Islam

Kindergarten Teacher Asked to Remove Headscarf

March 30, 2004

Source: Fox23News.com

http://www.fox23news.com/news/world/story.aspx?content_id=E669B5D6-23AF-40C2-8C60-E4F735C0CFEF

On March 30, 2004 Fox23News.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "The debate over headscarves that divided France has reached Italy, with a kindergarten asking a Muslim trainee teacher to remove her headscarf because it might frighten children. The case has made headlines [in Rome] and...

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Sunni and Shi'ite Clerics Resolve to Maintain Unity Despite Attacks

March 30, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34497-2004Mar29.html

On March 30, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Nominally divided by ethnicity, tribe and -- most precariously of late -- religion, Iraqis insist those distinctions are secondary to an overarching sense of shared national identity. It is a robust self-image, anchored by traditions as intimate as marriage but tested in recent weeks by scenes as bloody as the...

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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8307642.htm

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in North Jersey. The ballroom in the Marriott Glenpointe was a sea of turbans, skullcaps, saris, white collars on black shirts, and hijabs...

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Inter-Religious Committee Formed to Deal With Conflicts

March 29, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200403291128.html

On March 29, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Catholic Information Service for Africa article that reported, "An inter-religious committee to foster dialogue between the different religions in Sudan was formed on Thursday, March 25, 2004. The committee, constituted in the warring south, has the duty to ensure that the tribal conflict there does not degenerate into a religious one. Speaking during the...

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Religious Diversity Causes Parking Problems in Queens

March 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/29/nyregion/29flushing.html

On March 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "There is a stretch of Flushing, Queens, where Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Hindus worship within blocks of one another without a hint of sectarian strife. When it comes to parking spaces, though, it is all-out war. Every Sunday, a flood of cars descends on the neighborhood, thanks in large part to its dozens of newly...

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University of Iowa Hosts Annual Iowa Conference on Islam

March 29, 2004

Source: The Daily Iowan

http://www.dailyiowan.com/news/2004/03/29/Metro/Muslim.Conference.Stresses.OpenMindedness-644072.shtml

On March 29, 2004 The Daily Iowan reported, "Dressed in everything from sweatsuits to multicolored cultural attire with head scarves, nearly 600 people attended the fourth-annual Iowa Conference on Islam last weekend. Hosted by the Iowa Muslim Student Association, 'Islam: Unity in Diversity'...

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Muslims Could Play Pivotal Role in Presidential Election

March 29, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000672.php#more

On March 29, 2004, Muslim Wakeup! ran an article by Dr. Muqtedar Khan, a non-resident fellow at Brookings and Director of International Studies and Chair of Political Science at Adrian College. Dr. Khan wrote, "The American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections 2004 (AMT), an official umbrella organization of many American Muslim Organizations, has made Civil rights its main...

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Sunni Muslims Oppose Showing of Gibson's "Passion," Shi'ites Want it Shown

March 29, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=9432

On March 29, 2004 Middle East Online reported, "Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" has stirred a religious controversy in Kuwait between majority Sunni Muslims who oppose the movie and the emirate's Shiite Muslims who call for showing it. The authorities, meanwhile, have not decided either way. The dean of the local Islamic college, Mohammad al-Tabtabai, said in a...

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Muslims Complain of Discrimination by Police Post-9/11

March 29, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1180007,00.html

On March 29, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Many Muslims in Britain believe police are using the post-September 11 terrorist threat as an excuse to vilify their community. The Guardian spoke to three people who are convinced they suffered at the hands of police officers during the past year simply because of their religion and ethnic background." The article went on to detail...

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Media Promoting Xenophobia and Religious Intolerance

March 29, 2004

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/03/29/011.html

On March 29, 2004 The Moscow Times ran an Associated Press article that reported, "National newspapers and magazines are one of the factors behind growing racial and religious intolerance and xenophobia, according to a new study. A nearly two-year monitoring of about a dozen nationwide publications, conducted under the auspices of the Union of Russian Journalists, indicated...

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Utah State University Students Teach Middle Schoolers About Islam

March 29, 2004

Source: The Utah Statesman

http://www.utahstatesman.com/news/2004/03/29/CampusNews/Usu-Students.Explain.Islam.To.Middle.Schoolers-644195.shtml

On March 29, 2004 The Utah Statesman reported, "Mount Logan Middle School students had the opportunity to learn about Islam when Utah State University students from the Study Abroad program spoke to them last week. Muhammad Hussain, a senior studying business...

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Islam Plays Muted Rule in Southeast Asian Election Politics

March 27, 2004

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/512117.html

On March 27, 2004 the International Herald Tribune reported, "The current election season is revealing interesting features of the role, or lack of it, of religion in the democratic politics of the predominantly Muslim countries of Southeast Asia...the role of Islam in the politics of Malaysia, whose population is 60 percent Muslim, is much greater than in Indonesia, where 90 percent of the population is...

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Seventeen Women Arrested for Wearing Veils

March 27, 2004

Source: News24

http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1504493,00.html

On March 27, 2004 News24 reported, "At least 17 women have been arrested in southern Somalia's Middle Shabbelle region for ignoring a decree banning women from wearing veils, a spokesperson for the the area's administration said on Saturday...Independent sources in Jowhar, 90km north of the capital Mogadishu, confirmed the arrests. [Mohamed Omar] Habeb banned the...

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