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Report Reveals Unprecedented Profiling of Muslims in America

May 7, 2004

Source: The News India-Times

http://desitalk.newsindia-times.com/2004/05/07/nyc-top10.html

On May 7, 2004 The News India-Times reported, "Racial profiling of South Asians and people of Muslim or Arab descent, has taken on new dimensions, according to the New York Advisory Committee (NYAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency of the federal government. In its report submitted recently to USCCR, the NYAC asserts that while it...

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American Muslim Woman Denied Visa Over Refusal to Remove Headscarf for Photo

May 7, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2554668

On May 7, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "As a devout Muslim and international businesswoman, Nashida Subhi has worn her head scarf into corporate offices around the world. But now she has learned she will no longer be welcome in France unless she takes her scarf off for a photograph. The French Consulate in Houston recently denied Subhi's request for a visa to...

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Controversy Over the Call to Prayer Continues in MI

May 6, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-mosque6may06,1,4762580.story?coll=la-news-religion

On May 6, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported on the continuing controversy over the call to prayer in Hamtramck, "The City Council in this community of 23,000 last week approved the mosque's request to amplify the traditional call to prayer. The imam says the chant, which lasts about a minute and a...

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Editorial: For Muslims, Ending Hate Speech Begins at Home

May 6, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/opinion/06NOMA.html

On May 6, 2004 The New York Times published an editorial by Asra Q. Nomani, saying: "Not long ago in my little mosque around the corner from a McDonald's, a student from the university here delivered a sermon. To love the Prophet Muhammad, he said, 'is to hate those who hate him.' He railed against man-made doctrines that replace Islamic law, and excoriated the 'enemies of Islam' who deny...

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France Takes Lead in "Europe-Wide Crackdown" on Extremist Imams

May 6, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0506/p01s04-woeu.html

On May 6, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As European governments crack down on radical imams as part of their battle against Islamic terrorism, they have laid bare a central problem for millions of their Muslim citizens: a lack of homegrown religious leaders to guide their integration into Western societies. Overwhelmingly foreign, and sometimes speaking only Arabic...

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Muslims Say 300 People Killed in Attacks by Christian Militia

May 5, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040505/325/eswoz.html

On May 5, 2004 Yahoo! News posted a Reuters article that reported, "Nigeria's top Muslim leader says 300 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in Sunday's attacks by Christian militia in the town of Yelwa in the central Plateau state. Justice Abdulkadir Orire, secretary general of the Jama'atu Nasril Islam, described the killings in the remote farming town as 'genocide' and said they took the death toll...

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Muslim Boy Wounded By Sikh's Ceremonial Sword at Religious Festival

May 5, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/3688201.stm

On May 5, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A 16-year-old Muslim boy was wounded at a religious festival by a Sikh wielding a ceremonial sword. West Midlands Police are treating Sunday's incident at the Vaisakhi Mela in Walsall as racially aggravated. Faisal Mehmood says he was hit with a sword before it was unsheathed and his arm was slashed. Two Sikh pupils have since...

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Drama Celebrates Common Story of "The Children of Abraham"

May 4, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/02/b03-139594.htm

On May 4, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Gary Gordon lives in Duluth, Minn., a community with a small number of Jewish and Islamic families. When he heard about a drama project being staged in Metro Detroit that explores the possibility of peace between the two religions’ followers through the story of the ancient religious leader Abraham, Gordon began raising money to...

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Government Proposes Censoring Imam's Sermons, Requiring Registration With Govt

May 4, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1208815,00.html

On May 4, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The Spanish government is considering censoring the sermons of Muslim imams in an attempt to control the spread of radical Islamic ideas - a move that has been criticised as a lurch towards authoritarianism. The interior minister, Jos� Antonio Alonso, suggested the plan, which could also see a requirement that all preachers...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Forms at Univ. of Santa Barbara

May 4, 2004

Source: The Daily Nexus

http://www.ucsbdailynexus.com/news/2004/7418.html

On May 4, 2004 The Daily Nexus reported, "The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Club met last night to explore Muslim and Jewish relations in its newly official and undergraduate format. Seven people attended the meeting, which touched on subjects ranging from the latest referendum vote in Israel, to a discussion of the Mexican population of Isla Vista, to reactions to American Students for Israel speaker...

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Roots of Conflict in Muslim-Dominated South Go Back Centuries

May 3, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/may/03/yehey/world/20040503wor2.html

On May 3, 2004 The Manila Times ran an Agence France Presse article giving history behind the current conflict in the predominantly-Muslim south of Thailand: "A wave of violence which has hit Thailand’s restive Muslim-dominated south this year, culminating in bloody clashes that left 113 dead, has its roots in a separatist...

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