Islam

Muslims Protest in Response to Recent Raid of Mosque in Philadelphia

June 11, 2004

Source: Centre Daily

Wire Service: AP

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/8902136.htm

On June 11, 2004 the Centre Daily/AP reported, "Federal agents desecrated a mosque when they detained an imam during a raid two weeks ago, leaders of local mosques said Friday... About 100 people protested the raid outside the Philadelphia federal building, many shouting 'Allahu Akbar!' meaning 'God is great' in...

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Archbishop Urges Christians to Respond to "Islam's Crisis" With "Love, Not War"

June 11, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=55169

On June 11, 2004 Zenit reported, "Archbishop Fouad Twal of Tunis has written an open letter explaining that Islam is going through a crisis to which Christians should respond with love and hope, not war. In the letter to Christians of the West, the bishop says that 'after the attack on the twin towers and the war in Iraq, confidence in international justice and serenity have diminished...The issue...

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At Dedication of Muslim Community Center, Saudi Imam Encourages British Muslims to Promote Peace

June 11, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/147/story_14748_1.html

On June 11, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Several thousand Muslims filled London's oldest mosque and the streets outside Friday to hear a sermon by a top Saudi Arabian preacher who urged them to help dispel misconceptions that sometimes result from the war on terror. The service began a weekend of ceremonies marking the formal opening of...

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Evangelical Christians Respond to Anti-Islam Rhetoric

June 11, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/11/MNGBA74CR51.DTL

On June 11, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "The Rev. Richard Cizik will be representing the National Association of Evangelicals at an event at the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he'll no doubt be asked about comments such as one by the Rev. Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son and...

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Private Islamic School to Open in Des Moines, Iowa

June 10, 2004

Source: The Iowa Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.theiowachannel.com/education/3404088/detail.html

On June 10, 2004 The Iowa Channel reported, " A new private elementary school will open in Des Moines in the fall, featuring Islamic teachings. Organizers said the New Horizons School, at the Islamic Center of Des Moines, 6201 Franklin Ave., will serve about 20 kindergartners through second-graders this fall. Board member Iqbal...

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Since 9/11 Muslims and Methodists Unite in MN

June 10, 2004

Source: Sun Newspapers

http://www.mnsun.com/archive.asp?display=story2&year=2004&storyID=137882

On June 10, 2004 Sun Newspapers reported that, "On June 19, the Methodists and the Muslims will get together for a big picnic at Brooklyn Park’s River Park. It will be the third picnic that the congregations have organized since the terrorist attacks in September 2001, which put the nation at war but brought the local Islamic center and church...

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Mosque Proposed in Orland Park, IL Faces Zoning Concerns

June 10, 2004

Source: Star Newspapers

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/10-sp3.htm

On June 10, 2004 Star Newspapers gave an update on the proposal to build a mosque in Orlando Park, IL. "The property where the proposed mosque would be built is subject to annexation into Orlando Park. As a result, village officials are expected to vote in favor of the project on its merits — that is, whether it meets village codes and ordinances. Committee members last month said...

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Hamtramck Prayer Controversy is Emblem of "Culture Wars"

June 9, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0405/20/d01-158815.htm

On June 9, 2004 The Detroit News published an editorial on the controversy over the call to prayer in Michigan: "The din surrounding the Hamtramck mosque keeps getting louder: It’s a clarion call to hate groups and provocateurs. The National Alliance, a neo-Nazi-like group whose national clubhouse is based in West Virginia, is circulating fliers to oppose the noise ordinance...

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