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European Muslims Struggle to Define Identity

April 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3665779.stm

On April 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "As the European Union gets bigger and more diverse with the entry of 10 new members in less than a week, the question of European identity and minorities will once again spring to the fore - including that of Europe's largest religious minority, the Muslims. Two contrasting images of Muslims living in Europe caught my attention over the past few months. One is of Muslim...

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Scotland's Only Muslim School Faces Closure

April 28, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=477112004&20040428103821

On April 28, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Scotland's only Muslim school was yesterday warned it faces closure in six months after it was severely criticised in a damning report by inspectors. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMI) said the quality of learning and teaching at the all-girls Imam Muhammed Zakariya School, in Dundee,...

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Muslim Actor Warns Against Misuse of Religion

April 28, 2004

Source: The Ledger

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040428/APE/404280899

On April 28, 2004 The Ledger ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Shah Rukh Khan, a Muslim actor married to a Hindu, says his success as one of India's top movie stars proves India's inherent secularism, and urged his compatriots to oppose the misuse of religion. 'The only thing which can stop India from being the greatest superpower in...

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Update: Radio DJ Remains On Air After Call to Kill Muslims

April 28, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=34

On April 28, 2004 The Boston Herald reported, "WTKK-FM (96.9) afternoon personality Jay Severin is still on the hotseat for alleged anti-Muslim remarks made last week despite a Monday explanation he was misquoted and taken out of context. The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on WTKK-FM to fire Jay Severin yesterday, citing transcripts showing he called for...

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Increasing Religious Diversity as EU Accepts New Member States

April 28, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1433_A_1183522_1_A,00.html

On April 28, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "With the 10 new EU member states, the religious map of Europe is also changing dramatically, bringing aboard Catholics, the Orthodox Church and Protestants...'As we build the new, enlarged Europe, we cannot marginalize religions and the movements that have played a part in European integration and Europe's cultural development...

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Southern Baptists Join Muslims and the NCC to Help the Uninsured

April 27, 2004

Source: The Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/abpnews/story.cfm?newsId=4235

On April 27, 2004 The Associated Baptist Press reported, "Perhaps only a problem as daunting as the 40-plus million Americans lacking health insurance could bring together officials from groups as diverse as the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Council of Churches, and the Islamic Society of North America. Those groups as well as Catholic, Jewish, Pentecostal and other...

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Curriculum Watchdog Recommends Teaching About UK's Six Major Religions in Public Schools

April 27, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=515677

On April 27, 2004 The Independent reported, "Children should begin to learn about another religion alongside Christianity from the age of five, according to new government guidelines on teaching religious education published yesterday. By the time they have finished compulsory education, they should have learnt about the six principal religions represented in the UK -...

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Editorial: Bridges, Not Roadblocks, Will Build Tolerance Among Abrahamic Faiths

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083067061140131.xml

On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "After reading Richard Colby's report about this controversy within the Portland area's religious community, I was truly shocked. In a time when we are supposed to be teaching religious tolerance and understanding, it is sad to see the organizers of the "Mayors' Prayer...

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Survey Shows Many Americans Find Atheists and Muslims Threatening

April 27, 2004

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/04/27/9453

On April 27, 2004 The Minnesota Daily reported "White Americans think racial discrimination is increasing although black Americans think it’s decreasing. The findings are the first phase of a three-year study called the American Mosaic Project, which examines race and religion in the United States. Three University professors and others designed the survey, which the University of Wisconsin...

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Update: Participants Continue to Pull Out of Event After Mayor Disinvited

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metrowest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_west_news/1083066963140130.xml

On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Few if any of the county's mayors will attend the May 5 Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County, at least in part because event organizers decided last week to bar participation by a Muslim leader.   Mayors and the county's top elected official on Monday...

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