92203

On July 20, 2004 Ahmedabad Newsline reported, "At the Naroda Police Station, in a corner of Senior Inspector V.S. Gohil’s chamber is a mini temple. There are idols and pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses on a shelf. Garlands, flowers, and agarbattis indicate there is daily puja. Gohil readily admits as much. He says he’s religious, of course, and is bewildered that...

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Controversy Over Muslims Wearing Religious Stoles at U.C. Irvine

July 19, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/archives/000893.php

On July 19, 2004 Muslim Wake Up reported that "A huge controversy (has erupted) over 11 UCI students who planned to wear an Islamic-themed stole (i.e. the sashes worn over the shoulders by graduates) at their graduation ceremony... a whole host of Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Congress, have been demanding that the university administration ban the stoles, since they contend that...

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Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 18, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/213140p-183538c.html

On July 18, 2004 New York Daily News reported, "Last Sunday's senseless attack on a Sikh man - a 54-year-old father and community leader - in Richmond Hill, Queens, was the latest reminder that prejudice and hate are alive and well on the streets of New York... That is why on Thursday, almost 100 people in a diverse, multiethnic coalition of more than two dozen civil...

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Grand Sheikh and Alexandrian Pope Sign Christian-Muslim Dialogue Agreement

July 17, 2004

Source: ArabicNews.com

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040717/2004071726.html

On July 17, 2004 ArabicNews.com reported, "The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mohamed Sayed Tantawi and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese presided yesterday on the signing of an agreement on Muslim-Christian dialogue. Sheikh Hamid El-Rifae, Chairman of the International Islamic Forum and Gergis Saleh, Secretary General of the Middle East...

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FBI to Conduct Voluntary Interviews of Muslims

July 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56080-2004Jul16.html?referrer=email

On July 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported that, "FBI agents have launched a series of interviews of Muslims and Arab Americans in the Washington area and across the country, hoping to glean information that could prevent a major terrorist attack during this election year. A few dozen voluntary interviews of community leaders,...

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Muslim Vote Plays Role in Labour Party's Loss of Seats in Election

July 17, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/16/1089694567759.html?oneclick=true

On July 17, 2004 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "British voters have delivered a humiliating rebuke to Tony Blair in two by-elections in supposedly safe Labour seats in the Government's first electoral test after the damning Butler inquiry into Iraq intelligence. Massive swings against Labour cost the party Leicester South and reduced...

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