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Muslims Strive for Political Organization Across Ethnic Lines in MD

July 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslims05jul05,0,680827.story

On July 5, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Baltimore City Council candidate Melvin Bilal held a fund-raiser at a local mosque in May, the black Republican drew 250 fellow Muslim Americans, including immigrants from India, Pakistan and the Arab world. Among them was retailer Ahzar Ansari, originally from Karachi, who donated $1,000...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Reaches Tenth Year of Action

July 5, 2004

Source: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pccair05jul05,0,725817.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On July 5, 2004 The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Since its founding a decade ago, the council, frequently referred to by its acronym CAIR, has pursued a mission of exposing injustice against American Muslims. Modeled in part on the Anti-Defamation League's civil rights...

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Government Warns Muslims Not to Defy Headscarf Ban

July 5, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L05574394.htm

On July 5, 2004 Reuters reported, "French officials warned Islamic activists against testing the state's patience on Monday after a second large Muslim group urged schoolgirls to defy a ban on headscarves when schools reopen in September. The headscarves, which will be banned from state schools after the summer break, surged back into the news when the large Union of French Islamic Organisations (...

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Archbishop Warns of Increasing Anti-Christian Sentiments

July 5, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=56387

On July 5, 2004 Zenit reported, "Muslim anger over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is leading to more discrimination against Christians in Pakistan, an archbishop warns. 'There is a lot of anger among Muslims here because of the war in Iraq,' said Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore, during a recent visit to the Germany-based group Aid to the Church in Need. 'The general discrimination against...

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Hundreds of Muslims Gather at Yosemite National Park

July 4, 2004

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8801879p-9688097c.html

On July 4, 2004 The Fresno Bee reported, "Year after year, Zainab Munjy, 22, makes the drive from her Fresno home to join hundreds of Muslim families at Camp Green Meadows in Fish Camp. About 250 people are expected to attend this year's 15th annual Youth and Adult Islamic Camp, hosted by the Muslim Society of Central California near the entrance to Yosemite National Park. The...

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Sufi Teacher from Jerusalem Tours U.S.

July 3, 2004

Source: The Ann Arbor News

http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf?/base/news-9/108884954062910.xml

On July 3, 2004 The Ann Arbor News reported, "Dr. Kirk Laman and other Sufis in the area gathered at Eastern Michigan University four days last week to travel deeper in prayer with their Sufi guide, Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i ash-Shadhuli. For 20 years, Shaykh Muhammad, 73, was an Islamic judge in Palestine and now heads the Higher...

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Muslim Comedian Gets Laughs in Sacramento, CA

July 3, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=c7ba961e3fa3c67a49cbe69706d6ff00

On July 3, 2004 NCM reported, "The Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims, or SALAM, held its annual fundraiser once again at its facility in California's State Capital region. And if one wanted to be pleasantly surprised, this was the place to be as a new twist of sorts enhanced the usual religious program. With the...

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Update: In Orland Park, Mayor Takes Stance for Tolerance

July 2, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0407020317jul02,1,660010.story

On July 2, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "The mayor of Orland Park had planned to read about tolerance from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address at a church's 4th of July rally, but has backed out because he found objectionable comments made by the pastor about a proposed mosque...In a letter to Rev....

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Survey: Candians Say They Value Multicultural Society But Cautious About Affirming Islam

July 1, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040701.wxcanada01/BNStory/National/

On July 1, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "On their nation's birthday today, Canadians can assure themselves they're more supportive of same-sex marriage than ever before. They're overwhelmingly opposed to banning religious symbols and dress in schools. They almost universally approve of their children growing up in a...

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Muslims and Mormons Create Solidarity in UT

July 1, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/national/01enclave.html

On July 1, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Given its overwhelmingly Mormon population, Utah might seem an unlikely place for Muslim immigrants from Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Indonesia, Sudan and Pakistan. But the Muslim population of Utah has grown rapidly, to about 25,000, most of whom arrived in the last decade in the wake of conflicts around the world that in some cases...

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Sengegalese Music Star Releases Songs About His Islamic Faith

July 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19419-2004Jun30.html?referrer=email

On July 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A few years back, Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour composed a series of songs celebrating his Islamic faith. He originally wrote the devotional music for his family and friends to listen to during Ramadan but then decided to release it as an album. The events of Sept. 11, 2001,...

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Assault on Muslim in CA to be Investigated as Hate Crime

July 1, 2004

Source: The San Diego Channel 10 News

http://www.thesandiegochannel.com/news/3481735/detail.html

On July 1, 2004 The San Diego Channel 10 News reported, "A Muslim man reported being attacked outside a Mira Mesa supermarket by a man who beat him while screaming racial slurs, according to 10News.

Abdul Wahab Al-Sheikh said the assailant jumped him outside a Ralphs grocery store located at 9440 Mira Mesa Blvd. about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, punched him in the...

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Poll Shows Bush Trailing Kerry and Nader in Muslim Vote

July 1, 2004

Source: The Foundation For National Progress

http://www.motherjones.com/news/dailymojo/2004/07/07_801.html

On July 1, 2004 The Foundation For National Progress reported, "Muslim voters overwhelmingly backed George Bush four years ago, to the point that some conservative commentators cited that support as a key reason Bush is sitting in the White House. But as a new poll of Muslim voters further confirms, the landscape hasradically shifted. Tuesday’s...

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