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Advocates Decry Deportation Due to Registration Program

July 1, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/6213935.htm

On July 1, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "immigrant and civil rights advocates say the government is punishing the Amin brothers and some 13,000 other people who complied with the registration program by seeking to deport them for 'highly technical immigration violations...' Hassan Amin, 19, and his 17-year-old brother Ahmad are in trouble because they have lived...

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Muslims Gather in New York to Celebrate Inauguration of Internet Islamic School

July 1, 2003

Source: Islamic Horizons

On July 1, 2003 Islamic Horizons reported that "New York's famed Madison Square Garden was a showcase of Muslim unity, for Muslim scholars and national and community leaders gathered there to celebrate the inauguration of the Internet Islamic School, April 13. This event [was] sponsored by the Islamic Internet University (IIU)."

Editorial: Sultaana Freeman License Case

July 1, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpshi013354583jul01,0,6151114.story

On July 1, 2003 Newsday published an editorial by Faegheh Shirazi stating that "many American Muslims cringed when they heard about Sultaana Freeman, a woman from Florida who maintained that removing her veil for a driver's license photo violated her religious beliefs. For most non-Muslims, veiling has become synonymous with Islam. So, although the Muslim...

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 1, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/6206034.htm

On July 1, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan to build the nation's first summer camp for Muslims - if organizers scale back their proposal... Col. William J. Bayles, the corps' district engineer in Rock Island, Ill., issued a report Monday, saying there would be no significant impact from the...

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Panel Discussion of Young People of Minority Religions in North Carolina

June 30, 2003

Source: The Herald-Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/orange/10-367211.html

On June 30, 2003 The Herald-Sun reported that "the Century Center is hosting a panel discussion tonight on how young people from minority religions living in the United States can remain true to their faith in a time of war abroad and distrust at home... Tonight's dialogue, 'Keeping the Faith: Expatriate Communities,' will bring together six college and high school students, an audience from the community...

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Opinion: Intramarriage Keeps Immigrant Communities Isolated

June 30, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0630/p09s01-coop.html?entryBottomStory

On June 30, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Bruce Bawer, an American writer living in Norway, on a study of non-Western immigrant patterns. The article read, "While non-Muslim Europeans live in democracies, most Muslims in the same countries inhabit theocratic enclaves where they are expected to tread a narrow path - or...

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Defense Department Chaplain Services Directing Personnel to Radical Web Sites

June 29, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45822-2003Jun28.html?referrer=emailarticle

On June 29, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "some Defense Department chaplain services have been directing military personnel to a Web site that promotes material from radical Muslim jihadists, including two Saudis who have been identified as Osama bin Laden's spiritual advisers... The chaplains' service Web...

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Muslim Prayer Leaders Face Changing Role in the US

June 29, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 29, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "Muslim leaders say the position of imams in the United States has evolved to the point that they are becoming an institutionalized clergy-- a remarkable shift since Islam has no ordained clergy and is led instead by religious scholars, traditionally a group that is distinct from imams... Imad Benjelloun, an imam for mosques in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa, said Muslims often ask him for guidance on issues that counselors, scholars, and others would provide in his native...

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The Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program

June 29, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat

On June 29, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that Ali "Jensen, of Santa Cruz [CA], converted to Islam about 26 years ago after exploring transcendental meditation and Zen Buddhism, he said. According to Islamic teachings, he prays five times a day and fasts for an entire month, among other things... Jensen was speaking at the second Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program, a group involving Christian, Jewish and Muslim members... Coordinators stressed mutual understanding and peace as goals for the dialogue. They also...

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What You Will See Inside A Mosque Introduces Children to Different Houses of Worship

June 28, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/saturday/lifeentertainment/stories/li062803s2_p.shtml

On June 28, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that Aisha "Khan's recently published book, What You Will See Inside A Mosque, is part of an effort by Skylight Paths Publishing to educate children about the rituals, beliefs and celebrations at different houses of worship... Last fall, Skylight published ...

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