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Muslims Worried Over Creation of Government Database on "Radical Muslims"

July 8, 2004

Source: DAWN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dawn.com/2004/07/09/int11.htm

On July 8, 2004 Reuters reported, "Germany said on Thursday it would create a central database on suspected radical Muslims, provoking concern from the country's large Muslim community. Interior Minister Otto Schily also announced plans to boost the 'fight against terrorism' by pooling intelligence from the three national security agencies in a new joint analysis centre. The...

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Parliament Brings Religious Leaders Together to Address Social Problems

July 8, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0407080280jul08,1,1851065.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On July 8, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Learned Muslim clerics, Buddhist monks and Roman Catholic cardinals rarely find themselves in the same place at the same time with gurus, cult followers and mystics. But the Parliament of World's Religions, convening a weeklong...

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High School Allows Sikh to Wear Turban to Graduation in CA

July 6, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SikhCoalitionHelpsGrad

On July 6, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "A high school has allowed a Sikh student to participate in graduation ceremonies wearing his turban after initially telling him he would only be allowed to wear a cap. The high school reversed course after the intervention of the Sikh Coalition and local Sikh activists. Officials at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, told eighteen year old Harbakshish...

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Opinion: Christian Demagogues are Exploiting "Holy War"

July 6, 2004

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issues_publiclife_RNS7604

On July 6, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Christian demagogues have declared a holy war that they claim to be for the soul of America, the sanctity of life and the future of Christian faith. They badger us into fixation on two issues -- Scripture and sex -- as if those two issues would...

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Muslims Strive for Political Organization Across Ethnic Lines in MD

July 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslims05jul05,0,680827.story

On July 5, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Baltimore City Council candidate Melvin Bilal held a fund-raiser at a local mosque in May, the black Republican drew 250 fellow Muslim Americans, including immigrants from India, Pakistan and the Arab world. Among them was retailer Ahzar Ansari, originally from Karachi, who donated $1,000...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Reaches Tenth Year of Action

July 5, 2004

Source: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pccair05jul05,0,725817.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On July 5, 2004 The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Since its founding a decade ago, the council, frequently referred to by its acronym CAIR, has pursued a mission of exposing injustice against American Muslims. Modeled in part on the Anti-Defamation League's civil rights...

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Hundreds of Muslims Gather at Yosemite National Park

July 4, 2004

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8801879p-9688097c.html

On July 4, 2004 The Fresno Bee reported, "Year after year, Zainab Munjy, 22, makes the drive from her Fresno home to join hundreds of Muslim families at Camp Green Meadows in Fish Camp. About 250 people are expected to attend this year's 15th annual Youth and Adult Islamic Camp, hosted by the Muslim Society of Central California near the entrance to Yosemite National Park. The...

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Update: In Orland Park, Mayor Takes Stance for Tolerance

July 2, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0407020317jul02,1,660010.story

On July 2, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "The mayor of Orland Park had planned to read about tolerance from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address at a church's 4th of July rally, but has backed out because he found objectionable comments made by the pastor about a proposed mosque...In a letter to Rev....

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Restoration of Underground Railroad Brings Muslims and Jews Together

June 30, 2004

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200427/germantown/news/223893-1.html

On June 30, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Nearly 50 county residents of differing faiths volunteered their time to clean up a historic Underground Railroad stop in Germantown Sunday as part of the first Muslim-Jewish Day of Friendship.

Event organizers and friends Saqib Ali of North Potomac and Jeff Waldstreicher of Bethesda planned the project in an effort to create...

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Soulforce Taking Action Against the Use of Pulpit to Affirm Federal Marriage Amendment

June 29, 2004

Source: Religious News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR063004.html

On June 29, 2004 Religious News Service reported, "Soulforce, a national interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, is encouraging people of faith to protest if their religious leaders use worship time to urge their congregation to support the proposed Federal Marriage...

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Report on Pastoral Concerns over Church and State Relations

June 28, 2004

Source: Crosswalk/Agape Press

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1270690.html

On June 28, 2004 Crosswalk/Agape Press reported, "A newly released study shows that the vast majority of Protestant clergy in the U.S. believe the so-called separation of church and state in America has been carried too far. The results of the study are being made public for the first time in the July/August edition of Facts and Trends magazine... Proportionally, only a handful...

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Update: Hijab Case in Nebraska

June 28, 2004

Source: Omaha World Herald

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=57&u_sid=1133603

On June 28, 2004 Omaha World Herald reported, "Hussein, an Omaha Public Schools teacher's aide, was barred from a city pool because employees considered her outfit - jeans, a long-sleeve shirt and head scarf - street clothes. Earlier this month, she filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Omaha, which has prompted the city to allow exceptions to its dress code for city pools."

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