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U.S. Rep Ballenger Says Proximity of CAIR to His Home Caused Him Marital Stress

October 4, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/politics/6929935.htm

On October 4, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported, " U.S. Rep. Cass Ballenger blames the breakup of his 50-year marriage partly on the stress of living near a leading American Muslim advocacy group that he and his wife worried was so close to the U.S. Capitol that 'they could blow the place up.' Another stress on their marriage: the decision by 'we holier-than-...

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Iowans Get to Know Islam Through Public Television

October 3, 2003

Source: The Daily Iowan

http://www.dailyiowan.com/news/510819.html?mkey=1014078

On October 3, 2003 The Daily Iowan reported that "Getting to Know Islam," a taped educational program on Public Access Television, is celebrating its fifth year of educating the Iowa community on stereotypes against Islam. "The show provides an outlet for people who want to find out about the faith of Islam," said Aman Aminzay, the president of the University of Iowa Muslim Student...

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Bangledeshis Increase Their Role in New York Politics

October 3, 2003

Source: Bangla Patrika

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1085

On October 3, 2003 Bangla Patrika reported that immigrant Bangladeshis are gradually becoming more active in mainstream politics by working behind the scenes with both Republican and Democratic candidates. According to the article, "at night, one can find Assembly member James Brennan (D-Brooklyn) or Councilman Bill de Blasio (D-Brooklyn) deeply engaged in chats with Bangladeshis at the...

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Company Markets to Young Muslims With Clothes and Spoof Humor

October 3, 2003

Source: MSNBC News

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_email.asp?/news/972579.asp

On October 3, 2003 MSNBC News reported on a group of Muslim entrepreneurs latching on to the "Muslim niche" in the American market: "Chicago-area computer professionals Mirza Baig, Azher Ahmed and Afeef Majeed — all 26 — run one of the busiest Muslim Web sites in North America, driven in part by their spoof Internet publication Islamica News — a...

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Imams Asked to Speak in Dutch, Teach Dutch Values and Customs

October 3, 2003

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2002-12/03/article45.shtml

On October 3, 2003 IslamOnline.net reported that "Dutch Immigration and Integration Minister Hilbrand Nawijn asked Imams and preachers in mosques across the country to use the Dutch language in their sermons. He also pressed them to convince members of the Islamic minority to comply with the values and customs of the Dutch society. Imams play a major role in...

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Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

October 2, 2003

Source: RedandBlack.com

http://www.redandblack.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/02/3f7b91d15cd64

On October 2, 2003, Red and Black.com, the website of the student newspaper of the University of Georgia, ran an article on a fund-raiser held by the university's Pakistani Student Association (PSA) to help members of the Islamic Center of Savannah after a fire destroyed their mosque: "Approximately 250 people of different ethnicities and religious...

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Jewish Father Supports His Muslim Daughters' Rights to Wear Hijab

October 1, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3149588.stm

On October 1, 2003 the BBC News reported, "A row over women's rights to wear headscarves has broken out again in France - but this time supporters of the right of Muslim girls to cover their head in school have a new and unusual champion. Laurent Levy is the father of two teenagers - Lila, 18, and Alma, 16 - who last week were barred from the Henri Wallon lycee in the northern Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. He is...

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"Parallel Universe" of Islamic Courts Operating in Britian

October 1, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0310010289oct01,1,489720.story?coll=chi-printnews-hed

On October 1, 2003 the Chicago Tribune ran a story on Islamic courts in Britian: "During the past decade, a parallel universe of Islamic jurisprudence has sprouted across Britain. Shariah courts can be found in almost every large city. In London, different Muslim immigrant groups--the...

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Arab-American Muslims and Christians Grill San Francisco Candidates on Civil Rights

October 1, 2003

Source: An-Nahar

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e622f4bef4e1

On October 1, 2003 An-Nahar reported that mayoral candidates in San Francisco held the first ever candidate forum to focus on the concerns of Arab Americans at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Local Arab Muslim and Christian participants on the Arab American Leadership Council grilled mayoral candidates on civil rights, the Patriot Act, and their commitment to...

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