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Sunday, February 29, 2004

February 26, 2004
PALESTINIAN-BORN AMERICAN CITIZEN MAAD ABU-GHAZALAH, WHO IS RUNNING IN THE MARCH 2ND PRIMARY FOR A CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN CALIFORNIA, SAID HE HOPES TO SEE A MUSLIM AMERICAN PRESIDENT BY 2020. HIS PLATFORM CALLS FOR BRINGING HOME THE U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ AND REPEALING THE PATRIOT ACT. (ISLAMONLINE.COM, 2/25/04)

February 25, 2004
SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER FAROUQ AL-SHARA SAID: 'THE U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY, WHO ACCUSED SYRIA OF ALLOWING FIGHTERS TO INFILTRATE TO IRAQ, IS IN BIG TROUBLE.' (AL-LIWAA, JORDAN, 2/25/04)

ISLAM HAS BECOME THE SECOND LARGEST RELIGION IN SWITZERLAND. OFFICIAL STATISTICS INDICATE THAT THE NUMBER OF MUSLIMS THERE HAS EXCEEDED 300,000. (INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC NEWS AGENCY, SAUDI ARABIA, 2/15-21/04)

ACCORDING TO THE SAUDI EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC, 10,717 AMERICANS WERE GRANTED SAUDI VISAS THIS YEAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING HAJJ. (EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA IN WASHINGTON DC, 2/23/04)