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Evangelical Christians Seek Respectful Dialogue With Muslims

April 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A171-2004Apr9.html

On April 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Nearly a year ago, evangelical Christian leaders gathered in Washington to try to moderate their rhetoric toward Islam and begin a more respectful, positive dialogue with Muslims around the world. This week, a handful of evangelical ministers announced the first fruit of that effort, a plan to put on a Christian music...

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Minnesota Hosts Conference on Islam as a Way of Life

April 9, 2004

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/04/09_williamsb_conference/

On April 9, 2004 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "This weekend between 500 to 1,000 Muslims from around the Midwest are expected in Minneapolis for a convention called, 'Islam, a Way of Life.' The convention is the first of its kind in the state. Organizers have two objectives: to help Muslims navigate their way through American...

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Muslim Youth More Religious Than Their Parents

April 9, 2004

Source: Muslims Weekly

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1385

On April 9, 2004 Muslims Weekly reported, "A recent study on the impact of September 11 terror attacks revealed that even though the community has been under an uncomfortable spotlight since those events, its members are becoming more religious and politically active. Furthermore, the study found that young Muslims tend to believe America is an immoral society and that the younger...

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Moroccan Immigrant Workers to Ask Govt to Monitor Mosques to Combat "Extremists"

April 8, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/95E243E9-E73F-4B2D-BF66-9DDBA3C9E960.htm

On April 8, 2004 Al-Jazeera reported, "The head of an association of Moroccan migrant workers has said that Spain needs a council to oversee mosques and Muslim clerics as a solution to combat 'extremists'...'All mosques in Spain should be transparent; we are not talking about private homes, but places of worship,' [said Mustafa Mirabat, the head...

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Government Statistics Show Rise in Racially or Religiously Motivated Hate Crimes

April 8, 2004

Source: INDOlink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=040604064211

On April 8, 2004 INDOlink reported, "Figures published April 7 in Britain show that in 2003 racially or religiously motivated crimes against Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus, registered a steep rise in that country. The British government’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) yesterday released figures showing that race crime last year rose by 12 per cent with 2,000 more cases being...

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Christians Pull Out of Peace Talks With Muslims After Waves of Violence

April 8, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14421_1.html

On April 8, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Saidu Dogo, an official of the Christian Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body representing Nigeria's 60 million Christians, claimed that religious violence had killed more than 1,000 Christians and animists in the northern states of Plateau, Kaduna and Jigawa since Jan. 1. The violence has entailed...

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Government Statistics Show Rise in Muslims and Orthodox Christians

April 8, 2004

Source: online.ie

http://www.online.ie/news/viewer.adp?article=3102332

On April 8, 2004 online.ie reported, "The Central Statistics Office has reported a massive in rease in the number of Muslims and Orthodox Christians in Ireland between 1991 and 2002. The CSO said there were more than 10,000 Muslims in Ireland at the time of the 2002 census, compared to less than 400 in 1991. The number of Orthodox Christians in the country also quadrupled to 19,000 in the same...

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Senators Rebuke Anti-Islamic Message

April 8, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.br.dwyer08apr08,0,4152996.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

On April 8, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "More than 30 senators and delegates issued a public rebuke to Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. yesterday over what they described as a 'prejudicial and hateful' e-mail he sent to all General Assembly members last week questioning whether Islam is a...

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U.S. Attack on Mosque Likely to Inflame Anti-American Sentiment, Experts Say

April 7, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-04-07-mosque-strike_x.htm

On April 7, 2004 USA Today reported, "The U.S. attack on a mosque compound in Fallujah on Wednesday is likely to further inflame anti-U.S. sentiment among Iraqis and strengthen growing bonds between Sunni and Shiite Muslims resisting the U.S. occupation, several experts on the region say. 'This obviously makes a bad situation worse,' says Jim Zogby, president of...

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Ten Years After Massacres, Islam is Fastest Growing Religion

April 7, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/07/international/africa/07RWAN.html

On April 7, 2004 The New York Times reported, "When 800,000 of their countrymen were killed in massacres that began 10 years ago this week, many Rwandans lost faith not only in their government but in their religion as well. Today, in what is still a predominantly Catholic country, Islam is the fastest growing religion. Roman Catholicism has been the dominant...

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