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Muslims are Becoming More Politically Aware

March 1, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/nyregion/01vote.html

On March 1, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The 2004 election is a critical gauge of how the political sentiment of Muslims has evolved since the 2000 ballot. Muslim activists and leaders say their community has become more politically aware after wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and after a backlash many say they felt at work, on the street and at airports, in verbal taunts and...

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Interview With CAIR-Canada Director Addresses Muslim Community and Post-Sept. 11 Experiences

March 1, 2004

Source: Macleans

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/qanda/article.jsp?content=20040301_760 45_76045

On March 1, 2004 Macleans ran the text of an interview with Riad Saloojee, a lawyer and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada, on "the problems facing Muslims in Canada since the World Trade Center attacks, the dangers of racial profiling, and the Arar case...The decision by American authorities to deport...

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In Baltimore, Muslim Parents Lobby for School Holidays

March 1, 2004

Source: The WBAL Channel

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/education/2884917/detail.html

On March 1, 2004 The WBAL Channel reported that "some Muslim parents, students and community activists are lobbying for the Baltimore County school board to close schools on their two most important religious holidays. If the schools are closed Christmas and the Jewish High Holy Days, the group argues, it is only fair that they close on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as well. But...

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Religious Leaders Join ACLU and Others to Urge Fair Trial of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

March 1, 2004

Source: Guantanamo Human Rights Commission

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04guantanamoschedule.html

On March 1, 2004 the Guantanamo Human Rights Commission issued a press release that reported, "On March 6, the London-based Guantanamo Human Rights Commission, founded by Corin and Vanessa Redgrave, is taking a delegation from Europe to the United States to put pressure on President George Bush, the U.S. Government and American lawmakers to treat the Guantanamo Bay...

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Faith Leaders Discuss Religion and the Press

February 29, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/124947-8428-131.html

On February 29, 2004 The Indianapolis Star published an editorial by Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Star. Ryerson wrote concerning a recent discussion about religion and the press he held with a group of 30 individuals including conservative evangelicals and moderate to liberal Methodists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Baptists. They asked that the Star remain a secular newspaper...

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Muslim Leader Brings "Islam 101" to Rochester, NY

February 29, 2004

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/02290S3EFB4_news.shtml

On February 29, 2004 the Democrat and Chronicle published an article on Aly Nahas, vice chairman of the Commission on Christian Muslim Relations and an outspoken advocate for the Muslim community. He "is helping organize a series of lectures on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 called 'Islam 101.' They will explore topics such as the equality of women in the Quran, the sacred book of...

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Council Divided Over Role of Religion, Misses Deadline for Approval of Interim Constitution

February 29, 2004

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/02/29/MNGTF5AQ4S1.DTL

On February 29, 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle ran a Los Angeles Times article that reported, "The Iraqi Governing Council, deeply divided over the role of religion and other core issues in a future government, worked late into the night Saturday but failed to meet its deadline to approve an interim constitution......

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Teacher Who Asked Student to Remove Headscarf Resigns

February 28, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-scarf28feb28,1,6594938.story

On February 28, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported that "an Antelope Valley College instructor under fire for ordering a 19-year-old Muslim student to remove her head scarf in his class resigned Friday, school officials said. Robert Daniel, an engineer who taught part time since 2002, resigned before the Lancaster school's board of trustees could decide...

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St. Paul Police Reach Out to Somali Immigrants

February 28, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/8061874.htm

On February 28, 2004 the Pioneer Press reported, "St. Paul police officers are learning how to say, 'Booliis baan ahay' and 'Ma dhibataa jirta?' to encourage trust between the department and members of the Somali community. The first means 'I am the police,' in Somali, and the second translates into, 'Is there a problem.' Other waves of immigrants to St. Paul, including...

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Emir Calls for Peaceful Coexistence of Religious Groups

February 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200402270532.html

On February 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Daily Trust article that reported, "The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, has called for a peaceful co-existence and harmonious relations among the divergent ethnic and religious groups in the country, saying that it is Allah that made Nigeria with all her ethnic groups to be one country. The Emir in a statement issued to mark the bicentenary...

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