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Bush Faces Criticism Over Statement that Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

December 5, 2003

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/okeefe120503.html

On December 5, 2003 The Newhouse News Service published an articled collecting responses from leaders of various faith traditions to President Bush's recent comments that Muslims and Christians "worship the same god." The article finds that representatives from several faiths, such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam itself, find Bush's comments to be on target. For example,...

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A Diverse Society Rings in the "Season of Tolerance"

December 5, 2003

Source: Independent

http://www.theindependent.com/stories/120503/opi_letheby05.shtml

On December 5, 2003 the Independent published an article celebrating the diversity of religious holidays that take place during the months of November and December. Some notable holidays include the Day of the Covenant -- the last will and testament of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i faith, the holy month of Ramadan, the birthday of Sikh founder Guru Nanak, Hindu Diwali...

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Farrakhan Calls Jews "Masters of Hollywood"

December 4, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/Anti_semitism/sp_f.asp

On December 4, 2003 Anti-Defamation League reported, "Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, lashed out with a vicious attack on Jews in his November 23, 2003 sermon to followers at Mosque Maryam, the NOI headquarters in Chicago. In his two-hour speech, Minister Farrakhan depicted Jews as "masters of Hollywood" who are poisoning American society with 'filth and indecency.' Farrakhan also...

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Bush Faces Criticism Over Statement that Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

December 4, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/136/story_13658_1.html

On December 4, 2003 Beliefnet published an editorial by Jack Miles on the current controversies concerning Pres. Bush's comments that Muslims and Christians worship the "same god." Miles puts forward the opinion that Bush was quite correct in asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same god, adding that Jews should be added to the list. The difference between religions is not about the...

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Non-Christian Religious Leaders Say Christmas Programs in Schools Okay

December 4, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031205/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116654.html

On December 4, 2003 The West Australian reported, "Non-Christian religious leaders yesterday joined the outcry over moves to play down Christmas celebrations in State schools, saying they had no problem with Nativity plays and carols. Representatives of the Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish communities in Perth said Christian...

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Council on Islamic Relations Sues Congressman

December 4, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33545-2003Dec3.html

On December 4, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the country's largest Islamic civil liberties group has sued a North Carolina congressman, saying that he defamed the organization when he called it 'the fund-raising arm for Hezbollah' and said that the stress of living near its Washington headquarters had contributed to the breakup of his marriage. The...

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Atlanta's Muslims Welcome End of Registration

December 4, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1203/04muslims.html

On December 4, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "Gwinnett County's Muslim community of 20,000 applauded news Monday that the Bush administration had ended a controversial program that required foreign visitors from 25 Muslim-majority nations to register with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security... The registration program...

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New Leader Vows to Revive Group Led by W.D. Mohammed

December 3, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0312030246dec03,1,2777501.story?coll=chi-news-hed

On December 3, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "three months after W. Deen Mohammed resigned from the Chicago-based American Society of Muslims, a preacher from New Jersey has vowed to reconstitute the group and accelerate the integration of its 1.5 million African-American members into the country's...

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Diverse Group of Women Argues Against Headscarf Law

December 2, 2003

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1432_A_1047227_1_A,00.html

On December 2, 2003 Deutsche Welle reported, "Over 70 women gathered in front of the symbolically significant statue of the Roman goddess Minerva -- the patron of teachers and the goddess of wisdom -- at the German parliament building in Berlin on Monday to plead for a more discerning and objective debate over the Muslim headscarf. The group, which sees itself working...

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Religious Leaders Mobilize to Support Middle East Peace

December 2, 2003

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/oldnews/2003/03521.htm

On December 2, 2003 the Presbyterian News Service reported, "On the day after a new Middle East peace accord was signed in Geneva, 31 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders today announced in Washington a new collaborative effort — 'Walk the Road to Peace'— to mobilize public and Bush Administration support for the plan. In a Dec. 2 press conference and letter to President...

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Federal Census Bureau Releases Reports on Arab-Americans

December 2, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20031121/5700950s.htm

On December 2, 2003 USA Today reported that the first of two reports on Arabs in the USA is to be released next month by the Census Bureau. According to the article, the Census report shows that "Arabs numbered 1.2 million in 2000, up 38% since 1990 and double the number in 1980, when the Census began tracking ancestry. The overall U.S. population grew 13% in the 1990s to 281.4 million....

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Pope Calls for Religions to Unite Against Terrorism

December 2, 2003

Source: Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200312021437-1088-RT1-CRO-0-NF82

On December 2, 2003 Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported, "The 'name of God' must not be used to incite violence and terrorism, to promote hatred and exclusion. The Pope asked this, on receiving various Muslim leaders who came for a meeting organised by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. According to the Pontiff, the dialogue...

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