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al-Zarqawi: Fact or Fiction?

The growing mythic stature of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the latest case in point. In an attempt to find some information on the figure, whose stature easily rivals that of Osama bin Laden, I wound up…confused. On the internet, I found a flurry of contradictions and conflicting claims about al-Zarqawi. …

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Average Folks Get Their Say on National Agenda

by Mary O’Leary New Haven Register 10/10/04 NEW HAVEN — Republicans, Democrats and independents alike, they all had the same reaction. Getting a shot at hashing out their feelings about the war in Iraq, national security and outsourcing just before the presidential election was, as one participant put it, “kind …

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A Helping Hand

by Marissa Lowman Teen Speak News 10/10/2004 At 23, Sarah Atwood is the Director of Global Activities for AID (Americans for Informed Democracy) in Berlin. Aware of the need for young people around the world to come together and discuss current political events, Atwood recently organized “Bringing the World Home: …

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9/11 still affecting U.S.: Town Hall panel discusses America’s world relations

by Ryan Schreiber Michigan Journal 10/09/2004 Still not convinced one way or another about the way America is perceived around the globe? Bringing the truth about U.S.-world relations to the students of UM-D was the subject of the first installment of a 9/11 Town Hall series last Thursday. The series …

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USD students negotiate diplomacy with Muslims

The Vermillion Plain Talk (SD) 10/08/04 Students at The University of South Dakota will discuss American power and global security with students at American University in Beirut, Lebanon in a teleconference on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Center for Continuing Education building. Two students from USD, along with …

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San Diego Concludes Month-long Global Town Hall Series on U.S.-Islamic World Relations USD students negotiate diplomacy with Muslims

Payvand, Iran 10/08/04 “Hope not Hate” a night of discussion, celebration and commemoration to be held at UCSD On Tuesday, October 19th, San Diego will host the final town hall meeting in a series called Hope not Hate, which features open, inclusive conversations between citizens and a bi-partisan coalition of …

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Reshaping Relations with Islam

by RACHEL EISENSTAT The Record (Goshen College) 10/8/2004 Discussing U.S.-Islamic relations, 133 people from campus and the community met for a forum Tuesday evening. The primary topic was Arab Muslim and U.S. American perceptions of one another, as well as U.S. support of Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but conversation …

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