Islam

Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004b/043004/043004f.php

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One...

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New Mosque Opens in Wisconsin

April 30, 2004

Source: The Post-Crescent

http://www.wisinfo.com/postcrescent/news/archive/local_15893891.shtml

On April 30, 2004 The Post-Crescent reported, "Muslims in the Fox Valley have a new mosque beginning today. The Islamic Center of Wisconsin, created out of a converted office building at 720 W. Parkway Blvd., opens for its first prayer service at 1 p.m. It joins the long-established Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah as places of Muslim worship here. A...

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In Detroit, Mosques Spread to the Suburbs

April 30, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/30/d04-138358.htm

On April 30, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "The leaders of a Detroit Muslim congregation have submitted plans to city officials to build a mosque. Officials with the Baitul Muzaffar mosque in Detroit have applied for a permit to build a $2.5 million, 16,000-square-foot mosque on Auburn Road, east of Crooks. It would be the second mosque in the city. 'It’s not too small...

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Government Struggles To Prevent Spread of Extremist Islam

April 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/30/international/europe/30FRAN.html

On April 30, 2004 The New York Times reported, "France has long maintained one of the strictest antiterrorism programs in Europe, in part because the country was hit early by Islamist terror and because it has the largest Muslim population on the Continent. Many other countries in Europe have been far more tolerant in allowing radical discourse to flourish in...

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Security Forces Kill Over 100 Militants in Muslim South

April 29, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48573-2004Apr28.html?referrer=email

On April 29, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Thai security forces repulsed a coordinated attack by scores of Islamic fighters against police posts in three provinces on Wednesday, killing at least 107 of the fighters in an attempt to quell a simmering insurgency in the Muslim-majority south, authorities reported. The assault...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.rice.edu/projects/reno/rn/2004/0429/boniuk.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be...

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Editorial: OR Mayor Demonstrates the Power of Taking a Stand

April 28, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083153773240511.xml

On April 28, 2004 The Oregonian published an editorial noting, "Tuesday, the organizers of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County canceled the event, which had been planned for May 5. The event's demise this year is a small, and potent, demonstration of what can happen when good people refuse to...

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Soccer Player Told to Remove Headscarf, Referee Could Face Disciplinary Action

April 28, 2004

Source: Canada.com

http://www.canada.com/search/story.html?id=7ad65f19-16c4-4d45-8227-a7670053dadd

On April 28, 2004 Canada.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "A female soccer player was told she could not play for her local team unless she removed her Islamic head scarf, officials said Monday. Afifa Saad, who has tried out for the Victorian state team, played for the South Melbourne Women's Soccer Club wearing her...

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Law Provision Allows for Use of Islamic Law Courts to Settle Civil Disputes

April 28, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47735-2004Apr27.html?referrer=email

On April 28, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "[T]housands of...Muslims, taking advantage of a provision of the law in the province of Ontario, can now decide some civil disputes under sharia, including family disagreements and inheritance, business and divorce issues, using tribunals that include imams, Muslim elders and...

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Call to Prayer Verdict Provokes Outrage in Hamtramck

April 28, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/pray28_20040428.htm

On April 28, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reportedm "The Hamtramck City Council's unanimous approval Tuesday night of a plan to allow the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast on loudspeakers five times a day in Arabic has outraged many of the city's Polish Catholic residents. They said they'll start a petition drive to bring the issue to a vote. Others have said they'll file lawsuits...

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Delegates from 65 Islamic Countries Meet to Discuss Relations With the West

April 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3666911.stm

On April 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Delegates from 65 Islamic countries are meeting in Cairo for the start of a conference on tolerance in Islam. The Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, called on the participants to initiate a dialogue between the Islamic world and followers of other religions. They should work together to refute the false allegations against Islam in the West, he said. Many Islamic...

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Government Leaders Stress Importance of Interfaith Dialogue for Peace

April 28, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404280495.html

On April 28, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Daily Trust (Abuja) article that reported, "Secretary General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Dr. Lateef Adegbite and Kano State governor Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau have stressed the importance of dialogue in promoting peace and religious harmony. Speaking during separate interviews, both Adegbite and Shekarau who were at the State House to brief President...

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