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Faith Enters the Workplace

June 5, 2004

Source: IndyStar

http://www.indystar.com/articles/9/152398-3719-047.html

On June 5, 2004 IndyStar reported, "Indianapolis firefighter Michael Saahir prays five times a day at work, finding quiet time by his bed at the fire station. Bernie Lacy's family printing business hires a chaplain to talk to employees about their lives. Rachel McDuffee tries to follow Christ's way of caring for others in her treatment of employees at her Broad Ripple hair salon. Then there is...

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Sufi Author Argues Future of Islam Lies in American Muslims

June 4, 2004

Source: Slate

http://slate.msn.com/id/2101698/

On June 4, 2004 Slate reported that, "'In What's Right With Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West', Feisal Abdul Rauf explains how both the American government and private citizens, non-Muslim and Muslim, can take the initiative. 'It is time,' writes Abdul Rauf, 'for an American Islam that will translate into the Islamic vernacular, for the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds, the best of the American dream.' As Americans helped shape and...

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Police Ban Muslim Procession After Appeals from Christians

June 4, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3777441.stm

On June 4, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The Nigerian authorities have banned a procession by Muslims in the northern city of Kano, after appeals from Christian leaders. The police outlawed Saturday's march by the Qadiriyya Sufi sect. It has been held annually for 59 years. Dozens of Christians were killed in communal clashes last month in Kano. The Christian Association of Nigeria said it had received information...

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Terrorist or Victim of the Patriot Act?

June 4, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/front_page/1086350700285980.xml

On June 4, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "In the search for terrorist 'sleepers' hiding among ordinary Americans, Pete Seda seems a most unlikely suspect. Nearly everyone in this small Southern Oregon town has a story about Seda's advocacy for Islamic causes. Crowds waved to him from downtown sidewalks each Fourth of July...

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President Orders His Words Inscribed Next to Qur'anic Verses at Mosque

June 3, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3773667.stm

On June 3, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov, has ordered that his own words be inscribed alongside verses of the Koran on a new mosque being built just outside the capital Ashgabat, intended to be the biggest in all Asia. The president announced that craftsmen would add lines from his book called 'the Ruhnama' on the immense façade. Mr. Niyazov, known...

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New Muslim School to Open in Boston

June 3, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/06/03/muslims_lease_site_in_cambridge_for_school/

On June 3, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "An Islamic school is expected to open next school year in the Boston area, but not in Medford, one of the sites that had been considered for the school. The Muslim American Society, which had proposed converting the former Hervey School in Medford into a pre-...

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Conference on Islam and Terrorism Calls for Muslims to Speak Out Against Militant Groups

June 3, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14693_1.html

On June 3, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Muslims must be at the forefront of the fight against militant groups who cast a shadow over Islam through violence, participants at a conference on Islam and terrorism said Thursday. The conference 'Islam Against Terrorism' opened in the Russian capital with the aim of determining the prospects for...

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Opinion: Government Must Earn Trust of Muslims to Receive Their Help in Countering Terrorism

June 3, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000846.php#more

On June 3, 2004 Muslim Wake Up ran an editorial piece by Dr. Pete Lentini, Co-Convenor of the Global Terrorism Research Unit and Head of the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, on the relationship between the Australian government and the country's Muslims. He writes, "In both circumstances [that Lentini describes in his article]...

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Muslim Women Gather to Discuss Stereotypes

June 3, 2004

Source: Sacramento News Review

http://www.newsreview.com/issues/sacto/2004-06-03/News.asp

On June 3, 2004 the Sacramento News Review reported, "Muslim women are viewed in one of two ways, said a panelist at UC Davis’ Muslim Women’s Panel: They’re considered oppressed and depressed, she said, or they’re considered, especially by men in the West, to be sexually exotic, 'hiding unusual, bizarre sexual fantasies.' Neither assessment, argued...

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In New Mexico, Praying Muslims Detained at Shopping Mall

June 2, 2004

Source: Albuquerque Tribune

http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/opinions04/060204_opinions_hal.shtml

On June 2, 2004 the Albuquerque Tribune reported, "Last month in Albuquerque, two men of Middle Eastern origins were observed in prayer on a lawn outside a large shopping mall. It was sundown, and devout Muslims engage in prayer five times a day, so Muslims at prayer was hardly surprising. They had planned some shopping, but before it was over, Albuquerque...

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Jews Most Frequent Targets for Hate Crimes, Followed by Blacks and Muslims, Report Says

June 2, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040602/HATE02/National/Idx

On June 2, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "The first national snapshot of hate crime in Canada has concluded that Jews, followed by blacks and Muslims, are the most frequent targets for bigots. Statistics Canada released crime figures yesterday supplied by 12 major police forces in Canada. Of the 928 hate crimes reported...

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Protestors of Orland Park Mosque Want Vote

June 2, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/021syt4.htm

On June 2, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported, "Opponents of a planned Orland Park mosque want village trustees to delay a final decision until after a non-binding referendum on the issue in November. An organized petition drive for a referendum has not yet begun, but mosque foes contend that trustees have not heeded the concerns of many residents who have attended two...

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