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Conference on Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Held in CA

April 7, 2004

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2004/04-064.htm

On April 7, 2004 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reported, "Thirteen Catholic bishops participated in a specially designed three-day program for bishops on Islam and Catholic-Muslim relations, March 15-18, 2004. The second of three such institutes, sponsored by the Subcommittee on Interreligious Dialogue of the United States Conference of Catholic...

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Controversial Middle East Scholar Proposes Progressive Muslim Institute

April 7, 2004

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040407-043618-6537r

On April 7, 2004 United Press International reported, "The Middle East Forum, which is headed by a controversial Jewish scholar, is seeking support to form a progressive Islamic institute that would represent liberal Muslims living in the United States. The problem is that many Muslims see the Forum as too pro-Israel and fear its chief, Daniel Pipes as someone 'out to...

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Zogby Poll: Muslims and Jews in Israel Share Values

April 7, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=817

On April 7, 2004 Zogby International reported, "A new global religion study by the University of Rochester and Zogby International of 11 different religious groups shows that people around the world hold many similar values, and are very similar in steps they would take to achieve their personal goals. In Israel, Jews and Muslims consider being well educated (91%) of highest importance, followed by...

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Survey: Detroit Muslims Favor Activism, Moderate Beliefs

April 6, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/musl6_20040406.htm

On April 6, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The vast majority of Muslims in metro Detroit say they should be politically active and work more to help non-Muslims, according to a survey to be released today. Many also favor practicing an Islam that is flexible and moderate. The findings were among the results of a survey taken last summer of almost 1,300 Muslims in metro Detroit,...

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Asian Muslims Travel to U.S. to Study Practice of Islam in America

April 6, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/04/06ky/B1-islam04060-4424.html

On April 6, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "A group of Muslims from Asia embarking on a monthlong study visit to the United States made pledges of friendship and pleas for religious tolerance yesterday at a University of Louisville forum. The 14 religious and intellectual leaders are visiting under a $343,785 grant from the State...

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In Chicago, Agency Aids Arab Victims of Sexual Assault

April 6, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northwest/chi-0404060267apr06,1,6010944.story

On April 6, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "For years, the stories swirled in shops and beauty salons along Harlem Avenue. A wife had been disfigured by a jealous husband; a rape victim had been sent back to the Middle East. One thing was clear to social workers hearing such accounts from community leaders, but not...

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Survey: Detroit Muslims Favor Activism, Moderate Beliefs

April 6, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/8363931.ht%0Am

On April 6, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "Even the most religiously traditional Muslims believe they should participate in American politics, according to a newly released study of one of the largest Muslim communities in the nation. The survey of Detroit-area Muslims is the latest to show that the isolationism that once pervaded the...

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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New CAIR Center Opens in Cincinnati

April 5, 2004

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/04/05/loc_loc4isl.html

On April 5, 2004 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, "A Muslim advocacy group opened a Cincinnati office on Sunday at a reception that drew about 60 people from a variety of faiths, and even no faith. Edwin Kagin, an official with the national American Atheist Center, drove from Union, Ky., to the open house to support the Council on American-Islamic Relations' effort...

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Three Teens Arrested in Conjunction with Attack on Muslim Graves

April 4, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2739729

On April 4, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Three teenagers have been arrested after a 'faith hate' attack on 40 Muslim graves. The gravestones were knocked down and broken in the attack at Charlton Cemetery, south London, last month. The teenagers, aged 13, 15 and 16 have been arrested and bailed to return to a London police station in ten days. The desecration of the graves brought revulsion from the Muslim...

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Muslim Community Concerned Recent Fires May Be Hate Crimes

April 4, 2004

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/crime/stories/MYSA04.02B.gas_fires_0404.5f44843.html

On April 4, 2004 the Express-News reported, "Two arson fires less than a week apart at Muslim-owned gas stations on the North Side [of San Antonio, T.X.] have some in the Muslim community worried that the crimes might have been motivated by hate. Though arson investigators haven't uncovered a link, chilling similarities have...

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Concern Developing Over "Hardline Islamic Militancy" in British Muslim Youth

April 4, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1185373,00.html

On April 4, 2004 The Observer reported, "Over the days following the arrests [of eight young British men of Pakistani descent, and a ninth who was born in Algeria, on suspicion of terrorist activities], extremists such as those from Al-Muhajiroun noisily spouted their support for holy war. Moderates closed ranks and rejected the radicals' violent call to arms. The...

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Government To Continue to Promote Peace Among Religions

April 2, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404020622.html

On April 2, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Vanguard article that reported, "Government will continue to promote the peaceful coexistence which exists amongst the various religious groups in the country,' Vice President Atiku Abubakar said yesterday in Abuja. Speaking yesterday when the President, Ibrahim Niyasse University, Dakar, Senegal, Sheikh Imam Hassan Cisse led a 4-man delegation to his office,...

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