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Sikhs Commend Settlement of Headscarf Case in OK

May 21, 2004

Source: Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/press/pressdetail.asp?pressid=70

On May 21, 2004 Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force welcomed the announcement this week that a Muslim girls’ right to wear a headscarf at an Oklahoma school was upheld. "On Wednesday, May 19, The Department of Justice (DOJ), which filed a lawsuit on behalf of the sixth-grade student in March, announced the settlement revising the student...

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In Detroit, Muslim Girls Celebrate Taking the Veil

May 21, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw98203_20040521.htm

On May 21, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported that, at a recent celebration organized by the Muslim Scouts of Michigan at the Islamic House of Wisdom, 43 girls ages 8 to 11 participated in a Takleef festival. The festival marks their entry into spiritual adulthood, a stage where they have accepted the responsibility of the veil...

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Goverment Urges Muslim Leaders to Fight Extremists, Promote "Sense of Pride" in Country

May 20, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=522983

On May 20, 2004 The Independent reported, 'Muslim leaders were urged by the Government yesterday to redouble efforts to counter 'extremists' in their community whose hardline teachings inflame racial tension. The Home Office called for a drive to give all Britons, whatever their colour, a 'sense of pride' in the country and enable them to identify with its national...

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Opinion: In Kosovo, U.S. Not Living Up to Its Foreign Policy on Protecting Religious Freedom For All

May 20, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://search.csmonitor.com/search_content/0520/p09s02-coop.html

On May 20, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Lawrence A. Uzzell, president of International Religious Freedom Watch, about the lack of attention to "ethnic cleansing" of Christian Serbs in Kosovo. Uzzell writes, "Six years ago the US launched a noble experiment, becoming the first nation to proclaim international religious freedom...

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For Muslims at AZ Airport, a Place to Wash Before Prayers

May 20, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0520ablution20.html

On May 20, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "When limousine driver Jihad Manfoukh needs a place to clean up before praying, he heads to the taxi and limo holding lot at Sky Harbor International Airport. There, on a blacktop expanse, airport authorities have installed a cleanup station to help Manfoukh and other Muslim drivers meet their...

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National Council of Imams and Islamic Centers to be Established

May 19, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=1225http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=1225

On May 19, 2004 the Muslim American Society reported, "On June 4-6, 2004, in Washington, DC, imams and directors of Islamic Centers from across the nation will meet to ratify the constitution for the establishment of a National Council for Imams and Islamic Centers in the United States...

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Jewish Organization Commends Headscarf Verdict in OK

May 19, 2004

Source: The American Jewish Congress

http://www.ajcongress.org/pages/RELS2004/MAY_2004/may04_03.htm

On May 19, 2004 The American Jewish Congress reported that they "praised the settlement agreement between a Muskogee Oklahoma school girl, supported by the Justice Department, and the Muskogee Public School District, that will allow her to continue wearing her hijab. On May 7, 2004, AJCongress filed a friend of the court brief in the case of Nashala Hearn v....

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Muslims and Jews Walk for Peace

May 17, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000816.php#more

On May 17, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! reported, "The Interfaith Peace Walk for Jewish Muslim Reconciliation began at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, an predominantly Arab-American community in North Central Philadelphia on May 2nd... The guest speakers were the founders of the Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rabbi Lynne Gottlieb is a multitalented artist and human rights...

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