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Muslim Student Hopes Journalist Convert Will Counter Stereotypes in Speech

January 22, 2004

Source: icNorthernIreland

http://icnorthernireland.icnetwork.co.uk/news/local/content_objectid=13844431_method=full_siteid=91603_headline=-Islam-Convert-Yvonne-Makes-Anti-Racist-Bid-name_page.html

On January 22, 2004 icNorthernIreland reported, "A Muslim student who is regularly taunted in the street because of his religion is hoping to shatter negative...

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Presidential Candidates Seek Muslim Votes

January 21, 2004

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=3620935ba9584d6f8772a6e49554a6a9

On January 21, 2004 Pakistan Link reported that "the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its annual two-day convention recently with more than 1200 attendees. Speakers came from all over the nation to participate in the conference that covered the theme 'Progressive Islamic Thought...

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Update: Ohio Imam Ordered to Resign

January 21, 2004

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/religion/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/1074681163294941.xml

On January 21, 2004 The Plain Dealer reported that "leaders of the area's largest mosque have ordered controversial cleric Fawaz Damra to step down as imam after his arrest on charges of failing to disclose links to terrorist groups. The Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of Cleveland voted 10-5 Monday to place...

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Editorial: Boroughs Should Not Have Zoning Rules That Discriminate on Religious Grounds

January 20, 2004

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/story.asp?id=4B5AA9C1-379E-4E3B-9E51-EF46F1033558

On January 20, 2004 the Montreal Gazette ran an editorial that argued, "Public hearings resume this week into the fate of what must be Montreal's most unusual mosque. The Canadian Islamic Centre Al-Jamieh, in Dollard Des Ormeaux, is situated in what used to be the Adat Reim synagogue...

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Imam's Controversial Book Ruled a Violation of Human Rights Laws

January 20, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30093-2004Jan19.html

On January 20, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Nearly 500,000 Muslims live in Spain, most of them immigrants from North Africa. Tensions with the majority Roman Catholic population are common, and many Muslims say that the Spanish establishment is constantly looking for ways to discredit them. Consequently, many Muslims in Spain were apprehensive in July...

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Priest Found Guilty of "Provoking Discrimination, Hatred or Violence" Against Muslims

January 19, 2004

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BE9C25A5-BC4F-4B26-A67C-1946F8BD8F07.htm

On January 19, 2004 Al-Jazeera posted an Agence France Presse article on their website that reported, "A French priest has been fined 800 euros ($990) for describing the Quran as a handbook for the devil. Philippe Sulmont, 82, was found guilty of 'provoking discrimination, hatred or violence' for comments he made in a letter to his...

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Attorney General: Citizens Cannot Use Family Court for Religious Divorce

January 19, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,8429520% 5E1702,00.html

On January 19, 2004 The Australian reported, "Orthodox Jews and Muslims who divorce will not be able to use the Family Court to obtain a religious divorce, Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock said. Mr. Ruddock told The Australian that he would not pursue a Family Court recommendation allowing a court to withhold civil divorce...

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Muslim Government Official's Car Bombed

January 19, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=482563

On January 19, 2004 The Independent reported, "A bomb has destroyed a car belonging to a recently appointed French government official who was born in Algeria, in an apparent attempt to inflame racial and religious tensions in France. Investigators suspect that either the white-supremacist far right or an extremist Muslim group planted the bomb that exploded yesterday under the...

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Muslims in Norway Demonstrate for Right to Wear Headscarf

January 19, 2004

Source: Aftenposten

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=711917

On January 19, 2004 Aftenposten reported, "Hundreds of women marched through the streets of Oslo over the weekend, pleading their case for religious tolerance and their use of head-coverings at work and school. 'We in fact choose to wear thehijab ourselves,' many claimed. The demonstration came in the wake of a new French law banning the display of religiously...

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French Muslims Protest Ban of Religious Symbols

January 18, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/18/international/europe/18FRAN.html

On January 18, 2004 The New York Times reported, " The battle over the proposed law to ban religious symbols from French public schools spilled into streets on Saturday as Muslim demonstrators in capitals around the world voiced their opposition to what they say is a denial of religious freedom. The demonstrations were largest in Paris and other cities in France...

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