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Shari'a Law Causes Tensions Between Christians and Muslims

September 24, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3155279.stm

On September 24, 2003 the BBC News reported, "President Obasanjo likes to refer to Nigeria as a 'multi-religious' country, with a constitution that, whilst reflecting the expectations of the different faiths, remains essentially secular. There are roughly the same number of Muslims and Christians in a country of 120 million people...over the past few years, relations between members of the two faiths have been...

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AZ Law Enforcement Educated About Islam

September 24, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0924antibias24.html

On September 24, 2003 The Arizona Republic reported "With a mosque soon to be built in his city, Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell joined other police officials, representatives from social service agencies and citizens this week to learn about an opportunity to educate his officers about the Muslim community and Islam. Police officials...

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Court Upholds Teacher's Right to Wear Headscarf in Class

September 24, 2003

Source: Duetsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1432_A_978043_1_A,00.html

On September 24, 2003 Duetsche Welle reported: "Germany’s highest court on Wednesday confirmed the right of a female Muslim teacher to wear a headscarf in the classroom. The move lays to rest a long-standing row in Germany, that has caused controversy all over Europe.

Fereshta Ludin will be celebrating a victory on Wednesday, after the Federal...

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Islamic Civil Rights Group Disputes Sentence of Anti-Muslim Bomber

September 24, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

On September 24, 2003 according to the Chicago Tribune "an Islamic civil rights group Tuesday called for federal terrorism charges to be brought against a Burbank man who pleaded guilty to a hate crime but was given probation, contending the state is letting the man off too easy. Cook County Circuit Judge Robert Smierciak sentenced Eric K. Nix, 24, to 2 years of probation and 200 hours of community service. And he ordered him to attend anger management classes for throwing a fireworks device into an unoccupied van of a Burbank Muslim...

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AZ Law Enforcement Educated About Islam

September 24, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0924antibias24.html

On September 24, 2003 The Arizona Republic reported "With a mosque soon to be built in his city, Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell joined other police officials, representatives from social service agencies and citizens this week to learn about an opportunity to educate his officers about the Muslim community and Islam. Police officials...

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Islamic Civil Rights Group Disputes Sentence of Anti-Muslim Bomber

September 23, 2003

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

On September 23, 2003 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that the Chicago office "will hold a news conference today to demand that federal terrorism charges be brought against an Illinois man who got off with just two years probation and 'anger management' classes after he bombed a Muslim family's van."

Muslim Army Chaplain Under Military Investigation; Civil Rights Groups Show Concern

September 22, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-chaplainsep22,1,2270035.story

On September 22, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that James Y. Yee, one of the most prominent of the military's Muslim chaplains, is "under investigation for potentially aiding the enemy, specifically the 660 Al Qaeda suspects, Taliban fighters and alleged terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay... " Yee, who counseled...

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Survey Shows Increase in Demand for Islamic Education

September 22, 2003

Source: Helsingin Sanomat

http://www.helsinki-hs.net/news.asp?id=20030922IE5

On September 22, 2003 Helsingin Sanomat reported: "Demand for Islamic religious instruction at Finnish schools has increased sharply in recent years. According to a survey by Helsingin Sanomat the number of school pupils in the Helsinki region and Turku requiring religious education in Islam has exceeded that of those attending Orthodox religion class. The Finnish Orthodox Church is Finland's...

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Reactions Mixed on Mosque Under Investigation by FBI

September 21, 2003

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/211nd1.htm

On September 21, 2003 Daily Southtown reported that "federal authorities are investigating the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview and its leaders for possible involvement in terror-related money laundering. The house of worship, one of the largest Islamic centers in the Chicago area, has been under FBI surveillance for years... Connections have been alleged between men here and Osama...

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Debate Over Civil Rights as Workers Face Increasing Discrimination

September 21, 2003

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=11948

On September 21, 2003 the First Amendment Center reported that religious discrimination in the workplace has "gotten substantially worse since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives hundreds of complaints from Muslim Americans – and people mistaken for Muslims – alleging hostility on the job. Christians, Jews,...

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East Tempe, AZ Mosque Vandalized

September 19, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0919evmosquevandal19.html

On September 19, 2003, The Arizona Republic reported that "Muslim leaders and police spoke out against the latest attack at a Tempe mosque after vandals spray-painted the front door early Thursday...Muslims and Tempe Police Chief Ralph Tranter [spoke] at a press conference outside the Islamic Cultural Center...This is the fifth...

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Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Awareness Seminar to be Sponsored by Justice Department

September 19, 2003

Source: U.S. Department of Justice Communications Service

http://www.usdoj.gov/crs/pramstotpgcounty09252003.htm

On September 19, 2003 the U.S. Department of Justice Communications Service reported that "the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) will sponsor an awareness and protocol seminar for 800 law enforcement officers, support service workers, local officials and community leaders from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region... This...

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East Tempe, AZ Mosque Vandalized

September 19, 2003

Source: East Valley Tribune

On September 19, 2003 the East Valley Tribune reported that "swastikas and other symbols spray-painted on a Tempe mosque Thursday have stirred fears that hate crimes are on the rise. 'This is classic Nazi skinhead graffiti, here,' said Joel Breshin, the former regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Phoenix."

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