Islam

"Nick News" Show Features "Muslim Kids in America"

March 27, 2004

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/8288694.htm?1c

On March 27, 2004 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "American Muslim children have been caught in the middle of the emotional aftermath of 9/11 and during the continued violent strife in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel. 'It is easier to fear what you don't know. And most of us don't know much about Muslims or the Islamic faith,' Linda Ellerbee says in her calm, down-to-earth manner as she hosts...

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Refuses to Apologize for Remarks on Islam

March 27, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3575255.stm

On March 27, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The former Archbishop of Canterbury has defended a speech made in Rome in which he accused Islamic societies of contributing little to the world. Lord Carey said his lecture on Thursday also contained criticisms of Western culture and was a balanced appraisal of Islam and Christianity's relationship. The former Anglican Church head told BBC's Newsnight: 'I do not...

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NY Islamic Center Holds Forum on Safety and Interaction With Law Enforcement

March 26, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1356

On March 26, 2004 Independent Press Association posted a Muslims Weekly article that reported, "An informational forum aimed at educating Muslims in safety and interaction issues with local law enforcement agents was held at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY) in Manhattan, last Sunday afternoon. Event organizers planned the meeting with the ICCNY and the...

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"Children of Abraham Project" Brings Teens Together for Theatre Performance

March 26, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/crumm26_20040326.htm

On March 26, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "At 8 p.m. Saturday, "The Children of Abraham Project" will debut with a diverse troupe of young performers at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre at Maple and Drake roads in West Bloomfield. This drama, written partly by Muslim, Jewish and Christian kids, is expected to spark fresh dialogue across old barriers. From the premiere, the project...

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Sacramento, Calif. Court Documents to be Translated into Urdu

March 25, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=695269fd55f126fa05e9f4ee92274ac0

On March 25, 2004 NCM reported, "[Sacramento, Calif.] is considered by many as the most diverse in the United States, and now officially incorporated within this diversity is the language of Urdu, which accompanied the first South Asian people to step foot in the state of California roughly a century ago...court documents here...

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Editorial: Muslim World "Making Progress" in Suppression of Terrorism

March 24, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0324/p08s03-comv.html

On March 24, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor published an editorial on "progress in the Muslim world" in the fight against terrorism. The editorial board wrote, "Malaysia's national elections [are] a reminder that since the US launched the war on terrorism, the Islamic world has made significant progress against terrorists and religious, political fundamentalism...On Sunday,...

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PC-USA to Host International Christian-Muslim Dialogue

March 24, 2004

Source: PCUSA news

http://www.wfn.org/2004/03/msg00201.html

On March 24, 2004 PCUSA news issued a press release that stated, "Acting on the belief that listening can promote better understanding, Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world will once again visit the United States to meet with Presbyterians and others through the Interfaith Listening Project (http://www.pcusa.org/listeningproject/). The program, which...

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Lawmaker Calls for Referendums on Requests to Build Mosques

March 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/142/story_14282_1.html

On March 24, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Allies of Premier Silvio Berlusconi are pushing for a law that would require referendums on requests to build mosques in Italy, contending that Islamic culture is "historically antithetical" to Italian culture. The Northern League, one of the parties in Berlusconi's conservative government coalition,...

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Few Signs of Terrorism After Reconstruction

March 24, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0324/p01s01-woeu.html

On March 24, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported on the lack of terrorism in Bosnia after reconstruction from the 1992-95 war: "While world attention has been focused on Iraq and the Middle East, the international reconstruction effort in Bosnia has begun to bear fruit, and not just for Bosnians. As the country's infrastructure, border patrol services, and national...

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Police Increase Surveillance of Muslim Community as Olympics Approach

March 23, 2004

Source: phillyBurbs.com

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/48-03232004-269417.html

On March 23, 2004 phillyBurbs.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, " Greek police have increased scrutiny of Muslim immigrant groups and makeshift mosques in Athens - a city with no official place of worship for Muslims - ahead of the Olympics. The surveillance, confirmed to The Associated Press by police sources, was intensified following the deadly...

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Kurds Celebrate Spring Festival as Symbol of Cultural Uniqueness and Freedom

March 23, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0323/p07s02-woiq.html

On March 23, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Questions of how different the Kurds are from the rest of Iraq's people are laid to rest on March 21 by the women and girls in shiny sequined dresses, the bonfires that dotted the hillside the night before, and the hundreds of thousands who pour out of Sulaymaniyah into the surrounding hills for a day of picnicking and...

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"Sharing Our Faiths" Introduces Brandeis Students to Different Religious Services

March 23, 2004

Source: The Justice

http://www.thejusticeonline.com/news/2004/03/23/News/sharing.Our.Faith.Gives.Taste.Of.Different.Beliefs-638930.shtml

On March 23, 2004 The Justice reported, "'Sharing our Faiths,' a new series sponsored by the Religious Pluralism and Spirituality this semester, allows students to attend services or gatherings of different religions, including Buddhist meditation, Catholic mass and...

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Break-In at Maryland Islamic Office

March 23, 2004

Source: The Sentinel

http://www.thesentinel.com/print/320511680296302.php

On March 23, 2004 The Sentinel reported, "The offices at the Prince George's Muslim Association were recently broken into, with files and papers strewn throughout its administrative office, yet the board of directors did not press the issue with law enforcement or the media, out of fear of further anti-Islam discrimination. The board of directors would not elaborate on the nature of the break-...

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In Dallas, a Joint Muslim-Jewish-Christian Blood Drive

March 22, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/stories/032204dnccodrive.142d4.html

On March 22, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Dispelling misconceptions can be a large task. But Lin Rosenquist wasn't intimidated when she set out to banish one recently. 'There was so much hoopla surrounding The Passion of the Christ ,' Ms. Rosenquist said of the Mel Gibson movie. 'I...

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