Islam

Arab-Americans Support Kerry in Swing States

April 26, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.uticaod.com/archive/2004/04/17/opinion/30247.html

On April 26, 2004 Reuters reported, " Arab-Americans in four battleground U.S. states would choose Democrat John Kerry by a wide margin if the presidential election were held now, a shift from their strong support of George W. Bush in 2000, a new poll showed on Wednesday. The tracking poll, released by the Arab American Institute, looked at Arab-Americans in Michigan, Florida, Ohio...

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Ohio Mosque Responds to Imam's Arrest With Open House

April 26, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/108297690628468

On April 26, 2004 The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, "Ray Mickol will not be converting to Islam anytime soon, but the Catholic West Sider and his family left Sunday's open house at the Cleveland Islamic Center's Grand Mosque with two large plates of Middle Eastern delicacies and smiles that could not have been bigger. Mickol, his daughter...

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Christian-Muslim Violence Kills 22

April 26, 2004

Source: Radio Netherlands

http://www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/ind040426.html

On April 26, 2004 Radio Netherlands reported, "At least 22 people have been killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians in the Indonesian city of Ambon. The violence is reminiscent of the bloody chaos that engulfed the Mollucan islands five years ago, and is seen as a major setback to the reconciliation process under way since 2002. The fighting began after Christian separatists raised their banned...

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Hundreds Join Muslim Rally Against Terrorism in AZ

April 26, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0426terror-rally26.html

On April 26, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "Hundreds of residents from across the Valley gathered Sunday night at Phoenix's Patriots Square Park to join what is believed to be the nation's first Muslim rally against terrorism. 'The killing of innocent people out of revenge, out of hate or out of retribution is against the...

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Controversy Over the Call to Prayer Reverberates Across the Nation

April 26, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/29/a01-133933.htm

On April 26, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Next month, Hamtramck will become one of the few cities in the United States where the Islamic call to prayer is broadcast onto public streets. The impact of that decision is reverberating across the nation. Loudspeakers on an old brick building in Hamtramck have become a symbol of the struggle between tolerance and tradition, and...

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Muslim Group Warns Against Government Funding of Religious Centers

April 26, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404270053.html

On April 26, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Vanguard article that reported, "A pressure group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has warned the federal government against funding churches and mosques in the country, saying that may set Nigeria on the path of strife caused by religious differences. The group's warning came against the backdrop of government's plans to fund, particularly, the completion of...

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Islamic Group Distributes "Know Your Rights" Pamphlet on How to Handle Terrorism Investigations

April 25, 2004

Source: CNews

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/WarOnTerrorism/2004/04/25/436344-cp.html

On April 25, 2004 CNews reported, "An Islamic group is distributing a pocket guide to Canadian Muslims advising them what to do if CSIS or the RCMP tries to interrogate them about terrorism. Almost 30,000 copies of the Know Your Rights guide are already in circulation across the country and demand is growing among Muslims left shaken by sensational headlines...

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Renewed Christian-Muslim Violence Kills 10 in Moluccan Islands

April 25, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3657101.stm

On April 25, 2004 the BBC News reported, "At least 10 people have died in renewed fighting between Christians and Muslims in Indonesia's Moluccan islands, police and witnesses say. People fought with knives and stones, buildings were set alight and an Associated Press reporter says he saw two men hacked to death in the street. It came as separatist Christians paraded in the capital, Ambon, to mark a...

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Muslim Women to Be Exempt from Revealing Face on National ID

April 25, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1202742,00.html

On April 25, 2004 The Observer reported, "Thousands of Muslim women will be exempted from having to show their faces on identity cards as the Government moves to allay fears among British Muslims that the new cards will be used to target them in the 'war on terror'. As David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, faced attack for not allowing enough debate over the...

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Update: Teens Arrested for Vandalizing New Jersey Mosque

April 24, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--mosquevandalized0424apr

On April 24, 2004 Newsday reported, "Three teenage boys have been charged with scrawling swastikas and other graffiti on a mosque under construction in Ocean County. Dover Township Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy said the trio _ two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old _ told police that boredom drove them to vandalize the future home of the Islamic Center of...

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The New Religious Landscape of Houston, TX

April 24, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2526488

On April 24, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "The diversity and design of Houston's religious landscape is changing as new churches, mosques, synagogues and temples meet the demands of growing congregations. Martin Aaron, a nationally known religious real estate appraiser, describes the metropolitan area as "very prolific" in the development or sale of worship centers...

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Two Cities Struggle To Accomodate Muslim Populations in Michigan

April 24, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/editorial/0404/24/d05-132115.htm

On April 24, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "In Dearborn, the American Muslim Society has asked that city offices close on Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha, two Islamic holy days. Advocates say granting the holidays would show respect for the city’s growing Arab-American population. Dearborn’s Legal Department is reviewing the request for the City Council... The best...

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Counterterrorism Officials Concerned Over Increasingly Vocal Militant Islamic Groups

April 24, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/26/international/europe/26EURO.html

On April 24, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The call to jihad is rising in the streets of Europe, and is being answered, counterterrorism officials say...On working-class streets of old industrial towns like Crawley, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester, and in the Arab enclaves of Germany, France, Switzerland and other parts of Europe, intelligence officials say...

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Vermont Muslim Teaches Education on Islam

April 24, 2004

Source: The Brattlebor

http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0,1413,102~8862~2105333,00.html

On April 24, 2004 The Brattlebor reported, "Anas Coburn was born into a white, middle-class Presbyterian family. He was raised primarily in Southern California and educated at the University of California at Berkeley. Coburn has lived and traveled abroad and is now the executive director of a non-profit organization.

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OR Mayor and Rabbi Decline Invitation After Muslim 'Disinvited"

April 24, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metro/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/10828077352517031.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Organizers of the annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County have voted to bar a local Muslim leader from offering a prayer at the event, leading Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake and other city officials to say they'll skip the May 5 event. 'It's just broken my heart,' Drake said Friday...

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