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Institute Established to Monitor Representation of Religion in School Textbooks

June 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/ArtCulture/2004/06/article07.shtml

On June 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Distortion of Islam in French school syllabi can be seen as a reflection of the mutual misunderstanding between Islam and the West, yet a reflection with its own significance, which can also be viewed in the light of the American attempts to change the religious curricula in some Islamic countries. Dr. Mustafa Al-...

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Over One-Third of Dutch Surveyed Are Afraid of Muslims

June 27, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

On June 27, 2004 Reuters reported, "More than a third of the Dutch surveyed are afraid of Muslims, and nearly three-quarters have little or no contact with people from that cultural background, according to a poll published yesterday. The survey of 813 adults by TNS NIPO pollsters for De Volkskrant newspaper found that 36 percent of the Dutch feel threatened by Muslims in the Netherlands and only 15 percent regard the culture positively. Half of the respondents fear that the...

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Volunteer Terroist Watch Corps Builds Among Highway Drivers in Little Rock, AR

June 27, 2004

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040705-658321,00.ht

On June 27, 2004 TIME Magazine reported, "On a blazing hot morning last week, 75 men and women of the highway � bus drivers, truckers and van operators � convened at a nondescript office building in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters. The Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking...

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Sunni and Shi'a Muslims More United Than U.S. Government Portrays

June 27, 2004

Source: News-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.news-leader.com/today/0627-Iraqissayt-121177.html

On June 27, 2004 News-Leader/AP reported, "Ahmed Shammar, a Shiite Muslim, prays in a Sunni Muslim mosque because it's close to his house. His wife, Shatha, a Sunni, improvises her own daily prayers, mixing Shiite and Sunni rituals. That she and her husband are from different sects of Islam means nothing to Shatha. 'He's a Muslim and...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 26, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up Inc.

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000909.php

On June 26, 2004 Muslim Wake Up Inc. reported, "AMT [American Muslim Taskforce] has been set up to guide Muslim voters about the 2004 elections. It is the new incarnation of the notorious American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) that was set up in 2000 to rally the Muslim vote behind Bush-Cheney. But as we reported in February, the 2000 Bush endorsement debacle was apparently...

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Profile of Progressive Muslim Think Tank

June 26, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs26jun26,1,4309563.

On June 26, 2004 the Los Angeles Times profiled the progressive Muslim website http://www.muslimwakeup.com, "which was established last year by two UCLA graduates, Ahmed Nassef and Jawad Ali. With more than 800 articles posted and 90,000 hits per month, the site is billed as representing the 'vanguard of the progressive Muslim movement'... The nascent...

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Opinion: Imams Should Not Use Mosques to Further Political Agendas

June 26, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000908.php

On June 26, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! ran an opinion piece by Tarek Fatah, host of The Muslim Chronicle TV, and Jehad Aliweiwi, former executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation, in which they argued, "On Monday, millions of Canadians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament and a new Prime Minister. Muslim Canadians have been active in the body-politic of this country for decades. We have...

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An Interfaith Wedding Anniversary

June 25, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/179445_vcenter25.html

On June 25, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Sixty-two years ago, Alice Siegal wore a powder-blue wool suit, a pillbox hat and a veil and married her sweetheart, Arthur, in the gymnasium of the Seattle Talmud Torah, a Jewish day school in the Central District. Tomorrow, she and her husband will celebrate their anniversary in the same brick-faced building. It...

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Father of Slain Reporter Daniel Pearl to Help Muslim-Jewish Relations

June 25, 2004

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F66858BA-6162-455A-A12192AD7

On June 25, 2004 VOA News reported, "The father of a Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan two years ago is leading a series of public dialogues with a Pakistani scholar aimed at improving Jewish-Muslim relations. The series that began in the United States last year moved to London this week and...

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Opponents of Orland Park Mosque Threaten to Unseat Board Members in Favor of Building in IL

June 24, 2004

Source: The Star

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/24-sp1.htm

On June 24, 2004 The Star reported, "If opponents of a proposed Orland Park mosque follow through on their promise, Mayor Dan McLaughlin and village trustees put their political careers in jeopardy Monday. About three-quarters of a vocal crowd — which police estimated to be close to 700 people — voiced objections to the development [of the Orland Park Mosque] Monday and vowed to next year...

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Muslim Prayer Hall Site Vandalized With Pigs' Heads

June 24, 2004

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/June/theworld_June465.xml&section=theworld

On June 24, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "The site of a controversial Muslim prayer hall was vandalized on Thursday with pigs’ heads skewered on stakes and pork offal smeared throughout the building. Developer...

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