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Country's First Muslim Cemetery to be Established in North Chungchong Province

July 11, 2004

Source: The Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200407/kt2004071117434612070.htm

On July 11, 2004 The Korea Times reported, "The first cemetery for Korean Muslims will be set up at a park in Chungju, North Chungchong Province, the Korea Muslim Federation said on Sunday. About 400 bodies can be buried in the cemetery, which will cover an area of 1,100 pyong (3,630 square meters), according to Lee Joo-ho, a federation official. Lee said the Qatar...

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Muslims and Jews Fight a War of Values

July 11, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/9119785.htm

On July 11, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Recent events have carved out two distinct sides, and they are not the West and Islam as it has been constantly portrayed. This has become a war of those who value human rights against those who do not believe those rights are applicable to all of humanity. There is the side that vehemently spoke out against prisoner...

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Curiosity About Islam Leads to Conversions for Some Taiwanese Women

July 11, 2004

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2004/07/11/2003178602

On July 11, 2004 the Taipei Times reported, "It was a list of questions that brought Huda to the Taipei Grand Mosque. 'Why can't they eat pork? Why must women cover up? And why, if men can take four wives, can't women take four husbands?' After enrolling in a six-week course on the fundamentals of Islam she found her answers, and she found religion. 'When I first...

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Muslim School Joins Theological Consortium in Washington, D.C.

July 10, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/9103640.htm

On July 10, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Va., has joined the Washington Theological Consortium, marking the first time that a Muslim school has become part of a major group of U.S. seminaries and schools of religion... The Washington consortium is one of 10 such cooperatives in...

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At Parliament, Debate Over Meaning and Definition of Religion

July 10, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0407100135jul10,1,1475107.story?coll=chi-printnews-hed

On July 10, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "In a quiet room, spiritual leader Hum Bui and his followers, women dressed in sky-blue tunics with cone-shaped headscarves, enlighten a mesmerized crowd about their Vietnamese faith. Their founder established the CaoDai movement in 1925 to...

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Muslim Leader's Conviction Suggests Hidden Ties to War on Terror

July 10, 2004

Source: Ohio News Network

Wire Service: AP

http://www.onnnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=1984261

On July 10, 2004 Ohio News Network reported, "The impact of a mosque leader being convicted of hiding terrorist ties is stretching beyond the courtroom.

The American Civil Liberties Union may join the appeal by imam Fawaz Damra to overturn his conviction on a charge of lying to obtain U.S. citizenship in 1994. The ACLU says civil rights...

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FBI Calls on Muslims and Sikhs for Help Fighting Terror

July 9, 2004

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/07/09/fbi.terrorthreat.ap/index.html

On July 9, 2004 CNN reported, "The FBI is intensifying efforts nationwide to enlist Muslims, Arab-Americans and Sikhs to help thwart a possible terrorist attack this summer or fall. FBI Director Robert Mueller told top agents in all 56 FBI field offices to increase contacts with these groups in their areas amid a consistent flow of intelligence that indicates al Qaeda wants to launch...

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In Wake of Anti-Semitic, Anti-Muslim Attacks, President Calls for Religious Tolerance

July 9, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1257445,00.html

On July 9, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French president, Jacques Chirac, made a national appeal for racial and religious tolerance yesterday as part of a campaign to tackle an alarming surge in racist attacks. In his strongest condemnation yet of the desecration of Muslim and Jewish cemeteries over the past three months, Mr Chirac called for urgent action to stem a rise...

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Jewish Leaders Demand Police Action Against Islamic Cleric

July 9, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3879127.stm

On July 9, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Jewish community leaders are pressuring the police to act against controversial Islamic cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. The Board of Deputies of British Jews has met senior Scotland Yard officers to present a 'dossier' of alleged comments by the sheikh. They say the Egyptian-born cleric is a threat to race relations because he has defended Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel...

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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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