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Muslim Graves Vandalized, Government Creates Interfaith Committee to Promote Tolerance

June 24, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24351371.htm

On June 24, 2004 Reuters reported, "Neo-Nazi vandals have struck at the Islamic minority in the Alsace region of eastern France, desecrating 48 graves of Muslim soldiers with swastikas and "SS" inscriptions, officials said on Thursday. The vandals smashed seven Muslim gravestones overnight in the military cemetery in this town north of Strasbourg, capital of the region which has seen about a dozen...

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3rd Annual Youth Interfaith Camp in N.C.

June 24, 2004

Source: The Mountain Times

http://www.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2004/0624/interfaithcamp.php3

On June 24, 2004 The Mountain Times reported, "The third annual interfaith camp was held at Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp last week where 16 Christians, Jews and Muslims met together to learn about one another and to learn how to trust others of different faiths or beliefs. Boys from Ashe County, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Israel, Africa, Charlotte...

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Current Report on Hate Crimes Geared Toward Muslims

June 24, 2004

Source: WTOP

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wtopnews.com/?sid=215314&nid=226

On June 24, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the subsequent war on terror, many Muslim-Americans report they've been victims of harassment and discrimination, violence and vandalism." This six part audio series and report explores issues that range from profiling concerns to the challenges faced by Sikh-Americans mistaken as Muslim.

Beheadings Have No Justification in Islam, Scholars Say

June 24, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wohead243865339jun24,0,5716711.story

On June 24, 2004 New York Newsday reported, "It has become a terrifying spectacle disseminated by videotape: masked men calmly reading statements and then beheading their hostages. The speeches are mostly political; occasionally they have invoked vague religious justifications for the killings. But there is little precedent...

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Shi'ite Muslim Center in New England Looks to Expand

June 24, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/06/24/getting_to_know_the_neighbors/

On June 24, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Mahmud Jafri, a founder of the only Shi'ite Muslim center in New England, was mingling with Jewish leaders and fellow Muslims under a canopy of trees at his Dover home... In this charged political climate... the get-together also spoke to the evolving role that he and other members of...

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Soccer Player Told to Remove Headscarf, Referee Suspended

June 23, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9932760%255E1702,00.html

On June 23, 2004 The Australian reported, "A referee has been suspended after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly asked to take off her Islamic headscarf during a junior soccer match in Melbourne on the weekend. The Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) said it had suspended the referee while it investigated reports he questioned...

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Muslim Truck Driver Takes Action Against Discrimination in TN

June 23, 2004

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/06/53237088.shtml?Element_ID=53237088

On June 23, 2004 The Tennessean reported, "A local Muslim truck driver says he was fired for refusing to pick up a load of Budweiser beer after telling supervisors that transporting alcohol violated his religious beliefs.

Ibrahim Barzinji, a Nashville resident who is Kurdish, filed suit in federal court this week against his...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 23, 2004

Source: Metro Active

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/06.23.04/muslims-0426.html

On June 23, 2004 Metro Active reported that, "in a San Jose Convention Center meeting room, about 150 members of the South Bay's Muslim community gathered expectantly for a South Bay-wide Muslim town-hall meeting. The meeting, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), would be one of 40 such meetings scheduled in major cities across the nation by...

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Interfaith Conference Engages Cultral Sensivity in Cleveland, OH

June 23, 2004

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/108798332

On June 23, 2004 The Plain Dealer reported the recent events of the interfaith conference "Stand Against Hate" held in Cleveland to engage cultural and religious sensitivity. "There were 12 presentations Tuesday at the third annual conference, which focused on the public's misunderstandings and misconceptions about certain cultures and religions....

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South Dakota Muslim Women's Network

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 October 2004.

Contact Information

Address: 21079 1st Ave., Bushnell, SD 57276
Email: anisahdavid@sociologist.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/south_dakota_muslim_women/

Informal Network

The South Dakota Muslim Women's Network is a small, informal affiliation of women of predominantly European-American descent who have converted to Islam. The website provides a means for the...
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Religious Leaders Protest Bush Visit

June 21, 2004

Source: online.ie

http://www.online.ie/news/viewer.adp?article=3129175

On June 21, 2004 online.ie reported, "A group of leading Irish religious representatives came out in support of protests against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President George Bush to Ireland. Christian, Buddhist and Muslim representatives, together with the NGO Peace Alliance, have planned a number of peaceful protests for this weekend. They are calling on Irish people to join their demonstrations...

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Islamic Center of Wisconsin

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 June 2004.

Contact Information

Address: 720 W. Parkway Blvd., Appleton, WI 54914

Islam Growing, Number of Muslims Near 4 Million

June 21, 2004

Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/998.html#

On June 21, 2004 The Santa Fe New Mexican reported, "According to Arquitecto Muhammad Yusuf Hallar, the Secretary General of the Islamic Organization for Latin America, there are roughly four million Muslims in Latin America." The article then listed links to the Latino American Dawah Organization and other internet resources on the growth of Islam in Latin America.

Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 21, 2004

Source: The Daily Californian

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=15498

On June 21, 2004 The Daily Californian reported, "The American Muslim Alliance Youth Think Tank met this weekend at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall to rally the Muslim-youth vote, which speakers said is often ignored by candidates. In the last presidential election, much of the Muslim community voted as a bloc, sending their votes to President Bush. Bush’s public stance against the 1996...

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