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Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
December 1, 2003
Frequency:
monthly
regular

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Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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issn - 0193-2578
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Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
December 1, 2003
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00022

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
        page 4
        page 5
    Florida
        page 6
        page 7
    Florida/Georgia
        page 8
    Georgia
        page 9
    North Carolina/South Carolina
        page 10
    Charleston, South Carolina "The Historic City"
        page 11
        page 12
        page 13
        page 14
        page 15
    North Carolina/South Carolina/Washington DC
        page 16
    Maryland/Virginia
        page 17
        page 18
    Tennessee
        page 19
    Alabama
        page 20
    Lousiana/Mississippi/Texas
        page 21
    Texas
        page 22
    Oklahoma/Texas
        page 23
    New Mexico/Texas
        page 24
    Michigan/Mississippi
        page 25
    Colorado/Utah
        page 26
    Arizona/Nevada
        page 27
    Southern California
        page 28
    California
        page 29
        page 30
        page 31
    Recommended Businesses
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Arab Veils Ruffle As Sexy Singers
Gain Popularity ................................... Page 2
Egyptian Leaders Speach ......................Page 2
Jacksonville News ................................:..Page 2
Editorials........................................... ... .Page 3
ALSAC News ........................................Page 4
Walid Maalouf Nominated ....................Page 5
Dr. Laura Should Apologize..................Page 6
Muslims Demand Florida Probe.............Page 5
Lt. General Boykin's Remarks..........



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Arab Veils Ruffled As Sexy
Singers Gain Popularity
Sultry songstresses via satellite TV
cause outrage, but pique curiosity, too.
Donna Abu-Nasr

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clip showing
Haifa, the sultry

shimmying in the
rain in a clingy
red dress. And
the clip featuring
Roubi, the
Egyptian singer
belly-dancing in
a public square.


Jax News


The Maidas
Betty and Joseph Maida
celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary with a
renewal of vows and a dinner
at Timnuquana Country Club.
They were married Oct. 25,
1953, in St. John's Cathedral
in Jacksonville. She is the
former Betty Ann Kaleel.
Their children are Thomas J.
Maida and Michael G.
Maida, both of Tallahassee;
and Karen McCormick,
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I am the new year. I am
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you a new way of life
that gives you unusual
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perfect peace and sure
hope of eternal life. I
warn you that your
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those things which are
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man of understanding
shall attain unto wise
council." Proverbs 1
and 2. Proverbs 2:1-15.
"My son, if thou wilt
receive my words, and

(continued on page 12)


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death, resurrection and
ascension of Jesus
Christ. Only decades
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f tradition put into
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the Latin Vulgate. In
these pre-medieval
times all writings were


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copied by hand.

The whole of the Holy
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English until the
middle of the second
millennium. It was a
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accomplishment. The
production of the Bible
emerged from a


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ALSAC Honors Volunteers at S r
National Staff Meeting S sincere Iy
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Individuals and
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been key
supporters of St. Jude
were honored at a
dinner on August 2,
during ALSAC's
second annual National
Staff Meeting. The
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by the Boards of
Directors and


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the hospital's mission.

"Without the literally
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monthly serving Americans of Syrian and Lebanese heritage for over 35 years.
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Walid
Maalouf
Nominated
We are delighted to
inform you that
President Bush intends
to nominate Mr. Walid
Maalouf, of Virginia, to
be United States
A I t e r n a t e
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General Assembly of
the United Nations.

Pending certain Senate
approval of the
nomination, Mr..
Maalouf has already
assumed his post at the
US Mission to the
United Nations and is
working directly under
Ambassador John


Negroponte,
P e r m a n
Representative
UN.


the
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to the


Lt. General
Boyrin's
Remarks
The bizarre comments
of Lt. General William
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recently revealed, made
a number of public
speeches displaying a
continued on page 24
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Dr. Laura
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FLORIDA


FITNA & FASAD IN
MOSQUE EQUIVALENT
TO KUFR


By Gesvi Sharif &
Associates

1. itria & Fasad in the
light of references from
Holy Qur'an

There are four great
sins in Islam, according
to ahadis. Greatest of
all the sins is Kufr /
shirk with Allah S.W.T.
As actions speak louder
than words, creating
conditions likely to
discourage people from
coming to Mosque is
Kufr according to Ayats
of Holy Qur'an as
follows:
"and who does greater
wrong than he who


forbids the approach to
the Masjida Allah...."
Ayat 114, Surah Bakar

".... Warfare therein
(house of Allah) is a
g r e a t,
transgression.........but
to commit kufr, (by
words of mouth or
actions such as)
stopping or turning
people away from the
way of Allah or
expelling people from
house of Allah is a
greater sin!...... (because
it is) Fitna i.e. trouble
making, constant
harassment ,
persecution (cruel
oppression based upon
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is liekly to injure the
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FITNA & FASAD
continued from page 7


Hikma. Acco
we should apprc
person with cau
as not to injure
feelings or un
reverse-discrirr
doctrine, we c


rdingly, muslims to make peace
)ach the between the brothers.
ition so According to a Hadith,
his/her it is an act of a prhphet
der the to reconcile two broken
nation hearts and an act of the
would be Devil to severe the


guilty of FITNA
ourselves as our actions
may deter the person
from coming to the
mosque!

According to a Hadith,
when one brother
attacks another brother
with deadly force and
the other one responds
in aggression, other
than in self defense,
with unreasonable
force, both borthers end
up in Hell, because the
victim also becomes
the aggressor by using
excessive force!
According to
aforementioned Ayats,
it is our duty as


hearts by creating fitna
i.e., trouble-making.

In accordance with
Surah Aklas, we ought
to seek Allah S.W.T.'s
protection from jealous
eyes! Jealousy
destroys the good deeds
of a person like dry fire
as it leads to unfair
competition and
ultimately to Fitna. We
are only allowed to
compete with each
other in excellence of
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FITNA & FASAD
continued from page 8


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or Piety is legally
defined as commission
of an act meant solely
for hte pleasure of
Allah S.W.T. or
abstinence from some
act solely due to fear of
Allah S.W.T. Stories
from Ahadis books
establish the
a fo rementioned
definition of Taqwa.
Allah S.W.T. is often
forgiving. -He forgives
those who are forgiving
towards others. Those
who go to bed with a
clear heart having
forgiven others, may
inherit Paradise!

According to Ahadith,
on the day of
judgement, we would
have to account for our
youth, our property and
unbringing of our
children! Good deeds
of our well trained
children, therefore may
contribute towards
"sadaka jaria". On the
contrary, if our children


go about committing
bad deeds, such as
assulting brothers in the
mosque, such deeds
may be added to our
accounts. To
summarize, the
remaining good a'amal
of mufsidin (who
commit fasad) and
muta-fanni (who
commit fitna) the
wrong doers would be
given to their victims in
compensation thereof
until their good deeds
would be depleted and
they declared bankrupt
of good deeds (a'amal)!

According to ahadith,
the brother who is the
first one to solute gets
double the ajer.
Likewise, who is the
first one to offer to
make up his differences
with his opponent, it is
better of the two! Life
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the morning when it is
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Arab Veils Ruffled
.continued from page 2


And scantily dressed
dancers aplenty without
whom no male singing
act seems complete.

The blitz of dewy
looks, pouting lips and
suggestive dance on
Arab satellite TV
stations is outraging
some critics. One has
dubbed the new crop of
performers "weapons
of singing destruction."
Another says some
women are so offended
that they are praying to
Allah to smite the
seductresses.

In the largely
conservative Arab
world, where many
women go veiled and
cloaked in public and
government censors
determine the length of
an on-screen kiss, the
video clips seem out of
place. So why are they
permitted to air?

Competition,
answers Abdo Wazen, a
Lebanese art critic at
the newspaper Al
Hayat.

But others see even
bigger forces in play.

"It's an attempt to
divert the attention of
youths away from the
political and financial
frustrations at home,"
offers Ali Abu-Shadi,


an Egyptian who was a
government censor.

It's the price Saudis
have to pay for opening
up to the world," says
Abdel Azim al-Awwad,
a Saudi sociologist.

"Censorship has
become impossible.
We cannot handpick
what to show."

"It's part of an
American policy to
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their values," says
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of the Egyptian
newspaper Akhbar-Al-
Yom.

What does he think
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Abdel-Qader said
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Mu hammad' s
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Nadira Omran, a
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vulgar."

"They have turned a
woman's body and its


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continued from page 10


States for having his
$10 million donation to
the victims of the Sept.
11 attacks rebuffed by
Rudolph Giuliani, then
New York's's mayor.
Michael Murr, who
heads the Beirut
operation, was not
available to talk about
the impact the videos
are having on viewers.
But at another network,
Cairo-based Dream TV,


general manager
Osama al-Sheik told
AP: "We don't
broadcast any video
clip unless we are sure
it is morally
acceptable."

He said the station
has an in-house
" censorship
department" of station
employees that has
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"We were not very
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do broadcast them, but
less frequently
compared to the rest of
the songs," he said.

Some Arab
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channels refuse to air
the videos, but
governments can't shut
out satellite signals, and.
dish bans are widely
ignored. Besides, some
of the clips can be
viewed on the stars'
Websites.

Several mosques and
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Arabia are urging
youths to avert their
eyes, said Abdullah al-
Rufeidy, a 34-year old
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Arab Veils Ruttled
continued from page 11


In the island state of
Bahrain, a few hundred
protesters trying to stop
people from going to a
Nancy concert
Wednesday night threw
rocks, set fires and
smashed car windows.
Police reported several
arrests and the concert
went ahead
uninterrupted.

Muslim conservative
lawmakers ahd earlier
proposed banning the
concert but were
rebuffed by the liberal


majority in parliament.

Mohammed Khaled
Ibrahim, a lawmaker
who supported the ban,
noted that the Muslim
holy month of
Ramadan was about to
being. "We should
spend our time
repenting and engaging
in religious activities
rather than engaging in
activities that re un-
Islamic," he told AP.

The Bahrain Tribune
quoted the singer as


saying that she was in
Bahrain to "put a smile
on the faces of my
fans."

"I sing to take people
away from politics that
separates people and
causes chaos in
society," she said.

Abdullah al-Qobei,
who came up with the
term "weapons of
singing destruction,"
sarcastically suggested
in the newspaper
Asharq al-Awsat that
the singers do "veiled
videos" for Ramadan.

Wazen, the art critic,


had another
explanation for the
clips' popularity: The
stars are Arabs, doing
the things that in most
Arab countries are seen
only on Western TV
shows.

"In such suppressed
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continued from page 2


medication and fasting
during the Muslim holy
month of Ramadan.

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television announcer
shortly after the
broadcast was cut. The
words stunned many
Egyptians: In Tahrir
Square, the main plaza


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halted and car horns
went silent as police
officers- and
pedestrians listened
silently to radios.

The opening of
Parliament had already
been delayed four days
because of Mubarak's
cold.

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has known i wiped his
face with a
handkerchief before
leaving the podium. His
face appeared puffy,
his voice weakened,
and his speech sounded
slightly slurred.

Mubarak underwent a
checkup before
resuming his speech,
and was suffering from
a cold and a slight dip
in blood pressure,
Health Minister
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told state television.

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the podium, Mubarak
smiled and waved,
acknowledging the
applause and shouts of
support from
lawmakers. Then with a
stronger voice, he
completed his speech
on domestic and
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former economy and trade
minister Shukri


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trained economist.
Ghanim said: The
economy is changing in
Libya-this is why I'm here.
We are trying to work as
much as we can to enable
the private sector to take its
part in the economy."
Other ministers agree.
Foreign Minister Abdel
Rahman Shalqam
observed; "The public
sector fulfilled its duties in
the stage of establishing
industries, housing


complexes and electricity.
But bureaucracy and the
inflated workforce called
for reviews."
Although the number of
non-government shops in
Tripoli has mushroomed
over the past two years, the
vast majority of salaried
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Our Need In 2004,
continued from page 3

hide my
commandments with
thee; So that thou
incline thine ear unto
wisdom, and apply
thine heart to
understanding; Yea, if
thou criest after
knowledge, and liftest
up thy voice for
understanding; If thou
seekest her as silver,
and searches for her as
for hid treasures; Then
shalt thou understand
the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge
of God. For the Lord
giveth wisdom; out of
his mouth cometh
knowledge and
understanding. He
layeth up sound
wisdom for the
righteous; he is a
buckler to them that
walk uprightly. He
keepeth the paths of
judgment, and
preserveth the way of
his saints. Then shalt
thou understand


righteousness, and
judgment, and equity;
yea, every good path.
When wisdom entereth
into thine heart, and
knowledge is pleasant
unto thy soul;
Discretion shall
preserve thee,
understanding shall
keep thee: [To deliver
thee form the way of
hte evil man, from the
man that speaketh
forward things; Who
leave the paths of
uprightness, to walk in
the ways of darkness;
Who rejoice to do evil,
and delight in the
forwardness of the
wicked; Whose ways-
are crooked, and they
forward in their paths."

The Bible says the
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will reward the greatest
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complicated past filled
with intrigue and
control very ,
persecution and
martyrdom. What
happened?

At best, translation is a
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An Italian adage says
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times it was a matter of
life and death
embroiled in historical,-
cultural, political, and
religious clashes. But
from that turmoil in
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by dint of persevering
and dedicated scholars
the first English
translations saw light of
day. Briefly, this is
what happened.


continued from page 3

Christianity arrived on
the shores of' England
in the seventh century
in the person of St.
Augustine of
Canterbury -and the
missionary efforts that
followed. Already at
that time Caedmon, an
illiterate herdsman,
sang the Good News in
Anglo-Saxon poetry.
In the next century
other preachers
continued to provide
biblical translations of
sorts. Bishop Aldheim
of Sherbourne
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St. Bede, a monk of
Jarrow who told the
story of Caedmon,
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the lines.

Only in the fourteenth
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with John Wycliffe.
This century was
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pope was living in
Avignon, France, and
many suspected he was
easily swayed by
French politics. In
1378 Pope George XI
returned to Rome, but
he died soon after.
When two popes were
elected, one in Avignon
and one in Rome, the
Great Schism resulted
( 13 7 8 1 4 17 ) .
Confusion reigned and
many questioned the
authority of the Church.
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Bible. Translations into
the vernacular were
needed.

Enter John Wycliffe
(1330-1384), whom we
credit with the first
translation of the whole
Bible into English.
Two versions appeared
with his name, one was
extremely literal; the
second, which
appeared after his
death, was closer to the
spoken English of his
day. Both were
translated from the
Latin Vulgate, and
copies were made by


continued irom page 1 /


hand. It is unlikely that
Wycliffe himself made
the whole translation;
he probably sponsored
it. However, the
translation did not
receive -a welcome.
John Wycliffe was a
dissident and his
followers called
Lollards, were
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translating and for
preaching from the new
English Bible. Some
were burned at the
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aimed to make the
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people in their own
language.

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translation work in
good faith within the
Roman Catholic
Church, but strayed and
ended as a Protestant.
He sought permission
from the bishop of
London to make an
English translation, but
it was not granted. He
went to European
mainland and settled in
Germany, where the
attempt to print his
New Testament
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In English
continued from page 18


succeeded in
publishing his work in
Worms, and smuggled
copies into England in
1526. But his efforts
met with opposition
and were repudiated by
the authorities. Later
he was arrested and
executed as a heretic.
Tyndale's was the first
English translation of
the Scriptures to be
printed. His work had
chapter divisions but no
verse numbers. His
translations from the
Greek and Hebrew later
became the basis for
the Authorized and
Revised versions.

Following Tyndale's
death, King Henry VIII
decided that England
needed a vernacular
Bible. Myles
Coverdale (1487-
1569), another
dissident who had
helped Tyndale with
translation, was
appointed editor.
Coverdale did some of
the translation but
leaned heavily on the


previous work of
Tyndale, and omitted
the controversial notes.
Dubbed the "Great
Bible" because it was
so large, this version
was placed -in all
English churches by
order of Henry. Among
other translations
Coverdale influenced
were the Geneva Bible
and a revision of the
Great Bible known as
the Bishops' Bible. The
"Breeches Bible" was
another name for the
Geneva Bible, the first
to contain verse
numbers, and was made
with the Calvinists
exiled to the Continent
during the reign of
Queen Mary.
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leader of the Puritans.

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political and religious
turmoil the seventeenth
century saw the
appearance of two
English translations
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version in English until
the Second Vatican
Council.

Almost in response,
King James I ordered
an English translation
of the entire Bible to be
used in all the churches
of England. Forty-
eight scholars were
chosen from
Westminster ,
Cambridge, and
Oxford, and the work
apportioned among
them. An editorial
board completed its
work, and the
Authorized version
appeared in 1611. This
became the standard
English Bible for more
than two centuries and
exercised a remarkable
influence on the diction
and shape of the
English language.
Hence, "the King's


English."

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intrigue surrounding
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twentieth century.

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moon, it shall be Zil-
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1424 Hijri year; end of
that month will start
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occasion of 'Hajjat-ul-
Wida' called the
performance of Hajj
days 'holy', the land
'sacred'. To take any
one's life, property, or
attack one's honor, to
take anyone's life to
violate the sacredness
of the Day, Month and
the Territory. He
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brothers/sisters to other
Muslims. No one has
any right or superiority
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all are equal in the sight
of Allah. On the day of
Eid-ul-Azha, all people
must have breakfast,
except the one who is
offering the sacrifice.
This person will break
his/her fast with the


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has been slaughtered.
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continued from page 5


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mindset.

On one occasion, for
example, he described
the war on terrorism as
"a spiritual battle. Satan
wants to destroy this
nation, he wants to
destroy us as a nation
and he wants to destroy
us as a Christian army."

On another occasion he
noted that, "America is
still a Christian
nation... [other nations]
have lost their morals,
lost their
values... George Bush
was not elected by a
majority of the voters
in the United States...he
was appointed by
God...He's in the White


House because God put
him there."

When describing his
efforts to stop a Somali
warlord, who was
Muslim, Boykin said
that he was confident of
victory because, "Well,
you know what? I knew
that my God was bigger
than his. I knew that my
God was a real God,
and his was an idol."

Because the United
States is engaged not
only in a war. on terror,
but an intensive effort
to engage the Muslim
world through a public
diplomacy campaign,
Boykin's remarks have
caused real concern.


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Boykin's comments
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Secretary of Defense
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asked whether the
General would be
censured or removed
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think that for anyone to
run around and think
that that can be
managed and
controlled is probably
wrong. Saddam
Hussein could do it


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his faith. But, however,
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said, we are not
involved in a war
against Islam. We are
not placing our God
against anyone else's
God...these kinds of
expressions I don't
think reflect the
president's policy,
certainly do not reflect
the administration's
policy."

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continued from page 24


views about Boykin
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Arab American
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L e a d e r s h i p
Leadership
Conference, most of the
Democratic candidates
had strong words for
Boykin and the
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example, noted, "Our
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war on terror isn't
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this as some sort of
battle for the Christian
religion. That's wrong,
that's un-
American...and Don
Rumsfeld was wrong to


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opportunity
condemn
comments."

Senator
Lieberman
was angry


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to
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Joseph
stated, "I
yesterday


when I read about a
lieutenant general in
the American military
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the war on terrorism as
a clash between the
Judeo-Christian values
and Satan, and referred
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perhaps to the Prophet,
it's not clear from his
statement, as an idol.
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that's not just wrong,
that is a desecration.
The war on terrorism is
a war on terrorists, not
on religions. The Bush
administration, which
has said before it


understands that, needs
to separate itself from
anyone who says
otherwise."

And Governor Howard
Dean added,
"Lieutenant General
Boykin...ought to step
down. He does not
represent America. He
does not represent the
majority of American
feelings. There is no
place in America for
bigotry either anti-
Islam or anti-Semitic."

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entire affair, 19
Democratic members
of Congress have
introduced legislation
that "condemns bigotry
and intolerance against
any religious group,
including people of the
Islamic faith" and seeks
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Lt. General Boyrin's Remarks
continued from page 25


Government
decisions
Muslims."


policy
toward


What is, of course,
disturbing, is the degree
to which the religious
right and their
supporters in the
Republican Party have
banded together to
support General
Boykin. Eighteen
Republican members of
Congress have sent a
letter to the Secretary
of Defense stating that,
"We ask that any
actions taken in
response to Lt. Gen.
Boykin's remarks not,
in any way, intimidate
the free religious
exercise of his faith."


They have been joined
by conservative
columnists and
t e e v i s i o n
commentators who
have also leapt to
Boykin's defense. I was
personally stunned to
find myself engaged in
a number of debates
with nea conservatives
and Christian
fundamentalists on this
issue. For any number
of reasons, I would
have thought that the
Administration would
have wanted to
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having a double
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General Boykin's
remarks are not the
views of the President,
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remain in his critical
Pentagon post because
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faith", makes a
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Muslims Demand Probe of Floridian
With Terror Ties
continued from page 5


enforcement authorities
to investigate a South
Florida resident who
allegedly supports and
promotes groups
designated as terrorist
organizations.

Joe Kaufman
(www.joe4rep.com),
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terrorist organizations
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ct/rls/pgtrpt/2000/2450.
htm.

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the Washington Post
reported that the United
States added to its list
of foreign terrorist
organizations
"newkach.org,


kahane.org, kahane.net,
kahanetzadak.com as
aliases for the Jewish
group Kahane Chai or
Kach, which is
suspected or organizing
attacks on
Palestinians." The Post
article also stated:
"Under U.S. law, it
would be illegal to
provide money or other
material support to the


designated Websites."
S E E
http://www.washington
post. com/wp-
dyn/articles/A8285-
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Muslims Demand Probe of Floridian
With Terror Ties
continued from page 27


later removed the link
after CAIR-FL exposed
his efforts to promote
the group.

In an. article written in
January of 2001 on a
forum of the radical
Jewish Defense
League. Kaufman-
praised the Kahane
movement and its
founder Mier Kahane.
In that article Kaufman
said of Kahane: "It was
perfectly
understandable for a
Jew to hate
Germans...If the
Kahanes' memory
serves us any purpose,
Tt's to show that trust
(and peace) is
ultimately -between
only ourselves." SEE:
http://www.network54.
com/Hide/Forum
/message?forumid=201


88&messageid=97848
9157.

CAIR-FL said in a
statement released:
"There is clearly
enough evidence to
justify an investigation
into the apparent
connections between
Joe Kaufman and
designated terrorist
organizations. We ask
relevant law
enforcement authorities
to investigate this
individual just as they
would any other
suspected supporter of
terrorism. There is no
room for terrorism or
support for terrorism in
our society. Our
government needs to
ensure the safety of all
Americans, including
American.Muslims and
Arab Americans."


In CAIR's annual report
on the status of
American Muslim civil
rights, Florida ranked
second in the nation in
terms of anti-Muslim
incidents. CAIR-FL
cited the case of Robert
Goldstein who earlier
this year pled guilty in
a plot to attack
Muslims in that state.
When Goldstein was
arrested, law
enforcement officials
found more than 50
explosive devices,
machine guns and other
illegal weapons along
with a "mission
template" and a list of
up to 50 Islamic
Centers he hoped to.
destroy. CAIR,
America's largest
Islamic civil liberties
group, is headquartered
in Washington, D.C.,.
and has 25 offices
nationwide and in
Canada.


Dr. Laura
Should
Apologize
continued from page 5

is heard by 12 million
listeners on some 270
stations nationwide.)
Muslims who contacted
CAIR said
Schlessinger's remarks
crossed the line from
legitimate commentary
on terrorism to
Islamophobic bigotry.

The offensive
comments came in a
response to a mother
who asked whether her
16-year-old daughter
should take part in a
Catholic High School
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mosque. The purpose
of the field trip was to
have the students in a
"moral themes" class
learn how "Muslims are


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Dr. Laura Should Apologize
continued from page 28


treated" in America.

Schlessinger said in her
response: "This is a
class on-morals. What
is the point of going to
a mosque?...You're
joking of course...How
many Americans have
tortured and murdered
Muslims...I think you
ought to. stand up
against this class and
this teacher. This is
despicable. You tell
him you are willing to
go to the mosque only
if it is one that has done
its best to route out
terrorists in its
midst...instead of
complaining...I am
horrified that you
would let her go...I am
so sick and tired of all


the Arab-American
groups whining and
complaining about
some kind of
treatment. .. What
culture and what
religion were all the
murderers of
9/11...they murdered
us...That's the culture
you want your daughter
to learn about?" (To
listen to Schlessinger's
response, go to:
http://www.drlaura.co
m/listen/ Click on
November 17, and then
on "Dr. Laura 9."
There is a charge for
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All the signs are, that after
years of isolation from the
West, Libya is about to be
re-admitted to the fold,
following Tripoli's decision
to accept responsibility for
the Lockerbie disaster
By Neil Ford
Libya's efforts to carve out
a position of some
importance on the
international stage were
given a boost in August by*
the government's decision
to accept responsibility for
the Lockerbie bombing.
Over the past few years
President Muammar
Gadaffi had been trying to
gain acceptance as an
international statesman,
whilst at the same time
shifting the focus of his
attention form the Middle
East to Africa. While he
had already made a great
deal of progress in forging
strong relations with
African governments and
driving Pan-African
cooperation, the shift on
Lockerbie seems certain to
speed up the thaw in


relations
international
as a whole.


with the
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Libyan officials and
lawyers acting for the the
families of the Lockerbie
victims in London, Libyan
UN envoy Ahmed Own
submitted a letter to the
Security Council, whereby
the Libyan government
renounced terrorism and
agreed to pay
compensation totaling
$2.7bn to the families.
This prompted the UK to
table a motion to
permanently lift the UN
economic and diplomatic
sanctions imposed on
Libya after the 1988
Lockerbie bombing.
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Italy for the colonial
occupation and has
demanded substantial
compensation.
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however, have fallen upon
stoney ground and the
Washington administration
has maintained its hard line


stance. Gadaffi expressed
his sympathy for the 9/11
terrorist attacks upon the
US and Libya has assisted
in some elements of the
war on terror.
Despite such efforts, the
Iran-Libya Sanctions Act
(ILSA), which banned
large scale investment in
continued on page 31


we are more likely to
achieve that by
encouraging rather than
isolating Libya. The
Libyans recognize their
term interests are in being
part of the international
community".
Ties have also been
strengthened with former
colonial ruler Italy. Italian
prime minister Silvio
Berlusconi was the first
western leader to hold talks
with Gadaffi when he
visited Libya earlier this
year and the two
governments have
discussed methods of
preventing illegal
immigration across the
Mediterranean. The Italian
government has offered to
supply night-vision
goggles and other
equipment to Libyan
border and coastal patrols
once sanctions have been
lifted for good. Berlusconi
has even indicated that
Italian troops could be
stationed on Libyan soil.
Italian oil company Eni-
Agip is already heavily
active in the country and
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Libya
continued from page 30
the two cited countries,
was renewed and then
tightened in the face of
opposition from US oil
companies. Whether this
stance eventually
persuaded Libya to admit
responsibility over
Lockerbie is difficult to say
but the 'good cop, bad cop',
carrot and stick approach
of the US and Europe
certainly seems to have
played the key role in
bringing about the change
of heart.
Following the Lockerbie
admission, the US
government has
announced that it will keep
its own sanctions against
Libya in place until the
country's human rights
record improves. A
statement by the
Washington administration
also cited Libya's
"continued and worrisome
pursuit of weapons of mass
destruction".
Pressure for a change in
policy is likely to come
from the Oasis consortium


of US companies, which
held major assets in Libya
at the time of the
imposition of sanctions.
The consortium's Libyan
assets have been frozen by
the government in Tripoli
and held in trust despite
repeated threats to
reallocate operating
licenses to other foreign oil
companies. At present,
firms such as
ConocoPhillips and
Marathon Oil have until
2005 to resume work or
risk losing their assets.
The terms of the Libyan
Lockerbie offer could also
encourage the US to life its
sanctions. The family of
each victim will receive
$4m when UN sanctions
are lifted and a further $4m
when US sanctions are
withdrawn. A final $2m
will be paid when Libya is
removed from the US' list
of state sponsors of
terrorism.
African analysis
It will be interesting to see
the impact of the
Lockerbie admission upon
Gadaffi's African policy. It
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diplomatic isolation, in
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Israel did in the 1970s.
However, continued
support for African
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One of the earliest fruits of
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assets within the country
appears to have
abandoned. Gadaffi has
repeatedly spoken of his
desire to open up the
economy to foreign
investment and has even
talked about privatizing
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