Islam

Muslim Charity Says Worker Wrongly Accused

June 2, 2004

Source: NBC News

http://www.nbc4.com/news/3375364/detail.html

On June 2, 2004 NBC News reported, "The U.S. branch of a controversial Saudi-based charity said Wednesday that the arrest of one of its volunteers last week on immigration charges is unfounded. Federal agents on Friday raided the offices of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth in Alexandria as part of its investigation into immigration charges against Ibrahim Abdullah, an Alexandria resident and Saudi citizen who last...

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Majority-Muslim Province Also Includes Buddhists, Christians and Taoists Living in Harmony

June 2, 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/02/content_1504671.htm

On June 2, 2004 Xinhuanet reported, "The Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Linxia in northwest China's Gansu Province is known as the 'little Mecca' in China for the existence in peace and harmony of residents of different ethnic groups and different faiths. The prefecture has a population of 1.92 million. People of Hui ethnicity constitute 56 percent of the total population....

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Nigerian Conflict Tied More to Money and Politics Than Religion

June 1, 2004

Source: TIME Europe

http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901040531-641105,00.html

On June 1, 2004 TIME Europe ran a feature article examining the roots of conflict between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria: "Many Nigerians argue that the real reason for the violence is not ethnic or religious division — most Nigerians have peacefully coexisted for centuries — but the scramble for scarce resources and political clout....

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Young Buddhist, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus Share Experiences in Forum on Religious Diversity

May 31, 2004

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,253706,00.html

On May 31, 2004 The Straits Times reported, "Being a Muslim in a Catholic school gave Ms. Iva Aminuddin the chance to talk about Islam at length to curious friends. 'It made me more aware of my own religion,' said Ms. Iva, 25, a civil servant and member of Mendaki Club. She was one of four speakers at a forum on dealing with religious diversity held...

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At Shiite Conference, Muslims Aim for Voice in Policy

May 31, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/whitehouse/la-na-muslim31may31,1,6480326.story?coll=la-news-politics-white_house

On May 31, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Iraq topped the list of foreign policy concerns at the weekend convention of the Universal Muslim Assn. of America, a group formed last year to organize the Shiite community here and project...

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Muslims Celebrate the Art of Naat

May 30, 2004

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=073886cf90b8ac6eff2dbee7cd0e69e3

On May 30, 2004 Pakistan Link reported, "This San Francisco Bay Area city became a focal point of much spiritual activity for area Muslims when The Hamdani Brothers Foundation held their second annual “Naat Khwani” competition as a part of the ongoing community festivities associated with the birthday of...

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Britian "Institutionally Islamophobic," Tensions Building in Muslim Communities, Report Says

May 30, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1227962,00.html

On May 30, 2004 The Observer reported, "Hostility towards Islam permeates every part of British society and will spark race riots unless urgent action is taken to integrate Muslim youths into society, according to a devastating report. The Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia (CBMI), which is chaired by a key government adviser to the Stephen Lawrence...

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Muslim Officer Sues Dept. Over Bias

May 29, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=7428

On May 29, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "A Chicago police officer who is a Muslim and Palestinian-American alleged in a federal lawsuit Friday that he had been repeatedly ridiculed and discriminated against by officers and superiors because of his heritage and religion. The suit by Nail Majid, an officer since November 1999, said the discrimination increased dramatically after the...

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In Hamtramck, the Call to Prayer Quietly Enters the Streets

May 29, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call29_20040529.htm

On May 29, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "The call to prayer from the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck at 1:35 p.m. Friday could barely be heard across the street, but it echoed around the world. Mosque leaders deliberately toned down their amplifier Friday in an effort to show how little the hotly contested broadcast will affect the neighborhood around Caniff and Jos....

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Religious Leaders Praise Sonia Gandhi's Leadership

May 28, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=704273

On May 28, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Leading the nationwide prayer meeting for the success of the tenure of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India Religious Leaders Association (AIRLA) president Moulana Peerzada Syed Shabbir Naqshbandi hailed the Nehru-Gandhi family as a symbol of 'secularism and sacrifice' in the nation. A five-member delegation...

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Hamtramck's Interfaith Leaders Address Rising Tensions

May 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/call28_20040528.htm

On May 28, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "A dozen Catholic, Protestant and Muslim leaders from Hamtramck met at the Al-Islah mosque on Thursday to discuss the rising tension. They reached a consensus that, as the calls to prayer begin, they'll make a joint public appeal for a cooling-off period of interfaith prayer and fasting. They also agreed to try to disengage from the...

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