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Pakistani-American Elected to Houston City Council

December 9, 2003

Source: Pakistan News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=12ae615974d1c88fab287ffb7f39e257

On December 9, 2003 Pakistan News Service announced that Mr. Masroor Javed Khan won the Dec. 6 election for a seat on the Houston City Council. "Mr. Khan won the election by 53 percent of the total cast votes. His opponent, Terry McConn, received 47 percent of the votes. Welcoming Mr. Khan's victory,...

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September 11 Continues to Impact American Muslim Charities

December 9, 2003

Source: Al-Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F447DB5C-38CB-472C-AD9E-C22B75D17E56.htm

On December 9, 2003 Al-Jazeera reported on the pervasive impact of September 11 on American Muslim charities. The article reports that "groups set up to assist impoverished peoples in areas such as the West Bank, Chechnya and Afghanistan are struggling to hold on to their base support, according to several representatives of the Muslim American...

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Dalai Lama Calls for Religious Pluralism

December 9, 2003

Source: The Times of Tibet

http://www.timesoftibet.com/artman/publish/article_659.shtml

On December 9, 2003 The Times of Tibet ran an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has urged Western countries not to consider Islam a 'militant religion' and said all conflicts should be resolved through dialogue. 'There is a perception among the Western media that Islam is militant but that is not true. All religions...

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Firebomb Hits Arab American News Center in Detroit

December 9, 2003

Source: Detroit 4 News

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/2694550/detail.html

On December 9, 2003 Detroit 4 News reported that police believe someone tried to burn down the building that houses The Arab American News in Dearborn late Monday or early Tuesday. "Investigators say the building on Chase Road was hit with what appeared to be a homemade firebomb. A glass bottle was found shattered near the back entrance where the sidewalk was charred from the fire,...

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Muslim Elected to Chair Cincinnati Justice Committee

December 8, 2003

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/12/08/loc_loc1nccj.html

On December 8, 2003 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Dr. Inayat K. Malik was elected Sept. 1 to serve a one-year term as chairman of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) for Greater Cincinnati. He is the first Muslim to preside over the organization in its 59-year history. Robert Harrod, the executive director of NCCJ, said the election of...

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Opinion: Canadian Muslims Should Take Khadr Case as "Wake-Up Call"

December 8, 2003

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/A

On December 8, 2003 the Toronto Star ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, a media consultant and interfaith advocate in Toronto, in which she urged fellow Canadian Muslims to take note of the recent case of Abdurahman Khadr, a Canadian Muslim sent to a training camp in Afghanistan, as a "wake-up call." She writes, "Hate and racism are taught at home and...

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Non-Jewish High School Students No Longer Required to Study Bible

December 7, 2003

Source: Ha'Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/369319.html

On December 7, 2003 Ha'Aretz reported, "Arab high school students will no longer be required to study Bible as a required subject for matriculation exams (bagrut), according to new educational guidelines for earning matriculation certificates that are now in preparation. Non-Jewish students - including Druze, Bedouin, Circassians and Muslims, who had previously studied Bible as part of their Hebrew...

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Muslim Football Team Names Spark Controversy in CA

December 7, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2003/12/07/280221-ap.html

On December 7, 2003 The Associated Press reported that young athletes participating in the Muslim Football tournament in Irvine, California offended Jewish leaders by naming their teams Intefadeh, Soldiers of Allah and Mujahedeen. AP noted that "Rabbi Bernie King, who lives in Irvine, said the teams' names undermined those who worked to have closer relations with Muslims...

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Interfaith Forum Says Human Failings Responsible for Lack of Peace

December 7, 2003

Source: New Straits Times

http://www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/National/20031208074840/Article/

On December 7, 2003 the New Straits Times reported on a forum on "Religion and Violence: The Spiritual Response to Terrorism" held by the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN): "Speaking as chairman [of the MIN], [Datuk Anwar Fazal] saw much of the world not being at peace with itself because people were not at peace with themselves and...

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Muslim Football Team Names Spark Controversy in CA

December 7, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-football7dec07,1,4250723.story

On December 7, 2003 The Los Angeles Times reported on the ongoing controversy over Muslim football team names in Orange County. The Muslim team names include terms such as "Intifadah" and "Muhajadeen", which many Jewish leaders have deemed offensive. The teams also posted a website at: http://muslimfootball.com featuring logos of masked men, some with...

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Waiter, a Naturalized Citizen, Sent Home From Work for Being Named Mohamad

December 6, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40265-2003Dec5.html

On December 6, 2003 The Washington Post reported on an Arab American waiter in Baltimore who was sent home from work because his name is Mohamad. Mohamad I. Pharoan, 58, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was sent home from the Hyatt Regency prior to a presidential fundraiser by a manager who asked him just one question: "Is your name Mohamad?" The Post reports that...

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New Mosque in Granada a Reminder of 15th-Century "Al-Andalus"

December 6, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,2763,1101169,00.html

On December 6, 2003 The Guardian reported, "Five hundred years after being hounded out by the Catholic monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand, Spain's Muslims have built a mosque overlooking what was once Islam's most important outpost in Europe, the Alhambra palace in Granada. The call to prayer of the muezzin can now be heard in the narrow streets and alleyways of Albaicin, the city'...

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