Islam

Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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Fargo-Area Muslims Speak of Fears, Feelings of Self-Consciousness

September 11, 2006

Source: Bismark Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2006/09/11/news/state/120611.txt

On September 11, 2006 the Bismark Tribune reported, "Mohamed Fakhr quit praying at airports following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The North Dakota State University researcher says he made that decision so other people won't be scared. Five years ago, Fargo-Moorhead's Muslim community felt the...

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"We Are Brooklyn": One Muslim, One Jew, One Community

September 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0911/p12s01-ussc.html

On September 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the aftermath of 9/11, Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn had the potential to become a powder keg. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Jews and Muslims living together, the city's largest mosque and its largest Orthodox synagogue sit just three blocks apart. Dozens of FBI agents and immigration officials...

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Toledo Muslims "Good Citizens and Good Neighbors"

September 10, 2006

Source: Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/NEWS28/60908069

On September 10, 2006 the Toledo Blade reported, "Local Muslims are still feeling the repercussions from the World Trade Center’s collapse, fearing that they have a long way to go to overcome ignorance and stereotypes about their faith. 'I don’t think people understand Islam,' said Najwa Badawi of Toledo. 'They listen to talk-show hosts...

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Sikhs in Stockton Seek Civic Engagement Post-9/11

September 10, 2006

Source: RecordNet.com

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/SPECIALSECTIONS98/609100324/1001/NEWS01

On September 10, 2006 RecordNet.com reported, "To some, their long beards and colorful turbans illicit thoughts of Taliban and al-Qaida jihadists bent on destroying the United States. But members of San Joaquin County's thriving Sikh community say they are Indian, with a religion far different from...

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Yakima Muslims Wary in Post-9/11 Climate

September 10, 2006

Source: Yakima Herald Republic

http://yakimaherald.com/page/dis/297409116285787

On September 10, 2006 the Yakima Herald Republic reported, "When a Yakima Herald-Republic reporter approached a group of local Muslims to ask them how the community has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, their actions said it all.

Realizing they might be quoted in the newspaper, they recoiled at having their names published.

One grabbed the reporter's notebook and scribbled...

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In Leicestershire, an Interfaith Cricket Match with Hindu and Jewish Umpires, Muslim and Christian Players

September 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5332070.stm

On September 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "An inter-faith cricket match is being held in Leicestershire to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Local Christian clergy and Muslim imams will play each other in a Twenty20 cricket match at Grace Road, home of cup winners Leicestershire.

In addition to the Christians and Muslims on the pitch, the match...

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After Post-9/11 Decline, Muslim Immigration Now on the Increase

September 10, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/10/nyregion/10muslims.html?_r=2&ref=todayspap&oref=slogin

On September 10, 2006 The New York Times reported, "America’s newest Muslims arrive in the afternoon crunch at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Their planes land from Dubai, Casablanca and Karachi. They stand in line, clasping documents. They emerge, sometimes hours later, steering their carts toward a flock...

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Boston Muslims Navigate the Religious-Secular Divide

September 10, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/10/proud_to_be_both_muslim_and_american/

On September 10, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Many of the suspected perpetrators of last year's London transit bombings have a similar profile: they are young, native-born Muslims of Pakistani descent. Some of those accused last month of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners also share those characteristics...

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Documentary Film, "Ties that Bind," Highlights Women's Interfaith Connections; Screenings Bring Together Diverse Audiences Across the U.S.

September 10, 2006

Source: CBS2Chicago

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_253213829.html

On September 10, 2006 CBS2Chicago reported, "In the days and years following 9/11, many in the Muslim community found themselves on the attack. As CBS 2’s Joanie Lum reports, Muslims gathered on the eve of the 5th anniversary to share their experiences now documented in a new movie. Seven Chicago women from different religious and ethnic backgrounds use a ball of yarn to...

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Religion in the Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities - and Respect

September 9, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer/ Orange County Register

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/living/religion/15477263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "Attorneys Richard Streza, Dave Brown and Tim Voorhees, partners at Brown and Streza LLP in Irvine, Calif., hold weekly Bible study in the office. Farmers Insurance broker Belal Dalati has a sign of Allah on his Anaheim office wall and pauses from work five times a day to pray....

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In Cincinnati, Diverse Responses and Dialogue Mark 9/11

September 9, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060909/NEWS01/609090365/1056

On September 9, 2006 the The Enquirer reported, "Five years ago on Sept. 11, 100 people were at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church at noon after just a few phone calls. That night, more than 350 gathered for prayer after seeing a sign in the church yard. The church, 8000 Miami Ave., has been opening its doors every year on the...

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After Bombing Attacks at a Malegaon Mosque, Rising Anger and Division

September 9, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5330832.stm

On September 9, 2006 BBC News reported, "The BBC's Zubair Ahmed visits the town of Malegaon in India a day after it was hit by bomb attacks to find residents seething with anger. 'What goes around comes around,' said a local police officer. The tongue-in-cheek remark was meant to be an off-the-record comment. But that just summed up the reputation of Malegaon, a dusty town of 700,000 people, two-...

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Nurturing an "American Brand of Islam" with Community Outreach

September 9, 2006

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDImZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY5ODk5NDEmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXky

On September 9, 2006 The Record reported, "It was in many ways a typical day at a New Jersey soup kitchen. Members of a suburban religious congregation arrived one morning last month in cars and SUVs, entered the church hall through the...

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