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Opinion: Secularism Essential for a Cohesive Society; Religious Symbols Promote Individualism

January 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/30/opinion/30COQ.html

On January 30, 2004 The New York Times ran an op-ed piece by Guy Coq, author of a book on secularism in France, in which he argued for the value of laïcité, the closed French word to "secularism." Coq writes, "Our uneasiness about head scarves and other religious symbols in schools is a result of our long, often painful, history. If we bow to demands to allow the practice of religion...

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Officials Meet Over the Need for Muslim Foster Homes in NY

January 30, 2004

Source: Muslims Weekly

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1245

On January 30, 2004 Muslims Weekly reported, "On Jan. 20, religious, community and city officials met at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY) to address the urgent need for Muslim foster homes in New York City, and to come up with possible solutions. Presently, there is no NYC foster care agency that specializes in placing Muslim children into Islamic foster homes. The main...

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When the Super Bowl Conflicts With Eid

January 30, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2379136

On January 30, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "Because of Super Bowl XXXVIII and related events, Houston's Muslim community won't be having a citywide service for Sunday's Feast of Abraham, one of Islam's most sacred holy days. Muslims were unable to rent a large facility to hold a citywide service on game day, said Aziz A. Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of...

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Ombud Group Convinces Store to Rehire Woman Fired for Wearing Hijab

January 30, 2004

Source: TV2

http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/english/article179797.ece

On January 30, 2004 TV2 reported, "The Norwegian furniture store A-møbler, that fired a Muslim woman because she refused to take off her traditional headscarf, has overturned its decision, and she got her job back. 25-year-old Ambreen Pervez will be back at work at the furniture store February 14, wearing her traditional hijab. The decision maybe considered a timely one due to current movements in...

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With End to Civil War in Sight, Religious Tolerance a Key Issue for Future

January 28, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0128/p06s01-woaf.html

On January 28, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "[A]n end to Sudan's 20-year civil war - between mostly Muslim northerners and Christian and traditional southerners - is in sight. Conciliation is in the air. Officials appear to be moderating their religious policies. Now the test is whether Sudan can morph from an ethno-religious killing ground into a modern melting pot...

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Deputy Foreign Minister: No Peace Without Addressing Religious Issues in Mideast

January 27, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/386473.html

On January 27, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Muslim leaders from the territories met in Cairo a few days ago, with guests Rabbi Menahem Fruman and Rabbi Michael Melchior [Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister]. Unless religion is brought into the picture, says Melchior, no agreement can be forged. Last week, January 12-15, an unusual conference featuring 35 religious leaders from the Gaza Strip and West Bank was held in...

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Bosnian Muslim Cleric Urges Europe: Support Islam in Order to Curb Extremism

January 26, 2004

Source: The International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/126478.html

On January 26, 2004 The International Herald Tribune reported, "Bosnia's most senior Muslim cleric has warned that European governments must do more to support Islam if they are to curb Islamic extremism. Mustafa Ceric, the grand mufti of the estimated two million Muslims in this former Yugoslav republic, said in a recent interview that Europe was failing to engage with Muslims, allowing militants to...

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PM Urges People Not to View Murder of Monks as "Religious Conflict"

January 25, 2004

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25Jan2004_news10.html

On January 25, 2004 the Bangkok Post reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for patience among people in the South, saying certain elements were trying to create religious conflict. Speaking on his weekly radio show, Mr. Thaksin said he had received a report on knife attacks that killed two monks and seriously wounded another yesterday morning. 'Please be patient. Don't take...

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School Run By Muslim Former Departmental Governor Bombed

January 25, 2004

Source: Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B8CBBB7E-DCB1-4D87-8563-AF7D1AA7F9CF.htm

On January 25, 2004 Al Jazeera posted an Agence France Presse article that reported, "A business school run by one of France's first Muslim departmental governors was rocked by a minor explosion on Sunday but there were no injuries, officials said. Windows were broken and the door damaged at the Audencia school in Nantes, run by 57-year-...

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More Attendees at Mosques Than Churches in Britian

January 25, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/444572.cms

On January 25, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Attendance at Britain 's mosques has outstripped the number of regular worshippers in the Church of England for the first time, media reported on Sunday. Figures compiled from government and academic sources show that 930,000 Muslims attend a place of worship at least once a week, as against 916,000 Anglicans, The Sunday Times...

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Human Rights Groups Say Many Released Prisoners are Peaceful Dissident Muslims

January 24, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3425813.stm

On January 24, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Uzbekistan has released more than 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty, including nearly 400 people convicted of anti-constitutional activities. The releases, announced in December to mark the anniversary of the Uzbek constitution, have been taking place over several weeks. The Uzbek foreign ministry said those freed included 391 people jailed for...

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New Society Facilitates Hajj Journeys for Muslims Over 65

January 24, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-01/24/article02.shtml

On January 24, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The Muslim elderly in the Netherlands can now easily apply for hajj thanks to a new society established especially to facilitate the holy journey for Muslims over 65. Set up by the government-recognized Union of the Muslim Elderly in Holland, the society is offering hajj at affordable prices to make the dreams of many...

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